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Christmas Projects – a Few of My Favorite Things

It is not even Christmas yet and I’m already making a list of things I am going to do again next year.   This year I hosted a Handmade Holiday Craft Weekend, two actually.  One at the beach and one in Federal Way.  I’m definitely doing this again.  Totally got me in the holiday spirit and gave me an opportunity to share it with fun ladies before the things become hectic.

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Art Makes You Smart

FOR many education advocates, the arts are a panacea: They supposedly increase test scores, generate social responsibility and turn around failing schools. Most of the supporting evidence, though, does little more than establish correlations between exposure to the arts and certain outcomes. Research that demonstrates a causal relationship has been virtually nonexistent.
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Facebook Cools Off

Waste looks like the pile of plastic, Styrofoam, and cardboard that your tiny new earphones came in. It looks like plastic bottles overflowing in the waste bin beside a water fountain. It looks like a Hummer occupied by a single person. But few people think about waste when they post kitty photos on Facebook. The clusters of computers at data centers that power websites live far away from the people who use them. As a result, the energy they consume remains out of sight and out of mind.
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