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May 2017 Blog Posts (5)

My son's gambling addiction with a "sure-fire" roulette system is ruining his life

winning roulette system

My 27-year-old son is depressed and in the habit of gambling. His manual-labor job seems to get him down and he feels worthless as in our family both parents are graduates, as is his younger sister – he feels the only way out of his "inadequacy" is going to the bookies so that "one day" he will win enough so as…

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Added by Tom Heller on May 29, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

So I accidentally blew up on Twitter last week.

National Teacher Day was May 9th, and I wanted to recognize that in a small way. I had a graphic that I created for a previous Twitter Chat, so I opened it back up, changed the top, and posted it with two small sentences and hash tagged it with #NationalTeachersDay. I tagged my usual tribe in the graphic so they would re-tweet it for me; they’re awesome like that. After that, I went about my day.…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on May 17, 2017 at 11:33am — No Comments

Upgrade Your Professional Career With Online University Degree Courses

Here’s what you can see if you give a closer look around you: People are getting chances to work in IT sectors without having any background education in technical domain. Working professionals are taking opportunities to complete full-time MBA courses without having to quit their jobs and investing much of their time and money. Single mothers are taking decisions to continue their studies they had to put an end to fulfill family responsibilities. Near-retirement adults are coming up with…

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Added by Mark William on May 12, 2017 at 2:39am — No Comments

What I've learned from tiny little dictators

These North Korean officers are standing there proudly and why shouldn't they? They're wearing enough bling on their uniforms to set off metal detectors.

If you notice along the side of my blog, I've got some micro-credentials: Google, Microsoft, CommonSense, etc. I'm proud of the work I've done to earn…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on May 10, 2017 at 8:37am — No Comments

iPad as a Teacher-Student Mediator

Is there a modern classroom without a sign of technology in it? We’re seeing tablets and smartphones all over the place. The iPad changed the world of education. At first, it introduced subtle changes: students were using it to take notes and access online sources through the tablet. In a short period of time,…

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Added by Chris Richardson on May 3, 2017 at 6:05am — No Comments

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