Mental Floss Magazine - Where Knowledge Junkies Get Their Fix

Mental Floss Magazine - Where Knowledge Junkies Get Their Fix

A year long subscription to this gem is the ultimate gift for the person who has everything. It's full of neat and smart information not known to the common man. I tear into it when it arrives in the mail, but then again, I'm easily amused. The only bad thing? A year long subscription is 6 issues and a little pricy, so you can imagine my excitement when it's sitting in my mailbox.

  • Wonder Rotunda is a widely-popular educational game for kids. The game is entirely web-based, and gives children a chance to learn while having fun.

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  • don't wait until you reach your destination to buy a map! Plan ahead with one of these great maps from PBS travel guru Rick Steves'. The bonus with these maps is that they show the sites that correspond with his great travel g... don't wait until you reach your destination to buy a map! Plan ahead with one of these great maps from PBS travel guru Rick Steves'. The bonus with these maps is that they show the sites that correspond with his great travel guide books.

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  • if you have never packed using packing cubes before, this is a great set to start with. I was amazed at how easy it was to keep things neat and orderly despite frequent overnight stops. Very efficient!

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  • a wonderful primer for your next trip - chances are your destination is at least touched on in one or more episodes of Rick Steves' Public Television series. His "Europe through the Back Door" series focuses on leaving the tour... a wonderful primer for your next trip - chances are your destination is at least touched on in one or more episodes of Rick Steves' Public Television series. His "Europe through the Back Door" series focuses on leaving the tourist traps behind and getting a feel for the culture and local experience. I highly recommend all of his travel books, too!

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  • a great companion for traveling in Europe. Rick Steves' books are well known for their no-nonsense approach to travel and making the most of the time you have in a country.

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  • Since graduating college, I feel like my knowledge is slowly falling out of my head. These books solve that problem! There one page wikipedia esq histories of different people and events.

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  • Do yourself a favor and read the declaration of independence. Its a short read. Know your rights as an individual and a nation. This historical declaration informs the people of how to keep your government in check and what the go... Do yourself a favor and read the declaration of independence. Its a short read. Know your rights as an individual and a nation. This historical declaration informs the people of how to keep your government in check and what the gov't should and SHOULD NOT do. Pay close attention to how many violations of the people's rights (as indicated in the declaration) have been in practice under the current administration. Uh oh. Sound familiar. History does repeat itself. So get out in vote. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjALf12PAWc

  • iTunes U delivers easy, 24/7 access to educational content from hundreds of top colleges, universities, and educationally focused organizations across the country. And it’s accessible to anyone with a Mac or PC.--that's cool!

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  • There is no ink in this pen... and yet it writes, on almost any piece of paper, and won't smudge. It's a fully metal nib, so you can show off to your friends how you can write upsidedown and it will never dry out!

  • I was terrible in Geography class but this would of made things a lot more fun! I never knew how big the world really was growing up! I would of loved to know more!

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  • Based on the award-winning play, the movie was made with the entire original cast, including some recognizable veteran faces from film like Richard Griffiths and Frances de la Tour. The words are the thing in this movie, and they ... Based on the award-winning play, the movie was made with the entire original cast, including some recognizable veteran faces from film like Richard Griffiths and Frances de la Tour. The words are the thing in this movie, and they fly fast and furious at times. It's funny, fresh, original with surprising depths and sparse, but moving character sketches..

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  • Seven years ago MIT did something extraordinary and if you haven't heard about it you really should. And you should tell everyone you know. They put the majority of their audio, visual and class lecture coursework online. Free.... Seven years ago MIT did something extraordinary and if you haven't heard about it you really should. And you should tell everyone you know. They put the majority of their audio, visual and class lecture coursework online. Free. For all of us to use. Yes, the same information their students get in class, now direct to our home computers to use as a resource, reference and for personal and professional enrichment. Why? Well read farther down for a message from the President. The courses cover everything from Architecture to Music to Women's Studies. It's a virtual treasure trove that can be utilized by almost every field. So enjoy and poke around the site. I think it's one of the greatest gifts available online. And free, to boot. Oh, and they have a companion site geared to high school students. ___________________ From the President: full text: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2001/ocw.html "As president of MIT, I have come to expect top-level innovative and intellectually entrepreneurial ideas from the MIT community. When we established the Council on Educational Technology at MIT, we charged a sub-group with coming up with a project that reached beyond our campus classrooms. "I have to tell you that we went into this expecting that something creative, cutting-edge and challenging would emerge. And, frankly, we also expected that it would be something based on a revenue-producing model -- a project or program that took into account the power of the Internet and its potential for new applications in education. "OpenCourseWare is not exactly what I had expected. It is not what many people may have expected. But it is typical of our faculty to come up with something as bold and innovative as this, " President Vest commented. "OpenCourseWare looks counter-intuitive in a market driven world. It goes against the grain of current material values. But it really is consistent with what I believe is the best about MIT. It is innovative. It expresses our belief in the way education can be advanced -- by constantly widening access to information and by inspiring others to participate," said President Vest. "Simply put, OpenCourseWare is a natural marriage of American higher education and the capabilities of the World Wide Web," he said.

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  • "his breezy narrative comes from the pen of a veteran journalist and economics reporter. Rather than telling a new story, she tells an old one (scarcely lacking for historians) in a fresh way. Shlaes brings to the tale an emphasis... "his breezy narrative comes from the pen of a veteran journalist and economics reporter. Rather than telling a new story, she tells an old one (scarcely lacking for historians) in a fresh way. Shlaes brings to the tale an emphasis on economic realities and consequences, especially when seen from the perspective of monetarist theory, and a focus on particular individuals and events, both celebrated and forgotten (at least relatively so). Thus the spotlight plays not only on Andrew Mellon, Wendell Wilkie and Rexford Tugwell but also on Father Divine and the Schechter brothers—kosher butcher wholesalers prosecuted by the federal National Recovery Administration for selling "sick chickens." As befits a former writer for the Wall Street Journal, Shlaes is sensitive to the dangers of government intervention in the economy—but also to the danger of the government's not intervening. In her telling, policymakers of the 1920s weren't so incompetent as they're often made out to be—everyone in the 1930s was floundering and all made errors—and WWII, not the New Deal, ended the Depression."

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  • This old-fashioned fold-out ruler does more than measure inches & meters, it also measures 2000 years of history. Super clever from 0–1999, with keywords and eras on one side and specific occurrences on the other. For history buff... This old-fashioned fold-out ruler does more than measure inches & meters, it also measures 2000 years of history. Super clever from 0–1999, with keywords and eras on one side and specific occurrences on the other. For history buffs and date-forgetters alike!

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  • Free university course material from The Open University. Everything is published under a Creative Commons licence so it's free to use and reuse. View the topics available through the LearningSpace link.

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