Visual Thought of the Day #49

  “These are the missing practical arguments: safeguarding the Earth from otherwise inevitable catastrophic impacts and hedging our bets on the many other threats, known and unknown, to the environment that sustains us. Without these arguments, a compelling case for sending humans to Mars and elsewhere might be lacking, But with them—and the buttressing arguments […]

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Sexism in Schools and the Workplace

Realising that you’re officially at a point in your career where wading through sexist nonsense is going to become more of a requirement is not an easy realisation to come to. The other day a man in the workplace, who’s position is senior to mine, said, in all seriousness, that a woman’s place is at […]

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Visual Thought of the Day #48

“She entered the story knowing she would emerge from it feeling she had been immersed in the lives of others, in plots that stretched back twenty years, her body full of sentences and moments, as if awaking from sleep with a heaviness caused by unremembered dreams.” ~ Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient.

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The Importance of Online Anonymity

The topic of people who post under pseudonyms, or as “Anonymous” or “Guest,” online continues to cause widespread debates in certain social circles and online communities. The Arguments Against Online Anonymity Cyberbullying is a major issue in a lot of people’s lives, and in some cases can effect people even if they are not active […]

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Visual Thought of the Day #47

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” ~ T. E. Lawrence

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The Frustration of Hunting for Health Info Online

If you are a female on Facebook who nonchalantly displays their gender, you are probably one of thousands of women online who have seen these adverts on Facebook. This particular advert links to a page with the following format. Knowing what complete nonsense the majority of these products are, but being shamelessly curious to find […]

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Visual Thought of the Day #46

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

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If SEO isn’t dead, perhaps it’s time for it to die

As much as I hate to rehash this tired theme, I think it’s worth discussing in light of a recent change I’ve undergone in my personal and professional opinions. Initially I was just going to blog about the death of link buying. Although this is no longer the focus of this post, it most certainly […]

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Visual Thought of the Day #45

“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.” ~ John Ed Pearce

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The Time Person of the Year – The Protester

The Time Person the Year for 2011 was recently announced to be The Protester. The linked article outlines some facts on the various protests around the world that certainly paint 2011 as the year of protests. I appreciate the symbolism of their choice and find it especially relevant for 2011. It is good to acknowledge […]

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