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~ Etiquette; Or, A Guide To The Usages of Society, by Count Alfred D’Orsay, 1843

True that

questionableadvice:

~ Etiquette; Or, A Guide To The Usages of Society, by Count Alfred D’Orsay, 1843

True that

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

Jane Austen

And science supports this!

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SSDT - Pre and Post Deploy Script Markers And Flava Flav

SSDT – Pre and Post Deploy Script Markers And Flava Flav

I admit, this post is primarily to provide a place for me to copy and paste my own code, but it’s so sweet I figured some of you other SQL Server Data Tool Users might find it handy.

When troubleshooting the generated deployment scripts I’ve always added a PRINT statement to indicate the beginning and ending of the pre and post deploy section. But, a post by SSDT kingpin Jamie Thompsonmade my…

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meladoodle:

BREAKING NEWS: more shark attacks during shark week because they all think we’re saying ‘shark weak’ and it upsets them

daleksanddemonsandwalkersohhmy:

rollership:

let the inter-species games begin!

i like how in the second one 6 fucking tigers are all trying to play tug-o-war with humans its like they have been looking forward to playing tug-o-war just as much as the humans have

bestnatesmithever:

linettiperetti:

Did you like Marty McFly?

Kroll Show Season 2 - Episode 1: “Cake Train”

This is a good point. It wasn’t like Marty was a great science student or something. Whatevs…that movie is flawless.

theatlantic:

Athletes Are More Likely to Finish High School Than Non-Athletes

What does it take to get a kid to stay in school and graduate? Sometimes motivation is highly external: New York City has experimented with paying students when they get good grades. Sometimes it’s highly internal: Angela Duckworth’s research focuses on how personality traits like “grit” and perseverance help students persist through hardships at school. Both of these extremes are elusive and hard to implement: Not every city has a wealthy mayor who wants to help bankroll a student-payment system. Not every child has “grit”—and researchers don’t really know how to teach it.
A new study from the University of Kansas suggests that there’s a simpler, more universal way to motivate students: Give them a reason to come to school—even if that reason has nothing to do with academics. 
Read more. [Image: Gerald Herbert/AP Photo]

theatlantic:

Athletes Are More Likely to Finish High School Than Non-Athletes

What does it take to get a kid to stay in school and graduate? Sometimes motivation is highly external: New York City has experimented with paying students when they get good grades. Sometimes it’s highly internal: Angela Duckworth’s research focuses on how personality traits like “grit” and perseverance help students persist through hardships at school. Both of these extremes are elusive and hard to implement: Not every city has a wealthy mayor who wants to help bankroll a student-payment system. Not every child has “grit”—and researchers don’t really know how to teach it.

A new study from the University of Kansas suggests that there’s a simpler, more universal way to motivate students: Give them a reason to come to school—even if that reason has nothing to do with academics.

Read more. [Image: Gerald Herbert/AP Photo]

thekidshouldseethis:

What makes up a comet? Professor Mark Miodownik mixes the makings of one together with comedians Dara Ó Briain and Mark Steel in this episode from Dara Ó Briain’s Science Club.

Next: watch a timelapse of Comet Lovejoy or see this related infographic: What’s the Difference Between a Comet, Asteroid and Meteor?