"Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making"
rothkopf book cover"Superclass" provides the first in-depth examination of the connections between the global communities of leaders who are at the helm of every major enterprise on the planet and control its greatest wealth. It is an unprecedented examination of the trends within the superclass, which are likely to alter our politics, our institutions, and the shape of the world in which we live. Rothkopf is also the
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The Future of Religious Trends
In this last part of the interview to Dr. Brekus she refers to the possible religious trends in the future. Although she does not refer to a "future prediction" she talks about some possible changes.
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The Transcontinental Railroad- Laying the Tracks
This video is about how the  tracks for the Transcontinental Railroad were laid, how one section still holds the record for fastest track laying, and how all the rapid growth had both positive and negative consequences. Compares to landing on Mars.
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Social Networking: Joining a Ning
This is a step by step tutorial on how to join a social networking site called a Ning. In this tutorial you will learn how to create your own account by inputting personal information.  A Ning is a way for people with similiar interests to interact and is good to use when working on projects.
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Utopia - The Perfect World
This video talks about what Utopia is and references Thomas More.

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Biography: Albert Einstein, Part 1
There are six parts to this series. This five minute video shows his life with photos. It explores his married life and first wife. Video does mention his marrying his cousin. His sons are shown and their problems explained. The video ends with his becoming famous and the first super star of the scientific world at that time.
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Teaching a Child Not to Bite
This short video addresses strategies for teaching a toddler not to bite. Some of the ones mentioned are: consistency, not giving the child too much attention, keeping a close eye on the behavior, and consulting a physician.  (02:19)

   


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How To Communicate Your Strengths in a Job Interview
This video provides suggestions for highlighting strengths in job interviews such as relating strengths to job requirements, giving concrete examples of attributes, and turning negatives into positives.
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Digital Construction: Automated Design and Construction Experiments Using Customised On-Site Digital
This paper presents a currently on-going research trajectory, investigating integrated design and build work-fl ows using generative design strategies and custom built fabrication devices. The aim of the research, which is being developed through a series of experiments and workshops, is to explore scenarios in which these work-flows can produce emergent architectural structures which are highly adapted towards the intended performance within their specifi c context and site. The research has pr
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Mercury Exploration
Mercury is the innermost and smallest planet in the Solar System, orbiting the Sun once every 87.969 days. The orbit of Mercury has the highest eccentricity of all the Solar System planets, and it has the smallest axial tilt.
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The Leveson Inquiry: Theres a bargain to be struck over media freedom and regulation
In this policy brief, former Managing Editor of The Times George Brock assesses the Leveson Inquiry and advocates strengthened legal defences for public interest journalism and incentives for non-statutory regulation. The Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practice, and ethics of the British press was triggered when the full scale of the phone-hacking scandal became clear in July 2011 and closed the News of the World. But the inquiry has gone much wider than that, hearing evidence about accuracy
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Least Common Multiple
The instructor in the video walks you through several examples of figuring out the least common multiple of two nunmbers on a chalkboard.
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Acts Leading to American Revolutionary War
This two minute podcast explains the Acts that led to the American Revolutionary War. The images are incorrect as a whole, but the four major factors are explained. A good overview, but lacks depth and an effort to explain why the British took such actions.
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How to Write a Decimal as a Percent
In this video learn how to write a decimal as a percent by multiplying the number by 100 and moving the decimal point two places to the right. A math tutor calculates percentages from fractions and decimals on a chalkboard.

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C++ Console Lesson 27: Switch Statements
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This C++ video tutorial explains how to use switch statements in C++ The main reasons for using a switch include improving clarity, by reducing otherwise repetitive coding, and (if the heuristics permit), offering the potential of faster execution through compiler optimization.

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Trapezoid Midsegment
This video explains how a midsegment of a trapezoid is the line segment connecting the midpoints of the two non-parallel sides of a trapezoid. A trapezoid midsegment is parallel to the set of parallel lines in a trapezoid and is equal to the average of the lengths of the bases. A trapezoid midsegment is related to a triangle midsegment given that both of their lengths are proportional to the bases. (2:51)
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Neitzsche value 3 of 6

Giants of Philosophy video. Video continues with Neitzsche’s discussion of human life and its separation of nature.  He says they are grown together, and man is holy nature.  Neitzsche reinterprets our human nature in entirely naturalistic terms.  He wants to dispel the idea that we were created by God in his image and to draw attention instead to the conditions in life in which human life was really developed.   He does not th
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Part 7
This is an audio book of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.  The text is shown while it is being read.  This is Part 7.

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Argument Essay Writing 1 (4 of 4)
The last part of our lesson on writing an argument essay.  This video discusses the concluding paragraph. (7:22)
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21L.448J Darwin and Design (MIT)
Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our mind. This course covers social development, social behaviour, social cognition and social neuroscience, in both human and non-human social animals. Topics include altruism, empathy, communication, theory of mind, aggression, power, groups, mating, and morality. Methods include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology and anthropology.

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