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2.6 Mind mapping

The term mind mapping was devised by Tony Buzan for the representation of such things as ideas, notes and information, in radial tree diagrams — sometimes also called spider diagrams. These are now very widely used — try a web search on ‘Buzan’, ‘mind map’ or ‘concept map’.

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1.7 Summary of Section 1.2

  1. There is a need for a certain level of daily energy intake to allow the body to maintain its BMR, and to carry out work.

  2. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the chemical currency of energy used by the body and is produced from the metabolism of food.

  3. The body mass index or BMI indicates whether an adult is a healthy weight for their height.

  4. Inadequate nutrition is a huge problem globally. Anorexia nervosa is one examp
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Introduction

This unit shows how partial differential equations can be used to model phenomena such as waves and heat transfer. The prerequisite requirements to gain full advantage from this unit are an understanding of ordinary differential equations and basic familiarity with partial differential equations.

This study unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course MST209 Mathematical methods and models, which is no longer taught by the University. If you want to study formally w
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Incompetent Male Leaders: The Case for Talent Over Gender
In his new book, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, the chief talent scientist at Manpower Group, examines myths about masculine management and explains why we need to value competence over confidence.
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Two released Guantanamo prisoners raise a cheer in Montevideo
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Two of six long-term Guantanamo detainees released to Uruguay on December 8, have been seen in Montevideo, where they are now being resettled as free men. Syrian, Omar Mahmoud Faraj and Adel bin Muhammas el Ouerghi from Tunisia appeared at their balcony where they toasted a Reuters photographer snapping their picture. Rough Cut (no reporter narration) More from Syria: http://smarturl.it/SyriaAttack Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe R
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17.148 Political Economy of Globalization (MIT)
This is a graduate seminar for students who already have some familiarity with issues in political economy and/or European politics. The objective is to examine the ways in which changes in the international economy and the regimes that regulate it interact with domestic politics, policy-making, and the institutional structures of the political economy in industrialized democracies.
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Britons imported wheat before farming it
Full Story: http://bit.ly/1wucJ1x The discovery of DNA in the southern part of the UK from what appears to be ancient wheat flour hints at a trade in what would have been a prestigious food
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Toutes les facettes de la gamification...
Serious games en médecine et santé (SeGaMed 2015)

SeGaMed est un lieu d’expression unique consacré au jeu sérieux en médecine et en santé. SeGaMed est un carrefour de rencontre et d’échange pour la communauté d’acteurs du jeu sérieux spécialisé santé : développeurs, porteurs de ...
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Introduction

This unit looks at human healthcare concentrating on the life sciences sector. You will see the historical development of the pharmaceutical industry and examine the relevant management strategies used.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Strategic management in life sciences and healthcare (BS811) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this
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What's at stake: Strait of Hormuz by the numbers
Jan. 5 - With millions of barrels of oil and oil product flowing through the Strait of Hormuz every day, Iran's threat to shut down traffic could have a big impact on world trade.
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6.2 Political skills

A project manager will encounter politics – the struggle to acquire and maintain power – on a daily basis, as he or she competes to secure resources and support for their project. This is inevitable, given the probable diversity of backgrounds and expectations of those with an interest in the project. Political skills will be necessary to make deals and resolve conflicts with stakeholders, over whom project managers may have little formal authority. Managing the following aspects needs to
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References

Avramides, A. (1997) ‘Intention and Convention’, in C. Wright and B. Hale (eds) A Companion to the Philosophy of Language, Oxford, Blackwell.
Blackburn, S. (1984) Spreading the Word: Groundings in the Philosophy of Language, Oxford, Clarendon Press.
Carroll, L.(1893) ‘Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there’, in Alice’s Adventures in Won
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Wisdom of Elders
Can you think of a story from a grandparent or great-grandparent that has been passed down in your family?  For some, time and distance make it hard to learn from our elders.  That’s why a special immersion program here at Vanderbilt is so significant.  
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2 A 4.6 billion-year history

Climate change is a natural process of warming and cooling that has occurred all through the Earth's history. Throughout geological time there have been ‘hot-house’ periods and ice ages. In order to understand the current situation, it is necessary to have some sense of context and perspective, from historical and geological time-scales. The document below shows a chart showing a generalised temperature history of the Earth.

Click on the link below to see the chart


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Concerns of Biometrics

Video link (see supported sites below). Please use the original link, not the shortcut, e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcde

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'Visual' French; In the City, #3 (Dans la Ville)
This very brief video features vocabulary words related to the city. The words are spoken in French, once, while the words appear at the bottom of the screen. Each word is accompanied by appropriate images. Suitable for all beginning learners of French.
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3.3 The investigation

The investigation took three years to complete, although critical evidence emerged within weeks of the accident.

Some possibilities could be ruled out immediately. For example, there were rumours of supernatural forces at work that night, but very little solid evidence of the ‘Mothman’ emerged, either there or anywhere else. The Mothman was a demon purportedly haunting the bridge, which has supposedly appeared as a portent of similar disasters around the world. Such stories would ha
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17.03 Introduction to Political Thought (MIT)
This course examines major texts in the history of political thought and the questions they raise about the design of the political and social order. It considers the ways in which thinkers have responded to the particular political problems of their day, and the ways in which they contribute to a broader conversation about human goods and needs, justice, democracy, and the proper relationship of the individual to the state. One aim will be to understand the strengths and weaknesses of various r
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References

Beck, U. (2000) The Brave New World of Work, Cambridge, Polity Press.
Bonacich, E. and Appelbaum, R. (2000) Behind the Label: Inequality in the Los Angeles Apparel Industry, Los Angeles, University of California Press.
Borenstein, S. and Saloner, G. (2001) ‘Economics and electronic commerce’, Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 3–12
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Juan Gris's The Man at the Café
Juan Gris's <em>The Man at the Café</em>

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