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Today’s funny spark:


into the dragon’s den

Today’s healthy spark:

I just signed up for my very first half-marathon coming in August. I am trying not to get intimated by the whole training process and actual race.


Any advice?


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Today’s healthy spark:


hoop dreams

Today’s inspirational spark:

“Eddie the sea otter plays basketball to exercise his arthritic elbows.”







Something New to Learn

There are a variety of ways to learn something new.  Reading, discussions, and workshops are just a few examples.  Given our technological advances, more and more people are turning to / experimenting with online videos as another method for teaching and learning.  The Khan Academy is a one-man university of sorts online.  There is now a whole non-profit team behind the project, and the number of videos and teaching endeavors is expanding.


Some of his tutorials may be useful to you.  The main website is at homepage says”With a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, we’re on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.”  What’s great, too, is that the whole video selection is free to viewers.


CNN posted a piece about the Khan Academy today as well:

Free learning videos go viral

By Salman Khan, Special to CNN
July 24, 2011 9:30 a.m. EDT

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