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12/12/2018

Why it matters: Zippo is alight with smarts on this one. Finding out that 75% of people like hearing the trademark click of one of its lighters being opened, they trademarked the sound.

Wonder if that'll ignite any rights wars. 

12/12/2018

Why it matters: We all have skin-in-the-game when it comes to the quality of our education system. I live in an urban area and my kids attend the neighborhood elementary school. They love it and I think they are getting a fantastic education. However, whether they are located in urban, suburban or rural areas, great schools don't happen on accident. They are the result of an alchemy that includes teachers, administrators, students, parents and budgets.

There are lots of educators and parents among the WYWW readership, so I want to hear from you. Please take the poll below and let me know which factor you think makes the MOST impact on the success of a school.

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The Atlantic
12/12/2018

"I'm sorry George Washington has passed away. He was a great man, all differences aside.
I'm sorry every ounce of political clout you ever had evaporated when he died."

That's just a snippet of a rap battle between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton that didn't make the cut, but was released this morning by Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda. It's quite a bit of salt in the wound for the protagonist, who was gifted with the quill but couldn't prevent the downfall of his political career.

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Broadway World
12/12/2018

This is just bizarre. Taylor Swift probably deals with loads of stalkers, but how does knowing they are at a kiosk at one of her concerts help protect her unless the cops are there to arrest the stalkers on the spot?

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Quartz
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Taylor Swift
12/12/2018

But it still fell short of the amount researchers say is needed to eliminate TB by 2030. If only all the smart people in the tech world would come up with a way to make it easier for people to donate to good causes. Oh, wait...

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Nature (free content)
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Tuberculosis, TB
12/12/2018

The two best things about this charitable feature is that it isn't tied to any individual crisis or event and Google is covering 100% of the transaction and disbursement costs. Awesome.

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TechCrunch
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Google, Play Store
12/12/2018

And by "artificial," I mean human. This story is hilarious because some people are so hungry for the latest and greatest technology that they apparently suspend disbelief and don't trust their own eyes. I mean, look at the top photo in the story ... you can see the human's neck!

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The Guardian (London)
12/12/2018

...because these ants are marching. Fast. Like 200 miles per hour kind of fast.

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ValueWalk
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Dave Matthews
12/12/2018

If you're aiming for a spot on a corporate board, it's important to think about what kind of experience you bring to the table and how you can showcase your value, says Lauren Zalaznick, who is a director at two public companies. Also, reach out to your network of personal contacts, and look for ways to demonstrate your curiosity.

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Fast Company online
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Lauren Zalaznick
12/12/2018

Becoming comfortable with different business functions and being willing to take on risk can aid your career as you head for the C-suite, experts say. Building a strong succession pipeline at your current level is vital, says Carol Lavin Bernick, CEO of Polished Nickel Capital Management and former executive chairman of Alberto-Culver, which was sold to Unilever in 2011.

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Fast Company online