Inspired by the red stuff – hic! … #redwine #wine #phd

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This pie chart adapted from the work of Zoe Sadokierski, PhD: 

http://zoesadokierski.blogspot.com/ (I don’t poach pears).

‘Rap teacher’ uses hip-hop to teach kids in algebra

During a recent class, Queen dons dark shades, sets his laptop to play a driving hip-hop beat and starts rapping about solving equations as he grooves up and down the aisles.

“Let’s talk about slope intercept.

I don’t mind if you interject,

Just don’t disrespect.

I say, you have a question for me?

What’s y equals mx + b?”
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-06-18-rapping-teacher_N.htm?csp=3…:+usatoday-NewsTopStories+(News+-+Top+Stories)

Just another blip on the map? Episodic waves of financial crises over the past 200+ years

Attached is a diagram depicting the number of countries (unweighted) that have defaulted on external debt over the past 200+ years. This is taken from a book by Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff, This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly.

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