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Information retention after reading non-fiction
  • No need to beat yourself up, just make simple changes to improve. Write a one paragraph summary for yourself after each chapter, or list key points you want to remember. The next day, review it and take 10 minutes to think about how that chapter applies to your life or other things you've read.

    Once you've finished the book, rewrite & combine your notes into one or two pages and flip back through the book to find a quote or two that stands out to you. Then set a reminder on your calendar one month in the future to review your summary page.

    Note-taking, rewriting notes, and spaced repetition are all proven study techniques. It's a little extra time, but it's nothing compared to the time you're spending reading, and it'll make a big difference in how well you remember your takeaways from it.

  • Movies and TV Shows @lemm.ee ElfWord @lemmy.world

    Kevin Costner On 'Horizon: An American Saga' And 'Yellowstone' Exit

    deadline.com Kevin Costner Reveals The Epic Journey Of His Cannes Western ‘Horizon’ And Has His Say On ‘Yellowstone’ Rancor

    Kevin Costner puts his cards on the table to get his passion project Horizon: An American Saga, made while a range war roils the Yellowstone ranch.

    Kevin Costner Reveals The Epic Journey Of His Cannes Western ‘Horizon’ And Has His Say On ‘Yellowstone’ Rancor
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    www.wbur.org Gov. Healey focuses on housing, education in State of the Commonwealth address

    The speech, delivered Wednesday evening, bounced between hailing the accomplishments of her first year and setting the agenda for her second, and was laden with specific figures and pitches for new legislation.

    Gov. Healey focuses on housing, education in State of the Commonwealth address
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    Race-car simulator arcade and bar gets approval for Seaport location

    www.universalhub.com Place that would let you simulate zooming around a race track with a real beer wins approval for Seaport location

    The Boston Licensing Board today approved a liquor license for the proposed F1 Arcade at 87 Pier 4 Blvd., which will feature 69 F1 race-car simulators and, of course, a full-service bar. Read more.

    Place that would let you simulate zooming around a race track with a real beer wins approval for Seaport location
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    Television @lemmy.world ElfWord @lemmy.world
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    Fallout TV series first look: it's 'dramatic and dark' but with 'a little bit of a wink,' says Todd Howard
  • Looks cool. I'm most concerned about the tone of the show; the games are filled with absurd, exaggerated, and cartoonish elements that work well in that medium, but might come across as unbearably cheesy in live action.

    No reason not to give it a shot though. 🤞

  • www.404media.co Cops Sneak Onto Man’s Property, Confiscate Surveillance Camera Without a Warrant

    Game wardens "put on full camouflage outfits" to sneak onto a Virginia hunter's property and confiscated his camera. Now, he's challenging a legal framework called the "Open Fields Doctrine" that let them do it.

    Cops Sneak Onto Man’s Property, Confiscate Surveillance Camera Without a Warrant

    “We’re challenging the Open Fields Doctrine altogether,” Gay said. “One of the things that’s surprising to people is that the Open Fields Doctrine applies to land you’re living on, that you’re using to spend time with your family, to have conversations with your wife, to play with your children. It’s the kinds of places where you expect privacy, and you’d expect that you’d have the power to keep out unwanted intruders, but the way that the government applies the doctrine is that it only extends to the small area around your house called the ‘curtilage,’ not all the space you’re using on a day-to-day basis.”

    Gay and Highlander are challenging that in their court case, in part because the camera in this case was located on property that Highlander and his family live on.

    “These game wardens and other officials can kind of go onto most land whenever they want, for whatever reason they want, and they don’t have to get a warrant, and there’s no neutral magistrate or judge providing any kind of check on their behavior,” Gay said. He added that he is challenging the Open Fields doctrine specifically under the Virginia Constitution, which establishes a narrower Open Fields doctrine than federal law does. “We think that the camera’s seizure here is an entirely separate and additional level of egregious. What we’ve found is that wardens in this country won’t just enter people’s land, they will sometimes put cameras there to spy on that land, and, as you saw here, they will actually take other people’s cameras and look through it for evidence.”

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    MBTA says 2/3 of assets are beyond useful life

    commonwealthbeacon.org MBTA says 2/3 of assets are beyond useful life - CommonWealth Beacon

    Roughly two-thirds of the MBTA’s assets are beyond their useful life and would cost $24.5 billion to bring  into a state of good repair, according to a new analysis of the transit authority’s infrastructure.

    MBTA says 2/3 of assets are beyond useful life - CommonWealth Beacon

    T officials explained state of good repair using as an example a car with an expected useful life of eight years. The officials said maintenance costs during the car’s first two years on the road are minimal but start increasing in year three through eight. Beyond year eight, the vehicle may continue to run well but the odds are that maintenance and repair costs will start rising to a point where the vehicle should be replaced.

    Ronnie Valdivia, the MBTA’s director of asset management, said the car example illustrates the challenges of managing assets, deciding when it’s time to replace rather than repair.

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    Nearly one in five state prisoners in Massachusetts go directly from maximum security to the street

    On average, nearly 300 people every year are released directly from Massachusetts' maximum-security prison, directly onto the street with no guidance or support from the state. Often, they end up right back in prison. That cycle is the focus of a new report from GBH News's series, "Life After Prison." Deputy Investigative Editor Jenifer McKim, who reported the story, joined Tori Bedford to discuss, along with Mac Hudson, community liaison coordinator for Prisoners Legal Services of Massachusetts.

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    Why We Need Public Libraries Now More than Ever
  • Copyright protects small creators. If it weren't for copyright and trademark laws, any new and trending song / story / media would be instantly ripped off by corporations that would exist solely to throw budget at reproducing and popularizing their own soul-less versions of peoples' work, without any compensation for the original creators. Artists and photographers would never see a dime from the countless t-shirts, mugs, stickers, etc. other corporations would create and sell using their pictures.

    I know there are many frustrating issues with how copyright law has been abused by large corporations who have gotten it extended way past the point of its original intent, but remember not to throw out the baby with the bathwater. Copyright as as a basic legal concept is the only thing that gives many creators a chance to make a living from their work.

  • Books @lemmy.world ElfWord @lemmy.world

    Why We Need Public Libraries Now More than Ever

    www.bostonmagazine.com Who Needs Libraries, Anyway?

    Turns out, we all do. In the age of book bans and digital technology, a case for why Bostonians should love libraries more than ever.

    Who Needs Libraries, Anyway?
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    State Attorney General Rob Bonta is counter-suing a mother who sued Shasta District Fair officials after the fair sent police over 500 miles to bring her daughter's pet goat for slaughter.

    www.latimes.com Mom sued fair that tracked down daughter's goat for slaughter. Now state agency is suing mom

    The legal battle over a 9-year-old's goat that was slaughtered after her family backed out of the Shasta District Fair continues with the state's countersuit.

    Mom sued fair that tracked down daughter's goat for slaughter. Now state agency is suing mom

    Latest development in a legal saga that gained national attention over 7 months ago: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article273127820.html

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