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Daily Archives: December 21, 2013

The 15 Best Behavioural Science Graphs of 2010-13

Suggestion – put this blog on your reading list – Stirling Behavioural Science Blog and start with this posting – The 15 Best Behavioural Science Graphs of 2010-13

35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic)

I can honestly say I engage in many of these knowledge management activities and certainly I have the dress code directive aced – but… ‘nap’ and ‘sleep’ are way off my radar, and ‘discard what you do not use’ – which I assume refers to paper files, more often means to me donating useful thingsContinue Reading

BLS – Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary

News release: ” Regional and state unemployment rates were generally lower in November. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from October and five states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-two states had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, seven states and the District of Columbia had increases, andContinue Reading

Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books

Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books, Jean-Baptiste Michel, et al. Science 331, 176 (2011); DOI: 10.1126/science.1199644 “We constructed a corpus of digitized texts containing about 4% of all books ever printed. Analysis of this corpus enables us to investigate cultural trends quantitatively. We survey the vast terrain of ‘culturomics,’ focusing on linguistic and cultural phenomena that wereContinue Reading

MedWatch Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products

“MedWatch (also provides a searchable database) alerts provide timely new safety information on human drugs, medical devices, vaccines and other biologics, dietary supplements, and cosmetics. The alerts contain actionable information that may impact both treatment and diagnostic choices for healthcare professional and patient. To find recent safety alerts, select the current year in the menu to theContinue Reading

UN Votes for Symbolic Online Privacy Resolution

Reuters: “The UN General Assembly has unanimously called on a curb of supernormal surveillance of communications. The resolution drafted by Brazil and Germany was in response to revelations over the eavesdropping conducted by the US on a global scale. All 193 UN member states agreed “to respect and protect the right to privacy, including in the contextContinue Reading

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools

The Impact of Digital Tools on  Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools – Kristen Purcell, Director of Research, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project; Judy Buchanan Deputy Director, National Writing Project; Linda Friedrich  Director of Research and Evaluation, National Writing Project. july 16, 2013. “In a survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers,Continue Reading