Archive for July, 2013


How to Avoid Becoming Part of “No Vacation Nation”

@ 11:44 PM on July 31, 2013

People who don’t use their vacation time are more likely to develop heart disease and depression, and are even at greater risk of death than those who do. If you don’t have any vacation plans for this summer, it’s not too late to get away. Earl…


The Hole in Our Collective Memory: How Copyright Made Mid-Century Books Vanish

@ 10:13 PM on July 31, 2013

A book published during the presidency of Chester A. Arthur has a greater chance of being in print today than one published during the time of Reagan.


How to Revamp Your Freelance Lifestyle

@ 9:59 PM on July 31, 2013

Working at home is a great reward because it allows you to take hold of your time so you can do other important things while you earn. It is also a great opportunity to showcase your skills and talents and even develop it more with the everyday…


Futurity.org – We don’t really want to hear new music

@ 4:57 PM on July 31, 2013

WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS / U. TEXAS – AUSTIN (US) — Even though people say they prefer to listen to unfamiliar music, new research suggests novelty is overplayed.


Four Common Statistical Misconceptions You Should Avoid

@ 4:34 PM on July 31, 2013

The Base Rate Fallacy That Finds Too Many Terrorists

Here’s how the base rate fallacy works: say you have a company with 25% female employees and 75% male employees. From the outside, this would appear to be a biased selection of male candidates. We assume this because in the United States, the gender distribution is roughly equal. However, this ignores the pool of applicants. If only 10% of applicants were females, then a higher percentage of women who applied were selected versus the percentage of men who applied.


Facebook Introduces Embeddable Posts — Put FB Conversations Into Your Blog

@ 1:15 PM on July 31, 2013

In an effort to inject Facebook into more public conversations, the company on Wednesday introduced embeddable posts that will let blogs and news organizations include status updates, videos and photos in stories.


Facebook Introduces Embeddable Posts — Put FB Conversations Into Your Blog

@ 12:15 PM on July 31, 2013

In an effort to inject Facebook into more public conversations, the company on Wednesday introduced embeddable posts that will let blogs and news organizations include status updates, videos and photos in stories.


13 Quirky Facts About Massachusetts That You Probably Never Knew

@ 12:14 PM on July 31, 2013

My home state can be proud of its many firsts, inventions, and eccentricities. This list only scratches the surface, but could help you win a game of pub trivia some day… Or, at least refute a few puffed claims New Yorkers like to make.


From Paper to Screen – Typography Project

@ 11:16 AM on July 31, 2013

“Typography is the subject of the graduation project of Thibault de Fournas and for that he put together one of the most inspiring videos I’ve seen in a while. The video is titled From Paper to Screen and it walk us through the evolution of typ…


2013 is halfway over! This is how the economy is doing, in 11 charts.

@ 9:12 AM on July 30, 2013

We’ve reached the halfway point of 2013. We are nearing the five-year anniversary of the most intense phase of the great financial crisis, and are now at the four-year anniversary of the beginning of the recovery from the Great Recession. So, as Ed Koch might ask, how’re we doing?