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Using Research as Part of Teaching

Peter Cipparone | Posted 05.27.2016 | Education
Peter Cipparone

While here in Australia, I've been reading Jack Schneider's From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse: How Scholarship Becomes Common Knowledge in Educa...

How Is the Patient Perspective Creating Positive Change?

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Cathy Chester

I've seen a lot since I became an official member of the disability community thirty years ago. Societal attitudes toward disabilities have changed in more ways than I ever imagined and I'm so grateful for it.

Where to Find Wisdom in the Body

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Though HRV may play a role in wisdom, Grossman thinks that there isn't a lot one can do to change it--it's more a matter of individual differences. But, he says, we may want to consider training people in impartial, third-person perspective taking to help them be wiser in life, whether they have high HRV or not.

How and Why Scientists Fudge Results, and What We Can Do About It

Charles White | Posted 05.23.2016 | Science
Charles White

The news media aren't the only perpetrators guilty of misrepresenting science; the scientists themselves are also to blame for mischaracterizing the nature of our procedures and findings.

I'm Celebrating HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Because There's Exciting Science Happening

Matthew Rose | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Rose

An ideal HIV vaccine would provide a cost-effective HIV prevention strategy that would have a easier access and adherence for many people than other prevention interventions while also providing long-term protection. And science is bringing us closer to that possibility.

Hits To The Head That Don't Cause Concussions Can Still Hurt You

Reuters | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 05.19.2016 | Sports

For U.S. college football players, head impacts that don’t cause concussion symptoms do still cause subtle and lingering changes in the eyes’ abil...

What Business Leaders Forget When Making Acquisition Decisions

Ujwal Arkalgud | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Ujwal Arkalgud

If you have had any exposure to or involvement in investment and acquisition decisions then you'll know that behind every such decision is a financial valuation model.

One Map That Shows How The Middle Class Is Getting Squeezed

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business

In America, everyone likes to think of themselves as middle-class. But the portion of the population that can actually make that claim based on their ...

The Platinum Standard

Jason Saul | Posted 05.15.2016 | Impact
Jason Saul

Many consider randomized control trials, or RCTs, to be the "gold standard" for evidence. Randomization provides a high degree of proof for a very narrow set of facts: a particular program, under a particular set of conditions, for a particular population of people, at a particular time, made a difference.

Oh Say Can You See? Why our offices, labs and research fields should be peopled by kids

Christopher Phillips | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

An article in the New York Times related how the offhand query of a young graduate student has spurred seasoned medical researchers on viruses to make...

When development economics undermines development

Johannes Jütting | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Johannes Jütting

This post originally appeared on Brookings' Future Development blog. Some 25 years ago, as a young student, I spent three months in the Guinean (Cona...

How Great Product Managers Research Competitors

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

The time and effort spent building and marketing a product could take months or even years. That is why investing in a few hours of competitor researc...

Six Key Factors to Being a Great Researcher and a Great Leader

Quora | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Quora

How can a research scientist evolve into being a successful manager/leader? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compell...

Diet Study Outcome? Work It; Flip It; Reverse It!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Conclusions about diet study outcomes that are this precarious, that can be worked just a bit, and flipped -- are utterly useless. They are propaganda.

Science-Based Secrets for Reading Other People's Minds

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Gleb Tsipursky

Imagine you're really excited about a new idea for a collaborative project. You send an e-mail about it to a friend who you just know is going to be as excited as you. You're waiting on pins and needles for a response, checking your inbox every hour.

Getting A Head

Renee Fisher | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

There are few news items now that can pierce the mind-numbing miasma emanating from the run for the presidential nomination. In spite of this, Life in...

The Climate Post: Studies Make Predictions about Climate Change Impacts

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

Limiting global average temperature increase to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit that increas...

Three Ways to Make a Teacher Feel Appreciated

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
Greater Good Science Center

By Jeremy Adam Smith It's Teacher Appreciation Week! That must be awesome for teachers, right? To find out, I asked some of them. "Some years I g...

Feeling Entitled to a Little Gratitude This Mother's Day?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 05.04.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

The whole holiday has, somehow, left me feeling unappreciated. I've tended to get in a funk, and not out of grief or some sort of well-defined pain -- I can only imagine how hard Mother's Day must be to someone who has lost their mother.

Multitasking Is Killing Your Brain

Larry Kim | Posted 05.04.2016 | Science
Larry Kim

Our brains weren't built to multitask. Our brains are designed to focus on one thing at a time, and bombarding them with information only slows them down.

Inside the Mind of a Mad Scientist: The Incredible Importance of Personal Science

James Clear | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

For decades the world's greatest doctors and researchers had believed that stomach ulcers and, eventually, stomach cancers were caused by stress, spic...

SFARI Launches Landmark Autism Research Project

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Liane Kupferberg Carter

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative has just launched SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge), a groundbreaking online project to accelerate research and advance understanding of the genetic underpinnings of autism.

Are Your Reports Working For You?

Sophie Andrews | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

If you've ever spent an hour (or more) playing office bingo in yet another useless meeting or struggled to understand why your business isn't making money even though sales are up, then you'll know the frustration that can come with trying to get an accurate picture of a business's position.

Innovative Program Reduces the Number of Children In Foster Care

Bill Baccaglini | Posted 05.02.2016 | New York
Bill Baccaglini

When children are removed from their homes and placed in foster care, it's because a decision has been made that their parents are currently unable to...

Highly Optimistic People Do These 10 Things

Daniella Whyte | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Daniella Whyte

The world would be so grateful if it had more optimistic people in it. So, let's start developing some habits that will move us in that direction.