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State of the World's Wars

Joshua S. Goldstein | Posted 07.24.2014 | World
Joshua S. Goldstein

Through the haze of horror and grief at war scenes around the world, systematic data collection can provide a needed big-picture perspective. The world's experts on war data, in Uppsala, Sweden, recently released the updated dataset on armed conflicts through 2013.

New CDC Data on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Health Demonstrate Disparities, Resiliencies

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sean Cahill, Ph.D.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people experience both disparities and resiliencies in health, according to data released July 15th by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Data Is Key to Improving Outcomes for Students With Special Needs

Michele Jolin | Posted 07.11.2014 | Education
Michele Jolin

For far too long, we as a nation have set unnecessarily low education expectations for students with special needs, limiting their choices and opportunities for success.

Where's the Gold in Your Data? Turning $500,000 Into $3 Billion

Peter Diamandis | Posted 07.11.2014 | Good News
Peter Diamandis

The fact is that data are worth a lot of money. Google and Facebook built $100 billion-plus companies based on mining data. Shouldn't you?

Embracing Our Own Big Data

TNTP | Posted 07.10.2014 | Education
TNTP

It can be challenging to embrace the idea that your data might illuminate things you don't want to see--the strategy that isn't working, or the staff members who aren't happy. But we've found that often, the information that's toughest to swallow sparks the greatest growth.

Brazil's Passion Trumped Logic -- And That's a Good Thing

Suraj Patel | Posted 07.04.2014 | Sports
Suraj Patel

t's hard to think that Russia, or Qatar, or frankly anywhere could match that atmosphere.

Your Facebook Experience Was Never Emotionally Neutral

Jenny Davis | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Jenny Davis

The data scientists at Facebook set out to learn if text-based, nonverbal/non-face-to-face interactions had similar effects. They asked: Do emotions remain contagious within digitally mediated settings?

WATCH: A Formula For Happiness

Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 9:00 - 10:00am MDT (11:00am - 12:00pm EDT). Social scientists have cracked the code on happiness. By marrying ancient wisdom and new ...

Total Recall 2014

David Sable | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
David Sable

How long has it taken GM to figure out that its cars have been crashing and that people have been dying as a result? And then how long did it take GM to admit it had a problem and start to recall specific vehicles? Where was the BIG DATA?

Too Much Information!

Michael Ramah | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Michael Ramah

The elimination of surprises may be in some way reassuring to the most devout digital fanatics, and the brand managers who have fallen under their spells. But it is utter, dreary tedium for consumers -- and a veritable death knell for the kind of passionate, deeply resonant engagement that forges lifelong relationships with brands.

5 Best Practices for Tech Bubble Preparedness

Robert S. Hull | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Robert S. Hull

As you think about how to maintain and grow your business in both good times and bad, think of our best practice guide below as a form of "tech bubble preparedness kit."

School's Out for the Summer: Which Means Some of the Real Work Is Happening Now

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.24.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

We know that principals are the linchpin of school success. But it is by understanding some of the work that instructional leaders do to lead success that we can actually see why they are so important.

Scraping Day Care Data in the Naked City

Marc Shifflett | Posted 06.23.2014 | Home
Marc Shifflett

Data's a funny thing. On the surface it appears fairly banal. Warehouses of tabulated information constructed out of tables with rows and columns of numbers and text representing a series of events or things that share a common type.

Data-Driven Simplified Shopping: New Women 3.0

Ondi Timoner | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

I can't stand shopping. As a mother, filmmaker, talk show host, founder and CEA of A TOTAL DISRUPTION, I simply don't have the time to spend hours in a store trying on clothes and rummaging through endless racks searching for the best deal. Online shopping promises to save time and money, but this just hasn't been the case for many of us trying to balance life and work in our increasingly busy schedules.

Education Policy Today: The Death of Gestalt, the Rise of Data and Why W.E. Deming is Turning Over in His Grave

Arnold Dodge | Posted 06.12.2014 | Education
Arnold Dodge

Considering a perspective for educators to view children as more than the sum of their parts, seeing a learner as a developing entity, understanding that children are multi-faceted and multi-talented, is anathema to today's education policy makers who are governed by market-driven analytics.

NO SECURITY: Action/ Time/ Vision

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 06.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

Artists are using code to consider the nature of reality, which of course has been a philosophical quest since the beginning of time. Coding not only influences content, but also form.

Poll: The American Dream Is Dying

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.06.2014 | Business

More than half of Americans think the so-called American Dream is dying. According to a new poll conducted by ORC International for CNNMoney, 59 p...

Save the world from your desk

Monique Villa | Posted 06.02.2014 | Good News
Monique Villa

If I told you that lawyers were on the frontlines of the fight against HIV in Africa, would you believe me? And what if I told you that legal profes...

Changing the Odds

Scott Morgan | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Scott Morgan

According to the Pell Institute, first-generation college students from low-income families are nearly four times more likely than other students to leave college after the first year. Just 11 percent of low-income, first-generation college students will receive a bachelor's degree six years after starting.

Are Latinos Really Turning White?

Manuel Pastor | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Manuel Pastor

Writing for The New York Times, Nate Cohn recently reported that more Hispanics are identifying as white. That's interesting (and colorful), to be sure. But as I often tell my data staff, when you discover a surprising fact, you could be on to something -- but you could also just be wrong.

Who Should We Fear, Big Brother or Big Data?

Meryl Chertoff | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology
Meryl Chertoff

There is a growing discomfort with this loss of privacy.

Big Data Meets Fantasy Football

Jason Grill | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Jason Grill

Fantasy football is right around the corner. The summer months will pass and before you know it people from across the country will be joining frien...

Data Driven Marketing for Books

Fauzia Burke | Posted 05.22.2014 | Books
Fauzia Burke

When I started my book marketing career, my boss gave me this advice: "Don't use green covers. Books with green covers don't sell." There was no data behind this statement, it was just part of the collective publishing wisdom then.

Big Bang 12 -- "inunData"

Jeff Pollack | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Jeff Pollack

Ken Hertz and I hosted our 12th Big Bang forum in Santa Monica on May 14th. Big Bang is about discovering and discussing compelling new ideas in media...

Communicating the Value of Data

Amanda Parker | Posted 07.19.2014 | Huffpost Code
Amanda Parker

Every business is increasingly interested in mining data and analytics to learn more about their customers in order to yield higher returns. Companies are often in competition with one another to figure out how they can collect more data and do it more efficiently than anyone else.