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The Year In Graphics: Our Favorite HuffPost Visuals Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.22.2014 | Media

This year, the HuffPost graphics and data teams did a lot, from visualizing #BlackLivesMatter protests, to finding out how many molecules of Bey...

Top YouTube Video Trends, Video and Stars of 2014

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology
Shira Lazar

We all know 2014 was all about the booty. Anything else proved intensely uninteresting to our collective national Anaconda.

What Do You Want This Year?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Art Markman, Ph.D.

As December winds to a close, we reach the time of year where people across the globe are starting to think about how next year will be different from this year.

To End Poverty, We Need to Know What We Don't Know About Women and Girls

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

It is not just data. Sometimes our definitions fall short. Take, for example, the way we view income and labor. It simply doesn't cover enough of the work that women, and in particular poor women, are doing -- especially in their own households and the vast "informal" economy in which most of the world's poorest people work.

Where Does Corporate Giving to the Arts Go?

Lane Harwell | Posted 12.11.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

Recent studies by Americans for the Arts, Giving USA, and others have drawn welcome public attention to the role of corporate giving in the creative ecology -- some sounding alarms and others offering rays of hope.

Executive Survey Shows the Benefits of Data Innovation Across the Whole Economy

Victoria Espinel | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

We commissioned Ipsos Public Affairs to poll 1,500 senior executives and business decision-makes across the United States and Europe about the role of data analytics in their companies. We found a number of things that were surprising.

The Evolution of Demography

Shelly Palmer | Posted 12.08.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

The 2015 International CES is just around the corner. If you walk the show floors (there will be several this year) one of the first things you will n...

Data Innovation in Africa

Travis Korte | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Travis Korte

While many commentators have focused on data-driven innovation in the United States and Western Europe, developing regions, such as Africa, also offer important opportunities to use data to improve economic conditions and quality of life.

BUILDing Better, Healthier Communities

Brian Castrucci | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Brian Castrucci

Our consequences-based approach to health care will lead to a lifetime of medication, countless doctor visits, and the need for surgery and other costly interventions for those who are chronically ill.

How One Man Turned a Municipal Police Department Into an Agile Software Company

Rich Nadworny | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology
Rich Nadworny

In the middle of this, Burlington Police Chief Mike Schirling asked a critical question: What if we built this ourselves, based on our own needs and experience?

What Communities Are More Likely to Embrace Corporal Punishment? Let's Look at the Data

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

On September 21, 2014, we sent a public records request to the Louisiana Department of Education, requesting the number of school corporal punishment incidents for the 2011-2014 school years. On October 29, 2014, we received the data. It was revealing.

States Using Data to Pave the Path to Student Success

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 11.20.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Creating policies and practices that give educators and families useful information about students to improve their learning is a monumental task. This work takes dedicated resources, dedicated time, and dedicated professionals -- lots of them.

No Amount of Data Can Replace a Good Classroom Teacher

Randy Turner | Posted 11.20.2014 | Education
Randy Turner

Administrators keep feeding teachers the basic nonsense that we could do much better teaching now that we have data we can use. So we keep giving tests. But learning has become something teachers try to sneak in whenever it's possible. And for students, enjoyment of learning is a dim memory.

Scaling the Mt. Everest of Behavioral Analytics

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

Multiple companies are vying to be the entry point for your behavioral interaction at home: Nest, Google, Amazon, Apple, Samsung and many others. All of them want to know what you do, what you buy, and how you behave at home.

Help, My Phone Drowned!

Myra Demeter | Posted 11.07.2014 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Plop! It finally happened. My iPhone fell in the toilet. My husband has warned me many times about keeping my cell phone in my pants' back pocket and I continued to do so. It has fallen on the floor around the bowl too many times to count, but never before did I make the "bulls eye shot."

States Should Be Giving You Useful Data About Your Children's Schools

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 11.04.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

While report card day is a moment of truth for students, when is the time for states to pony up accurate information about how they're doing to parents? The answer in too many states is not often enough.

Going Against the Flow: Bastiaan Janmaat, CEO & Cofounder of DataFox

Charu Sharma | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Charu Sharma

Bastiaan is the CEO and Cofounder of DataFox Intelligence, a company and sector intelligence platform backed by Google Ventures. Prior to launching Da...

When We Don't Own Who We Are

Karen Gifford | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
Karen Gifford

Ultimately, how we manage our personal identity is fundamental to how we share, how we trust each other, and ultimately how we work together. We owe it to ourselves to take responsibility for, well, who we are.

Telling Stories

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Stories convey information in a very unique way. Plus, they're so much more interesting and engaging than facts, bar graphs or pie charts.

Time to Break the Logjam on ECPA Reform

Victoria Espinel | Posted 12.21.2014 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Email, photos and documents we store electronically are not any less important to our personal and professional lives than the ones we keep on paper. Yet they are still held to different standards: Authorities need a warrant to search a file cabinet, but not your hard drive or email.

"Every Number Represents a Kiddo's Face"

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 12.17.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Last week I quoted a principal who said about the student achievement data in her school, "They are just numbers, but the teachers here know that every number represents a kiddo's face."

Manufacturers Struggle to Turn Data Into Insight

Techonomy | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Techonomy

Let's tone down the hype about the Industrial Internet of Things. While the concept shows promise the far more pressing opportunity is learning to make better use of the mountains of data that factories already generate each year.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Disaggregating Data to Address the Racial Divide in Education

Ben Hecht | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Ben Hecht

Changing complex education systems is no easy feat. It requires patience, humility, and a willingness to honestly and openly acknowledge "what is" in order to work towards "what could be."

Tech Justice: Social Justice Emerges From the High Tech Arena

Nadeem Mazen | Posted 12.13.2014 | Technology
Nadeem Mazen

Imagine a system with complete data security where program coordinators can proactively recruit promising students based on academic need, workforce development initiatives, or neighborhood demands.

Assessing the Pervasiveness of Sexual Assault on College Campuses: The Importance of Data

Kevin Eagan | Posted 12.13.2014 | College
Kevin Eagan

The increased media attention and new regulations raining down on institutions from local, state and federal policymakers necessitate that colleges and universities better realize the prevalence of the issue on their campuses.