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First Impression Bias - How to Avoid the Prejudice Trap

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Thomas Gelmi

Make yourself aware of the fact that your experiences can also have a negative effect, keeping you from being more effective. Realize that preconceived opinions and ideas can obstruct your view of the essential.

Why I Don't Want to Hear About New Parental Control Products

Larry Magid | Posted 09.06.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

Controls that block inappropriate content usually work well for young children but not for older ones. Products to monitor Internet or mobile use may be necessary for some kids, but not for most.

We All Feel Better When We're Filtered

Ashley McDonald | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Ashley McDonald

I'm not going to say that social media was our demise (I myself enjoy Facebook too much to make such a brazen statement), but I do think that with the rise of these sites came the sudden commanding impulse to look awesome in photos. After all, we want our 500-plus friends to think we're beautiful.

Filter Success: The End of Social Discourse

Shelly Palmer | Posted 11.05.2012 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Republican fact-checkers say that The Washington Post Fact Checker is wrong and that the plant did close in 2009 under President Obama's watch. What would an impartial view of the speech have thought? What did you think? Now, just for a second, put your politics aside.

Personalizing eCommerce: The Evolution of Filters

Grace Nasri | Posted 04.30.2012 | Technology
Grace Nasri

Despite the shift, web-based retailers have not been successful in personalizing the online shopping experience in the way that traditional retail has.

The Failure of Filters -- Why We're Getting Dumber by the Hour

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Sindell

The expectation that most of the audience would rush out and purchase the book, as Oprah's audience does today, was not there. With a good book reviewer, you didn't need to do any page turning yourself.

Michiko Kakutani Is Destroying the Fabric of American Culture

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Sindell

Turns out if you really want to get reviewed by the Times, it really helps if you are also employed by the Times.

Life Cycle: Smoke 'Em If You've Got 'Em

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Deforestation is the most direct environmental repercussion of the approximately ten gazillion cigarettes smoked in the world daily. Wood is used just about every step in production--to cure tobacco, to wrap the leaves with paper, to box them up with cardboard.