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Visualizing Data (recent presentation)

Last week I was fortunate to have some real fun and share I topic close to my heart – using data visualizations effectively.  There is nothing new in this presentation, but was an opportunity to share my passion while presenting.  Hope you enjoy the PPT.

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Last Week in Asia…

Last Week in Asia…

Yes, I am late posting my podcast.  That said, I have found the debate around media coverage of China and the HK Protests (yes, I am aware of the geographic, historical, and political distinctions between the two) somewhat interesting.  On the one hand critics of western media coverage retreat to arguments of fact while many western media reports appear to filter their coverage through existing…

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2 weeks ago
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This Week in Asia - Should We Ban Laptops and Mobiles in the Classroom?

It’s a tough question that any educator must confront.  Years ago I decided yes, that laptops were to always be closed in my class.  But a recent article published by PBS shares Prof. Clay Shirky‘s decision to ban laptops and mobiles in his classroom.  Listen to this week’s podcast to find out why.

http://communicateasia.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/asia-report-sept-29-29914-10-12-pm.mp3

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2 weeks ago
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How to Convince Conservatives on Climate Change — Science of Us

How to Convince Conservatives on Climate Change — Science of Us

The practice of tailoring a political message to a particular group is commonplace, of course. But the climate activist community has broadly failed to understand just how differently conservatives and liberals see the world on certain issues, and, as a result, just how radically different messages targeting conservatives should look.Related StoriesHow to Win Your Next Political ArgumentAwareness…

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1 month ago
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Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness - The Atlantic

Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness – The Atlantic

people who are happy but have little to no sense of meaning in their lives — proverbially, simply here for the party — have the same gene expression patterns as people who are responding to and enduring chronic adversity. That is, the bodies of these happy people are preparing them for bacterial threats by activating the pro-inflammatory response. Chronic inflammation is, of course, associated…

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America’s public trust has dwindled with rise in income inequality

America’s public trust has dwindled with rise in income inequality

Trust in others and confidence in societal institutions are at their lowest point in over three decades, analyses of national survey data reveal. The findings are forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

“Compared to Americans in the 1970s-2000s, Americans in the last few years are less likely to say they can trust others, and are less likely…

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