Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Drawing as a Way of Thought

Anne Quito suggests that drawing is an alternative way of both expressing oneself and of thinking . According to Quito, Drawing "fosters close observation, analytical thinking, patience, even humility."

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Benevolent Sexism

Pelin Gül And Tom R. Kupfer write about research into "benevolent sexism ," a behavior that many feminists say minimizes a woman's self-efficacy. The behavior also signals to women that a man is caring and supportive, so most women do not complain about it.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Citizen Based Taxation

Laura Snyder writes about the impact of citizen based taxation on U.S. citizens living abroad.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Facebook and Usage Trends

Andrew Perrin reports that Americans are becoming more critical of Facebook . A quarter of surveyed adults report that they have deleted the Facebook app from their phone.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Graduate Advising

Leonard Cassuto discusses graduate academic advising in the U.S.

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Making an Institution Integral to the Community

Betha Gutsche discusses the importance of giving a public library clientele a sense of community . Gutsche summarizes her article with this statement: "it’s all about listening to the community—including them in planning, building, and program delivery...."

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Pendulum Clocks and Gravity

Ethan Siegel tells why the first pendulum clock transported to America did not keep accurate time. Earth's gravitational constant is an average which actually changes slightly with latitude!

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Are Social Bonds Fracturing?

Eric Klinenberg extols the virtue of libraries for maintaining buildings wherein community dialog is welcome.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Chinese Students Return Home to Low Paying Jobs

Mandy Zuo reports on the struggles of Chinese students who return to the land of their birth after a U.S. university education .

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Connecting With Others

Emily Badger and Quoctrung Bui report on research into the social connectedness of regions of the United States. The data was provided by Facebook. Areas with far-flung networks are more prosperous than those areas where contacts are generally limited to neighbors.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Grammar and John Dryden

Geoffrey Pullum is critical of the rules for correct grammar developed by John Dryden. Pullum then criticizes the New York Times for not catching that usage in works such as the King James Bible contain passages which flout some of Dryden's rules, saying "In matters of language, fact-checking is not done" (para. 9).

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Lifelong Learners

Michael Simmons recommends all knowledge workers attain Warren Buffet's habit of focused learning five hours each week .

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

First Impressions

Rachel Premack provides lore about first impressions .

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Make Spending Hard

Joe Pinksker notes how "ease of spending" causes consumers to spend more .

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Learning Decreases the Impact of Stress

Zhang, Myers, and Mayer report that learning inceases our ability to cope with stress.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Traveling With a Smartphone

Shivani Vora offers tips on traveling with a smartphone .

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Roots of Intelligence

Kaili Rimfeld et al. (2018) argue that a person's stable academic performance over their lifespan demonstrates the genetic basis of intelligence.

I believe it does show the genetic nature of personhood.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Daytime Sleepiness and Alzheimer's

Spira et al. (2018) report that daytime sleepiness may indicate incipient Alzheimer's disease.

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Sunday, September 09, 2018

Good Habits

Darius Foroux suggests habits that can have a huge return in your quality of life.

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Saturday, September 08, 2018

Google's Project Fi

Jeff Kagan discusses potential competitors to Google's Project Fi .

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Friday, September 07, 2018

Academic Databases

Wikipedia has an article listing scholarly databases , and quite a number are open source.

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Thursday, September 06, 2018

Computer Firewalls

Roger Grimes explains why old firewall technology provides inadequate security for an enterprise, and then provides a plea for "smart firewalls" which offer a checklist of features.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Open Source Scholarly Journals

Holly Else reports on a government initiative sweeping Europe, which will require that the results of government funded research should be released as open source .

According to Else:

The 11 agencies, who together spend €7.6 billion (US$8.8 billion) in research grants annually, say they will mandate that, from 2020, the scientists they fund must make resulting papers free to read immediately on publication (see ‘Plan S players’). The papers would have a liberal publishing licence that would allow anyone else to download, translate or otherwise reuse the work.

Else shared a graphic depicting the rising percentage of research articles which become freely available to the public ("open source"). Approximately three-quarters of scholarly science is still locked behind paywalls, requiring association with a university or corporation library for access.

In the United States, certain Federal research and Gates Foundation research is required to be released as open source, but most academics strive to publish their research in prestigious (and expensive) peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Classroom Screen

Lisa Neilsen introduces Classroom Screen , a nifty set of web tools for a classroom teaching station. According to creater Laurens Koppers, "Just visit classroomscreen.com and you have access to a timer, random number generator, work symbols (i.e. silence, work together, ask a neighbor), QR code, class sound level, and more."

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Monday, September 03, 2018

Windows and iCloud

Johnny Evans tells how those people with an Apple ID (users of a registered Apple device) can use iCloud resources when using a Windows computer.

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Sunday, September 02, 2018

Curious Employees

Francesca Gino reports that employers says they encourage curiousity , but most do not encourage employee questions.

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Saturday, September 01, 2018

Sleep Deprivation

Kevin Loria writes about the impact of sleep deprivation .

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