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The triple overload: data, communication and cognition

The triple overload: data, communication and cognition

ARTICLE: We are being bombarded with more data, more communication, and more interruption than ever before, creating ever more demands on our limited time and attention. That can leave us burned out and feeling as though there simply aren’t enough hours in the day for us to achieve everything we need—and want—to do. Triple Overload -- data overload, communication overload and cognition overload -- is a multifaceted problem; three separate yet interconnected issues that plague almost everyone, in every walk of life. Each is a direct result of the explosion of information and technology that has come to define the modern world. SOURCE: Evernote Blog ...
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The pie chart: data visualisation's star or villain?

The pie chart: data visualisation’s star or villain?

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: Multitudes of statisticians and visualisation experts have attacked the pie chart and pushed for the use of alternatives. Though early criticism primarily appealed to logic, in the last 40 years, pie chart critics have marshalled experimental evidence that seems to demonstrate the inferiority of pie charts at accurately conveying information. SOURCE: Priceonomics ...
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Here's a list of 1,174 Coursera courses that are completely free

Here’s a list of 1,174 Coursera courses that are completely free

UTILITY: Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want to access graded assignments or earn a Course Certificate, you will need to pay. There are a few courses that are still completely free. When you sign up for these courses, you would see an option of “Full Course, No Certificate.” More than 1,150 Coursera MOOCs (1,174, to be exact) that are still completely free (including the graded assignments, minus the certificate). SOURCE: Fast Company ...
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Get rid of negative thoughts and ideas by identifying 4 bad habits

Get rid of negative thoughts and ideas by identifying 4 bad habits

INFOGRAPHIC: A pessimistic, negative outlook extracts a toll on your life in many ways. It is strongly linked to heightened risk of physical health disorders, mental health problems, dysfunctional relationships, and financial difficulties. Negative thinking is not a fixed state that persists unchanged. Everyone can learn how to combat negative thinking by keeping a watch for 4 patterns of behaviour. SOURCE: Inc ...
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3 keys to effective learning

3 keys to effective learning

INFOGRAPHIC: We learn with the hope that what we imbibe stays within us for long periods. We need to be able to access the body of information that we possess, quickly and effectively. There are lots of misconceptions about the way we learn. Cognitive Science shows us what really works. The list is small and involves 3 key elements. The hand drawn and written graphics that accompany this post, outline the steps. Learning is more effective when well worked out processes are used.  SOURCE: Nicky Case ...
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Here's a complete guide to Climate Change in simple language

Here’s a complete guide to Climate Change in simple language

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: At no point in mankind's history has there been a threat to all of humanity as frightening and impactful as Climate Change (we have reached the point in time when it has to be capitalised). Here is a simple, clear, well written summary of what it is all about. SOURCE: Wired ...
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How machines learn

How machines learn

VIDEO: This rather scary video gives us a glimpse into the workings of machine learning. From the author's description, it appears that once triggered, the process can be inexorable, with no one clearly understanding how the scheme works. More and more, free will is being eroded -- if it ever existed at all. SOURCE: YouTube ...
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All of Physics in one infographic

All of Physics in one infographic

INFOGRAPHIC/ VIDEO: A map of everything we know about physics and how it all relates to each other. It is accompanied by a brief but informative video that gives a chronological overview of each branch and explains the matters (and energies) it is concerned with. SOURCE: Dominic Walliman/ Flickr/ YouTube ...
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