Category: Type-Utility

CEEV: Transform your LinkedIn profile into a spectacular resume

CEEV: Transform your LinkedIn profile into a spectacular resume

UTILITY: Stop wasting time typing up a new resume every time. Use what you already have - your LinkedIn profile. It only takes a click. SOURCE: CEEV ...
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Here's a list of the best apps you’ve probably never heard of

Here’s a list of the best apps you’ve probably never heard of

UTILITY: “What’s one app you use a lot that most people don’t know about?” Here’s a list of 27 items. SOURCE: The Next Web ...
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Terrifyingly tricky IQ test leaves the internet stumped

Terrifyingly tricky IQ test leaves the internet stumped

UTILITY: A particularly tricky IQ test has left internet users stumped, pushing their mathematical and linguistic skills to the limit. Jumping right in at the deep end with a complicated numerical question, the Playbuzz quiz is certainly not for the fainthearted. SOURCE: Daily Mail ...
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The power user guide to Gmail

The power user guide to Gmail

ARTICLE: Referring to Gmail simply as an “email client” doesn’t do it justice. You could use your smartphone exclusively to make phone calls or use a computer to only create documents. You could own a sports car you only drive a couple of blocks. You could, but there’s so much more these things could do for you, and you’d be wasting your money to only use them for one thing. The same can be said about Gmail. SOURCE: Make Use Of ...
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Stencil: make images and graphics like a pro

Stencil: make images and graphics like a pro

UTILITY/ WEBSITE: Creating visual content should be simple, fun and lightweight. Stencil is designed to help you create beautiful looking images faster than ever before. Even if you've never used an image editing program, you can pick Stencil up and use it in seconds. SOURCE: Stencil ...
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Did you hurt someone? Are you unsure what to do next?

Did you hurt someone? Are you unsure what to do next?

UTILITY: The intent of this exercise is not forgiveness or empathy. Instead, it will give you understanding and next steps. This starkly plain website is intriguing. Try answering the situations and questions raised. You will be amazed by the wisdom within the responses and the gentle directioning that is provided. I got in with a lot of skepticism but came away chastened. Give it a whirl. SOURCE: Elizabethsampat ...
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TurboNote: Collect all thoughts during online video surfing

TurboNote: Collect all thoughts during online video surfing

UTILITY: Capture important moment of online video. TurboNote provides in-page video note taking experience, it helps you keep your ideas right with the video. You can easily come back and review the video and idea at specific moment any time you want! SOURCE: TurboNote ...
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Mapping Global Transformations: A powerful tool for making sense of complex forces in today's world

Mapping Global Transformations: A powerful tool for making sense of complex forces in today’s world

INFOGRAPHIC/ UTILITY: Mapping Global Transformations is the World Economic Forum’s effort to explore and make sense of the complex forces driving transformational change across economies, industries, global issues. Aimed at supporting more informed decision-making by leaders, Transformation Maps are a dynamic knowledge tool that incorporates expert and machine-curated knowledge allowing users to visualize and understand 120+ topics and the interconnections and interdependencies between them. Most of the Transformation Maps have been co-curated with experts from leading global universities, think tanks, international organizations and other research institutions. SOURCE: World Economic Forum ...
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SMMRY (pronounced SUMMARY): the best text summarising tool on the Internet

SMMRY (pronounced SUMMARY): the best text summarising tool on the Internet

UTILITY/ WEBSITE: : Don't let the stark, visually unappealing interface get in the way of the value of this site. It is easily the best, most powerful utility of its kind. The plain interface comes with a host of options for refining the output. SMMRY was created to summarise articles and text. SMMRY's mission is to provide an efficient manner of understanding text, which is done primarily by reducing the text to only the most important sentences. SOURCE: SMMRY ...
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Infogram: creating engaging infographics from data

Infogram: creating engaging infographics from data

INFOGRAPHIC/ UTILITY/ WEBSITE: Beautiful charts, maps, graphics, and dashboards are a snap with Infogram. Create engaging infographics and reports in minutes. More than 35 interactive charts and over 500 maps to help you visualise data, including pie charts, bar graphs, column tables, and word clouds. SOURCE: Infogram ...
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5 best sites for photo essays and news in pictures

5 best sites for photo essays and news in pictures

WEBSITE/ UTILITY: You know that you can read the news in a paper, listen to it on the radio, or watch it on TV. But not many know that you can also see what’s happening around the world as photos or slideshows. Journalistic photo essays have been around for some time now. SOURCE: Make Use Of ...
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The punctuation guide: a Swiss Army Knife for all writers

The punctuation guide: a Swiss Army Knife for all writers

WEBSITE/ UTILITY: This website is a must for all writers. It is particularly relevant in an era where communication is by text messages, abbreviations, emoticons and the like. Clearly written prose is a difficult exercise. Proper punctuation clarifies the thought process behind a written statement. A comma in the wrong place can change meaning entirely; a colon or a semicolon in the right place makes a sentence elegant. This visually simple, easily navigable utility is a comprehensive guide to [American] punctuation. SOURCE: The Punctuation Guide ...
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Scientists chart 27 distinct human emotions on this interactive map

Scientists chart 27 distinct human emotions on this interactive map

INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: The best part of the map is that it’s interactive. If you take your mouse and hover over any part of it, you’ll soon find a short video popping up. Although one can see some strict delineations between one emotion and the next, the visual map also blends categories when necessary, making it highly nuanced. To create this map, the researchers collected 2,185 online videos. Each was a 5-10 second clip portraying a particular emotion. SOURCE: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)/ Big Think ...
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There's more to life than being happy; the key is leading a meaningful life that rests on 4 pillars

There’s more to life than being happy; the key is leading a meaningful life that rests on 4 pillars

VIDEO: Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there's a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes but having meaning in life -- serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you -- gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning. Esfahani Smith offers four pillars of a meaningful life: belonging, purpose, transcendence and story telling. SOURCE: TED ...
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We don't need no ... textbooks: ALEKS, AI-based, adaptive learning

We don’t need no … textbooks: ALEKS, AI-based, adaptive learning

WEBSITE/ LONG ARTICLE: The most important feature of ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) is that ALEKS uses artificial intelligence (AI) to map the details of each student's knowledge. ALEKS "knows," at each moment, with respect to each individual topic, whether each individual student has mastered that topic. If not, ALEKS knows whether the student is ready to learn the topic at that moment. ALEKS uses this knowledge to make learning more efficient and effective by continuously offering the student a selection of only the topics she is ready to learn right now. This builds student confidence and learning momentum. SOURCE: ALEKS/ Slate ...
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