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The case against diverging stacked bars

<i>tl;dr: We don’t recommend using diverging stacked bars for showing percentages. The 100% stacked bars are often the better option, especially when</i> …

The Tyranny of Convenience

Convenience is the most underestimated and least understood force in the world today. As a driver of human decisions, it may not offer the illicit thrill of Freud’s unconscious sexual desires or the mathematical elegance of the economist’s incentives. Convenience is boring. But boring is not the …

20 5-Ingredient Recipes to Keep Your Winter Evenings Chill

I think there's a tendency for winter cooking to get pretty complicated—simple salads often get replaced by elaborate stews, pastas, and other heartier fare. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes I want to be able to cook a simple meal even during the colder months. Often that means simple …

LOL Something Matters

We’ve been told that facts have lost their power, that debunking lies only makes them stronger, and that the internet divides us. Don’t believe any …

Critical Thinking

The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions

New Year’s Eve is a time to set goals: to eat better, to save more money, to work harder, to drink less. It’s Day 1 on the road to a “new you.” But this road, as we all know, is difficult to follow. Humans are notoriously bad at resisting temptation, especially (as research confirms) if we’re busy, …

Psychology

[1712.02896] Audio-Visual Sentiment Analysis for Learning Emotional Arcs in Movies

Computer Science > Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition<p>Title: Audio-Visual Sentiment Analysis for Learning Emotional Arcs in Movies<p>Authors: Eric …

Machine Learning

The past year of research has made it very clear: Trump won because of racial resentment

Another study produces the same findings we’ve seen over and over again.<p>More than a year after President Donald Trump won the election, there are still some questions about what drove him to victory: Was it genuine anxiety about the state of the economy? Or was it racism and racial resentment?<p>Over …

This AI Learns Your Fashion Sense and Invents Your Next Outfit - MIT Technology Review

Artificial intelligence might just spawn a whole new style trend: call it “predictive fashion.”<p>In a paper published on the ArXiv, researchers from …

Artificial Intelligence

How America Lost Its Mind

The nation’s current post-truth moment is the ultimate expression of mind-sets that have made America exceptional throughout its history.<p><i>Updated on December 28, 2017</i><p><i>“You are entitled to your own opinion,</i><p><i>— Daniel Patrick Moynihan</i><p><b>—</b><p><i>“We risk being the first people in history to have been</i><p><i>— Daniel J.</i> …

Political Science

Farewell, Cultural Christianity

Evangelical Christians, of almost all sorts, are a narrative-driven people. Our evangelism often includes personal stories of how we came to meet …

Why religion isn't going away and science won't destroy it

Wallace's vision was not exceptional.<p>On the contrary, the modern social sciences, which took shape in 19th-century western Europe, took their own recent historical experience of secularisation as a universal model.<p>An assumption lay at the core of the social sciences, either presuming or sometimes …

Education Policy

A Cancer “Atlas” to Predict How Patients Will Fare - MIT Technology Review

Understanding the genetic changes in tumors that distinguish the most lethal cancers from more benign ones could help doctors better treat …

Genetics
Computer Science

Harvard study strengthens link between breast cancer risk and light exposure at night

A study from Harvard has found greater risk of breast cancer in women who live in neighborhoods that have higher levels of outdoor light during the …

Stanford Literary Lab – Director: Mark Algee-Hewitt

The Stanford Literary Lab is a research collective that applies computational criticism, in all its forms, to the study of literature. The Lab is …

Humanities

Voter Study Group and why Obama voters defected to Trump.

It has been more than seven months since less than a plurality of Americans put Donald Trump into the White House, and we are still grappling with …

Political Science

UX Designers: Here are the 56 Best Websites To Learn Something New

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.<p>(Michael John Bobak)<p>…you get the point.<p>…and become a better design in the process.<p>Change is the end …

UX Design

The First Wave of Corporate AI Is Doomed to Fail

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic right now. Driven by a fear of losing out, companies in many industries have announced AI-focused initiatives. Unfortunately, most of these efforts will fail. They will fail not because AI is all hype, but because companies are approaching AI-driven innovation …

Artificial Intelligence

The 'religious left' is emerging as a political force in the Trump era

In January, the 181-year-old Upper Manhattan graduate school, whose architecture evokes London's Westminster Abbey, turned away about 1,000 people from a lecture on mass incarceration. In the nine years that Reverend Serene Jones has served as its president, she has never seen such crowds.<p>"The …

Religion

How The Racist Backlash To Barack Obama Gave Us Donald Trump

WASHINGTON ― Remember when pundits hailed the election of Barack Obama as the beginning of a “post-racial” America?<p>After the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, it seems like a distant memory. But in 2008, it was the prevailing wisdom among political commentators.<p>Cornell Belcher, a …

Race & Ethnicity
Society
Psychology
Psychology