Geo Nich

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Retracting Bad Science Doesn’t Make It Disappear

Imagine you're a scientist. You published a paper in a reputable journal a couple of years ago, and that paper has made an impact in your field of …

Met Museum releases 375,000 images for free, unrestricted use

The Met unleashes a bevy of free images that can be used any way you want.<p>The Metropolitan Museum of Art's entire collection of public domain art is now available under the Creative Commons Zero license. You can download any one of the more than 375,000 high-resolution images of famous artworks and …

Museums

The Secret to Making Sure People Listen to You

Everyone wants their voice to be heard. Here's how to make sure people are listening.<p>The desire to be heard. It's why entrepreneurs, writers, rock bands, artists, and a lot of other people do what they do. Or, like the great ska band the Mighty Mighty Bosstones says in the song "Graffiti Worth …

Social Movements

What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society's Fears

For as long as humans have printed books, censors have argued over their content and tried to limit some books’ distribution. But the reasons for …

Books

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

9 Secrets of Coroners and Medical Examiners

Many true crime aficionados are familiar with the popular portrayal of coroners and medical examiners and their daily interaction with the dead. In …

World War II was the most-widespread and bloody war in history, with upwards of 85 million fatalities between 1939 and 1945. Much is known about the …

History
Public Speaking

Disney's FaceDirector changes facial expressions in movies

The new tool out of Disney Research's labs could turn an ingénue's semi-decent attempt into a finely nuanced performance. This software called FaceDirector has the capability to merge together separate frames from different takes to create the perfect scene. It does that by analyzing both the …

The 2015 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Winners

For the 33rd year in a row, the English Department at San Jose State University has rewarded aspiring or otherwise writers for the worst opening line …

Get Your Message Across to a Skeptical Audience

Persuading decision makers that your proposals and recommendations are worthy of their time and attention is a tough challenge – even for the most experienced and admired experts. So what should you do if you find yourself having to persuade an audience that doesn’t know about – or is even …

Stanford University

20 Commonly Misused Phrases (and How to Use Them Correctly)

When you hear someone using grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? There’s no doubt that words are …

Language
Donald Trump

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

Miss Idaho Will Wear Her Insulin Pump on Stage at Miss America

“Growing up, I never wanted to be Miss America, but I knew I wanted to make a difference,” says Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison, who will compete in …

A Google Glass App That Detects People's Emotions

Human is happy<p>Sometimes people are hard to read. Why not leave all that work to a computer? Perhaps you could use this experimental app that works in Google Glass. Aim Glass's camera at a person's face and the app reads the human's facial expression and tells you to what extent the person is …

Top 33 Most Creative Camping DIY Projects and Clever Ideas - DIY & Crafts

Going on a camping trip is such an exciting adventure. Getting back to nature can be very refreshing and spending time in the great outdoors, away …

Crafting

DIY: Small Space Vegetable Garden

After two years of living in a New York City apartment where the only outdoor space is a fire escape that I've been told not to use unless actually …

Why do we have blood types?

More than a century after their discovery, we still don’t know what blood groups like O, A and B are for. Do they really matter? Carl Zimmer investigates.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was …

Medical Research

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

Flute

The Boring Trait Google Looks For in Its Leaders

The prototypical leader is a hero: gives the rousing speech, inspires the troops, and shows up at the last minute to save the day. At least that’s …

Why Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone is Hard (But Not Impossible)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You’ve heard people say you need to get out of your comfort zone, right? You need to stretch yourself, they say. It’ll be good for you.<p>Everyone seems to agree with this idea, but what do we actually know about the comfort zone? Aside from the fact that …

Startups Are Finally Hacking Healthcare

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tim Chang is managing director at Mayfield Fund where he leads consumer investing practice with a focus on the Internet of Things, consumerized health & wellness, crowdsourcing, collaborative consumption, mobile-first service and product marketplaces, vertical communities, and</i> …

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10 Public Speaking Habits to Avoid at All Costs

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>A habit is a routine way of thinking, feeling, or behaving, which tends to occur unconsciously, explains Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc. and author of <i>Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results.</i><p>"For instance, in golf, no …

Public Speaking

The 24 Words That Are Most Known To Only Men Or Women

(Photo: Smart Sign)<p>Mark Brysbaert of the Center for Reading Research conducted a study of the English words most commonly understood <b>specifically be</b> …

Health Care Content Marketing Success

UCSF Imaging: A Health Care Content Marketing Success Story<p>While many organizations are still trying to figure out how to harness the power of <b>health</b> …