Building Tolerance to Anxiety is Key to OCD Symptom Relief - Neuroscience News
A new study reveals cognitive behavioral therapy exercises that challenge people with OCD to confront what bothers them most could help relieve some of the symptoms of the disorder.
10 hours ago
Drop Google and Facebook Groups and Use This Instead
Trying to find the best tool to get a bunch of people organized, chatting, and sharing knowledge can be a pain in the butt. Google Groups can feel exceedingly complicated. Facebook cares little about your privacy. And if you’re still using Yahoo Groups ... why? Instead of the Big Three, consider a service like Groups.io, a sensible, free platform that’s incredibly easy to use.
10 hours ago
Google launches journalism program Google News Initiative
The company has pledged $300 million to the program over the next three years.
2 days ago
Hackathons are dystopian events that dupe people into working for free
In "Hackathons As Co-optation Ritual: Socializing Workers and Institutionalizing Innovation in the 'New' Economy," sociologists Sharon Zukin and Max Papadantonakis argue that companies use the allure of hackathons to get people to work for free. They says sponsors fuel the "romance of digital innovation by appealing to the hackers' aspiration to be multi-dimensional agents of change" when in fact the hackathons are just a means of labor control.
2 days ago
A quarter of Americans are online almost constantly | Pew Research Center
As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more widespread, 26% of American adults now report that they go online almost constantly.
statistics  network  socialnetwork 
3 days ago
Are research papers less accurate and truthful than in the past? - Scientific publishing
AN ESSENTIAL of science is that experiments should yield similar results if repeated. In recent years, however, some people have raised concerns that too many irreproducible results are being published (see chart 1).
university  publishing  research  science 
3 days ago
Say goodbye to the information age: it's all about reputation now | Aeon Ideas
[...] The paradigm shift from the age of information to the age of reputation must be taken into account when we try to defend ourselves from 'fake news' and other misinformation and disinformation techniques that are proliferating through contemporary societies. What a mature citizen of the digital age should be competent at is not spotting and confirming the veracity of the news. Rather, she should be competent at reconstructing the reputational path of the piece of information in question, evaluating the intentions of those who circulated it, and figuring out the agendas of those authorities that leant it credibility.
information  data  research  algorithm  propoganda  deception  media 
4 days ago
The Wire, 10 years on: ‘We tore the cover off a city and showed the American dream was dead’ | Television & radio | The Guardian

He wanted to show the connecting thread – the wire – that ran between seemingly different organisations and the people who worked in them. Alvarez believes that if Simon hadn’t succeeded in pitching The Wire, the themes driving the five seasons might instead have inspired five books. Whether he was exploring police departments, drug cartels, labour unions, the school system, newspapers or city hall, Simon was interested in how the machine worked, or failed to work. If he could explain Baltimore, then he could explain the US.
tv  bestList  capitalism  politics  crime  writing 
16 days ago
These two charts tell you everything you need to know about Google’s and Facebook’s domination of the ad business - Recode
You can see that the Facebook/Google duopoly ate the print guys’ lunch many years ago, and finally surpassed the TV guys last year. The good news for the TV guys is that their business has yet to collapse. Which is a pretty grim way to describe “good news.”
marketing  business  google  socialnetwork  publishing 
19 days ago
White People Explain Classics to Us – EIDOLON
I borrow the term epistemic injustice from the philosopher Miranda Fricker, who defines it as “a wrong done to someone specifically in their capacity as a knower,” and I rely in particular on her…
philosophy  ethics  diversity  university  history  epistimology 
19 days ago
There Are More Women Military Historians Than Ever Before. Why Hasn’t the Field Noticed?
There is a lovely expression in my adoptive home of Georgia: “bless your heart.” It can be used as a genuine expression of sympathy, but more often, at least in the classroom setting, it is a good…
university  education  military  diversity  publishing 
19 days ago
How to Make Steam’s Offline Mode Work
Steam’s offline mode is notoriously problematic. To ensure it will work properly, you should perform a series of steps while online. If you don’t, Steam is supposed to prompt you for offline mode – but this doesn’t always work properly.
videogames  travel  windows  how-to 
19 days ago
How to customize the look and feel of Windows 10
You just purchased a new PC and set it up, and now you're looking for some great apps. Look no further. These are the best apps for your new Windows 10 PC.
windows  how-to  PC 
21 days ago
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