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Rehearsing your body language and getting proper rest are effective tactics for reducing public speaking anxiety and ensuring that you give a memorable presentation. Read on for a round-up of top public speaking tips from Stanford GSB faculty and guest speakers:
1. To manage anxiety, reframe the…
Two of our strongest female writers teamed up to reinvent weak men.
If you have spent time on the Internet, you’re probably tired of hearing how we need more Strong Female Characters. For some reason, people don’t seem to realize that sexism no longer exists today and both sexes are treated with complete equality, especially in the entertainment industry. If anything, men are the ones being discriminated against. … It’s time to stop this woman-centric hand-wringing on how to make female characters better and focus on helping the real victims of Hollywood sexism by asking: How can we make male characters worse?
Best piece I’ve read all month.
I can report that respect for privacy — the right to be left alone and to conceal what one wishes about one’s self and one’s data — is far more evolved elsewhere than it is in the U.S. So is recognition that individuals can do far more with their own data than can any big company (or organization) that has snarfed that data up. In some cases this respect takes the form of policy (e.g. the EU Data Protection Directive). In other cases it takes the form of advocacy, or of new businesses. In others it’s a combination of all of those and more.
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Recent advances in sensors, microprocessors, and communications have enabled individuals to measure pollution with their own devices. Many makers, artists, researchers, and companies are working to make air sensing more ubiquitous by developing new sensors and sensor networks, integrating existing sensors in novel ways, and improving the quality and accuracy of measured data. We are building a future of connected devices to improve the quality of the air we breathe without the need to rely on distant government monitors. (via What Are You Breathing Right Now? | MAKE)
5 days of TED, in one mind-expanding infographic
What happens at TED? “It’s an impossible question to answer,” says Lucy Farey-Jones. “It’s like being asked, ‘How is food?’ or ‘Puberty — how was it?’” So she made this fabulous infographic (with designer Blake Bakken) to explain.