In linguistics , the Gunning fog index measures the readability of English writing. The index estimates the years of formal education needed to understand the text on a first reading. A fog index of 12 requires the reading level of a U.S. high school senior (around 18 years old).
This free online software tool calculates readability : Coleman Liau index, Flesch Kincaid Grade Level, ARI (Automated Readability Index), SMOG. The measure of readability used here is the indication of number of years of education that a person needs to be able to understand the text easily on the first reading. Comprehension tests and skills training. This tool is made primarily for English texts but might work also for some other languages. In general, these tests penalize writers for polysyllabic words and long, complex sentences.
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by Alan M Webber When this period we're in right now passes and whatever comes next arrives, we'll look back fondly on this current time and call it, quite rightly The Age of Innovation. Beset as we are by serious and pressing problems, we run the risk of failing to appreciate one of the most incredible periods of creative output in world history. Take a look around you and make your own list of the remarkable stream of innovation that is going on all around us. It's been almost a decade since "innovation" became a business buzz word. Frankly I thought it was just the flavor of the month; I suspected we'd see companies trumpet their "innovative spirit" and then move on to something else when the marketing message got old.
Earwax , also known by the medical term cerumen , is a yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal of humans and other mammals. It protects the skin of the human ear canal, assists in cleaning and lubrication, and also provides some protection from bacteria , fungi , insects and water. [ 1 ] Excess or impacted cerumen can press against the eardrum and/or occlude the external auditory canal, usually hindering hearing . [ edit ] Signs and symptoms Excessive earwax may impede the passage of sound in the ear canal, causing conductive hearing loss .
First of all, (My4kids1717 & anyone else who reads this) *never* put *anything* into anyone’s ears into which “tubes” have been surgically placed or on which surgery has been performed, or if you have had or suspect you have unhealed injury or eardrum damage, without your doctor’s approval to do so. And *always* follow your doctor’s instructions for care of your ears.
by Venessa Miemis It's been an interesting week, to say the least. In a lot of ways, we all just pulled each other up to a new frequency, I think. We've been sharing our ideas and perspectives of our personal discoveries for a while now, and all of a sudden all these perspectives assembled into an insight that helped me understand why the human network is so important, and why building a personal 'trust network' is critical for moving forward in society. (For anyone new here, check out An Idea Worth Spreading post and comment thread as an orientation to this site and the thinking going on here.)
by Dr. Mike Shipulski There is a healthy tension between level of improvement, or level of innovation, and time to market.