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Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely
Mar 15 Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. Dear Dan, Why are there so many religions, all of which suggest that God is on their side and holds the same values that they do? —Moshe One answer comes from a 2009 study by Nick Epley and some of his colleagues from the University of Chicago, which asked religious Americans to state their positions on abortion, the death punishment and the war in Iraq.

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Build a $21 Portable Vocal Booth One of the hallmarks of amateur podcasts is extraneous sound in the voiceover. If you simply stick a mic on your desktop or kitchen table, it will pick up all kinds of audio garbage, from howling computer fans to humming refrigerators. Another ugly sound is reverberation caused by your voice bouncing off hard surfaces like walls or tabletops, which imparts a hollow, blurry effect to the sound, reducing the punch and intimacy. Professional voiceover artists, of course, record in soundproofed studios, but that's not always an option when you're traveling. A year ago, I mentioned voiceover pro Harlan Hogan's ingenious portable vocal booth, a collapsible box that surrounds the mic with acoustic foam, blocking background noise and reverberation.

Review of Crash Course – The Fast-Paced Youtube Channel – Coursemania Crash Course is a channel on YouTube that covers 7 course topics in a series of weekly videos. Some of the video series have been running for 2 years at this point. The topics covered are: PsychologyLiteratureChemistryUS HistoryEcologyBiology The videos are created by two brothers, and are well-produced with sound effects and animation to reinforce the points being made. The average about 10 minutes in length each, and so they break down each topic into bite-sized chunks.

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Judith Rodin's warning for the world: 'Crisis is becoming the new normal' Judith Rodin’s new book, The Resilience Dividend, begins with her surveying the destruction wrought by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. “There were the low-lying neighbourhoods of Staten Island exposed to sea rise, flooding and storm surge, where people had died in the storm. I saw damaged dunes and other soft, natural infrastructure that had been washed away, leaving neighbourhoods completely unprotected ... I saw homes destroyed, neighbourhoods disrupted, people’s lives destroyed.” Rodin, who became president of US philanthropic organisation the Rockefeller Foundation in 2005, had already made building the resilience of cities and communities one of the foundation’s key objectives. But Sandy confirmed to her that “it was the most important work we could do”.

China VCs Are Going Crazy for Girl Groups The scene at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport on Sept. 4 was a madhouse. The all-girl singing troupe SNH48, one of China’s top musical acts, was scheduled to return to China after shooting music videos in Paris and Prague. Some particularly devoted fans arrived as early as 10 a.m. Filmstrip PowerPoint Timeline Template Home > All Tutorials > PowerPoint Graphics> PowerPoint Timeline Template Filmstrip A PowerPoint timeline need not be boring. Follow our simple step by step instruction to create a cool Filmstrip timeline template in minutes. Why create Filmstrip PowerPoint Timeline Template? Most timelines in a business presentation are nothing more than a boring list of events presented as journal entry.

The Boy Whose Brain Could Unlock Autism — Matter MARKRAM MET HIS second wife, Kamila Senderek, at a neuroscience conference in Austria in 2000. He was already separated from Anat. “It was love at first sight,” Kamila says. Her parents left communist Poland for West Germany when she was five. When she met Markram, she was pursuing a master’s in neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute. Judith Rodin Judith Rodin (born Judith Seitz; September 9, 1944) is a philanthropist with a long history in higher education. She is currently the president of the Rockefeller Foundation, a position she has held since 2005.[1] From 1994 to 2004, Rodin served as the 7th permanent president of the University of Pennsylvania, and the first permanent female president of an Ivy League university.[2][3] Background and education[edit] Rodin was born Jewish [4] in Philadelphia, PA.[5] She was the younger of two daughters of Morris and Sally Sietz. She graduated with honors from the Philadelphia School for Girls and won an undergraduate scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania.[6] At Penn, Rodin majored in psychology and graduated from the University's College for Women with a B.A. in 1966.

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Facebook Changes We'd Actually Want To See If you had a dollar for every person who posted their hatred of the new Facebook layout, you’d be able to give Mark Zuckerberg a run for his money. Okay that’s a guess, and most likely a wrong one, but you get our point. When Facebook made its most recent set of changes the Preteen Panic Meter hit “Justin Bieber Has A Girlfriend” levels, and while that demographic made the most noise (mostly high-pitched screams), we weren’t too crazy about the adjustments either. Here are the Facebook Changes We’d Actually Want To See:

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