Category: Information

The Importance of Brain Injuries

A Broad Problem Brain injuries are one of the most misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and underfunded neurological conditions that can effect a person. This condition is often triggered by an event, such as a blow to a head or a puncture that injures the brain. However, long after the brain is considered healed, the effects are a …

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Speaking interdisciplinarily — a parable

Many times when working across fields, there is a lot of miscommunication, misapprehension, and misunderstandings. Sure, there may be an overlap in ideas, but it’s the nitty-gritty details that trip people up. This poor fellow had a classic case of what a lot of interdisciplinary people feel when they are just starting out: lost for …

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Death by PowerPoint: Tips on giving successful presentations

Often times effective presentation skills seem like a forgotten art. They’re treated as an afterthought, as can be seen in lecture hall after lecture hall on any university campus. Presentations are marginally better during academic conferences where the speaker is talking to an audience that presumably cares about the topic at hand. However, even these can seem rushed and cobbled together. …

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Interview with Karen Lange, a homeschooling guru, freelance writer, author and mentor

I’ve had the pleasure of talking with Karen Lange, a veteran of the homeschooling community, about her new book Homeschool Co-ops 101. Karen is an amazing woman that, together with her family, has had 16+ years of homeschooling her own children, as well as serving as a support group coordinator and consultant for a New …

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Deep Dyve

For those of us that do a lot of research and writing for technical companies, it’s useful to have access to academic journals. However, subscriptions to academic journals cost a small fortune. (Coincidentally, it’s also the reason we try to post all the links to free journals we come across.) How, then, can you elevate …

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