Category: Data Intensive

Bullet Journal: Students and Analog-to-Digital Day Planner Conversion (Yes! It is Possible!)

I received this note last week from my contact page. Hi! I really enjoyed reading about your experience with the Bullet Journal. I am thinking about giving it a go, but I am in grad school and a lot of my planning is around assignments. I have a LOT of homework…reading, lesson plans, etc. If …

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Are You a Late Bloomer?

Are you an early bloomer? A late bloomer? Mid-life? I cannot answer that question, myself. I’ve been a life-long learner, and I’ve enjoyed every stage of my life. I’m curious, though, about how other people feel about their lives. [Via: Funders and Founders.]

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If Game of Thrones Had Mass Transit…

What would a mass transit map for Westeros and Essos—The Known World from The Game of Thrones—look like? Michael Tyznik decided to find out and created these wonderful maps that both explain and poke fun of the complicated story lines of the book and HBO series. Inspired by the work of Cameron Booth and his …

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What is Sexual Harassment? And, Kudos to Gentlemen Everywhere

Are you a guy, wondering what women consider harassment? Are you a female and you struggle to put into words something that is almost invisible? This poster does a great job of explaining every day examples of harassment. The author includes examples for men as to how they can react to shut down other men, …

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How Do Cultural and Intellectual Centers Re-locate Over Time?

Have you ever wondered why cities rise and fall, as do empires? “Charting Culture” is an animation that examines when and how “notable” people are born, stay or migrate, and where they die. Over 12,000 notable historical figures were tracked and the migrations display how people moved from city to city, empire to empire, between …

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Nomophobia? Can You Function Daily without Your Cell Phone?

Nomophobia is “the fear of being out of mobile phone contact”. The term, an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone phobia”, was coined during a 2010 study by the UK Post Office who commissioned YouGov, a UK-based research organization to look at anxieties suffered by mobile phone users. [Source: Wikipedia.] Do you ever disconnect from your mobile device? …

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A Guide to Cooking and Baking Substitutions

Yesterday I was baking muffins, and I realized I had no baking soda. Neither did I have baking powder and cream of tartar. So, the substitutions listed here would not have helped me very much — I still had to make a quick grocery store trip. May the cooking gods land on your side with […]

What is the Cumulative Impact of Human Activity on the World’s Oceans?

Have you ever wondered what the impact is of human activity on the world’s oceans? In short, a lot. This animation shows the cumulative impacts of human activity on the oceans. Green represents areas with less impact, and red represents areas that experience much greater impact. A study by Dr. Kenneth Casey in Feb 2008 […]

Animation of the TransAtlantic Flight Paths of Over 2000 Airplanes

Here’s a relaxing video and soundtrack to start off your Monday. An animation by the National Air Traffic Services (Nats), the UK air traffic control service, demonstrates the flight paths of the 2,000 to 3,000 aircraft that fly across the North Atlantic on a daily basis. This animation shows 2,524 flights that travelled between Canada, […]