Circle of life: visualizing biological data

Circle of Life: The Beautiful New Way to Visualize Biological Data
Brandon Keim, wired.com

When Martin Krzywinski took a systems administrator job at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Center, he didn’t plan on becoming a pioneer of 21st century biological data visualization. Now his distinctive aesthetic is synonymous with the informational…

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The new workplace and the increasing importance of skills testing and online portfolios

(via How to Get a Job – NYTimes.com)

Best grad degree programs in big data analytics

(via Institute for Advanced Analytics | Dr. Michael Rappa · Survey of Graduate Degree Programs in Analytics)

Basis band is the best fitness tracker

Basis Band Review: The Only Fitness Tracker Worth Buying
By Dan Nosowitz, popsci.com

The first fitness tracker that could actually help you get in shape, thanks to a goals system that works with your life and sensors that actually track your fitness.

The Basis Band is the best fit­ness track­er on the mar­ket. It’s the best beca…

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The post jobs economy

The post-job economy
Harold Jarche, jarche.com

Learn­ing may be the work in the net­work age, but that does not mean that learn­ing will get you the work. Inge De Waard dis­cuss­es this in MOOCs change edu­ca­tion, but jobs decline in a knowl­edge

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How to Pick a Career You Actually Like

How to Pick a Career You Actually Like
Penelope Trunk, lifehacker.com

Most career problems stem from the fact that we are terrible at picking jobs. We think we are picking a good job and then it turns out to be a bad job. It’s almost impossible to pick a good job on the first try, actually. So don’t think you’ll be …

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Want To Work For An Innovative Company? Be Prepared To Answer These Unusual Interview Questions

Want To Work For An Innovative Company? Be Prepared To Answer These Unusual Interview Questions
By Christina Chaey, fastcompany.com

“If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why?” and more oddball questions you might be asked on your next job interview.

The next time you step into a job inter­view, don’t just go in armed with men­tal bul­let poi…

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A Map Of Every Person In The U.S. And Canada

A Map Of Every Person In The U.S. And Canada
By Dan Nosowitz, popsci.com

You can try to find yourself among the 341,817,095 tiny dots on the map.

Here’s a pret­ty cool inter­ac­tive map made by Bran­don Martin-Anderson show­ing, accord­ing to cen­sus data, every sin­gle per­son in the Unit­ed States and Cana­da. The …

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Facebook tests VoIP, adds voice mail-like service

Facebook tests VoIP, adds voice mail-like service
by Donna Tam, cnet.com

The social network updates its Messenger app with the ability to send recorded voice messages globally, but tests actual voice calls in Canada.

iPhone users in Cana­da can now use Face­book to make voice calls, the social net­work revealed…

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Crack the job application systems

 

 

4 Strategies for Conquering Online Job Application Systems
Brie Reynolds, lifehack.org

If you’re like the majority of job seekers, you spend quite a bit of time searching for jobs online. While there are lots of other job search methods—networking, company research, career fairs, recruiters, and the like—once you finally find a job…

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This is a photo symbolizing the job search in today’s economy. Out of the darkness, there seems to be a ray of hope–but where? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

iPhones becoming your roaming physician on call

One day smartphones will know your body better than you do
By Guest Author, wired.co.uk

Technology

This is a guest post by Mark Cur­tis, chief client offi­cer at design con­sul­tan­cy firm Fjord.

Smart­phones, tablets and the range of apps that run on these devices are trans­form­ing the health and lifestyle sec­tor, and a…

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Survey: Patients Welcome Active Role in Care

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US Navy 071015-N-5086M-002 U.S. Army Spc. Saul Martinez trains with the medicine ball while standing on a balancing tool and using the hands-free harness walking gait-training device during a therapy session (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Written by Heather Punke |, beckershospitalreview.com

Decem­ber 12, 2012

Amer­i­can health­care con­sumers are buy­ing into the notion that they must take an active role in their health­care, accord­ing to a recent sur­vey by Wolters Kluw­er Health, part of Wolters Kluw­er, a glob­al infor­ma­tion…

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Survey: Patients Welcome Active Role in Care