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Link of the Day Archives

A list of the past entries in our "Link of the Day" feature:

 17-Feb-17 Did Warren Buffett Really Ask You To Forward His Email? 5 Ways To Know. Fake news isn’t a new thing and it isn’t an internet thing. Many of us had our first experience with fake news when we were told about Santa Claus. Empowering students to understand how to tell fact from fiction is a necessary and useful skill to ensure they are on the path to make educated and informed decisions during and on their way to adulthood. This article presents five ways to distinguish what is true from what is false.
 16-Feb-17 United Way launching 211 website to connect people with services211 Manitoba is a searchable online database of government, health, and social services that are available across the province. The service helps Manitobans who are looking to find the right community or social resource but don’t know where to start. 211 Manitoba also makes it easy for service providers and first responders to direct others to the right resource.

 15-Feb-17 10 Myths About Mental Health that Need to Be Set Straight Right NowBecause the scars left by a mental illness are invisible from the outside, many people question the legitimacy of mental health disorders. "Not only is this a myth, but it's really insulting and demeaning to people with these conditions," says Debbie Plotnick, vice president of mental health and systems advocacy at Mental Health America.  Mental illnesses are real conditions that deserve to be taken seriously, and doubting their validity assumes that people suffering from these disorders are faking it, making them feel ashamed of their condition and possibly keeping them from getting the help they need.
 14-Feb-17 UCLA cardiology expert provides ten heart healthy tips for Valentine's DayWhile boxes of decadent chocolate treats, celebratory champagne and romantic high-calorie dinners may dance in your mind as a way to celebrate Valentine's Day, your heart may be pining for something else. Today is a great time to look at the state of your heart. Here are ten heart healthy tips for Valentine's Day and beyond.
 13-Feb-17 No ink required: paper can be printed with lightIn an effort to curb the adverse environmental impacts of paper production, researchers in a new study have developed a light-printable paper—paper that can be printed with UV light, erased by heating to 120 °C (250 °F), and rewritten more than 80 times. The secret to printing with light lies in the color-changing chemistry of nanoparticles, a thin coating of which can be easily applied to conventional paper to transform it into the light-printable version.
 10-Feb-17 Am I Really A Visual Learner?You might consider yourself a visual learner, but is there really a way to categorize different types of students? SciShow takes a closer look.
 09-Feb-17 If chewing sounds irk you, blame your brainThe sound of someone slurping coffee or crunching an apple can be mildly annoying — but it leaves some people seething. These people aren’t imagining their distress, new research suggests. Anger and anxiety in response to everyday sounds of eating, drinking and breathing come from increased activity in parts of the brain that process and regulate emotions, scientists report February 2 in Current Biology.
 08-Feb-17 Facebook’s AI unlocks the ability to search photos by what’s in themInitially used to improve the experience for visually impaired members of the Facebook community, the company’s Lumos computer vision platform is now powering image content search for all users. This means you can now search for images on Facebook with key words that describe the contents of a photo, rather than being limited by tags and captions.
 07-Feb-17 The Data That Turned the World Upside DownIn 2012, Kosinski proved that on the basis of an average of 68 Facebook "likes" by a user, it was possible to predict their skin color (with 95 percent accuracy), their sexual orientation (88 percent accuracy), and their affiliation to the Democratic or Republican party (85 percent). But it didn't stop there. Intelligence, religious affiliation, as well as alcohol, cigarette and drug use, could all be determined. From the data it was even possible to deduce whether someone's parents were divorced.
 06-Feb-17 Is Virtual Reality the Future of Adult Education?While the technological innovations of the past few years have utterly transformed fundamental aspects of our daily lives, such as the ways we move from place to place, the ways we consume goods, and the ways we deliver health care, we still have a long way to go in applying technology to the way we learn and reach some of the most underserved members of society. Virtual and augmented reality could hold the key.
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