Vivian Diep


What makes a good leader? Do our biases make it hard to define?

More Women In Power, Less Trust In Them Wed Nov 30More women are filling leadership roles than in the past but we also seem to be trusting women less in these roles, according to the Reykjavik Index for Leadership. Only 47% of respondents said they were “very comfortable” with a …

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paying is the hardest part but not just because of inflation

Not Everyone Can Self-Checkout Mon Nov 21Self-checkout isn’t a beloved part of the grocery shopping experience, but it’s even more frustrating, if not impossible, for those with disabilities. The troubles range from the lack of space for a wheelchair (and thus a screen that’s out of reach for those shoppers) …

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Math isn’t black and white...it’s more like boy v girl

Math isn’t black and white

Fine Tuning Virtual Classrooms for Equality Wed Nov 16Past research tells us that teachers, like everyone else, have biases. So what does that look like in virtual classrooms? Is it better or worse? Virtual classrooms have very simple interactions but are highly controllable, too. Could it help us unseat biases …

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The wrong kind of influencing and the unintentional war on wildlife

the wrong kind of influencing

Latest Toll of Russia’s War: 700 dolphins Thu Nov 3War reports often focus on the destruction of cities and lives, but they seem to miss one important yet voiceless victim: our wildlife. In a time of climate change and deteriorating ecosystems, we cannot afford to lose much, but a recent …

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Productivity paranoia is not the answer but the numbers are worrying

productivity paranoia is not the answer

Sharpest Productivity Dip In U.S. since 40s Mon Oct 31 Productivity (measured as output per hour of labor) plunged dramatically in 2022 from highs in 2021 and everyone is scratching their heads. Economists are worried because productivity slowing means economic growth does as well, and that could start a cycle …

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CEO bonuses hang in the balance (sheet) and Santa may need to find an alternative to coal

CEO bonuses hang in the balance (sheet) and Santa may need to find an alternative to coal

Australia (Finally) Joins the Global Methane Pledge Sat Oct 22 The country is nearly as big as the U.S. and has less than 10% of the population, but is the world’s 11th highest emitter of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Much of the methane comes from mining, which contributes to …

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industrial love of asbestos and fear of yellow jerseys

industrial love of asbestos

EPA’s Moves Against Asbestos, Again Thu Oct 20 If you were to guess, would you say that the use of asbestos is legal in the U.S.? Most industries and people learned by the 1990s that asbestos is a dangerous mineral, leading to disease and cancer with any exposure. Then why …

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