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Can’t compute the standard deviation in your head? Divide the range by four.

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Suppose you divide the range by four instead of taking the standard deviation. How accurate will you be?

Hemingway app forces you to write more simply

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Here’s a tool that encourages simple, forceful writing.

2016 guide to the American Marketing Association (AMA) job market interviews for aspiring professors

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PhD students in Marketing, Psychology, and Economics should send their “packets” out by the fourth of July in the hopes of lining up interviews at the annual AMA Summer Conference. Each year DSN reprints this sort of “what to expect while you’re applying” guide, first published here by Dan Goldstein in 2005.

Should you only be allowed to publish five papers before tenure?

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What if people could only publish five papers before tenure? Some people hate this idea, but it might help with some problems.

John Oliver on scientific studies

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If you have not seen John Oliver’s hilarious rant about bad science from his program Last Week Tonight, you should do so for it is hilarious.

Correlation between risk aversion and loss aversion

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Have some free data on the correlation between loss aversion and risk aversion

The thing that matters most about coffee is the temperature at which you drink it

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We experimented with every aspect of making coffee. What we found surprised us.

The Wall Street Journal uses the word “percentile” incorrectly

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The Wall Street Journal gets the definition of percentile backwards.

Most soccer matches are within one goal of 1-0

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We know soccer is a low scoring sport, but how many matches do you think end within one goal of 1-0?

Hooray for experts

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EXPERTS SAID OBAMA WOULDN’T BE ELECTED PRESIDENT AND $3 GAS IS HERE TO STAY From this article: Paying less than $3.00 per gallon for gasoline may be automotive history for most Americans, like using 8-track tapes or going to a drive-in movie,” said Bob Darbelnet, President and CEO of AAA. “The reality is that expensive […]