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My Path to Using Science to Help People

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Feb 2015

My Path to Using Science to Help People

When I set out on the path of biomechanics research as a career, my driving thought was, “I want to use all of this applied science, to which I’ve devoted the last three years of my life, to actually make a difference in people’s lives.” For the first three years...

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Not Just For Fun: Gamers Helping Science

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Feb 2015

Not Just For Fun: Gamers Helping Science

Linda Varga Back in 2001, I was at a party where a guy mentioned that he was trying to find intelligent life in the universe using his home computer. At the time I thought it was the beer talking, but he explained that a program funded by NASA allowed home...

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Group of people that have created a large scale image of a magnifying glass

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Jan 2015

Focus on Focus Groups

When doing field research, there are many different ways to collect data. For most of the research that HSI® undertakes, it is important to collect both objective and subjective data. One common method of subjective data collection is that of the focus group. While there are countless guides available out...

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Bird's eye view of New York City streets

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Jan 2015

The Grid: Supercities Made Easy

I love New York. That’s the saying, right? Google tells me it’s been New York’s slogan to promote tourism since 1977. Upon my recent visit to NY for the first time, I have to admit, it’s the perfect slogan – I too love New York. The culture is amazing, the...

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Two dogs laying together: A german shepherd and a chocolate labrador retriever

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Jan 2015

Man’s Best Friend: No Judgment, Just Love

Stacey Campbell-Coady When people visit my house, they are greeted by two big, loving, and somewhat well-mannered dogs. It’s a greeting they won’t soon forget. And I, for one, wouldn’t give it up for anything. (Ok, maybe the jumping, but we’re working on that!) I have shared my life with...

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Classic-looking stop watch

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Jan 2015

Lineups: Time Slipping Away

In the lifespan of seventy years, researchers estimate that humans spend three years waiting in line. My first thought is…only seventy years in my lifespan!? My next thought… more than three years of waiting!? Of course, when you think of all the times you line up, you begin to wonder...

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Christmas pastry on plate with holly and pine in background

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Dec 2014

Baking: Even More Special Around the Holidays

Ever since I was able to hold myself upright, my Gramma baked with me. And it was the same with my son – Gramma baked, my baby Brayden in her one arm, a wooden spoon in the other. Although Gramma baked with all of her grandchildren (and most of her...

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Matrix text in background (numbers), and red and green lock icons in foreground

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Dec 2014

Beware of Online Christmas Scams

Linda Varga Christmas is less than two weeks away and it’s going to be a busy two weeks with parties, eating, and shopping!  Sadly, it is also a busy time of year for scammers out to defraud people who may let their guard down during this hectic season.  An HSI®...

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Negotiation word cloud (many negotiation-related words. E.g., "compromise, strategy" etc.)

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Dec 2014

Tips for a Successful Negotiation

It’s always nice when you work on a project that positively impacts your own life. A few years ago, HSI® conducted a study in which we had participants from two very different organizations conduct a negotiation. The participants lived in different cities and worked for two very different organizations (e.g.,...

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