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Free Stats from Dell

Posted Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by .

“It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.” ~ George Bernard Shaw.

Meta-analysis. Correlations. Binomial distribution. Marginal probability of error. For those of you who love numbers, you’re in familiar territory. Those terms may even make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. If they don’t, though, you’re not alone.

A statistic is a fact or piece of data obtained from a large quantity of numerical data. They’re everywhere. You’ll hear statistics in the news—in weather predictions, for example. You’ll be persuaded by them in advertising: “75% of people sleep better when they take this new drug.” You might even look to them when making decisions. Ever look up vehicle safety ratings before buying a new car?

So why do so many people get glassy-eyed when the subject of statistics is brought up? It may be because they just don’t understand them. Dell is setting out to change this.


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How to Make First Day of School Smiles

Posted Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by .

Get ready for school buses, stacked displays of crayons, and happy parents everywhere. It’s time to get those kids back to school! Every household differs in how they celebrate the first day of school. We’ll help you cover basics you won’t want to forget.

Celebrate First Steps

Whether you take a picture outside the school or on the front porch, it’s important to capture the first day of school. Lots of parents take a snapshot of their child, but i’s easy to do something extra special.

Some sites offer photographs of the first day of school for children around the world. You can do a little research on how children elsewhere celebrate. For instance, children in Germany carry a Schultüte to the classroom. Kids are interested in how other children do things. Back-to-school time is perfect for a quick lesson in culture—your children will thank you later!


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Let There Be Light – Improve the Lights In Your Life

Posted Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by .

Get out of the dark ages! We’re not talking about ancient history. We’re referring to illumination. Brilliance.  Radiance. When designing your office space, don’t neglect what is arguably one of the most important aspects: good lighting.  If people can’t see what they’re doing, your business is sure to take a hit. This blog will provide simple tips to light up your life at work.

Natural Light

There are many ways to address the issue of good lighting, and if you’re lucky enough to have natural options available to you, why not take advantage? In fact, studies have shown that employees who are exposed to natural light in the office sleep better at night, have more physical activity, and report better quality of life. If you want DIY options on window treatments, this site has a lot to offer.


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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Make the World a Better Place

Posted Thursday, April 16th, 2015 by .

Around the world we have celebrated the earth on April 22nd every year since 1970. This marks the birth of the environmental movement when 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to call for cleaner air, better sewage systems, toxic spill cleanups, and more.

This post is all about what you can reduce, reuse, or recycle to make the world a better place today for the next generation.

Reduce

Reducing is all about lessening human waste and the effects we have on the planet. For example, let’s say you go out and have a nice steak for dinner. Did you drive to a restaurant that’s a couple of blocks away? You could have walked and saved gas. Where is the steak from? If it’s local beef, you cut back on the environmental expenses that went into rendering the beef ready for consumption, as well as transporting it across the US to the destination. Did you use paper napkins? Those napkins were once trees. Get a sense of how much energy you use with the Carbon Footprint calculator.


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These Binder Clip Hacks Will Change Your Life

Posted Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by .

“This invention relates to the construction of what are known among stationers as order-holders, the same being portfolios adapted to hold written orders for merchandise and be used by the clerk who puts up the goods for shipment or delivery while he is engaged in that duty.” This is taken from the 1890 request for a patent by John F. Brown for none other than what we now know as binder clips.


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Famous Technology Garage Start-Ups

Posted Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by .

What exactly goes on in that garage of yours? Odds are that your garage is used to bring the car in out of the rain or snow, as storage for lawn implements, and maybe for the occasional oil change or other maintenance task. In garages around the world, some pretty amazing things might be happening at this very moment. After all, the garage is where it all began for a handful of major companies.

Hewlett Packard

For example, did you know that HP was started in a garage? William Hewlett and David Packard became friends in 1934 during a two-week camping trip following graduation from Stanford University. They rented a garage in Palo Alto and got to work with a mere $538 and a used drill press. Their first product was an audio oscillator used to test sound equipment, with paint baked on the panels in the oven in the kitchen. The HP Model 200A put them on the map, and the rest is history.


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Amazingly Easy Steps to Taking Better Pictures

Posted Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 by .

You might not be the next Ansel Adams or Annie Liebovitz, but you have every right to be able to use that new camera you got for Christmas. It’s hard to keep up with all of the improved functions that seem to change daily, but there are certainly many tips and tricks you can use to help make your shots picture perfect. Here are surefire ways to improve your photography skills right away.

Photographer, know thy camera.

It can pay off big if you take the time to read through the manual that came with your camera. There are bound to be many particulars unique to the brand and model in your possession, and spending time getting to know them can make a big difference in your shots. Likewise, it can help you avoid future malfunction frustrations!

If you don’t already own a camera, here are the top 10 digital cameras, according to Consumer Review.


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Make Your Next Trip Wonderful with These Life-changing Travel Tips

Posted Thursday, November 6th, 2014 by .

Lifehacks. Those simple tricks geared toward making life easier. Some are probably so ingrained into your daily life that you do not even think about them anymore. Some are still out there, waiting to be discovered. With the holiday season right around the corner, here are ten simple solutions to make your travels less stressful.

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Office Hacks Keep Stress Levels Down

Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014 by .

Little frustrations can add up and increase stress levels in the workplace. Let’s be honest, we could all use a little less stress. Here are a few clever ideas we’ve gathered to streamline your productivity and cut out a few of your daily vexations.

Cut Out Cord Confusion

Locating the right charger for just one of multiple mobile devices can take time. Label and attach sticky tabs on the ends of cords, and you’ve got a quick way to find the cord you need to charge the device in hand.

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3 Life Lessons from Olympic Athletes

Posted Thursday, February 20th, 2014 by .

The Olympics are nearly over. While most of us don’t compete in sports at a world class level, there are still lessons we can learn from those who do.

1. Let Nothing Stand in your Way

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