• Women ask fewer questions than men at seminars

    6 days ago - By Science and technology

    ONE theory to explain the low share of women in senior academic jobs is that they have less self-confidence than men. This hypothesis is supported by data in a new working paper, by a team of researchers from five universities in America and Europe. In this study, observers counted the attendees, and the questions they asked, at 247 departmental talks and seminars in biology, psychology and philosophy that took place at 35 universities in ten countries. On average, half of each seminar's audience was female. Men, however, were over 2.5 times more likely to pose questions to the speakers-an...
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  • Facebook's new Did You Know feature asks you to answer icebreaker questions

    Facebook's new Did You Know feature asks you to answer icebreaker questions

    6 days ago - By The Verge

    Facebook has started to include personality question prompts that appear on users' profile pages, as spotted by TechCrunch. The questions, which are generally cutesy in nature, can be found in the lower left of desktop profiles as “Did You Know,” or just above your most recent status on mobile as “Fun Facts.”
    Posited as a way to share an icebreaker about yourself, there's the ability to cycle through several different prompts until you land on one you'd like to answer. If you choose to answer one, it will be posted as a text status with a colored background, under new category “Answer a...
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