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Vitamin R


Vitamin-R creates the optimal conditions for your brain by structuring your work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly focused activity alternating with opportunities for renewal, reflection and intuition.

The built-in task logging and analysis features create positive momentum towards productivity by providing you with visible feedback on your progress and achievements.

The Berkman Center’s Student Privacy Initiative


The Berkman Center’s Student Privacy Initiative, led by Executive Director Urs Gasser, explores the opportunities and challenges that may arise as educational institutions consider adopting cloud computing technologies. As we conduct our research, we are engaging multiple stakeholders to develop shared good practices that promote positive educational outcomes, harness technological and pedagogical innovations, and protect critical values.



  • No more switching between Quicktime and Word.
  • Pause, rewind and fast-forward without taking your hands off the keyboard.
  • Interactive timestamps to navigate through your transcript with.
  • Automatically saved to your browser’s storage every second.
  • Private – your audio file and transcript never leave your computer.
  • Export to Markdown, plain text and Google Docs.
  • Video file supportwith integrated player.
  • Open source under the MIT license.

How to Frame Questions During Academic Job Interviews


Remember that in this, as in all interview questions, you are still being quizzed and examined. The fact that your responses are being framed as questions for the department makes no difference at all. Your questions can’t simply be candid queries to supply yourself with information. Rather, they need to continue to reflect your fit and preparedness for the job.

That means your questions should show an understanding of the departmental and campus profile and mission, and should also indirectly communicate that you will be a pleasant and collegial colleague.

How to Respond to a “Revise and Resubmit” from an Academic Journal: Ten Steps to a Successful Revision


When I submit an article to a top journal, often the best possible outcome I can hope for is that the editors will invite me to respond to the reviewers’ comments and resubmit the article. At this point, I have successfully completed five requests to revise extensively and resubmit. Over time, I have developed a straightforward approach to these requests.  In this blog post, I will describe my method in ten easy-to-follow steps.