- Crowdsourcing doctors: American Public Media and the New York Times are using this form to crowdsource coverage on how insurance and other changes are affecting doctors' practices.
- Recommendations come to Foursquare, to encourage users to explore--it's seen as a new option for revenue for the service. And the New York Times has geared up to offer you recommendations in a more focused way, based on what you've been reading.
- A blog to savor: I go looking for new blogs to read every once in a while, to shake up my channels. Faye Food is such a find, and this post, titled "You could..." is just a reminder that we might all take this kind of back-into-it creative approach to our writing.
- Should big PR firms that represent drug companies run scientific societies' media operations? asked Ivan Oransky on the Embargo Watch blog, prompting interesting comments. Add to them, especially if you have other models to share. Oransky also shared news of the new editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
- The Centers for Disease Control offers crisis emergency risk communication training online.
- Would you know how to tweet an emergency? This is a health-focused article, but one you can translate to other situations.
- Want to increase your intelligence? Here are 5 ways to do that--a great post for creative work, writing and more. They're all good habits to cultivate.
- Liquid Planner is online project management software that comes highly recommended. (And claims it will save your sanity!)
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