· Given how much I hate meetings I appreciated the Steve Jobs approach to meetings  (keep them small and short, throw out the least necessary person at the table, and no spectators); and Dilbert’s retort on brainstorming sessions .
· Marina Adshade has a couple of interesting posts (part 1 , part 2 ) examining the impact of the availability of online dating on how people search for a partner – interesting hypotheses about it increasing reservation values so much that people potentially become too picky – but cries out for an experiment or at least more empirical evidence.
· The boom in biostatistics  covered by Stanford Medicine – discusses issues like reducing false positive rates when dealing with massive numbers of tests like in gene arrays; and new approaches to automate clinical trials.
· If you want to see some of the newest research on migration and development, the recent fifth annual AFD/World Bank/CGD conference on migration and development is a good place to look – the program  and many of the papers  are now available online.
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