Rite in the Rain® Pocket Notebook

Rite in the Rain® Pocket Notebook

Rite in the Rain is the sort of no-nonsense brand name that you can’t indeed argue with – because this is exactly what these innovative notebooks permit you to do. Taking advantage of very clever paper technology, they enable you to make notes – with a pencil or biro – in moist, rainy or utterly humid conditions. Without any smudging. And without you worrying about whether your notebook will disintegrate mid-trip. They’re ideal for travellers, outdoor enthusiasts or professionals working…

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Science across boundaries and international differences inbetween authors

Science across boundaries and international differences inbetween authors

Dr. Helle Goldman is the Chief Editor of Polar Research, the international, multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal of the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI). In this segment of a x-part interview series, Dr. Goldman provides an insightful view about science across boundaries and differences inbetween authors from different parts of the world. While discussing the varying quality of manuscripts and how authors can enhance their writing, she also sheds light on why submissions from some regions are more challenging to work with than…

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The other day I was watching one of my beloved cheesy holiday films in which a kid wrote Santa asking for a fresh wifey for her dad, and I thought to myself, I wish I could write a letter to Santa asking for what I want

The other day I was watching one of my beloved cheesy holiday films in which a kid wrote Santa asking for a fresh wifey for her dad, and I thought to myself, I wish I could write a letter to Santa asking for what I want

While I don't believe everything I've read about the Law of Attraction — I don't think you can't just think something and hope it will happen; you have to take positive act — I do believe there's something to be said for putting into words the things you want in your life. We often think we know what we want, but when you sit down and actually write down what you want, it can be an eye-opening practice. Your priorities are…

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How to write a thank-you note

How to write a thank-you note

Inspired? Create and share with #MyHallmark . WHO Make a list of everyone you need to thank. If your thank-yous are the result of a party in your honor, write down the names of those who sent or brought a bounty, whether it came by mail, email, carrier pigeon or in person. Then add in the friends who did anything to help out with the get-together—planning, decorating, running errands and so on. WHAT Here’s the basic template for a good…

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An overview of the ORCID Survey 2015

An overview of the ORCID Survey 2015

Most of you may be familiar with ORCID. ORCID (Open Research and Contributor Identifier) is a non-profit, community-based initiative aimed at creating unique identifiers for researchers across organizations, disciplines, and geographies. Researchers are encouraged to register for ORCID as its unique 16-digit numeric identifier is linked to their research work and achievements, ensuring that they get credit for their work. To understand researchers’ awareness and perceptions of ORCID, a survey was conducted by ORCID which ran from August 2015 to September…

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Footnotes in tables (part Two): formatting, spacing, and punctuation

Footnotes in tables (part Two): formatting, spacing, and punctuation

Now that we have dealt with the use of footnotes in tables in a general way [refer to the earlier post here], let us consider some points of detail. Formatting the footnote marker: A footnote marker should stand out from the surrounding text, which is why it is common to make the superscript letters or numerals used as footnote markers bold. It is even more helpful not only to make the marker bold but also to italicize it so that it leans…

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