Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

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25/05/2011
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Women in Business (infographic)

Sadly, there is still a long road ahead for women. Female CEO executives are compensated far less than their male counterparts. Some studies attribute it to leaving the work force several times to take care of children, some studies claim women are not as aggressive as men, and some studies cannot pinpoint any reasons for discrepancies in salaries. Continue reading

23/05/2011
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Visualizing our Interface

Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data—and at times vast numbers of people—and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the “Wilderness Downtown” video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human. Continue reading

10/05/2011
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Rep. Earl Blumenauer wants better tax benefits for bike, transit commuters

He acknowledges that bike commuting isn’t for everyone. But he says that acknowledging bicycles as a legitimate transportation option is an important step. “Will everybody do it? No,” he said. “But it’s an affirmation of people’s choices. And giving people choices … These are things that slowly but surely, they don’t tilt the playing field, but they level it.” Continue reading

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