THE MODERN WORLD

Sep 16

(Source: kruma, via thisistheverge)

“If Facebook is the blue-collar everyman network, Tumblr is more of a luxury destination. Niche yes, but lucrative for retailers. The high-end crowd is one of its top draws as a marketing platform. The median household income of Tumblr’s users is $80,075, ahead of Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.” — Tumblr’s Biggest Draw as a Marketing Platform Is Its Wealthier User Base | Adweek (via courtenaybird)

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Sep 14

smartercities:

Vertical Farming Is Key to the Smart Cities of the Future | STATETECH
Smart cities could look very different from today’s urban centers. Streetlights could be communicating with bus stops, and subway trains could be solar powered. Population growth will force local government leaders to rethink more than just transportation and housing. As the population increases, the real estate needed to grow the food we eat will become increasingly scarce. Some experts have suggested that a new agricultural approach called vertical farming, also known as urban farming, could solve this problem. In a model that is already being tested in Singapore, crops are grown indoors in tall buildings. The benefits are extensive, the technology is powerful and the results are delicious.

smartercities:

Vertical Farming Is Key to the Smart Cities of the Future | STATETECH

Smart cities could look very different from today’s urban centers. Streetlights could be communicating with bus stops, and subway trains could be solar powered. Population growth will force local government leaders to rethink more than just transportation and housing. As the population increases, the real estate needed to grow the food we eat will become increasingly scarce. Some experts have suggested that a new agricultural approach called vertical farming, also known as urban farming, could solve this problem. In a model that is already being tested in Singapore, crops are grown indoors in tall buildings. The benefits are extensive, the technology is powerful and the results are delicious.

(via rollership)

Sep 13

npr:

Parkour looks like skateboarding, without the skateboards. It is a city sport where people run, flip and slide through parks and over buildings — all with just their hands and feet.

A few weeks ago, parkour leaders met with the International Olympic Committee, which led to speculation that parkour could one day end up in the Olympics.

Parkour May Run, Flip, Dive And Slide Its Way Into Olympics
Photo Credit: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

npr:

Parkour looks like skateboarding, without the skateboards. It is a city sport where people run, flip and slide through parks and over buildings — all with just their hands and feet.

A few weeks ago, parkour leaders met with the International Olympic Committee, which led to speculation that parkour could one day end up in the Olympics.

Parkour May Run, Flip, Dive And Slide Its Way Into Olympics

Photo Credit: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

nevver:

Watches

nevver:

Watches

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“Google is teaming up with a dozen college campuses across the U.S. to provide access to free Chromebook notebooks to any student who wants one, in a system that lets them temporarily check out the laptops for late-night cram sessions or just finding the best animal GIFs on Imgur.” — Chromebook Lending Library Offers Students At 12 U.S. Colleges A Free Laptop To Borrow | TechCrunch (via infoneer-pulse)

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Sep 12

thisistheverge:

The OKCupid data blog is back as a book
The dating site founder’s new book is a love letter to big data

thisistheverge:

The OKCupid data blog is back as a book
The dating site founder’s new book is a love letter to big data

Sep 10

“Everything you can imagine is real.” — Pablo Picasso (via feellng)

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think-progress:

90% of American kids are eating too much salt.

think-progress:

90% of American kids are eating too much salt.

Sep 09

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mulberry-cookies:

Alexander Wang S/S 2015 (details)

mulberry-cookies:

Alexander Wang S/S 2015 (details)

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Sep 08

WHAT MAKES MILLENNIALS HAPPY?
CLO recently interviewed me on how to keep Gen Y engaged at work.
While finding fulfillment at work is not a new concept, millennials are bringing new values that are forcing companies to rethink how they can make workers happy.

WHAT MAKES MILLENNIALS HAPPY?

CLO recently interviewed me on how to keep Gen Y engaged at work.

While finding fulfillment at work is not a new concept, millennials are bringing new values that are forcing companies to rethink how they can make workers happy.

Sep 07

theweekmagazine:

Not a single state decreased its obesity rate last year

theweekmagazine:

Not a single state decreased its obesity rate last year

(Source: shapethings)