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A photographer asked teenagers to edit their photos until they thought they looked ‘social media ready,’ and the results are shocking

February 13th, 2019 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

  “Selfie Harm” by Rankin shows how quick and easy it is to transform your appearance for social media. Rankin A new photo series shows the lengths some people go to to edit their photos for Instagram. The project, by renowned photographer Rankin, asked 15 British teenagers to take five minutes editing their appearances to […]



New projection : World population will level off, then fall forever

February 12th, 2019 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

The conventional wisdom is that the global population is hurtling toward catastrophe — some project it could hit a staggering 11 billion by the year 2100. But a new book examines the data and comes to a radically different conclusion: instead of continuing to rise, the population will level out in about 30 years — […]



The 4 lingering obstacles to electric vehicle adoption (and what might overcome them)

February 10th, 2019 at 3:29 am » Comments Off

Electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity, though not as quickly as electricity providers would like. EVs represented only 2.4 percent of sales in the U.S. in August, according to Auto Alliance, and a Chinese study published that month found that only 18 percent of motorists in China are willing to consider an EV. So […]



China reportedly made an app to show people if they’re standing near someone in debt — a new part of its intrusive ‘social credit’ policy

January 30th, 2019 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

A province in northern China developed an app to tell users whether they are within a 500-meter radius of someone in debt, state media said. It’s called a “map of deadbeat debtors,” the China Daily state-run newspaper reported. It hopes to get citizens to monitor the so-called debtors and report them to authorities if they […]



Designing homes that appeal to Millenials

January 22nd, 2019 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

   Millennials are more accustomed to an apartment lifestyle than previous generations, spending time in rented properties before making the decision to own a home of their own. In fact, young adults are buying homes an average of five years later in life than they did a decade ago. As a result, their idea of […]



America’s most & least trusted professions

January 20th, 2019 at 1:32 pm » Comments Off

  When it comes to honesty in the workplace, some professions have a better reputation than others. For example, some people might question a doctor’s honesty or ethics when it comes to a diagnosis or blame the salesperson when a newly purchased used car breaks down after 20 miles on the road. That begs the […]



The crazy unfortunate rise of ‘Vacation Shaming’

January 20th, 2019 at 1:24 pm » Comments Off

Hope this nice couple isn’t feeling too guilty about taking their vacation. About a month ago I got a call from a journalist named Leslie Stevens-Huffman wanting to interview me about vacations and management. She’d noticed I’d written on the subject before (“Why America Has Become ‘The No-Vacation Nation’”) and that I’d been critical that […]



Only two US states are making enough babies to maintain their populations

January 15th, 2019 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

  But some demographers think it’s a good thing. Populations of humans around the world are generally on the rise, but the United States is an exception. The US birth rate is at a historic low, and on Thursday, the CDC reported that the fertility rate has plunged in tandem with it. As it stands, […]



How to want what you’ve got in a world of infinite choice

January 10th, 2019 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

  “Choose things that are good enough, and do not worry about whether they’re the best.” Psychologist Barry Schwartz is best known for his immensely popular TED Talk and his book The Paradox of Choice. He recently joined Ryan Hawk, host of The Learning Leader Show, to discuss what having too much of a good […]



New research says men who marry intelligent women live longer

January 10th, 2019 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

New research has shown that if a man wants to live a long healthy life, marrying a smart woman will go a long way in fulfilling this desire. Besides increasing longevity, having an intelligent wife can negate the chances of a man catching dementia. The right partner will definitely help enrich a person’s life. However, […]



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