Rare Film of Sculptor Auguste Rodin Working at his Studio in Paris (1915) In the past few days we’ve featured a series of remarkable little films of French artists Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas. Today we wrap things up with just one more: a rare glimpse of the great sculptor Auguste Rodin. The footage was taken in 1915, two years before Rodin’s death. There are several sequences. Grassroots philanthropy; charitable tax deductible donations; project impact See How It Works - Just Press Play! GlobalGiving connects you to over 1,000 pre-screened grassroots charity projects around the world. It's an efficient, transparent way to make an impact with your giving. Connecting Donors to Doers GlobalGiving begins with the dedicated, tenacious individuals who are driving change in their communities. From running orphanages and schools, to helping survivors of natural disasters, these people are do-gooders to the core.
Images by Circos in Publications: Newspapers, Magazines, Books and Journals Report on Business makes the connection between companies and perks in their January 2011 issue. Is your resume ready? What about your visualization? The Limits of Friendship Robin Dunbar came up with his eponymous number almost by accident. The University of Oxford anthropologist and psychologist (then at University College London) was trying to solve the problem of why primates devote so much time and effort to grooming. In the process of figuring out the solution, he chanced upon a potentially far more intriguing application for his research. At the time, in the nineteen-eighties, the Machiavellian Intelligence Hypothesis (now known as the Social Brain Hypothesis) had just been introduced into anthropological and primatology discourse. It held that primates have large brains because they live in socially complex societies: the larger the group, the larger the brain. Thus, from the size of an animal’s neocortex, the frontal lobe in particular, you could theoretically predict the group size for that animal.
For VE Day, Watch This Technicolor Film of Berlin, Two Months After World War II On the 70th anniversary of VE Day, a remarkable film shows Berliners cleaning up a city in ruin. These days, Berlin is a nexus of 21st-century cool. New York magazine recently called it the “post-tourist capital of Europe,” capturing the trend of younger visitors coming for multi-month stays, drawn by its surplus of affordable housing, dining, and culture. In the wake of a uniquely tumultuous century for the city, Berlin has captured the world’s imagination in a way that would have been unthinkable just 15 years ago. How to Make the World a Better Place: 25 Steps Edit Article Improving LocallyImproving GloballyImproving at HomeGetting More Ideas Edited by Spacookie, Sondra C, Flickety, Maluniu and 89 others The world is an awfully big place and there are accordingly a huge number of things that you can do to make it an even more incredible place to live.
Prince Ea Richard Williams, better known by his stage name Prince Ea, is an American rapper and activist. Early life Prince Ea was born as Richard Williams on September 16, 1988 in St. Louis, Missouri, the youngest of three children, and has resided there his whole life. The alias Prince Ea is derived from Sumerian mythology ("The prince of the Earth"). WIN/Gallup International’s annual global End of Year survey shows a brighter outlook for 2014 - Intelligence Reports ORB, as part of the WIN/Gallup International network, undertook fieldwork across 65 countries around the world, asking representative samples in each country how they felt about the upcoming year, which countries they felt were the greatest threat to world peace and how they would feel about women taking a greater role in politics. WIN/Gallup International, the leading global association in market research and polling, has today published the results of its annual End of Year Survey which explores the outlook, expectations, hopes and fears of people from 65 countries around the world. Headlines A new wave of optimism?
Enter every schoolboy's nightmare From his Freaks and Geeks days to last year’s Palo Alto, memories of the awkwardness of high school have filtered through many of James Franco’s projects. The latest is this short, which opens the actor-turned-producer’s The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards: a series of vignettes based on short stories by Robert Boswell. Directed by on-the-rise talent Mark Columbus, Guests tells a story of two pervasive forces of nature: the unrelenting bully who targets Charlie (Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez), and the cancer that is killing his father (Matthew Modine). For Columbus, the film aims to capture the strange ways that memory works. “The way I imagine everything in my memory is always washed out and sun-dried, with details on the weirdest things,” he says.
How AirBnb and Uber could be the next eBay and Amazon (Update: Weeks after I wrote this post, Google invested over $250 million into Uber. Google has Shopping Express delivery, self-driving cars, a social network that may categorize things you own, this is in general alignment with the following thesis) Collaborative Economy startups like Airbnb and Uber will play a major role in changing the economic culture if they continue at their current growth rate. Airbnb could be the next eBay, and Uber could be the next Amazon. NASA Graphics Standards Manual "A driving force and the use of innovative techniques and ideas have brought NASA the image of a get-it-done agency, and the record backs up the reputation. As we move ahead to an even more exciting era in aeronautical research and space exploration, we have added a new tool to enhance and symbolize the progressive path we have always followed. Not as suspenseful as a Command and Service Module splashdown nor as dramatic as a Mariner flyby, it is nonetheless of major importance because it is designed to achieve maximum communication of the agency's program objectives, both internally and externally. We have adopted a new system of graphics-the visual communications system by which we are known to those who read our publications, see our vehicle markings and signboards and the logotype that unmistakably brands them as NASA's."