Hazardous Fruits and Vegetables: Do You Know the Dirty Dozen? | TakePart - Inspiration to Action Sometimes it's good to cheat. In the grocery store, that is. Ahem. We're not advocating getting more-than-friendly with the produce manager. The TakePart way to get ahead in the grocery store is with a hazardous food cheat sheet. Image Courtesy of Heidi Kenney, of My Paper Crane Rules for food shopping seem to multiply daily, and navigating the supermarket has become a fact-frenzy nightmare. It makes sense to have the facts handy. But what if you want in on the data trend but don't have an iPhone? The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen cheat sheet, created by mom and foodie Heidi Kenney, is a the size of a business card. Kenney says she created the handy device out of necessity: "We have been trying to buy as many organic fruits and vegetables as we can, but the area we live in sometimes makes it a bit of a challenge. The cheat sheet is available on Heidi's site, My Paper Crane, in a printable file.
Thematic Mapping Engine, un outil de création de planisphères statistiques pour Google Earth Retour à la lettre d'information géomatique n°6 Thematic Mapping Engine, c’est quoi ? Ce moteur de cartes thématiques permet de visualiser directement des données statistiques mondiales dans Google Earth. La principale source de ces données est UnData. Ce dernier est un moteur de recherche Internet qui propose des séries de données statistiques de base, fournies par les Nations Unies. Il est l’oeuvre de la division statistique des Nations Unies. Thematic Mapping Engine est l’oeuvre du norvégien Bjørn Sandvik. Comment cela fonctionne-t-il ? L’interface permet de choisir différents critères de données et de représentations. Première étape: choisir un indicateur Les indicateurs reprennent les thèmes développés par les bases de données des Nations-Unies. La démographie mondiale : Données sur la population mondiale de 1950 à 2050 (avec une projection à partir de l’année 2008). Deuxième étape : choisir une technique de cartographie. Il s’agit de choisir un type de représentation graphique :
One Day on Earth: A film shot in every country in the world on a single day... This trailer is the first glimpse of One Day on Earth, an ambitious motion picture shot by thousands of filmmakers in every country in the world on a single day: October 10, 2010. The trailer alone includes footage from 90 individuals and organizations. The producer/director Kyle Ruddick is currently editing down 3,000 hours of film and is asking for help via Kickstarter to complete the project. I don’t know about you but it gave me chills. Toilet paper orientation The over orientation The under orientation While many people consider this topic unimportant, some hold strong opinions on the matter. Advice columnist Ann Landers said that the subject was the most controversial issue in her column's history. Defenders of either position cite advantages ranging from aesthetics, hospitality, and cleanliness to paper conservation, the ease of detaching individual squares, and compatibility with a recreational vehicle or a cat. Celebrities are found on both sides. Solutions range from compromise, to using separate dispensers or separate bathrooms entirely, or simply ignoring the issue altogether. Context and relevance Sociologists are often concerned that their discipline is seen merely as an elaboration of the trivial or the obvious. Burns' activity has been adopted by a social psychology course at the University of Notre Dame, where it is used to illustrate the principles of Berger and Luckmann's 1966 classic The Social Construction of Reality.
Born in the USA, Made in France | Geography Education | Scoop.it France — the land of haute cuisine, fine wine and cheese — would be the last place you would expect to find a thriving fast-food market. In a country known for its strong national identity and anti-globalization movement, it seems improbable that McDonald’s could have survived the onslaught of French social and political activism. In 1999, José Bové, an agricultural unionist, became a hero to anti-globalization supporters when he and his political group, Confédération Paysanne, bulldozed a McDonald’s in Milau, France, to protest against U.S. trade restrictions on French dairy products. With bullhorn in hand, he declared to the television news cameras: “We attacked this McDonald’s because it is a symbol of multinationals that want to stuff us with junk food and ruin our farmers.” Local Responsiveness Burger King — arguably McDonald’s largest competitor in the world — entered the French market in 1981 but closed its 39 stores in 1997. Fireplaces and Flatscreen TVs Suppliers as Partners
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us July 22, 2011 by Akira Hirai Daniel Pink’s book, Drive, explores some misconceptions about what drives human behaviors. For example, one commonly held belief is that if you provide larger monetary incentives, people will perform better. This turns out to be true for simple, mechanical tasks, but false when applied to complex tasks that require conceptual reasoning. For the latter, better outcomes are achieved by providing autonomy, providing people with the opportunity to master the subject matter, and creating a sense of purpose. This brilliantly animated video summarizes some of Dan’s thinking. Other articles by Akira Hirai. Filed under: Economics, Strategy About Cayenne Consulting.
Guantánamo: security services must be protected, says Ken Clarke | World news The work of Britain's security services will be permanently hidden from court hearings under plans designed to prevent a repeat of the million-pound payouts this week to Guantánamo Bay detainees. A government green paper, which the justice secretary, Kenneth Clarke, yesterday told MPs would be published next summer, will contain specific proposals designed to prevent the courts from releasing the kind of information that has emerged from recent Guantánamo cases in the English courts. "It will absolutely eliminate [the possibility of] the process happening again," a well-placed Whitehall official claimed last night. Ministers have been convinced by MI5 and MI6 that disclosing information held by the security and intelligence agencies – and notably information provided by foreign agencies such as the CIA – compromises Britain's national security. "The details of the settlement have been made subject to a legally binding confidentiality agreement," he told the Commons.
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Kurt Vonnegut explains drama I was at a Kurt Vonnegut talk in New York a few years ago. Talking about writing, life, and everything. He explained why people have such a need for drama in their life. He said, “People have been hearing fantastic stories since time began. The problem is, they think life is supposed to be like the stories. He drew an empty grid on the board, like this: Time moves from left to right. He said, “Let's look at a very common story arc. It starts with her awful life with evil stepsisters, scrubbing the fireplace. “People LOVE that story! He wiped the board clean and said, “Now let's look at another popular story arc: the disaster.” It's an ordinary day in an ordinary town. But the problem is, life is really like this... Our lives drifts along with normal things happening. “But because we grew up surrounded by big dramatic story arcs in books and movies, we think our lives are supposed to be filled with huge ups and downs! That's why people invent fights.