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The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. Dec. 19, 2012, 12:59 PM UTC. The Science Behind Why We Binge-Watch - Wistia Blog. Binge-watching may not be a new concept, but it’s fast becoming the new normal.
Ten years ago, in those dark days before the advent of streaming services, DVD box sets and the occasional TV marathon were the only ways to get your binge-watching fix. These days, though, streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime are making binge-watching — watching two or more (sometimes much, much more) episodes of a single series in quick succession — an acceptable and fast-growing practice. According to a 2017 survey from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American watches 2.7 hours of TV per day or nearly 20 hours each week.
Much of that time is spent binge-watching — a 2013 Netflix survey found that among nearly 1,500 surveyed TV streamers, 61% of users binge-watch shows regularly (in this case, binge-watching was defined as watching two to three episodes of a single series in one session). Binge-watching is an easy, feel-good fix. Royal Constellations. A 1000 years of ancestral connections in the European royal families Discover the shortest path between two royals If you click on a star you will select & fix that person.
By clicking on another star the visual will show you the shortest path between the two (although sometimes multiple shortest paths exist. Heat: the next big inequality issue. When July’s heatwave swept through the Canadian province of Quebec, killing more than 90 people in little over a week, the unrelenting sunshine threw the disparities between rich and poor into sharp relief.
While the well-heeled residents of Montreal hunkered down in blissfully air conditioned offices and houses, the city’s homeless population – not usually welcome in public areas such as shopping malls and restaurants – struggled to escape the blanket of heat. Benedict Labre House, a day centre for homeless people, wasn’t able to secure a donated air-conditioning unit until five days into the heatwave.
The Revolution Isn't Being Televised. Three Type of Arrogance. Explanations > Relationships > Three Type of Arrogance Belief arrogance | Crowing arrogance | Perceived arrogance | So what?
Arrogance can be viewed as appearing in three forms: belief, crowing and perceived, each of which is quite different. Belief arrogance Belief arrogance comes before a person is agreed as being right. Daily Ethical Design. Suddenly, I realized that the people next to me might be severely impacted by my work.
Article Continues Below I was having a quick lunch in the airport. A group of flight attendants sat down at the table next to me and started to prepare for their flight. For a while now, our design team had been working on futuristic concepts for the operations control center of these flight attendants’ airline, pushing ourselves to come up with innovative solutions enabled by the newest technologies. As the control center deals with all activities around flying planes, our concepts touched upon everything and everyone within the airline. AIGA, the professional association for design. Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy.
Three weeks ago, around a quarter of the American population elected a demagogue with no prior experience in public service to the presidency.
In the eyes of many of his supporters, this lack of preparation was not a liability, but a strength. Donald Trump had run as a candidate whose primary qualification was that he was not “a politician”. Depicting yourself as a “maverick” or an “outsider” crusading against a corrupt Washington establishment is the oldest trick in American politics – but Trump took things further. He broke countless unspoken rules regarding what public figures can or cannot do and say. Every demagogue needs an enemy. Trump claimed that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were willing to let ordinary Americans suffer because their first priority was political correctness. The Wall is Killing People - by Stats. Death, Damage, and Failure. The U.S. has turned away from addressing the complex causes of immigration and smuggling, and a careful consideration of the most effective ways to respond to these issues, and instead has focused myopically on enforcement and militarizing our borders.
Building walls along the southwest border has become a centerpiece of this trend. Like the overemphasis on enforcement, the border wall project is not grounded in facts. But existing border walls blight border communities, tear apart delicate border ecosystems, and redirect crossings into the most remote and treacherous areas where thousands of men, women, and children have lost their lives attempting to enter the United States in search of safety or economic opportunity. Eco.logic. Effervesce.
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