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In political science, historical rankings of Presidents of the United States are surveys conducted in order to construct rankings of the success of individuals who have served as President of the United States. Ranking systems are usually based on surveys of academic historians and political scientists or popular opinion. The rankings focus on the presidential achievements, leadership qualities, failures and faults. General findings George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt are consistently ranked at the top of the lists. Historical rankings of Presidents of the United States
Talk, as prepared, for the Tathva 2007 computer conference at NIT Calicut. (Additional notes.) Translations: 日本語 The American writer Kurt Vonnegut used to always title his talks "How to Get a Job Like Mine" and then proceed to talk about whatever he felt like. I'm in a bit of the opposite situation. I was told I could talk about whatever I felt like and I decided that, instead of pontificating for a while about the future of the Internet or the power of mass collaboration, the most interesting thing I could talk about was probably "How to Get a Job Like Mine". Aaron Swartz: howtoget
(Pete Suechting)— Why are charity and environmental conscientiousness so widespread, even fashionable, in today’s society? Back in the 1960’s and even earlier than that, these attitudes were anomalies, only practiced by societal outliers. Before Rachel Carson’s landmark work, Silent Spring, most Americans were unaware that humans could have an adverse and discernible impact on the environment. Global Capitalism with a Human Face? « AC VOICE
Update: CalorieLab has the 2008 rankings, with a map and a detailed table of data. Mississippi has taken over the top spot from Alabama in the 2005 obesity ranking of states by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). Colorado comes in as the leanest state. However, the obesity level for all states but Oregon has increased over the last year; in Oregon, the level remained the same. The obesity rankings were based on averages of three years of data from 2002–2004. The original data analyzed comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and can be found at the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) web site. Fattest States
Compared to previous generations, Millennials seem to have some very different habits that have taken both established companies and small businesses by surprise. One of these is that Generation Y doesn't seem to enjoy purchasing things. The Atlantic's article "Why Don't Young Americans Buy Cars?" mused recently about Millennials' tendency to not care about owning a vehicle. The subtitle: "Is this a generational shift, or just a lousy economy at work?" What if it's not an "age thing" at all? Why Millennials Don't Want To Buy Stuff
Social Media By Gender: Women Dominate Pinterest, Twitter, Men Dominate Reddit, YouTube (INFOGRAPHIC) We've heard over and over again that Pinterest is all for the ladies. TIME declared that "Men Are from Google+, Women Are from Pinterest" back in February, and in January Gizmodo published an article in January describing Pinterest as "Tumblr for Ladiez." Clumsy phrasing, but it is true that 72 percent of Pinterest users are female. One question women's dominance on Pinterest raises is whether it portends a larger female presence across social media.
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All young adults who think they’re getting a raw deal in today’s economy, let me tell you about how it was back in my day. In 1984, my final undergraduate year of university, tuition cost more or less $1,000. I earned that much in a summer without breaking a sweat. When I went looking for a new car in 1986, the average cost was roughly half of what it is now. 2012 vs. 1984: Young adults really do have it harder today
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The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) | Threat Level Photo: Name Withheld; Digital Manipulation: Jesse Lenz The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s the heart of Mormon country, where religious pioneers first arrived more than 160 years ago. They came to escape the rest of the world, to understand the mysterious words sent down from their god as revealed on buried golden plates, and to practice what has become known as “the principle,” marriage to multiple wives. Today Bluffdale is home to one of the nation’s largest sects of polygamists, the Apostolic United Brethren, with upwards of 9,000 members.
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Mobile Edition With the rise of social media sites, companies are getting hit with a blizzard of unstructured data, and must now find cost-effective ways to integrate and analyze the collective pool of big data to generate granular business insights. With the rise of social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube, companies are getting hit with a blizzard of unstructured data. This data onslaught comes on top of rapid growth in the amount of customer data housed in enterprise systems. Companies now must find cost-effective ways to integrate and analyze the collective pool of big data to generate granular business insights. A recent Intel white paper may have said it best: "We are in the midst of a revolution in the way companies access, manage, and use data.