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Talk, as prepared, for the Tathva 2007 computer conference at NIT Calicut. ( Additional notes .) Translations: 日本語
(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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Gay rights laws in America have evolved to allow — but in some cases ban — rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people on a range of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption, housing, employment and school bullying. The handling of gay rights issues vary by state and follow trends by region • Obama supports same-sex marriage: share with us what it means to you • Gay rights: five activists reflect on the history of the movement in the US • President Obama endorses gay marriage
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Thanks to policy changes by President Obama earlier this year designed to encourage more contact between Americans and citizens of the Communist-ruled island, the Treasury Department is once again granting so-called “people-to-people” licenses, which greatly expand travel opportunities for Cuba-bound visitors.