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January Returns Mean Nothing

Photo courtesy of Flickr. The first two weeks of January returns for the S&P 500 index were the worst in history. That statement is true. The index returned -7.93 percent for the period from Jan. 4-15, which was its worst ever start to the year. Show More Summary

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Flickr Photo by AstridWestvang I’ve been busy interviewing people who work for nonprofits for my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, with Aliza Sherman.   The book looks at how individuals can...Show More Summary

Tips for Taking Better Photos With Your iPhone

There's an adage that says the best camera is the one you have with you, and for most MacRumors readers, that's an iPhone. On popular photography site Flickr, the iPhone has long been the most popular camera, responsible for a significant...Show More Summary

America's Massive New Transportation Infrastructure System is Hiding in Plain Sight

A Tesla at rest (Photo: Steve Jurvetson/Flickr) On a Saturday in early January 2016, dozens of Teslas started pulling into a parking lot in Denton, Texas, on the north edge of Dallas, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony that'd been a year in the making. Show More Summary

Earthshine, Nightglow, and Other Gorgeous Forms of Celestial Light

The green ring is the magic of airglow over Barcelona. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Flickr) Everybody from painters, to songwriters, to annoying romantics in-between is always going on about the wonder and beauty of sunshine. Show More Summary

Fleeting Wonders: Cat Day and Ninja Day Collide in Japan

A Japanese cat celebrates both days at once. (Photo: Takashi Hososhima/Flickr) Was yesterday boring for you? You may want to move to Japan. There, February 22nd is National Cat Day, a time for pranks, cat photos, and furry friends. But...Show More Summary

Object of Intrigue: The Juvenile Oscars

The 1988 Academy Awards. (Photo: Alan Light/Flickr) The phrase “Juvenile Oscars” may evoke images of a tux-clad Seth MacFarlane singing songs about boobs, but it also refers to something else from Oscar nights gone by: special Academy...Show More Summary

Man Legally Changes His Name to Double Bacon Cheeseburger

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo of a double bacon cheesburger, but not this particular Double Bacon Cheeseburger, via Flickr member Hungry Dudes) The resident of London was born as Simon Smith, but as Bruce Wayne became Batman, so did Simon Smith become Double Bacon Cheeseburger. Show More Summary

The Curious Reasons Why Barber Shops Don't Take Credit Cards

A barber shop pole. (Photo: George P. Choma/flickr) A version of this post originally appeared on the Tedium newsletter. If you find yourself in a mom-and-pop barber shop or hair salon of any kind, you might find a common (but annoying)...Show More Summary

Tourists in their millions are 'wearing out Pompeii'

The Temple of Apollo, one of the areas most affected by heavy foot-fall. Photo: Ian Scott/Flickr Tourists on cruises are being advised to change their itineraries and check out lesser-known archaeological sites. Last week, the five towns...Show More Summary

Photo of the Week: An Ice-Breaking Ship Transporting Trains Over a Frozen Lake

The ice-breaking steamer the SS Baikal doing what it did best: churning through ice in freezing temperatures on Lake Baikal,in Siberia, c. 1900. (Photo: Tyne & Wear Archvies & Museum/flickr) In 1895, the Russian government commissioned an ice-breaking steamer from Armstrong Whitworth & Co, a shipbuilding company based in Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. Show More Summary

Strongest Cyclone Ever Recorded in Southern Hemisphere Makes Landfall

Tavarua Island, Fiji. Climate change is making these islands less of a paradise. (Photo: Flickr/stevetulk). Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in Fiji on Saturday night with record-breaking winds of 184 mph—the strongest cycloneShow More Summary

"Gloria and Madeline, What were you thinking!?" When aging feminists say patronizing things

(Photo: Flickr Create Commons, Jewish Women's Archive) By Annette Cycon I cringed last week as my feminist icons said insulting and degrading things to other women. Seriously Gloria!? Younger women voters support Bernie because "that's where the boys are"?! If a man had said, that we would have skewered him, as we are doing to you, for good reason. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #884

Here are some photos of TEA, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (2008) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, by Herzog & de Meuron (photographs by Wojtek Gurak). To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poolTo contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Pope Francis and Donald Trump: Bridges or Walls?

Photo via Gage Skidmore / Flickr As Christians, we are called to answer: What does God want us to build, bridges or walls? Donald Trump has never met a wall he doesn't love. He believes in border walls, in gated communities, in structures...Show More Summary

Bridges or Walls?

Photo via Gage Skidmore / Flickr As Christians, we are called to answer: What does God want us to build, bridges or walls? Donald Trump has never met a wall he doesn't love. He believes in border walls, in gated communities, in structures...Show More Summary

Why the Science of Salt is as Polarized as Politics

(Photo: Dubravko Sori?/Flickr) To salt or not to salt is a question most humans think about at least a few times a day, even if we remain puzzled over the health effects. And if you think you’ve seen conflicting studies on whether salt...Show More Summary

The Obscure 227-Year-Old law Now Being Used Against Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook in 2012. (Photo: Mike Deerkoski/Flickr) The latest privacy controversy over Apple devices doesn’t center on fancy new technology or a subtle terms-of-service change, but on a 227-year-old law. That law, known as the All Writs Act, was cited Wednesday by a U.S. Show More Summary

The Most Precious Cargo for Lighthouses Across America was a Traveling Library

A postcard showing Gay Head Lighthouse, Martha's Vineyard. (Photo: Boston Public Library/flickr) From the vantage point of a 19th century lighthouse, a small, slow ship would appear every few months on the horizon. A woman, her husband...Show More Summary

Towards A Unified Theory of the New York Cheesecake

Cheesecake on display at Lindy's, in Manhattan's theater district. (Photo: (vincent desjardins)/flickr) Few things bring a New Yorker more pleasure than arguing—whether it’s about the specific borders of neighborhoods or the fastest subway route or how great or terrible Times Square used to be. Show More Summary

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