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Will 2017 be the antivaccine year?

With the election of one of their own to the White House, antivaxers feel emboldened. They think that Donald Trump is sympathetic to their cause, and they have reasons to belief that. Will 2017 be the "tipping point," the year the antivaccine movement clearly becomes ascendant?

Stefon Diggs Apparently Shares Kyrie Irving's Flat Earth Beliefs

yesterdaySports : The Big Lead

Kyrie Irving believes the Earth is flat. As one of the current faces of the NBA, this could be the tipping point that encourages other (...)

2017 Could Be A Tipping Point For Corporate Wind & Solar Deals In Australia

Contracting for renewable energy development by big corporate energy users – as a way to keep a lid on electricity prices and guarantee supply – has been slow to catch on Down Under 2017 Could Be A Tipping Point For Corporate Wind &Show More Summary

Cross-sector Collaboration: What the Tipping Point Looks Like

Five successful change management strategies from an initiative to transform higher education.

Women at the Tipping Point...Is Corporate America Ready?

Women's voices are rising. Are we at a flashpoint address workplace inequalities? The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. - Malcolm Gladwell The...Show More Summary

My Place or Yours? Expert Tips for Apartment Hunting as a New Couple — Love Nest

With Valentine's Day on the brain, love is all flowers and candy. But the truth is that relationships are hard work. The most trying point for many of them is the moment you decide to move in together. We tapped relationship expert Dr. Show More Summary

Tinker Hatfield’s 10 Key Tips for Budding Sneaker Designers

If you’re a fan of Highsnobiety, you’ve likely heard of the living legend, Tinker Hatfield. If you haven’t, rather than shit talk you, I’ll simply say that you’re in for a treat. Point blank, Tinker Hatfield is the most influential modern sneaker designer. He gave the world some of the most influential and groundbreaking sneaker […]

Trump: a confluence of tipping points?

4 days agoAcademics : Nature

Dramatic change can suddenly happen when there is a confluence of factors reaching a 'tipping point' — the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 is an example. As climate change and societal change both move towards tipping points, the crisis prompted by the election

Arizona researchers study refugees' decisions to flee homes

University of Arizona political scientists are looking at how people become refugees, including what tipping points make them decide to actually leave their homes. The university says researchers Alex Braithwaite … Click to Continue...

Michael Winship: We need answers. Now!

A tip of the hat to Raw Story for pointing us to this Michael Winship editorial at BillMoyers.com. As the old saying goes, if you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit. It easily distracts us from the real issues, diverting our eyes from those important things that have to be closely examined [...]

Psychological 'recipe' identified for viral campaigns such as Ice Bucket Challenge

New work focusing on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reveals very brief shelf life of such viral campaigns, and suggests the nature of ‘virality’ and social tipping points themselves may be a stumbling block to deeper engagement with social issues that campaigns aim to promote.  

Viral charity campaigns have a psychological 'recipe' and all-too-brief lifespan

(University of Cambridge) New work focusing on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reveals very brief shelf life of such viral campaigns, and suggests the nature of 'virality' and social tipping points themselves may be a stumbling block to deeper engagement with social issues that campaigns aim to promote.

The White House's Michael Flynn problem reaches a tipping point

The scandal surrounding Russia and the White House National Security Advisor has taken a dramatic turn.

How to film a protest

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

No Film School has great tips for those who want to document a protest. Meerkat Media has covered a lot of public protests, and the most effective coverage requires more than just pointing a camera or phone at the action. (more…)

Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good

In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research Suffocating planet: air pollution around theShow More Summary

UK's cash-starved parks at tipping point of decline, MPs warn

Slashed budgets risk the nation’s 27,000 parks becoming no-go areas, with negative effects on park-goers’ health and the environment The UK’s cash-starved parks are at a tipping point of decline, MPs have warned, with severe impacts expected for park-goers’ health, community cohesion and the environment. Show More Summary

2 Executives Weigh In: Tipping Points for Large-Scale Change

Would you recognize the tipping points for large-scale change? 2 executives weigh in

Monkey fights help explain tipping points in animal societies

(Santa Fe Institute) A new analysis of pigtail macaque monkeys sheds light on social 'tipping points' in animal societies.

Monkey fights help explain tipping points in animal societies

Previous studies of flocks, swarms, and schools suggest that animal societies may verge on a "critical" point—in other words, they are extremely sensitive and can be easily tipped into a new social regime. But exactly how far animal societies sit from the critical point and what controls that distance remain unknown.

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