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Obama and Trudeau's Methane Pledge Takes Aim at the Right Target

March 11th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

The oil and gas industry is the United States' biggest emitter of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.


Reality TV Linked to Heightened Narcissism

March 9th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

New research finds a link between higher levels of narcissism and a preference for certain television genres, including sports.

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What if Facebook forgot Donald Trump?

March 8th, 2016  |  Source: Techcrunch.com

This year, more money will be spent on political ads – $11.4 billion – than ever before. According to Borrell Associates around $1 billion of that will be spent on digital media, and half of that on social media. Compare that digital media spend to the $22.25 million spent in 2008, and you’ll see a 5,000 percent increase.

But forget ad spend for a second. Think about where voters now get their news – or the food of their outrage.


Which Police Strategies Work?

March 7th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

A new report examines data from more than 1,400 studies of programs such as broken windows policing, gun buybacks, therapy, and other attempts to curtail death and violence in American cities.


The Robots Are Coming … to Take Your Job

March 4th, 2016  |  Source: Knowledge@Wharton

Today, robots are increasingly handling many jobs in manufacturing that were done by human hands not more than 20 years ago. This sea change has affected a variety of industries, and it’s one reason why the jobs recovery of the past few years hasn’t included as many manufacturing jobs. Those jobs weren’t just destroyed — they were lost to smart machines.

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Media Veterans Get in on the Nonprofit News Boom

March 3rd, 2016  |  Source: Observer.com

American Media Institute staffs up

After more than two decades at The New York Times, editor Tom Kuntz left the paper of record earlier this year to head up American Media Institute (AMI), a donor-supported nonprofit news organization dedicated to “in-depth investigations, city news and regional spot stories.”

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The New Wave of Entrepreneurship

March 2nd, 2016  |  Source: Toptal.com

There is a multi-trillion dollar economy opening up to technology faster than ever. It has been driven by trends that have changed the nature of how entrepreneurs will be characterized going forward; specifically, industry executives will be the next wave of in-demand startup CEOs.


1 in 4 Americans on verge of financial ruin

February 23rd, 2016  |  Source: Marketwatch.com

The rich keep getting richer. The rest of us aren’t so lucky.

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The right way to do drugs

February 11th, 2016  |  Source: The Economist

The argument for the legalization of cannabis has been won. Now for the difficult bit




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