Lydia Calas is Michael Bloomberg’s sign language interpreter, & has become a surprise hero with her animated face contrasting Bloomberg expressionless one.
Hurricane Sandy has highlighted, for a lot of folk, the reality that when natural disasters strike supply chains, you gotta do with what little they may be. Tips on feeding the family, hurricane edition
The lady had a pacemaker installed, & somehow it stopped working, unless she was upside down.
“Do what you love…” read the passage here” – from Debbie Millman’s book “Look both ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life & Design“
Is Banking Unusually Prone to Risky Practices?, Posner explores this question by applying Darwinian theory of evolution (ie survival of the fittest) by adapting to the competitive environment. A good description of the true banking industry, & its current avatar into a short-term focused industry
I found this video that explains how the japanese game of Ken Ken is played. Will Shortz, the man behind the NYTimes puzzles. Warning: The game is addictive!
Sarita Rai describes how the garbage crisis is closing the schism between the gated communities (a favorite for expats) & everyone else.
An ambitious experiment by the One Laptop Per Child organisation in two remote villages in Ethiopia is trying to see if see if illiterate kids with no previous exposure to written words can learn how to read all by themselves, by experimenting with the tablet and its preloaded alphabet-training games, e-books, movies, cartoons, paintings, and other programs ,