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Poverty In The U.S. By The Numbers

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2010 Poverty Rate: 15.1%, 46.2 million people in poverty.

Here are the numbers behind the face of poverty in America.


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“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” Warren Buffet
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Robin Williams: Good Will Hunting bench in Boston gets quote tributes from fans

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Robin Williams has been honoured at the spot where he touched the most hearts during his rich and eccentric career, with fans scrawling Good Will Hunting quotes by the bench in Boston where his character so articulately conveyed the beauty of worldly experience and the simple magnificence of love.
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Son makes mother’s prom dream come true

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Belinda Smith never got a chance to go to prom when she was younger because she couldn't afford it. But as Steve Hartman reports, Belinda just got a second chance thanks to her son.
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Christianity faces sharp decline as Americans are becoming even less affiliated with religion

Christianity faces sharp decline as Americans are becoming even less affiliated with religion | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
There are more religiously unaffiliated Americans than Catholic Americans or mainline Protestant Americans.

 

Christianity is on the decline in America, not just among younger generations or in certain regions of the country but across race, gender, education and geographic barriers. The percentage of adults who describe themselves as Christians dropped by nearly eight percentage points in just seven years to about 71 percent, according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.

 

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Stranded: How America's Failing Public Transportation Increases Inequality

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40 Quirky Q-Words To Add To Your Vocabulary

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Short On Sleep? You Could Be A Disaster Waiting To Happen

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Megadisasters like Chernobyl and the Exxon Valdez oil spill were set off by people who were sleep-deprived. Researchers say they're able to pinpoint how lack of sleep derails decision-making.
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Chili's tweaks its food to look better on Instagram

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"chili's grill & bar, catering to the instagram crowd, revamped the look of its dishes to make them look better on social media ..."


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Kindergarteners Talk About Mindfulness in "Just Breathe" Short Film // Wavecrest Films

To view video on Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=167&v=RVA2N6tX2cg

 

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Upscale stores try 'smart' mirrors to help customers shop - New York Post

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Google acknowledges 11 accidents with its self-driving cars

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Google Inc. revealed Monday that its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago.

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What Reading Really Looks Like When You’re Dyslexic

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Dyslexic individuals experience the written word in three dimensions. Try it out for yourself. #ProjectLiteracy

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Game of Thrones Hints at the Apocalpyse

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“What makes a word profane, and how does cursing vary from place to place? James Harbeck explains. Warning: contains very strong language.”


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Pope Francis: What's in the Name?

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Q and A with Haddonfield girls' track star Carly Bonnet - Cherry Hill Courier Post

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Fox announced today that the 15th season of American Idol will be the end of the road for what was once the biggest show on TV.
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Teens probably won't like self-driving cars, but their parents will

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If consumers have their way, self-driving cars will enable parents to keep tighter reins on teen motorists. A survey conducted by the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University reveals that people are soundly in favor of putting parental controls in high-tech cars of the future. One thousand ...

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The solar road in the Netherlands is working even better than expected | Fiona MacDonald | Science Alert

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The Netherlands made headlines last year when it built the world's first solar road - an energy-harvesting bike path paved with glass-coated solar panels.

Now, six months into the trial, engineers say the system is working even better than expected, with the 70-metre test bike path generating 3,000 kWh, or enough electricity to power a small household for a year.

"If we translate this to an annual yield, we expect more than the 70kwh per square metre per year," Sten de Wit, spokesman for SolaRoad, the group behind the project, told Tarek Bazley at Al Jazeera. So just imagine the potential if we covered all our roads in the stuff.

It’s this kind of thinking that got the Internet so hyped-up over Solar Roadways last year - a crowd-funded project that aimed to power the entire US with solar-covered roads. However, the Netherlands became the first country to put the idea into practice with their installation in Krommenie, a town north of Amsterdam.

The solar panels used on the Dutch bike path are sandwiched between glass, silicon rubber and concrete, and are strong enough to support 12-tonne fire trucks without any damage. Each individual panel connects to smart metres, which optimise their output and feed their electricity straight into street lighting, or the grid.

The engineers spent five years creating the system to be durable. "If one panel is broken or in shadow or dirt, it will only switch off that PV panel," said Jan-Hendrik Kremer, Renewable Energy Systems consultant at technology company Imtech.

More than 150,000 cyclists rode over the solar panels during the trial, and so far they’ve only noticed one fault - a small section of a coating, which provided grip to the surface, has become delaminated due to temperature fluctuations. The team at SolaRoad is now working to improve this coating.

 

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The changing roles of energy and technology

 

This article is about the first solar road/bike path, which was installed in the Netherlands and is doing better than expected. 

 

The idea for solar roads did not originate in the Netherlands, but they were the first to implement it. Rather than installing solar panels on rooftops, bike paths and roads are an efficient use of space. With world population on the rise and energy consumption rising with it, the energy provided by solar roads could by instrumental in environmental preservation and clean energy. While inventions and innovations such as Smart Phones, potential of productivity has started to increase as well as energy consumption. The solar roads are a new use of energy and technology to solve problems caused by inventions that were meant to solve other problems. The problem with solar roads, as always, is the cost. To make the panels durable enough to withstand constant traffic over them is expensive. It would also prompt the massive undertaking of improving general infrastructure of a country before the solar panels could be implemented. Finding the funds for such a project would be a challenge, but would the solar investment be worth it? 

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10 proven tactics for reading people's body language

10 proven tactics for reading people's body language | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Know what to look for.

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Morning Glory

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Reinvention is never easy, but for McDonald’s and its burger- and taco-slinging peers, it’s become essential. And the Golden Arches are creaking under the pressure.
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