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Wealth Inequality in America

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actua...

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Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, March 6, 2013 2:36 PM

Des Amériques: les Etats Unis. 

Jennifer S. Hong's curator insight, December 27, 2013 3:39 PM

"In a country well governed, poverty is somehing to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of." -Confucius.

Luke Walker's curator insight, October 5, 2014 9:17 AM

Mind blowing and utterly ridiculous.

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Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box | Video on TED.com

The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth.
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The five major world religions - John Bellaimey

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It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like ‘Where do we come
from?’ and ‘How do I live a life of meaning?’ These existential questions are central to the five major world religions -- and that’s not all that connects these
faiths. John Bellaimey explains the intertwined histories and cultures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
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A Map of Every Device in the World That's Connected to the Internet

A Map of Every Device in the World That's Connected to the Internet | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Where is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that can access the internet are located.
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2 Simple Maps That Reveal How American Agriculture Actually Works

2 Simple Maps That Reveal How American Agriculture Actually Works | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
There really are two different Americas: the heartland, and the coasts....
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Looks like corn and soybeans have been supplanted by wheat. 

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35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants

Take a tour through America's immigrant heritage — at its most and least welcoming
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How Your Neighborhood Affects Your Paycheck

How Your Neighborhood Affects Your Paycheck | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The part of town where you live—and especially where you grew up—can profoundly affect lifetime earnings.
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This Graphic Of Africa's Actual Size Will Blow Your Mind

This Graphic Of Africa's Actual Size Will Blow Your Mind | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Africa is bigger than China, India, Europe, and the USA. COMBINED.
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▶ Janicki Omniprocessor - YouTube

Bill Gates recently got to check out the Omniprocessor, an ingenious machine designed and built by Janicki Bioenergy, which turns human waste into water and ...
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Sustainability? Source for clean water for the Developing World

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Why U.S. Egg Prices Have Nearly Doubled Since September

Why U.S. Egg Prices Have Nearly Doubled Since September | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
It seems that 2015 will be the year the U.S. egg industry gets scrambled.
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First world problems read by third world people [LEGENDADO] - YouTube

A new ad campaign from charitable organization Water is Life features Haitian children and adults reading the everyday gripes and minor irritations first wor...
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Harvard Design Magazine: Built on Sand: Singapore and the New State of Risk

Harvard Design Magazine: Built on Sand: Singapore and the New State of Risk | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
In June 2014, drivers crossing the causeway between Singapore and Johor, Malaysia, began to notice something strange. A slender sandbar, which had long stood...
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Another because we can. 

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Human Development Index (HDI)

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"This map shows Human Development Index (HDI) for 169 countries in the World. The HDI is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standard of living for countries worldwide. The HDI sets a minimum and a maximum for each dimension, called goalposts, and then shows where each country stands in relation to these goalposts, expressed as a value between 0 and 1, where greater is better. The Human Development Index (HDI) measures the average achievements in a country in three basic dimensions of human development: health, knowledge and standard of living."

 

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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, January 21, 10:55 PM


"Este mapa muestra el Índice de Desarrollo Humano (IDH) de 169 países en el mundo. El IDH es una medida comparativa de la esperanza de vida, alfabetización, educación y nivel de vida de los países en todo el mundo. El IDH establece un mínimo y un máximo para cada dimensión , llamado postes, y luego muestra la posición de cada país con relación a estos valores objetivos, expresados como un valor entre 0 y 1, donde mayor es mejor. El Índice de Desarrollo humano (IDH) mide los avances promedio de un país en tres dimensiones básicas del desarrollo humano: salud, conocimientos y nivel de vida ".

Brian Wilk's curator insight, January 22, 6:36 PM

This is really cool.....

 

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www.bharatemployment.com

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What's wrong with what we eat?

What's wrong with what we eat? | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
It's easy to worry about food: Are we eating the wrong stuff? What about people who don't have enough to eat? These talks examine the problems -- and some compelling solutions.
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A playlist of 9 TED talks about the food we eat

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Printable List of Monsanto Owned “Food” Producers

Printable List of Monsanto Owned “Food” Producers | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
In light of the recent public anger over the Monsanto Protection Act, here’s a simple, printable list of companies that use Monsanto products. By avoiding products made by companies on this list, you can help ensure your money isn’t going to Monsanto and also watch out for the health of your family and yourself.
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10 Territorial Disputes That Mean Your Maps Are Already Wrong

10 Territorial Disputes That Mean Your Maps Are Already Wrong | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
As it stands, there are well over 150 territorial disputes around the globe, some more urgent than others. Here are 10 you need to know about -- and that could redefine the world map.
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 The changing nature of maps.

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Nigeria expected to have larger population than US by 2050

Nigeria expected to have larger population than US by 2050 | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
UN predicts that Africa – and Nigeria in particular – will be at forefront of huge global population rise over next century
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Playpumps | All children have the right to clean water ....... and the right to play

Playpumps | All children have the right to clean water ....... and the right to play | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
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Another cheap source for clean water in Africa

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▶ Climate Change and Agriculture: America's Heartland - YouTube

Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will affect food production in the future. Scientists say farmers and ranchers will have to deal with i...
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Agriculture and Climate Change. How will it effect our food?

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The Real Reason U.S. Gas Is So Cheap Is Americans Don't Pay the True Cost of Driving

The Real Reason U.S. Gas Is So Cheap Is Americans Don't Pay the True Cost of Driving | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
A gas tax that fully corrected for the social impact of car reliance would upend life as we know it.
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Interesting article comparing gas taxes and costs of driving.

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Myanmar Returns to What Sells: Heroin

Myanmar Returns to What Sells: Heroin | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, poppy cultivation and the opium it produces have flourished as poor farmers turn to the profitable crop.
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