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Lack of toilets blights the lives of 2.5bn people, UN chief warns

Lack of toilets blights the lives of 2.5bn people, UN chief warns | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
UN deputy secretary general says failure to address sanitation and open defecation threatens disaster for third of humanity
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More people have cell phones than adequate toilets 

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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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Why Starbucks Is The Way To Boost Your Home's Value

Why Starbucks Is The Way To Boost Your Home's Value | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
We're always hunting for ways to increase the value of our homes -- and interior revamps or full-on remodels may do the trick.

Or you could just move near a Starbucks.

Homes located near a Starbucks coffee shop appreciate (aka increase in valu...
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Interesting comnection among APHG units

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Many G.M.O.-Free Labels, Little Clarity Over Rules

Many G.M.O.-Free Labels, Little Clarity Over Rules | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Products described as not containing genetically modified organisms, whether that statement has been verified or not, are increasingly appearing in stores.
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Many people say they want labels on GMOs but still support GMOs.  States are beginning to require labels but will that cause confusion if there is not uniformity between states?

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The amazing, surprising, Africa-driven demographic future of the Earth, in 9 charts

The amazing, surprising, Africa-driven demographic future of the Earth, in 9 charts | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The world is poised to change dramatically over the next century, and in ways that you might not expect.
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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)

Human Development Index (HDI) | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it

"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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Jason Schneider's curator insight, January 27, 3:11 PM

The reason why most of Africa and southern Asia has a low Human Development Index is because Africa and southern Asia has a high homelessness rate in comparison to other places and also, their economy is not as strong as Russia's, United States' or Europe's. It is cliché that Africa is mostly known for it's natural environments. Also, the Urban population in Africa is not as much as the Urban population in North America, South America, Europe, Russia and Australia.

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 30, 10:23 AM

A bit old, but still useful info...

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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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The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall

The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Instead of abandoning once-thriving suburban malls, owners are sinking millions into risky redevelopments.
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Malls -ghettoization to Gentrification?  Urban Unit. 

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Bill Nye Takes On A Controversial Issue In A Way That Pretty Much Everyone Can Get On Board With

Bill Nye Takes On A Controversial Issue In A Way That Pretty Much Everyone Can Get On Board With | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
This forgotten Bill Nye clip is just what the GMO debate needs to see right now.
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Good review of GMOs

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What The World Would Look Like If Countries Were Scaled By Population

What The World Would Look Like If Countries Were Scaled By Population | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Redditor TeaDranks has created a super-interesting cartogram in which the size of each country is apportioned according to population. Suddenly, the largest countries in the world don't look so mighty — Russia and Canada, we're looking at you.
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Makes the US look less significant

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The five major world religions - John Bellaimey

The five major world religions - John Bellaimey | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
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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urban unit

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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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