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Image See A Brief Cultural History Of An #Auto...

See A Brief Cultural History Of An #Auto Giant: The Volkswagen Beetle | The People’s Car: A Global #History of the Volkswagen Beetle. The book, by Professor Rieger at UCL, traces the car from its Nazi origins to its postwar resurrection, through its breakthrough among young counterculture Americans in the '60s, to its popularity in Mexico in the '70s and '80s, and finally to the revamped Bug that hit U.S. shores in the '90s. #marketing #business #Books #Historybooks #autobooks #bio

   

Image Daily chart: In 1990 the United Nations...

Daily chart: In 1990 the United Nations Development Programme launched the Human Development Index. This index combines life expectancy at birth, the average and expected number of years in education and economic output. Only two countries, Zimbabwe and Lesotho, have seen their index scores fall since 1990, but elsewhere big strides have been made, particularly in China, Iran and India. #economics #politics #ir #news #charts #infographics #society #causes #history #development #worldaffairs

   

Image Debate on business and change. Overall 81%...

Debate on business and change. Overall 81% agreed with the view that most businesses adapt too slowly to change. #business #entrepreneurship #debates #surveys

   

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A New Study Claims To Figure Out How To Correctly Evaluate Teachers | How to figure out how to incorporate test scores, teachers’ classroom manner, and any number of other factors into a holistic measurement of teacher ability has stymied everyone. But the end result of a three-year study by the Gates Foundation in schools around the country claims to have an answer. #Education #Research #teaching

   

Image Your Smartphone Will Become the Hub of Your...

Your Smartphone Will Become the Hub of Your Digital Lifestyle | #tech #knowledgefix #justlearned #science #living

   

Image The New Louvre Brings Hope to an Ailing...

The New Louvre Brings Hope to an Ailing Region | In 2003, Daniel Percheron, the president of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France’s remote northernmost region, opened his morning newspaper to learn that the Louvre Museum in #Paris was looking for a place to site a provincial branch museum that would help promote France’s “cultural decentralization.” #art #museums #travel

   

Image Forty Years Later: Apollo 17′s Final...

Forty Years Later: Apollo 17′s Final Footprints| Apollo 17 | #space #science #NASA

   

Image The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions...

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College by Jacques Steinberg | The author was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. #books #nonfictionbooks #educationbooks

   

Image How Elf On The Shelf Went From Family...

How Elf On The Shelf Went From Family Tradition To The Macy's #Thanksgiving Day Parade | Fast Company #MacysParade

   

Image 100 Urban Trends That You Should Know About...

100 Urban Trends That You Should Know About | 100 Urban Trends That You Should Know About Want to know what’s driving the future of cities? Just peruse this list and be up to date on everything from the future of parking to the maker movement--and how they’re changing the urban landscape. #Trends #TheFuture

   

Image Obama victory Speech in Chicago | It moves...

Obama victory Speech in Chicago | It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. #Election2012 #Politics #Obama

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Governor Romney's concession speech in Boston MA. #Election2012 #Politics

   

Image Obama Wins | End of the acceptance victory...

Obama Wins | End of the acceptance victory speech in Chicago by President Obama. #Election2012 #Politics

   

Image After Hard-Fought Campaign, a Victory for...

After Hard-Fought Campaign, a Victory for Obama | Results at the #Obama Rally in Chicago #Election2012 #Politics

   

Image Obama's Night | President Obama Re-Elected....

Obama's Night | President Obama Re-Elected. #Election2012 #Politics #History

   

Image The Real Loser - Truth | THE director Steven...

The Real Loser - Truth | THE director Steven Spielberg, whose “Lincoln” biopic opens Friday, recently said he hoped the film would have a “soothing or even healing effect” on a nation exhausted after yet another bitter and polarizing election. #Election2012

   

Image State by State, Battle for Presidency Goes...

State by State, Battle for Presidency Goes to Voters #Election2012 #Politics

   

Image The 2012 United States presidential election...

The 2012 United States presidential election is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. It will be the 57th quadrennial presidential election in which presidential electors, who will officially elect the president and the vice president of the United States on December 17, 2012, will be chosen. #Election2012 #Politics

   

Image Practical Cooking In The Modern Age: Recipe...

Practical Cooking In The Modern Age: Recipe Videos On Tumblr | Tough environments offer motivations to fix problems in a way that might be inconceivable elsewhere. A look at some inspiring innovations that were necessarily conceived under duress. #Food #Recipes

   

Image Hurricane Sandy, A Drenching Reminder That...

Hurricane Sandy, A Drenching Reminder That Tough Times Inspire Remarkable #Innovation | Tough environments offer motivations to fix problems in a way that might be inconceivable elsewhere. A look at some inspiring innovations that were necessarily conceived under duress. #sandy #Business

   

Image Schools Try to Match the Jobless With 3.4...

Schools Try to Match the Jobless With 3.4 Million Jobs | EVER since the deep recession hit four years ago, many colleges have been rethinking their continuing education programs, straining to figure out how best to help the many unemployed Americans who have looked to them as a lifeline. #education #jobs

   

Image U.A.E. Moves Toward Paperless Classrooms |...

U.A.E. Moves Toward Paperless Classrooms | DUBAI — Ahmed bin Futais is not carrying a heavy backpack with massive textbooks around Zayed University ’s #Dubai campus this year. Instead, he has an iPad. #Education

   

Image Teaching Lessons | by Sara Mosle. How do we...

Teaching Lessons | by Sara Mosle. How do we help students achieve academically and socially? As a teacher, I have lofty answers. But challenges — and questions — arise when I try to translate my ideas (and ideals) into concrete lessons, delivered in 90-minute increments to a very particular set of sixth graders, each as individual and evanescent as a snowflake. #Education

   

Image The 15 Leading Country Brands Of The Future...

The 15 Leading Country Brands Of The Future | The United States and Europe might dominate people’s perceptions of the world’s best nations right now, but a new crop of countries is on the rise. We spend a lot of time looking at country rankings--everything from the best places in the world to be a woman to the worst countries for food security. These realities on the ground all feed into overall perception--or branding--of countries. #Marketing

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Image For Brands, 2012 Is The Year Of The Story....

For Brands, 2012 Is The Year Of The Story. So Who's Telling It Best? | Storytelling is the ultimate branding technique du jour--but it's not just a one-way dialogue. A look at some companies that are keeping customers engaged. The power of stories has become a part of our cultural dialogue. From articles in Fast Company to The New York Times, and applied across different topics from sports to business to marketing, story is the genre of choice for 2012. #Marketing

   

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Creating A Visual Brand For Every U.S. President | Co.Design: business #innovation #design Scott Thomas thinks Mitt Romney’s typography could use some work. In a conversation with The Atlantic earlier this fall, the Chicago-based graphic designer explained how the "lack of polish and uneven canter" of the design work across Romney’s campaign is "parallel to his lack of rapport and makes him appear untrustworthy."

   

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President Obama on Romney's foreign policies. #obama #foreignpolicy

   

Image 11 | High-Speed Photography Turns Water...

11 | High-Speed Photography Turns Water Droplets Into Liquid Sculptures | #business #innovation #design The water droplet is the quintessential cliché of high-speed photography. Any Internet search will produce a dizzying number of bursting and rippling liquid surfaces. Yet in the right hands, even the familiar can be extraordinary. Markus Reugels, a German amateur photographer who has perfected the theme, has produced an exhaustive catalog of his favorite subject captured in every conceivable.

   

Image 1 | Windows 8: The Boldest, Biggest Redesign...

1 | Windows 8: The Boldest, Biggest Redesign In Microsoft's History | #business #innovation #design THIS FALL, A BILLION PC USERS WILL WAKE UP TO A NEW DESKTOP--WINDOWS 8. COULD IT SIGNAL A DESIGN REVOLUTION AT MICROSOFT? A pair of leggy, lipsticked models stop short outside a casting call at Milk Studios, a cavernous space in Hollywood known for art shows and photo shoots. They edge forward in 4-inch heels, intrigued by the sidewalk scene.

   

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Cornell Releases First Images of New York's Future Tech Campus | Three months from now, a handful of incoming computer science students will start their degrees at Cornell Tech, ensconced on the third floor of Google’s Chelsea Market headquarters. But according to the upstate Ivy, those students are merely “beta testers” for the school’s planned campus of 2,000 students located on Roosevelt Island, a thin strand of land between midtown Manhattan & Queens currently home to soccer fields &

   

Image Election 2012: Teaching Ideas and Resources...

Election 2012: Teaching Ideas and Resources | Here are some suggestions for teaching and learning about the 2012 election season, followed by selected New York Times features and Learning Network lesson plans. Bookmark this page: we’ll be adding activity ideas and resources as the march to the White House proceeds, and will link from here to all the election resources we publish. #education #election2012

   

Image Election Unit: Candidate Research Lessons |...

Election Unit: Candidate Research Lessons | It’s Election Week on the Learning Network, and we’ll be posting a new section of our flexible Election Unit each day. On Monday we provided an overview for how the unit works, including the guiding theme, goals, essential questions, projects and Common Core standards addressed. Below, our first “mini-unit” focused on the question: Who are the candidates? #education #election2012

   

Image An Easy Overhaul of Your Family’s Meal...

An Easy Overhaul of Your Family’s Meal Plan By ALEXANDRA SIFFERLIN | If there were ever a good time to revamp your family’s diet, it’s now. According to recent estimates, most Americans may be obese by 2030 if current trends continue. To help Americans figure out how to build a better diet, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last year retired the well-recognized, but confusing food pyramid and adopted a new healthy-eating icon: the colorful MyPlate, which is divided more clearly. #heal

   

Image The Thread: Women and Leadership | Fast...

The Thread: Women and Leadership | Fast Company | In the U.S., why isn't the percentage of government seats held by women higher? Canada's National Post has created an excellent infographic illustrating the data in Save the Children's State of the World's Mothers report. Co.Exist's Ariel Schwartz dug into the report and visualization this morning. #infographics #women

   

Image 1 | Red Bull Stratos Shatters Records--And...

1 | Red Bull Stratos Shatters Records--And Traditional Notions Of Marketing | For most brands, a risky marketing move consists of not testing the copy on that new ad, or using a new media channel despite the lack of rock solid metrics. Red Bull’s idea of risk is that one of its sponsored athlete’s bodily fluids will turn into gas as he plummets 24 miles from space at 800+ miles per hour while his parents, girlfriend, and the rest of the world watch, live. #marketing #creativity #records

   

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Who’s Using Google +? #infographics

   

Image Infographic: How Much Money Will Solar...

Infographic: How Much Money Will Solar Panels Save You? | CAMBRIDGE’S NEW SOLAR TOOL SHOWS RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES HOW MUCH SUNSHINE THEIR ROOFTOP GETS--AND HOW HARNESSING IT WILL AFFECT THEIR BOTTOM LINE. Call me crazy, but I’m still holding out hope that the humongous energy ball we’re orbiting could someday play a larger role in satiating our voracious appetite for electricity. #design

   

Image 1: Kerem Suer with Lola | How To Be A Happy...

1: Kerem Suer with Lola | How To Be A Happy And Successful Creative Freelancer (Or Work With One) | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce | When talking to creative freelancers, there’s one phrase that’s often repeated: “I don’t mean to sound cheesy or cliché but…” What follows that "but" ranges from waxing lyrical about the ability to control the professional and personal work they do, to an appreciation of work-life balance, to a full-on embrace of occupational joy and diversity

   

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4 Rules For Creating Interactive Content For A Multi-Platform, Multi-Device World | Miller Medeiros and David Vale of digital agency Firstborn discuss the principles of responsive web design and how brands should be thinking and creating beyond the desktop. The interactive world is constantly changing, and the number of different devices that connect it all is growing every year. The problem that arises is that there are no rules for the game. #create #tips

   

Image 10 Ways To Create An Open Culture | Three...

10 Ways To Create An Open Culture | Three years ago, Grey London really needed to change. The industry had changed, the media landscape had changed and Grey remained a relatively successful (in financial terms at least), safe, but dull London outpost of a global network. Not a great, or ultimately sustainable, place to be if you’re in a creative industry. #create

   

Image 1 | 10x10 Initiates A Global #Action...

1 | 10x10 Initiates A Global #Action Campaign Promoting The #Education Of Girls | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce | This week marks the launch 10x10 Girl Rising, a global action campaign that’s all about bringing education to girls living in developing nations. The campaign got underway last night with an event held at The Paley Center for Media in New York, and today, which happens to be the International Day of the #Girl, 10x10’s partners and supporters will host more than 500 event

   

Image 4: How To Do A Monster Mega Remix | School's...

4: How To Do A Monster Mega Remix | School's In: Catch Up On Co.Create's Master Classes | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce | For the past few months, Co.Create has been asking a lot of probing--verging on invasive--questions of some of the most original and prolific creators across the cultural landscape. We took their excellent answers and shaped them into our Master Class series. #create

   

Image Turning Old Phone Booths Into Digital...

Turning Old Phone Booths Into Digital Information Hubs | Phone booths: In our collective cultural consciousness, they’re time machines, places for superheros to emerge, or even just a quaint place where people used to make phone calls. In New York city, though, a company called City24x7 is giving phone booths an upgrade to make them relevant to everyone--even people who have fully charged cell phones sitting in their pockets. #tech

   

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Unboxing The Android iPhone | Fast Company | Brazil's thriving smartphone black market specializes in vivisected iPhones outfitted with Android, dual SIMs, and something called "Four-story steel TP." I purchased this device from a street vendor named Elan. It's identical to an iPhone 4, but it runs Android 2.2 and features dual SIM slots and an SDcard slot. It uses plastic where the real thing has metal and glass--but it’s otherwise an excellent simulacrum. #tech

   

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Twitter Users Are Female, Like Purple And Have 208 Followers | Fast Company | So, this is what social marketing media firm Beevolve has to say about the average Twitter user. She's an American of indeterminate age, uses an iPhone, likes the color purple (not The Color Purple, although is that a Venn diagram I see in the distance?) and she has 208 followers. The gender split was 53-47 in favour of women, but the survey, which monitored 36 million Twitter accounts. #socilamedia

   

Image Your Next Doctor Might Be Your Car | World...

Your Next Doctor Might Be Your Car | World changing ideas and innovation | All cars are filled with hundreds of sensors, measuring everything from tire pressure to brake pad condition. Right now, though, you’re only aware of those sensors if something goes wrong and the car wants to notify you. That’s starting to change. Since 2010, the USC School of Cinematic Arts and BMW have been working on Nigel, a Mini Cooper outfitted with 230 sensors that creates a log of everything that happens. #health

   

Image An Intimate Portrait Of Innovation, Risk,...

An Intimate Portrait Of Innovation, Risk, And Failure Through Hipstamatic's Lens | From rooftop bashes and acquisition talks to staff clashes and layoffs, Hipstamatic’s founders and ex-employees describe the startup’s losing struggle to keep pace with Instagram, Facebook, and others in the white-hot photo-sharing space. Read the three-part series from start to finish. #technology

   

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1 | A Gorgeous Exploration Of The New Visual Language Of Sustainability | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation | For all its good intentions, the environmental movement has historically been plagued by aesthetic ineptitude. #sustainability

   

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1 | A Gorgeous Exploration Of The New Visual Language Of Sustainability | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation | For all its good intentions, the environmental movement has historically been plagued by aesthetic ineptitude. #sustainability

   

Image 1 | A Gorgeous Exploration Of The New Visual...

1 | A Gorgeous Exploration Of The New Visual Language Of Sustainability | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation | For all its good intentions, the environmental movement has historically been plagued by aesthetic ineptitude. #sustainability

   

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