America's Unhealthy Commutes - Forbes! →
“You might have heard that your commute is killing you. But it’s not the doughnut and jumbo-sized coffee you’ve been downing every morning that’s doing it. What’s really taking a toll on your health is the polluted air you’re breathing, lengthy traffic delays and dodging accidents to and from work. Even as the stress mounts, we put up with it, since most of us...
Nicotine Addiction Is Quick in Youths, Research... →
10 Free Stock Photo Download Sites →
Warning to students: there may be better ones. Like Morgue File. See under Tools on right.
The Movers Are Here. Have You Done Your Homework? →
Good article on things to be aware of when you move. I’ve moved 5 times long distance - not counting all the do it myself moves far and near in my 20s - I can testify that this article gives good advice! BTW: United Van Lines has always been the best and best priced. Things you can’t control: who your driver is, where the truck is coming from and going to before your house. Also, if...
For New Grads, Green Jobs Are Plentiful -... →
“… green jobs are growing especially quickly—at double-digit rates in some specialties, like consulting. The fastest-growing professions, according to Doyle’s analysis of recent U.S. Department of Labor figures, include environmental engineers, hydrologists, environmental-health scientists and urban and regional planners.”
A Design Problem?: Swabs in Hand, Hospital Cuts... →
” Betsy McCaughey, who became a hospital infection crusader after serving as the New York lieutenant governor, said it was paradoxical that the centers (for Disease Control) encourage hospital screening for H.I.V. but not for bacterial infections, which are associated with seven times as many deaths. Ms. McCaughey said the agency “is largely to blame” for the failure to contain...
I’ve updated the text and titles on the black and white images I shot while in Greece. About 33 images. I also have many more color shots which I will post at some point. I shot over 1000 images. Editing is taking longer than the whole trip. Larger slide show here
John Stewart on YouTube Debate. Right as usual.
Hide the Button: Steve Jobs Has His Finger on It -... →
wrong way = right way →
“The movie poster for Wes Anderson’s new opus The Darjeeling Limited turns the traditional one-sheet hierarchy on its head. Title and film credits dominate the upper half, leaving the bottom awash in Tennenbaum-ish foreboding.”
One in every four adult New Yorkers has elevated... →
“One in every four adult New Yorkers has elevated blood mercury levels, according to survey results released today by the New York City Health Department, and the elevations are closely tied to fish consumption. Asian and higher-income New Yorkers eat more fish, and have higher average mercury levels than others, both locally and nationally. Nearly half of Asian New Yorkers have elevated...
absolute monarchs will often make war when their nations are to get nothing by...– John Jay, first chief justice of the United States, in Federalist No. 4 Just What the Founders Feared: An Imperial President Goes to War
Why You Can’t Get Any Work Done (at companies) →
“Chuck Martin, president of NFI Research, a data analysis firm that tracks business, management, and informational technology trends, says work-related distractions like e-mail, company crises, and interruptions by co-workers are so common that 46% of business leaders arrive at work early in search of solitude. But their peace is often disrupted when their employees follow suit, seeking the...
Free Printable Calendars →
Safety First? True Once, but U.S. Now Lags in Road... →
“Here we are, probably the richest country in the world,” said Barbara L. Harsha, executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safety offices. “Why are other countries doing a better job than we are?”Safety experts said the reasons were many. One, they said, was inadequate driver training. Some countries require that teenagers have 100 hours behind...
Pressure Builds to Ban Plastic Bags in Stores →
AdamsMorioka Podcast 7 →
I’ve highlighted this video because Sean Adams says in it that Saul Bass once said that when AT&T was broken up as a monopoly, it was necessary for it to know the value of all its property - including the Saul Bass designed logo. Bass said the logo was valued at $400,000. So, I wonder if the new AT&T would have done that redesign knowing that? I bet most CEOs and Presidents do not...
Sean Adams and Noreen Morioka video show on design →
Sean Adams and Noreen Morioka are Los Angeles designers. This is a video show they do with Adobe.
Steven Heller Profile →
Now cool again: Best Products buildings →
Michael Bierut on design on WNYC radio →
Update On the GDP Map of the USA →
US States Renamed For Countries With Similar GDPs →
After Thessaloníki I spent a few days break on Santorini and Sifnos. It was fun and interesting. I preferred Sifnos as Santorini has become too much of a tourist trap. I returned to Athens and have been interviewing Greek designers and a number of European designers who work here in Greece. Most have some Greek connection, like a Greek parent. Central Athens is a stinking, dirty city - and not in...