Some weeks the pickin's are thin. Not this week.
1. Asians are now the largest immigrant group in Southern California: New Suburban Dream Born of Asia and Southern California
According to the US Centers for Disease Control, 42 percent of children will have lived with cohabitating parents by the time they are 12 years old, almost twice as many who will have divorced parents. And this particular sort of family structure is on the rise, a number of studies show.
"The news, while disheartening, is not surprising," said Barbara Harsha, executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association. "With the improving economy and historically low levels of motor vehicle deaths in recent years, we expected deaths to increase. Highway deaths have been declining significantly in recent years."
4. We live in a house that is 105 years old. IMO, most houses built after 1940 are boring. How Americans' Taste in Houses Has Evolved Over the Last Century
In a new book, MIT urbanist Lawrence Vale examines the downsizing of public housing.
6. Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen having been popping up everywhere promoting their new book, The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business. Here is a PBS interview:
Watch Google's Schmidt, Cohen Describe a 'New Digital Age' on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
7. Love this story: Alleviating Poverty with a Washing Machine Powered by Your Feet
The GiraDora uses the principles of a salad spinner to make cleaning clothes less back-breaking and time-consuming work for millions of people in poverty.
8. Amen to this article. Good charities spend more on admin but it is not money wasted
The popular idea that charities fritter money on unnecessary admin has been proven wrong. You must spend to be effective.
... Mexico has more international trade deals than any other country, and exports as many goods as the rest of Latin America combined.
There has always been an electronics manufacturing hub in Tijuana, but Chinese competition damaged its business a decade ago.
Now rising wage costs in Asia and a higher exchange rate are prompting many companies targeting the US market to take another look at Mexico. ...
...The new Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto wants to put a new spin on the country with the image of a booming economy and as a good place to do business.
Security and the drugs problem still dominate talks between the US and Mexico, but its southern neighbour's increasing importance in the global economy is changing the relationship. ...
A slice of the money that tourists pay can run $500 an hour at some of the sites in East Africa and goes to build hospitals and hire teachers.” Although it’s not philosophically or altruistically driven, the bottom line is the animals are more valuable alive than dead, since there’s an incentive to protect them.
How does one succeed in nutrition when nobody seems to agree on anything? How can one get the benefits that arrive in the early stages of a diet without staying too long and compromising their health? What has worked well for me is thinking about nutrition like an investor thinks about investment opportunities.
The QWERTY configuration for typewriters can be traced, actually, to the telegraph.
Recent research has already challenged what we thought we knew about the capability of the brain. What has become clear, says Dr. Gregory Samanez-Larkin of Vanderbilt University, one of the network’s co-directors, is that despite a decline in some types of cognitive function, “older people often make better decisions than younger people.”
New psychological research helps explain why some see intricate government conspiracies behind events like 9/11 or the Boston bombing.
20. Scot McKnight give his answer to the question So What’s an Anabaptist?
Danish scientists are expecting results that will show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible.”
They are conducting clinical trials to test a “novel strategy” in which the HIV virus is stripped from human DNA and destroyed permanently by the immune system.