Barry Melc

10 Flips | 2 Magazines | 18 Likes | 33 Following | @BarryMelc | Keep up with Barry Melc on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Barry Melc”

If You Want Unlimited Power, Visit Kickstarter, Pronto!

I don't like to recommend Kickstarter projects too much, because I've been burned and I hate to let others down. But once in a while a project comes along, like the Pebble watch I backed on Kickstarter, that makes it worth it. That was an example of an existing smartwatch firm, with a good design, …

Kickstarter

World’s happiest country: how did Panama overtake Denmark?

Where is the world’s happiest place? For years we have been told it is the dark, cold, but seriously egalitarian Scandinavia – with Denmark heading the majority of lists of our most contented countries. But suddenly there is a new leader in the satisfaction stakes: Panama.<p>A poll by Gallup and …

Panama Is the Happiest Country in the World

According to the Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index for 2013, Panama ranks as the happiest country in the world. The United States came in at 14, while conflict zones such as Syria and Afghanistan were the least happy out of the 135 countries polled.<p>The survey took into account five factors: …

Sub-Saharan Africa

A new rhythm in old Panama City

A soft light filters through the blinds of an old building in Casco Viejo, Panama City’s historic quarter. It falls on a room filled with folding …

Is Panama City The Next Riviera Maya?

<i>Photo: Shutterstock</i><p><b>LAY OF THE LAND</b><br>It’s a five-hour direct flight from New York City to Panama City, a home base from which to explore a handful of beach locales and the inland jungle. Don’t forgo the charms of Panama City’s <b>Casco Viejo</b> though: It looks like a mix between Havana and New Orleans and …