Benjamin La Framboise

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Better than Before: A Psychological Field Guide to Harnessing the Transformative Power of Habit

How to lay a steadfast foundation for “the invisible architecture of daily life.”<p><i>“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil… Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar,”</i> William James wrote in his seminal 1887 treatise on habit, the bundle of behavior he called the …

Developer offers solar homes to ‘help Mother Earth,’ cut homeowners bills

When developer Herb Gardner launched his eco-homes line, he followed the LEED guidelines for environmentally responsible buildings.<p>Though Mother …

7 incredibly simple inventions that are changing the world

The world's most pressing issues need smart solutions, but that doesn't necessarily mean high-tech.<p>While various cutting-edge innovations, such as …

china paves the way for a new definition of urban farming

<b>china paves the way for a new definition of urban farming</b><br>image courtesy of foreign policy<p>2011 marked a paramount year in modern chinese history- the …

This site transforms Earth into a 'Tron' map of the world

Have you ever wondered if our world was one big computer simulation?<p>Well, if it is, we'll probably never know, but now you can imagine what the big …

What is the greenest type of bike frame?

Q. <b>What is the most ecologically sound choice for a bicycle frame —</b> <b>steel, aluminum, or carbon fiber?</b><p><b>David B.</b> <b><br>Tucson, AZ</b><p>A. Dearest David,<p>I like your …

Carbon Emissions

10 Evernote Lists to Keep You Organized

Evernote is a very powerful note-keeping app. It can be the one place for all of your notes. For me, it has all but replaced my trusty Moleskine …

Evernote

China cracks down on anti-smog sentiment after air pollution doc goes viral

Government censors wiped the explosive film from the Internet and arrested two protestors<p>A film this explosive was never going to be overlooked by China's government for long.<p>"Under the Dome," the documentary on China's massive smog crisis that took the nation by storm last week, has reportedly …

Pollution

Fun With Physics In Data Visualization

You don’t need to look far for examples of data visualization. Take Google Analytics’ real-time view, which places bubbles of various sizes over top …

Data Visualization

Japan's nuclear plants are 'better prepared' now than before | DW | 09.03.2015

Four years ago, on March 11, 2011, Japan faced the combined forces of nature and physics. A powerful earthquake and the tsunami that followed not …

Nuclear Energy

7 immersive data visualizations that track global health trends

As big data evolves, data visualizations can help turn the most convoluted facts and figures into clear stories, aiding further research efforts and …

A Very Good Tool to Create Charts from Spreadsheets and Insert Them into Google docs

February 25, 2015<br>The Charts Builder is a Google Docs add-on that we have discovered while we were curating google Forms Tools for Teachers. Charts …

The Neighborhood Data Portal Every City Needs

Los Angeles rolls out interactive neighborhood health profiles covering everything from crime stats to obesity rates.<p>Two years ago, we would have celebrated the city that published all of its crime stats on an open, interactive platform, or the city that made it easy for residents to track where …

Here's What Happens When You Ask People To Draw A Map Of The USA From Memory

Well, they tried.

Take it with a grain of salt, but this "United States of the Environment" map is kind of neat: http://mnatu.re/11GVcmg

Map of the Population Distribution of the United States Measured in Canadas

This map created by Refah Seyed Mahmoud shows the population distribution of the United States as measured in units of Canadas. The entire population …

Movement of international migrants- where are they headed?

Movement of international migrants- where are they headed?

Map: What Country Does Your State's Life Expectancy Resemble?

How California and Virginia can be as different as Liechtenstein and Brunei<p>American life expectancy has leapt up some 30 years in the past century, and we now live roughly 79.8 years on average. That’s not terrible, but it’s not fantastic either: We rank 35th in the world as far as lifespan, …

A Detailed Map of the Net Migration Flows for Every U.S. County

People are leaving Minneapolis for Florida, Detroit for the suburbs, and Washington for New York.<p>In a given year, about 6 percent of the U.S. population picks up and changes counties. Young families move from Chicago to the surrounding suburbs. Recent college graduates cross the country for a first …

Here Is a Map of Every State's Favorite Band

The Echo Nest provides a music intelligence platform to hugely popular services like Rdio, Spotify and MTV, so they have a ton of data on what people …

Bands

50 Weird Driving Laws of the United States [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you thought your last driving ticket was unfair, wait till you see the weird violations traffic cops could pin you for across the States. In New …

Median Household Income by U.S. county

Median Household Income by U.S. county

The Most Popular Baseball Team by County

Last season, Facebook released data on the most popular Major League teams in every county, based on the number of likes of team pages. Here's a …

U.S. Mean Center of Population Since 1790

Every 10 years since 1790, the U.S. government has taken a census. Today's map shows the mean center of population in the U.S. over the country's …

9 Maps That Show How Americans Speak In Different Regions

American English dialects and pronunciation have been a point of interest from coast to coast among linguists for years.<p>In 1999, the Harvard Dialect Survey, a research project conducted by Professor Bert Vaux, used a series of questions, to collect information about what terms, word pairs and …

Dialects

The United States That Might Have Been: Map Of Failed State Seccesions

Note: Larger, more legible version HERE.<p>This is a US map depicting the 124 states that could have been if every time a piece of a state tried to …

Universal subway map design rules

Designer Jug Cerovic proposes a standardized approach to subway mapping, encompassed by 7 simple rules:<p>1. The city center sits at the center …

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10,571 notes<p>Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census Blocks with zero population<p>A <i>Block</i> is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau …

Project: Highways of the United States of America

After almost two years of single-handed research, design, checking and cross-checking, I’m incredibly proud and thrilled to present my latest map …

Roads