Jose Castro

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Into The Wilds -> Exploring The John Muir Wilderness, CA

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”<br>John Muir, circa 1913<p>Anyone …

Why We're All Becoming Independent Contractors

GM is worth around $60 billion, and has over 200,000 employees. Its front-line workers earn from $19 to $28.50 an hour, with benefits.<p>Uber is estimated to be worth some $40 billion, and has 850 employees. Uber also has over 163,000 drivers (as of December -- the number is expected to double by …

AT&T is putting a price on privacy. That is outrageous

Imagine if the postal service started offering discount shipping in exchange for permission to scan every letter you receive and then target you with junk mail based on the contents of your personal mail.<p>One of the largest telecommunications companies in America, AT&T, is doing just that for …

Privacy

Brothers Grimm-Inspired Photos Reveal Haunting Fairytale Worlds

German photographer Kilian Schnberger transports viewers to magical, mysterious worlds through his fairytale-inspired series <i>Brothers Grimm's Wanderings</i>. A sequel to his previous series <i>Brothers Grimm's Homeland</i>, this collection of atmospheric photographs shot throughout Central Europe evokes the …

Framing

AT&T to record $10 billion charge in fourth quarter

The company expects a pretax loss due to changes in pension and post-employment plans and abandonment of certain copper assets.<p>AT&T expects to record a pretax loss of $10 billion in the fourth quarter because its former employees are living longer and certain copper assets have been …

Retirement

Put Working People First

The jobs report Friday set off cheering: a quarter million positions added in December; unemployment declining to 5.6 percent. This good news arrived amid a booming stock market and a third-quarter GDP report showing the strongest growth in 11 years.<p>It’s all so very jolly, except for one looming …

Inside The World’s Most Intriguing (And Probably Only) Futurist Bar

Sip a drink and watch a chalkboard-scrawling robot do its thing as you engage with the Long Now Foundation’s ode to the future.<p>The Long Now Foundation supports a 10,000-year clock project, a digital library of human languages, and research to bring back species from extinction. It’s not exactly …

San Francisco

Ora-Ïto's Nikeames shoe is an "homage to Charles and Ray"

French designer Ora-Ïto has developed a conceptual trainer with curved veneer sections to reference the work of Modernist furniture designers Charles …