Jack van der Loo

19 Flips | 3 Magazines | 18 Following | @JackvanderLoo | Keep up with Jack van der Loo 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 “Jack van der Loo”

Glacier National Park Kayaking

Horseshoe Bend At Sunset

3 Ways to Foster Consumer Trust in a Personalized World

The benefits of personalization enabled by enhanced data collection have been touted by marketers and the industries they advance for years. Their data-gathering policies are justified by the "tradeoffs" a seemingly consenting user base understands in sacrificing their data as quid pro quo for the …

University of Pennsylvania

Ask Yourself These 3 Questions to Make Empowered Decisions

Life is full of choices. As we move out of childhood and into adulthood we experience more and more, and they are seemingly more "risky" choices. (As in, if we choose wrong, something terrible will happen -- we will dig ourselves into huge debt, our relationships will fall apart, we will no longer …

12 Words Black People Invented, And White People Killed

Let's not forget to give credit where credit is due.<p>Lately, there's been a lot of talk about cultural appropriation and black culture -- the coopting of traditionally black: hairstyles, fashion, and music. But perhaps it's time to take a step back and revisit what might be the most appropriated …

Language

The 9 Biggest Data Breaches Of All Time

AshleyMadison.com isn't even one of them.<p>The issue of cybersecurity is once again in the spotlight after user data stolen from affair website AshleyMadison.com was published online Tuesday afternoon, exposing personal information for more than 30 million accounts.<p>This attack is only the latest in a …

Home Depot

Amazon Can't Defend Its Lack of Paternity Leave

In a big way, Amazon has shown itself to be what it never wants to be: stuck in the past.<p>An explosive New York Times piece on the company's corporate culture noted that Amazon has no paid paternity leave -- even as other tech giants have entered the modern era by expanding their offerings.<p>The ways …

Paternity Leave

Quiz photo - Orage en montagne - Paysage

Cette photo a été prise dans les Alpes. À l'image, le massif du Mont-Blanc, paradis des amateurs d'alpinisme qui s'étire sur trois pays : la France, …

Montagne

A Master Photographer Reflects on Work, Love, and Finding a Voice

As curator of the National Geographic Found Tumblr, I love sharing a small sliver of our incredible collection of photographs. But sometimes I want to dig a little deeper and get to know the photographers who captured these great moments. We’re lucky to have one of them here in the office every …

Graduate School

New film captures beauty, mystery of Georgia’s Flint River

Changing Planet<p>“I’m trying to reconnect to something that is older than what we know…It’s just like any wild thing, when you get close to it, it moves away — doesn’t want to be caught, doesn’t want to be dissected. There’s a certain amount of mystery that you need to leave intact.”<p>So says Jimmy …

Flint

Life in the Gulf of California Hope Spot

Changing Planet<p>The Gulf of California, a 700-mile narrow sea between Baja and mainland Mexico, is home to over 800 species of fish, 2000 invertebrates, as well as whales, dolphins, sea turtles and sea lions. The area includes 256,000 hectares of mangroves, 600,000 hectares of wetlands and 70 …

Conservation

Conservation Triumphs on the Eighth Continent

Changing Planet<p>The sunset is purple and gold in Madagascar’s dampest and most biodiverse Makira-Masoala rainforest, and the flying foxes soar high over our nets, headed westward to feed for the night on the fruit trees that line the distant coast.<p>There is something about oceans—perhaps …

National Parks

Three Levels of Arctic Sea Monster Fossils Revealed

Wildlife<p>It’s hard to tell that it’s breakfast time, since the sun doesn’t actually set here this time of year, but breakfast time it is. And breakfast has already been inhaled. Some people have made porridge, others prefer biscuits with jam. We have been in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard for a …

Paleontology

How to Not Need a Vacation After a Family Vacation

With a vacation ahead, parents and children are excited as they look forward to the day they depart for their new adventure. A family vacation is all about having fun, relaxing, and exploring new places and cultures. However, with a lack of preparation and structure, parents can easily find …

"Madame Rap" : un Tumblr recense 300 rappeuses de tous pays

L’ancienne Femen Eloïse Bouton vient d’ouvrir un Tumblr destiné à mettre en avant des centaines de rappeuses.<p><i>"Les femmes font aussi le rap. Et il est</i> …

Rap

The Suite Life: The $18,000-a-Night Baccarat Suite at NYC's Baccarat Hotel

For the big spender eager to drop at least $10,000 in one night, New York’s most extravagant accommodations—decorated with 2,000 Harcourt goblets and …