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What you have to earn to be rich in cities across the US

Being rich may be a state of mind, but it’s also a factor of location. In the US, the amount you have to earn to be in the top 5% of earners in a city varies widely depending on where you live.<p>In San Francisco, for example, a top-5% earner makes $423,171 per year according to 2013 US census data, …

Demographics

Map: The Worst Intersections For Pedestrians

If you walk around Los Angeles long enough, you'll probably encounter at least one oblivious driver who nearly clips you while making a right turn. …

Los Angeles

Four Ways Data Visualization Makes Big Data Easier

Strata+Hadoop World, Big Data’s big conference last week, was filled with sessions dedicated to the gospel of bigness: More data equals more good. From data lakes to enterprise data hubs, the industry has made a fetish of gathering ever more data.<p>Because, you know, insights are bound to occur. In a …

eBay launches Pulsar, an open-source tool for quickly taming big data

E-commerce giant eBay needs to deal with new usage data — to personalize content and detect fraud, among other things — within seconds. So engineers went and built something to perfectly meet the company’s needs: Pulsar.<p>The company revealed details about the system for the first time today, and …

Big Data

JavaScript: Shim vs Polyfill

I’m currently working on a conference talk about WebRTC. One of the foundations of any WebRTC library is some form of Google’s original adapter.js, …

10 JavaScript Libraries For Interactive Graphs And Charts

As we know Graphs and Charts are very useful in displaying data visually rather than displaying data in tables. So here are some best Javascript …

Data Visualization

Our Reaction to React Native (Or: Why JavaScript Will Rule the Mobile World)

Recently Facebook announced React Native, a JavaScript library for building native mobile apps. Our reaction? Welcome to the club! In all …

JavaScript

Building a Multi-Line Chart Using D3.js: Part 2

In the previous part of this series, we saw how to get started with creating a multi-line chart using the D3.js JavaScript library. In this tutorial, …

Tutorials

FlightSphere Gives a Ton of Time Statistics for Any Route

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) keeps statistics on airline flight times and delays, but the stats aren't easy to read. FlightSphere puts …

Guess Which Country’s Companies Profit Most From War?

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!<p>The United States is at the center of a great colorful pinwheel of death, at least according to the latest infographic from Natalia Bronshtein, a data visualizer who focuses on economic trends and political developments. She has worked to produce an interactive visualization of …

Nations are no longer driving globalization—cities are

Urbanization has already declared itself the mega-trend of the 21st century, with half the world’s population now living in cities for the first time in human history. While the implications for economic growth have been widely discussed, urbanization’s impact on diplomacy and sovereignty will be …

Smart Cities

The 10 Best Yoga Poses For Stress Relief (PHOTOS)

Maintaining a yoga practice can be a great way to reduce stress, stay in shape and calm the mind. But when it comes to stress relief, not all yoga poses are created equal: Some positions are particularly effective for promoting relaxation, tension relief and restfulness.<p>"Yoga helps us slow down for …

Touring the Largest Active Landfill in America - The Atlantic

On a visit delayed by a long stretch of rain the day before, <b>Venue</b> drove east from downtown Los Angeles to visit the Puente Hills landfill--the nation's largest active municipal dump--near the city of Whittier.<p>An astonishing and monumental act of landform construction, Puente Hills is scheduled to …

The Internal Memo That Allowed IBM's Female Employees to Get Married

<i>When Eleanor Kolchin worked at IBM in the late 1940s she had to keep her marriage a secret.</i><p>Eleanor Kolchin/Huffington Post<p>In 1946, Eleanor Kolchin's father came home with the news that IBM was hiring mathematicians Kolchin was a math major and had already sent out application for a math Master's …

The Bitch Is Back

Are menopausal women mad, bad, and dangerous? Yes—but they’re really just returning to normal.<p>During menopause, <i>a</i> woman can feel like the only way she can continue to exist for 10 more seconds inside her crawling, burning skin is to walk screaming into the sea—grandly, epically, and terrifyingly, …

The Mysterious Miss Austen

In May 1813, Jane Austen mingled among London's fashionable crowd as she took in an exhibition of oils and watercolors at Wigley ’s Great Room at …

‘Violeta Went To Heaven' Arrives In U.S., Telling Story Of Legendary Folksinger Violeta Parra (VIDEO)

Actress Francisca Gavilán grew up listening to the music of folksinger Violeta Parra in her home, quietly. Parra’s music wasn’t exactly forbidden during Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship, but the authorities frowned upon it.<p>“We sang it silently,” Gavilán says.<p>Now, as the star of the biopic …