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Millennials don't expect to work anywhere for more than five years

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an ambitious graduate in possession of a good brain must be in want of a new job.<p>That is the reality for employers and Generation Y employees (roughly those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s). No sooner does the young, intrepid tyro grace …

There Are More Wikipedia Articles About This One Small Part of the World Than the Rest of It Combined

Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates

Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved away from a focus on GPAs, brand name schools, and interview brain teasers.<p>In a conversation with The New York Times’ Tom Friedman, Google’s head of people operations, Laszlo Bock, detailed what the company looks for. And …

Brain Cells 'Geotag' Memories To Cache What Happened — And Where

Think back to an important event in your life: a graduation, a birth, a special Thanksgiving dinner. Chances are you're remembering not only what happened, but also where it happened. And now scientists think they know why.<p>As we form so-called episodic memories, the brain appears to be using …

Why Can’t We Walk And Wear Google Glass At The Same Time?

New research explains why such a seemingly simple task is so hard to do.<p>The era of distracted walking is certainly upon us. Dividing attention between cell phone and sidewalk leaves an estimated 1,500 people a year in the hospital with an embarrassing story to tell. Controlled experiments have …

Larry Summers Gave An Amazing Speech On The Biggest Economic Problem Of Our Time

The speech is being widely praised (by Krugman and others) for being a brilliant and thorough elucidation of an issue that's underdiscussed.<p>Over the past 50 years, the Federal Reserve has cut short-term interest rates during recessions to spur economic growth, but a new problem has arisen …

Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World

<b>Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World</b><p>Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of …

The world has lost almost six Californias worth of forest since 2000

Take a look: This is deforestation’s footprint from 2000 to 2012, according to a new study of 650,000 high-resolution satellite images.<p>The world lost the trees on some 2.3 million square kilometers (0.9 million square miles) of land, while trees grew back or were planted on roughly 0.8 million sq …

How India, Rwanda, and El Salvador are solving the biggest problem in online education

Massive open online courses have quickly fallen out of favor—initially thought to be the savior of higher education, the huge classes are now its punching bag. Critics of the free online courses point to low completion rates, a devaluation of degrees, the displacement of professors, and an absence …

The Best U.S. Metros for Recent College Grads Looking for Work

How can big data be used for social good?

Big data is everywhere these days. As the tools for making sense of big data become widely – and more expertly – applied, and types of data available for analysis diversify, the possibility to use big data for social good increases.<p>The application of big data for social change represents a …

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With data, a better way to manage solar and wind energy | ZDNet

<i>Brad Gammons is general manager of IBM's Global Energy and Utilities Industry. Rolf Gibbels is an executive member of IBM’s global Energy & Utilities</i> …

Renewable Energy

Improving Your Commute, One (Smarter) City At A Time

For many of us, these summer months offers a brief respite from the road congestion that burdens drivers and cities in the U.S. and around the world each day. In a few short weeks, the less crowded highways, trains and buses will be a distant memory for most commuters.<p>Whether you live in Northern …

"Unbuilt SF" showcases past and future Bay Area architecture projects

San Francisco is a small yet fierce city; its 7x7 mile girth is home to a rich history of social activism, tech start-ups, foodies, artists, …

San Francisco

How do smartphones reveal shoppers’ movements?

NORDSTROM, an American fashion retailer, is known for its high-touch customer service, which has engendered customer loyalty ever since it was …

Paris Opens Pedestrian-Only Stretch of the Left Bank

If you thought drinking wine along the Seine was fun, how about a private party in a teepee? Thanks to a plan initiated by Mayor Bertrand Delanoe of …

Beyond bling

“IT WAS an amazing golden age,” reflects Guillaume Brochard of Qeelin, a Chinese jeweller. From 2007 to 2011 many luxury-goods firms enjoyed …

China

Half Face, Half Hull Memorial Sculpture by Artist Brian Fell

Those visiting Cardiff Bay, in South Wales, UK can see this enormous public sculpture that looks remarkably different as you walk around it. Called the <i>Merchant Seafarers' War Memorial</i>, it combines two images into one. Using galvanized painted steel, artist Brian Fell created on one side, a human …

Baharash Architecture Wins Dubai Sustainable City Project

anchor<p>By Alexander Walter<p>Jun 12, '13 7:17 PM EST<p><i>Emerging London-based firm Baharash Architecture has been selected to design phase 2 of the 46-hectar</i> …

Architecture

What Xi Wants

Today, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama are meeting at the Walter and Leonore Annenberg estate in California. Some have …

Calibrating Fragmented Territories | Ishaan Kumar

New York Design Commissioner David Burney on the Politics of the Public

For almost a decade David Burney has been Commissioner of the Department of Design and Construction in New York City.<p>In an interview with Places …

New York City

Africa's Economic Boom

Can you hear me now? Swaziland, August 2010 (Reuters / Siphiwe Sibeko)<p>Talk to experts, academics, or businesspeople about the economies of …

Articles about chicagos iconic skyscrapers animated on Dwell.com - Dwell

The cradle of modern architecture, Chicago is known for its spectacular skyline.<p>If your only experience touring Chicago is from watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off, architect Brad Lynch has some insider tips for...<p>Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation …

Skyscrapers