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This interactive golf graphic is an easy way to kill six or seven hours

Data visualization is one of those buzz terms you hear once in a while but perhaps aren't quite sure what it means. Not to worry. It's basically just a way of taking a bunch of numbers and presenting it in a more compelling way than . . . well, a bunch of numbers.<p>An example can be found in this …

Data Visualization

More and more Americans are finding it impossible to afford a down payment on a house

An impossibly long time in many cities, Lindsay David of LF Economics (and a contributor on WOLF STREET ) found in his report on mortgage stress . He looked at 30 large US cities, using their local median incomes and median home prices. It assumed that young households could accomplish the tough …

Real Estate

Forget about the European dream: Brazilians chase big salaries in Chinese football

Most Brazilian players dream of making it to a top European football club. These days, though, some of the country's most promising players are heading to a very different sporting nation.<p>China is fast becoming the new destination for some of Brazil's best players, rather than the English Premier …

Leveraging The Playing Field: How Soccer And New Business Models Can Promote Development And Peace

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil was estimated to be the most widely viewed sports event in history, surpassing the 2010 World Cup’s 3.2 billion viewers and generating about $4 billion in sales for FIFA. Overshadowing the 2014 World Cup, however, was a growing public argument about the social role …

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence.

The universe, man… THE UNIVERSE. <br>By: Dave Stopera <br>Via: buzzfeed.com<p>1. This is the Earth! This is where you live.<p>NASA Goddard Space Flight Center …

A photographer traveled the world to see how beauty is defined in 37 countries

The budding photographer made it to 37 countries and every continent except for Antarctica.<p>During her travels, she photographed hundreds of beautiful women in their own cultural surroundings to compile her new project " The Atlas of Beauty ." It shows a range of faces from the Amazon rainforest to …

Baltic Sea

7 fascist regimes America enthusiastically supported

<b>Gen. Augusto Pinochet, right, appears with former Army Chief Gen. Carlos Prats (AP/La Tercera)</b><p>Republicans critical of Obama’s Cuba strategy ignore our long history of propping up Latin American dictatorships<p>Alex Henderson<p>February 10, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on …

Political Science

Ocean Gravity: Spectacular Footage of Freediver Guillaume Nery Flying through Swift Ocean Currents North of Tahiti | Colossal

<p>Filmed late last year by director and underwater cameraman Julie Gautier, this amazing footage shows free diver Guillaume Néry as he’s carried by …

Target Canada: Everything must go

Ready. Set. Shop.<p>Nearly everything at Targets in Canada will be on sale starting Friday as the company beings to shut down all of its 133 stores there. Items will be discounted up to 30%.<p>Target (TGT) made the decision to close up shop in Canada in January because it found that operations there …

Roger Goodell blasted for 'belittling' CNN's Rachel Nichols

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is being criticized -- even more than usual -- for how he responded to a female reporter who questioned his possible conflicts of interest during his annual Super Bowl news conference Friday.<p>CNN's Rachel Nichols was on the receiving end of what many are calling a …

Damian Lillard Opens Up About All-Star Team Snub, and He's Not Happy

Barring injuries, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard will not be on the Western Conference roster for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game.<p>He is not happy about the snub.<p>When All-Star Game rosters were announced, Lillard's name was nowhere to be found. However, with Los Angeles Lakers star …

Tsipras Wins and Sets Greece on a Collision Course With Euro Peers

Greek Prime Minister-elect Alexis Tsipras set up a confrontation with his European peers as he prepared to form a coalition dedicated to ending …

Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' Reacts to Bill Belichick's Response to Deflategate

The Deflategate scandal involving the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and deflated footballs during the team's victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game has taken another fun turn.<p>A day after Belichick offered a quasi-scientific explanation for how the balls …

Articles about midcentury renovation portland capitalizes nature seven doors outside on Dwell.com - Dwell

An interior designer in Portland updates a 1950s home by a celebrated local architect.<p>Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.<p>Penny Black Interiors deftly updates a midcentury home in the West Hills of Portland with standout cabinetry, …

Architecture

When Dogs Roll Over, They May Actually Be Acting Combative

When dogs roll over onto their backs and expose their bellies, their behavior is a sign of submission, right? Well, new research suggests that we may be interpreting canine body language all wrong.<p>A new study by researchers at the University of Lethbridge in Canada and the University of South …

A Hedge Fund With $830 Million In Assets Went Bust After The Swiss Franc Surge

Citing a person familiar with the firm, Bloomberg said the fund had been betting that the Swiss franc would decline. The fund had about $830 million in assets at the end of 2014, according to a client report cited by Bloomberg.<p>It said an Everest spokesman would not comment on the fund and …

Hedge Funds

Unfolding Greek Euro Tragedy Could Be Perilous For Germany

Lost in the hand-wringing over the possibility of a Greek departure from the euro is a rather striking irony: Greece is hardly the nation with the most to lose should the single currency collapse.<p>While the euro has, arguably, crystallized the economic imbalances that plagued Greece prior to full …

The right’s absurd Cuba outrage: Why Obama’s critics are on the wrong side of history

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Our embargo has done irreparable harm to the Cuban people Republicans claim to care about. Its end is long overdue<p>Joe Conason<p>December 19, 2014 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Listen carefully to the Republican leaders and presidential hopefuls …

I got slimed by Rush: The real story of how Stephen Colbert schooled Limbaugh on U.S. history, patriotism

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Rush attacked my Salon piece, dismissed me as “professorette” — and got facts so wrong, he made my point stronger<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>December 24, 2014 10:04pm (UTC)<p>There seems little doubt that nuance, subtle thinking and critical …

“Has America gone crazy?”

<b>Joni Ernst (AP/Charlie Neibergall)</b><p>It’s a question that dogs me wherever I travel abroad — and one for which I increasingly have no easy answer<p>Ann Jones<p>January 13, 2015 9:45pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Americans who live abroad -- more than six million of us worldwide (not …

Political Science

Meet the New Cold War, Same As the Old Cold War

Remember the Cold War? We basically spent half a century on the precipice of worldwide nuclear annihilation. Well, like it or not, the Cold War is …

24 Diagrams To Help You Eat Healthier

Including quick and easy dinner recipes, a Paleo shopping list, a guide to portion sizes, and more.

14 Maps That Reveal The Hidden Beauty of Big Cities

In these decades of freely accessible online maps, it's totally normal to be addicted to what Wikipedia describes as a "symbolic depiction …

The Most Important Exercise Missing From Your Workout

Discover the benefits of five minutes of breathing at the end of your workout<p>I don’t know if you’ve noticed this or not, but in order for a workout to be any good these days, it has to be “intense.” Or “killer.”<p>But what if all this intensity isn’t necessarily the best thing for us? What if it’s …

Why You Should Work Your Abs First

Lift more weight, burn more fat, and unlock your potential by training your core at the beginning of your workout<p>If you want to take your workouts to a whole new level, start with your middle.<p>“People achieve better results when they do core exercises at the beginning of their workout instead of the …

What You Can Learn about Stress from a Man Who Helps Police Officers through Horrible Tragedies

A Texas police chaplain shares his secrets to surviving the worst of times<p>It’s never a happy occasion when cops show up. Nobody calls the police and says “Send a unit over now. You’re never gonna believe the lasagna Tina made!”<p>I’m a patrol chaplain for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston, …