Ken Porter

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The Evolution of Cell Phones

How tech and culture evolve together.

Data Visualization

The 10 Countries With The Highest "National Well-Being"

It’s time to get rid of GDP as a measure of a country’s success.<p>Economic measures of success like gross domestic product (GDP) are a crude way to judge countries. They tell you about the level of economic activity, but not necessarily whether nations are bettering people’s lives.<p>The Top 10:<br>1. …

Economics

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

How Friendship Fights Depression

A new study shows that a healthy mood can spread through friend groups.<p>“As everyone knows, depressed people are some of the most boring people in the world,” Mindy Kaling writes in her book <i>Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?</i> “I know this because when I was depressed, people fled. Except my best …

Know Your Rights: Photographers

Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – and that includes federal buildings, …

Trespassing

This Interactive Map Predicts Peak Fall Foliage Times in Your Area

Fall is coming (at least in this hemisphere) and if you enjoy the annual changing of the leaves, this interactive fall foliage map will show you …

The world’s most spoken languages in a single beautiful infographic

THERE ARE 7,102 LANGUAGES ON THE PLANET, 23 of which are spoken by 50 million people or more. Alberto Lucas Lopez, a journalist for the South China …

How Many Trees Does Earth Have? New Study Yields Big Surprise

"We were astonished, simply because this is such an astronomical number."<p>If you're having trouble seeing the forest for the trees, maybe it's because there are so many trees out there. A new study puts the number at 3.04 trillion trees -- a number that's much, much higher than what scientists had …

Ecology

4 Reasons You Should Hire People With Disabilities

What's the first image that comes to mind when you hear the words "disabled person?" Most people immediately think of a wheelchair-stricken individual physically incapable of participating in the daily activities most of us take for granted.<p>In fact, much of the problem begins with the word …

Beat jet lag: top tips for travellers

You notice the warning signs - red eyes, irritability, heart-pounding wakefulness in the dead of night. It strikes without warning, transforming travellers into dead-eyed, shuffling automata. Once you glimpse your gaunt reflection in the hotel mirror, the transformation is complete.<p>Have you joined …

Rocked by the rails: Canada’s amazing train trips

Canada’s railway links the east and west coasts of this massive country, so it’s not surprising that its national rail treasure – the <i>Canadian</i> – is featured, along with the Rockies, on Canada’s $10 bill. The <i>Canadian</i>’s route, from Vancouver to Toronto, is considered by many as one of the world’s best …

The best of Alaska by boat: top 10 Alaska cruise tips

Calving glaciers, miles of untouched wilderness, whales and orcas, and Egyptian-cotton sheets – no wonder an Alaskan cruise is on many a bucket list. Southeast Alaska is where a slew of the state's highlights are concentrated, many of which are inaccessible to automobiles but easily reached by …

Top 10

When Pricing Your Photography, Focus on the Value of Your Images

Lately, I have been seeing lots of memes and writings for photographers that try to justify the rates we charge to potential clients who seemingly do …

15 Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit Ireland

Ireland is home to incredibly peaceful cemeteries, gorgeous castles, an awesome landscape of bogs, beaches, and cliffs, and of course, Guinness.<p>As I learned in a nine-day trip around Ireland and its sibling Northern Ireland, this island is one of the most magically friendly places on Earth.<p>Here are …

Success in public-owned broadband: It’s about Main St., not Wall St.

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Madeleine Holland via Flickr CC<p>Comcast just doubled its broadband speeds in the entire state of Colorado — but without …