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With Google’s new immersive videos, you can feel what it’s like to be a ballet dancer

With its new video project, Google doesn’t just want you to watch the opera—it wants you to (virtually) come on-stage.<p>Google’s Cultural Institute has launched a series of 360-degree videos that let viewers observe the arts like ballet, orchestra, opera, and other performances from the center of the …

The Arts

Census change may result in fewer 'white' Americans

The Census Bureau is considering changes to its race and ethnicity questions that would reclassify some minorities who were considered "white" in the past, a move that may speed up the date when America's white population falls below 50%.<p>Census Director John Thompson told the Associated Press that …

Demographics

Not tonight, dear. The climate is changing

You’ve got to hand it to a group of economists for redefining “hot sex.”<p>I’m having a little fun here with what is actually a serious study that looked at fertility and birth rates amid “temperature shocks,” or heat waves, which the authors noted is relevant to “present-day fiscal and public-health …

Public Health

A Graphic Shows How Much The 'Race' Question On The American Census Has Changed

In 1890, a shoemaker from Louisiana named Homer Plessy indentified himself as "black" on the decennial U.S. Census population survey. Plessy did this even though, as a Creole who was one-eighth black, he was light-skinned enough to pass for white.<p>A few years later, the fair-skinned Plessy climbed …

Demographics

Real Ballet Dancers Fact-Check Flesh & Bone

As a lover of ballet and depictions of dance onscreen, I've been eagerly anticipating Starz's new ballet show <i>Flesh and Bone</i>. When the show finally …

China’s one-child policy reversal: Too little, too late

The best thing one can say about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) recent decision to scrap its one-child policy is that China’s rulers finally …

The Wonderful, Strange, Undiscovered Board Games You’ll Be Playing this Year

There are two main teams: the villagers and the werewolves. Everyone is dealt one card face down. The remaining three are put in the center, also …

China drops its 'one-child' policy, now let's ban the 'population bomb'

Now that China has laid to rest its infamous "one-child" rule, it's time to retire the "population bomb" fears that inspired it.<p>The one-child rule grew from a population panic in the 20th century, when human numbers were growing at a faster rate than ever before (or since). The increase conjured a …

Geography

You have exactly 12 months to play one of the year's best board games

Years in the making, Pandemic Legacy is well worth the wait<p>The hobby games market has always been a world that creeps forward through subtlety and the clever application of themes. "Paradigm shift" isn't really a term that's used very often. The reasons seem obvious; dice with numbers on them …

Deflation = Debt + Demographics + Disruption... But Mostly Debt

One week ago, we showed a quick and simple primer by Bank of America explaining why the pervasive global deflationary wave (in the monetary sense, …

Economics

Conquer the city as a hipster, cab driver or banker in the new Londoners board game

Sure, Monopoly is an okay way to pass the time on a rainy afternoon, but those metal player tokens are looking a bit dated these days - who really …

England

24 Incredibly Useful iPhone Apps

Be bored no more.

Apps

Adventure Scents Will Add Another Level of Realism to Your Next RPG Campaign, Board Game, Book, or Movie

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>There has never been a better time to be a roleplaying gamer. There are hundreds of systems, based on westerns or pirate …

Danish travel company asks would-be grandparents to buy their children sexy holidays

A Danish holiday company has hit upon an interesting marketing tactic to shore up its sales - while simultaneously reversing the problems caused by …

Taking Service Design into the Field

September 30, 2015By their very nature, heuristics offer a hands-on approach to discovery, where knowledge is culled through trial and error. They …

Web Design

Japan must solve own problems before accepting refugees

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks before attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York Thomson Reuters<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that Japan needed to improve conditions for its own …

The Three Major Trends that Shaped the Global Economy for Decades Are About to Change

Demographics can explain two-thirds of everything, University of Toronto professor David K. Foot famously quipped.<p>And according to Charles Goodhart, …

Top 8 Board Games for Children with Gaming Parents

There are a lot of really awesome board games out there and after having a child I quickly realized that my love of gaming would be passed down to my …

Board Games

Elderly Japanese Population Hits New Record - Demographic Death-Rattle Continues

With Abenomics seemingly a total failure (aside from managing to collapse the currency and living standards of the population - worst Misery Index in …

Population Without Health Insurance Coverage by State: 2013 and 2014 - The Big Picture

Want your kids to learn another language? Teach them code

Among Malcolm Turnbull's first words as the new Liberal leader and Prime Minister designate were: "The Australia of the future has to be a nation …

One of the strongest engines of economic growth started slowing 10 years ago — and it's not coming back

Economics professor Charles Goodhart and his team at Morgan Stanley published a note on global demographics on Wednesday with some fantastic charts that show just how much the shape of the world's population is changing and how it will affect us.<p>During the second half of the 20th century, there was …

World Population Clock - The Big Picture

Bolshoi Ballet Legends Discuss The Most Romantic Ballet Of All Time

Evgenia Obraztsova, Anastasia Stashkevich, Nina Kaptsova and Artem Ovcharenko talk "Giselle."<p>"Giselle isn't the role you prepare for once and dance the same way every time," prima ballerina Evgenia Obraztsova explained. "I've already had several eras of Giselle in my life. When my Giselle was …

Dancing

The 10 best countries to live in for people over 60

As life expectancy increases, the proportion of adults in their retirement years is expected to grow in all regions of the world. According to recent …

Retirement