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Expansive Greenhouse with Waterfall Planned for Singapore Airport

Construction has just begun on architect Moshe Safdie's lush, expansive greenhouse space at Singapore's principal airport. Measuring over 1.4 million square feet, the garden space, known as <i>Jewel Changi Airport</i>, will feature winding nature trails as well as recreation and dining areas. At the center …

Architecture

Orbose app review: create your very own app with no coding experience necessary

Introduction<p>This is a truly innovative app which enables you to log into the Orbose website and design apps from within your web browser before …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Income Inequality

Why America’s “underbanked” are key to the growth of mobile payments

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: mikeledray/Shutterstock<p>At the height of the first Great Depression, President Roosevelt signed the Banking Act of …

Does Math Exist? - The Atlantic

In nature, that is.

This startup captured $200 million of people’s savings by turning financial advice into an algorithm

Imagine if poring over your finances were as easy as using your favorite app, or smartphone—or any of today’s crisply designed technologies that make life easier, smarter and more efficient.<p>Such is the task of Betterment CEO Jon Stein, who believes the financial services industry is actually making …

Retirement

Datavisualization.ch Selected Tools

GeoCommons<p>A public community and set of tools to access, visualize and analyze data with compelling map visualizations.<p><b>Type:</b> Web Application & API</b> …

America’s Carriers Are Terrible. It’s Probably Your Fault.

A few days ago I landed in England and, expecting little, slipped an old UK SIM card into my phone. I’d bought it when living in London five years ago, and hadn’t used it in more than a year. But to my amazement it was still active — as was the money I’d added to its pay-as-you-go account 16 months …

Colleges Soak Poor U.S. Students to Funnel Aid to Rich

U.S. colleges such as Boston University are using financial aid to lure rich students while shortchanging the poor, forcing those most in need to …