Brandon Michæl James

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OECD: large banking sectors widen inequality and slow growth

Financial sector,OECD,Business,Banking,Economic growth (GDP),Executive pay and bonuses,Global economy,Economics<p>Report from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development finds growth is stifled in countries where strong financial industries are expanding<p>Countries with bigger banking sectors …

The 10 Most Expensive Cities In The World For Expats

We bet you didn’t think the capital of Chad would be in there.<p>Mercer looked at over 200 cities around the world, and compared them and their currencies to these two reference points. The list was then worked out by looking at the costs of things that expats in these cities typically spend their …

How to Manage Someone Who Can’t Handle Ambiguity

Joan, a senior executive I coached once, had many excellent leadership qualities. She was creative, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable about her industry. But most people working with or for her also found her impossible to deal with.<p>Rigidly opinionated and prone to angry outbursts, she was …

Why are van Gogh's paintings slowly turning white?

Something's different about Vincent van Gogh's work.<p>It has been puzzling art curators and experts for a long time, but scientists at the University of Antwerp discovered the reason why some of van Gogh's most prized works of art are turning white.<p>It's the plumbonacrite!<p>Also known as red lead, …

This Tumblr Pairs Medieval Art with Rappers, and It's Brilliant

Gives new meaning to the expression "hip-hop royalty."<p>If you've ever looked at a photo of a blinged-out Rick Ross and thought, <i>Dude totally looks like Henry VIII</i>, there's a new Tumblr for you. The site, B4 XVI (a.k.a. beforesixteen), juxtaposes famous rappers with medieval and Renaissance artwork …

Broad Sustainable Building completes world's tallest prefab, 57 stories

This TreeHugger is a huge fan of Broad Sustainable Building's prefab building technology, and I have been impressed by the passion of its chairman …

Washington Gets Tired Of Venezuela's Love Affair With Conspiracy

Washington has finally had enough of Venezuela’s obsession with U.S. conspiracy theories. On Monday, the White House gave Venezuela a realistic dose of the bad romance it has consistently written about its relationship with the U.S.<p>“We’ve seen many times that the Venezuelan government tries to …

From Claire Underwood to Cookie Lyon: Reading the power wardrobes of TV’s power women

<b>Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon in "Empire," Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in "House of Cards" (Fox/Netflix)</b><p>What Olivia Pope’s coats and “Orange Is the New Black”‘s Natalie Figueroa’s heels really say about these characters<p>Erin Coulehan<p>March 4, 2015 7:56pm (UTC)<p>Like millions of other Americans, …

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Seattle Bases Bus Fares on Income. The Interesting Question: Why?

Seattle, which has been in the forefront of addressing income inequality with a $15 an hour minimum wage, has taken a new step: a public transit fare based on household income. As fares in general rose by 25 cents on March 1, 2015, King County Metro and Sound Transit introduced reduced fares for …

These Are The World’s Safest Cities

In other words: “the safety of cities can ebb and flow,” as a new report puts it. Meanwhile, the type of threats change too. Twenty-five years ago, …

Ministry of Type

Betteo 365<p>10th Aug 2013<p>Illustration<br>• People Who Do<br>• Pictures Found Online<br>• Inspiration<p>I’ve been enjoying Patricio Betteo’s 365 project for a few years now …

The New Republic's investment arm buys up a piece of analytics startup Parse.ly

<i>The New Republic</i>'s investment arm has made its first move in buying a piece of web analytics firm Parse.ly.<p>The deal is a part of the magazine's …

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