Thursday, November 3, 2011

Signs of the times

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed. ~ Irene Peter
• In Copenhagen, Denmark, a city of 1.2 million, 55% of workers commute by bicycle.

• Hertz terminated the employment of 25 Somali Muslims at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after they refused to clock out for prayer times. Hertz had set up a prayer room at the airport.

• Sending used clothing to developing countries may actually do more harm than good, as it takes business away from local industry. Increased used-clothing imports accounted for about half of the decline in apparel industry employment in Africa between 1981 and 2000. Better to send money.

• Half of all U.S. workers earned less than $26,000 in 2010.

• The dream of a 58-storey "SkyFarm" in downtown Toronto is unlikely to come true, admits it's designer.

A study using brain scans of over a hundred college students showed a correlation between the number of Facebook friends a person has and the size of certain parts of their brain.
Looking for change? Check the sofa.

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