Daily Archives: 04/29/2019

The 100 Tallest Buildings in New York City – Infographic

The 100 Tallest Buildings in New York City

This visualization plots out the tallest buildings in New York City.

Two of the biggest skyscrapers, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, were erected during the Great Depression and still crack the top ten list today.

The Chrysler Building was actually the first skyscraper ever to be built at a height exceeding 1,000 feet. Meanwhile, the Empire State building, which was finished one year later, was the “world’s tallest building” for nearly 40 years.

However, as you can see, the rest of the buildings on the top ten list are more recent builds. It’s a testament to how fast the skyline of New York City has changed even in the last decade.

We also highlight a few in the pipeline that will change the Big Apple’s skyline forever.

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What Makes a Good Life…. From the Longest Study on Happiness – Robert Waldinger

TED TALK: What Makes a Good Life.  Lessons on the Longest Study on Happiness 

TED TALK – 26.7 Million Views – By – Robert Waldinger

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken.

As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.    THE SPEAKER – Robert Waldinger · Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, Zen priest


OPINION: Why Trump Supporters are NOT Fazed by his Brazen Lying and Corruption

Here is the Real Reason Trump Supporters are NOT Fazed by his Brazen Lying and Corruption

Written by History News Network | AlterNet

There is nothing new in trying to figure out Trump. His appeal and his personality have been the subject of countless analyses and speculations since long before he ran for President. Yet the mysteries continue. Why do people like him? Why does he act so badly?

Charles Blow of the New York Times produced a thoughtful explanation of Trump’s popular appeal a couple of weeks ago in an opinion column entitled “Trumpism Extols Its Folk Hero”.Blow believes that Trump has become a “folk hero”, that rare person who “fights the establishment, often in devious, destructive and even deadly ways,” while “those outside that establishment cheer as the folk hero brings the beast to its knees.”         Continue reading

First, Rebel Against Yourself – By Rosaliene Bacchus

via First, Rebel Against Yourself.

Reblogged from A.C. Stark:

Click to visit the original postIn Owen Jones’ recent interview video with Extinction Rebellion, Roger Hallam criticises the political ‘left’ as having been perpetually dishonest about what economic action is required to mitigate the climate breakdown and what cultural changes this will necessitate. He contends that the ‘left’ have become so embroiled, so entrenched in the (conceptually politically right-wing) neoliberal ideal they are unable to conceive of human life “in anything other than cost-benefit, materialistic terms”.

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An excellent post by A.C. Stark in the U.K.
Are we ready and willing to give up our material comforts and high standard of living to allow our children to l

Daylight Saving Time–Time to Ditch the Switch – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

Saving and improving or paving the way for continued mortal consequences?

Annually in the spring, whether we like it or not we are prompted to wake up an hour earlier. Yes, each year we openly swear, mutter under our collective breaths and wonder as to the mental level of the individual(s) who invented Daylight Saving Time.  Very few humans are aware of the fact that one man’s love of insects could have such a disturbing effect on the lives of so many individuals, and additionally on an annual basis.

In 1895, British born, New Zealand astronomer and entomologist, George Vernon Hudson, first posited the notion of daylight saving time, primarily because he wanted more daylight hours to better study his insects.  In 1895, he presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society, proposing a 2-hour shift forward in October and a corresponding 2-hour shift back in March. https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3h42/hudson-george-vernon .The idea was never followed through although it did evoke interest.        Continue reading

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