Interesting data visualization via Bloomberg.
There’s a new website in town talking taxes. TaxHelp.org recently launched and has more than 150 free resources about United States taxes. Tis the season to check out resources like their General Guide to Taxes. I used to write my own simple guide to taxes, but I’m less in the know now and happy to share this… Continue reading New online resource talks taxes in plain English.
Lee & Low Books has monitored children’s multicultural books since they were founded in 1991. For intriguing perspectives on why the number has barely increased, read more from their experts and research.
Wealth Inequality in America Give this staggeringly accurate visualization a watch. Then think: How do I see this inequality play out in my daily routine, and what, if anything, do I want to do about it?(Source: http://www.youtube.com/)
Amazingly detailed map of North American English dialects. It’s complicated to look at but really fun to explore. [Related update: The film If These Knishes Could Talk, which is about New York Accents, premieres tonight. There are great dialect videos on the site, too.]
These senators have heard from their constituents — who polls show overwhelmingly favored expanding background checks. And still these senators decided to do nothing. Shame on them. Gabrielle Giffords, in her New York Times OpEd this morning
via Alexis: It’s February 8th. Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre, the first incident on a U.S. college campus in which unarmed student protesters were killed. South Carolina highway patrol men opened fire on a group of students protesting the segregation of a local bowling alley, killing three and injuring 27 others.… Continue reading February 8 in History
This map uses dirt from every state, and it’s made by an 85-year-old retired ad agency art director. His favorite soils came from Colorado (“quite reddish”), Maine (“pale and sandy”), and Mississippi and Alabama (“deeply colored with iron oxide”). The soils have varying degrees of acidity, and each is a slightly different color. Read more about… Continue reading Canadian makes very cool map of United States
"But what will keep people who watch television awake anymore?!" -me, a person who does not own a tv and pretends like I’m not missing out. (Really, this is good legislation. Good victory, America!)Ban on Loud TV Commercials Takes Effect Today
Forget health insurance; $5 will do just fine.