It’s not all-inclusive, but definitely interesting. There were many more takeaways from the researcher’s work including demographic trends and budgeting for tips; here are some that weren’t included in the chart that I found interesting about other professions: Apparently no one tips flight attendants, and if you do, you’ll probably receive free drinks thereafter. Golf caddies say… Continue reading
The pneumatic system for transporting mail, active in NYC from 1897-1953. Very neat. Systems like this are still in use at many banks, with trash management, and some research libraries.
Photographer Rosie Holtom took pictures of homeless people from London, dressed as they’d like the world to see them. Not only are they beautiful portraits, but there is such light and confidence that comes through in these. As communities, we need to be better about inspiring that in those who are homeless for whatever reason;… Continue reading
via a New York Times slideshow and article about yoga in Israel among (un)Orthodox Jews.
44 Stock Photos That Hope To Change The Way We Look At Women. I actually think about stock photography a little bit too much. Who do photographers look to cast, and why? What tone and feel do they ask each subject to strike, in hopes that it creates a stock image so appealing that it… Continue reading
Photographs of unrelated doppelgängers who have found each other.
This is very helpful for my mysterious bottles of ketchup and mayonnaise that have been hanging out for who knows how long…
The New York Public Library is training computers to recognize building shapes and other information from old city maps, and they need your help! Take a few minutes to help hone the data; no experience or knowledge required! This is a very neat experiment in crowdsourcing data aggregation for use to improve civic society.
Neat maps used to tell New York stories that come from tax data. All my favorite things!