1. planetmoney:

    There’s this thing people say all the time in New York and other expensive cities: If I could move somewhere cheaper, and keep my income the same, I’d be much better off.

    So what you really want to know is this: How much do workers make in different cities? 

    Quick fact: after you adjust the for cost of living, in which city would the typical worker feel the richest? Rochester, Minnesota.

    See how your city fares in our new graphic.

    (via forbes)

     
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  3. fastcompany:

    Now that Google is allowing anyone with a cool $1,500 lying around to score themselves a pair of Glass, you’ll probably start seeing a lot more tech geeks wearing headsets in public talking to themselves. Our hands-free, hyper-tethered future is well on its way! So if voice command interfacing is the wave of the future, what good is something seemingly as reductive as an input keyboard?

    That was my question—and guessing I wasn’t alone—until I saw Minuum.

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  5. "Entrepreneurship is appreciating that failures are opportunities to learn and grow, and having the resilience to fail as many times as possible in order to figure out how many next steps you need to take in order to succeed. Sometimes being an industry leader and innovator means it never gets easier, it just gets better."
     
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  7. springwise:

    Billboard purifies the air with the power of 1,200 trees

    Regular readers of Springwise may remember our previous coverage of The University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Peru, which created a billboard that captured airborne humidity and filtered it into drinkable water. The institution has now created another environmentally-friendly advertising hoarding, this time in the form of an air purifying billboard that delivers pollution-free air to the surrounding area. READ MORE…

     
  8. mapsontheweb:

    Light map of USA, overlay with interstate routes and state boundaries.

    More lights maps

    (Source: reddit.com, via sunlightcities)

     
  9. architizer:

    The construction of super-tall skyscrapers tends to happen concurrently, and these trends may mark the center of enormous misallocations of wealth via real estate speculation. Read more

     
  10. (via Behind the Grand Pour: Building L.A.’s new tallest tower - Los Angeles Times)

    "Over the next three years, workers will raise the New Wilshire Grand tower 1,100 feet above the corner of Figueroa Street and Wilshire Boulevard. With an open promenade and an enormous swoop of glass above the entrance, this translucent airplane wing 73 stories tall promises to redefine architectural possibilities in a city not known for its tall buildings.

    Beneath its design is the engineering of what is arguably the most complicated high-rise ever built in the United States. Calculated to sway during powerful Santa Anas and absorb ground movement during the most severe earthquakes, it is wedded aesthetically and technically to the unique footprint of the region.”

     

  11. “This growth was buoyed by the booming energy industry along with robust job creation in other sectors such as education and health services; professional and business services; and finance, insurance and real estate services,” said Laila Assanie, a business economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. “Also, non-farm earnings growth in Texas has outpaced that at the national level in each of the last four years. Moreover, from 2000 to 2013 the state has seen stronger employment growth than the rest of the nation in all four wage quartiles.”

     
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  13. fastcompany:

    This 10-Mile Loop Of Parks Would Protect New York From Rising Water

    As sea levels rise along the New York City waterfront, “100-year” storm surges may eventually happen as often as every three years, with more chances of Sandy-like damage if the city doesn’t rebuild its borders. One redesign under consideration now: Big U, a 10-mile long shield of parks and community spaces that would help protect Manhattan neighborhoods from flooding.

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  14. fastcompany:

    This Air-Purifying Billboard Lays Waste to Construction Site Pollution

    A new initiative from Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) and agency FCB Mayo does more than advertise—it cleans up the very air we breathe.

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    (via thisbigcity)

     

  15. Your guide to the global business landscape is here.

    forbes:

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    The FORBES Global 2000 is a comprehensive list of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenues, profits, assets and market value. 

    One highlight: This year, for the first time, China is home to the world’s three biggest public companies and five of the top 10.