Solitude could use some better PR. Sometimes there is simply no substitute for being alone with one’s thoughts — for secluding oneself for the sole purpose of arriving at an important decision undisturbed by the endless stream of arbitrary, uninvited data that assails us in our hyper-connected lives.
The color of food plays a perhaps surprisingly large role in our perceptions of its attractiveness, as well as our expectations of how it will taste. Take salmon, for example. Studies have shown, and salmon prices reflect, our inherent bias and preference for salmon that is orange to reddish in color.
We’ve come a long way, baby — but apparently not far enough when it comes to diversity in corporate America. The stats for women of color are troubling when it comes to holding positions of influence in the country’s largest and most powerful companies.
Starbucks does not shy away from social issues, and that includes the “Race Together” campaign. But so far, the effort is looking to become an epic fail.
Researchers have found that greater professional diversity increases a city’s productivity, a pattern that is present across large urban areas in the U.S.
An innovative solution on the horizon in New York, called community net metering, may allow low-to-moderate income residents to benefit from the cost savings of distributed solar energy projects.
Real estate agents in the Macarthur region of Sydney, Australia, are helping to reduce homelessness, and in two years they have saved 57 tenancies.
Kate James, chief corporate affairs officer at Pearson, talks about the new ‘Every Child Learning’ partnership with Save the Children, which aims to increase educational opportunities for children in emergency contexts and host communities.
Last week, “Under The Dome,” a biting documentary about China’s air pollution problem went viral in the country, garnering more than 300 million views – the equivalent of more than a fifth of China’s population watching it, according to the Guardian. But on Friday, Chinese video websites deleted the film, under orders from state censors, the New York Times reported.
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Lab have developed a wireless sensor network platform that could revolutionize urban planning, development and management.
The big news from the 2015 Natural Products Expo West was that American consumers are now buying healthy foods at a rate three times faster than their purchase of conventional foods.
A new approach to bridge the digital and energy divide is required to enable the convergence of the public and private sectors to maximise resources in a systemic and sustainable fashion at price points that meet the needs of a developing rural society.
Globally, approximately 100 million people – including miners and their families – depend on illegal and informal mining, compared with about 7 million in large-scale industrial mining.