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To Sell the Future, Find the Right ‘People Textures’ for the Sketch

Ever wonder where all those happy/engaged/entertained/… people in architectural renderings come from? >> To Sell the Future, Find the Right ‘People Textures’ for the Sketch – NYTimes.com

Google receives more than 75,000 job applications over the last week

Sometimes a headlines is more powerful than the story. >> Google receives more than 75,000 job applications over the last week | Los Angeles Times

‘Academically Adrift’

From Inside Higher Ed, a review of a new book about the failings of contemporary higher education, “Academically Adrift.” “How much are students actually learning in contemporary higher education? The answer for many undergraduates, we have concluded, is not much,” write Richard Arum (professor of sociology and education at New York University) and Josipa Roksa …

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Lasers Light Up Aircraft Over 2,800 Times In 2010

According to the NPR blog: a report released by the FAA says that there were 2,836 reported cases in 2010, almost double the 2009 number and the most since the report was first published in 2005. And the airport with the worst number of offenses? LAX. >> Link: Lasers Light Up Aircraft Over 2,800 Times In …

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A Tale of Two Moralities

From Paul Krugman’s Op-Ed in the New York Times: Yet we have, for the most part, managed to agree on certain ground rules in the abortion controversy: it’s acceptable to express your opinion and to criticize the other side, but it’s not acceptable either to engage in violence or to encourage others to do so. …

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From city manager to parking attendant

Remember the disgraced city manager of Bell, CA? The guy who was accused of bilking the city out of hundreds of thousands of dollars that went into his own inflated salary? Seems he found a new day job. And as usual, truth is better than fiction here. >> Link: Steve Lopez: Robert Rizzo is serving time …

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