Archive | April, 2013

Drones: Coming to a City Near You

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Drones: Coming to a City Near You
Did you know that a drone can recognize a tennis shoe from 60,000 feet above the ground? Drones can be equipped with advanced technology like infrared thermal imaging cameras to uncover details that are not visible to the naked human eye. Contrary to what you may have learned from this highly informative SNL video, drones…
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FYIs: The Middle Class, Google Glass, and Candyland

FYIs: The Middle Class, Google Glass, and Candyland

In this week’s FYI roundup, we dive into some current hot topics like mistrust in mainstream media and the evolving middle class, and we feature some stories that are little off the beaten path–like Candyland’s recent makeover (we’ll explain later). As our Article 3 columnist Stan Sinberg pointed out earlier this week, the embarrassing media…
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How Vending Machine Sandwiches Explain What’s Happening to Journalists. Seriously.

As a long-time journalist, raised in the pre-internet era when craggy editors barked “Get it right!” before “Get it first!” (which is often followed by a panicked “Get me re-write!”) and nothing went public until fact-checkers burrowed through every semi-colon with a fine tooth comb (and there were fine tooth combs), I often shook my…
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On Workplace Bullying and How to Stop It

If you have ever worked in a team setting before, then chances are you have either worked with, for, or alongside a “workplace bully.”  But what exactly is the difference between a workplace bully and just a mean boss or a difficult coworker? A workplace bully doesn’t just yell at you for making a mistake,…
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How to Bridge the Generation Gap in Sustainability and Sprawl

Generation gaps have been around as long as civilized society has existed. Whether it’s grandpa telling you to “turn down that racket!” or being on the receiving end of a furrowed brow because of cohabitation before marriage – older generations will never understand the younger. But the saving grace has always been that we can…
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