ESPN’s new 16-part podcast is almost too incredible to believe
Via PublicHealthIntelligence.org: On Tuesday May 10th 2016, Nathan Yau created and published a chart that allows us to learn the percentage of people older and younger than a person from the U.S. given his/her age, based on the 5-year American Community Survey estimates from 2014. I found the chart informative, and I wanted to replicate it but in a way that helps people from every country to answer that question. I started by downloading estimates of population (by sex and both sexes combined), interpolated by single years of age and single calendar years, by major area, region and country, annually for 1950 to 2100 (medium-fertility projection variant) from the World Population Prospects, Edition 2015
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The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age
How well are OECD economies harnessing the power of an older workforce? Human Resources in Golden Age: Index
New Zealand accords legal personality to (cold) river and former national park through treaty settlements with Maori groups [New York Times]
Via CIO: “Cloud storage provider Dropbox and Ipsos Mori, a London-based market research firm, surveyed more than 4,000 information workers in the U.S. and Europe about their use of technology in the workplace and found that people 55 and up use 4.9 forms of technology per week, on average — a smidge above the overall average of 4.7 per week. More importantly, the survey also revealed that older workers are less likely than their younger colleagues to find using technology in the workplace stressful. Just one-quarter of the respondents who are 55 or older said that they find tech in the workplace stressful. Meanwhile, 36 percent of the respondents who are 18 to 34 years old — the ones who supposedly grew up with technology — said they find tech in the workplace stressful.”
VIDEO: I LEARNED MORE AT McDONALD’S THAN AT COLLEGE. From Olivia Legaspi at Prager University
What profit is there from my death,
from my descent into the pit?
Can the dust praise you?
Can it declare your truth?
One can scarcely read Machiavelli’s “Discourses” without reflecting on their significance for our day. When he writes that “no kingdom can stand when two feeble princes follow in succession,” one thinks of recent American history and its string of poor presidents. His explanation of how good men were excluded from office, owing to the valuation of wealth over honor and the insidious influence of corruption, so that men of merit gave way to those with ambition merely, makes one think of current American politics.
"You have your ups and downs… That’s the name of the game." Kevin Jacobsen
For more than 50 years, the Jacobsen name has been synonymous with Australian entertainment – from the dawn of rock-and-roll to big names such as Michael Jackson and Barbra Streisand, and global hits like Dirty Dancing.
Besides lending books, the local institutions are training young journalists, renting garden plots and more
“…public libraries today are actually doing an enormous amount to meet 21st-century needs. A recent contest sponsored by the Knight Foundation awarded shares of a $1.6 million prize to 14 winners who came up with the best, most innovative ideas for helping libraries better serve their changing communities. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite ideas from the contest, along with several other cool ways libraries are changing with the times…”
*Returning to the programme was the Department of Health’s Innovation Conference, workshops on how to innovate like a startup by the Canberra Innovation Network, and of course Govhack...
The Public Sector Innovation Network at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has wrapped up another successful Innovation Month.
The PSIN is still gathering attendance numbers from participating departments but the organisers at the PSIN have shared some initial observations on Innovation Month. Noting the growing support Innovation Month receives across the public sector and the developing maturity of programme events. This year’s programme saw the launch of the APS Innovation Awards, a day long workshop on Disruptive Technology from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, and a cross-state and territory series of presentations on idea development which was live streamed from the Department of Communication and Arts Innovation Month 2016 concludes with record participation, interstate growth