Archives for April 11, 2013

Britain ranked second only to Sweden in table of most advanced countries

The UK outstrips the United States, Germany, France and Japan for overall progress in living standards, infrastructure and individual opportunity according to the index designed by a team of US economists. Only Sweden scores more highly overall in the new “Social Progress Index” (SPI), which ranks 50 leading countries by combining figures on everything from […]

TED: A Choice Point « Charles Eisenstein

“The controversy over Sheldrake, Hancock, and exTEDxWestHollywood refuses to go away. Might that suggest that TED is being offered an opportunity to define itself? TED faces a choice point. Either it can retreat into the doctrines of establishment science and all that goes along with it, or it can take accept this invitation to take […]

14 Excellent Mind Tricks to Get What You Want

You know that awkward moment when you and a stranger are walking towards each other but need to get past each other and you get confused and end up making a left to right dance? Not for me!When I walk through large crowds of people, to avoid walking into anyone, I simply stare at my […]

Whats The Freest State In America [Infographic]? | Popular Science

Oklahoma, New Hampshire, Tennessee and the Dakotas are the freest states in the U.S., according to a new analysis. Sound like places where youd want to live?The analysis comes from the market research center at George Mason University in Virginia. It uses numerous measurements of freedom. Some of the weightiest measures include tax burden, the […]