Code Academy →
This is sweet - learn to code with easy tutorials. A must for any media junkie (include me). Soon I will be able to create new webpages and speak html and css among other languages…let’s hope.
AMNY - Pols Looking to Make Big Apple Greener →
Great news to start off the week - NYC’s politicians are getting excited about the possibilities of urban greening.
Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism →
Martha Nussbaum’s essay on why we should all adopt a cosmopolitan view of the world - the view posits that we are citizens of the world, first and foremost, and then citizens of our respective communities. It is wonderful.
Nieman Lab: Google's Head of News Products... →
Ethics for a New Millennium
My professor suggested I look into the Dalai Lama’s book, Ethics for a New Millennium, as part of my research. (Study guide from the Dalai Lama Foundation here.) I’m very interested in reading this book because it takes Buddhist concepts (such as interdependence of all living things) and applies them to current events. As a practicing Buddhist, I think that this will provide a...
At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And...
The Earth Institute just published the world’s first Happiness Report (Fast Company summary here)– yes. It was commissioned by United Nations Conference on Happiness, and used a series of qualitative indicators to measure a number of factors that determine happiness. I saw Jeffrey Sachs speak a few weeks ago, and apparently he has been getting inspired by both Buddhism and Bhutan’s ‘Gross National...