July252014

globalpost:

A new report released by the World Meteorological Organization catalogs the economic damage from extreme weather conditions all over the world. The WMO survey looked at climate events from 1970 to 2012.

Here are a couple graphics that sum up the economic cost to North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Graphic by Simran Khosla/GlobalPost

July202014
moma:

Gustav Klimt, born in 1862, is primarily known for his paintings of figures, but he also painted landscapes throughout his career. 
[Gustav Klimt. The Park. 1910 or earlier.]

moma:

Gustav Klimt, born in 1862, is primarily known for his paintings of figures, but he also painted landscapes throughout his career. 

[Gustav Klimt. The Park. 1910 or earlier.]

(via smokeandcitrine)

July132014
July112014

nevver:

Backlot, Ryan Putnam

July92014
July82014

Groupthink: Where do Outlier States Stand?

adjunctjustice:

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“More courtesy. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Lately we have been discussing groupthink mentality. So I decided to look the word up to see what it really meant.

The New Oxford American Dictionary says this about groupthink:

“The practice of thinking or making decisions as a group in a way that discourages creativity or individual responsibility.”

While the Merriam Webster explains it this way:

“A pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent, and conformity to group values and ethics.”

So I decided to ruminate a little on the word groupthink

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