chartsnthings: Amanda Cox and countrymen chart the... →
chartsnthings: On Thursday Facebook had the third-largest I.P.O. ever. In the week leading up it, my colleague Amanda Cox spent some time thinking how to best explain and contextualize this offering to readers. What follows is a series of sketches from Amanda, who shared her project folder with me for this… Neat evolution of the infographic that was eventually used by the NYT for the...
The unremarkable sour taste for an aid worker in...
tatewatkins: Yesterday, NPR interviewed Quinn Zimmerman, an “aid worker leav[ing] Haiti with a sour taste,” as the radio outlet put it. Zimmerman had recently written a blog post in which he outlined many of the frustrations—locals seeing his white skin as little more than dollar signs, locals giving him shit merely for being a foreigner in Haiti, locals expecting him to dole out cadeux all the...
Tate Watkins: Why is it taking so long to rebuild... →
tatewatkins: Today a sort of big-picture Haiti reconstruction piece I wrote for The American Interest ran online. The headline it ran under is, “Rebuilding Haiti: Why is it taking so long?”. Two years-plus isn’t so long in the context of the enormous task of rebuilding much of Port-au-Prince and its…
Get Your Motor Running →
In Rwanda, where horses are few and motorcycles are abundant, a variation of polo known as moto-polo has sprung up, becoming a popular sport to watch and play among locals and foreigners.
Haiti: Where has all the money gone? →
buildingmarkets: Via Scott Gilmore on twitter A fantastic post from CGDev on where all that money donors gave to Haiti ended up. Spoiler alert: we don’t really know where most of it ended up, but only 0.02% of USAID money went to Haitian firms and businesses. (Want to fix that? Want to know why it’s important to fix that? Talk to us, or watch our video.)
On Being Blog: The Photos Used in Foreign Policy's... →
beingblog: by Trent Gilliss, senior editor The “Sex Issue” recently published by Foreign Policy magazine has received a fair amount of publicity this past week. And, from the responses I’ve read, it’s Mona Eltahawy’s article “Why Do They Hate Us? The War on Women in the Middle East” that’s…
Fear of failing can hijack the working memory resources, a core component of...– The researchers behind a new study that shows that kids fail less when they know failure is part of learning. (via invest2innovate)
The story of two women in Nairobi’s Kibera slum. The first describes her struggles to feed her family and pay for school fees. The second grows her own food in the slum by using sacks to plan Kale that can be cooked and/or sold. Via AlertNet