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Links I Liked: Africa, US, Minimum Wage, and Mammoths

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Links I Liked:

1. 8 Maps that change the way you look at Africa from ONE

2. Watch the United States grow before your eyes with a time-based gif from Reddit and the Post

3. The End of the Developing World – This I largely disagree with, although some good points are made about rhetoric and how it affects beliefs. But ‘lean’ and ‘fat’ still have positive and negative connotations, and don’t make much sense when describing countries’ economies.

4. Can you live on minimum wage? – an interactive program to see if you could feasibly live off of minimum wage (by US state). Lesson: something important has to be sacrificed.

5. NYTimes Magazine glosses over some pretty improbable science with The Mammoth Cometh, on how extinct species (even mammoths) may one day be brought back to life. But as a diehard Jurassic Park fan this gave me some hope.

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Links I Liked: Drug Economics, Climate Change, and Meaningful Profits

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Links I Liked:

1. An Economic Analysis of a Drug-Selling Gang’s Finances…

   a. The Original Paper by Levitt and Venkatesh

                   b. These awesome, associated Graphics by Liz Fosslien

                                  c. This unassociated, but highly related and incredible TV series

2. Financier Plans Big Ad Campaign on Climate Change. Watch how Climate Change is slowly growing into a central issue of governments, and therefore elections. This donor is speeding up that process.

3. Doing Good is not Incompatible with Making a Profit – showing that businesses can make money while maintaining social responsibility, and that non-profits are not the only organizations that should be expected to ‘do good.’

Poverty Map, Rhino Hunting, Coffee, Kenyan Girls; LIL

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Links I Liked:

1. The Times posted this interactive map a couple weeks ago, showing poverty levels across the United States.

2. A controversial Rhino Hunting license just became available for black rhinos, an endangered species.

3. Common Mistakes when Brewing Coffee – for a self-acclaimed coffee lover this taught me a few things.

4. Shattering Rape Culture in Kenya

Piranhas, Super Powers, Ivory, South Sudan; LIL

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Links I Liked:

In the Chris Blattman style I have decided to add to this blog the occasional posted links that I have found interesting, informative, or simply beautiful. And as always a photo from the natural world will be included at the top.

1. Borrowed from Blattman’s page: The Truth about Piranhas

2. Most Beautiful Villages from Around the World

3. Super Powers Illustrated Chart

4. China Destroys 6 Tons of Illegal Ivory

5. The Best Article on the Current Conflict in South Sudan that I have read thus far.