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Q&A: General Electric's Chief Marketing Officer on Storytelling in the Digital Industrial Era | Adweek
Linda Boff says it's GE's "DNA" to adopt new media platforms early. General Electric may be 125 years old, but when it comes to innovative social media campaigns, it's often light-years ahead of most…
GE  Digital  Marketing  Advertising  CMOs  storytelling 
october 2015
Social Ad Platform 140 Proof Says People Aren't Always Honest About Their Locations | Adweek
March 14, 2014 | Advertising Age | by??

As a marketer, you’ve mastered location-based marketing. Your pizza is hot, it’s lunchtime, and you’ve pinpointed those smartphone-carrying consumers who are in spitting distance of your store. But what if your target consumers aren’t where they claim to be?
consumer_behavior  advertising  marketing  creativity 
october 2015
Jeffrey Simpson: It really is all about Harper, pro and con - The Globe and Mail
Oct. 14, 2015 | The Globe and Mail | JEFFREY SIMPSON.

the persona of Mr. Harper, more than anything else, is the centre of the Conservative campaign, and therefore the campaign is about him, more than anything else....Mr. Harper is running against the most powerful current in politics: time for a change. He must have known about this current when he decided to contest one more election, but he took the plunge. He would know enough Canadian history to appreciate that every prime minister who has tried to stretch his time in power lost at some point in the eight-to-11-year range. Canada does not have term limits in law; it seems to have them in practice.

More than any other factor, the time-for-a-change current focuses on the prime minister, who, in our system of government, is hugely powerful....Mr. Harper, unlike former Liberal prime minister Jean Chrétien, was, and remains, a highly polarizing figure.
Jeffrey_Simpson  Stephen_Harper  Federal_Election_2015  Conservative_Party 
october 2015
The Future of Fashion Journalism Education | Stephan Rabimov
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Director, Social Media & Fashion Journalism, Academy of Art University
The Future of Fashion Journalism Education
Posted: 09/09/2015
future  fashion  journalism  digital_media  millennials 
october 2015
The costs that come with rising to the top on Bay Street - The Globe and Mail
The costs that come with rising to the top on Bay Street
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
Bay_Street  work_life_balance  CEOs  movingonup 
october 2015
How the Superwealthy Plan to Make Sure Their Kids Stay Superwealthy -
October 1, 2015 | Bloomberg Business | Peter Robison.

The first clue that this is no ordinary crowd of sulky teenagers comes when the instructor asks those who’ve invested in the market to raise their hands. Most hands go up. As a financial planner explains the benefits of investing, one boy interrupts. “What do you suggest investing in right now?” asks Liam Whitfield, 18, a senior at a private Seattle high school, with swooping bangs and a shaggy sweater. The speaker, from a local investment firm, suggests a standard mix of 60 percent stocks and 40 percent bonds. Whitfield looks disappointed. He already owns shares of Apple, Facebook, and Starbucks. “I was kind of looking for an actual stock tip,” he says.

It’s a Saturday morning in March, and Whitfield is sitting with two dozen teens in an antiseptic meeting room for a lesson on money management arranged by their well-to-do parents. The lecturers have broken the ice with a Saturday Night Live ad for a book of financial advice called Don’t Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford. (It’s one page long.) They show photos of cars that go from humble to glamorous and ask the kids to pick one—but only after calculating how long it would take to afford by saving $2,000 a year. An instructor praises a girl who chooses a Volks wagen Jetta over a $90,000 Range Rover. “You followed all the rules—it’s exciting, guys, right?” says John Gage, a 6-foot-9-inch recent Stanford graduate who roams the front of the room. Gage works for Cornerstone Advisors, a wealth management firm in Bellevue, Wash., that’s hosting the class for children of clients and prospects. During an exercise in monthly budgeting drawn from real-life salaries, someone notes how difficult it can be. “Especially if you’re a teacher,” one kid cracks.

This is the most gilded age since the Gilded Age, with 5 percent of American households controlling 63 percent of the country’s wealth. Decades of stagnant income growth for the middle class contrasts with family dynasties such as the Waltons of Wal-Mart, wealthier than the poorest 40 percent of households combined. Some $59 trillion—the largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in U.S. history—will flow down from estates through 2061, according to Boston College’s Center on Wealth and Philanthropy.

None of that’s made the rich any less anxious, at least when it comes to keeping their money. The number of family offices for the ultrawealthy has doubled since 1998, branching into areas far beyond portfolio and tax planning. The advisory firms reach deep into their clients’ family lives, aiming to prevent squabbles among heirs and head off early signs of wastrelism. Some teach classes like this one near Seattle or organize family retreats. Others use board games and flashcards to drill sound money concepts into children as young as 5. One firm, Ascent Private Capital Management, employs an historian and two psychologists to help clients put their fortunes and family dynamics into perspective. “We didn’t just want to help clients manage wealth, we wanted to help clients manage the impact of wealth,” says Michael Cole, the firm’s president.

Like others in the business, he brings up an adage—shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations—and says, “It’s real.” Thought to be a variation on a saying from Lancashire, England, about families going from clogs to clogs, the idea resonates in many cultures. Japan’s version is rice bowl to rice bowl. In Italy, from stars to stall. Or, as the striving executive Jack Donaghy put it on 30 Rock: “The first generation works their fingers to the bone making things; the next generation goes to college and innovates new ideas; the third generation snowboards and takes improv classes.”

Adviser Roy Williams says he was recently approached by a representative for wealthy Asian families in the Pacific Northwest, each with more than $200 million. “They said, ‘The kids are consuming our wealth, buying Lamborghinis and Bentleys, and we don’t know how to change the pattern,’ ” he recalls.

Williams is the co-author of the ur-text of the field: Preparing Heirs, a compact, green-jacketed 2003 book written with Vic Preisser that followed 3,250 families from 1975 to 1995. Their research found that 70 percent of inheritors failed in passing their fortunes on to the next generation. The book defined a failure as “involuntary loss of control of the assets.” The overwhelming reason, they found, was either a breakdown in family communication or unprepared heirs. Just 3 percent of failures were attributed to such issues as taxes or legal challenges. While the book’s data are now decades old and largely precede the inheritance tax cuts that led to such critiques as Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the 70 percent failure rate is still commonly cited by advisers as a reason to engage their services.

“In our experience, there’s no amount of money that can’t be lost,” says Sheila Stinson, until recently director of family education at GenSpring Family Offices in Jupiter, Fla., a hamlet north of Palm Beach that’s been home to Michael Jordan, golfer Rory McIlroy, and Celine Dion. The firm, whose clients are worth at least $50 million each, created the Innovation & Learning Center in 2006 to lead workshops and teach classes.

One of its innovations is a board game called Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves that Stinson has played with clients and their children over cocktails or lunch, depending on their ages. Players get money in $1 million, $5 million, and $10 million denominations. They navigate a Chutes & Ladders-like board through obstacles such as: “Your beach house in Malibu has become the place to be for your kids. Even though they’re in their mid-thirties and can’t show up for a family meeting, they never miss the afternoon set. Wipe out! LOSE $9 million.”

For younger kids, Stinson has used a game called Money Matters, which features flashcards showing pictures of material goods. She asks the children to tell her if the item is a “need” or a “want,” something they can do without. She recently showed a picture of a purse to four girls aged 9 to 11. One girl called it a want. Another said no, a Tory Burch handbag is essential.

Ascent, a division of U.S. Bancorp, chose a youthful look for its offices, in Cincinnati, Denver, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Seattle. The décor is all white, inspired by Apple stores and Virgin America aircraft cabins. In San Francisco, in a 21st-floor suite overlooking the bay, there’s a room where kids can relax while their parents talk to the staff. It has a couch, a white beanbag chair, and an Xbox.

Ascent’s craft has a lofty history. Family offices trace their lineage to 6th century royal stewards and, in the 19th century, advisers who managed art, collectibles, and homes for J.P. Morgan and other tycoons of the era. There are now some 3,000 such firms worldwide, at least half set up in the last 15 years, according to a 2013 Ernst & Young report.

Good help doesn’t come cheap. Ascent charges clients a minimum of $200,000 a year. Some don’t keep any money with the firm and only use its ancillary services, Cole says. The firm’s Center for Wealth Impact offers a director of family history and two “wealth dynamics” coaches trained in organizational psychology. The idea is to focus on the breakdowns in trust, communication, and education spotlighted in Williams and Preisser’s book.

Demons lurk for the wealthy, to the point that some researchers suggest that affluence creates a greater risk of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. In one 1999 study of wealthy high school girls in a suburb in the Northeast, 1 in 5 reported clinically significant levels of depression, three times higher than the national average. Wealthy boys showed more anxiety than average in a study by Suniya Luthar, a professor emerita at Columbia. Later research across the country has produced similar results. Rich kids have to navigate a complicated psychological stew, including guilt over inherited wealth and stress from the pressures of living up to a family legacy.

Ascent tries to head off problems by getting families to think about their mission and purpose, much as corporations do. Amy Zehnder, a senior wealth dynamics coach, says she asked one family’s three boys, ages 15, 19, and 21, to create a visual representation of the clan’s core values. The boys returned with a drawing of a custom Jeep, each part corresponding to a different value. The antenna represented communication; the snowboard rack was work-life balance; the windshield, integrity; the engine, loyalty; the steering wheel, drive; the headlights, respect; the massive tires, ambition; and the lift kit, growth. Their dad was touched, Zehnder recalls. “As a family they made a decision that they were going to go and build this Jeep,” she says.

Cornerstone, the advisory firm in Belle vue, manages more than $3 billion. It taught its first class to three sets of siblings in 2006, after a client asked for financial instruction for her sons. Managing Director Sue Peterson went to a Barnes & Noble and found books for toddlers about quarters and dimes, some Suze Orman financial titles, and little else. Peterson developed her own curriculum, eventually expanding it to a half-day of lessons on budgeting, credit cards, and investments. Parents spend the time in their own session, comparing notes. “How do you teach your kids about how fortunate they are?” Peterson says. “If you drive past Bellevue High, most of the cars pulling into the parking lot are nicer than mine.”

Liam Whitfield’s mother, Diane, heard about the class through a friend of her husband, Bill, a real estate investor. The family lives in Broad-moor, a gated enclave with a private golf course where the median home lists for $2.1 million. The Whitfields have three sons: Liam, Stanley, 16, and Trammell, 8. They’d been thinking it was time for their older … [more]
children  family_office  generational_wealth  heirs  high_net_worth  inheritances  inheritors  parenting  wealth_management  wealth_transfers 
october 2015
Inside Stephen Harper’s ‘strange fishbowl’ - The Globe and Mail
Inside Stephen Harper’s ‘strange fishbowl’
RICHMOND, B.C. — The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Oct. 09, 2015
october 2015
The Asian Advantage - The New York Times
OCT. 10, 2015 | NYT | Nicholas Kristof.

the Asian advantage, Nisbett argues, isn’t intellectual firepower as such, but how it is harnessed.

Some disagree, but I’m pretty sure that one factor is East Asia’s long Confucian emphasis on education. Likewise, a focus on education also helps explain the success of Jews, who are said to have had universal male literacy 1,700 years before any other group.
overachievers  ksfs  Nicholas_Kristof  stereotypes  Asian-Americans  books  education  parenting  ethnic_communities  movingonup  achievement_gaps  ethnic_stereotyping  values  Confucian  literacy 
october 2015
Confederation: Canada’s early lesson in tolerance - The Globe and Mail
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

It wasn’t dissimilar in 1864 Quebec. Many of those top-hatted, suit-coated fellows could do little more than tolerate each other because of political differences and ancient slights. But they had gathered in Quebec a little more than a month after an initial meeting in Charlottetown that had sketched an outline of what a new Canada might look like. They were following up to colour it in.

John A. Macdonald and George Brown of Canada West (Ontario) and George-Étienne Cartier of Canada East (Quebec) were the primary instigators of the Confederation discussions; now they had to make sure all the goodwill flowing from September’s conference in Charlottetown would be shaped into a document. They had never been anything like friends but they had shelved their partisan, political and personal rancour when they took part in what’s known as the Great Coalition and then approached Maritime leaders about uniting British North America.
anniversaries  Canadian  Confederation  George_Brown  George-Étienne_Cartier  history  leaders  nation_builders  politicians  Sir_John_A._Macdonald  tolerance 
october 2015
Why do Earthlings care so much about Mars? - The Globe and Mail
Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2015
space_exploration  NASA 
october 2015
The Decline of ‘Big Soda’ - The New York Times
OCT. 2, 2015 | NYT | Margot Sanger-Katz.

The obvious lesson from Philadelphia is that the soda industry is winning the policy battles over the future of its product. But the bigger picture is that soda companies are losing the war.

By the end of this decade, if not sooner, sales of bottled water are expected to surpass those of carbonated soft drinks.
Even as anti-obesity campaigners like Mr. Nutter have failed to pass taxes, they have accomplished something larger. In the course of the fight, they have reminded people that soda is not a very healthy product. They have echoed similar messages coming from public health researchers and others — and fundamentally changed the way Americans think about soda.

Over the last 20 years, sales of full-calorie soda in the United States have plummeted by more than 25 percent. Soda consumption, which rocketed from the 1960s through 1990s, is now experiencing a serious and sustained decline.
calories  beverages  sugar  diets  water  eating_habits  Coca-Cola  Pepsi  obesity  decline 
october 2015
Why law and accounting firms struggle to innovate - The Globe and Mail
Oct. 06, 2015 | The Globe and Mail | RYAN CALIGIURI.

Why is it that professional service firms, especially accounting and law firms, find it so difficult to embrace innovation in order to build a stronger future?...The biggest factor is that professional service firms are driven primarily by billable hours and any time someone is not billable they are seen as not adding value. This means that in order to innovate someone has to “stop adding value” by not being billable. There is far too much focus on “today” in professional service firms and not enough on the future – this mentality will continue to hold back firms and do more damage in the long run....Most professional service firms also don’t have a system for driving innovation in an efficient manner so they often waste a great deal of time getting caught up in details that don’t matter. ...Many of the law and accounting firms I worked with were doing very well so they didn’t see a need to innovate. ....Firms are often not good at implementing new services or products, they don’t have a culture that supports, fosters, or encourages innovation, and they are often too smart for their own good and get overly complex with their innovation initiatives......First, a firm’s overall corporate strategy needs to incorporate an element of innovation as one of its top long-term goals. Without a strategic focus and investment in innovation, any efforts will often fall flat as they will be approached loosely or in a silo that eventually gets overtaken by billable work.....Next, get a quick win by surveying or researching your client’s business, their industry, and even their own clients. Looking deeper into your client’s business and understanding their problems and opportunities will help you find ways to add value through a new product or service and will enable your firm to get off on the right foot.....Insights from clients can drive new products, services and systems that will fill a need.
However, professional service firms that are looking for a leap in innovation need to go beyond customer insights and explore future trends, industry experts, and, yes, even patent databases for further stimulus to drive new ideas.
This is the difference between firms that innovate and those that die. If you’re in a professional service firm and believe that there is no threat, quite frankly, you are crazy to think so.
innovation  professional_service_firms  law_firms  quick_wins  accounting  challenges  billable_hours  complacency  disruption  Ryan_Caligiuri  silo_mentality 
october 2015
Divisions between pre-amalgamation cities making rich-poor gap worse: report - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Oct. 06, 2015

"The poverty is not caused by the neighbourhood. Other factors are at play--parenting, value systems. But it's just appealing to blame external factors, like city hall or the TTC (not enough buses! That's why I'm poor!) and so articles like this do."
Toronto  income_inequality  Scarborough  poverty  neighbourhoods  deindustrialization  disparities  value_systems 
october 2015
All hail the hashtag: How retailers are drawing you in, one Facebook post at a time - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2015

Welcome to Retail 3.0, in which retailers use social media in a bid to draw young shoppers such as Campos back to bricks-and-mortar outlets.

Just a few years ago trendy shops lured consumers with an in-store coffee bar or barber shop. But today a hot brew or hair trim isn’t enough: Retailers increasingly feel the pressure to attract cyber-savvy shoppers to their physical outlets with eye-catching social media experiences that can be shared multiple times.

The social-media initiatives range from fitting rooms in Kate Spade stores that provide a backdrop for selfies with “like?” in a speech bubble to luxury parka purveyor Nobis installing photo booths at its store launch parties; and department store Nordstrom, whose roots are in shoes, encouraging shoppers to “shoefie” (take a selfie of their footwear) next to the store’s name. The images, uploaded on social media, put a spotlight on the posts can pump up sales during an event as much as 20 per cent. About 60 per cent of Canadian consumers say they’ve come into contact with different products and brands through social media and, of those, 46 per cent say the interactions resulted in them making more purchases, up from 32 per cent in 2014, according to a survey this year by consultancy PwC.
digital_influencers  event-driven  social_media  Retail_3.0  imagery  Marina_Strauss  product_launches  selfies  retailers  millennials  Instagram  Facebook  e-commerce  bricks-and-mortar  in-store  footwear 
october 2015
Toronto aims to use data for traffic insight - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Oct. 02, 2015
Toronto  data  transportation  hackathons  analytics  traffic_congestion  John_Tory  GPS  location_based_services  LBMA 
october 2015
Bay Street’s next big struggle: keeping top young talent - The Globe and Mail
Bay Street’s next big struggle: keeping top young talent
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2015
Bay_Street  Silicon_Valley  talent  work_life_balance  investment_banking  war_for_talent  management_consulting 
october 2015
Black Kudos • Claude Brown Claude Brown (February 23, 1937 -...
Claude Brown

Claude Brown (February 23, 1937 - February 2, 2002) is the author of Manchild in the Promised Land, published to critical acclaim in 1965, which tells the story of his coming of age during the 1940s and 1950s in Harlem. He also published Children of Ham (1976).
writers  nostalgia  African-Americans  Harlem  New_York_City  '50s  lawyers  '40s  coming-of-age 
october 2015
Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese - WSJ
Sept. 30, 2015

This one!!
Mac_&_Cheese  recipes 
october 2015
Tech City News: London to host first Food Tech Week
Weblog post. Newstex Trade & Industry Blogs, Newstex. Oct 1, 2015.

ProQuest Central: hackathon and food and distribut*

October will see the launch of London's first ever 'Food Tech Week' which will be celebrating all things food and facilitating tec...
London  United_Kingdom  product_launches  food  technology  hackathons  disruption  ecosystems  brands  fresh_produce  innovation  food_tech 
october 2015
Ideas Ignite When Food System Actors and Burlington Techies Gather at UVM
19 Feb 2014 | Targeted News Service [Washington, D.C]

Proquest Central: hackathon and food and distribut*

The University of Vermont issued the following news:

Just the idea of a "hackathon" suggests a certain kind of energy -- creativity and cr...
ideas  hackathons  food  ecosystems  fresh_produce  OPMA 
october 2015
Recipe: Root-to-Leaf Carrot Pasta - The Globe and Mail
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2015

Getting the most out of your vegetables has always been an economic necessity for restaurants. Today it’s evolved into the root-to-leaf movement, where chefs apply the nose-to-tail ethos in an herbivorous manner. Now leaves, stems and peelings destined for the green bin are ending up on your plate.

At Dirt Candy, a vegetarian temple in Manhattan, Amanda Cohen turns radish tops into a peppery pesto to serve with ricotta and the roots. In Toronto at Buca Yorkville, Rob Gentile takes it a step further flavouring fresh spaghetti with leaves from a tomato plant, an idea he borrowed from his friend Derek Dammann of Maison Publique in Montreal. It creates a verdant pasta al pomodoro and amplifies the sauce.
vegetables  fresh_produce  restaurants  Toronto 
october 2015
Scotiabank takes tech quest from Bay Street to Silicon Valley - The Globe and Mail
Scotiabank takes tech quest from Bay Street to Silicon Valley
The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Sep. 24, 2015
Bay_Street  fin-tech  Scotiabank  boards_&_directors_&_governance  Silicon_Valley  Andreessen_Horowitz 
october 2015
The Financial Times and the Future of Journalism - The New Yorker
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
The Financial Times and the Future of Journalism
financial  FT  newspapers  journalism 
september 2015
Jeb Bush, ‘Free Stuff’ and Black Folks - The New York Times
If you let people talk long enough, the true self will always be revealed. Not only is there a supreme irony in this racial condescension that casts black people, whose free labor helped establish the prosperity of this country and who were systematically excluded from the full benefits of that prosperity for generations, as leeches only desirous of “free stuff,” this line of reasoning also infantilizes black thought and consciousness and presents an I-know-best-what-ails-you paternalism about black progress.
Charles_Blow  Jeb_Bush  Campaign_2016  African-Americans  James_Baldwin 
september 2015
Anthony Bourdain’s Food Market Takes Shape - The New York Times

New York has had an explosion of megamarkets and food halls over the last five years, but this one promises to be different for several reasons, starting with its epic size: 155,000 square feet, dwarfing the city’s other food markets. The project’s ambition and risks are formidable, most notably the task of securing visas for scores of small overseas vendors, then transporting and housing them here.

“It’s going to involve a lot of visas, a big challenge,” Mr. Werther said.

Still, some question whether the city, with its wealth of recent immigrants, and their foods, needs to import new options.
chefs  restaurants  New_York_City  Anthony_Bourdain  real_estate  entrepreneur  farmers'_markets  personal_branding  food  gourmands  communal 
september 2015
The bold rush to the Internet
Aug 2000 | Association Management pgs. 130-146 | by Carole Schweitzer,

START REFERRING TO ASSOCIATIONS AS "roadkill" (as Greg Dalton did in his February 7, 2000, article "Trade Groups: The Next Ro...
associations  online  business_models  partnerships 
september 2015
How Not to Be a Networking Leech: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice - The New York Times

(1) Make the meeting convenient. Ask for time frames that would work well, and meet at a place that is convenient for them, even if you have to drive across town.
(2) Buy their coffee or meal.
(3) Go with a prepared list of questions. People whose advice is worth seeking are busy.
(4) Don’t argue about their advice or point out why it wouldn’t work for you. You can ask for clarification by finding out how they would handle a particular concern you have, but don’t go beyond that. You get to decide whether or not to use their advice.
(5) Don’t ask for intellectual property or materials.
(6) Never ask for any written follow-up. It is your job to take good notes during your meeting, not their job to send you bullet points after the meeting. No one should get homework after agreeing to help someone.
(7) Spend time at the end of the meeting finding out what you can do for them.
(8) Always thank them more than once. Follow up with a handwritten note — not an email or a text.
(9) Do not refer others to the same expert.
(10) Ask an expert for free help only once. If the help someone offered you was so valuable that you would like them to provide it again, then pay for it the next time.
(11) As you ask people for help, always consider how you in turn can help others.
best_of  tips  torchbearers  networking  questions  gratitude  serving_others  note_taking  mentoring  advice  handwritten  leeches  brevity 
september 2015
To Get a Job in Your 50s, Maintain Friendships in Your 40s - The New York Times

in the job search process, the number of connections we maintain in our professional and personal networks is often critical.

As people age, they also tend to stay in the same job longer, consistent with a pattern of wanting to put down roots. During that time, the skills people have learned and the job search strategies they once used may become outdated — especially as technology evolves ever more quickly.

The cure for these drawbacks is fairly straightforward. Once you hit your early 40s, even if you are not looking for a job, work to learn new skills and stretch yourself, Professor Wanberg said. Also, keep your networks strong by staying in touch with former colleagues and classmates, along with current co-workers and clients whom you don’t see regularly, she said.
job_search  friendships  networking  aging  midlife  howto  co-workers 
september 2015
Dewey, Cheatem & Howe - The New York Times
SEPT. 25, 2015

Continue reading the main story

Paul Krugman
Paul_Krugman  economists  Volkswagen 
september 2015
The Soft Bigotry of Ben Carson - The New York Times
SEPT. 23, 2015

Continue reading the main story

Charles M. Blow
Ben_Carson  Charles_Blow  Campaign_2016  GOP  African-Americans  bigotry 
september 2015
Want to build lean muscle? Eat these foods | Toronto Star
By: Alina Gonzalez, Published on Tue Aug 04 2015

* Eggs * Avocados, nuts , legumes,
* lean beef * protein powder
* chicken breast * oatmeal
* cottage cheese /greek cheese * sweet potato
* Fish (cod, salmon, tilapia) *whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, wheat berries)
“Our total body composition is composed of four things: fats, fluids, mineral mass and lean body mass. This lean body mass includes all of our muscles, which are fat-free cells in the body, and lean muscle is just a popular expression. Lesson here: Muscle is muscle.”.....

Berries, oranges, dates

Fresh whole-food fruits contain valuable phytonutrients and antioxidants “while providing that much-needed easily digestible carbohydrate immediately after a workout. These fruits are considered lower-glycemic fruits, so they’ll give those muscles what they need without spiking your blood sugar.” 1/2 cup berries + one medium orange, or mashed dates on a piece of sprouted whole grain toast, 20 minutes after a workout.

Roasted pumpkin seeds, cashews, almonds

These nutrient-packed seeds and nuts are perfect on-the-go proteins that help keep you full yet energized and provide post-workout protein to rebuild muscle. For optimal portion and timing, Randazzo recommends 1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds or 1/3 cup almonds or cashews, 45 minutes after a workout.


“Perfect additions to a smoothie, salad, tacos, or just eaten by themselves (maybe with a little salt and pepper), avocados help refuel the body while managing the inflammation.”
strength_training  exercise  diets  fitness  foods  fruits  proteins 
september 2015
Education Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Growing Wider - The New York Times
SEPT. 22, 2015 | NYT | Eduardo Porter.

For all the progress in improving educational outcomes among African-American children, the achievement gaps between more affluent and less privileged children is wider than ever, notes Sean Reardon of the Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford. Racial disparities are still a stain on American society, but they are no longer the main divider. Today the biggest threat to the American dream is class.....Financed mainly by real estate taxes that are more plentiful in neighborhoods with expensive homes, public education is becoming increasingly compartmentalized. Well-funded schools where the children of the affluent can play and learn with each other are cordoned off from the shabbier schools teaching the poor, who are still disproportionally from black or Hispanic backgrounds.
poverty  African-Americans  income_inequality  racial_disparities  real_estate_taxes  education  achievement_gaps  social_classes  public_education  sorting  segregation  geographic_sorting  neighbourhoods  children  affluence  upper-income  super_ZIPs  compartmentalization  the_American_dream 
september 2015
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