The most innovative beach town in America
"At the beach of the future, high tide will meet high tech. Visitors will wear wristbands that automatically debit their bank
accounts or credit cards to pay for beach access, food and parking.
Garbage cans will e-mail cleanup crews when they're ready to be emptied.
And people won't even think about trying to sneak in: Beach checkers
could scan the sands with handheld devices and instantly know who
didn't pay. This southern New Jersey city plans to deliver a variety of public
services and Internet access using radio-frequency identification chips
and Wi-Fi wireless technology. The $3 million project is expected to be
finished by next summer."
Currently, Ocean City bills itself as "America's Greatest Family Resort." By 2008, Ocean City may need to amend that to "America's Greatest High-Tech Family Resort."
[image: Ocean City Shoreline by GoGrrlGo on Flickr]
These five main food groups are important for your brain's health and likely to boost the production of feel-good chemicals.
We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. What is not as well known is that eating healthy food is also good for our mental health and can decrease our risk of depression and anxiety.
Infographics show the classes and anxieties in the supposedly classless U.S. economy.
For those of us who follow politics, we’re used to commentators referring to the President’s low approval rating as a surprise given the U.S.'s “booming” economy. This seeming disconnect, however, should really prompt us to reconsider the measurements by which we assess the health of an economy. With a robust U.S. stock market and GDP and low unemployment figures, it’s easy to see why some think all is well. But looking at real U.S. wages, which have remained stagnant—and have, thus, in effect gone down given rising costs from inflation—a very different picture emerges. For the 1%, the economy is booming. For the rest of us, it’s hard to even know where we stand. A recent study by Porch (a home-improvement company) of blue-collar vs. white-collar workers shows how traditional categories are becoming less distinct—the study references "new-collar" workers, who require technical certifications but not college degrees. And a set of recent infographics from CreditLoan capturing the thoughts of America’s middle class as defined by the Pew Research Center shows how confused we are.
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