Until recently, The New York Times shared virtually all of its content for free, in a program called TimesSelect. That's about to change, as The Times switches to a "metered" model of charging its most frequent readers:
I've described how our circle of San Francisco families have launched a number of neighborhood projects--and in the Shareable article "Urban Butterflies," my pal Olivia Boler describes how started we started a group to explore the lifecycles of bees and butterflies and to introduce our kids to basic ecological concepts.
Q: What are ways that nonprofit organizations can benefit from sharing… without losing autonomy?
Recently, I picked up a flyer for a theater company requesting a unique kind of donation: storage space. The theater sought homeowners in a densely populated area of San Francisco (where storage space costs a pretty penny), and asked people to lend their closet or garage space for storage of costumes, sets, and props.
When Big Love premiered on HBO three seasons ago, many critics found it hard to believe that a show about polygamy could avoid the sensationalism and prurience often associated with discussions of Mormon fundamentalism, but that’s what the creators promised.
Q: How open should a company be with financial information? Should they even be open about salaries and if so, why?
The conventional wisdom is that you shouldn't reinvent the wheel. Leave it to MIT to do just that, and make it worthwhile. MIT's SENSABLE City Lab unvieled their Copenhagen Wheel at COP15 last month to great fanfare. And for good reason. The rear bicycle wheel can turn your ride into an electric hybrid powered by regenerative braking, and with the use of a smartphone, a personal trainer and trip information assistant.
I stroll down the aisle and sniff the basil carried on the air from the next stand over.
The sun is warm on my head, and there are children running about at my feet. They are not mine, but I know them all. The person shopping ahead of me for cippolini onions is a neighbor I haven’t seen in months. In five minutes, we’ve caught up on everything going on in both our lives. Shoppers swirl around us, a vendor offers us a slice of melon, and that smell of basil mixes with a strong scent of huevos on an open-air grill.