Quotes & Links #12

1) washingtonpost.com: There are 39 major studio releases coming this summer. Only one is directed by a woman.

In 2013, women directed about 14 percent of the films in the-numbers.com’s database of top box office draws. This is up from a low of about 8 percent in 2010.

2) washingtonpost.com: Alexandria sights a 2018 opening of Metro station at growing Potomac Yard

The project, after two decades of planning, is halfway through a required federal environmental review.

3) modernfarmer.com: Why There’s a Black Market for Ramps in Quebec

4) vox.com: US mass transit construction costs are insanely high

10. In 2004, Shenzhen had no Metro system. Today it has more stations and track than Washington’s Metro or Boston’s T. Of course DC is building the Silver Line, but Shenzhen has three new lines under construction.

5) washingtonpost.com: Diversity is good for team performance in soccer

The results are clear and straightforward: There is a positive relationship between diversity and performance that is visible even among the very best teams in the world.

There also seems to be a “sweet spot” (or I might read the graphic wrong).

6) fivethirtyeight.com: The 100 Most-Edited Wikipedia Articles
Bush 1st. Hm.

7) nytimes.com: Prisoners of Sex

Yet as sex looms ever larger as an aspirational good, we also live in a society where more people are single and likely to remain so than in any previous era. And since single people have, on average, a lot less sex than the partnered and wedded, a growing number of Americans are statistically guaranteed to feel that they’re not living up to the culture’s standard of fulfillment, happiness and worth.

Not sure if I would draw the same conclusions but some interesting thoughts on the topic.

8) businessinsider.com: How A ‘Bunch Of Commies’ Are Forcing The Fortune 500 To Stop Destroying Rain Forests, Killing Too Many Fish, And Burning Coal and Oil

9) wikipedia.com: Tulsa race riot

Numerous witness accounts described airplanes carrying white assailants, who fired rifles and dropped firebombs on buildings, homes, and fleeing families.

10) marginalrevolution.com: Chimps Rock at Game Theory


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