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July 16, 2014 at 2:19pm
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Out of Desert Dust, a Miracle on a Shoestring →

Public interest design for stronger social connection

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July 11, 2014 at 9:20pm
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street scene in #naples #gypsy

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July 10, 2014 at 11:36am
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When we think of poverty, we tend to think about money in isolation: How much does she earn? Is that above or below the poverty line? But the financial part of the equation may not be the single most important factor. “The biggest mistake we make about scarcity,” Sendhil Mullainathan, an economist at Harvard who is a co-author of the book “Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much,” tells me, “is we view it as a physical phenomenon. It’s not.”

“There are three types of poverty,” he says. “There’s money poverty, there’s time poverty, and there’s bandwidth poverty.” The first is the type we typically associate with the word. The second occurs when the time debt of the sort I incurred starts to pile up.

And the third is the type of attention shortage that is fed by the other two: If I’m focused on the immediate deadline, I don’t have the cognitive resources to spend on mundane tasks or later deadlines. If I’m short on money, I can’t stop thinking about today’s expenses — never mind those in the future. In both cases, I end up making decisions that leave me worse off because I lack the ability to focus properly on anything other than what’s staring me in the face right now, at this exact moment.

No Money, No Time - NYTimes.com

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July 6, 2014 at 9:12am
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the streets are alive at night in #naples #streetmusic

the streets are alive at night in #naples #streetmusic

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9:12am
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Finished Hemmingway’s ‘A moveable feast’ about his early years as a writer in Paris. Inspiration to find one true sentence and start writing from there. And cut the adjectives.

Finished Hemmingway’s ‘A moveable feast’ about his early years as a writer in Paris. Inspiration to find one true sentence and start writing from there. And cut the adjectives.

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1:32am
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moonrises over Basilica Reale S. Francesco di Paola #naples

moonrises over Basilica Reale S. Francesco di Paola #naples

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1:31am
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the Asian Kenny G playing his smooth sounds in Italy #naples

the Asian Kenny G playing his smooth sounds in Italy #naples

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1:30am
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the original Westfield Mall #naples

the original Westfield Mall #naples

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1:30am
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#naples #graffiti

#naples #graffiti

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July 1, 2014 at 6:39am
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the Eiffel Tower from Sacre Coeur

the Eiffel Tower from Sacre Coeur

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