Category Archives: Economy

@nycework tweet digest: 05/26-31/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Slashing big bills; fingerprinting your success; charging mobile phones super-fast; levitating furniture; gadgets that led but weren’t followed; life imitating science fiction; even grandma has a drone…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 26 and May 31, 2013:

Oprah Winfrey's signature (Image credit: Wikipedia)
  • A quote by Oprah Winfrey on how to truly succeed;
  • an article about how publicly- and privately-owned drones are raising serious privacy concerns;
  • an article with video about Eesha Khare, an 18-year-old whose supercapacitor invention charges mobile phones in seconds;
  • an article about 27 science-fiction concepts that became scientific facts in 2012;
  • an article featuring 20 innovative, futuristic-looking pieces of home furnishing ranging from a levitating, cloud-shaped couch to a pod-shaped bathtub with built-in MP3 player;
  • an article about 5 gadgets that were commercially unsuccessful because they were too advanced for their time;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a post about how to quickly cut 5 big household bills.

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@nycework tweet digest: 05/12-17/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Getting good at being you; healthcare for $60 or less per month; budgeting successfully through thick and thin; big data as the new crystal ball; the dangers of being profiled with eye-tracking technology; what you can do with tiny computers; eco-friendly paper towel etiquette…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 12 and May 17, 2013:

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
(Image credit: Wikipedia)

  • A quote by Abraham Lincoln urging you to be good at being you;
  • an article about how information you share publicly can be used to predict your future;
  • an article about a doctor who charges $60 or less per month for basic healthcare because he believes the U.S. healthcare system sacrifices patients’ health for profit;
  • an article discussing ways to use USB flash drive-sized PCs that run Android or other GNU/Linux-based operating systems;
  • an article about how eye-tracking technology could pose serious risks to your privacy;
  • a video demonstration of an eco-friendlier way to dry your hands using a small amount of paper towel;
  • and, a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about 5 ways to “make it” regardless of the state of the economy.

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@nycework tweet digest: 05/05-10/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Rough Times begone; releasing the extraordinary person trapped within you; call me Mack the Scalpel; we know what you charged last summer; chow’s growing a mustache; why o why, robot; and, Action…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 5 and May 10, 2013:

TOPIO 3.0 - Humanoid Robot at IREX 2009, Tokyo, Japan

TOPIO 3.0 – Humanoid Robot at IREX 2009, Tokyo, Japan
(Photo credit: Humanrobo)

  • A quote by Jean Houston about how extraordinary you really are;
  • an article about how to stay awesome by constantly upgrading your mind, your relationships and your skills;
  • an article listing 5 healthy financial habits that’ll get you through economic booms and busts;
  • an article about how human hair is an ingredient commonly found in commercial bread;
  • an infographic with tips on how to make quality, professional-grade business videos;
  • an article about what it potentially means when robots take over tasks done by humans;
  • and, a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about sneaky practices used by credit card companies to invade cardholder privacy.

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@nycework tweet digest: 03/17-22/2013

Here are seven must-share tweets posted by @nycework between March 17 and March 22, 2013, and include:

Government Debt and You [In Plain English]

Government Debt and You [In Plain English]

  • An Arabic proverb admonishing you to do no work until you’ve negotiated fair compensation;
  • a no-frills checklist on how to write a business plan;
  • an infographic showing 10 places to avoid using your mobile phone, and why;
  • a video featuring Chemist Lee Cronin discussing a project he’s working on that will make it possible to print your medication on a 3-D printer;
  • a short, easy-to-understand video that explains what government debt is and how it affects you;
  • an infographic with tips on how to get your first 500 Twitter followers;
  • @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about selling your ideas ‘The Steve Jobs Way’…and more.

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Government Debt in Plain English

“Gahlkfuwh sjfalkj fjlajf sgjaljf. Manfkaj halkurfah hfaya fhalyueh…”

If your eyes glaze over every time there’s talk about national debt, deficits, sequesters, budget cuts and government shutdowns, don’t feel bad. You’re not alone.

A five-minute, thirteen-second video, Government Debt and You, translates “gahlkfuwh,” “hfaya” and other unclear national-debt concepts into plain English for your enlightenment. Continue reading