IDEXX CIO Ken Grady on Nontraditional Career Paths

Ken Grady has always been an animal lover. You can find him traveling across the country to visit farmers and their cows and chickens, or with veterinarians and the puppies, cats, guinea pigs, and all sorts of beloved pets in their care. But while his work involves caring for animals of all shapes and sizes, Grady…

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Visualizations of Data about Maine

Through advanced data analytics and visualization, DataUSA tells stories about: places in America—towns, cities and states; occupations, from teachers to welders to web developers; industries — where they are thriving, where they are declining and their interconnectedness to each other; and education and skills, from where is the best place to live if you’re a…

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Video: Kate Bush – Cloudbusting

Based on a true story set in Maine. Wilhelm Reich 24 March 1897 – 3 November 1957) was an Austrian doctor of medicine and a psychoanalyst, along with being a member of the second generation of analysts after Sigmund Freud. It was shortly after he arrived in New York in 1939 that Reich first said he had discovered a biological…

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Video: Africa From The Sky

Even if you’ve been fortunate enough to visit Cameroon, you’ve probably never seen it like this before. William Thielicke, a Ph.D. student in biomimetics, built an MM6 Hexacopter (yes, that has six rotors) and attached a video camera to it, and the results are absolutely stunning. Fly down Cameroon’s coast and up its rivers, above…

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Forbes names Portland one of America’s best cities for young professionals

With the unemployment rate stuck above 9%, recent college graduates are facing fierce competition for white-collar work: More than 2 million college-educated workers 25 and older are unemployed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But prospects are much brighter in some cities than others…A few northeast metropolises cracked the top 15: hedge fund heavy Fairfield…

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If you love your town, prosperity follows

“If you sometimes stop and wonder why you donate to your local school’s annual fundraiser, help plant trees on your town’s main drag or offer free hot cocoa at every street fair, the answer is because you’re either very generous or you know what’s good for your local economy. “New research suggests when people ‘love’…

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The legend of Hua Mulan

Over time, the story of Hua Mulan rose in popularity as a folk tale among the Chinese people on the same level as the Butterfly Lovers. It is one of the first poems in Chinese history to support the notion of gender equality.

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Who’s Your City? by Richard Florida

Finding the right place is as important as—if not more important than— finding the right job or partner because it not only influences those choices but also determines how easy or hard it will be to correct mistakes made along the way. Still, few of us actually look at a place that way. Perhaps it’s…

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Island Man spends a night on 162 Scottish islands

Andy Strangeway, 42, a painter and decorator from Yorkshire, has completed his quest to sleep on every Scottish island with an area of over 40 hectares. The quest, which began on the island of Barra, took four years and was completed on September 3, after Strangeway spent the night on the uninhabited island of Soay in the St. Kilda…

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