How Foursquare Could Tell You Where To Find Happiness
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How Foursquare Could Tell You Where To Find Happiness

People are fairly happy right at home, it turns out. And they’re at their unhappiest when within about 1 kilometer from home (probably on their way to work, or the soul-crushing daily routine). Researchers at the University of Vermont used a simple instrument they’ve built–dubbed the “hedonometer”–to check 35 million tweets for the frequency of … Continue reading

Why your 8-Year-Old Should Be Coding
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Why your 8-Year-Old Should Be Coding

Learn-to-code startups abound these days, but one in particular is focusing on the very young and is having some success in elementary schools around the country — even underserved schools with no budgets for STEM but a great need for better tools. The startup is Tynker; it makes a web-based learning platform and a visual programming language for teachers and kids in … Continue reading