Americans are notorious for having an astonishingly low savings rate, just a small fraction of the income when compared to the rest of the world. In America the typical household puts away fewer than 4 percent of its earnings.
Now a new six-minute video created by a YouTube user known as "Politizane," and titled "Wealth Inequality in America," looks at rapidly declining savings rate from a intriguing new perspective. The video with a gloomy piano soundtrack and loaded with very clear and crisp animations, gives a strong overview of the American financial scenery.
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was questioned by a reader of TIME magazine, What is the most astonishing fact you can talk about with us regarding the Universe? This is his response. It is possibly one of the most outstanding exhibits of digital photography that I’ve possibly witnessed.
People are amazing: This is a collection of videos that serves as a testament to the human spirit and endurance. See people from around the world take machines to the limit, face natures elements, jump from incredible places, and take their bodies to the extreme.
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand by my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
Girls are like
apples on trees. The best
ones are at the top of the tree.
The boys don't want to reach for
the good ones because they are afraid
of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they
just get the rotten apples from the ground
that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples
at the top think something is wrong with
them, when in reality, they're amazing.
They just have to wait for the right
boy to come along, the one
who's brave enough
all the way
to the top
of the tree.
In the course of human evolution, numerous variations of humans co-existed. Could perhaps all of us be in a mid-upgrade at this point? At TEDxSummit, Juan Enriquez sweeps across time and space to bring all of us to the current moment in time -- and illustrate how technology is disclosing information that implies fast evolution could be under way.