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     Issue No. 2(44)                                                                                             December  23, 2013
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Brandon Stanton was the brain behind the storytelling blog that became a New York Times bestseller "Humans of New York" this week.  As a parody of Psy's Gangnam Style, his photos are being imitated all over the world: people of India, people of Tehran and people of Bronx Science.  29 years old and he is now in major media attention for turning his hobby into a global sensation.  How did he achieve this fame?  After he lost his job as a Chicago bond trader in 2010, he became a street photographer for 3 years. And he traveled to New York and had an idea to take 10,000 portraits of people around NYC - making capsules of moment in time.  Thinking is not enough to guarantee that you can reach the goal.  As he said he is an obsessive person who just does what he really wants to do.  But another factor to success might be your value system.

Inspired by one note of advise from people who he encountered in the streets, he started thinking of the meaning of life, which is most beautiful and precious.  Where did his trait come from? How did his parents react to their son becoming a street photographer without an income?  Was there a difference in parenting for people who have children struggling in this economy? 

the average incomes of the top 1 percent of Americans have grown steadily over the last century or so, especially when compared to the flat-lining incomes for the bottom 90 percent of Americans. But as you can see in the above chart, it wasn't until the 1980s that the rich really started to pull away from the normals. (HP)
United States President Barack Obama has said there is no need to impose new sanctions on Iran, because current negotiations have a good chance to halt the country's controversial nuclear programme which has been a challenge to America's security for over a decade.(Hindu) 
AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo and Microsoft said Monday that they understand that governments need to take action to protect their citizens' safety and security, but "strongly believe that current laws and practices need to be reformed." (PCWorld)
The need for humans to participate in armed conflicts could soon be over. The next generation of military hardware might be able to think and act for itself. Armed sentry bots are already being placed on borders like Israel's and Korea's. (Week)
New York City and New Bern, North Carolina both face the same projected rise in sea levels, but while one is preparing for the worst, the other is doing nothing on principle. A glimpse into America's contradictory climate change planning. (Spiegel)
Bowers, the woman behind the Ballet Beautiful fitness company and the trainer who helps get Victoria's Secret models into runway form, has been documenting the stages of her pregnancy in a series of stunning photographs. She has been sharing these steps of her journey to motherhood on her Instagram account. (HP)
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