9 GIFs That Explain Responsive Design Brilliantly | Co.Design


What is responsive design?

Most people vaguely understand that it refers to websites that work just as well on desktops as they do on smartphones, but there’s a lot more to it than that ..

via 9 GIFs That Explain Responsive Design Brilliantly | Co.Design | business + design.

Obamacare Architect Rakes In Millions in Taxpayers’ Dollars


The highly-specialized methodology Gruber’s firm has perfected in formulating cost estimates is comparable to the model the Congressional Budget Office and other federal agencies use.

Access to Gruber’s model allows White House policymakers to forecast how CBO is likely to score proposed legislation.

via Obamacare Architect Rakes In Millions in Taxpayers’ Dollars.

The Economic Case Against Majoring in Fun Things | The Atlantic


Graduates with degrees in drama and theatre who have typical debt loads and earnings for the field spend nearly one-quarter of their first-year earnings on student loan repayment.

Recent graduates who chose a field like energy-and-extraction engineering would spend only 7 percent of their paycheck on student-loan debt.

via The Economic Case Against Majoring in Fun Things – The Atlantic.

A ‘Rules-Based’ Monetary System Means A Fixed-Value System

.. a gold standard system, which the United States used until 1971, actually works very well in practice.

It helped the U.S. become the wealthiest and most powerful country of that era. The final two decades, the 1950s and 1960s, were an especially fine time to be an American.

For some reason, people make this stuff so complicated.

via A 'Rules-Based' Monetary System Means A Fixed-Value System.

The Secret Life of Passwords | NYTimes.com


The digital era is nothing if not overwhelming. The unrelenting flood of information. The constant troubleshooting. We only just master one new device before it becomes outmoded. These frustrations are channeled into tantrums over forgotten passwords.

via The Secret Life of Passwords – NYTimes.com.

How McConnell world works | POLITICO


As McConnell prepares to take control over the Senate, it’s impossible to understand how he’ll run the place unless you know who’s in his network and how it works.

via How McConnell world works – Anna Palmer – POLITICO.

G.O.P. Unveils Immigration Plan: “We Must Make America Somewhere No One Wants to Live” | The New Yorker


Boehner said that the Republicans’ plan would reduce or eliminate “immigration magnets,” such as the social safety net, public education, clean air, and drinkable water.

via G.O.P. Unveils Immigration Plan: “We Must Make America Somewhere No One Wants to Live” – The New Yorker.

So Will He Do It? | Steve Chabot for Congress (OH-1)


.. And thus ignite a firestorm that ends; well, no one knows where it will end.

via So Will He Do It? – Steve Chabot for Congress (OH-1).

The Murky Boundaries of the Modern Work Day | GovExec.com

SMARTER WORKPLACE


When it came to balancing work and home life, the main complaint seems to be less about overall hours and more about working an unpredictable schedule.

via The Murky Boundaries of the Modern Work Day – Promising Practices – Management – GovExec.com.

The Shrinking of Personal Space at Work | GovExec.com

SMARTER WORKPLACE


At the BBC headquarters in London, there are 3,500 desks for a staff of 5,600, spawning employee complaints about being able to find a place to work, and inspiring mockery in the organization’s own workplace comedy show.

via The Shrinking of Personal Space at Work – Promising Practices – Management – GovExec.com.