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Only visible to XING members Earthquakes
Little earthquakes are much more common than big ones. That idea was first proposed in the mid 1900s by seismologists Charles Francis Richter—of the Richter magnitude scale—and Beno Gutenberg, who observed that earthquake frequency increases by roughly 10 times with each unit decrease in quake magnitude.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/04/every-three-minutes-one-earthquake-california/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=editorial::add=Science_20190424::rid=11644559775
Only visible to XING members College admissions
The lurid details of an alleged college-admissions scandal that involved Hollywood actors and prominent business people have been revealed by federal prosecutors. According to court documents, wealthy families paid a college counsellor to secure spots for their children at universities like Stanford and Yale. The scandal has grabbed headlines. But there is also an entirely legal way to corrupt the elite admissions system, which for some reason generates less outrage.
https://www.economist.com/united-states/2019/03/13/bribe-styles-of-the-rich-and-famous?cid1=cust/ddnew/email/n/n/20190313n/owned/n/n/ddnew/n/n/n/neu/Daily_Dispatch/email&etear=dailydispatch&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily_Dispatch&utm_term=20190313
Only visible to XING members Is California Affordable?
Do you feel like you can afford to live in California?
If you said no to that question, you’d be in good company: 43 percent of Californians would agree with you.
The one part of the state where they’d be less likely to feel the crunch? The Bay Area — land of some of the nation’s most crushing housing and child care costs — where 65 percent of registered voters said, yes, they feel as if they can afford to live here.
Still, 77 percent of Californians acknowledged the state’s housing crisis, including 85 percent in the Bay.
And that’s compared with 52 percent of L.A. County residents who said they felt as if they could afford to live in the Golden State and 53 percent of Inland and Valley residents.
Those are a few findings from Quinnipiac University’s first California-specific poll.
Quinnipiac is known for its national election polling, as well as a source for public opinions in states like New York, New Jersey, Florida and Ohio. But until now, not California.
https://poll.qu.edu/california/release-detail?ReleaseID=2599
Only visible to XING members Most Exciting Food in America
Want to try the most exciting food in America?
Get out of New York. So-called second cities—think Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Asheville—are leading the charge when it comes to culinary innovation.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-01-24/best-restaurants-in-philadelphia-indianapolis-minneapolis-more?cmpid=BBD012619_WKND&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=190126&utm_campaign=weekendreading