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2020-01-24 12:30:43| Fast Company

Projecting the migration patterns of people leaving coastal cities shows which cities need to prepare for a population influx. Sea-level rise in the U.S. won’t only affect people living on the coasts—as homes flood in Florida and New Jersey, it may trigger mass migration inland, potentially making housing more expensive and jobs harder to find in other areas. A new study uses AI to map where people may go.Read Full Story

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2020-01-24 12:10:40| Fast Company

Mathematicians are unimpressed by engineers’ solutions. Most traffic jams are unnecessary, and this deeply irks mathematicians who specialize in traffic flow. They reserve particular vitriol for local transport engineers. “They do not have competencies in the field of system-related increases in traffic performance,” says Alexander Krylatov, a mathematics professor at St. Petersburg University. “If engineers manage to achieve local improvements, after a while the flows rearrange and the same traffic jams appear in other places.” Burn!Read Full Story

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2020-01-24 12:00:04| Fast Company

Four social-impact startups reveal how they manage privacy laws and concerns—even if they’re not required to. Privacy headlines often focus on big tech behemoths—and for good reason. Last year alone, the Federal Trade Commission settled a $5 billion civil penalty against Facebook and a $170 million fine for alleged violations of the Children’s Privacy Law against Google and YouTube. These companies have contributed to waves of identity theft, social stigma, and barriers to housing and jobs for the victims of their data breaches.Read Full Story

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2020-01-24 11:00:57| Fast Company

Survivors of domestic violence are cautioned not to be searchable on social media. But when many hiring managers rely on that as a screening tool it can be nearly impossible to form the networks needed to get a job. It shouldn’t require an act of bravery to update a LinkedIn profile. For domestic violence survivors, however, safety in the aftermath of an abusive relationship often depends on becoming unfindable, a status incompatible with the nature of professional networking platforms, social media activity, and career building in general. Recovery and survival, on the other hand, depend on the community, connection, and financial resources that social media platforms now facilitate.Read Full Story

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2020-01-24 11:00:32| Fast Company

When one Marie Kondo is not enough. PKW—you know, phone, keys, wallet. It’s a little note-to-self to track down all your essentials before heading out the door. Depending on the state of your home, these things can be relatively hard to find—and unsurprisingly, I’m not the only one that needs help keeping things organized.Read Full Story

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