So my inbox is getting nailed with flickr friend requests. It turns out flickr is featuring one of my sets. Flickr was actually my first social network I truly embraced. At one point, I was one of the top 100 photographers on flickr. It’s still the social network I use with the most followers (6,604 as of today but tumblr is quickly catching up) and, besides my tumblr-powered blog, my social site with the most unique hits, 2,870,305.
Skin and Bones Poster
“This infographic-approached design by Jade Jariya, is a modern and simple way to portray the consequences of eating disorders, as well as highlighting body image statistics.”
MacGyvers at Rice University and MD Anderson Cancer Center have cleverly engineered your everyday dSLR into a portable, high-resolution fiber-optic fluorescence imaging system that can detect cancer for less than $2,000 (via Medgadget)
The idea for Panera’s first nonprofit restaurant was to open an eatery where people paid what they could. The richer could pay full price — or extra. The poorer could get a cheap or even free meal.
…Its cashiers tell customers their orders’ “suggested” price based on the menu. About 60 to 70 percent pay in full, Shaich said. About 15 percent leave a little more and another 15 percent pay less, or nothing at all. A handful have left big donations, like $20 for a cup of coffee.
Incredibly cool stuff.
Panera Co. to open more pay-what-you-wish eateries
“We are creating the Freelancers Insurance Company from the ground up. It is designed to meet the portability needs of independent workers…By building an insurance company that works, we can show policy makers how they can help build the next safety net…and by doing that, we are showing that we are a powerful political constituency…FIC is a new model that gives us control of our own future…we want to innovate and pioneer new ways to get the healthcare you need…this is the first step in building a new social safety net that will enable independent workers to maintain high quality and affordable health insurance without corporate sponsorship.”
Do you see why I’m extremely excited about working with the Freelancers Union?
This isn’t a union founded on a factory floor in 1889. This is a technology platform started in 1995 that currently connects 140,000 members to portable benefits. There are 43 million independent workers in America. We’ve got room to grow.
For the past month, I’ve been meeting with health professionals all over NYC to hear their stories, their ideas, and their desires to create a more meaningful professional life.
For the next month, I’m meeting with freelancers to hear their stories, their ideas, and their desires for health insurance that truly meets their needs. If you would like to meet up in NYC, please email me.