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Balloons of Bhutan is a portrait of happiness in the last Himalayan kingdom. Bhutan uses “Gross National Happiness” instead of “Gross National Product“ to measure its socio-economic prosperity,  essentially organizing its national agenda around the basic tenets of Buddhism. Artist Jonathan Harris spent two weeks in Bhutan, interviewing 117 different people about different aspects of happiness. He asked people to rate their level of happiness between 1 and 10, and then inflated that number of…

Gross National Happiness in Bhutan. "Balloons for Bhutan" project by Jonathan Harris.

Balloons of Bhutan

Jonathan Harris on The Great Discontent (TGD)

The country of Bhutan has a unique interpretation of what makes their nation a success: instead of focusing on the countries Gross National Product, a conc

#Twitter Co-Founder: Five Tips for #Non-Profits - Real Leaders #socialmedia www.ampleearth.com

#Twitter Co-Founder: Five Tips for #Non-Profits - Real Leaders #socialmedia www.ampleearth.com

Geek Mondays: Data Art by Jonathan Harris | Brain Pickings

Geek Mondays: Dating Data Art

Data artist Jonathan Harris' latest project explores the world of online dating with an interactive installation that visualizes our quest for self and love.

Grand Canyon National Park | by twoeightnine on flickr

Today while browsing the site, we discovered the small town of Bumble Bee, which – according to Wikipedia – is a ghost town in the Bradshaw Mountains of Yavapai County.

Monsoon time in Arizona

Monsoon time in Arizona

installation by Jonathan Harris

Bhutan measures their Gross National Happiness - with balloons. I wish the US had a Gross National Happiness.

Sleep under the stars

Lay on a dark, secluded beach and just spend the night looking at the stars(or anywhere without any light pollution at all).

One billion people worldwide live in slums, a number that will likely double by 2030. The characteristics of slum life vary greatly between geographic regions, but they are generally inhabited by the very poor or socially disadvantaged.

One billion slum dwellers

One billion people worldwide live in slums, a number that will likely double by The characteristics of slum life vary greatly between geographic regions, but they are generally inhabited by the very poor or socially disadvantaged.

A vibrant anthology of 19 writers who celebrate their passion for, and the diversity of the great Central Park. Includes exclusive pieces commissioned for this book as well as some beloved classics.

Central Park: An Anthology Andrew Blauner “You cannot live without establishing an equilibrium between the inner and outer.” Twenty of New York’s most celebrated writers on the magic of Central Park.

Johan Kepler  Johan Kepler was a German astronomer who lived between 1571-1630. He introduced three important laws of planetary motion and helped the Copernican model of the solar system gain general acceptance.    Kepler inherited Tycho Brahe's observational data on Mars following Brahe's death and showed, mathematically, that Mars followed an elliptical orbit. This new revelation contradicted the age old belief that heavenly bodies all moved in perfect circles.    During his life, Kepler…

His Protestant beliefs caused a strained relationship with the Catholic church and the Lutheran church shunned him for sympathizing with Calvinist beliefs. He had to move multiple times to avoid persecution and escape political dangers.

Budapest, Liberty Bridge (below view)

Companies today must choose between two paths: the path of yesterday and unsustainability, and the path of a prosperous and sustainable future for themselves, society, and the planet.

Home of the OK Corral

Home of the OK Corral

Golden gate bron

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco/Oakland, CA. My dad sailed home from WWII after 4 years in the So. Pacific & said that the Golden Gate Bridge again was one of the most beautiful things he'd ever seen.

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