City. Life. Change.

   A blog about city planning, urban design, history, sociology and cooking. As a passionate chef, photos of completed dishes will be included. Photography and articles can be discovered here as well. She lives in Oakland, CA.

fastcompany:

No More Training Wheels: This Bike For Kids Just Won’t Fall Over

At first glance, the Jyrobike looks a little like magic: Give it a push down the sidewalk, and it rolls along by itself, staying completely upright. The secret is a quickly-spinning disc inside the front wheel, which uses gyroscopic force to automatically balance the small bike whenever it starts to wobble.

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— 4 days ago with 378 notes
#cycling life  #no training wheels 
foodandwine:

© John Kernick
Healthy Monday: Bobby Flay seasons his incredible shrimp with ancho chile powder, smoked paprika, cumin and brown sugar.
Recipe: Barbecued Spiced Shrimp with Tomato Salad

foodandwine:

© John Kernick

Healthy Monday: Bobby Flay seasons his incredible shrimp with ancho chile powder, smoked paprika, cumin and brown sugar.

Recipe: Barbecued Spiced Shrimp with Tomato Salad

— 4 days ago with 146 notes
eastmanhouse:

Young woman holding helium-filled balloon Unidentified
ca. 1890 tintype with applied color Image/Overall: 9.7 x 5.8 cm

eastmanhouse:

Young woman holding helium-filled balloon
Unidentified

ca. 1890
tintype with applied color
Image/Overall: 9.7 x 5.8 cm

— 4 days ago with 459 notes
#birthday girl  #1890 
mapsontheweb:

Defecating out in the open in India.

Some 130m households lack toilets. More than 72% of rural people relieve themselves behind bushes, in fields or by roadsides. The share is barely shrinking. Of the 1 billion people in the world who have no toilet, India accounts for nearly 600m.

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mapsontheweb:

Defecating out in the open in India.

Some 130m households lack toilets. More than 72% of rural people relieve themselves behind bushes, in fields or by roadsides. The share is barely shrinking. Of the 1 billion people in the world who have no toilet, India accounts for nearly 600m.

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(Source: economist.com)

— 1 week ago with 93 notes
#public health  #india  #hygiene 
historicaltimes:

Betty Bormer, ex-slave, Ft. Worth. June 26, 1937.
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historicaltimes:

Betty Bormer, ex-slave, Ft. Worth. June 26, 1937.

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— 1 week ago with 127 notes
#1937  #ft worth  #betty bormer 
"75%"
That’s how many Americans don’t think they can live on the current minimum wage. It’s time to raise it. (via micdotcom)
— 1 week ago with 920 notes
#income inequality  #making it in america