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The secret lives of house poor Canadians


Americans make up half of the world’s richest 1%

It only takes $34,000 a year, after taxes, to be among the richest 1% in the world. That’s for each person living under the same roof, including children. (So a family of four, for example, needs to make $136,000.)

So where do these lucky rich people live? As of 2005 — the most recent data available — about half of them, or 29 million lived in the United States, according to calculations by World Bank economist Branko Milanovic in his book The Haves and the Have-Nots.

Another four million live in Germany. The rest are mainly scattered throughout Europe, Latin America and a few Asian countries. Statistically speaking, none live in Africa, China or India despite those being some of the most populous areas of the world.

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Recycled Skateboard Sculptures by Haroshi

Haroshi turns old skateboards into beautiful popjects. His skill is epic, and yet, he’s had no formal art training. His education comes from skating.

If there are tricks that are hard to pull off, eventually you can land them after practicing a lot and not giving up. I learned a lot from skateboarding, but most importantly, it was the whole mentality of “Do It Yourself”… and of course I definitely don’t forget the humor and fun behind it all.

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iPad 3 will reportedly have a Quad-core A6, LTE and Retina Display.

You can expect the iPad 3 leaks to come in a steady stream from now until March. Within the last couple of weeks, we’ve heard that it will have an upgraded camera, be slightly thicker, and, of course, tote a Retina display. Now yet another source is adding its voice to the choir, with a report that supposedly confirms many of the details we’ve heard already (and adding a couple of its own).

The report says that Foxconn and company are increasing volume of the iPad 3 this month, and will hit full volumes in February, with a release scheduled for March. It will supposedly be packing a quad-core chip (Apple’s A6 SoC), a Retina display (probably 2048×1536 resolution), and will offer 4G LTE wireless compatibility.

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