Facebook amps up Friendship Pages to highlight your online relationships

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Facebook today announced a big visual update to its Friendship Pages to highlight the time you’ve spent with a family member or friend. In effect, Facebook has essentially auto-created perfect lovey-dovey Timeline profile pages for couples filled with events, photos, likes, mutual friends, and statuses that the two people have shared. (If you have no idea what Friendship Pages are, click the cog on a friend’s profile, then click “See Friendship.”)

The update starts rolling out to users today, and provides a welcome update to Friendship Pages — which for most users today still look like old school profiles from more than a year ago. While it’s unclear exactly how much engagement these pages have been getting, the update is an obvious play to improve the way Facebook visualizes the relationships between people. A button on the pages says “Share Friendship” — a new way to brag or creep out friends and family.

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World War Z trailer

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Here is the official trailer for World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos , Daniella Kertesz , James Badge Dale and Matthew Fox. The film is centered around a U.N. employee who is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic. [Read more...]

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The Living Bridges of Meghalaya, India

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Now this is Cool. If I built a Broccoli City, this is how the bridges would be…

Deep in the rain forests of the Indian state of Meghalaya, bridges are not built, they’re grown. For more than 500 years locals have guided roots and vines from the native Ficus Elastica (rubber tree) across rivers, using hollowed out trees to create root guidance systems. When the roots and vines reach the opposite bank they are allowed to take root. Some of the bridges are over 100 feet long and can support the weight of 50 people.

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Prop. 37′s Defeat Won’t Stop the Food Movement

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Article Originally Published on Good.is

Instead of dwelling on the defeat of Prop. 37 in California, the measure to label genetically modified organisms in food, supporters of GMO labeling have a positive take on the 4 million people who voted yes on Prop. 37—a sure sign of a growing food movement.

Just after the announcement that Prop. 37 didn’t pass, California Right to Know, the grassroots campaign that supported the measure, called it a “narrow loss” and a “movement victory.”

The ‘movement’ refers to food finally entering politics. Michael Pollan recently delineated the difference between lifestyle choices and political choices when it comes to food in the New York Times Magazine. According to Pollan, participants in the food movement have done a better job of fostering alternatives to Big Food’s industrial agriculture than targeting them directly. As a result, local and organic food has become more popular through farmers markets, community-supported agriculture, and sustainable farming…

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