Splendid Sundays Volume 163

Sunday, January 04, 2015

A handful of splendid finds from around the worldwide web:

In education-crazy South Korea, top teachers become multimillionaires. "Here, teaching pays: Cha said he earned a cool $8 million last year . . . It’s hard to exaggerate the premium South Korea places on education." [The Washington Post]

Coca-Cola disconnects voice mail at Atlanta headquarters. "People north of 40 are schizophrenic about voice mail . . . People under 35 scarcely ever use it." [Bloomberg]

Americans breezed past last year's charity record. "Donors are projected to give more than $450 billion to charity by the end of 2014, a 9 percent increase from the record set in 2013." [The Huffington Post]

These maps show your city's best-trod running routes. "A look at these maps makes clear that runners . . . follow routes that have some aesthetic payoff." [Grist]

On a personal note, The Splendid Foundation is now official according to the government and has a new website. There are big things in store for 2015 and you can follow along on Twitter and Instagram at @SplendidFdn.

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