28 February 2011

The Insane, $1.6 Billion Las Vegas Stadium Plan


http://www.wired.com/playbook/2011/02/gallery-las-vegas-stadium-plan/

Why do smart people do dumb things? - Who had it better than Charlie Sheen, before he threw a public tantrum that cost him (and others) tens of millions? Of course, he's not the first, or the last. A few thoughts on self-sabotage


http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2011/02/27/why-do-smart-people-do-dumb-things/?section=magazines_fortune

Recreational Drug Creates Out-of-Body Illusions


http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/02/ketamine-drug-hallucinations/

Leaving Children Behind


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/opinion/28krugman.html

As Regimes Fall in Arab World, Al Qaeda Sees History Fly By


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/world/middleeast/28qaeda.html?src=twrhp

A Window Into the Nuclear Future - TerraPower—with the backing of Bill Gates—has a radical vision for the reactors of tomorrow


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704409004576146061231899264.html

Sex Is Cheap - Why young men have the upper hand in bed, even when they're failing in life


http://www.slate.com/id/2286240/

27 February 2011

Facebook’s Growing Role in Social Journalism - “Facebook has dramatically transformed the way journalists do their jobs”


http://mashable.com/2011/02/27/facebooks-growing-role-in-social-journalism/

Oscar 2011 Winners


http://oscar.go.com/oscar-night/winners

Education Reduces Blood Pressure - Despite exam stress, a long stint in education is good for people's blood pressure, according to researchers in the US


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12577353

Un-American Revolutions - Most rebellions end in carnage and tyranny. So why are Americans cheering on the Arab revolutionary wave?


http://www.newsweek.com/2011/02/27/un-american-revolutions.html

How the Taliban Lost Its Swagger - Disgusted by the insurgency’s relentless brutality, more than 1,000 fighters have walked away in recent months


http://www.newsweek.com/2011/02/27/how-the-taliban-lost-its-swagger.html

Israeli’s Spoof of Qaddafi Finds Fans in Arab World


Israeli’s Spoof of Qaddafi Finds Fans in Arab World
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/world/middleeast/28youtube.html?src=twrhp
Youtube: Gaddafi Zenga Zanga Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a-vSHKR4Q8

Social Security: Just the facts - The national pension plan is not in immediate trouble. But if major adjustments aren't made, funds will run short by the time today's 30-year-olds retire


http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/24/opinion/la-oe-mcmanus-column-social-security-20110224

Ten Things Americans Waste the Most Money On


http://247wallst.com/2011/02/24/ten-things-americans-waste-the-most-money-on/

Unfit for Democracy?


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/opinion/27kristof.html?src=twrhp

How 'The Social Network' Saved Mark Zuckerberg - The Oscar-nominated movie was supposed to turn Facebook's CEO into a villain. So how did 2010 turn Mark Zuckerberg into a hero?


How 'The Social Network' Saved Mark Zuckerberg
http://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2011/02/how-the-social-network-saved-mark-zuckerberg/71742/
Time Magazine: Mark Zuckerberg - Person of the Year
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2036683_2037183,00.html

Shoot pirates on sight?


http://articles.cnn.com/2011-02-26/opinion/etzioni.stop.piracy_1_international-maritime-bureau-pirate-vessel-number-of-pirate-attacks?_s=PM:OPINION

Cats Adore, Manipulate Women


http://news.discovery.com/animals/zooms/cats-humans-pets-relationships-110224.html

Seeking Integration, Whatever the Path


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/education/28winerip.html

The tax you should be paying


http://articles.cnn.com/2011-02-26/politics/internet.tax_1_sales-tax-corporate-income-tax-tax-laws?_s=PM:POLITICS

Kefir - A fermented milk drink that originated with shepherds of the North Caucasus region



Wikipedia: Kefir
Kefir Lady
http://www.kefirlady.com/

Wikipedia: Libya


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya

Market Crash 2011: It will hit by Christmas - The S&P 500 is worth only 910. Get out or lose big


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/market-crash-2011-it-will-hit-by-christmas-2011-02-22

How will America handle the fall of its Middle East empire?


http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/peteroborne/100077625/how-will-america-handle-the-fall-of-its-middle-east-empire/

'The Quran Is Our Law; Jihad Is Our Way' - For a sense of the kind of Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood wants, start with its motto



http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704132204576136590964621006.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Why Aren’t G.M.O. Foods Labeled?


http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/why-arent-g-m-o-foods-labeled/

How the middle class became the underclass


http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/16/news/economy/middle_class/

Rich man, poor man - J. Paul Getty was cold toward his flesh and blood but had a soft spot for his children of a different sort: his art collection


http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-frammolino-getty-20110220,0,6608952.story

Money Won’t Buy You Health Insurance


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/opinion/20Dubinsky.html?src=twrhp

Nine easy ways to make a flight attendant go insane - An anonymous airline crew member lets rip on passengers' most annoying habits


http://www.cnngo.com/bangkok/visit/9-easy-ways-make-flight-attendant-go-insane-609432

The nest-egg myth - Nearly half of today's older Americans receive no income from assets such as stocks and savings accounts


http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-jacoby-aging-boomers-20110220,0,7981606.story

How the Fed prints money without any ink - If the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program is printing money, why is the growth of new currency in circulation below average?


http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/02/18/how-the-fed-prints-money-without-any-ink/

America's healthiest fast-food breakfasts


http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/02/18/fast.food.breakfast.health/?hpt=C2

After bankruptcy filing, couple's spending continued - Lisa and Stephen Furry splurged on a getaway at a four-star hotel but haven't paid the mortgage on their North Hollywood home since September. A financial planner helps them with a reality check


http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-money-makeover-furry-20110220,0,2396237.story

How to Fight a Bogus Bill - Many Medical Bills Contain Errors That Could End Up Wrecking Your Credit Score. Here's What You Need to Know


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703312904576146371931841968.html

Behavior: Videos of Self-Injury Find an Audience


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/health/research/22behavior.html

How One Nuclear Skirmish Could Wreck the Planet


http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/02/nuclear-war-climate-change/

Chilling warning for women putting motherhood on ice


http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/lifematters/chilling-warning-for-women-putting-motherhood-on-ice-20110226-1b98u.html?from=smh_sb

Nine great places to be a recluse


http://articles.cnn.com/2011-02-23/travel/cnngo.great.places.recluse_1_everest-base-camp-kerala-houseboat?_s=PM:TRAVEL

Shocking mug shots reveal toll of drug abuse - In-your-face photos aim to scare teens straight by striking their vanity


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41787410/ns/health-addictions/

21 February 2011

Where Have The Good Men Gone? - Kay S. Hymowitz argues that too many men in their 20s are living in a new kind of extended adolescence




http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704409004576146321725889448.html

Iron John: A Book About Men


Iron John: A Book About Men (Robert Bly)
Wikipedia: Iron John
Wikipedia: Robert Bly

The Devil's Dictionary

CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.


The Devil's Dictionary

Said the Tralfamadorian ... So It Goes


Wikipedia: Slaughterhouse Five
Wikipedia: Kurt Vonnegut