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Bad Decisions Don’t Make You Poor. Being Poor Makes for Bad Decisions

Slate columnist Matthew Ygelsias: A study published last week in the journal Science shows that the stress of worrying about finances can impair cognitive functions in a meaningful way. The authors gathered evidence from both low-income Americans (at a New Jersey shopping mall) and the global poor (looking at farmers…

The Devil Came Up To Boston

[The Onion] English Grad Student Reduced to Menu Deconstruction

At approximately 2 a.m., Rosenblatt was finishing a particularly difficult course-pack reading on the impact of feminism, post-feminism, and current ‘queer’ theory on received notions of gender and sexual preference/identity. Realizing he hadn’t eaten since lunch, the Ph.D candidate picked up the Burrito Bandito menu. Before he could decide on…

Literary Agent Andrew Wylie on Amazon

Andrew Wyilie in a New Republic interview notes: I believe that Amazon has its print publishing business so that their behavior as a distributor of digital content can be misperceived by the Department of Justice and the publishing industry in a way that is convenient for Amazon’s bottom line.1 That…

Patrick Stewart Using His Native Yorkshire/Huddersfield Dialect

Patrick Stewart’s Quadruple Take Masterclass

The Real Number of Hours Teachers Work

When you look at the time teachers actually spend working, you can see that it’s not a cakewalk — at all. The next time your city or state  wants to cut back on teacher salaries or hammer their pensions, here’s something to show around to folks before they make a…

What It’s Like To Get A National-Security Letter

Maria Bustillos for The New Yorker: I spoke with Brewster Kahle, the founder of the nonprofit Internet Archive, perhaps the greatest of our digital What It’s Like To Get A National-Security Letterlibraries, and of the Wayback Machine, which allows you to browse an archive of the Web that reaches back…

Addressing (Unintended) Disrespect in your Professional Community.

From Scientific American Doing Good Science Blog by Janet D. Stemwedel It is profoundly disheartening to take yourself to be accepted by your professional community, valued for the skills and ideas you bring to the table, only to discover that this is not how your presumptive colleagues actually see you. You…

Sad Cat Diary

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