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May 07, 2015

"The Bullet Ant Sting May Be the Worst Pain Known to Man. It Can Also Make You Feel Great."

Thanks, but I'll pass.

May 06, 2015

"Middle age now lasts until 74 as baby boomers refuse to grow old"

A few years ago a reader wrote me asking how could I, at my age, still have the tagline for this blog be "Things One Middle-Aged Economist Finds Interesting". 

Well, given this latest research--the "science is settled"!--I rest my case.

April 30, 2015

"The most beautiful new library buildings in America"

Lots of glass seems to be in.

April 27, 2015

"18 Things You Can Do When A Person You Love Is Facing A Scary Diagnosis"

Some fine advice from people who've been there.

April 25, 2015

"How fighter jet pilots pass snack bars in the cockpit while flying"

Fighter jet pilots are cool.

April 23, 2015

"Mattress stores want to rip you off. Here's how to fight back."

I'll testify that mattress shoppers could use all the help they can get.

"27 Reasons North Carolina Should Be Banned From The U.S."

Alert: sarcasm.

April 19, 2015

"28 Things You Miss About Texas When You Leave"

As someone born in the great state of Texas, I found this quite interesting.

April 18, 2015

"This Tree Beautifully Reveals The Relationships Between Languages"

Supposedly, everything is Indo-European except Finnish, Hungarian, and Estonian.

April 17, 2015

"No, it's not a mirage! The amazing oasis town that flourishes in the middle of the driest place on Earth"

Not something you see every day.

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