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November 18, 2014

"10 Books About Happiness Summarized In One Sentence Each"

I like Business Insider's "one sentence" summaries. They seem to be a time-saver.

"A Beginner's Guide To Laundering Money"

Mind you I'd definitely not advocating or endorsing these activities. I just find them to be of intellectual interest.

November 13, 2014

"432 Park Is Officially New York City's Tallest Apartment Building"

Here's a surprise: $95 million buys you some simply amazing views.

"The Surprising Science Behind Napping"

Being older than 50, none of this is a surprise to me, but I link to it for the benefit of my younger readers.

Napping can help refresh the mind, make you more creative, boost your intelligence, and even help you live a longer, healthier life. 

November 12, 2014

A half dozen about L.A.

"The 10 Most Shameful Things to Admit in Los Angeles".

"The One Thing That Los Angeles Has Over New York".

"Here Are L.A.'s Top 5 Promiscuous Neighborhoods".

"22 Sentences That Will Truly Annoy L.A. Natives".

"The 20 Best Songs Ever Written About L.A.". (Pretty weak list, but #1 is certainly excellent.)

"The Top 40 Places In Los Angeles Where Paparazzi Shoot Celebs".

 

November 09, 2014

"Most towns beginning with "Santa" are named after saints. So who was Fe?"

As usual, Cecil Adams has the answer.

November 08, 2014

"The 7 Most Annoying Myths About Flying"

Message to the young people: flying is not becoming more expensive.

November 06, 2014

"10 Phrases Navy SEALs Don't Say"

I'm really glad these folks work for us.

1. “I can’t do that.”

If somebody had said this in the team room then he would’ve found himself cold, wet and duct taped. Unless a physical handicap is present, replace your “can” or “can’t,” with “will” or “won’t.” There’s always a way. Find it.

October 21, 2014

"FiveThirtyEight’s Pollster Ratings"

We've needed something like this for a long time. I hope they keep it updated.

Highest ranked: Selzer & Company, Field Poll, Ciruli Associates.

Lowest ranked: Research 2000, TCJ Research, Strategic Vision, Zogby, Pharos Research.

October 18, 2014

"18 Different Novels Set In Africa That All Have The Same Darn Tree On The Cover"

Apparently, at least to Westerners, acacia trees say "Africa".

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