"The lost city of Trellech: History fan spends his £32,000 life savings buying a field on a hunch - then is proved spectacularly right when he digs it up to discover the remains of a medieval town"
One of the very coolest things in life is when you bet on something lots of other people say is crazy and you turn out to be . . . right.
The Man in Black did a pretty good job.
Being perceived differently — is there a more apt way to describe the experience of being beautiful? Some of us stop traffic, some cabs would happily run over. Digging into the psychology literature, there’s ample evidence that super-hot people are indeed perceived differently. They get ahead in life in many ways (spoiler alert: teachers call on cute kids), but they run into problems all their own.
Columnist for the U.K. Telegraph argues for a proposition that I've long suspected is usually true.
"The baby's names we regret choosing: How one in five say they would opt for something different if they had the chance again"
Sad, but it doesn't surprise me.
Around 18 per cent feel they picked the wrong name, one in four changed their minds about the name after discovering others had chosen it, too, and one in ten worry that it is misspelled or badly pronounced.
While one can be happy for mom, this, somehow, just doesn't seem fair.
Right to Try legislation permits patients fighting a terminal illness to get access to not-yet-FDA-approved drugs. Thirty-one states have passed Right to Try legislation with massive shows of support but so far these laws are untested by the courts so it’s not clear whether they are anything but expressive. The massive support for Right to Try laws, however, suggests that there is demand for a better FDA asBartley Madden writes . . .
I have no idea why conservatives don't make cutting back the FDA drastically a campaign issue. Seems like a big winner to me.
Another post (video) by Alex Tabarrok that I enjoyed: "The World’s Biggest A#$#Hole".