I really like "options".
"2 formerly obese economists lost a combined 120 pounds in 18 months — here are the best tricks they used"
UPDATE: first link fixed now.
I was listening to this Craig Ferguson interview and Craig said something to the effect that most of the leading philosophers had no kids. I thought: really? I'm empirically oriented, so my first thought was to get a list of philosophers and check. I tried Wikipedia for the list, but it was very, very long. I sampled six I had actually heard of and found . . . they all had no children. But needless to say, a non-random sample of six is not much evidence.
I mentioned this to my wife and she said why not Google it? I did and turned up this piece.
Have I mentioned recently that I love Google?
"Inequality is a complex topic. Ask these questions if you really want to get to the heart of the issue."
Lotsa luck. The usual suspects won't spend a second asking these questions.
Not my field, but it sounds right.
Mark Bauerlein sounds really ticked off, but that doesn't prevent him from being accurate and fun to read.
"Howard Jacobson: ‘Jews know what antisemitism is and what it isn’t. To invent it would be a sacrilege’"
Most Jews know what antisemitism is and what it isn’t. Its history is written on the Jewish character in blood. To invent it where it is not would be a sacrilege.
Article in the New York Times, which at my last check was not a member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.
Governments are struggling as mounting pension obligations crowd out the rest of their budgets. Oregon faces a severe, self-inflicted crisis. . . .
A county road recently washed out, stranding 300 people. Ms. Dwyer, of the Three Rivers School District, reported the problem to a public-works official.
She recalled his response: “I have trucks, but I can’t put gas in them to come to you and dig it out.”
"'Another nail in the coffin for learning styles' – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style"
I have to say I was always skeptical of the "kinesthetic" learning style.