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Finding Aid to The Albert Einstein Archives. Encoding XML file created by SPI Technologies Ltd, UK in March 2002 on the basis of “The Guide to the Albert Einstein Archives, created 2002 by Ze’ev Rosenkranz. Finding aid written in English. Description of the Collection Title of the Collection The Albert Einstein Archives Dates of the Collection 1712, 1859-60, 1869, 1871, 1878-1887, 1891-present (bulk 1901-1955) Location of the Collection Edmond J.Safra Campus, Giva’at Ram The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel Extent and medium of the Collection c. 80,000 items (54 meters) Name of creator Einstein, Albert (1879-1955) Short Description of the Collection This collection contains the personal papers of Albert Einstein (1879-1955) and supplementary material collected at the Albert Einstein Archives. Language/scripts of the Material Material chiefly in German and English; some material in French, Italian, Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew, and other languages.

Einstein's Biographical Timeline Archival History Immediate Source of Acquisition. Log In - New York Times. The Pleistocene Megafauna. There is something very important about nature that almost nobody knows about. It’s an astounding topic both for how intrinsically humanly interesting it is and also for how unusual it is that it’s not more widely discussed. In this article I’m going to talk about what are called the Pleistocene megafauna. I’ll present a series of ideas as quickly as I can, all of which can be looked up and verified, which have profound implications for the future. I’ll also try to address why I think this subject is only just starting to enter the public consciousness. This subject is even more bizarre in that it has often been treated relatively unscientifically, even among scientists, until very recently.

But this is no scientific curio. If you’ve ever wondered why the dinosaurs were so huge and todays nature so small, scarce and hard to see, this might shed some light on things. This topic, when understood, will likely seriously alter how you view nature. Fragments of another world Another world. Future - Why vitamin pills don't work, and may be bad for you. For Linus Pauling, it all started to go wrong when he changed his breakfast routine.

In 1964, at the age of 65, he started adding vitamin C to his orange juice in the morning. It was like adding sugar to Coca Cola, and he believed – wholeheartedly, sometimes vehemently – that it was a good thing. Before this, his breakfasts were nothing to write about. Just that they happened early every morning before going to work at California Institute of Technology, even on weekends. At the age of 30, for instance, he proposed a third fundamental way that atoms are held together in molecules, melding ideas from both chemistry and quantum mechanics. The next year, Pauling was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his insights into how molecules are held together. But then came the vitamin C days. In the book’s second edition, he added flu to the list of easy fixes. In 1992, his ideas were featured on the cover of Time Magazine under the headline: “The Real Power of Vitamins”.

Here’s how it works. Why Capitalism Creates Pointless Jobs. In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that technology would have advanced sufficiently by century’s end that countries like Great Britain or the United States would achieve a 15-hour work week. There’s every reason to believe he was right. In technological terms, we are quite capable of this. And yet it didn’t happen. Instead, technology has been marshaled, if anything, to figure out ways to make us all work more. In order to achieve this, jobs have had to be created that are, effectively, pointless. Huge swathes of people, in Europe and North America in particular, spend their entire working lives performing tasks they secretly believe do not really need to be performed. Why did Keynes’ promised utopia – still being eagerly awaited in the ‘60s – never materialise? Get Evonomics in your inbox So what are these new jobs, precisely?

These are what I propose to call “bullshit jobs.” The answer clearly isn’t economic: it’s moral and political. When Daydreaming Replaces Real Life - The Atlantic. When I was 8 years old I had a game I liked to play in my front yard in suburban New Jersey. My siblings were older and mostly out of the house, my parents worked long hours, and when there was nothing much to do, I’d walk in circles while shaking a piece of string, daydreaming about Little House on the Prairie or The Brady Bunch.

One afternoon I created an episode where, instead of going to Hawaii where dangerous spiders lurk, the Bradys went to the Bahamas, where I’d just spent a week with my family. Greg Brady met my teenage sister there, and they started dating. The show playing in my head was so detailed and entertaining that it lasted 45 minutes. Another day, I imagined myself as the actress who played the seventh Brady sibling.

I met all the other young actors on the set, and they commented on my cute outfit and amazing acting skills. A few years later, my neighbors saw me pacing with my string and gave me a weird look. After a while, I decided I couldn’t live like this anymore. How Sleep Deprivation Decays the Mind and Body - The Atlantic. I awoke in a bed for the first time in days. My joints ached and my eyelids, which had been open for so long, now lay heavy as old hinges above my cheekbones. I wore two pieces of clothing: an assless gown and a plastic bracelet.

I remembered the hallway I had been wheeled down, and the doctor’s office where I told the psychiatrist he was the devil, but not this room. I forced myself up and stumbled, grabbing the chair and the bathroom doorknob for balance. I made it to the toilet, then threw water on my face at the sink, staring into the mirror in the little lavatory. My tousled hair shot out around my puffy face; my head throbbed. In those first moments, I remembered the basics about what had landed me in the hospital: Some pseudo-philosophical ranting and flailing brought on by a poorly executed experiment to see how long I could last without sleep. Why? To this day, I am not sure how many consecutive nights I spent awake, but it was at least four. Dr. Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator. Sleep your way to success. Why do some people respond to failure differently to others? 12 things rich people do that poor people don't - The Loop.

Ever wonder how rich people become…well…rich? According to one researcher, clues may be hidden in their daily lifestyle habits — everything from what they eat to how they think to how they spend their leisure time. And no, we aren’t talking about eating caviar every day! Author Thomas Corley, who documented the daily habits of 233 wealthy people and 128 poor people for five years, says a person who isn’t born wealthy can make lifestyle changes that increase their chance of becoming financially successful.

“I realized, it’s not so much what’s going on in business, it’s the daily habits, the activities, that are the reason for your wealth or your poverty,” Corley says. That’s some seriously good news! If you’re like us and bent on being one of the “haves” in life, read below for Corley’s research findings (as summarized by American radio host Dave Ramsey) and learn what rich people do on a daily basis that poor people don’t. Your bank account will thank you later. Easy peasy, right?

12 things rich people do that poor people don't - The Loop.