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One of the main powers that law enforcement officers carry is the power to intimidate citizens into voluntarily giving up their rights.
According to a recent Congressional Budget Office report, the increased use of ethanol is responsible for a rise in food prices of approximately 10 to 15 percent. Why? We're turning corn into fuel — a highly inefficient one, at that — instead of food.
from The Psychology of Everyday Living by Ernest Dichter None of the much flaunted appeals of cigarette advertisers, such as superior taste and mildness, induces us to become smokers or to choose one brand in preference to another. Despite the emphasis put on such qualities by advertisers, they are minor considerations.
The Freedom of Information Act is a powerful thing.
The Misconception: You procrastinate because you are lazy and can’t manage your time well. The Truth: Procrastination is fueled by weakness in the face of impulse and a failure to think about thinking. Netflix reveals something about your own behavior you should have noticed by now, something which keeps getting between you and the things you want to accomplish.
‘’ till at last the child’s mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child’s mind.
Have you ever wished you could go back in time and have a conversation with one of the greatest minds in history?
Here's a quick quiz: What do you do when you are a 73-year-old woman who lives alone and you hear a window breaking at 1am on a Saturday night?
Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen
Inside the World's MOST EXCLUSIVE (and Most Accessible) CLUB with SPECIAL GUESTS including Elizabeth Gilbert • Richard Branson • Jamie Oliver • Malcolm Gladwell • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala • Barry Schwartz • Ken Robinson • Sarah Silverman • Bill Clinton • David Byrne • Bill Gates • Craig VenterJill • Bolte Taylor • Dave Eggers • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy • Sunitha Krishnan • Tony Robbins • Julia Sweeney • Isabel Allende • E.O. Wilson • and the chief himself, Chris Anderson! The other day, I got an email from a new friend. The subject line read "Are you a TED talk person?" It linked to an 18-minute video of MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely talking about the bugs in our moral codes.
Thomas Blood Steals (and Ruins) the Crown Jewels of England The Scene After building an impressive name for himself as an Irish assassin-for-hire, Thomas Blood found himself eating a shit sandwich after a botched job.
Josh Williams liked to travel, and explore, and he wanted others to embrace that same spirit--and what it means--in a social and sharable way. So in 2007 he started Gowalla , a location-based social network, which has grown fast, and now has over 600,000 active users and a team of 25 employees based in the new tech hub that is Austin, Texas. Josh talked with Fast Company about technology as a tool for change, how Gowalla got started, and told us just what the life of a 30-year-old tech CEO with a wife and two kids is like ... What's your big idea? Inspire people to keep up with their friends, share the places they go and discover the extraordinary in the world around them. Put simply, let's get people to go out and explore.
Clay Johnson is used to upending the way Washington works. He was the lead programmer for Howard Dean in 2004, a breakthrough campaign when it came to using the Internet. He co-founded Blue State Digital, a consultancy that put online tools in the hands of hundreds of other campaigns in 2008 (and earned a title as one of Fast Company ’s “Fast 50” ), as well a role in this month's iCitizen article .. Now Johnson is launching an incubator to help other startups “disrupt the business of Washington.” Big Window Labs will provide office space, legal services, and mentoring to startups in the fields of media, politics, and government.
We are instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many keys that are struck by the nature that surrounds us and that often strike themselves. -- Denis Diderot
As if Long Island doesn't catch enough flak , someone's gone and made a short film that lasers in on exactly how much the place sucks.