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Rob McCready/CC BY 2.0 Yesterday I hosted a live chat with Annie Leonard, a master communicator and story teller, and creator of the wildly popular Story of Stuff. Discussing her latest work, The Story of Broke, we came to the topic of happiness. More Stuff. Less Happiness.Why is it that even though we are accumulating more and more stuff, we don't seem to be getting happier? Happiness is Real. So Why Do We Pretend It's Not?
NONZERO Introduction A great many internal and external portents (political and social upheaval, moral and religious unease) have caused us all to feel, more or less confusedly, that something tremendous is at present taking place in the world. But what is it? —Pierre Teilhard de Chardin The Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg once ended a book on this note: "The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless."
Dr Pepper Recipes - Cooking with Dr. Pepper 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 1 cup cocoa 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 cup Dr Pepper 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 large eggs 1 cup buttermilk 2 cup canola oil 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. Sift together the sifted flour, sugar, brown sugar, cocoa and baking soda and set aside. Heat the Dr Pepper in a small saucepan over low heat.
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All befitting the worst program in college football history, then the only one with more than 500 losses. “I found out we were in some serious trouble,” Snyder said Monday. Nothing told him that, though, like the session he soon scheduled with the 22 departing players … and the unscheduled emergency meeting he would have with one in particular. Those moments left him concerned that regular bludgeonings on the field had wrought deep psychological damage off it. When he extended the invitation to meet the players leaving, Snyder had wanted to assure them they would always be welcome in the program and give them an opportunity to express themselves. He expected, he said, “a dialogue of dead silence” but instead saw the players behave like “kindergarten youngsters, standing on chairs and raising their hands” to speak. Bill Snyders effect on K-State football extended beyond the field
Foldit is an experimental video game about protein folding that produces real-world results.University of Washington In just three weeks, online gamers deciphered the structure of a retrovirus protein that has stumped scientists for over a decade, and a study out Sunday says their breakthrough opens doors for a new AIDS drug design. The protein, called a protease, plays a critical role in how some viruses, including HIV, multiply. Intensive research has been underway to find AIDS drugs that can deactivate proteases, but scientists were hampered by their inability to crack the enzyme's structure. U.S. Gamers Crack Puzzle In AIDS Research That Stumped Scientists For Years
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Why Congress won't stop hurting you A joint session of Congress listens to President Obama speak on September 8. Congress is threatening the third potential government shutdown this yearThe political turmoil may be contributing to the country's economic problemsCongressmen believe they may benefit from the repeated showdowns, analysts sayCongressmen feel less guilt when they act as part of a group, one analyst argues WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Is Congress capable of doing anything right? It's a question worth asking as Democrats and Republicans threaten for the third time this year to shut down the federal government. Americans faced the same prospect during spring budget talks and the summer debt ceiling debate. Now it's happening over what was expected to be passage of a routine bill to fund Washington through mid-November while replenishing disaster relief funds.
Politics as ideological blood sport President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on September 8. John Avlon: Once rare, tthreats of shutdown, filibusters are now routineAvlon: Parties are willing to politicize disaster relief, bring nation to the brink of default All or nothing mindset of Congress defeats coalition building, he saysParties need to remember that they are not the purpose of our politics Editor's note: John Avlon is a CNN contributor and senior political columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He is the co-author of the new book "Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns."
The U.S. poverty rate has risen to 15.1%, its highest level in nearly 20 years. Roland Martin says new poverty numbers an expression of a recession that started in 2007He says of 10 poorest states, most have voted Republican in presidential electionsMartin says poverty issue should have come up in GOP presidential debates but hasn'tMartin: GOP agenda fails to face complex issue of poverty; voters in poor states should take heed Editor's note: Roland S. Poverty an invisible issue in GOP race
Internet Ethics Back to home page click here Contents Although I have a deep personal and professional interest in the Internet, I had never really thought of the Internet as an ethical issue until I was first contacted – by e-mail, of course – by Professor Marc Le Menestrel.
Visions yes. Dreams yes, but not yet. Unless these researchers have already hooked themselves up whilst sleeping, I'm gonna wait on the dream part. My dreams aren't really created visually. Scientists Reconstruct Video Clips From Brain Activity In Historic Experiment
Amazing smartphone strategy There’s a lot to like about a smartphone — voice and text, together with Internet access and email and apps. But the service is so expensive every month. Is there any way around it? Yes, there is. Here is how I have smartphone service for under $10 per month: I bought a new, unlocked LG Optimus T for $185 from a well-regarded eBay vendor.
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How Business School Killed the Entrepreneur (and some worthy alternatives “Don’t use graduate school, or any other course of study, as a form of life avoidance. Pursue the course only if there’s a good reason.”~Chris Guillebeau Important Note: This post is intentionally in depth. It’s meant to be a resource you read, bookmark and come back to as your life situation demands.