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The motherhood trap. Has Physics Made Philosophy and Religion Obsolete? "I think at some point you need to provoke people.

Has Physics Made Philosophy and Religion Obsolete?

Science is meant to make people uncomfortable. " It is hard to know how our future descendants will regard the little sliver of history that we live in. The end of capitalism has begun. The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during the Greek crisis, plus the expectation that the banks would be nationalised, revived briefly a 20th-century dream: the forced destruction of the market from above.

The end of capitalism has begun

For much of the 20th century this was how the left conceived the first stage of an economy beyond capitalism. The force would be applied by the working class, either at the ballot box or on the barricades. The lever would be the state. The opportunity would come through frequent episodes of economic collapse. When Upward Mobility Becomes a Health Hazard. Denying instant gratification in deference to long-term goals is virtuous, people tell me.

When Upward Mobility Becomes a Health Hazard

Those people might be right. Psychologists call it self-regulation or self-control. Kafka’s Metamorphosis: 100 thoughts for 100 years. 1.

Kafka’s Metamorphosis: 100 thoughts for 100 years

What need a modern reader know of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung) – arguably the most famous, also greatest, short story in the history of literary fiction? 2. Of its stature, for example, Elias Canetti wrote that the story was something Kafka “could never surpass, because there is nothing which Metamorphosis could be surpassed by”. 33 Websites That Will Make You a Genius. The web is increasingly becoming a powerful resource that can easily help you learn something new everyday.

33 Websites That Will Make You a Genius

These awesome sites are just what you need. “I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein. The Poverty Line Was Designed Assuming Every Family Had a Housewife Who Was a 'Skillful Cook' - Jordan Weissmann. The official poverty line, as I wrote yesterday, is a dated and crude statistical concept that in many ways fails to capture America's historical success at fighting economic need.

The Poverty Line Was Designed Assuming Every Family Had a Housewife Who Was a 'Skillful Cook' - Jordan Weissmann

It was based on the cost of food in 1963, mostly because the Department of Agriculture had some idea of what a basic grocery budget should look like, whereas there wasn't any real agreement on what families needed to spend on other essentials. Since then, it's mostly just been adjusted for inflation. Keep that history in mind while reading this passage, which I found in a 1992 report by the Social Security Administration on how the poverty threshold came to be:

Our Measures of the Economy Don’t Work. American economic productivity is stagnating, or even falling—unless, that is, you’re in Silicon Valley.

Our Measures of the Economy Don’t Work

The Wall Street Journal has an article on Silicon Valley’s rejection of conventional wisdom about a productivity crisis: Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, who studies differences in productivity across companies and countries, says the idea of a productivity slowdown seems ridiculous to technologists [in Silicon Valley.] “You can’t be in the Valley without thinking we’re in the middle of a productivity explosion,” Mr. Bloom says. […]In fact, Silicon Valley seems the exception to the larger U.S. economy. Its businesses are largely defined by their ability to produce impressive output with far fewer people than traditional companies. The end of capitalism has begun. President Obama: “The Internet Is Not A Luxury, It Is A Necessity” A lot of people are aware that third-world countries still need Internet access.

President Obama: “The Internet Is Not A Luxury, It Is A Necessity”

That’s why there’s Facebook’s sometimes controversial Win an Argument by Asking Your Opponent to Explain Their Idea First. The Pros and Cons of Living on a Sailboat in the Caribbean. Insiders’ Guide to Montreal. MONTREAL IS A CITY of contrasts.

Insiders’ Guide to Montreal

Spreading out across an island at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, it’s a town of close to 1.7 million people in which Old World elegance and New World dynamism, French and English, and art and commerce (Air Canada and Bombardier are among the companies based here) exist side-by-side, sometimes blending into something entirely new. The city that has given the world an eclectic sound track that includes Leonard Cohen, Arcade Fire and the Wainwright family hums with creative energy. This Interactive Timeline Explains Why Time Flies By as You Get Older. Why are there so few women philosophers? Katrina Hutchison and Fiona Jenkins, editorsWOMEN IN PHILOSOPHY What needs to change?

Why are there so few women philosophers?

271pp. Oxford University Press. Here's your first look at Lego's new WALL-E set. In Japan, people hold funerals for robot dogs when they conk out. In North America, four out of five Roomba owners name their robot vacuum cleaners. In pop culture, R2-D2 is arguably the most beloved Star Wars character. The Teen Brain “Shuts Down” When It Hears Mom’s Criticism. We all know that teen-parent relations can be a tricky business. Now neuroscientists from several leading US universities think they’ve found some new brain evidence that helps explain why. The group from the Universities of Pittsburgh, California-Berkeley and Harvard, and led by Kyung Hwa Lee, invited 32 healthy pre-teens and teens – average age 14 and including 22 girls – into their brain imaging lab. The adolescents lay in the scanner as they listened to two 30-second clips of their own mother criticizing them. 5 Amazing Health Benefits of Cinnamon. Cinnamon is one of my feel-good foods.

The scent reminds me of fall, my favorite time of year, and brings back memories of making apple pies with my mom, and celebrating the holidays. While I’ve always been a fan of its flavor and aroma, as a nutritionist, I’m also thrilled to spread the news about cinnamon’s health benefits. For example, one teaspoon of cinnamon packs as much antioxidant potency as a half cup of blueberries, and cinnamon’s natural antimicrobial properties have been shown to fight strains of E. coli, as well as Candida yeast. Also, while technically not sweet, “sweet spices” like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger have been shown to boost satiety and mimic sweetness, which allows you to cut back on sugar in nearly anything, from your morning cup of joe to a batch of homemade muffins. HEALTH.COM: 20 Filling Foods That Help You Lose Weight.

God's Lonely Programmer. In the beginning there is darkness. The screen erupts in blue, then a cascade of thick, white hexadecimal numbers and cracked language, "UnusedStk" and "AllocMem. " Black screen cedes to blue to white and a pair of scales appear, crossed by a sword, both images drawn in the jagged, bitmapped graphics of Windows 1.0-era clip-art—light grey and yellow on a background of light cyan. Blue text proclaims, "God on tap! " How the cult of shareholder value wrecked American business. When companies focus on pleasing customers, rather than just shareholders, everybody can win. But the ones who have actually care about his disclosures. It sometimes seems like everyone in the world must have heard of Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked documents about National Security Agency surveillance programs in 2013. Declining loneliness among American teenagers. There has been a growing concern that modern society is increasingly lonely.

In 2006, a New York Times article "The Lonely American Just Got a Bit Lonelier" highlighted research that shows a decline in social engagement--people are less likely to join clubs, have fewer close friends, and are less likely to perceive others as trustworthy. How to remove a dent from wood. An economist explains what the heck is happening to the global economy.

The Best Gadget Gifts You Can Buy This Year - Business Insider. 8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can’t Live Without. One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game console or mobile device and start watching in mere seconds. But that simplicity means there are a lot of features to Netflix that the average customer may not be using. Wonolo, Temp Worker App, Shows Scary Future of Sharing Economy. The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkel - The New Yorker. Here is what they don’t tell you about feminism and sexuality in Hindu mythology. Narendra Modi was up to something, and Nitish did not like the thought of it. You’ll Never Guess College Students’ Biggest Regret. Crush Point. On Thanksgiving Day, 2008, shoppers began lining up outside the Wal-Mart in Valley Stream, Long Island, at 5:30 P.M., near a small, handwritten sign that read “Blitz Line Starts Here.”

Like many other retailers holding “doorbuster” Black Friday sales, Wal-Mart was offering deep discounts on a limited number of TVs, iPods, DVD players, and other coveted products. Only two months earlier, the U.S. economy had nearly collapsed, and although the Christmas shopping season was looking dismal, there was still some dim hope that the nation might be able to shop its way out of disaster, as we were advised to do after 9/11. Your Adult Siblings May Be The Secret To A Long, Happy Life. Lack of exposure to natural light in the workspace is associated wi... Big Sibling's Big Influence: Some Behaviors Run In The Family. Learning the science behind silencers on the range with SilencerCo.

Why has human progress ground to a halt? – Michael Hanlon. Democrats and Republicans: What Makes a Person Choose a Party. 35 best photos story behind the shot - Business Insider. Recalibrate Your Life's Direction with This One Hour Exercise. Apgktli.jpg (JPEG Image, 620 × 497 pixels) Oil Trains Hide in Plain Sight. Uk.businessinsider. The one surprising thing that can make every marriage work: logic. The Huge, Unseen Operation Behind the Accuracy of Google Maps. 2014: The Year in Photos, January-April. What is it like to have never felt an emotion? Rd5jhzV. The Club Drug Cure: Ketamine's New Shot as a Depression Treatment. Noobtheloser.tumblr. Why Istanbul Should Be Called Catstantinople. 3 Things You Should Know About Birthright Citizenship.

New Method Removes Carbon from the Air, Churns Out Valuable Carbon Products. A Self-Taught Artist Paints The Rain Forest By Memory : Goats and Soda. The key to a meaningful, powerful life is week-by-week. Tensions rise as North and South Korea exchange artillery fire. Zalando is making billions by tailoring its e-commerce services to European stereotypes. Businessinsider. Fact Check: How Does Planned Parenthood Spend That Government Money? : It's All Politics. Uk.businessinsider. An Undead SOPA Is Hiding Inside an Extremely Boring Case About Invisible Braces.

Fantasies of a Happier Kitchen. The biggest mistakes people make when choosing a life partner. Never Stop Dating Your Significant Other with the 2-2-2 Rule. Six Tips for Learning New Skills (and Retaining Them) The psychology of misunderstandings. Evolution Simulator Reveals the Secret to Mating Without Social Skills. How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus. How To Be The Best At Any Game In The Universe — Life Tips.

Three Small Things You Can Do for Your Partner to Make Love Last. Why Little Things Piss Us Off So Much. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Benjamin Franklin. This doomed Alaskan village shows just how unprepared we are for climate change. Pjedrb8vvgp7zoc5yqac.gif (GIF Image, 636 × 358 pixels) The Mysterious Rise of the Non-Working Man. What Your "Working Memory" Does (and How to Give It a Tune-Up) Picks the Most Surprising Photos of 2014. Top 10 Food Staples You Can Make Better and Cheaper at Home. What Happens to Society When Robots Replace Workers? Businessinsider. Some Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life, But Which Ones? These are the CIA’s tips for spies on how to avoid detection at airports.

How to Better Retain Information from Books, Articles, and More. Da Vinci Over-Balanced Wheel. Life choices 'behind more than four in 10 cancers' How to Answer "Why Do You Want to Work at This Company?" The Chores Kids Can Do, By Age Group. 13 maps about America worth bringing up at dinner parties and/or first dates.

Figure Out If a Salary Offer Is Negotiable with a Couple Questions. The American Century Isn’t Over. How You Know When You're Ready to Settle Down with Someone. Why Children Need Chores. How successful people overcome toxic bosses. You are almost certainly starting salary negotiations wrong. The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend. The Cold Rim of the World. The Biggest Threat to America’s Future Is ... America. Ferguson and the Criminalization of American Life. The CIA Just Declassified the Document That Supposedly Justified the Iraq Invasion. Solitude and Leadership - William Deresiewicz.