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The 50 Coolest Books Ever - Entertainment

The 50 Coolest Books Ever - Entertainment
“I'm into, oh murders and executions mostly. It depends,” says Patrick Bateman, the psychotic investment banker at the dark heart of American Psycho. People presume he means mergers and acquisitions, but as the bodies stack up, it appears otherwise. A cartoonish, sickeningly violent allegory of capitalism and consumption taken to its logical conclusion, it is one of the 20th century’s most vivid and controversial novels.

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Where Carl Jung and Shamanism Converge Image from efigment on Flickr This is a 15 page academic paper (PDF here) that goes into great detail around shamanism, the psyche, the soul, and Carl Jung's view of it all. It concludes with this: In spite of our current collective cultural crisis, Jung inferred that the loss of instinct, the loss of soul, which is the root of our pathology, can be restored through reconnection with the sacred aspects of the natural and imaginal worlds. Ignobel Indians Several Indians have collected Ig Nobel prizes over the years, awarded for seemingly ridiculous scientific research Won the 2002 Ig Nobel prize for Mathematics for his 1990 paper, ‘Estimation of the total surface area in Indian Elephants’ For KP Sreekumar, winning the Ig Nobel was an anticlimax. Most winners benefit from the never-before spotlight on their work that the prize guarantees, but Sreekumar didn’t exactly get covered in glory. Instead, his work became a quiz question. On a contest aired on TV, the quizmaster asked what the most foolish study ever to emerge from Kerala was.

I Have a Few Last Words The term “black ice” is a misnomer. Nothing about the thin layer of ice that forms on roadways when condensation from automotive exhausts freezes is black in any way. If black ice was actually black it would be less dangerous, because in cloaking the medians and texture of asphalt with a solid sheet of black it would provide drivers with a visual alert as to the imminent hazard awaiting them. In actuality, black ice is completely clear, meaning that motorists traversing the Saint Anthony Falls Bridge in Minneapolis during winter are at an increased risk for vehicular accidents, because unlike snowfall, rain, and fog—which announce their intentions to cause harm ostentatiously—no one sees black ice in time. I’ve driven this road for five years and I’ve never seen any.

100 Amazing Nail Art - Manicure Ideas We women adore fashion and style. Fashion comes in clothes, shoes, makeup, fancy accessories, styles the way we carry things and hairstyles. We enjoy dressing up, getting ready and styling our hair. Melencolia I The engraving measures 24 x 18.8 cm.[1] Interpretations[edit] Detail of the magic square Top 10 Best Movies Monsieur Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) flawlessly executes his job as concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel in the Republic of Zubrowka during the political upheavals of the 1930s. Intoning romantic poetry he may have made up on the spot, he attends to the sexual whims of his rich old-lady clients; or, as he says, “I go to bed with all my friends.”

Comparing The United States to India. The GINI index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income. In India is 36.80 while in The United States it is 45.00. This index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income in a country. The index is calculated from the Lorenz curve, in which cumulative family income is plotted against the number of families arranged from the poorest to the richest. Future I think a lot about time—its constant churning. Every moment is another moment’s future yet also another moment’s past. There’s a Kierkegaard quote about how life can only be understood in backwards glances. I think there is truth in that and find myself retracing memories often, looking to connect the dots that have sent me spiraling into the present. Sometimes, I wonder what it would feel like to see a quick flash of my future—ten years down the road, a snapshot of what a Tuesday morning in the distance looks like. Nothing too long or too short, just something to give me a sense of toward which lighthouse I should be steering.