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The Surprising Realities Behind What Motivates Us in Illustrated Form -... @Blueluck: Very true - I've seen other countries where people leave their family in another country to go find work, and then to manual labor for extremely cheap just to be able to send it all home to their family. I guess that could be interpreted as their purpose, but the work is not purposeful in and of itself. I guess "pay enough to take money off the table" covers that, so we're only talking about how to motivate people after they're at the comfortable level most Americans that read this blog are at. Interesting results in India, though. I believe there is a threshold that once you're paid a certain amount, you feel on top of things like you deserve it, so you don't work hard to move up further.

The 12 Funniest iPhone Auto-Correct Fails Ah, we’ve all been there: you’re quickly texting on your iPhone to your Mom that you want tacos for dinner and before you realize it, you’ve typed out your secret desire for the 1988 Oakland Raiders to run the train on your dog. How could such a costly mistake happen? It’s the damn auto-correct feature! All Geared Up and Raring to Go! This comic was intended to be the way that developers dress their heroines in comparison to the heroes, but I guess it could also represent the way that a lot of male gamers dress up their female characters, as well. Your choice. See Torneko in the comic? He originally appeared in Dragon Quest IV, but he was also the main character from one of my favorite video games ever: Torneko: The Last Hope. Unfortunately, my copy of the game is now unplayable and I need to get another one.

Write in Elvish Write Your Name in Elvish in Ten Minutes You want to write your name in Elvish, but every place you go seems to make it harder than it ought to be. Elvish writing looks beautiful and mysterious, but does it really have to be impossible to understand? Why doesn't somebody just spell out the alphabet so you can simply substitute the letters and get straight to the result? That's exactly what I've done here. Dwight Schrute Knows Best Oh Dwight, you are the best thing to happen to the US version of The Office. The wry second-in-command at the Scranton office of Dunder Mifflin is famous for his obscure knowledge and comically literal interpretation of… well… everything. And so the Dwight Schrute Knows Best meme or simply, the Dwight Schrute meme was born: Enjoy the Dwight Schrute meme?

Family tree of the Greek gods Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font. See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes How much was a loaf of Brad in 1975 To find the answer, we must first quantify the value of Brad. So how much is a human life worth? According to research by Stanford economists, a year of human life is worth about $129,000. Wolfram Alpha tells us that the average age of a person named Brad is 35 years, and that the average life expectancy for a human male (worldwide) is about 69 years. Assuming that procuring a loaf of Brad involves cutting down a Brad in his prime, we would be depriving him of 34 years of life - a value of $4,386,000. Next we must decide if a "loaf" is a unit of volume, or a unit of weight.

Hedvig and the Angry Itch - Pamela Essie's Blog So, last weekend, the hubby and I and a friend are hiking a mountain. We're about 2 miles high and I'm fighting a little bit of some altitude sickness; ya know a little tunnel vision, little dizziness, no big deal. Anyways, my cell phone rings, to which I answer, "Holy crap I get reception up here?" Thermal Physics Jokes As we all know, it takes 1 calorie to heat 1 gram of water 1 degree centigrade. Translated into meaningful terms, this means that if you eat a very cold dessert (generally consisting of water in large part), the natural processes which raise the consumed dessert to body temperature during the digestive cycle literally sucks the calories out of the only available source, your body fat. For example, a dessert served and eaten at near 0 degrees C (32.2 deg.

The Return Of The Schrute Meme You loved our first exposition into the Dwight Schrute meme so much that we had no choice but to introduce more of Dwight’s famous literal interpretations of life. And so we present the return of the Schrute Meme: Maps ETC Homepage Welcome to ETC's collection of historic maps. Here you will find over 5,000 maps representing many different time periods. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 25 maps in non-commercial school projects without further permission. All maps are available as GIF or JPEG files for screen display as well as in PDF for printing.

The Family Favorite: Troll Dad Remember growing up when your Dad told you that the moon was made out of cheese and pretended to give your dog to the pound after you got a D in History? Turns out that Dads the world over have been trolling their children. And so Troll Dad the rage comic was born: The ultimate minefield, the Girlfriend’s Dad Troll:

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