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11 ways you are thoroughly (but interestingly) wrong

11 ways you are thoroughly (but interestingly) wrong
The folks at Your Logical Fallacy Is have compiled a list of 24 common ways that you and I are often mistaken in the way we think. I have to say that looking through their site is perhaps the most fun I’ve ever had being told how wrong I am. And not just wrong in a certain instance, but consistently and fundamentally flawed in the very way I think. Fun, right? Included at the site is a free, very high-res poster for those of you who may have a reason to hang these as a reminder on the wall. (via MetaFilter) Related:  StrategiesLanguage, Words, & Meaning

1st Date vs. 21st Date 1st Date vs. 21st Date From Hallie Cantor on Text 1st Date vs. 21st Date By Hallie Cantor 1 hour before the date 1st date: Do a few last-minute crunches so it looks like you have abs. 21st date: Nap. 30 minutes before the date 1st date: Shower, blow-dry and style your hair. 21st date: Wake up from nap, blow your nose on the roll of toilet paper you keep by the bed. 5 minutes before the date 1st date: Put on the one fun, sexy bra you own. 21st date: Put on the comfortable flesh-toned bra you bought with your mom. image: sexy animal-print bra VS. boring beige bra at the bar 1st date: Order a beer because you're approachable and down to earth! Illustrated by Starline Hodge Comments ()

8 Books For a Higher Existence Books are magical inventions. By carrying meaning, they gives us glimpses of experience and knowledge from a different world. Phonetic language, being cut-off from time and place, the Now, helps both to encapsulate the ego more, but also to offer guidance to make it poriferous, letting Eros free. Without books we would lose this guidance. If you’re done reading this list and want to level up more – check out part two! Thus Spoke Zarathustra – Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spoke Zarathustra is Nietzsche’s most prophetic book in which he offers his teachings through the words of Zarathustra, based on the Persian prophet Zoroaster, who, after spending ten years on a mountain in meditation only accompanied by his Eagle and Serpent, comes down to offer his wisdom to the world. Becoming Animal – David Abram Abram’s first book The Spell of the Sensuous convincingly argued that being human is inseparably interconnected with everything that is not human. The Story of B – Daniel Quinn

kenopsia The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a compendium of invented words written by John Koenig. Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language—to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don’t yet have a word for. The author's mission is to capture the aches, demons, vibes, joys and urges that roam the wilderness of the psychological interior. Each sorrow is bagged, tagged and tranquilized, then released gently back into the subconscious. ▸ visit the facebook page to hear the backstory behind each word ▸ follow on twitter (@obscuresorrows) for whatever reason ▸ send me a tumblr message describing emotions you need words for ▸ send me an email via obscuresorrows@gmail.com JOHN KOENIG is a designer and commercial director who lives in St. He is currently writing a book version of The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. Copyright © 2013 John Koenig.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for Headaches Social Hacks The Eternal Idea of Revolutionary Justice Resurgence is in the wind. The cynicism that has dogged every gesture of our resistance is giving way as the disappointment of 20th century communism is eclipsed by the rebellious will to try again. Guiding this radical revival are two philosophers whose political theories breathe new life into the revolutionary project. We speak of Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek, a neo-Platonist-Maoist and a post-Lacanian-Leninist, whose carefully considered political philosophy revives the ideals of egalitarian-communism and heralds revolution in our lifetime. Their project is philosophically grounded in Badiou’s two-part magnum opus Being and Event and Logics of Worlds. It begins with an egalitarian justice that irrevocably overturns the “established hierarchies of power or wealth” by stripping the rich of their supposed right to consume a greater percentage of the world’s resources. The second stage is revolutionary terror, the “will to crush the enemy of the people.”

10 Commonly Used Expressions and Their Bizarre Origins Don't throw the baby out with the bath water Today it means to take care, especially when getting rid of outworn and unnecessary things, and not to jettison something important along with them. However, in the past baths were taken in a big tub filled with hot water. Barking up the wrong tree Today it means to make a mistake or a false assumption in something that you are trying to achieve. In the past, it goes back to at least the early 19th century, back when hunting was a big sport where dogs chased another animal up a tree. Tie The Knot Today it means to get married. In the past, when people got married they had a custom of actually tying the couple's hands together as part of the ceremony. According to legend, they were not allowed to untie it until they had consummated the marriage. Dead Ringer Today it means an exact duplicate. In the past, a ringer was a horse substituted for another of similar appearance in order to defraud the bookies. Frog In Your Throat Bite The Bullet Break a Leg

Continuous Chest Compression CPR—University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center SCHOPENHAUER'S 38 STRATAGEMS, OR 38 WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), was a brilliant German philosopher. These 38 Stratagems are excerpts from "The Art of Controversy", first translated into English and published in 1896. Carry your opponent's proposition beyond its natural limits; exaggerate it. (abstracted from the book:Numerical Lists You Never Knew or Once Knew and Probably Forget, by: John Boswell and Dan Starer)

Nate Hagens: The End of Growth Nate Hagens: The End of Growth length: 50:49 credit: ontheearthproduction Energy Hub, WUD Society and Politics Committee, and Madison Peak Oil Group host energy/finance expert Nate Hagens for a presentation that weaves together economics, anthropology, psychology, finance, trade, energy and human behavior into a coherent story about our human social system. In a visual synthesis using pictures and paintings instead of charts and graphs, Nate uses biophysical first principles to explain how our human economy really works, and how we achieved enormous success over the past two hundred years. Nate contrasts our growing realities with the standard assumptions in economic theory that underpin our social systems.

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