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Posted: May 15, 2018 - 3:34pm

3 Talks That Could Change Your Outlook on Life in 1 Hour

Take a lift with Pinker, Rowling, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Words are beautiful, capable of transporting you to other worlds, and opening your mind to new ideas.  But video images, when used properly, can actually magnify the impact of those words. Perhaps the best evidence against Bradbury’s dystopian vision is the TED talk, in which you can hear the eloquent words of a great writer while getting an up-close view of the author's emotional expressions and personal style.  And if the talk is by a scientist, you can watch the data unfold one understandable bit at a time, alongside a live explanation of what those data mean. 

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Posted: Apr 13, 2018 - 7:55am


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Posted: Dec 16, 2017 - 8:36am


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Posted: Dec 16, 2017 - 6:34am

this is from my home chicken over at "smarter every day"



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Posted: Dec 13, 2017 - 10:17am



it's all good, but the part about the news media @ 19 mins is ___________


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Posted: Oct 30, 2017 - 4:08am

The World's Poorest People Are Getting Richer Faster than Anyone Else

In 1820, 94% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty. In 1990, 34.8%, and in 2015, just 9.6%.

In the last quarter century, more than 1.25 billion people escaped extreme poverty - that equates to over 138,000 people (i.e., 38,000 more than the Parisian crowd that greeted Father Wresinski in 1987) being lifted out of poverty every day. If it takes you five minutes to read this article, another 480 people will have escaped the shackles of extreme of poverty by the time you finish. Progress is awesome. In 1820, only 60 million people didn’t live in extreme poverty. In 2015, 6.6 billion did not.



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Posted: Jun 15, 2017 - 4:47pm

 Antigone wrote:
Had a great visit to my hand doc today! Even though I'd only been in the cast 11 days (instead of the expected 3 weeks) he approved me to be transitioned to the removable, Batman splint. Incision looks very good except for one small spot that needs a little Neosporin. It felt so good to wash it!  I can start PT ASAP and the therapist who fit the splint gave me exercises to start. I can shower (!!) and go back to work next week. Six weeks 'til I need to see the doc again!! A Good Day!



My metal:

Untitled

 
yay!
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Posted: Jun 15, 2017 - 4:15pm

Had a great visit to my hand doc today! Even though I'd only been in the cast 11 days (instead of the expected 3 weeks) he approved me to be transitioned to the removable, Batman splint. Incision looks very good except for one small spot that needs a little Neosporin. It felt so good to wash it!  I can start PT ASAP and the therapist who fit the splint gave me exercises to start. I can shower (!!) and go back to work next week. Six weeks 'til I need to see the doc again!! A Good Day!



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Posted: Mar 30, 2017 - 1:32pm

 

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:


Where ya headed?

 
Going to Dallas to see the College Girls Final Four basketball tournament. After the game on Sunday we're going to drive up to Colorado for 2 nights and then back home again

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted: Mar 29, 2017 - 4:30pm

 PoundPuppy wrote:
T minus 1 day and then I'm on vacation for a week. {#Propeller}

 
Where ya headed?
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Posted: Mar 29, 2017 - 4:29pm

T minus 1 day and then I'm on vacation for a week. {#Propeller}
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Posted: Mar 28, 2017 - 11:17am

in spite of it all.....

Human Conditions Improving at a Remarkable Speed

Over the last decade, GDP per person and life expectancy are up around the world while infant mortality and undernourished rates are down.

On a number of previous occasions, I have written about the extent of human progress around the world, but the remarkable speed of improvements in the state of humanity should not go unnoticed. To that end, I have looked at some of the most important indicators of human wellbeing, especially in the poor countries, over the last decade (or, when the latest data is not available, ten years prior to the last data point). The results are encouraging and ought to give us reason for optimism.

 

1. GDP per capita in real 2010 dollars (2005-2015)

Global: $8,858 → $10,194 or a 15.1 percent increase

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): $1,363 → $1,660 or a 21.8 percent increase

India: $982 → $1,751 or a 78.3 percent increase

China: $2,738 → $6,498 or a 137.3 percent increase

2. Infant mortality (i.e., children under age of 1) per 1,000 live births (2005-2015)

Global: 44.3 → 31.7 or a 28.4 percent decline

SSA: 80 → 56.4 or a 29.5 percent decline

India: 55.8 → 37.9 or a 32.1 percent decline

China: 20.3 → 9.2 or a 54.7 percent decline

 

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Posted: Jan 19, 2017 - 1:26pm

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Those dangrous D&LAs were mostly gone by the time I went to college (well, except for a young lady named Robin)

{#Cheesygrin} 

 
There was a young lady named Robin
Whose sewing machine needed a bobbin... 

...two lines about an ocarina and St. Swithun and then a rhyming fifth line...I think.
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Posted: Jan 19, 2017 - 1:20pm

 Proclivities wrote:
flappers

 
Those dangrous D&LAs were mostly gone by the time I went to college (well, except for a young lady named Robin)

{#Cheesygrin}

 
Proclivities

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Posted: Jan 19, 2017 - 12:03pm

flappers
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Posted: Dec 31, 2016 - 7:53pm

Knighthood for photojournalist Don McCullin.
 
 
 
I'd post his most famous photo, or link to a page with many more of his great photos, but it would just depress you. So here's a photo of him at work in Nigeria:
 
 
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Posted: Dec 31, 2016 - 5:40pm

 triskele wrote:
I qualify for copay assistance for my $400+ per pill chemo drug!  (when I called to order my first round, the rep on the phone ACTUALLY SAID TO ME: "you don't want to know what your copay is going to be.  I've never seen one this high.")

 
Yay {#Cheers}
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Posted: Dec 31, 2016 - 9:36am

I qualify for copay assistance for my $400+ per pill chemo drug!  (when I called to order my first round, the rep on the phone ACTUALLY SAID TO ME: "you don't want to know what your copay is going to be.  I've never seen one this high.")
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Posted: Dec 30, 2016 - 12:41pm

 Manbird wrote:


How about a wink and a nod? I'll bet no one ever thought of that angle. WOOP!


 
Um...


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Posted: Dec 30, 2016 - 12:34pm

 Skydog wrote:
And the good news is...
My Bride at least gets to come home for half a day Christmas Eve and Day.

 
Belated {#Good-vibes}
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