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  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:35:52 +0000: The Power of Positive Persistence - Tips – Search
    Strategies to flip negative attacks by Republicans into positive progress for Americans Like some foreign dictator, the Republican in the White House will launch a planned attack on the free press today. But he’s been in an ongoing campaign against the truth since Day One. It’s alarming because presidents don’t act this way. Dictators do. […]
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:01:08 +0000: “Sympathy is the child of imagination”*… - Tips – Websites
      This fantastic eye chart — measuring 22 by 28 inches with a positive version on one side and negative on the other — is the work of German optometrist and American Optometric Association member George Mayerle, who was working in San Francisco at end of the nineteenth century, just when optometry was beginning to […]
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:01:24 +0000: “Doubtless we cannot see that other higher Spaceland now, because we have no eye in our stomachs”*… - Tips – Websites
      Our architecture, our education and our dictionaries tell us that space is three-dimensional. The OED defines it as ‘a continuous area or expanse which is free, available or unoccupied … The dimensions of height, depth and width, within which all things exist and move.’ In the 18th century, Immanuel Kant argued that three-dimensional Euclidean space is […]
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:01:11 +0000: “We only have what we give”*… - Tips – Websites
      There’s a great deal of concern over whether or not the new tax bill will decrease charitable giving in the U.S.; as noted below, it’s painfully well grounded.  But there may be another threat to not-for-profits on the immediate horizon: competition from politics… In very late 2016, following the election, and continuing into 2017, […]
  • Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:01:07 +0000: “I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me”*… - Tips – Websites
      In 1878, W.S. Halsey, Commissioner of Inland Customs, reported on the state of British India’s giant hedge. The hedge had grown to more than 1,100 miles long, he wrote, long enough to stretch from Berlin to Moscow. More than half of the barrier, Halsey reported, was made up of “perfect and good green hedge” or “combined green and dry […]
  • Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:31:39 +0000: A Modest Proposal: #ProtectTheTruth - Tips – Search
    America’s tweeter-in-chief plans to attack the free press next week. He desperately needs your help to succeed. You can help him by repeating his words and lies. You can help him by focusing outraged attention on his antics. Or we can work together to redirect the energy, counteract rather than react, and reframe the conversation. […]
  • Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:01:36 +0000: “The ghost in the machine”*… - Tips – Websites
      How is it that mind and body manage to interact and affect each other if they are such different things? This question was pressed on Descartes in the spring of 1643 by a young woman of twenty-four, Elisabeth von der Pfalz, also known as Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia. When others raised such difficulties, Descartes […]
  • Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:01:29 +0000: “Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real”*… - Tips – Websites
      Opium’s history in the United States is as old as the nation itself. During the American Revolution, the Continental and British armies used opium to treat sick and wounded soldiers. Benjamin Franklin took opium late in life to cope with severe pain from a bladder stone. A doctor gave laudanum, a tincture of opium mixed with […]
  • Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:43:41 +0000: “When I Dread a Task, I Remind Myself, ‘The Only Way Past It Is Through It.’” - Tips – Shopping
    Interview: Greer Hendricks. Greer Hendricks is one of my favorite people, and someone who had a huge influence on my life as a writer: she was the first editor to buy one of my books. She and I worked together to publish Power Money Fame Sex: A User's Guide. What a joy it was to […]
  • Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:01:36 +0000: “When we achieved, and the new world dawned, the old men came out again and took our victory to re-make in the likeness of the former world they knew”*… - Tips – Websites
      The term “technological unemployment” is from John Maynard Keynes’s 1930 lecture, “Economic possibilities for our grandchildren,” where he predicted that in the future, around 2030, the production problem would be solved and there would be enough for everyone, but machines (robots, he thought) would cause “technological unemployment.” There would be plenty to go around, […]