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  • Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:01:31 +0000: “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language / And next year’s words await another voice”*… - Tips – Websites
      Enter a year (in recorded history) and find the words first used then: Merriam-Webster’s Time Traveler. * T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets ### As we root around for roots, we might recall that it was on this date in 1961 that the Beatles played their first evening gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.  One month […]
  • Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:01:38 +0000: “Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right”*… - Tips – Websites
      People disagree about morality. They disagree about what morality prohibits, permits and requires. And they disagree about why morality prohibits, permits and requires these things. Moreover, at least some of the disagreement on these matters is reasonable. It is not readily attributable to woolly thinking or ignorance or inattention to relevant considerations. Sensible and sincere people […]
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:50:09 +0000: “The map is not the territory”*… - Tips – Websites
      “For most of human history, maps have been very exclusive,” said Marie Price, the first woman president of the American Geographical Society, appointed 165 years into its 167-year history. “Only a few people got to make maps, and they were carefully guarded, and they were not participatory.” That’s slowly changing, she said, thanks to democratizing projects […]
  • Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:01:46 +0000: “These days, the bigger the company, the less you can figure out what it does”*… - Tips – Websites
      Late 19th-century Americans loved railroads, which seemed to eradicate time and space, moving goods and people more cheaply and more conveniently than ever before. And they feared railroads because in most of the country it was impossible to do business without them. Businesses, and the republic itself, seemed to be at the mercy of […]
  • Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:30:35 +0000: Ask Ariely: On Missing Motivation, Distressing DNA, and Picturing Progress - Tips – Search
    Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ___________________________________________________ Dear Dan, I’m raising two teenagers and have...
  • Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:01:12 +0000: “A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking”*… - Tips – Websites
      What makes a book town? It can’t be too big—not a city, but a genuine town, usually in a rural setting. It has to have bookshops—not one or two, but a real concentration, where a bibliophile might spend hours, even days, browsing. Usually a book town begins with a couple of secondhand bookstores and […]
  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:19:19 +0000: Say it So They Remember and Believe It - Tips – Support
    Dusk settled coolly over the vineyards in Napa Valley, California, one fall evening. Through the window, we gazed wistfully at a thin stream of bittersweet chocolate sauce a waiter was ladling high over a raspberry-colored cake at the table of a hand-holding couple, inside the big stone restaurant operated by the Culinary Institute of America. I knew it was bittersweet chocolate because the rich smell was drifting through the French doors out onto the patio, where we were drinking a fine Cakebread cabernet next to two giggling toddlers, just as happily chewing red licorice twists from the local 7-11 store.…
  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:01:35 +0000: “If you prick us, do we not bleed?”*… - Tips – Websites
      An estimated 77 million Americans have a debt that has been turned over to a private collection agency. Thousands of these debtors are arrested and jailed each year because they owe money. Millions more are threatened with jail. The debts owed can be as small as a few dollars, and they can involve every […]
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:52:53 +0000: “A Good Nap Can Change a Person’s Whole Perspective.” - Tips – Shopping
    Interview: Anna Palmer. Anna Palmer is the senior Washington correspondent for POLITICO and the co-author of POLITICO's Playbook She’s also the co-host of the daily POLITICO morning podcast Playbook Audio Briefing (which she records at 4 a.m. every morning!) as well as host of the Women Rule podcast. I couldn’t wait to talk to Anna […]
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:01:46 +0000: “Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.”*… - Tips – Websites
      More than a century ago, Belgian information activist Paul Otlet envisioned a universal compilation of knowledge and the technology to make it globally available. He foresaw, in other words, some of the possibilities of today’s Web. Otlet’s ideas provide an important pivot point in the history of recording knowledge and making it accessible. In […]