warpornandbacon: About five years ago, I tried to get into law school. I failed. I don’t think I failed miserably. I got a score on the LSAT’s that was at the very top of the very middle. I got Dean’s List grades every semester except for one during college. I even spent six months helping out an accountant who volunteered his free time tracking down session musicians who were getting screwed...
Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize →
Excerpt: October 9, 2009 President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, citing his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation. The stunning choice made Obama the third sitting U.S. president to win...
#performancepost http://www.layingthegroundwork.com/ub/20091008.mp3– UisceBeathaROT
Research Shows Meditation Reduces Physician... →
backtobalance: A press release issued today from the University of Rochester Medical Center stated: “Training in mindfulness meditation and communication can alleviate the psychological distress and burnout experienced by many physicians and can improve their well-being, University of Rochester Medical Center researchers report in today’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association...
Exciting news—House passes biggest overhaul of student aid program since the...– BarackObama
Recipes for when you are sick →
Coconut Chicken Soup - serves 4 - Ingredients 1 quart chicken stock, homemade preferably 1 can full fat unsweetened coconut milk 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon ginger, freshly grated 1 clove garlic, freshly grated Juice of one lemon or lime plus zest Sea salt to taste Optional garnishes: cilantro, basil, scallions, green onion, mint, mushrooms, carrots Procedure ...
Supporting the Elderly →
In a paper last month in the online journal Evolutionary Psychology, Gregory...– Why Religion May Not be Hard-Wired | Newsweek.com (via marc)
My Thoughts on Health Care Reform
marc: I’ve avoided posting about health care reform because it’s such a complex and controversial issue. But, I’ve decided it’s time to share my thoughts, no matter how unpopular or ridiculed they will be. Everyone wants quality care with lower costs. Everyone wants Stephen Hawking and Ted Kennedy to have health care while avoiding Death Panels. Everyone is against rationing of health care...
Portugal's drug policy: Treating, not punishing |... →
marc: The evidence from Portugal since 2001 is that decriminalisation of drug use and possession has benefits and no harmful side-effects
The thing about glitter is: If you get it on you, be prepared to have it on you...– Demitri Martin (via fashionlife) (via tiffany)
An affair to remember →
It takes a lot of energy for two busy people to have a regular relationship without the infidelity. I can’t imagine how complicated it is to balance a monogamous relationship with an affair! Excerpt: This is the kind of human decision economists love to study. Tim Harford, author of the Dear Economist advice column in the Financial Times, points to an economic model that can help make...
'Battlestar Galactica': Beyond Background Music :... →
marc: Bear McCreary composes the scores for Battlestar Galactica. He’s conducting a series of summer concerts featuring the show’s music — and the performances are selling out. I loved BSG and its music. Passacalgia and The Shape of Things to Come were among my favorites.