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When Saying ‘Yes’ Causes Resentment in Your Relationship

This needs to stop — for both of your sakes. How many of you have ended up in a relationship where you find yourself furious at your partner, after which resentment keeps bubbling up and boiling over for a good stretch of time? You can […]

Score a First Look at Taco Bell’s New Double Chalupa

This is Taco Bell’s version of Super Size. Taco Bell is notorious for its outrageous beefy cheesy calorie bombs and mysterious Mexican-ish meal hybrids (i.e.: the Quesalupa—a quesadilla and chalupa love child). This mammoth mutant is...Show More Summary

Let’s thwart China markets in everything

Toothpick crossbow that can shoot iron nails more than 20 metres (65 feet) the latest must-have toy in China Here is the story, via Mark Thorson. The post Let’s thwart China markets in everything appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Summer in the City (Part 1)

It’s the first real day of summer— which is rarely the first official day of summer, but rather a time in which the schedules of you and seven other people… Continue reading ?

How Family Problems In Childhood Affect Brain Development

21 hours agoAcademics / Psychology : PsyBlog

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Coal company sues John Oliver for being John Oliver

A U.S. coal company is firing back at John Oliver after the Last Week Tonight host slammed its CEO in a June 18 show. On Wednesday, Murray Energy filed suit against Oliver, HBO, and Time Warner for defamation. The lawsuit accuses Oliver...Show More Summary

Bruria Kaufman

The Annual Reviews have a tradition of featuring retrospective articles by or about senior figures, and the Annual Review of Linguistics has followed this pattern with pieces featuring Morris Halle in the 2016 volume and Bill Labov in 2017. For 2018, we’ll be featuring Lila Gleitman. As background, Barbara Partee, Cynthia McLemore and I spent the last couple […]

Saturday assorted links

1. Profile of jazz pianist Craig Taborn (NYT). 2. How to think about work-life balance. 3. Screen shot of less sex for American teenagers (safe for work, indeed too safe). 4. Burton Malkiel now believes in smart Beta. 5. Why don’t people buy electric guitars anymore? 6. Show More Summary

Taming the Modern Shrew

You know the shrew type person. She (or he — yes men can be shrew-ish too) is always criticizing something. No matter what you do, it isn’t enough or you aren’t enough to please them. Even when you think you are doing exactly what they […]

Tyrannosaur Skull from British Columbia

Hiker Finds Part of a Tyrannosaur Skull Near Tumbler Ridge Fossil hunter Rick Lambert was hiking in the Tumbler Ridge area of British Columbia when he spotted an unusual object partially exposed in a large rock.  It turns out the eagle-eyed chiropractor from Vancouver Island had found the maxilla bone from a Tyrannosaur skull.  

Milky Way's 'Dark-Matter' Anomaly --"Explains Why Our Galaxy Appears to be Special"

In the enchanting night sky, with myriad galaxies and stars, what we see is only about 20% of all the matter in the Universe. The remaining is in the form of a non-luminous and exotic form of matter that we...        

NASA Slams Goop

Recently I have been vacillating between two different views of humanity. On the one hand, we all share a core neuropsychology. We are all struggling to get through life with our humble meat machines, complete with cognitive biases, flawed perception and memory, and irrational tendencies. On the other hand, it often seems like there are […]

Employer: Bear hyper-aggressive against newlywed, co-worker

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A hyper-aggressive black bear moved back and forth between two women in a ferocious attack earlier this week that left a newlywed dead and her co-worker injured in a remote area of Alaska, their employer said Thursday.

Classic Chord #21 – Diabolus in musica

Strictly speaking this classic chord isn’t a chord at all, it’s an interval, the gap between just two notes rather than at least three different notes played together. The interval in question is often described in Western music as “dissonant”...Show More Summary

The Literary Legacy of Joseph Strutt

Joseph Strutt (1749-1802) was an English engraver and antiquarian. Most of his career was taken up with researching, drawing, and publishing artifacts of the British past: pictures of kings from old manuscripts, clothing of different...Show More Summary

Important Current Affairs 24th June 2017 with PDF

Here is an update containing all the important current affairs for 24th June 2017. You can download the Important Current Affairs 24th June 2017 with pdf capsule too. West Bengal wins UN Public Service Award UN has accorded its highest award for public service to West Bengal govt for it’s ‘Kanyashree’ scheme. Show More Summary

Incentives Matter (Congress and Wall Street edition)

[cat picture] Thomas Ferguson sends along this paper. From the summary: Social scientists have traditionally struggled to identify clear links between political spending and congressional voting, and many journalists have embraced their skepticism. Show More Summary

Scientists make water bottles the old-fashioned way to see if they were toxic to early Californians

If the ubiquity of pollutants in modern life has you yearning for the simpler ways of California’s early residents, an unusual scientific experiment may prompt you to reconsider. After constructing water vessels using the methods of prehistoric people who lived on the Channel Islands, researchers...

Important Current Affairs Quiz 24th June 2017

Here is a quiz for upcoming Banking, Insurance and Government exams. This quiz contains expected questions which match the exam pattern of Govt Job Exams and other Banking Exams. So make sure you attempt Important Current Affairs Quiz 24th June 2017 to check your preparation level. Show More Summary

Pitch processing

Kevin Smith processes bitumen in the traditional method of Native California Indians for use as a coating for woven water bottles. Samples of air were taken and analyzed for pollutants. (Credit: Nicholas Radtkey, UC Davis, and Sabrina Sholts, Smithsonian Institution)

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