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Things I'm Thinking About This Holiday Weekend

Happy Presidents' Day. I probably have 50 blog posts floating around in my head, but I thought I'd share with you some of the stuff I've been reading on line lately. The New York Times Op Ed editor doesn't seem to like stimulants these days. A few weeks back there was an article talking about a study showing that long-term stimulants aren't helpful, and today there is a piece by a writer who finds distraction helpful.
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FLASHBACK: Newsweek's 1997 Holiday Gadget Shopping List!

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Money Game (4 years ago)

Editor's note: We first ran this post two Christmases ago, but given how nostalgic we get for old gadgets, we thought we'd republish it. Enjoy! And happy holidays! A snowy Christmas in Chicago has given us time to dig through our pa... Read Post

Texas Hotel Reportedly Cancels Ugandan President’s Stay Over His Anti-Gay Views

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 days ago)

Yoweri Museveni seems to be scrambling to find somewhere able to host him now ahead of meetings in Dallas this weekend. The post Texas Hotel Reportedly Cancels Ugandan President’s Stay Over His Anti-Gay Views appeared first on Think... Read Post

The Unglamorous Side of Being a World Traveler

Academics / Linguistics : Fluent in 3 months (2 days ago)

“I wish I could travel all the time – it seems like a dream come true!” I read something along these lines on Quora the other day, and all I could think while reading it is that while travel is one of the most worthwhile things I’ve... Read Post


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