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“I Hate That Oil’s Dropping”: Why Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Wants High Oil Prices for Fracking

Yves here. We posted yesterday on how, despite falling oil prices having a ricochet effect across the entire energy complex, so far shale oil well shutdowns didn't appear to be proceeding at the expected pace. John Dizard of the Financial...Show More Summary

C.S. Lewis on Why We Read

52 minutes agoOdd : Brain Pickings

How great books both change us and make us more ourselves. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

It Was A Night Full Of Stars At The Dancing With The Stars Finale — But Who Walked Away With The Mirrorball Trophy!?

We seriously can't believe it's already over, but the 19th season of Dancing With the Stars just crowned a new winner!!! Now fair warning, this is going to be a very spoilerific post, so only read on if you want to find out how Tuesday night's DWTS finale went down and who walked away with the [...]

Paring Down

When we need a mindfulness bell to bring us back to the essentials, paring down is that bell for Leo Babauta. Here's how. The post Paring Down appeared first on The Good Men Project.

The Rumpus Interview with Richard Ford

Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Richard Ford discusses his new book, Let Me Be Frank With You, how metaphor shapes our world, and why he doesn't like the idea he has a battery to recharge.

POPSUGAR Shout Out: Real Girls Teach Us How to Rock Stylish Rings

1 hour agoNews : CitizenSugar

13 real-girl ways to style your rings like a pro - Fashion Step inside Ellen Pompeo's ultraluxe Grey's Anatomy trailer - Home 5 minutes to a better butt - Fitness Have a very '90s (and early '00s) Christmas - Love & Sex Master this basic,...Show More Summary

Late Night Open Thread: “What Shielded Bill Cosby?”

The persons “we” choose to believe, the persons we don’t… Jelani Cobb, in the New Yorker: Two weeks ago, Anita Hill, following an address that she delivered to a packed auditorium at the University of Connecticut, was asked how it made her feel to know that, despite her testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee that [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

How To Shoot a Perfect Watch using only an iPad

Last week, I wrote an article about shooting a watch using only one light, and I promised to write a Part 2 of this series on how to shoot a watch using more Photoshop work. So, I was in my studio preparing to do the 2nd part of the article and I brought my iPad for pegs [...] The post How To Shoot a Perfect Watch using only an iPad appeared first on DIY Photography.

5 ways to become a networking natural

N etworking. Everyone does it — but how do you really win at it? Although Woody Allen was credited with saying that "showing up is 80 percent of life," it's that final 20 percent that really makes the difference. That is, it's aboutShow More Summary

12 Easy Changes to Make for an Easier, More Productive Household

Running a household–no matter how few or how many people are involved in it–can get complicated fast. We don’t want... The post 12 Easy Changes to Make for an Easier, More Productive Household appeared first on Lifehack.

What’s your square footage?

After spending some time in a bunch of European countries and South Korea, it’s interesting (and kind of depressing) to think about how big American homes are. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some 3,000 square feet of space, but when you’re in Korea and a family of five lives in a 1,200 square foot […]

The new Ford Explorer, ZR2 concept and other trucks of the LA Auto Show

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Think Los Angeles, and the first vehicle that comes to mind is probably a fast, powerful convertible along the lines of the new Ferrari F60 America. A pickup truck or SUV is likely to be well down the list. And that's largely how this year's Los Angeles Show played out with a whole lot of flashy cars. Show More Summary

Employee Engagement: How to Make Your Day by Finding Your UP

What’s your UP? Enjoy David’s latest slide presentation on finding your UP: Here is a link to the slideshare if it does not appear in this window. David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert who feel very up about work and well-being.

AFIA meeting: How to export feed to the US?

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a half-day meeting on “Exporting Feed and Feed Ingredients to the US” at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), to be held next January in the US city Atlanta.

4 Things To Add To Your ‘Top 10? Accomplishments List

Employers want to know how you’re going to solve their problems. You must think “accomplishments.” Add these things to your 'Top 10' Accomplishments List. The post 4 Things To Add To Your ‘Top 10? Accomplishments List appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

Great explanation of how we might use wearables at work someday

I love push notifications – I made my career as a journalist with them, from the first stories I beat TechCrunch to (which led them to hire me as the first writer there) through crazy data hacks with multiple thresholds for push notifications for ReadWriteWeb. Now today as an entrepreneur, I use mobile push notifications [...]

S.M.A.R.T. Goals For Job Seekers

For Job Seekers, S.M.A.R.T. Goals can be a powerful tool to guide the process. Learn how to create, set, and achieve your S.M.A.R.T goals as a job seeker. The post S.M.A.R.T. Goals For Job Seekers appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

TV Club: The Mindy Project: “How To Lose A Mom In 10 Days”

The Mindy Project can be polarizing, to be sure. Some people love it beyond all reason. Others can’t stand it for longer than few nanoseconds. I’m closer to the former than the latter, but agree that part of the show’s oddness has to do with the caricature-like nature of the characters. Show More Summary

Nominate Your Favorite Writing Blog:

2 hours agoArts / Writing : Write to Done

Top 10 Blogs For Writers Contest 2014 It’s time to open up nominations for the 9th annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers Contest—the blogosphere’s biggest contest for writing blogs. How to Nominate Your Favorite Writing Blog: To Nominate your...Show More Summary

Economist cereal boxes

We are running a contest for MRU, and the goal is to figure out how economists ought to be put on cereal boxes.  Imagine that a famous economist would in fact be represented by a cereal and a cereal box.  For example there would be: Thomas Piketty, Special K Another possibility would be tweaking the […]

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