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Just in case you forgot that primitive living means eating live cockroaches and bony rats’ tails for extra protein. The Adi people of Tibet/India (Aranatra Pradesh) play host to the BBC’s Bruce Parry. (Source: https://twitter.com/)

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Newsflash: You Should Be Happy!!!

Matt Ridley has written an entertaining book: The Rational Optimist, detailing all the ways in which life is great for rich people. (By rich people I mean the fraction of humans who make ≥5 figure salaries in $.) For example Louis … Continue reading

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There is a monograph on every subject.

For reasons that are totally none of your business, the other day I was looking up a Wikipedia article on “Bills of Lading”. The article had been deleted because its text had been unambiguously plagiarised from another source. That source … Continue reading

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kirbystenger: breathe deep and wander.

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Don’t Blame the Macroeconomy

It irks me when people blame “the bad economy” for why they don’t have a job. It’s like arguing that your town used to be really cold, but now it is hot, because of global warming. It may be that your … Continue reading

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Airplane passenger: It was the worst day of my life! First, we had to wait for twenty minutes! before they would let us board. And then, we had to sit on the runway for forty minutes! before they would let us take off!  Louis CK: Oh, really? … Continue reading

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It has been said that in 1800, not one person in fifty living in England wore socks, but by 1900 not one person in fifty was without them. Robert L Nelson

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