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A world where it takes 30 hours of minimum-wage work to pay the rent, is very different to a world where it takes 120 hours of minimum-wage work to pay the rent. It’s a factor of 4—just half an order of … Continue reading

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http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1 Somebody can kill you, at any time. (Source: http://c.brightcove.com/)

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Sentences I Try To Find The Guts To Say

You remember that thing you said, way back then? You were totally right. That is a good point. I’m sorry. I was wrong.

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“You can keep blaming your parents for your life in your 20’s, but by the time you’re 30 it’s your own fault.” —having a difficult time getting an original source on this quote This is like unknotting an autoregressive term … Continue reading

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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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I might be exaggerating a little if I say things like We’re taught to measure our personal worth against exam scores; We’re taught that there is One Competition and those who win the tournament get the goodies; We’re taught that … Continue reading

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Base Hits > Homeruns

After talking to a number of PhD students, I’ve come to conclude two things. First, that many (especially in “genius disciplines” like maths or physics) are motivated by the goal of being the smartest human who ever lived—“the next Einstein”, … Continue reading

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