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Criticism vs. Cynicism

Throughout our lives we face critique — feedback from others about our work and behavior. How do we tell what feedback to take to heart, and what to disregard? Recently The 99 Percent featured an article about Criticism vs. Cynicism, which presents a lens through which to evaluate the responses we get from others. I …

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Original Pitch Video for The Muppet Show

For all you Muppets fans out there, you must check out this pitch video that Jim Henson made to sell The Muppet Show to CBS: >> Link: Original pitch video for The Muppet Show

Adolf Eichmann’s capture, as told by the Mossad

For the first time in its notoriously secretive history, the Mossad — Israel’s intelligence service — has opened its vaults to the public. In cooperation with an Israeli museum, the Mossad curated documents and artifacts pertaining to the capture and trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the Nazi’s chief architects of the Holocaust. Visitors can …

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Distracted Driving: The New Drunk Driving

April is Distracted Driving Month. The Economist reports on the effects of cell phones on driving ability: The human brain has to work harder to process language and communication with somebody who is not physically present. … Such distractions, according to one study, make drivers more collision-prone than having a blood-alcohol level of .08%, the …

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A Brief History of Bicycles in Los Angeles

Los Angeles public TV station KCET presents A Brief History of Bicycles in the Los Angeles Area on their blog. For everyone interested in bicycles or LA history–or both!–the article includes some wonderful photos of a bike-friendly LA from a century ago. One particular bit of note: Seeking to capitalize on popular interest in the sport, …

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America’s Deficit and the Debt Ceiling

The United States–its citizens and lawmakers–need to pay careful attention to the effects of our near-term actions. The outcome of not raising the debt ceiling is uncertain–nobody really knows what will happen. But the press is ablaze with information:   The Economist does a nice job of summing up the status of government debt >> Link: America’s …

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