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How to Master the Art of Living
By Leo Babauta Imagine you had a gorgeous blueberry sitting on the otherwise empty plate in front of you. You pick it up gently, place it on your tongue, and begin to taste it. You already know how a blueberry tastes, and so when this one is a bit ri X

Are women and men forever destined to think differently?
By Tom Stafford, University of Sheffield The headlines The Australian: Male and female brains still unequal The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis: Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish The Economist: A variation in the X

According to Its Text, It Benefits the Poor
Congratulations are due to Zac Gochenour, who successfully defended his excellent dissertation on Monday afternoon in Carow Hall on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus.  Dr. Gochenour (who will soon start his career as an assistant profes X

On the Cost of Upgrading Your Fleet of Warships
I downloaded another iPad game that was a lot like the one I wrote about in The Tower. It was probably a mistake, given my tendencies for going all-in, but once in a while I download a game and play it off and on for a couple weeks. Then I get bored X

Ag business is no longer business as usual, says expert
Mike Hoffmann, associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, discussed climate change issues July 29 for the Agricultural Working Group of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in Washington, D.C. X

Mars rover sets record after logging more than 25 miles
NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after surpassing 25 miles of driving on the red planet. X

Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later
One study suggests middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking may be twice as likely to develop serious memory issues as the years wear on. X

Minimum Wage Hikes and Employment Growth
Politicians and pundits - at least those who are most credulous regarding claims about government’s powers to alter reality – are unscientifically using skimpy data to argue that raising the minimum wage promotes, or at least doesn’ X

End Civil Forfeiture
The Institute for Justice has launched one of the most important pro-freedom, anti-tyranny efforts that it is possible to launch in modern-day America: ending the deeply evil government practice of civil asset forfeiture.  I urge you all to support X

The failed 2013 Keynesian experiment: even worse than you thought
When 2013 ended I couldn’t help pointing out that we passed Krugman’s famous “test” of market monetarism with flying colors.  GDP growth was initially estimated as being slightly higher in 2013 than 2012 (comparing Q4 to Q4.) X

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