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7 Rules That Keep My Life Simple
By Leo Babauta I enjoy creating a few simple rules to live by that take away some of the overwhelming decision making we need to make every day. Pre-think these decisions, formulate them into rules, and then just follow them, freeing your brain for m X



Giveaway: Color Cloud Hammock
Every Friday is giveaway day. Comment to win! **Note: Today is the last day to pre-order bundles for The Happiness of Pursuit** Several years ago, three nomadic adventurers started a small business making and selling hammocks. The hammocks have since X



Laughter Is OK Medicine, Unless It Kills You
Have a great Labor Day weekend, everybody! But be careful not to enjoy yourself too much. (This post on the dangers of laughter first appeared in December 2013.) Careful with the bedside banter, doctors. Before you put on your best Patch Adams impres X



Government Is Poor At Picking Winners – Anywhere
Here’s a letter to the Wall Street Journal: Properly decrying the CIA’s arming of anti-Assad Syrian rebels who turned out also to be anti-American ISIS jihadists, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wisely warns of the unintended ill consequences of U X



Like GPS? Thank Relativity
In 1971—16 years after Einstein's death—the definitive experiment to test Einstein's relativity was finally carried out. It required not a rocket launch but eight round-the-world plane tickets that cost the United States Naval Observatory, funded X



A torrent of accidental poems
Neurology journal Neurocase has an interesting study of a women who started compulsively writing poetry after having brief epileptic amnesia treated with the anti-seizure drug lamotrigine. A 76-year-old woman reported having a poor memory and short p X



Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics
Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday. X



Thirty Feline Scientists Plotting to Take Over the World
Your photos confirm it: Whether for curiosity or connivance, cats are the ultimate experimenters. X



Thirty Feline Scientists Plotting to Take Over the World
Your photos confirm it: Whether for curiosity or connivance, cats are the ultimate experimenters. X



On Ferguson's Streets, Echoes Of Another Fatal Shooting
Youth Radio's Myles Bess lived through the aftermath of the 2009 police shooting of an unarmed young black man, Oscar Grant, in Oakland, Calif. — and sees parallels in Ferguson, Mo., today. X





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