joshsternberg:

Only on Fox News is 8.6% the same as 9% and higher than 8.9% and 8.8%.
Via MediaMatters

i’m with fox news, it’s shocking that people mis-represent the unemployment numbers. 

joshsternberg:

Only on Fox News is 8.6% the same as 9% and higher than 8.9% and 8.8%.

Via MediaMatters

i’m with fox news, it’s shocking that people mis-represent the unemployment numbers. 

It was supposed to be a contrast with all the scripted speeches, because I’m Joe Citizen,” concluded Eastwood, a rich and famous, Oscar-winning movie star and director who has also served as mayor, before returning via private jet to the palatial mansion where a reality show about his boyband-managing wife is being filmed, and which he shares with two of the seven children he’s fathered with five different women.
On Election Day 2008 there were a total of 1.8 million tweets — on every subject — sent worldwide. That now represents 6 minutes of current Twitter volume.
so good.

so good.

When people ask, “How are you not exploding with stress with everything on your plate?”, I know they only mean it in the best, most compassionate way. And for those who have beautiful healthy children and gleaming new stoves, I do not discount their heartaches and worries and crises. But what bothers me is the implicit expectation: that people are waiting for our inevitable breakdown, a breast-beating howl against fate that is sure to come once we realize we’ll truly never “have it all” — because of our imperfect son.

For all the people who are puzzled by my seeming happiness, I’ll be glad to let them know my “secret.” I’m not in denial, I’m not on antidepressants, and I don’t live in a fantasy world. I have a wonderful husband and I am pursuing a career I’ve dreamed of since I was nine years old. I have a beautiful son, friends, and a working stove. I am not paraplegic. I have parents who, through luck and fate, had me here in the United States, and not in North Korea. I live in a time where my awful vision can be corrected with glasses. I am a college graduate. I am never hungry unless I choose to be.

Do I have enough? Resoundingly: yes. And I ask you to take a moment: I suspect you might, too.

The idea that being good at something demands harried, exhausted martyrdom is a relatively new idea. “Only in recent history,” as Nas­sim Nicholas Taleb puts it, “has ‘working hard’ signalled pride rather than shame for lack of talent, finesse and, mostly, sprezzatura.” If we really want to be good at something, we should stop wasting time exhausting ourselves.
As I write these words there are semi-naked women playing beach volleyball in the middle of the Horse Guards Parade immortalised by Canaletto. They are glistening like wet otters and the water is plashing off the brims of the spectators’ sou’westers. The whole thing is magnificent and bonkers.
A grocery store tales out the complex decision making required of ManShoppers and makes a one stop aisle. 
Buns, jerky, Doritos, Beer. 
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A grocery store tales out the complex decision making required of ManShoppers and makes a one stop aisle. 

Buns, jerky, Doritos, Beer. 

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newyorker:

In this week’s issue, Ezra Klein considers why politicians sometimes drastically reverse their policy opinions, and why party members usually follow suit in support of such changes. Klein writes, 

…as we’re increasingly able to choose our information sources based on their tendency to back up whatever we already believe, we don’t even have to hear the arguments from the other side, much less give them serious consideration.

Click-through to read more:  http://nyr.kr/McCpUd

newyorker:

In this week’s issue, Ezra Klein considers why politicians sometimes drastically reverse their policy opinions, and why party members usually follow suit in support of such changes. Klein writes, 

…as we’re increasingly able to choose our information sources based on their tendency to back up whatever we already believe, we don’t even have to hear the arguments from the other side, much less give them serious consideration.

Click-through to read more:  http://nyr.kr/McCpUd

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So so great, a must follow for a few weeks. 

(via oceaniaeuropeamericasafricaasia)

So so great, a must follow for a few weeks. 

In three separate experiments we have demonstrated that bringing individuals’ effective hourly wage to their attention impairs the ability to derive happiness from pleasurable experiences.
Is gamification making us sad? A quick scoot around the Lift app makes me feel sad for about 62 wives. 

Is gamification making us sad? A quick scoot around the Lift app makes me feel sad for about 62 wives.