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Wednesday, 14 April 2021

The Quest for a Floating Utopia

quote [ Can casting away from established society to inhabit sea-based colonies save us from the problems of modern life?or are we bound to repeat our mistakes? ]

All inviting you to stay and rest here
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Tuesday, 13 April 2021

The Lives of Others

quote [ Two women gave birth on the same day in a place called Come By Chance. They didn?t know each other, and never would. Half a century later, their children made a shocking discovery. ]

Aw baby, switched at birth
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Monday, 12 April 2021

Adding is favoured over subtracting in problem solving

quote [ There are many real-world consequences of failing to consider that situations can often be improved by removing rather than adding. ]

So what's your takeaway on this?
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?Fevers of Curiosity?: Charles Baudelaire and the Convalescent Flâneur

quote [ This month marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Baudelaire?s birth, the French poet famous for his descriptions of the flâneur: a man of the crowd, who thrived in the metropolis? multitude. Following Baudelaire through 19th-century Paris, Matthew Beaumont discovers a parallel archetype ? the convalescent hero of modernity ? who emerges from the sickbed into city streets with a feverish curiosity. ]

Fix a drink and pretend that we are ok
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Thursday, 1 April 2021

The Lost Language of Easter Island

quote [ A wooden fish could help linguists learn more about the writing system known as rongorongo. ]

And staring in silence from sockets of stone
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Sunday, 28 March 2021

The Lost Prince of Yacht Rock

quote [ In 1978 he was music?s next big thing. Then his album bombed, he began a long slide into obscurity, and a bizarre fraud sent him to prison. Will Dane Donohue finally get his encore? ]

Yacht Rock, sail me away Yacht Rock, at the end of the day give me a smooth groove
to soothe my troubles away
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Thursday, 25 March 2021

Musturbation: the irrational demand for perfection

quote [ These symptoms may paint a pretty dire picture of musturbation, but the good news is: it is absolutely possible to deal with it and shift our mindset towards a more realistic outlook on life. ]

Because ? yeah, you know ? pun and stuff.


Thumb via New Old Stock
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Friday, 19 March 2021

The Audacious Tabloid Couple Who Scammed Their Way Into New York's High Society

quote [ The vaudeville dancer and his beguiling Parisian wife arrived in Manhattan in 1911 with secret identities in tow. They enjoyed wealth and notoriety for years?until it all came crashing down. ]

Just because you read it in a magazine
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Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Meet the Swedish Artist Who Hooked British Rock Royalty on Her Revolutionary Crochet

quote [ On December 11, 1968, Eric Clapton stepped onto a low stage inside Intertel (V.T.R. Services) Studio north of London to play a few tunes with John Lennon and Keith Richards; the occasion was the taping of ?The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus? for the BBC. At the time, Clapton was the most revered electric guitarist in rock, even amid the incendiary ascendancy of Jimi Hendrix. ]

you make me want to crochet!
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Sunday, 14 March 2021

We're on the verge of breakdown: a data scientist's take on Trump and Biden

quote [ ?The elites had a great run for a while but their numbers become too great. The situation becomes so extreme they start undermining social norms and [there is] a breakdown of institutions. Who gets ahead is no longer the most capable, but [the one] who is willing to play dirtier.? ]

Interesting take I had totally forgotten to post. Here's an anthropological backing of how an abundance of very rich people is a threat to democracy.
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