Should we be scared of everyone living longer?

100 used to be a semi-unattainable age. It still mostly is, but more and more people will get there — to the point thatĀ The AtlanticĀ  928 more words

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Younger Catholics seem to be OK with homosexuality

I converted to Catholicism in March of 2013. I wouldn’t necessarily say I was anything major before that — I think technically I was Protestant — but I converted in part because it seemed relevant / interesting (my mom grew up Catholic) and in part because my wife is Catholic and her family is pretty devoted Catholic. 457 more words

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"The entire infant industry is based on fear"

I don’t have any children — although someday I would like to. (I don’t necessarily have a timetable for this, although in general I’d say “sooner as opposed to later,” since I think I turn 34 in a couple of weeks. 645 more words

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In terms of leadership, we should all be spitfires

Many animal societies have “despotic” leadership models, meaning that the leaders dominate the followers. You see this in societies such as wolves, etc. Perga affinis, a type of insect common in Australia (often called a “spitfire” or “sawfly”) may be bucking this trend. 488 more words

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Don Draper's 'That's what the money is for!' is always a good way to explain work

Wrote about this briefly in a review of DFW WordCamp, but wanted to flesh it out a little bit here. I’m having an average day at work — I wouldn’t say I’m very busy or relevant, but it’s not awful either, you know? 372 more words

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Third-party reviews are pretty significant for larger purchases

I find buyer behavior pretty interesting. (I mean, who wouldn’t, am I right?) I know people — pretty close to me — who totally nickel-and-dime a $400 flight somewhere, but then spend $8K on new dishes. 536 more words

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