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Tiny Towns

My childhood was one of hand-me-downs, and mud-stains, and air so clean you could have swam though its beauty. Summers sweltering heatwaves and drought, and warm rain swelling at the bottom of molten metal water tanks. 378 more words

Life in Code: A personal history of technology

Life in Code: A personal history of technology by Ellen Ullman

Synopsis: The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the Machine. 302 more words

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Ang Maging Makata

Mahirap ang maging makata.

Sa lahat ng dyanra ng panitikan, ang tula ang pinakamahirap sulatin. Hindi gawang biro ang pagsama-samahin sa iisang kabuuan ang mga elemento nitong tugma, sukat, saknong, talinghaga, at kariktan. 633 more words

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Abenomics, Too Good to be True: Part 1

In 2012, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had announced a plan that would jumpstart the economy from its two decades of continuous stagnation (“Nihon 101 – What is Abenomics?”). 893 more words

Abenomics

Marc-Antoine Frébutte / Balkan Beats: Migrations, Stories, and Memories

Balkan Beats: Migrations, Stories, and Memories

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1. Preface

Since the refugee crisis began in the summer of 2015, hundreds of thousands of refugees have crossed the Middle East and the Balkans on their way to Northern and Western Europe to escape wars, violence, and despair in their homelands. 4,820 more words

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On the Death Note and Conditional Statements

Decided to (re-)watch the english dub of Death Note after watching Just Write’s excellent analysis and after considering the fact that the airing of Adam Wingard’s version is just four days away. 528 more words

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How to Discipline the Mind

A disciplined mind is one that achieves unity and clarity by understanding productive thoughts are those that prioritize and weigh the benefits of potential actions, as well as those thoughts that are required to successfully perform a selected action. 275 more words

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