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#080--Blitz Q: Why are the not-chocolate Tootsie Rolls NOT available widely year-round?!

This is one of the big beefs about the “holiday candy” thing that I can’t get around. Don’t get me wrong, the Tootsie Roll is a wonderful candy to gnaw on or to just let your saliva do the work and suck on it to make it last longer. 312 more words

100 Questions

Eleventh Circuit Holds that Paid "New Value" can Still Support a Preference Defense

Joining the Fourth, Fifth, Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Eleventh Circuit recently held that new value does not need to remain unpaid in order to support the subsequent new value defense in a preference action. 741 more words

Recent Case Law

Social preassure

There is a human need to feel accepted; we like to be liked and feel the sense of belonging. Since childhood we struggle for recognition, to belong to a group we see fittest, and so we start searching for people we think we have things in common, and so we begin sharing our preferences, likes and things we consider special. 192 more words

CAFÉ&co.

City or Countryside?

“It’s very quiet where we are,” a friend told me, and when I spent some time there, I realized exactly what she meant. Her house is in the outskirts of the city, so remote you can only see the next door neighbors from one window. 350 more words

Intermediate

The Problem

The problem – which isn’t really a problem unless one considers the opinion of society, but since human beings are social animals so their opinion matters to some extent – is the first reaction that people will have once gaining the knowledge about you (in your adult years) that you read manga/watch anime: “Aren’t you too old for that?” or “Just watch porn like the rest of us, you don’t need to include reading in that as well.” Or various others, but these are the two that feature prominently in my mind. 734 more words

Thoughts

How effective is your altruism?

(featured image credit: Yukiko Matsuoka CC/BY)

We cannot escape profound, inevitable trade-offs when it comes to how we use our resources – including when we give them away.  1,464 more words

Behavioural Economics

You Eat What?

We all have that favorite food no one else would touch. For me it’s peanut butter and jelly. No one in Germany liked the stuff, most people thought it was vile. 258 more words

Intermediate