NYTimes: For Better Citizenship, Scratch and Win

Here’s an interesting idea to incentivize positive behaviors: offer a lottery prizes.

Who knew that people could be cajoled into improving their behavior in a ton of different areas just by offering prizes. 28 more words

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Why the U.S. Military Can’t Fix Syria

Why not to go into Syria.

Awful things are happening, nobody denies that, but we have to stop believing that American exceptionalism as a solution to world problems. 199 more words

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The Looming Demographic Crisis

When it comes to the environment, population growth, and many of our social problems, the quotes below apply more aptly to our entire planet, not just Israel. 191 more words

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NYTimes: Put Globalization to Work for Democracies

The new model of globalization stood priorities on their head, effectively putting democracy to work for the global economy, instead of the other way around. The elimination of barriers to trade and finance became an end in itself, rather than a means toward more fundamental economic and social goals.

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Track Listing 2016-09-09 #041

BeirutBiloma – X Ray
Andre Toussaint – Yellow Bird
Maki Asakawa – Yuki Ga Furu

Scandi Segue
Choir of Young Believers – Nye Nummer Et… 103 more words

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I'm curious about a lot of stuff...

Does my desk show that I’m curious, or sentimental, or a habitual collector, or is this photo too dark to see any of my tchotchkes  408 more words

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Turning 70...by plane, by car, by boat, and on my own two feet (part 3)

Determined to not be on planes and in airports nonstop, I studied a map of Europe. The ultimate goal of “Sheila’s Excellent Adventure” was to visit Ethan and Steph in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Watch for my story in the November issue of Desert Leaf). 359 more words

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