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Alex Zorach
Attended Oberlin College
Lives in Philadelphia, PA
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A basic tip, but one that is often neglected, for saving money and building wealth: avoid buying things that cost you more in the long-run. Here I explore examples, big to small, and advocate for living simply, because material possessions have costs associated with storage or ownership. #wealth   #savemoney   #financial  
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An Ostfriesentee, this strong black tea blend was also smooth and complex, really a pleasure to drink and surprisingly reasonably priced for a tea of this quality. #tea   #loosetea   #blacktea  
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Linear algebra is a subject that people can find both hard and boring.  But it doesn't need to be this way. Here I share my favorite textbooks on linear algebra, ones that opened me up to the beauty of the subject and also made it more intuitive. #math   #mathematics   #books  
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A Russian Caravan style blend, with smoky Lapsang Souchong blended with less smoky black teas. Still a bit too smoky for my tastes though, I think the Lapsang Souchong dominates this blend more than I'd like. #tea   #blacktea   #loosetea  
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Another of my formerly popular math textbook review pages is back up after the old site hosting it went down! This one focuses on probability, with a few texts touching on statistics, stochastic processes, and measure theory. #probability   #math   #bookreview  
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Just how age segregated is our society? Are we losing something by not mixing ages more, like the passing on of knowledge from older people , or the sharing of insights and new skills from younger ones? #age   #segregation   #education  
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Good topic and good point Alex. Indeed our culture seems to foster in us a sense of discomfort with many types of difference: age, economic, political, racial and others. For example, I've heard recently that in many urban settings, schools and neighborhoods are now more racially/ethnically segregated than they were in the 1970's. I agree with your insights about age segregation, and believe much can be said in a similar vein regarding other forms of segregation.
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I often see conversations between feminists and people who oppose feminism go in non-productive directions. Why? Here I explain something that is done from the feminist side of things, that I think can contribute to the misunderstandings in these conversations. If you are feminist and want to understand how to better reach people who feel uncomfortable with feminism, I hope you find this video useful.  #feminism   #listening   #respect  
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they claim themselves feminists, thats a fact as shown on the links. If you are so sure they are not feminists go ahead and tell them not me.
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As a kid I was told to "just ignore it" when I was bullied. Here I explain why I think this advice is harmful, and can contribute to later problems like depression and anxiety: I think it's better to teach kids both how to be friendly in ambiguous situations (not interpreting everything as bullying), and also how to protect themselves from harmful ideas presented in actual bullying. #bullying   #depression   #anxiety  
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This was the first GABA oolong I've ever tried. I did find it relaxing, but I didn't enjoy the flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel. There was an odd "off" aroma that I found unpleasant, and it left a very strong astringency on my palate. #tea   #GABA   #oolong  
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A classic tippy Assam tea, broken leaf but orthodox (not mechanically processed). Pleasant and strong, a lot like a top-quality Irish Breakfast blend. #tea   #assam   #loosetea  
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This tea looks a little like an oolong, but it's a green tea, produced in Taiwan. I found it mellow and easy to drink, but with some interesting aromatic notes. #tea   #loosetea   #greentea  
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This is my favorite webcomic; it's about a mind-reader. Sylvia, its creator, recently put up this page and is accepting small, recurring donations to fund its creation. I'm excited because if she gets enough donations, she'll update it more frequently! Because webcomics have a lot of readers, even very small ($1/mo.) donations can help a lot. Also this is a great comic, if you haven't checked it out--and there are TONS of ones up already to read through. #webcomics   #patreon   #comics  
Patreon is empowering a new generation of creators. Support and engage with artists and creators as they live out their passions!
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Founder and Editor, RateTea.com
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Philadelphia, PA
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Lancaster, PA - Oberlin, OH - Ann Arbor, MI - Cleveland Heights, OH - Lancaster, PA - Lakewood, OH - Solomons, MD - Newark, DE - New Haven, CT - San Diego, CA
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Founder of RateTea, Co-founder of Why This Way
Introduction
I'm Alex Zorach.  I run RateTea, a social website for tea drinkers, and I am also a co-founder of Why This Way, a consensus-based belief system and organization.
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I've ridden on the Norristown High Speed Line. My life is complete.
Education
  • Oberlin College
    Mathematics, 1999 - 2002
  • University of Delaware
    Applied Math, 2005 - 2007
  • Yale University
    Statistics, 2007 - 2008
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