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Have you had your "philosophical health check" lately? This test will roughly gauge the amount of tension (or contradiction) that you have between some of your deep held beliefs and ideas. Apparently, I have three areas where I need to resolve some contradictory beliefs: environmental issues, public health, and art. If given the chance, however, I think I could provide a sound and coherent argument to assuage the apparent contradictions, but then again, I doubt it.
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I thought their caveats at the end were fair; it's intended to cover false positives, not false negatives, with the assumption that you'll see easily which tensions are resolvable (like Michelangelo) and which are not.
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I, too, am a food traditionalist. As the article states: "Food traditionalists can be found everywhere on the political spectrum, from leftist ex-vegetarians to localist libertarians. What they have in common is a rejection of the mass-produced output of industrialized agriculture and an embrace of older kinds of diet. They are also united in their opposition to what could be termed a food-medical-industrial complex of agricultural corporations, the medical and pharmaceutical industries, industry-connected organizations like the American Heart Association, and government agencies."
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I think Steve Keil accurately describes a problem that exists not just in Bulgaria, but in all industrialized countries. That problem is that we discourage “play”. Discouraging play is an ill byproduct of cultures that are obsessed with numbers, measurement, and Taylorism. America is just as, if not more so, guilty of promoting this type of culture as anywhere else.
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vive homo ludens.
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A nice article about the rise of the "silver tsunami" and what to do about the longevity paradox. Although, I wouldn't rely on technology saving you over taking care of yourself. As the article states, “We spend billions of dollars trying to live longer, but no one puts any thought or any investment into how to live longer, better.”
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Will you soon need a Ph. D to become a janitor? An interesting article on credentials inflation.
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You have an exceptional mind, so I'm pretty sure that whatever you decide, you'll make your mark---and by the way, you do it every time you write a review or post an aphorism---and it is fun, but more importantly, informative and enlightening to watch!
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Caveat lector. Many people who use cheery and inspirational quotes butcher them or flat out make them up. Furthermore, many people who who cite figures like Thoreau are guilty of having never read his work, which ultimately cheapens his words. Sadly, until a few years ago, I was one of these people who never read Thoreau, quoted him, and horribly misunderstood him (I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit this, but it's true).
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I first read "The Last Post" back in May, before Google+ existed. If you've never read it, I HIGHLY recommend you do so, but be prepared to get choked up (I certainly did). I re-read it today and I still think it packs an incredibly poignant message that is quite powerful.

I doubt that very many people get a chance or have the prescience to write a formal goodbye to their loved ones and the world before they die. To echo Derek's sentiments, we live in an amazing world and it's an incredibly interesting time to be alive. With that said, I'm thankful to be alive today.
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Mr. Colin suggests that we live in a culture that writes reviews about reviews. He's right. I thought this was a poignant essay about not forgetting to have your own thoughts and opinions on things.
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I'm happy to accept your review of this article. ;D
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Frequently I'll hear claims about the ills of greed as it relates to issues pertaining to the capitalist system. I think this is ignoring a far more interesting point, i.e., humans are more envious than greedy. In other words, our relative position matters more to us than our absolute position. Unfortunately, I think this subtle truth about human nature is often ignored in policy decisions.
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I think reason is to encourage investment. Personally, I think there should be a flat tax for both.
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A nice graduation speech about why you shouldn't "work".
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  • University of Denver
    M.A., Economics, 2010 - 2012
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    B.A., Economics, 2002 - 2004
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This place has the best fish and chips I've had in Denver. The beer selection is solid too. As for the atmosphere, it's a great place to watch a soccer game.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Good
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reviewed a year ago
Marczyk is an upscale neighborhood grocer (warning: you'll definitely pay a premium to shop here) with a very nice selection of hard-to-find artisanal products. It's a great place to pick up a quick lunch or dinner. You can't go wrong with any of their sandwiches and their daily rotating soup selection is fantastic. My hope is that one day they will sell grass-fed meat, like Whole Foods currently does.
Quality: GoodAppeal: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Moes is the best BBQ joint you'll find in Summit County.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
To put it simply, this is the best Texas-style BBQ I've ever had within the Austin city limits. The atmosphere and live music are the perfect accouterments to the Texas BBQ experience. Next time I'm in Austin, I will be back.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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I recently moved into the Jefferson Park area and was delighted to discover this neighborhood coffee shop. The space has an industrial chic feel to it. The staff is very friendly and, to top it off, they serve Denver's own Kaladi Brothers Coffee.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
If you live in Denver and haven't been to Star Kitchen on a Sunday morning for dim sum, you're missing out on an amazing culinary and cultural experience. What can I say? My multiple visits here have been simply fantastic. Some other reviewers have mentioned this as well, but I'll forewarn you that once you sit down a slew of food will roll by your table and you're liable to have a hard time understanding some of the servers. Don't worry, the people that work at the restaurant are very friendly and will show you what they are serving too. Anyway, virtually everything I've tried was really good, but I'd recommend being picky because there are many things that looked amazing and you fill up quickly. Oh, by the way, the dinner is amazing here too. There are far too many tasty things to list here, but try the 2-for-1 house special lobster -- you won't be disappointed.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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One of my favorite foods is bacon. To my delight, then, I discovered that there is a restaurant called "Bacon" in Austin. During my most recent visit I went to Bacon, not once, but twice. Yep, it's that good. One of my visits was for happy hour. Amongst other deals, they have $2 Imperials which brings the "pura vida" spirit of Costa Rica to the heart of downtown Austin. The chicken BLT is fantastic and if you get a salad I recommend the bacon vinaigrette dressing. It almost goes without saying, but I think should be mandatory that you get a side of bacon with your meal too. Anyway, the staff is super friendly, the food is tasty, and they have a nice outdoor (and mostly shaded) seating area.
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