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What would we have ever done without Kanye to help us discover McCartney? LOL
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Soylent saves about 90 minutes a day for most people. How do some members of the species use the extra time? Watching Television.
It takes time to plan a meal, to say nothing of cooking and eating it. What if we could opt out of food altogether?
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The Times offers an eye opening view of birth control efficacy over a 10 year period. The male condom has an 86% ten year failure rate with typical (e.g. non-perfect) use. The venerable 'pill' has a 61% failure rate!

It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. If there are 100 couples using a contraception method that has 95% efficacy, that is only 5 failures in the first year. The second year is a cumulative 10 failures, etc. 10 years later, it is 50. That's a 50% ten year failure rate for a 95% effective method.

What an interesting perspective on a common statistic! 
Charts of probabilities of unintended pregnancy while using different contraception methods, for up to 10 years.
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For the bookworms in my circles. With the launch of Kindle Unlimited, I finally decided to try a competitor's e-book subscription service (I was mostly underwhelmed by the Kindle Unlimited catalog). Here's my thoughts about Oyster Books.

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Wired has written an excellent account of the realities of startup life, albeit from a founders perspective. The stress of it all sounds absolutely miserable and not worth the trade of your youth and health.
The story of one Silicon Valley startup struggling to survive a modern gold rush.
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Once you take other people's money, it's a totally different game. It sounds like there's a lot of soul-searching around what they call 'the pivot' - where you completely change your original vision to suit what pleases the money crowd. 

I loved the 'more things change the more they stay the same' slant the article provided, comparing the New York money flowing into the slaughter houses of early 20th century Chicago with the modern day New York capital flowing into San Francisco.
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The Atlantic has penned a fascinating analysis of the psychology, rules and social customs on the somewhat taboo subject of the public 'restroom'.
How psychology, gender roles, and design explain the distinctive way we behave in the world's stalls
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Tick tock. Some sobering relativistic comparisons about just how much time has passed - from the perspective of a 33 year old.
It's 2015, which means that if the Wonder Years were made today, the characters would be watching The Sopranos, Home Alone came out closer to the moon landing than to today, and other stressful facts.
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I had to hit the reset button on Scribd before starting out. This is because in years past I had encountered lots of less than useful technical documents on Scribd from Google searches. Once I did that, I found out that the service is a lot like Oyster Books. The main differences are that it is ...
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Which one of the shapes is named 'Bouba' and which is named 'Kiki'? About 98% of all humans choose the same answer. 
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Look at that curve! The jump from the the 9th decile to the 10th is eye opening. People go from 2 drinks a day to over 10!
The top 10 percent of American drinkers consume more than 10 drinks per day.
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It's crazy that the top 10th would cause a 60% sales drop if they transitioned to the next lower tier. I guess if you have the innate propensity to cross the line, you really cross it.

It makes me really feel for the people in the 10th. That same signal that your brain sends when you're full or, in this case have had two drinks and shouldn't have more, clearly malfunctions in this population of drinkers.
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"When the eye of Hurricane Frances passed over his neighborhood in 2004, he seized the serene moment to do a 1.2-miler."
For a community of runners, never taking a day off becomes a fixture of existence.
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A fun article to read.
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Higher education experts say Tennessee Promise plan unique among states.
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