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The title is being a bit sensational. I think the point is not to worry too much, but create a low stress, loving, happy environment, where the needs of all family members can be met.
For the past few decades, a backlash has formed to the rise of working women and non-nuclear families. We're all familiar with the shape of this narrative, from the endless stock photos of sad white babies with overworked mothers to conservative hand-wringing about "fatherless" children (even though most actually have fathers...
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I've not heard of Forró before, but my, it looks fun!
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Forró is the most popular couple dance in Brazil.   In the video they dance the sub-style "Forró Universitário".   In a way, Forró is to Brazil what Salsa is to Cuba.
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Space, the final frontier. In millennia of human history, every civilization has been fascinated by the lights in the night sky. In the last millennium, we've begun to understand what's out there -- in the next millennium, perhaps we'll get to go explore out here?
 
Happy 73rd Birthday, Stephen Hawking, who has given voice to the great heights humanity can achieve. For more on Hawking with a message from the International Space Station and actor Eddie Redmayne, who plays Professor Hawking in the film “The Theory of Everything," visit: http://go.nasa.gov/14zfLoB
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Frozen (soundtrack) is free on Google Play -- get it now or... let it go!
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In Canada, it's 99 cents. LOL
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Live jazz classics. Old fashioned. Historic Culver Hotel.
A nice and lovely Sunday evening.
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Derek and Julianne Hough taking what looks like an awesome dance show on tour.  It's in LA on 8/7 and in Vegas 8/8 -- hope I can catch one of those.  Would anyone be interested in joining and going as a group?
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All about MSG -- it's in a lot more foods than you think, naturally or not, and you know what?  Perhaps it's not as bad for you as you've heard.
The "umami" craze has turned a much-maligned and misunderstood food additive into an object of obsession for the world's most innovative chefs. But secret ingredient monosodium glutam...
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It was not the bomb.
The impact of the atomic bomb and the concept of nuclear deterrence are called into question by this insightful article. A must read if you're into strategies of war, global politics, or world history.
What ended World War II? For nearly seven decades, the American public has accepted one version of the events that led to Japan’s surrender. By the middle of 1945, the war in Europe was over, and it was clear that the Japanese could hold no reasonable hope of victory. After years of grueling battle, fighting island to island across the ...
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Wonderful sharing, thanks. It is always an interesting dining table topic when interpretation of history involved. Every one has a point of view from his prospective.
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May be true with many other talents and skills as well.

“Our results suggest that it’s the other way around,” explains Hambrick, “that genes become more, not less important in differentiating people as they practice…genetic potentials for skilled performance are most fully expressed and fostered by practice."
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Pay workers more and everyone benefits -- including the plutocrats, so this zillionaire would have you believe.
 
Smart billionaires are worried. They see their own their own futures being endangered by the dumb billionaires.  Those who got rich by paying attention to trends — like Silicon Valley entrepreneurs… and Warren Buffett… are starting to see a truly scary prospect on the horizon.  Torches and pitchforks. Or one word that says it all (look it up).

“Tumbrels.”

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014.html#ixzz35rZGi5zI

The dire, freedom-wrecking consequences of wealth disparity were discussed long ago by Adam Smith. They were the root cause of both the French and American revolutions — one of which resolved the situation with moderation, the other with pain. And the tradeoff is starkly portrayed in an article by billionaire Nick Hanauer, on Politico.

“Our country is rapidly becoming less a capitalist society and more a feudal society. Unless our policies change dramatically, the middle class will disappear, and we will be back to late 18th-century France. Before the revolution.”  This kind of “smart billionaire” will be our secret weapon, in the fight for our Great Experiment to continue.
Memo: From Nick HanauerTo: My Fellow ZillionairesYou probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in my 20s to giant ones like Amazon.com, for...
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If you follow news about the Google I/O conference, you might have heard about these.  DIY VR goggles you can make yourself with cardboard (and other parts).  I'm excited to try it.  I ordered some of the biconvex lenses (these take a while to ship) and plan to pick up some magnets this week.
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Conservation and environmentalism -- "It's not easy being green"
Outdoor adventures: scuba diving, hiking and backpacking, biking, skiing.
Indoor adventures: ballroom and latin dancing, Argentine tango, swing dancing.
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    Computer Science, 2000
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