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Today on NPR: "Understanding the Dark Side to Enlightenment"
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Author Scott Carney's new A Death on Diamond Mountain unravels the complicated paths that led an American Buddhist seeker not to nirvana, but to his death in a cave in the Arizona desert.
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More than a year in the making, my story in Playboy about Wim Hof and his incredibly ability to take control of his autonomic immune system is finally online. Click over and see me with my shirt off in the pages of the most famous skin mag ever.
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I had an existential moment today when I came across this old picture of me from a the University of Wisconsin website describing what would have been my Ph.D. dissertation.  It was like I was staring into a parallel universe of what might have been. 

"Scott Carney (Ph D Candidate, Department of Anthropology) is currently preparing for a field project to explore the links between elite producers of Indian music television in Bombay and middle class television viewers in Jaipur. His dissertation is tentatively titled “Youth Consumption and the Production of Indian Mass Media." This year Scott started the AnthroCircle Spring Seminar series to showcase outstanding student work in Anthropology."

http://www.southasia.wisc.edu/newsletter/newsletter05/studentResearch.html
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My collegues from RISC training in New York, David McDougall and Niklas Meltio's are on assignment to the front lines in Syria, shadowing snipers, surviving mortar attacks and skulking around packed hospital casualty wards. Now they might be facing chemical attacks by the Asad regime. 

In contrast, on my last assignment I met the Mumbai literati, traveled on the new Delhi metro and learned to surf in Gokarna. I'm humbled, and yet, slightly relieved. 

See Niklas's pictures here: 

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+Scott Carney  my respect sir , i hope you are well , long a time ago im struggle for my nation im here to find a journalist or blogger but still im not success , i hope you have journalist or blogger friend and i need you give me any journalist or blogger email id , or tell them some thing do for Balochistan peoples  i hope you do that for a human live , thank you my friend.

so please don't make me upset and do something about balochistan
im my self president of Baloch youth wing party , im imdad baloch i have done interview with afghan voice so i hope you not make me upset and help human innocent baloch peoples.

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The University of Wisconsin Alumni magazine just ran an excerpt of The Red Market. It's oddly gratifying to have a bit of recognition from my alma mater. http://onwisconsin.uwalumni.com/features/black-gold/
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I just started to use Byliner to follow my favorite magazine and feature writers. The database isn't comprehensive yet, but with the best freelance writers publishing all over the place this simplifies the process of finding their stuff. You can also mark something to read later and it will save the piece to your kindle. Great stuff. Some of my stories are up there. Follow if you like. 

Other people I'd recommend following on Byliner: Joshua Davis, Evan Ratliff, C.J. Chivers, Jon Krakauer, Sebastian Junger, William Langewiesche, James Verini 

http://byliner.com/scott-carney
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Google+ is better than Facebook. So why don't I use it?
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I posted this to my Facebook profile in September 2011: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/damianthompson/100093915/the-killer-charts-that-show-facebook-really-could-be-dying/.

Some of my friends criticized the analysis. My response:

"Haha! Good responses, both of you. I have a gut feeling Facebook is peaking and will soon be (or already is) in decline. But I can also see why the data and methods they used here aren't very persuasive."
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Read the article about how Wim Hof made me re-think everything about gurus and then how I climbed up a mountain in my skivvies at http://www.playboy.com/iceman (photo by Jeremy Liebman)
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Greetings from a Belgian winter swimmer!
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Just for the record: The secret to curing writers block lies in a simple kitchen egg timer.  Check out the pomodoro technique if you are having trouble focusing. http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/
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What don't you understand about clinical trials? A guest poster on Scientific American --- and a clinical medical researcher --- is putting together a series of posts that she hopes will inspire more people to participate in clinical trial programs. You should share your thoughts with her at: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2011/10/06/molecules-to-medicine-clinical-trials-for-beginners/
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  • WIRED
  • Mother Jones
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Scott Carney is an investigative journalist based in Long Beach, CA. He is a contributing editor at WIRED magazine. His work also appears in Mother Jones, Fast Company, National Geographic TV and NPR.  In 2010 Harper Collins will publish his first book “The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Skeleton Sellers, Blood Thieves and Child Traffickers '” about illegal economies in human tissue. He is the 2010 recipient of the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism. For more information see http://www.scottcarney.com

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  • Kenyon College
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
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