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Roozbeh Pournader
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"You look like a little busy bee building a nest," says my friend and colleague +Xiangye Xiaohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDgnW2ZSeHM

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"Be Scared, Be Very Scared": The Prequel!

Not very scientific, but quite an interesting read. I didn't know some of the etymologies. (The etymologies are mostly correct, but I couldn't confirm "candy", which seems to have passed from Sanskrit to Arabic to French.): http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/01/19/463583428/from-candy-to-juleps-persians-left-imprint-on-many-edible-delights

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Be scared. Be very scared...

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Hossein Derakhshan has written a very insightful piece for The Guardian about the changed nature of the web, from a personal experience that comes very close to the story of the Seven Sleepers.

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A short but great note from Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai.

He doesn't mention it, but there's also a second fear that's increasing: the fear among people who have already immigrated to the US. They fear that the country may be becoming more intolerant towards them.

For those of us, I would add: "Let's not let fear shape our lives."

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The DNC tried its best to exclude democracy's white knight, Larry Lessig, and succeeded. They want a coronation for Hillary, and they're trying anything they can. Bernie's campaign could intervene too, but I think they think to have any chance at winning this nomination, they need to make sure they don't lose any votes to Lessig. I'm very disappointed in the shape of democracy in the country, and once again so proud of the sacrifice Lessig made and continues to make.

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Great interview. Kudos to Cenk for pushing for Lessig. I really hope DNC stops lying about Lessig soon...

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Could Bernie be the first humanist US president?
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