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I can relate, somewhat.
This really weird thing happened to me. Then it got even weirder. Then it turned insane. Do I have a story for you. [This is the epic continuation of "How I Became a Minor Celebrity in China.&...
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Amazing story.
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A photo of my hat, by +Rishi Chatrath.
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53-year-old Ian according to https://futureself.orange.com
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Fascinating infographic.: "How Americans Die"
Americans die in smaller portions each year, but what kills us is changing.
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+David Marin recently pointed out to me that the chocolate industry has serious problems with child slavery. As a result, I've decided to restrict my chocolate consumption to only products meeting any one of the following:
- Not from Ivory Coast or Ghana; or 
- Fair trade certified (via FairTrade, Equal Exchange, etc.); or
- Certified Organic

This has been surprisingly difficult to do, mainly because most foods which contain chocolate as an ingredient (think e.g. chocolate brownies or chocolate croissants) do not specify where the cocoa comes from. Also, I have become much more aware of how much cocoa is in my diet.

I am also grateful that my staple chocolate, Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Lover's Chocolate Bar, is made with Colombian cocoa.
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I'll have a post about this on blog.spendright.org in a week or two.
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Come donate blood with me! It is a simple process and an essential part of our health care system. Your blood will go to cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

If you are coming, please make a reservation by calling 212-639-7643. Tell them we are friends, and you want to donate together.

If this is your first time donating blood, having friends with you will make for a much better experience! You should, however, check that you meet the requirements here: http://www.mskcc.org/giving/blood/general-blood-platelet-donor-guidelines

The process takes about 45-60 minutes, including paperwork and snack time.
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The malaria parasite excretes a fragrance that attracts mosquitos.😦😲
When malaria parasites infect blood, they manufacture odor molecules that smell sweet to mosquitoes, scientists report. So how do these odors get from the bloodstream to the insects?
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Ironically, this video seems to be going viral.
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An interesting take on collaboration in the nonprofit sector.
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I just sent +Represent.Us (United Republic) $1000, and I'd encourage donations also from anyone else who thinks the influence of money in politics is a problem.

I thought the composition of their advisory board is an excellent reflection of the reality that money in politics is not a partisan issue.

United Republic Advisory Board:
THEODORE ROOSEVELT IV (great-grandson of President Roosevelt)
LAWRENCE LESSIG (Director of Harvard's ethics center)
RICHARD PAINTER (Adviser to George W Bush)
CECELIA FRONTERO (Occupy Wall St.)
BUDDY ROEMER (Former Governor of Louisiana)
TOM WHITMORE (DC Tea Party Patriots)
DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN (Democratic campaign consultant)
JACK ABRAMOFF (Former Lobbyist)
MARK MCKINNON (GOP Strategist)
DAVID LEVINE (American Sustainable Business Council)
SUSAN MCCUE (Progressive Strategist)
HADI PARTOVI
JACK COGAN
TODD DIPAOLA (Vantage Media)
DENNIS M. KELLEHER (Better Markets)
NICK PENNIMAN (Fund for the Republic)
ALBERT WENGER (Union Square Ventures)
ETHAN BEARD (former executive at Facebook and Google)
JOE GREENSTEIN (Flixster)
JONATHAN HAIDT (NYU social psychologist)
JAMES “GUS” SPETH
ROBERT H. REYNOLDS
NORMAN J. ORNSTEIN (American Enterprise Institute)
BAYAN TOWFIQ (Flowroute)

#rootstrikers   #GetMoneyOut  
Your donation helps the Represent.Us campaign organize bold actions that get noticed and create change.
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"Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murderers. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or our purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls." —Victor Hugo
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