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Screening Room: “Bacon & God’s Wrath” - The New Yorker

Screening Room: “Bacon & God’s Wrath” - The New Yorker | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
Joshua Rothman on the documentary short “Bacon & God’s Wrath,” by Sol Friedman, about an elderly Jewish woman who becomes an atheist.
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The Warrior Diet | T Nation

The Warrior Diet | T Nation | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
Every once in a while, I'll run into someone with a new idea about how to train or eat that's so contradictory to everything I think I know that I'll want to close my eyes, plug my ears, and bury my head in the pillow so I don't have to listen. After all, I'm just getting comfortable with what I think I know. I don't like having my world shaken up any more than necessary.
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also not given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I have not given have made all the difference...
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The politics of mortality

The politics of mortality | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
Some psychologists say that Americans' fears of death could have given President Bush the edge in the 2004 election.
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TMT is a beautiful demonstration of the possibility of psychoanalytic claims being tested scientifically.

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PsychNews 2(4)

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Summary of key points:

 

1. logical positivism attempts to sterilize it's discoveries of meaning, but ends up being a foil for the dominant ideology of the time.

2. The myth of physical illness being about meaning gets flipped in modern psychiatry. 

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Why Adolf Eichmann’s final message remains so profoundly unsettling | Giles Fraser

Why Adolf Eichmann’s final message remains so profoundly unsettling | Giles Fraser | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
The request for clemency by one of the key architects of the Holocaust is a grim reminder: being ordinary is no protection against doing great evil
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The Magical World Where McDonald's Pays $15 an Hour? It's Australia

The Magical World Where McDonald's Pays $15 an Hour? It's Australia | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
Even in countries with a high minimum wage, the golden arches manage to turn a profit. Here's how.
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After Cologne, Feminism is Dead

After Cologne, Feminism is Dead | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
Phillip Mark McGough
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For many, Critical Theory is not really about pushing egalitarianism where it falsely pretends to reside. Rather it's about the (relatively) nuanced oppression of "The Establishment".

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Therapy wars: the revenge of Freud | Oliver Burkeman

Therapy wars: the revenge of Freud | Oliver Burkeman | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
The long read: Cheap and effective, CBT became the dominant form of therapy, consigning Freud to psychology’s dingy basement. But new studies have cast doubt on its supremacy – and shown dramatic results for psychoanalysis. Is it time to get back on the couch?
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I wonder if the telling of stories which purportedly explain why people are the way they are, has a positive effect regardless of the truth of the story. Assuming of course, the patient believes the story. 

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Why Do Americans Work So Much?

Why Do Americans Work So Much? | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
The economist John Maynard Keynes predicted a society so prosperous that people would hardly have to work. But that isn’t exactly how things have played out.
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How often do ethics professors call their mothers? — Eric Schwitzgebel — Aeon Essays

Are professional ethicists good people? According to our research, not especially. So what is the point of learning ethics?
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Bechdel test - Wikipedia

Bechdel test - Wikipedia

Also known as the Bechdel-Wallace test, the test is named after the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, in whose comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For it first appeared in 1985. Bechdel credited the idea to a friend, Liz Wallace, and to the writings of Virginia Woolf.

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A D & Jeremy Talk about Movies—Extra: Linda’s Voice-Over Narration in Days of Heaven

A D & Jeremy Talk about Movies—Extra: Linda’s Voice-Over Narration in Days of Heaven | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
I've been teaching Days of Heaven on and off for a several years now, and I transcribed Linda Manz's voice-over narration because I couldn't find it online anywhere. Besides being one of the most extraordinary aspects of the film, it ranks as some of the finest poetry of the past 35 years. Director Terrence Malick…
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345 - 630, 1225, 1738, 2312, 5525, 119:15
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The Theory of Meta-Awesomeness

The Theory of Meta-Awesomeness | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
Meta-awesomeness is a term I invented for when someone recognizes that something about themselves is uncool, which then ironically makes them cool.
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Wind, Sun and Fire

Wind, Sun and Fire | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
Will we have a renewables revolution? It may be closer than you think.
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Good tidings

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For and against Chomsky | Prospect Magazine

For and against Chomsky | Prospect Magazine | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
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Love this line

 

"a successful academic may be able to use his success to reach the general public on matters about which he is an idiot"


and this one...


"One is left with the feeling that Chomsky’s ever-increasingly triumphalistic rhetoric is inversely proportional to the actual empirical results that he can point to"

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Welcome to the divergence

Welcome to the divergence | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
I've been thinking a lot about convergence recently — the notion that more and more pieces of our lives will somehow be turned into software or consumed by a smartphone in some way. Convergence has...
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Why Are Corporations Hoarding Trillions?

Why Are Corporations Hoarding Trillions? | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
It's an economic mystery — but it might tell us something important about how C.E.O.s and investors think about the future.
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Should I be shocked that even very large and successful organizations are capable of acting stupidly? The world is effectively run by such people. Which leads me the thought that the guy with the power might not have it because he wields it properly. Whatever.

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Why Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Want Your Vote

Why Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Want Your Vote | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
On the road with a man so angry he scares Democrats, too.
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Gotta love this guy

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Featured Philosop-her: Lucy Allais

Featured Philosop-her: Lucy Allais | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
Lucy Allais is jointly appointed as professor of philosophy at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and Henry Allison Chair of the History of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. She has worked primarily on Kant’s theoretical philosophy, on which she has published a number of papers, and has a book on his…
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History Hoydens: Just How Tall Were People?

History Hoydens: Just How Tall Were People? | miscellaneous | Scoop.it
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1374893/English-head-shoulders-Scots-thanks-growing-wealth-south.html

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