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The Case For A 21-Hour Work Week

The Case For A 21-Hour Work Week | Human Condition | Scoop.it
It would create jobs and stop the unsustainable cycle of rampant consumerism. Sure, it would also require a wholesale reordering of our economy, but that might happen whether we like it or not.

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Open WhisperSystems >> Blog >> They Live

Open WhisperSystems >> Blog >> They Live | Human Condition | Scoop.it
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More great material from Moxie about culture and privacy.

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People Can Be Convinced They Committed a Crime That Never Happened - Association for Psychological Science

People Can Be Convinced They Committed a Crime That Never Happened - Association for Psychological Science | Human Condition | Scoop.it
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Hotter Than Lava

Every day, cops toss dangerous military-style grenades during raids, with little oversight and horrifying results.
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How do we end this?

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How a $47 Shrimp Treadmill Became a $3-Million Political Plaything – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize

Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Police officers and prosecutors give tips on civil asset forfeiture, the practice allowing the government, without ever filing a criminal charge, to seize property believed to have ties to crime, in seminars across the country.
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Why the public apology is a tool of the powerful – Nick Smith – Aeon

Why the public apology is a tool of the powerful – Nick Smith – Aeon | Human Condition | Scoop.it
No longer the hardest word, a public apology is now the defence strategy of the rich and powerful. Can it still do good?
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The Ghost of Invention: A Visit to Bell Labs | WIRED

The Ghost of Invention: A Visit to Bell Labs | WIRED | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Whatever happened to Bell Labs, which was once the hallmark of invention? The famed author Douglas Coupland investigates.
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Can Mindfulness Help Stop Substance Abuse?

Can Mindfulness Help Stop Substance Abuse? | Human Condition | Scoop.it
About half of substance abusers who enter treatment use again within a year. Can it help to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness?
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How Gangs Took Over Prisons

How Gangs Took Over Prisons | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Originally formed for self-protection, prison gangs have become the unlikely custodians of order behind bars—and of crime on the streets.
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Trade your gun for milk: enter the scarcity games – Will Wiles – Aeon

Trade your gun for milk: enter the scarcity games – Will Wiles – Aeon | Human Condition | Scoop.it
A new wave of videogames offers lessons in powerlessness, scarcity and inevitable failure. What makes them so compelling?
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The Ronco Principle

"In almost every domain there are advantages to seeming good. It makes people trust you. But actually being good is an expensive way to seem good. To an amoral person it might seem to be overkill."

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To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This | Human Condition | Scoop.it
What happens if you decide that falling in love is not something that happens to you, but something that you do?
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The questions reminded me of the infamous boiling frog experiment in which the frog doesn’t feel the water getting hotter until it’s too late. With us, because the level of vulnerability increased gradually, I didn’t notice we had entered intimate territory until we were already there, a process that can typically take weeks or months.

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Getting Better at Getting Better

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Athletic performance is freakishly high. Manufacturing quality is off the charts. Now for the bad news. James Surowiecki on the improvability era.
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FBI's "Suicide Letter" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance

FBI's "Suicide Letter" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance | Human Condition | Scoop.it
The New York Times has published an unredacted version of the famous “suicide letter” from the FBI to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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GM's hit and run: How a lawyer, mechanic, and engineer blew open the worst auto scandal in history

GM's hit and run: How a lawyer, mechanic, and engineer blew open the worst auto scandal in history | Human Condition | Scoop.it
As the sun was setting on a stormy Georgia day, Brooke Melton was 30 miles outside of Atlanta in her Chevy Cobalt. It was March 10, 2010, her birthday, and the 29-year-old pediatric nurse was on he...
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How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri

How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri | Human Condition | Scoop.it
How one 13-year-old boy with autism became B.F.F.'s with Apple's Siri
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Doctors Tell All—and It’s Bad

Doctors Tell All—and It’s Bad | Human Condition | Scoop.it
A crop of books by disillusioned physicians reveals a corrosive doctor-patient relationship at the heart of our health-care crisis.  
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Loyalty Nearly Killed My Beehive - Issue 16: Nothingness - Nautilus

Loyalty Nearly Killed My Beehive - Issue 16: Nothingness - Nautilus | Human Condition | Scoop.it
Some time ago I read a short story by Roald Dahl called “Royal Jelly.” It’s the tale of a father desperately searching for ways…
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Effect of Compassion Meditation on Neuroendocrine, Innate Immune and Behavioral Responses to Psychosocial Stress

Effect of Compassion Meditation on Neuroendocrine, Innate Immune and Behavioral Responses to Psychosocial Stress | Human Condition | Scoop.it
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