“Everyone is my teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I’m learning from them, yet I bow deeply in gratitude.”—Eric Allen (via raychillster)
An early and relatively comprehensive review of Electric Lady essentially praised the album and the artist for gumption but criticized what might be called the album’s sonic “extraness” and the supposed disconnect between the album’s sounds and its concepts. Jody Rosen argues that, “in…
“…just about everyone except Republican men believes that the lowest-paid workers deserve a raise. And they’re right. We should raise the minimum wage, now.”—Paul Krugman, at the New York Times (via thesmithian)
Sometimes I dream that I can share my view of the world with you like a web conference, beyond my desktop, where the best I can do is an excel window and a scatter-chart trend change in aggregate and enumerated happiness plotted against instances of our interactions.
I don’t understand why people think that claiming to be a victim to human nature will excuse them of their wrongdoings. “it’s human nature to lie” “it’s human nature to cheat” “it’s human nature to do xyz” but we’re all human, and yet you’re using that as some kind of special excuse to atone for your behavior instead of admitting your fault. is accountability really that frightening? I don’t understand it
“The lifelong relationships of education and its correlates with health and longevity are striking,” the article said. “Education exerts its direct beneficial effects on health through the adoption of healthier lifestyles, better ability to cope with stress, and more effective management of chronic diseases. However, the indirect effects of education through access to more privileged social position, better-paying jobs, and higher income are also profound.”—Education: A Predictor of Longer Life - Yahoo! News (via infoneer-pulse)