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The End of History? by Noam Chomsky

The short, strange era of human civilization would appear to be drawing to a close.

“He always causes a stir whenever he goes out”

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15-year-old Fu Wengui of China has 10 vertebrae in his neck instead of the normal 7. Thanks to a Beijing-based charity, he will undergo surgery in hopes of reducing its length, which causes him nonstop pain and attention.

He Should Really Just Change His Name to “Data”

Nicholas Felton: A Quantified Life

Having Sex With Your Dead Grandmother In a Dream Will Cause Impotence, and in turn, Your Wife to Leave You

Luckily, this African witch doctor’s got the cure to bring your lady back.

 

Living on the Opposite Side of the Organizational Spectrum

Casey Neistat shows off his “Intuitive Categorization Method”

Fun Stuff…

Ebola: How the Virus Could Spread Beyond Africa

“Now is the time to go for it! Hardcore! Breathe in and suck it up and plow back in full-on!”

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Andrew W.K. is your new Life Coach

“Infinitude”

Paul Trillo’s new short film A Truncated Story of Infinity is a look at the endless amount of variations your day and life could have. Also, “Infinitude” is an amazing noun that is defined as “the state or quality of being infinite or having no limit.” Like Master P in space.

Putting the KEG in Kegel

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Men have apparently been neglecting to exercise their pelvic floor muscles aka “the area you sit on when you’re sitting on a horse.”

The $79 Road to Perfect Posture

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UpRight is a little device you wear on your lower back that monitors your vertebrae and gently vibrates when you’ve fallen out of good form. Apparently it only takes around a month to improve your posture, so in no time at all your slouching ass will be perked up and ready to take on the world.

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“How long can this go on?”

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Keeping track of supercentenarians, the oldest people in the world.

Wait, Whiskey Has Calories?

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Whether you’re using it at the bar or in the home kitchen, Vessyl is a smart cup that will track your liquid intake down to the brand and calorie, and then develop a custom hydration schedule so that you can fully take control of your liquid life.

High-Brow Tastes in a Low-Brow Place

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This chart from a 1949 issue of Life Magazine is everything.

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“There is no pleasure that I haven’t actually made myself sick on”

Wish you could say that again, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Here in the latest Blank on Blank, the late actor talks about happiness during an interview at the Rubin Museum of Art.

Morning Dose of the Motions

LOOP by Michal Socha

The Positive Experience Index

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All signs point to tropical Central and South America for the happiest day-to-day living, with Paraguay leading the world in positive emotions. Measuring whether people experienced “lots of enjoyment, laughing or smiling a lot, feeling well-rested, and being treated with respect” on the previous day, Gallup compiled all the “yes’s, si’s and oui’s” into a Positive Experience Index score for each country. At the bottom of list is Syria, a country with not a lot of happy moments right now.

 

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Understanding Population Pyramids

So many people on this tiny planet.

The (new) Oldest Man on Earth

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While it is a very tough title to keep, at 111 ¼ years old, Alexander Imich is currently the oldest man on earth. He was alive when the Wright brothers developed their flying machine.

photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Opening Your Mind, One Step at a Time

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Two separate articles from two different continents both promoting the positive effects that walking has on creativity. Now that the weather has finally turned nice, head outside, take a long stroll, and let your brain run wild.

art by Andrew Jeffrey Wright

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