Pseudo Random News and Comment

UPDATE: The Keret House – The World’s Skinniest House – Actually Built  5′ at the widest. Housewarming party had to be held outside.

Why I stopped blogging.  The man who got me noticed calls it a day. When I quit I’ll link to this again because it already sounds so familiar.

How a Google Headhunter’s E-Mail Unraveled a Massive Net Security Hole Funny tale of serendipity.

How Team Obama Justifies the Killing of a 16-Year-Old American If they can justify that, what can’t be justified? I’m guessing it’s a very short list, perhaps blank.

Generational Wealth And Upward Mobility Has an interesting list of what it takes to be [upper] middle class. More income won’t necessarily fix some of them, and most have been made more difficult as the result of decades of inflation.

72% of Facebook users would rather have fake friends than no friends. But don’t the young favor quantity over quality in everything?

Partial sleep deprivation linked to obesity A particularly timely reminder after last night.

Grandmas made humans live longer All of the wonders of modern civilization depend on the division of labor and saving. Grandma facilitated both. Plus, freed from the daily need to impose discipline on your unruly ass, she could spoil you rotten.

Seasonally Affective Investing Disorder Be careful, it’s that time of year again.

Herbal and dietary supplements can adversely affect prescribed drugs says extensive review Flaxseed one of the biggest culprits.

Probiotics are found to be a secret weapon for fighting symptoms of the common cold in college students Say hello to your little friends.

The Placebo Gene? May also mean randomized trials aren’t as random as they should be.

Time for bulls to throw in the towel?  Seems to be a greater divergence of opinion lately. Some are predicting major cyclical corrections, others aren’t. Such confusion is the stuff from which tops are made.

Famous ‘door-in-the-face’ persuasion strategy results in verbal, but not behavioral compliance, study finds Revise your manipulative tactics accordingly.

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