Pseudo Random News and Comment

US Student Debt Almost Tripled Between 2004 And 2012  Regardless whether it still pays to go to college, flat to falling median real incomes mean the ROI is necessarily dropping like a rock. The education industry is heading for some radical changes, completely unprepared and dragged kicking and screaming.

Everrnote Forces Password Reset for 50M Users The cloud seems to have this type of bad weather rather frequently.

What if Money Was No Object? Well, what are you waiting for?

Researchers dispell the myth of altruism and generosity surrounding Mother Teresa  Again my cynicism comes up short: “There is something beautiful in seeing the poor accept their lot, to suffer it like Christ’s Passion. The world gains much from their suffering,” was her reply to criticism, cites the journalist Christopher Hitchens. Nevertheless, when Mother Teresa required palliative care, she received it in a modern American hospital.

What Is the Difference between Investing and Speculation? (via AR)  I consider everything in life speculation and solve the debate that way. All choices and actions are attempts to create a better, yet unavoidably uncertain, future. Some are in the markets, some aren’t, all are inherently speculative. That consistency of approach is apparently rather feminine according to this: Men, women evaluate losses differently in mating contexts, researcher says Women tend to be consistent in risk aversion across contexts, while men let chasing that hot piece of tail mess with their minds. Probably one of the reasons women tend to do better in the market.

How We Manage Large Declines Another rule to test!

Pregnancy permanently changes foot size Your suspicions have been confirmed, joining waistlines and bank accounts in the list of damages.

‘Where you’re treated matters’ in terms of cancer survival As much as I despise evidence based medicine, there still needs to be good reason for departures and variations. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to travel the country to receive state of the art treatment.

A better bone marrow transplant: Preventing graft-versus-host disease Promising approach, though still focused on T-cells.

Irreversible Renal Damage after Transient Renin-Angiotensin System Stimulation: Involvement of an AT1-Receptor Mediated Immune Response Very interesting immunological effects from losartan.

Running, even in excess, doesn’t lead to more osteoarthritis and hip replacements But there’s still plantar fascitis.


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