I really like Facebook. And Twitter. And Google Talk. And LinkedIn. And Tumblr. And, to a much lesser extent, MySpace. The problem is that they all have statuses that require updating. I certainly don’t have the time or patience to constantly update the status at each site. I’ve also been unable to update my Facebook […]
Today I pulled out the older part of my Playboy magazine collection. Kirsten needed two specific articles from the 1970s for an essay she’s writing for her sociology course. Skye and I laid them out on the table in chronological order, took a few pictures, then boxed them back up.
How to Save New Brain Cells Tracey J. Shors, Scientific American, March 2009, p47 In this fascinating article, professor of psychology at Rutgers University’s Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Tracey J. Shors, discusses her findings from experiments to determine when and how neurons are produced and cared for. It turns out that we either use our […]
How the Crash Will Reshape America Richard Florida, The Atlantic, March 2009, p44 The economic recession in which we currently find ourselves is the result of bad public policy and an embarrassing culture of greed, consumption and self. Hopefully we will learn from our folly and reshape a better America. The effect on population distribution […]
Playboy posts steep loss, will consider company sale Franklin Paul, Reuters, February 18, 2009 The company, which posted a net loss in each quarter of 2008, also said it would be open to discussions about an outright sale of the company, or changes in the strategic direction of the flagship Playboy Magazine. As a longtime […]
China’s artificially induced snow closes 12 highways Scientific American, February 19, 2009 Hebei got its first heavy snow of this year on Wednesday. The provincial weather bureau said that snow too was “enhanced” by artificial seeding. “The snow has brought moisture to the soil, which may help end the drought,” Guo Yingchun, a senior engineer […]
Raising Kids in the City or the Suburbs? Lisa Belkin, Motherlode, NY Times, February 19, 2009 When my children were young and we had just moved to a house in the suburbs, friends would come up and visit from the city. They would sit on the porch, or push their children on our swing set, […]