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Overloaded: is there simply too much culture?
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With so much film, TV, music, books, streaming, games and podcasts easily available and vying for our attention, how can we absorb it all? And should we even try, asks Anne Helen Petersen

Criticism of democracy - Wikipedia
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..."an ignorant vote counts for the exact same as an informed vote. In order to be an informed voter one must have extensive knowledge of the candidate’s current and previous political beliefs/tendencies"

Thoughts: The seat
egypttales.com/2021/04/thoughts-sea… 
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Every day I visit the garden to touch this old seat to remember my memories with you on this old seat.

Thoughts: Near to the river
egypttales.com/2021/04/thoughts-nea… 
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Indeed I have many dreams and I think I need to live in many places at the same time I don’t know how but I think my soul does that

Why is laughter contagious?
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Contagious laughter reinforces social bonds via targeted endorphin release.

20-things no longer uses phone numbers

As previously announced, we are dropping this requirement.

Remove phone number requirement at signup?

It seem like more and more sites require this, should we think differently?

Where Are The Robotic Bricklayers?
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When researching construction, you invariably discover that any new or innovative idea has actually been tried over and over again, often stretching back decades. One of these new-but-actually-old ideas is the idea of a mechanical bricklayer, a machine to automate the construction of masonry walls.

Building a Vision of Life Without Work
livingafi.com/2015/03/09/building-a… 
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The number one question that people ask once you tell them you’re considering early retirement is:  What will you do with your time?

Survey Shows People No Longer Believe Working Hard Will Lead To A Better Life
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The 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer – now in its 20th year – has found many people no longer believe working hard will give them a better life.

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