Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Anonymous S.F. cash dropper has ‘no plans to stop soon’ - SFGate Blog

The anonymous man who has been dropping wads of cash around San Francisco has been busy this weekend, and apparently has no plans to stop anytime soon.

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FBI looking for Arizona women performing illegal butt-enhancement injections | Fox News

The FBI is currently trying to locate Ivonne Clarisa Ceballos Tapia and Perla Guadalupe Rubio Prado. The two women are accused of performing illegal buttock injections with polyacrylamide hydrogel, a watery gel not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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There's a joke here somewhere.

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Vancouver teacher had children 'pay to potty' | www.kirotv.com

A substitute is teaching the third-grade class while the teacher is under investigation.

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Not getting incentives quite right.

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The Value of College: It’s Not Just Correlation - NYTimes.com

Fortunately, a large amount of economic research has attempted to make this comparison. And the results point overwhelmingly in one direction: College brings a large return to the vast majority of students who attend it.

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Discount accordingly.

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TaxProf Blog: Arizona Law School Cuts Nonresident Tuition by 30% (on Top of 2013's 8% Cut); Takes Aim at Arizona State, California Law Schools

Arizona Daily Star, UA Law School to Undercut Peers With Deep Tuition Discounts:

Arizona LogoThe University of Arizona’s law school is turning up the heat on its competitors as demand for traditional law degrees continues to dwindle.

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I won't say anything bad about U of A law school. It does get awfully hot there, however.

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The Polarized Court - NYTimes.com

“Polarization is higher than at any time I’ve ever seen as a citizen or studied as a student of politics,” said Kay L. Schlozman, a political scientist at Boston College.

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When the right exists, that's polarization.

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My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment - NYTimes.com

In the last few years, the microbiome (sometimes referred to as “the second genome”) has become a focus for the health conscious and for scientists alike. Studies like the Human Microbiome Project, a national enterprise to sequence bacterial DNA taken from 242 healthy Americans, have tagged 19 of our phyla (groupings of bacteria), each with thousands of distinct species. As Michael Pollan wrote in this magazine last year: “As a civilization, we’ve just spent the better part of a century doing our unwitting best to wreck the human-associated microbiota. . . . Whether any cures emerge from the exploration of the second genome, the implications of what has already been learned — for our sense of self, for our definition of health and for our attitude toward bacteria in general — are difficult to overstate.”

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I like showers. I take 2 a day, sometimes more. I bet these people smell pretty rank.

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How Wall Street recruits so many insecure Ivy League grads - Vox

Kevin Roose is a New York magazine writer and author of the book "Young Money," in which he follows eight young Wall Street recruits through their first few years as investment bankers. The result is a searing portrait of confused kids getting what they thought they wanted and, in most cases, finding themselves truly miserable, and even a little broken by the experience. With graduation season upon us, I asked Roose to explain why so many kids who could seemingly do anything choose to work 120-hour weeks at investment banks.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Little Children and Already Acting Mean - WSJ.com

Children still in kindergarten or even younger form cliques and intentionally exclude others, say psychologists and educators who are increasingly noticing the behavior and taking steps to curb it.

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WaPo columnist: Let’s blame Judd Apatow for Santa Barbara massacre « Hot Air

In the wake of mass murders, the media produces some wild and ludicrous fantasies that usually — and not coincidentally — revolve around the hobby horses of the analysts. The Washington Post offered an excellent example of this over the weekend, when Ann Hornaday argued that the real culprit for Eliot Rodger’s murder spree was … Judd Apatow, James Bond, and a bad Robert Downey flick that probably only Hornaday remembers.

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