Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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.
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).
There's a joke here somewhere.
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.
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:
I won't say anything bad about U of A law school. It does get awfully hot there, however.
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.”
I like showers. I take 2 a day, sometimes more. I bet these people smell pretty rank.
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.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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.