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7/25/10 / Naga

Overwhelmed by choice An edited version of a proposal for study I wrote up for a Ph.D. program I applied to (and didn’t get in to): To keep track or not…that is the question There’s a part of me that wants to record things, like the books I’ve read and when (which I do record), [...]

What makes a marriage work

According to the Aussies, the following factors decide whether a marriage works or not: A husband who is nine or more years older than his wife is twice as likely to get divorced, as are husbands who get married before they’re 24 One-fifth of couples that have children before marriage separate, versus 9% of couples [...]

7:51 AM / Darpa

7:51 AM It’s a few years old, but the research says that 63% of Americans believe that “humans and other animals have either always existed in their present form or have evolved over time under the guidance of a supreme being…” In other words, they don’t accept Darwin’s theory of evolution. In an article in [...]

12/14/08 / Strata

8:00 PM Reading this book (below), I realize that every life-planning/goal-management system has for its foundation a picture of the future.  If you don’t know what you want, any and all of these systems are useless to you (I know, because I’ve tried several of them).  The system in Take Back Your Life!, for example, [...]

12/05/08 / Mind

8:10 PM The film explores the human proclivity to ask "why" at all junctures of life, and the ramifications of that one little question. I’m reminded of Mirza Ghalib and his immortal question: युन होता तो क्या होता 11:43 AM Happiness is contagious: study says: The same team that demonstrated obesity and smoking spread in [...]

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