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12 fucking rules for success ~ image & text versions

It's like all the self-help bits of advice curated into one twelve item list...that repeats the f-word a lot. In case the title didn't give it away, NSFW due to language. I found this "12 fucking rules for success" image about a year ago and had forgotten about...

Which car brands are best according to mechanic Scotty Kilmer?

(Updated 11 October 2018 with Nissan section.) After binge-watching auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer's YouTube videos, I needed to record some of what I've learned about the various car brands. Scotty has over 50 years of experience as an independent mechanic, and he...

The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge by Mike Rowe is fantastic!

Mike Rowe's creed and philosophy is contained in The Sweat Pledge, which he has for sale as a poster on his Mike Rowe Works Foundation website. All proceeds go the foundation, which does a wonderful job (pun) promoting the dignity of work in general and work in the...

We are stardust…literally

Some think the seeds of life came from the Big Bang, but that misses a critical part of how the elements of life came to be.

You are my forever

At some point, while submariner Mikhail Averin waited at the bottom of the Bering Sea to be rescued, he wrote this short letter to his wife. No one has forever... But I wanted more. I wanted to give you more...more babies. Love our son and the baby for both of us....

Old insults with class ~ by redditor Jesse_James

Found this thread of old insults while browsing reddit post What old insults need to make a comeback? My favorite contribution was a long list of insults from famous politicians, authors and the like curated by redditor Jesse_James.

How to prevent Pyrex glass dish from exploding

Exploding Pyrex? I didn't realize this was a thing, but apparently it can be, particularly in the U.S. where Pyrex glass manufacturing ingredients are different for some reason (regulation?) from European products. Below is frugality guru Clark Howard's account of...

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With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach

With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach

I discovered this poem by William Stafford a few years before becoming a father. I remember it striking a chord in me then. I read the poem again after becoming a father...and by the last line I was weeping... With Kit, Age 7 at the Beach By William Stafford We would...

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Can you prove anything in science?

Below is the text of a comment I left on this YouTube video. My comment focuses on how Bananiac (and others) use the words "proven" or "caused by" when referring to scientific hypotheses. Technically speaking, scientists never "prove" anything with their research....

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Unconcerned about your losing your right to privacy?

  Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to day. ~ Edward Snowden Add this quote, which is controversially attributed...

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Marcus Aurelius quote about the gods – misattributed

Though this quote appears to be misattributed to Marcus Aurelius, it offers a lot to think about. Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If...

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Listen and you might learn something new ~ Dalai Lama

Nice point by the Dalai Lama. Not that speaking can or should be avoided entirely. Asking questions and sharing your views has tremendous value and is absolutely necessary for the "market of ideas" to work. Indeed, I think you can learn a lot in the process of trying...

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Douglas MacArthur explains why I’m feeling old

I'm intrigued how often I find the quotes of military leaders so meaningful. This one from Douglas MacArthur struck a chord; it addresses why I'm feeling so old right now 🙂 Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their...

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