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Employment by education level

Friday, July 20, 2012
Category: Education

From ow.ly

Graph showing the isolation of the current recession to those not holing college degrees.

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The golden rules of banking

Friday, July 20, 2012
Category: Finance

From www.economist.com

There is a survivorship bias in both fund management and trading. If your career starts with some bad losses, it will quickly come to an end. So, by definition, veteran traders will have had initial success.

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Walter Kirn: Confessions Of An Ex-Mormon

Friday, July 20, 2012
Category: Religion

From www.tnr.com

Headed home from a job-hunting trip to Blackfoot, Idaho, while changing planes in Salt Lake City, my father suffered a breakdown in the terminal. His haunted mind attacked itself, nearly paralyzing him at the gate.

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On the trail of the Piggyback Bandit

Friday, July 20, 2012
Category: Odd

From www.grantland.com

The Piggyback Bandit doesn′t make many appearances in his senior yearbook — until you flip to the photos of the sports teams. There, with the Vikings varsity soccer team, you can see Sherwin, almost invisible in the back left row.

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Memories Clutter Brain In Amnesia

Friday, July 20, 2012
Category: Science

From www.sciencenews.org

In a paradoxical twist, people with amnesia can get bogged down by too many memories. Unwanted, irrelevant information crowds in and prevents amnesiac patients from recognizing objects, scientists report in the July 12 Neuron.

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Assimilate Or Go Home: Dispatches from the Stateless Wanderers

Friday, July 20, 2012
Category: America

From www.mcsweeneys.net

DLM is a home-schooled pastor’s kid, a real life Bible-college educated evangelical in the middle of Portland, Oregon. Currently living in low-income housing with a bunch of Somali Bantu refugees, a husband, a baby, and a very cranky cat, DLM writes about her missionary dreams and cross-cultural schemes while ardently striving to put the “fun” in fundamentalism.

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50 Cents Per Rat

Friday, July 20, 2012
Category: Society

From www.mcsweeneys.net

Title says most of it.

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