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Olympic medal predictions

Sunday, August 5, 2012
Category: Sports

From isteve.blogspot.com.es

Most of the major sports in the world today were institutionalized by English-speakers. The Victorian Anglosphere had the right combination of eccentricity, cooperativeness, fair-play, and cultural prestige to impose their favorite games upon the world.

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Once the biggest source of social traffic on the web, StumbleUpon fights to stay relevant

Confirmed highly mobile-friendly site

Sunday, August 5, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.theverge.com

Why is it so tough for content discovery sites with loads of click-happy users to make money? Reddit spun out from parent company Conde Nast in September 2011 because the publisher couldn’t figure out how to monetize it.

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Trade-offs between inequality, productivity, and employment

Sunday, August 5, 2012
Category: Economics

From www.interfluidity.com

An important but sad reason why our requirement for wealth-as-insurance is insatiable is because insurance is often a zero-sum game. Consider a libertarian Titanic, whose insufficient number of lifeboat seats will be auctioned to the highest bidder in the event of a catastrophe.

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The Secret Online Weapons Store That′ll Sell Anyone Anything

Sunday, August 5, 2012
Category: Crime

From gizmodo.com

The Armory began as an offshoot of The Silk Road, notable as the Internet′s foremost open drug bazaar, where anything from heroin and meth to Vicodin and pot can be picked out and purchased like a criminal Amazon.

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‘Teach Your Children Well,’ by Madeline Levine

Sunday, August 5, 2012
Category: Parenting

From www.nytimes.com

These are parents who run themselves ragged with work and hyper-parenting, presenting an “eviscerated vision of the successful life” that their children are then programmed to imitate. They’re parents who are physically hyper-present but somehow psychologically M.

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