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Is our relentless quest for economic growth killing the planet? — New Statesman
Scientific models predict that if humanity doesn’t switch relatively soon to an alternate system of exchange, it is doomed.

 

 

 

Well, probably not the entire human race would go extinct— just most of it. 



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While such a schedule might indeed be healthier, and questionably better for economic productivity, blog correspondent Sasha Vartelskaya, who brought this story to FWIW’s attention, exclaims: “Kakoi-to ujas! [Horrific!] Soon there might not be anything pleasant left in the world…”

 

Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 4.44.07 PMSpain, Land of Siestas and 10 PM Dinners, Asks if It’s Time to Reset the Clock — NY Times

A pro-efficiency movement is pushing Spain, with its long siestas and late nights, to reset its clock to align the country with the rest of Europe’s 9-to-5 schedule and become more productive. 

 

 

 

 



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Moby prefers LAMusician Moby Favors Los Angeles: Here’s Why — Guardian UK 
“Moby: I left New York for LA because creativity requires the freedom to fail. New York is about success. Maybe that’s why it’s no longer the world’s cultural capital. . .”

 



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note taking by pen vs computerNote-taking by Hand versus by Laptop – Huffington Post
“Two Princeton University psychological scientists wondered if laptops, despite their plusses, might lead to a shallower kind of cognitive processing, and to lower quality learning. They decided to test the old and the new in a head-to-head contest.”



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consciousness is a state of matterWhy Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas – Medium.com
“A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of consciousness in concrete mathematical terms for the first time.”



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timeline of far futureTimeline of the Universe — BBC Future
“What do we expect will happen in one thousand years time? Or one million years? Or even one billion?” Mulling over this projected timeline by BBC Future inevitably puts one’s current concerns into perspective. 

 



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Screen Shot 2013-12-27 at 4.21.08 PMLife of solitude: A loneliness crisis is looming — Globe and Mail
Too many among us never pine for peace and quiet, because that’s all we ever get. 

 

 

 



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