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Break Up Week 2: Dry the Rain

Last week moved at a glacial pace. This week is tense. Still, anything can happen.

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fastcompany:

Using modern technology like fMRI scans, scientists have developed a more thorough understanding of what’s taking place in our brains when we meditate, kind of similar to how scientists have previously looked at measuring creativity in our brains.

The overall difference is that our brains stop processing information as actively as they normally would. We start to show a decrease in beta waves, which indicate that our brains are processing information, even after a single 20-minute meditation session if we’ve never tried it before.”

This is your brain on meditation

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theweekmagazine:

Today is the 20th anniversary of The X-Files' premiere! Here is how Mulder and Scully revolutionized television forever.

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

Yes, as a matter of fact I did recently stumble upon Twisted Sifter. Interestingly enough, I also just remembered I have a Tumblr account to share/store random stuff like this …

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ways to make your first world life easier

A pretty old post from Twister Sifter:

Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before.

Most of these came from a great post on tumblr. There is also a great subreddit ‘r/lifehacks‘ with some fantastic tips as well.

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So I’m trying to write a story and need to get some information from our friends in the intelligence community. One agency writes back that they just don’t talk about how they spend taxpayer money on contracts. Great, thanks. But here’s how you really know there won’t be any information coming your way — you can’t even leave a message. Another agency I called didn’t even answer their public affairs line and the voice-mailbox is full. Grand! Assuming they weren’t going to answer my questions anyway, I guess you could call that efficiency …

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I think I know what my first drink of the evening will be. Bottom’s up.
Mother Jones:

Five Ways to Sip a Cocktail and Save the World
From a White Russian that puts kids through school and combats cancer, to a sangria that builds an internet cafe and buys books, MJ intern Jaeah Lee has everything you need to know about fair-trade liquors.

I think I know what my first drink of the evening will be. Bottom’s up.

Mother Jones:

Five Ways to Sip a Cocktail and Save the World

From a White Russian that puts kids through school and combats cancer, to a sangria that builds an internet cafe and buys books, MJ intern Jaeah Lee has everything you need to know about fair-trade liquors.

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Getting ready to go out by watching an episode of Bob’s Burgers. I know I’m odd. But it pays off: “When I die I want you to cremate me and throw my ashes in Tom Selleck’s face.”

Getting ready to go out by watching an episode of Bob’s Burgers. I know I’m odd. But it pays off: “When I die I want you to cremate me and throw my ashes in Tom Selleck’s face.”