Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Informative Links

Psychological research conducted in WEIRD nations may not apply to global populations. America is certainly WEIRD: Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic. (via Boing Boing)

Is the Mafia Dead? No, but it's not looking too healthy according to this article that I imagine took guts to write. (via Dark Roasted Blend)

The Best Movies Never Made. And that's probably for the best, as the concepts sound greater than the finished product could ever be.

The symbolism of historic icons usually gets simplified over the years, and often co-opted by groups with their own agendas. Along the way, the actual history gets lost, which is the point this Cracked article 8 Historic Symbols That Mean The Opposite of What You Think.

The (Very Profitable) Economics of Emissions. People know preventing pollution is the right thing to do, but they tend to do it only when there are financial incentives.

Immigrant farm workers challenge unemployed people to try farm labor. Especially those who claim undocumented workers are taking good jobs away from Americans. (via I Am Bored)

The Geek's Vacation Checklist
. Before you get away from it all, make sure you have take everything with you!

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