Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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5 Worries Parents Should Drop, And 5 They Shouldn’t. The real odds of what terrible things could happen are quite different from the horror stories you see on the news. (via Metafilter)

South Pole Traditions. If you ever get a chance to go to Antarctica, you’ll want to experience all the ice cold, weird milestones you can.

Humans use optical illusions to sell products or entertain ourselves, but we aren’t the only ones to use them. Male bowerbirds use forced perspective deliberately to impress lady birds.

Five Lessons in Grammar. A grammarian helps you with those nagging writing choices you aren’t quite sure about.

The 50 Best Blogs for Geography Geeks. (via Metafilter)

FarmVillains. How Zynga stole an idea, addicted millions of users, and profited greatly.

Some say bypassing a higher education is smarter than paying for a degree. If enough people begin to bypass college, the astronomical price may start to come down.

We've known for a hundred years that cars produce deadly carbon monoxide, yet people still die from breathing air poisoned by internal combustion engines. Don't wait until it's too late to learn that lesson. (via Not Exactly Rocket Science)

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