Thursday, November 10, 2011

Informative Links

Your Own Worst Enemy: Getting Over Impostor Syndrome. (via Metafilter)

The U.S. Senate is Putting Millionaires Before Jobs.

Doolittle's Raid. America's first response to Pearl Harbor.

The Kathputli Colony is a community of performers: magicians, puppeteers, acrobats, and others that settled into an area in West Delhi about 50 years ago. But now the land has been sold to a developer who plans to bulldoze the slums and set up a shopping mall.

The Woman Who Bested the Men at Math.

The "Freshman 15" is mainly a myth -or a big fat lie. (via mental_floss)

Bill Gates Changes The World Again. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has gone through 25 billion dollars to not only get vaccines to children who need them, but to change the way that vaccines are developed, manufactured, and distributed globally. (via Not Exactly Rocket Science)

There are several reasons the value of diamonds may start to decline: African nations demanding a share of the wealth, new diamond sources opening around the world, the quality of modern man-made diamonds, and the reputation of the diamond trade. Now the Oppenheimer family is divesting themselves of the DeBeers company after 84 years, which could be the definitive omen that the diamond business is changing forever.

Ballet Shoes and Ballerinas as Technology: A History En Pointe. (via Boing Boing)

6 Most Badass Self-Inflicted Medical Experiments.

It's possible that the story of Snow White is based on historical people. Here are two possible inspirations.

What caused the financial crisis? The Big Lie goes viral. (via Metafilter)

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