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Month: February 2021

Health 0

How I Fall Asleep Instantly, Night After Night

I was chatting with some friends during the UFC fight on Saturday, and they both mentioned the same problem. Neither could fall asleep for at least an hour, night after night. Many people I meet seem to have the same issue. They lay down, ready to get a good night’s rest, and wind up tossing and turning endlessly. Entirely too […]

Giving 0

How I Know The Need Out There Is Real

I was at the grocery store recently when the woman behind me in line tried to return a pair of hubcaps. There’s nothing wrong with them. I just need groceries more than I need hubcaps. That’s what she said. The hubcaps cost $14. Fourteen dollars was the difference between her eating or not eating. You may be picturing her in […]

Business 1

GameStop Tanked, So Wallstreetbets Is Moving to Pot Stocks. They’re Headed for Trouble.

Vice President Kamala Harris introduced a bill to decriminalize marijuana as a senator. GameStop was the darling of the merry band of traders on Reddit’s Wallstreetbets. Then this happened: Ouch. Now the community is looking for its next play. I nosed around the message board a little today to see what that might be. Wallstreetbets users are increasingly enthusiastic about […]

Science 0

Did You Know Dragonflies Can Do Backflips?

I came across this interesting new study today showing dragonflies can do backflips, even unconscious! They found that conscious dragonflies, when dropped from the upside-down position, somersaulted backwards to regain the rightside-up position. Dragonflies that were unconscious also completed the somersault, but more slowly. Check out the video below! I happened to be watching a wonderful David Attenborough documentary on […]

Books 0

What I Learned From James Watson, Co-Discoverer of the Structure of DNA

We wish to suggest a structure for the salt deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA). This structure has novel features which are of considerable biological interest. So begins the famous Nature paper by James Watson and Francis Crick, who discovered the structure of DNA in 1953. Their discovery revolutionized biology and won them both the Nobel Prize. I just finished reading Watson’s […]

Business 1

This One Trend is Driving Every Financial Market

Regardless of which market we look at, we see a similar trend: skyrocketing prices since the beginning of the pandemic. You can see this in the S&P 500, a broad measure of stocks: In commodities: In the increase in real estate prices and the corresponding decrease in capitalization rates (this chart is from Dallas…see similar trends in other cities in […]