Compared to psychology, economics is probably pretty good: "Indeed, much of what we 'know' in psychology seems to be false."
The author has a book he's trying to sell, so this probably needs to be viewed cautiously. But it probably shouldn't be, at least for now, ignored, either.
Those stars may be dead, but they know not to cross Big Al.
A reference to Yogi Berra's wisdom will always stop me.
The worker had been completing a shift change at the time of the alert and, according to the Washington Post, was using a drop-down menu that gave two similar options: “Test missile alert” and “Missile alert.” Instead of selecting a system test, the worker sent a real alert.
UPDATE. Jason Kottke think so, too: "Bad design in action: the false Hawaiian ballistic missile alert".
Offered without comment.
Apparently, there's not a heck of a lot you can do except stay away from people who have it.
Pro tip: when you, for a long time, spend money you don't have, sooner or later things will get very ugly.
When Phil Murphy becomes New Jersey’s 56th governor on Tuesday, he’ll face a stark choice: Ship all new tax dollars to the state pension fund and freeze all other outlays — or sit back and watch the fund head to collapse.
Rumors persist that Amazon wants to enter health care big time. I say bring it on.
Greg Gutfeld takes advantage of the Net.
"A strange diet is designed to slow aging by mimicking fasting — but you can eat normally most of the time"
Of course a lot more testing on a lot more people needs to be done. But still, it's an interesting idea.
More: "He wants to sell you a $300 ‘fasting diet’ to prolong your life. It might not be as crazy as it sounds."
How ironic: the community organizer is now strongly opposed by his community.
"There has always been hypocrisy in politics and government. But several cities in California may be taking that standard to a new level when it comes to their supposed battle against climate change."
Link courtesy of Michael Greenspan.
I presume that a phrase like "master plan" is supposed to be at least a little scary. I'm not scared.
Interesting column by Ivan Maisel of ESPN about a city "gaga" for college football.
"How would you rank all colonial empires from the most inhumane to the most humane in its treatment of conquered peoples and why?"
A few Quora-ites discuss this gross but interesting topic.
It's a great voice and those Arby's commercials are, once again, really good.
A list that does a good job of getting the "best" right.
Link via Michael Greenspan.
"The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world."
Developed at the University of Connecticut, give it 13 pieces of information and it purports to tell you how many years of healthy life you have left.
A reminiscence of a man's youth that has an unexpected punch at the end.
I was thinking "Boom!!" but here are some additional details.
My experience is consistent with the finding. (Aka "Usually be wary of the short line.")
As is often the case in manmade disasters there were a number of unusual factors interacting.