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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It's a Hot One

It's gonna be a scorcher today in the Northeast. The humidity is already 92% and the temp is going to the mid-nineties. Summer's not officially here until 7:09 tonight but it's coming in on a blaze of fiery Heatmiserly stickiness. Happy Solstice. Cam sent me a Solstice greeting this morning with this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWrnTWeWz2s
So I had to send my very Summery response:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qfpgb62m1A

On to pondering material...
Info-mining is big business
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/technology/acxiom-the-quiet-giant-of-consumer-database-marketing.html?_

3 Scary Economists' Phrases
http://www.npr.org/2012/06/15/155030650/three-frightening-phrases-you-should-understand

Why smart people are stupid
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/frontal-cortex/2012/06/daniel-kahneman-bias-studies.html

Buddhism and science
http://bigthink.com/think-tank/how-buddhism-make-us-scientists?utm_

Lack of one protein= permanent viral infection
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-06-scientists-lack-protein-results-persistent.html

"How the 1% brainwashed the 99%"
http://www.salon.com/2012/06/14/weve_been_brainwashed/

Cool isn't cool anymore
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120607180110.htm

Caffeine could stave off Alzheimer's
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9313256/Three-cups-of-coffee-a-day-could-stave-off-Alzheimers-disease.html

Sugar addiction
http://bigthink.com/think-tank/sugar-is-like-heroin-how-to-cut-your-addiction?utm_

Dare Wright's Holiday for Edith and the Bears is now on Nook
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/holiday-for-edith-and-the-bears-dare-wright/1111529160?ean=9783943469226

Woohoo! Inbox clear, house closed up to stay cool, outside plants watered. I think I'll have some iced coffee and make those phone calls I've been putting off. Stay cool, everybody.

5 comments:

CarrieBoo said...

Oh wow, you've found some intriguing articles here (happily sipping my coffee)! Thanks!

It is so hot here, too. Melting!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

We are in the midst of a heat wave as well...AC is going...coffee is brewing...what? there's no sugar in the house? aaaaaaaaaaah
Keep cool girl.

Geo. said...

My summary response to your "Summery response": Carlos Santana, regional asset and national treasure, successfully distracted me from our thermometer --103. Thanks!

Austan said...

Boo- Drink lotsa water too. Coffee dehydrates!

Lawless- No sugar? That's not right!

Geo- 103! I thought we were bad at 94! The salt in my salt dish is like mush. Ach. I hate dog days. More Santana!

CarrieBoo said...

Finally worked my way through your list... :D A few days later.