The BSDM legacy of Gorean slaves
Warning: This article contains sexually explicit language. In 2006, U.K. police raided a home in the sleepy town of Darlington after being tipped off that a…
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“DENIAL” by M | The Casper Review
dont fall back asleep. dont use warm water in the shower; cold water induces non-shivering thermogenesis, which is good for metabolic and psychological health,…
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How Donald Trump Hypnotized Scott Adams
In August 2015 viewers of the first Republican primary debate could be forgiven for thinking that Donald Trump was finished. “You’ve called women you don’t like…
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This is what slavery looks like today, in the eyes of slavers – Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick | Aeon Essays
I liked Aanan as soon as I met him. My field notes read: ‘What a nice guy, you can just see from his face.’ Open-faced and conversational, he was enthusiastic…
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This city saw 26 opioid overdoses in less than four hours
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US life expectancy is below naive expectations mostly because it economically outperforms
In my prior few posts I made a strong case that the United States’ exceptionally high health care expenditures are well explained by its unusually high material…
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Politically Opinionated Products
I have noticed a feature in my use of digital products. As a single-player producer with an awareness of my own areas of expertise and learning interest, I like…
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Bourbon Crossing
Late one night, wandering drunk through the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, far from the cell towers and bright lights of Gatlinburg, Karim al-Marin tripped over…
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Rents in Megacities Can't Go Up Forever
As rents and home prices in the most productive megacities continue to climb, the obvious question is whether this is sustainable. Will New York, San Francisco…
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The Hand Work of the Footbound
Chinese women practiced footbinding for centuries—why is still too little understood. by LAUREL BOSSEN and HILL GATES Old woman in traditional clothes with…
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The Wall Street Informant Who Double-Crossed the FBI
On the night he cut a deal with the FBI, Guy Gentile was on his way to a Connecticut casino for his cousin’s bachelor party. He’d jetted up from the Bahamas,…
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The curious case of Gor and BDSM - The Black Pomegranate
Posted By on May 7, 2016 | Tarnsman of Gor The kinky world is multi-layered, with a multitude of traditions. Have you ever wondered what inspired many of the…
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We Are Not the World
Illustration: Doug Chayka Late on a Sunday evening a little more than a year ago, Marine Le Pen took the stage in a depressed working-class town in northern…
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Martin Wolf: The long and painful journey to world disorder
It is not true that humanity cannot learn from history. It can and, in the case of the lessons of the dark period between 1914 and 1945, the west did. But it…
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The Winter King of the Internet
On May 23, 1618, in Prague, three Catholics, named Slavata, Borzita, and Fabricius, got themselves thrown out of a window by a bunch of Protestants. That marked…
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Trolling Scholars Debunk the Idea That the Alt-Right’s Shitposters Have Magic Powers
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Inside Amazon’s Battle to Break Into the $800 Billion Grocery Market
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"The factories that built us closed in 2000. We stopped building people and started on computers in 2000."
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Politics, Detachment and the End of Earnest Discourse | RealClearPolitics
"The permanent digital footprint of even casual online discourse makes getting something wrong even more humiliating. As a result, the easy out is to cloak all comments in less sincere forms: jokes, irony, sardonic parody--aspects of language that fall short of earnest exchanges of ideas."
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A Top Adviser To Mike Pence Is An Investor In Favored Media Outlet
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Matt Drudge is mysteriously missing in action on the healthcare debate
An illustration of Matt Drudge. Mike Nudelman/Business Insider An authoritative voice on the right has been largely missing in action from the healthcare debate…
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P.A.R.A. II: Operations Manual – Praxis
3) Third, in order to achieve the goal of rapid project turnover, it is important that projects be stored all in one place . Just like if you want tasks to be…
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Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine
O pen your Facebook feed. What do you see? A photo of a close friend’s child. An automatically generated slide show commemorating six years of friendship…
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Adam Elkus: Technology and Policy: Farce and Tragedy
The Farce and the Tragedy of Tech and Policy There are currently a spate of stories about the various...odd characters backing Donald Trump. Many of them are…
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The Manhattan Project Fallacy
Google's DeepMind research outfit recently announced that it had defeated a world champion Go player with a new artificial intelligence system. This is an…
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Trump Diary 7: March 14, 2017 - Waggish
Donald Trump’s business pattern is to leave behind a burnt-out husk where a viable institution once stood. With the audacious but messy moves of the first month…
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Trump Diary 6: February 21, 2017 - Waggish
Milo Yiannopoulos’ fatal flaw was being English. I’ll explain. I’m breaking my No Milo policy because while I maintain that Milo Yiannopoulos functions as a…
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Confirmation Bias
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For a Modest Personality Trait, 'Intellectual Humility' Packs a Punch!
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The year in analytics
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Money, Malice, Mercers: The Megadonors Who Want To Blow Up The System
When politicians take money from megadonors, there are strings attached. But with the reclusive duo who propelled Trump into the White House, there’s a fuse.…
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Evernote, the first dead unicorn
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