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How a Face Transplant Transformed a Young Woman’s Life
How a Transplanted Face Transformed Katie Stubblefield’s Life -- This story is difficult to look at. Yet we are asking you to go on the remarkable journey of how a young woman received a face transplant because it reveals something profound about our humanity. Our face conveys who we are, telegraphing a kaleidoscope of emotions. via Pocket on August 19, 2018 at 04:18PM
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august 2018 by dueyfinster
I’m a very slow thinker | Derek Sivers
I’m a very slow thinker -- When a friend says something interesting to me, I usually don’t have a reaction until much later. When someone asks me a deep question, I say, “Hmm. I don’t know.” The next morning, I have an answer. via Pocket on August 13, 2018 at 10:00AM
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august 2018 by dueyfinster
How a Hacker Proved Cops Used a Secret Government Phone Tracker to Find Him - POLITICO Magazine
How a Hacker Proved Cops Used a Secret Government Phone Tracker to Find Him -- On a warm summer’s day in 2008, police spotted a man walking outside his apartment in Santa Clara, California, one of the many bedroom communities spread across Silicon Valley. via Pocket on July 08, 2018 at 11:18AM
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july 2018 by dueyfinster
Tony Connelly: The Chequers die is cast
Tony Connelly: The Chequers die is cast -- The Chequers die is cast. Theresa May faced down the hardliners during a day of drama, but the anticipated purge of recalcitrant hardliners did not come to pass. The three page agreement, as such, does its best keep both sides on board. via Pocket on July 08, 2018 at 08:47AM
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july 2018 by dueyfinster
If plastic replaces cash, much that is good will be lost | Aeon Essays
In praise of cash -- I recently found myself facing a vending machine in a quiet corridor at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. I was due to speak at a conference called ‘Reinvent Money’ but, suffering from jetlag and exhaustion, I was on a search for Coca-Cola. via Pocket on April 04, 2017 at 11:54AM
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march 2018 by dueyfinster
Men and the Manufacturing Decline - The Atlantic
When Factory Jobs Vanish, Men Become Less Desirable Partners -- Declines in manufacturing employment are shaping the structure of the American family. In many small towns across the country, there aren’t very many good jobs these days. Once there were factories that employed millions and paid decent wages. via Pocket on April 04, 2017 at 11:54AM
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march 2018 by dueyfinster
Why everything might have taken so long | Meteuphoric
Why everything might have taken so long -- I asked why humanity took so long to do anything at the start, and the Internet gave me its thoughts. Here is my expanded list of hypotheses, summarizing from comments on the post, here, and here. via Pocket on January 31, 2018 at 08:46AM
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march 2018 by dueyfinster
Warren Buffett's "2 List" Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities
Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities -- With well over 50 billion dollars to his name, Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among the wealthiest people in the world. Out of all the investors in the 20th century, Buffett was the most successful. via Pocket on March 08, 2018 at 08:43AM
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march 2018 by dueyfinster
The power of lonely - The Boston Globe
The power of lonely -- You hear it all the time: We humans are social animals. We need to spend time together to be happy and functional, and we extract a vast array of benefits from maintaining intimate relationships and associating with groups. Collaborating on projects at work makes us smarter and more creative. via Pocket on January 15, 2017 at 05:03PM
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march 2018 by dueyfinster
Separating Programming Sheep from Non-Programming Goats
Separating Programming Sheep from Non-Programming Goats -- A bunch of people have linked to this academic paper, which proposes a way to separate programming sheep from non-programming goats in computer science classes – long before the students have ever touched a program or a programming language: All teachers of programming find that their results disp via Pocket on April 04, 2017 at 10:51AM
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march 2018 by dueyfinster
People leave managers, not companies. Don't let that manager be you. - Inside Intercom
People leave managers, not companies. Don’t let that manager be you. -- Do people really leave managers, rather than companies? And if so, how do you fix the problem? The data suggests bad management is a real and significant issue. According to a study by Gallup, one in two people admitted to having left a job to get away from a bad manager. via Pocket on January 29, 2018 at 05:21PM
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march 2018 by dueyfinster
Ask Polly: ‘Why Am I So Lazy?’
‘Why Am I So Lazy?’ -- Why am I so lazy? As long as I can remember, I’ve always done as little as possible to still get the job done, to still get the A, to get the extra credit and be the teacher’s pet. via Pocket on January 31, 2018 at 08:25AM
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march 2018 by dueyfinster
A Career Cold Start Algorithm
A Career Cold Start Algorithm -- Several times in my career, I’ve joined a team whose work was already well under way, where I had a massive knowledge deficit, and didn’t have pre-existing relationships. None of those excuses relieved me from the pressure I felt to establish myself and contribute. via Pocket on March 12, 2018 at 08:18PM
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march 2018 by dueyfinster
BBC - Future - The dangerous downsides of perfectionism
The dangerous downsides of perfectionism -- In one of my earliest memories, I’m drawing. I don’t remember what the picture is supposed to be, but I remember the mistake. My marker slips, an unintentional line appears and my lip trembles. The picture has long since disappeared. via Pocket on March 07, 2018 at 08:11AM
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march 2018 by dueyfinster
Let’s have no managers, instead of managers with no engineering experience
Let’s have no managers, instead of managers with no engineering experience -- Over the course of my career as a developer I’ve been involved in a bad management situation more than once. I don’t mean where a manager is bad in the way where they’re simply just not nice. via Pocket on March 07, 2018 at 08:17AM
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march 2018 by dueyfinster
You Should Work Less Hours—Darwin Did
Darwin Was a Slacker and You Should Be Too -- When you examine the lives of history’s most creative figures, you are immediately confronted with a paradox: They organize their lives around their work, but not their days. via Pocket on March 31, 2017 at 08:53PM
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february 2018 by dueyfinster
Reality has a surprising amount of detail
Reality has a surprising amount of detail -- My dad emigrated from Colombia to North America when he was 18 looking looking for a better life. For my brother and I that meant a lot of standing outside in the cold. via Pocket on January 31, 2018 at 08:46AM
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february 2018 by dueyfinster
Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology | The New Yorker
Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology. -- On August 19, 2009, Tommy Davis, the chief spokesperson for the Church of Scientology International, received a letter from the film director and screenwriter Paul Haggis. via Pocket on April 04, 2017 at 10:50AM
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january 2018 by dueyfinster

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