Archive for March, 2019

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How to handle competitors

How to handle the stress of business competition. Take a step back so you stay sane while beating competitors.

https://www.julian.com/blog/business-competition

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Don't let your anger persist

Recognize when to stop being angry so you don't lose the people you care about. Anger must be kept self-contained.

https://www.julian.com/blog/annoyed

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Meet Lazarus Lake, the Man Behind the Barkley Marathons | Outside Online

Gary Cantrell, a.k.a. Lazarus Lake, has been running ultra distances since before ultrarunning was even a thing.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2392166/barkely-marathons-lazarus-lake

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The Secrets of Pitching’s Outlaws - The New York Times

Pitchers have used all sorts of tricks to adulterate balls and make their jobs easier. These days, though, it’s harder to create the necessary mess.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/sports/baseball/pitching.html

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Three Quiet Brothers on Long Island, All of Them Related to Hitler - The New York Times

Three Long Island brothers who prefer not to be identified are last remaining members of Adolf Hitler's paternal bloodline; their father was William Patrick Hitler, son of Alois Hitler Jr, Adolf Hitler's half-brother; despite efforts to live quietly, brothers face limelight as new play Little Willy, based on their father's life, opens in Manhattan; photos (M)

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/24/nyregion/three-quiet-brothers-on-long-island-all-of-them-related-to-hitler.html#

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40. LONG ISLAND ICED TEA: 1972 - Letters and Liquor

While drunkenness has been part of cocktail culture since the days of spruce beer and toddy sticks, the Dark Ages embraced it with an openness not found in...

https://lettersandliquor.com/40-LONG-ISLAND-ICED-TEA-1972

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Investors

Investors, man. So many of them. Investors, man. So many of them. Investors, man. So many of them...

https://www.julian.com/blog/investors

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A Billion Pockets, Y’all – 500ish Words

I believe I’ve seen every single Apple event over the past decade-plus. Yesterday’s was without question the weirdest I’ve ever seen. So weird that I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. Twitter…

https://500ish.com/apple-unveils-the-ifawn-11c00912a686

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How to punctuate

The complete rules of punctuation: Learn where to place quotes, understand when to use a comma, and differentiate between colons and semicolons.

https://www.julian.com/blog/punctuation

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Only The Rich Are Poisoned: The Preference of Others

[Chapter from Skin in the Game] The salesman is the boss — How to drink poison — Advertising and manipulation When people get rich, they shed their skin-in-the game driven experiential mechanism…

https://medium.com/incerto/only-the-rich-are-poisoned-the-preference-of-others-c35ddf65cf68

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For Sale: This Massive, Obsessive and (Probably) Obsolete VHS Boxing Archive - The New York Times

Forty years of boxing matches — as many as 55,000 individual fights — have been painstakingly preserved in a video archive. In the age of YouTube and cloud storage, is it worth anything?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/22/nyregion/boxing-vhs-archive.html

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@stephaniemalley: Mr. T became a banana! A huge thank you to all who donated to Pennies for Patients!! We are members of the hero squ… https://t.co/OG59D06TOh favorite

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Another tax on the poor: Surrendering privacy for survival

Americans at the lower end of the economic ladder suffer from an ever-growing privacy divide, impacting more than just their personal dignity and autonomy.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90317495/another-tax-on-the-poor-surrendering-privacy-for-survival

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You're not poor. You're broke | Life and style | The Guardian

My heart breaks when my friends conflate the two terms: understanding the difference between ‘broke’ and ‘poor’ is the first step toward building a more equitable society

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/mar/12/poor-broke-difference-poverty-inequality-society

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Before the Internet | The New Yorker

Before the Internet, you would just sit in an armchair with a book open on your lap, staring into space or staring at a decorative broom on the wall—kind of shifting back and forth between those two modes of being.Before the Internet, you might take it upon yourself to do a drawing. You’d quietly start

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/06/26/before-the-internet

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The Modern Trap of Feeling Obligated to Turn Hobbies Into Hustles

Not everyone is required to take the things they love and monetize them, transforming them from private passions to unwanted hustles.

https://www.manrepeller.com/2019/02/trap-of-turning-hobbies-into-hustles.html

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TPG Exec Put On Leave After Being Charged In College Admissions Cheating Scandal

Parents obsessing over their kids getting into good colleges is nothing new, but committing actual crimes to make it happen would seemingly require a particular mindset and financial position. When the Justice Department announced yesterday charges and indictments in an absolutely batshit college admission cheating scandal, in which wealthy parents are accused of paying tens of millions of dollars to a fraudulent group called Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF) in order to get their kids into “selective” colleges, we got a look at exactly what that mindset and financial position looks like.

https://deadspin.com/get-to-know-the-rich-assholes-charged-with-paying-milli-1833244052

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39. FROZEN MARGARITA: 1971 - Letters and Liquor

As the Dark Ages treated cocktails like candy, it’s only fitting that one of the Classic Era’s icons would find new life, transformed by the whirling magic of a 7-...

https://lettersandliquor.com/39-FROZEN-MARGARITA-1971

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THE RENAISSANCE: 1985 - 2010 - Letters and Liquor

I sometimes wonder if the return of the cocktail was inevitable. But the efforts of those who restored cocktails to their lost glory left nothing to chance. To...

https://lettersandliquor.com/THE-RENAISSANCE-1985-2010

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46. GIN GIN MULE: 2000 - Letters and Liquor

Gin was a pillar of Classic Age Cocktails, but it wasn’t until the Gin Gin Mule that it was restored back to its proper place in contemporary mixology. The martini ...

https://lettersandliquor.com/46-GIN-GIN-MULE-2000

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44. COSMOPOLITAN: 1988 - Letters and Liquor

The Ritz cocktail broke through with New York’s cultural elite, the Cosmopolitan broke through on a hit TV show. There are still bartenders who think they’re too go...

https://lettersandliquor.com/44-COSMOPOLITAN-1988

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I’ve moved from New Zealand to Oxford England | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: I almost never cry, but I cried a lot last month, leaving New Zealand. I’ve never loved and felt so connected to a place before. It wasn’t simple sadness that made me cry, but overflowing appreciation. I’d been feeling it for years, almost every day, amazed at not just the nature but the people and way of life. Knowing I was leaving made me re-play all my memories from my last six years. Most of that time spent playing in the wilderness with my kid. The memories are so overwhelmingly wonderful that seeing them all together like that made me sob with appreciation. They’ve been the happiest years of my life. Leaving felt like tearing a child from its mother.

https://sivers.org/ox1

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Patience is Something You Do, Not Something You Are

At the height of Summer, I try to go for a short run after I’ve done some writing but before it gets too hot, which is usually about 11am. The most uncomfortable part of the run comes at its very […]

https://www.raptitude.com/2019/03/patience-is-something-you-do-not-something-you-are/

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@ecobee Where do you publish server status updates and information about outages? https://t.co/UXrvpfu7gI

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The Field of Blood – Work in Progress

In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War.

https://fsgworkinprogress.com/2018/10/11/the-field-of-blood-2/

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@stephaniemalley: We are celebrating our fabulous collection writing today! We have tons of opinions! https://t.co/7KOZGqE5CS favorite

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