Recovered from the tryptophan? Five things for you today, the first two courtesy of the estimable Less Antman:
1. A way to refinance student loans cheap if your credit is good or prospects bright (know any recent MBA’s, MD’s, or JD’s?): sofi.com.
I’ll never forget Tek Lin, our eighth grade English teacher, asking — we were twelve — what our raison d’etre was. Good heavens. Was that in the textbook someplace? Had I missed it?
What, pray tell, was a raison d’etre?
“Reason for being,” he explained, leaving us no less clueless.
(An outstanding answer, I would come to discover […]
Well guess what? After decades of decent pay-outs – and after “trading around $35” for quite a while, as noted in the 2010 edition of my book […]
If you have two minutes and thirty-five seconds, this clip from “Saturday Night Live” will, I think, crystallize your thinking about the whole “transgender bathroom” issue some seem obsessed with. Watch. People just need to relax a little.
(On an only vaguely related note, I had the opportunity to speak at […]
Paul Krugman’s column is so level-headed, you could balance an egg on it.
Read it — and if you agree, share it on Facebook, as I have?
(Where would we be without the New York Times? Yours for 99 cents the first month.)
FEARING FEAR ITSELF
By Paul Krugman
November 16, […]
Genius.com is “the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and crowd-sourced musical knowledge.” You’ll almost surely want to bookmark it.
Hamilton is the spectacular musical that has just released a new set of tickets for . . . next fall. It’s that sold out.
And it grows on you.
The first time I […]
Have you seen this speech, delivered by John Kerry the day before Paris? It just builds and builds and suggests, to me, at least, that the Obama Administration has long been fully engaged with respect to Syria and ISIS, and acting as many of us would want it to. It’s hard for me not to contrast […]
And then, of course, Casablanca.
It’s not the gruesome number of people who were killed — 129 and bound to rise. (As one of the Democratic candidates noted during Saturday night’s debate after the […]
I’ve been bragging to you about Success Academy for years now, most recently here; yet in all that time, I never knew this story, which is so fundamental to everything they’ve achieved.
(Remarkably, their 11,000 students, drawn almost entirely at random from New York City’s most challenging neighborhoods, outperform all but a very few of their […]
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If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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