Friday, August 27, 2010

Occupation envy: My Kushy New Job embeds reporter in Amsterdam coffee shop where he discovers that selling weed is actually just as shitty as every other service industry job.

Miniature pencil carvings.

A brief history of the origins of writing.

Fun fact: the German family that owns Trader Joe's also owns Aldi's. The backstory on your favorite gourmet grocer, with  bonus appearance by Barry Schwartz touting the paradox of choice (again).

Image: pictures of people reading

"Because of the program's failure to focus on high-level offenders, critics say it's causing fewer immigrants to share information with police that can help solve cases or prevent future crimes." Why cracking down on illegal immigrants may actually be worse for public safety.

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