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- It's not just Adderall: The number of drugs in short supply rose by 30% last yearby Emily Olson on March 23, 2023 at 11:18 am
A total of 295 types of drugs — everything from sedatives to children's flu medicine — were in short supply in 2022, according to a new report from the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security.
- FTC aims to making cancelling recurring charges easier with Click to Cancelby NPR on March 23, 2023 at 10:02 am
NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Lina Khan, head of the Federal Trade Commission, about a rule the agency is proposing that would make it easier to cancel memberships and subscriptions.
- A police officer in the Tyre Nichols case retired with benefits. That's not unusualby Jonathan Franklin on March 23, 2023 at 9:01 am
Lt. DeWayne Smith served as a supervisor on the now-deactivated SCORPION unit — the specialized police unit responsible for conducting the traffic stop that ultimately lead to Nichols' death.
- The fight over the debt ceiling could sink the economy. This is how we got hereby Scott Neuman,Ashley Ahn,Scott Horsley on March 23, 2023 at 9:00 am
Once upon a time, raising the nation's borrowing limit was considered a fairly routine vote. Today, Biden and the GOP are on a partisan collision course that risks landing the U.S. in default.
- Plot twist: Activists skirt book bans with guerrilla giveaways and pop-up librariesby Tovia Smith on March 23, 2023 at 9:00 am
This year is expected to set a record for the number of book bans by public school libraries, so many people are finding creative ways to make banned books available to young readers outside schools.
- 6 things to know about U.S. teacher shortages and how to solve themby Cory Turner,Nicole Cohen on March 23, 2023 at 9:00 am
There are more teachers now than before the pandemic, so why did almost half of U.S. schools still have teacher vacancies weeks into this school year? Here's what to know.
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- The real reason Socrates was given the death sentenceby Big Think on March 23, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Socrates was charged with corrupting the youth and blasphemy, but his real crime was humiliating Athens' most powerful people.
- The earliest modern humans in Europe mastered bow-and-arrow technology 54,000 years agoby Big Think on March 23, 2023 at 6:57 am
A new discovery of over 1,000 tiny stone blades or bladelets pushes back the origin of these technologies by about 40,000 years.
- XENON experiment puts the squeeze on WIMPy dark matterby Big Think on March 23, 2023 at 6:00 am
With a bigger, better, and more sensitive detector than ever before, the XENON collaboration leaves little wiggle room for WIMP dark matter.
- Are you a rapid ager?by Big Think on March 22, 2023 at 6:17 pm
Healthspan measures incorporate quality of life in ways that lifespan does not. Are you older than your age suggests?
- Jerks might win the battle, but nice guys win the warby Big Think on March 22, 2023 at 2:30 pm
Being a jerk gets you rich, promoted, and laid (if you're a man). But there is a downside, which is why nice guys win the war.
- The Reason Food Off Someone Else’s Plate Always Seems to Taste Better, According to Scienceby Jake Rossen on March 23, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Swiping a French fry can trigger a thought process that can make it even more delicious.
- Central Park’s Cherry Blossom Tracker Tells You When the Trees Are in Peak Bloomby Ellen Gutoskey on March 22, 2023 at 9:00 pm
Washington, D.C. is a cherry blossom explosion, sure. But the cherry trees in NYC’s Central Park are pretty nice, too.
- How to Turn Pears and Red Wine Into an Elegant Dessertby Michele Debczak on March 22, 2023 at 8:00 pm
This poached pears recipe is a great dessert for people who don’t like to bake.
- There Are Fewer Colors in This Tricky Gas Pump Optical Illusion Than You Might Thinkby Michele Debczak on March 22, 2023 at 7:30 pm
The gas pumps in this optical illusion don’t change color from row to row.
- Misconceptions About Japanby Jon Mayer on March 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm
In the minds of many people in the West, Japan is a crowded, tech-obsessed country with unfamiliar habits and unhinged game shows. But how much do those perceptions align with reality?
- Archetype Family: Thinking
- Other Expressions: Professional, Student, Scholar, Judge
- Life Journey: To pursue knowledge for the sake of discovering thruth in all areas of life.
- Unique Challenge: To recognize when I’ve locked myself into a line of thinking
based on my education or experience; to remain open to new ideas.
- Lesson To Learn: To learn to listen to my gut, and to discern the differences between reason and truth.
- Defining Grace: Wisdom
- Challenge To Self: I will avoid paralysis by analysis.
THE CRONE: The wise woman who hands down information to younger women on the path to womanhood. You can also become bitter, cranky and intolerant with age.
THE SEEKER: You are on a search for truth and wisdom wherever it can be found. You can also be a lost soul.
THE PHILOSOPHER: You are on a pursuit to better understand the meaning of life . You can also become too opinionated and “certain”.
THE THEOLOGIAN: You are passionate about the study of a particular religion. You can also be dogmatic.
THE JUDGE: You excel at mediation, arbitration and cutting through to the heart of the matter with compassion , fairness and balance. You can also be prone to excessive criticism, profiling, lack of compassion, misuse of laws.
THE INVENTOR: You are a modern day alchemist that converts matter into energy or energy into matter. You can apply your skills between the spiritual , entertainment or visionary realms. You can also use your knowledge to trick , manipulate, or alter facts or systems with criminal implications.
THE SCHOLAR/STUDENT: Scholars and students bring a lively curiosity with them wherever they go.
THE GEEK: Geeks and nerds are true to themselves, and because of this they can be inspiring as friends who don’t judge books by their covers or people by their shoes.
THE SCIENTIST: Scientists are able to keep several ideas in their heads at the same time. They are as happy listening as talking and are always up for an intelligent conversation.
In the Shadow - Meet the Shadowed members of the Intellectual Family. Everyone has a dark side, what is yours?
THE LIAR: When individuals whose stock and trade is their wisdom and knowledge cannot deliver the goods, they resort to fabrication, hiding behind their authority.
THE MISANTHROPE: While many Intellectuals are humanists, drawing information from all kinds of people and delighting in imparting wisdom to just as many, some are misanthropic.