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- Dozens of people arrested in Philadelphia after stores are ransacked across the cityby Joe Hernandez on September 27, 2023 at 11:18 pm
Dramatic scenes of large-group smash-and-grabs have been documented across the U.S. in recent years, but it's unclear whether such crimes are actually increasing.
- The winner of August's $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot claims prize in Floridaby The Associated Press on September 27, 2023 at 10:47 pm
The winning ticket was sold at a Publix supermarket in Neptune Beach, a town along the Atlantic Coast near Jacksonville. The jackpot was the third-largest in U.S. history.
- Could The Big Antitrust Lawsuit End Amazon As We Know It? : Consider This from NPRby NPR on September 27, 2023 at 9:17 pm
The U.S. government and 17 states sued Amazon on Tuesday in a landmark case that could take down the tech giant.The Federal Trade Commission and a bipartisan group of state attorneys general say that Amazon is a monopolist that chokes competitors and raises costs for both sellers and shoppers.Lina Khan, the head of the Federal Trade Commission, has spent years arguing that a few big companies have too much control over corporate America. The new lawsuit against Amazon is the biggest test of these arguments yet. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to FTC Chair Lina Khan, the driving force behind the case.
- What a government shutdown would mean for the U.S. militaryby Rachel Treisman on September 27, 2023 at 6:06 pm
Service members would work without pay, and many civil servants are likely to be furloughed. Congress has yet to pass a separate bill to guarantee military pay as it did in previous shutdowns.
- Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife plead not guilty in bribery caseby Jaclyn Diaz on September 27, 2023 at 5:36 pm
Menendez has refused to step down as New Jersey's senior senator even amid growing calls from his fellow Democratic senators.
- In the second GOP debate, expect Ronald Reagan to loom large in nameby Don Gonyea on September 27, 2023 at 5:13 pm
Once the conservative leader by which others were measured, former President Ronald Reagan looms large in the Republican Party. But his influence may be waning.
Big Think Big Think
- Starts With A Bangby Big Think on September 27, 2023 at 6:00 am
- Is K2-18b an inhabited ocean world? Don't bet on itby Big Think on September 27, 2023 at 6:00 am
Some fascinating observations of K2-18b have come along with horrendous, speculative communications. There's no evidence for oceans or life.
- Astronomer Johannes Kepler solved life's hardest problem: marriageby Big Think on September 26, 2023 at 5:15 am
How can you maximize the amount of love and happiness in your life? One of history's greatest scientists found the answer: with math.
- JWST discovers the farthest gravitational lens everby Big Think on September 25, 2023 at 2:25 pm
A more distant galaxy liked the lens so much that it went and put a ring on it. Here's the science behind this remarkable cosmic object.
- Ask Ethan: What were the "dark ages" of the Universe?by Big Think on September 22, 2023 at 5:11 am
The hot Big Bang was an energetic, brilliantly luminous event. Today's Universe is alight with stars. But in between, the dark ages ruled.
- Love Candles? You Can Get Select Scents From Yankee Candle on Sale for Half Offby Shayna Murphy on September 27, 2023 at 10:30 pm
Love Yankee Candle? Thanks to this early October Prime Day deal, you can get select large jar candles for half off.
- 10 Misconceptions About the 1950sby Erin McCarthy on September 27, 2023 at 7:16 pm
The ‘50s weren't all nuclear families with white picket fences and questionable Jell-o recipes.
- Shrek’s Swamp House in Scotland Is Coming to Airbnb—And It's Freeby Ellen Gutoskey on September 27, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Shrek's swamp house is in the Scottish Highlands—and you can stay there for free.
- Why Don’t Cars Have Hood Ornaments Anymore?by Jake Rossen on September 27, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Cars used to sport exquisite pieces of art on their hoods. What happened?
- The Cannoli Incident: How One Capo in ‘The Godfather’ May Have Written Himself Out of the Sequelby Jake Rossen on September 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm
“Leave the Gun, take the cannoli” was improvised by actor Richard Castellano. But a disagreement with director Francis Ford Coppola may have led to him being ousted from the sequel.
- 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.
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.