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NPR: Kind, Tribal Strangers

Why We Can Depend On The Kindness Of Strangers. Neat article. Makes sense, too. Basically, when you try to form a tribe, after you marry someone, you have to negotiate who you live with, and over time it won’t be all family from one of two sides. Point being: don’t fight your programming; be nice!

Tor: Viking Warriors 50% Female

So this is flippin’ awesome. Thank you to Jason for sharing.

BU/The Onion: Fiscal New Year Party

BU is pushing pretty hard with their latest fundraising efforts, mimicking an Onion article from 2001 titled Accountants Pack Times Square For Fiscal New Year.

I get it. It’s weird to see New Years things half way into the year, so you pay attention and then try to see why this letter took months to get to your house.

Now, at least, I know the proper response to these pecuniary pleas: frowning while holding a diet soda wrapped in a paper bag, shouting politely with a tie wrapped around your head.

Hammock Bear

Photo is hilarious. Seriously, don’t feed bears, but do make sure you have a camera handy at all times.

Hilarious. Just watched a squirrel edge in on a game of outdoor Bocce. Didn’t know what it was doing, but it chased every throw quite expertly

Farnam Street: Stoics

The Stoic Way of Life. Bit of a longer read, but super interesting in any case. There’s a lot of pro-society, pro-human, gender equality, and egalitarian sort of ideas, here. Good to know that goes back so far into our past. Maybe we could tease a bit more of those out in our daily lives again..

Kendra: Summer WHY

Yup. Awesome.