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2018 NFL Predictions

Division winners denoted in bold. Wildcard playoff entrants denoted by asterisks. NFC Championship Game: New Orleans over LA Rams AFC Championship Game: LA Chargers over Jacksonville Super Bowl: New Orleans over LA Chargers Offensive MVP: Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Defensive MVP: Khalil Mack, Chicago Offensive Rookie of the Year: Saquon Barkley, NY Giants Defensive Rookie of

paying the angels

→LINKS↵ A Selection of Optograms from the Private Collection of Willia A. Abbotts These retinal images—retrieved by a complex optochemical process that fixes the photosensitive pigment (rhodopsin) found in the rods of the retina—capture the last image seen before death. Most of these optograms are believed to have been extracted at St. Albans County morgue

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EGO People’s egos get bigger after meditation and yoga, says a new study: According to Buddhist teaching, the self is an illusion. The religion preaches a fundamentally selfless worldview, encouraging followers to renounce individual desires and distance themselves from self-concern. To advance this perspective, millions of people around the world practice yoga and meditation. But

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BLOCKCHAIN Scott Locklin: “I don’t want to work on your shitty blockchain project: especially you, Facebook“: Facebook is a narcissism factory which causes moral panics, ridiculous rumor propagation, argument between friends, social fragmentation, alienation and even mass suicide. It’s also so obviously rotting the social fabric of the internet and society at large, even the

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MUSIC Music as a repellant — Bach at the Burger King: Baroque music seems to make the most potent repellant. “[D]espite a few assertive, late-Romantic exceptions like Mussorgsky and Rachmaninoff,” notes critic Scott Timberg, “the music used to scatter hoodlums is pre-Romantic, by Baroque or Classical-era composers such as Vivaldi or Mozart.” Public administrators seldom

BATTLES

I’d like to share a new musical discovery that I came upon recently — a New York band called Battles. I first heard of them while interviewing Jose Medeles for a podcast last November. Then, in the past few days, I chanced upon some of their videos on YouTube. Extraordinary stuff. This video in particular