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Washington’s farewell address from 1796

Speaking from that past, our first President has some incredibly timely warnings about the dangers of political parties! “Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the […]

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Planet plastic

“Since 1950, the world has created 6.3 trillion kilograms of plastic waste — and 91 percent has never been recycled even once, according to a landmark 2017 study published in the journal Science Advances.” | learn more

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Protein from outer space discovered for the first time

Slow down–this does not mean aliens exist. However, it does signal the building blocks of Earth life may have come from space. “Named hemolithin, the new protein contains iron and lithium and may play an important role in seeding life […]

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The nuclear family was a mistake

This article hit me hard because it touches on many themes I’ve considered lately. Like many immigrants, I was raised by a whole community in addition to my parents, benefiting me greatly. Isolating our kids from that type of community […]

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20 metatrends for the roaring 20s

From smart guy and incredible optimist Peter Diamandis. “In the decade ahead, waves of exponential technological advancements are stacking atop one another, eclipsing decades of breakthroughs in scale and impact. Emerging from these waves are 20 “Metatrends,” likely to revolutionize […]

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What you can’t say

This is an incredible essay by Paul Graham. “It seems to be a constant throughout history: In every period, people believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly that you would have gotten in terrible trouble for […]