Here’s the story. Mr. Big Food is teaching two sections of Business Ethics this semester. It’s a service course. It’s not his area of expertise, but he’s good at it and he likes it, so he does it so that the junior faculty don’t have to. The students are mostly junior and senior business majors,
A study from 2015 found that walking 90 minutes in a natural or urban settling lowered activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, which is the region that focuses on negative emotions. https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/why-you-must-get-outside-even-when-you-are-supposed-to-be-social-distancing Thrust of the article is that you can reduce the stress of being cooped up by walking outside. There’s a bit
As a numbers geek, this is the best explanation I’ve seen. Short. Simple. Easy to understand. It takes you through four scenarios: 1) Free-for-all (do nothing); 2) Attempted [forced] quarantine (does not go well with human nature); 3) Moderate distancing (1/4– 25%– of the population either cannot or will not stay home, distance themselves from
60! Those over the age of 60 should start stocking up on enough groceries and medications to have on hand, the CDC said. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/09/many-americans-will-be-exposed-to-coronavirus-through-2021-cdc-says.html?__source=sharebar|twitter&par=sharebar Rest assured that we are stocked up– or as we like to say, prepared. Are you, or have you ever been, 60 years old? And by “over” do they mean greater
via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
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The Food Truck was a big hit. Everyone except graduate students and post-docs chipped in $10. There was complete agreement that the food available at the Food Truck was far superior to the awful $22 boxed lunches provided by the hotel the day before. All things considered, Mr. Big Food and I were out 10
Spent the weekend with some smart and fun people. FYI. Everyone agreed that it’s hot. Also. Fed 30 people for under $200 because I know how to do that. More on this to come.
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Mr. Big Food has arranged a very cool two-day workshop at a beach location. Unfortunately, the beach hotel charges an exorbitant amount of money for boxed lunches. So he did some thinking– which he’s really good at– came up with a plan, consulted with me and the other work shoppers, and we’re going to set
via American Digest. Well worth 11 minutes of your life.
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I don’t think that you can get a better sense of the sort of meaning than from what is in every bookshop in this city… . Douglas Murry via Powerline
Mr. Big sent me an article yesterday with the subject line “the return of the primitive.” He should have said, “the return of the idiocy.” The article, Cool Your Home Without Air Conditioning, was originally published in Popular Science. It is very much like all other PS articles that I happen upon. Its tone is
Heat index (HI) @10:23am is 94°. Mr. Big Food suggested that we call it a day outside. I feel like a wimp, but agreed. Turns out, some years back I spent three or four days thinking about the heat index and how it’s calculated. Here’s a tidbit. The HI was not even a thing until
The growth or movement of a fixed organism toward or away from light. In plants, phototropism is a response to blue wavelengths of light and is caused by a redistribution of auxin from the illuminated side to the darker side of the shoot, resulting in quicker growth on the darker side and bending of the
I have never been to the equator, but I’m pretty sure that vehicle is not at a location on the equator. Take that back. A quick spin around the globe and I see there’s a desert in Kenya right about at the equator, but given the stickers are en Español… ? Let us hark back
Heh. The caption didn’t copy. Coming up, stay tuned.