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Everyone wrote about this yesterday, time to get that Hyatt credit card out of the drawer! Use Your Hyatt Card at Whole Foods to Get $20 Credit.
6 killer state parks to check out in Michigan.
A theory of jerks. Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude. What a fun read, just a sample for you guys:
Picture the world through the eyes of the jerk. The line of people in the post office is a mass of unimportant fools; it’s a felt injustice that you must wait while they bumble with their requests. The flight attendant is not a potentially interesting person with her own cares and struggles but instead the most available face of a corporation that stupidly insists you shut your phone. Custodians and secretaries are lazy complainers who rightly get the scut work. The person who disagrees with you at the staff meeting is an idiot to be shot down. Entering a subway is an exercise in nudging past the dumb schmoes.
The opposite of the jerk is the sweetheart. The sweetheart sees others around him, even strangers, as individually distinctive people with valuable perspectives, whose desires and opinions, interests and goals are worthy of attention and respect. The sweetheart yields his place in line to the hurried shopper, stops to help the person who dropped her papers, calls an acquaintance with an embarrassed apology after having been unintentionally rude. In a debate, the sweetheart sees how he might be wrong and the other person right.
Would you rather read reports about horrid lobster roll sandwiches or stuff like this? ‘SEX BOTS SAVE LIVES’ Sex dolls have ‘saved’ lives of lonely suicidal men who MARRY the kinky cyborgs for companionship. NSFW! Marrying a sex doll must be the ultimate in jerkhood, WTF!
Eccentric dude has a shell garden!
Another great personal finance article by one of my favorite blogs doing a post on one of my favorite personal finance writers on one of my favorite books, it’s like hitting Daily Triple on Jeopardy! Your Brain on $.
- Money doesn’t buy happiness as far as the brain is concerned because the anticipation of a gain and then actually receiving said gain are processed differently in the brain. Getting exactly what you planned for doesn’t do much for excitement in your brain.
- Your brain consumes 2o% of your oxygen and the calories you burn when you’re resting. So when you start to think heavily it can go into overdrive and wear you out.
- People begin to get confident in their predictive abilities when they think they’ve spotted a pattern even when they’re explicitly told events are random ahead of time.
- Your brain hates uncertainty so when it is confronted with difficult questions it tends to search out easier ones instead in terms it can understand.
- Our brains can re-live financial losses while we’re sleeping.
- The brain of a cocaine addict who is expecting to get a fix and someone looking to make money on their investments is virtually the same.
- Once people assume an investment is predictable their brains freak out when the assumed pattern is broken.
- When you go on a financial hot streak the same area of the brain kicks in that is seen with people who suffer from the manic part of bipolar disorder.
These are great: 26 Beautiful lighthouses around the world.
The opioid epidemic, explained. This is an excellent read!
Exploring the brutalist backstreets of Split. In Croatia that is.The fastest 100m Times Ever With the Names of of People Caught Doping Crossed Out. I hope the Bolt is legit…
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There were some links floating around the blogosphere for targeted Amex Hilton credit card holders to add Authorized Users. It was 10k HH points per AU in the Hilton Surpass card. Waiting for 15 year old daughter to get hers, she will likely never know lol.
Wife has intervened, looks like the Sunday posts here would be history soon. Unless a miracle happens from now until the end of the month. This must slowly turn back into a hobby. It is anything but that these days. I am sad but it will be for the best. If you can’t quit cold turkey, this slow way of blog detoxing is probably better, sad!
The Points Guy – Video Shows Passengers Deplaning From a Plane That Doesn’t Exist
followed two hours later by the travel thought leader
View From The Wing – Incredible Video: Passengers Disembarking a Plane That Isn’t There
What lesson do you draw? Even with all the staff at TPG, they still don’t know how to do the headline click bait! Don’t get me started on that post about homeless people staying in hotels, smh. That quote listed in Post #846 makes me angry!
You know it is credit card pimping time when you see this headline by One
Mile Conversion at a Time: Renewing The Amex Business Or Personal Platinum Card (Or Both)?. The blog post begins with: “I’m a big fan of both The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN”. I am sure you are. Just so you don’t miss them, the post is littered with the affiliate links for both cards. I mean, if you are going to be angry of blog stars like that here is your opportunity! Don’t be angry at me for whining a little bit about all the injustice regarding the present state of blog economics okay? Here I go again, I think my wife is right…again…I better stop.
This will get Ingy to come out right? 🙂
Update on my condition from the orthopedic specialist is that I do have two bulging discs in my spine causing all the pain and just lots of discomfort from my ass on down. “Herniation of nucleus pulposus”. Next up is a shot to help with the inflammation. I haven’t played a soccer game since April, my team “Gasping For Air” needs me to come back! Thank you for your concern.
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