Once upon a time, we would only marry people we were somehow already connected to in our social circles. But since the advent of online dating, things have changed. Now, people are creating social links that were previously nonexistent, interracial marriage is on the rise, and married couples who met online are more likely to stay together.
Ask pretty much anyone – whether terrorists, politicians (of all camps), dinner party guests, or religious leaders – and the one thing that they will say with confidence about the Crusades is that they were a conflict between two diametrically opposed religions: Christianity and Islam – a clash of civilizations. This is a widely-held judgement – but is it correct?
Posted onNovember 20, 2017bypostroad|Comments Off on A Generational Reset That Will Redistribute Wealth To The Bottom 60% Is Near
It is a serious mistake to think you can analyze or understand “the” economy because we now have two of them.
—Wealth and income levels are so skewed between the top and the bottom that “average” indicators no longer reflect the average person’s experience or living conditions.
—And that obscures the big picture when it comes to today’s prevailing economic and political trends.
—Billionaire founder of top hedge fund Bridgewater Associates Ray Dalio got where he is by having keen insight into both human nature and economic trends.
Posted onNovember 20, 2017bypostroad|Comments Off on 20 Profoundly Strange Moments from Offbeat Films (1960s-1990s) – Flashbak
The worst mistake a movie can make is to be mediocre. I can abide the lowest grade B-movie as long as it has heart, and avoids being boring. While almost all of these films suffer from low budgets and other handicaps that come with not being big productions, they at least don’t commit the unforgivable … Continue reading “20 Profoundly Strange Moments from Offbeat Films (1960s-1990s)”
The words “superstition” and “rationality” don’t often make for very good bedfellows. But as these things go, every belief has to start somewhere, and sometimes a superstition’s origins are shockingly sensible — albeit a little outdated.
For a large segment of young people in the United States, the bright lights of the big city represent a real temptation. Continuing a trend that started more than 200 years ago, Americans (and now millenials in particular) are flocking to urban areas. Today more than 80% of Americans live in cities. The draws of this new life seem clear: entertainment, excitement, and opportunity. Of course, city life can also change you in not-so-desirable ways. Urban living has been associated with asthma, allergies, depression, and anxiety. But what about the non-human city dwellers — the bugs and beasties lurking in our metropolitan interstices? How is the hustle and bustle of urban life affecting them?
Where’s the evolution?