Month: January 2008

Derren Brown at The Dog Track

Derren Brown is a fantastic British psychological illusionist and entertainer. He uses a technique know as Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP, that gives him the ability to convince people to do anything he wants them to do. In this video Derren convinces tellers at a dog track in the UK that he has a winning ticket

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Our Disconnection and Disrespect for Food. Jamie Oliver Says No More.

Food is precious. Life is precious. So I applaud Jamie Oliver’s recent televised “gala dinner” where he slaughtered a chicken in front of his guests “to awaken British consumers to the high costs of cheap chicken” (nytimes article). Food should be respected and we need to be more connected to it. The standards for food,

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Kashian’s (Armenian) Rice Pilaf

The one thing I could always count on growing up was rice pilaf. Holidays. Thanksgiving. Family parties. There was always huge patches of this family staple ready to be devoured. I’d pile this dish onto my plate and throw a few cheese boeregs on top and I would be set. My friends got through college

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The Chronology of the Art of Joel Robert Harris

I had never heard of Joel Robert Harris until I came across a Reddit post linking to a chronology of his art work, starting at age 5. http://www.joelharrisstudio.com/chronology.htm It is not only amazing to see an artist progress in technique, but also being able to see the different themes and ideas he explored throughout his

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No Such Thing as Overtime

When you really enjoy what you work, overtime is a non issue. The word does not exist. It is not even a consideration. You just do until you are done – Which can last years. Jobs have set hours. 9-5. Any action you take outside of these hours that contributes to your job would be

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

I usually don’t make new years resolutions simply because they end up being too general or too abstract. “Lose weight”, “be more outgoing” etc. I never think of these resolutions as goals, but rather as general guidelines so I tend to fall off the wagon pretty quickly. Not this year. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop This

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