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Weekend lie-ins could help you avoid an early death, study says
"The research found that individuals who managed just a few hours’ sleep each day during the week but then had a long snooze at weekends had no raised mortality risk, compared with those who consistently stuck to six or seven hours a night."
Why do some Christians consider Pontius Pilate a saint?
A quote from the Biblical Archaeological Society in the article: "early Christians saw Pilate in a very different way. Augustine hailed Pilate as a convert. Eventually, certain churches, including the Greek Orthodox and Coptic faiths, named Pilate and his wife saints. And when Pilate first shows up in Christian art in the mid-fourth century, he is juxtaposed with Abraham, Daniel and other great believers."
Coffee Waste Is Now Fetching a 480% Premium Over Coffee Itself
Guess that price differential will change if more suppliers start trying to sell the stuff but interesting nonetheless.

Where's North Korea?

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Affective Polarization or Partisan Disdain?: Untangling a Dislike for the Opposing Party from a Dislike of Partisanship
"Relying on two national experiments, we demonstrate that although some Americans are politically polarized, more simply want to avoid talking about politics. In fact, many people do not want their child to marry someone from their own party if that hypothetical in-law were to discuss politics frequently."
Implementing the flipped classroom: an exploration of study behaviour and student performance
Surprise, surprise: Looks like flipped classroom environments - which swap the venue in which traditional teaching and "homework" are done - are overhyped.
Chinese surveillance programme mines data from workers’ brains
Sounds kind of creepy. "Concealed in regular safety helmets or uniform hats, these lightweight, wireless sensors constantly monitor the wearer’s brainwaves and stream the data to computers that use artificial intelligence algorithms to detect emotional spikes such as depression, anxiety or rage." Brought back to mind the social credit system being implemented in China

Seth Godin on trust

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