in keeping with the happiness theme, Wired Magazine has a great article:
Happiness Is the Best Medicine
It’s all good news for comedians. Laughter is good for you — it’s practically official. Last month researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore showed that laughter is linked to the healthy function of blood vessels.
If you are thinking of having a baby, know friends that are having a baby, or were once a baby yourself, you’ll find The Baby Name Wizard NameVoyager truly fascinating.
You’ll learn some fascinating facts. “David” was the second most polular name in the 1960s, fourth most popular in the 70s, fifth most in the 80s, 11th in the 1990s, and 14th in 2003. But Davids, do not worry, David was only the 30th most popular name in the 1910s.
If you are like me and have always wondered why you know so many Jennys — it is because “Jennifer” was the most common girl name in the 1970s.
Of course, “Auren” is not even listed ….
Thank you Hunter Walk for forwarding…
Stephen Perkins emailed me about Space Imaging – Visual Information. Visible Results. — great satellite imagery site.
It took six weeks, But Chris Alden finally posts on his blog again. He has an interesting bit about the future of media.
also cool video he links to.
potential reading: There Is No Media Consolidation
An article in this week’s Economist got me going and i posted to the Lead21 Blog that Polarization is a Myth.
Though the country is closely divided by those who identify with either the Republican or the Democratic party, I don’t think people are actually wedded to a party. People are still very persuadable.