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No kidding….

Published on September 19, 2014 By bmagnus

Only 8% of Americans think the economy is “recovering strongly.” Most think it’s recovering, but not very strongly. Gee, I wonder why! Despite the fact that poverty seems to be dropping and more people have health insurance, it’s tough out in the real world — that’s the place where people understand that there’s just no […]

More Things I learned

Published on May 19, 2013 By bmagnus

By the way, data released by the makers of the ACT confirm what I saw in person: many students simply aren’t ready for college. And it looks like I am not the only one who thinks some people should reconsider whether college is a good idea, especially if it means a mountain of student loan […]

America Knows Best

Published on May 10, 2013 By bmagnus

Sorry for the little hiatus. Finals are coming Real Soon Now and my writing has been monopolized by a paper on Henrietta Lacks and HeLa cells. Fascinating stuff. For a minimally sciencey version, check out this biography. Depending what day it is, the world news front is likely to say something about Iran, North Korea, […]

Bath Salts Shorties

Published on March 2, 2013 By bmagnus

Bottom line: “Even healthy oils are not calorie free.” “You only think you need medication for that”: 5 psychiatric disorders with probable genetic basis. Ancient Sea Creature: “The fossilized animal, an arthropod called a fuxhianhuiid, has primitive limbs under its head, as well as the earliest example of a nervous system that extended past the head. The primitive creature […]

Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Shorties

Published on February 8, 2013 By bmagnus

I haven’t been as posty as I’d like lately. As some of you know, I have recently gone back to school. That means I have a lot of reading, and a bit of getting used to classmates who occasionally make me feel like this: I remind myself that I am old enough to be mommies […]

Disaster Averted!!

Published on September 28, 2012 By bmagnus

It turns out that we need not fear a global bacon shortage. Prices may go up, but since I expect prices to go up on pretty much all foodstuffs (already seeing it on some products), I refuse to panic. Maybe now they’ll have to stop making that bacon-infused-lunchmeat crap. In Closing: how to waste time while […]

Dark Shorties

Published on May 16, 2012 By bmagnus

Hey folks, I made it to the 16th posting every day either here or on my professional site without any shorties! Let’s see if I can make it a single shorties month. Attack of the Zero Tolerance Policy: Man fired for picking up a gun he found at work and turning it in to police, despite […]

Happy Mothers Day

Published on May 13, 2012 By bmagnus

Seriously, happy thoughts for all moms everywhere. In Closing: Duhpartment of Research says training employees is important; negative net worth; Seriously? W called Alberto Gonzales “Fredo?; Duhpartment of Research also finds “you are what you read“; buried in student loans; and 86,000,000 uncounted unemployed.

The Cabin in the Shorties

Published on April 19, 2012 By bmagnus

Gee, no kidding: When young people pay all their money on student loans, they don’t have money to take out mortgages. Separate but Equal?: On women’s workouts. I hate agreeing with Kip: I’ve said a lot of things about former TSA director Kip Hawley over the years, but the Kipster is making sense these days. […]

A Few Words about “Nice, Safe Neighborhoods”

Published on March 21, 2012 By bmagnus

It isn’t very often that I have something to say worth posting to both my personal and professional websites. This is one of those posts. I am often asked by my relocating clients about “nice, safe neighborhoods.” This is honestly a trick question that I can’t really answer. I can point you to Metro‘s or […]