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The Mystical Magical Pendulum (That Loves Making Football Picks)

David Juskow | Posted 12.01.2014 | Weird News
David Juskow

My friend Irene has told me for years that she has a magical mysterious pendulum that picks football games. I laughed at her stupidity forever UNTIL I came face to face with the magical pendulum the entire month of September.

Hypnotic Video Uses Bowling Balls To Explain Physics

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Science

Everyone knows bowling balls are for knocking things down. But it turns out they're also pretty good at shoring up our knowledge of basic physics. Jus...

Let It All Hang Out

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

My friend Sue was in her mid-fifties when she decided she wanted to be an exotic dancer. I did my best to talk her out of it, but she had friends who danced -- all younger than she -- and they were making great money, so she thought she could do it too.

Crowdfunding as a Life Saver

Michael Drew | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Michael Drew

This is remarkable. This speaks to where we are as a society. Despite rising costs, a sluggish economy and uncertainty in many other areas of life, people are giving to help someone get better.

How Would Harvard Handle a Zombie Apocalypse?

Michael Drew | Posted 01.04.2013 | Books
Michael Drew

I should have known that appearances can be deceiving. For the past few months, I've been on the road promoting Pendulum:How Past Generations Shape O...

Scientists, Risk-aversion, Earthquakes and Transparency

Michael Drew | Posted 12.30.2012 | Science
Michael Drew

Italy has convicted six scientists of manslaughter for not predicting an earthquake that killed 300 people. Consider that maybe that this was a failure of communication, or of transparency, rather than negligence. Not exactly criminal, but out of synch with our age.

The Hope for Brave New Worlds

Michael Drew | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Drew

The discovery of new worlds, and the potential for further exploration of that final frontier, space, makes us think of our own limitations as well as our potential for trying to understand, and the impossibility of having or knowing it all when we want to.

Try Not To Cry When You See This

Posted 03.21.2012 | Home

Japanese comedian Takefumi Kurashina, better known as Tekken (after the video game), recently released an emotional stop-motion animation, "Pendulum."...

When and Why We Pendulum

Auren Hoffman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Auren Hoffman

The human species as a whole is very fickle about what we want. Ideally you want to collect data based on experience and make iterative corrections.

When We Pendulum

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

We're constantly taking excessive measures in an attempt to correct or make amends for an error, weakness, or problem, while running off of very little data.

Right Brain Thinking is the Hottest New Fad! Ways to Enhance Your Intuition

Margaret Ruth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Ruth

There is a burgeoning cultural awareness that the more creative, intuitive ways of processing information have enormous value in our daily personal and business lives.