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.. Stephen Le‘s provocative new book: 100 Million Years of Food: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today.
What Le found, looking back at evolution through the prism of what and how we eat, is that humans, on average, don’t consume more calories than we used to millions of years ago.
Despite our sedentary lifestyles we also—stand back!—expend about as much energy as our ancestors did, thanks to our faster metabolism rates.
So fewer calories aren’t the answer, he argues, nor is mere exercise …
.. those of us who don’t have imposter syndrome might have reason to question their abilities: High levels of self-confidence can be a result of “Dunning-Kruger effect,” which essentially means you can’t recognize your own ignorance.
Comedian John Oliver became somewhat hysterical when a segment in “60 Minutes” revealed that a computer at a nuclear silo in Wyoming uses eight-inch floppy disks.
A young officer had reportedly never seen a floppy disk until he started working there.
“The euro zone’s manufacturing economy missed a beat at the start of the year. Growth of order books, exports and output all slowed,” said Chris Williamson, chief economist at survey compiler Markit.
“If the slowdown in business activity wasn’t enough to worry policymakers, prices charged by producers fell at the fastest rate for a year to spur further concern about deflation becoming ingrained.”
.. one indicator of risk is how much companies borrow for each dollar in equity — leverage that makes them more vulnerable to declines in income and to credit freezes.
At the beginning of 2014, the world was marveling in surprise as the US returned as a petroleum superpower, a role it had relinquished in the early 1970s.
It was pumping so much oil and gas that experts foresaw a new American industrial renaissance, with trillions of dollars in investment and millions of new jobs.
Two years later, faces are aghast as the same oil has instead unleashed world-class havoc …
The following are seven assumptions a recruiter might make based on your resume that would lead to quick disqualification—along with tips on how you can avoid these issues before you apply.
.. For example, Iowa offers incentives like introductions to angel investors and tax credits to entice entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses here.
Some states are even investing directly in companies, like Indiana’s 21 Fund, which has pumped over $32 million into Indiana companies since 2010, driving nearly seven private dollars in co-investment for every public dollar, for a total of over $224 million.