You're Young. Now Is The Time to Take Risks
Now is definitely the time to take risks. I have two daughters, both of whom are now grown and married, with kids. One has two kids, the other almost has two kids, she’s due very soon—twins. They were each waitresses. My older daughter hated it, but my younger daughter actually has pursued a career in the restaurant business.
The beauty of the restaurant—if you’re a waiter, that’s a very portable skill. I’m sure they have restaurants in Montana, they have them everywhere. So you can earn a living wherever you are and it’s a great time to travel. In fact, I tried to persuade at least one of my daughters that she ought to work on a cruise ship. That struck me as a great way to get to see different things. But she gets seasick too easily.
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- Though computer engineers claim to know what human consciousness is, many neuroscientists say that we're nowhere close to understanding what it is, or its source.
- Scientists are currently trying to upload human minds to silicon chips, or re-create consciousness with algorithms, but this may be hubristic because we still know so little about what it means to be human.
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The Harvard psychologist loves reading authors' rules for writing. Here are his own.
- Steven Pinker is many things: linguist, psychologist, optimist, Harvard professor, and author.
- When it comes to writing, he's a student and a teacher.
- Here's are his 13 rules for writing better, more simply, and more clearly.
A completely unexpected discovery beneath the ice.
- Scientists find remains of a tardigrade and crustaceans in a deep, frozen Antarctic lake.
- The creatures' origin is unknown, and further study is ongoing.
- Biology speaks up about Antarctica's history.
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