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Bad Luck Was All He Had Job-Hunting Until He Dropped One Single Letter In His Name. Not Cool.

What's in a name? Well, maybe a lot, since this guy's job search took a surprising turn when a crucial edit to his name made prospective employers see him in a whole different way.He says that maybe the way people reacted to his real name was unconscious. He may be being too kind.

I'm looking forward to sharing this with friends — it's a helpful reminder to check our own hearts for unconscious prejudice, right?

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16


92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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