Which Piece Of Cake Would A Homeless Person Rather Eat?

The double standard that surrounds charity couldn't be worse for the world. Imagine a Steve Jobs or Donald Trump of charity, and you're imagining a world that we could absolutely have if people would get their heads on straight. If entrepreneurs could make their fortunes doing charitable work, I wonder how many more ambitious college freshmen would drop business and major in helping-other-people. At 2:32, Dan Pallotta asks a really insightful question about breast cancer and homeless charities. At 3:26, there's a serious gut check about how we view money vs. charity. At 4:35, ask yourself if you want to lose $350,000. At 7:58, Disney makes the list of things we care about more than charity. At 12:04, we hear the difference between waste and overhead. At 14:29, Dan tells a sad story about a charity that got screwed. At 17:00, Dan drops a very poignant bomb.

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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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