Charles, I came to a very distinct and revolutionary thought while pondering my very existence. I found that this site, TheFacebook, is infact very dumb. I don’t like it. It’s not your fault, and it’s not my fault. Society in its entirety has crumbled, and it is failing. It’s time to leave facebook before our entire souls are removed. Take the Red Pill, Neo…
Living With Less. A Lot Less. - From NYTimes
Great opinion piece about living with less in today’s Sunday NYTimes by Treehugger founder Graham Hill. How much of your life is spent worrying about what you want to buy or managing what you’ve already purchased? Answer for me is “too much.” Here’s an excerpt:
In a study published last year titled “Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century,” researchers at U.C.L.A. observed 32 middle-class Los Angeles families and found that all of the mothers’ stress hormones spiked during the time they spent dealing with their belongings. Seventy-five percent of the families involved in the study couldn’t park their cars in their garages because they were too jammed with things.
Our fondness for stuff affects almost every aspect of our lives. Housing size, for example, has ballooned in the last 60 years. The average size of a new American home in 1950 was 983 square feet; by 2011, the average new home was 2,480 square feet. And those figures don’t provide a full picture. In 1950, an average of 3.37 people lived in each American home; in 2011, that number had shrunk to 2.6 people. This means that we take up more than three times the amount of space per capita than we did 60 years ago.
Interesting analysis of favorite NFL teams based on Facebook page likes. Evidently we actually are more than just red and blue states. More here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-data-science/nfl-fans-on-facebook/10151298370823859
Who else is ready for the weekend?