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Nails or Screws?

You’ve got a weekend project that involves working with wood. Maybe you’re building a weightlifting platform or a workbench or a dining room table.  Whatever your DIY project, one question is likely to arise: should you use nails or screws to fasten the pieces of wood together? Like most things in life and craftsmanship, it […]

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Ernest Hemingway’s Favorite Hamburger

Ernest Hemingway had a huge appetite for life. Whether pounding away at his typewriter, deep sea fishing off the Florida Keys, hunting from the mountains of the American West to the savannas of Africa, or issuing journalistic dispatches and even running his own reconnaissance patrols on the frontlines of war, he had a outsized hunger […]

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Podcast #541: The Art of Noticing

Quick, name the president who’s on the dime. Or think about the letters and numbers on your license plate. Were you stumped for a moment? That’s the strange thing about our powers of observation: we can look at something a thousand times, and never really notice it. Our struggle to notice what’s around us is even worse […]