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July
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  10:53:05 PM

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The New York Times strongly endorsed the legalisation of marijuana in its weekend editorial. In a move which may surprise some readers, the government office which advises President "Of course I inhaled — that was the point!" Obama thinks this is ridiculous. We have republished its cogent arguments


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July
29th
  5:30:18 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140729

+ The most popular story on MercatorNet at the moment is "If love is all that matters, why is incest still taboo?

 


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July
28th
  10:07:11 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140728

Hi there, 

Back again with something very useful. "Never put off today what you can put off till tomorrow" is advice which has always appealed to me. The really important stuff, I mean. But the trivial and inconsequential things I like to do as a matter of urgency.

I have already used up quite a number of words to describe this behaviour, but this evening I discovered a single lapidary word for it: precrastination. Admittedly it is a new word, invented by some psychologists, but it is worth its weight in gold at MercatorNet. It means, they say, "the hastening of subgoal completion, even at the expense of extra physical effort". 

From now on, when I immerse myself in subgoal completion from 9am to about 4pm, I won't have to feel ashamed of it. I will not be fluffing around, wasting my time or inverting priorities. I will be precrastinating. Perhaps we can start a movement. 

Cheers,


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July
25th
  7:09:36 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140725

>>The most popular article on the website today is "The muddled iconography of women bishops", by Carolyn Moynihan.


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July
23rd
  10:03:29 AM

NEWSLETTER 20140723

>> Today's most popular article on the website is "We were wrong, says former regulator of Dutch euthanasia". 

 


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July
22nd
  11:47:21 AM

NEWSLETTER 20140722

>> the most popular story of this week so far is "We were wrong, says former regulator of Dutch euthanasia"

 


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July
21st
  2:04:42 PM

The Islamic Caliphate


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July
18th
  11:31:02 AM

NEWSLETTER 20140718


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July
17th
  10:27:29 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140717

>> Our Family Edge editor, Tamara Rajakariar, found this joyful and inspiring clip of a 12-sibling family band, the Willis Family. Here they appear on America's Got Talent. Check it out!


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July
16th
  4:08:21 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140716

>> the most popular article on MercatorNet at the moment is still 18-year old male not having sex. World freaks out


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