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The Mindful Poker Player

Originally posted on Robert Turner Poker:
There is not much distinction between an average player and a great player. The average player can do much to improve his mental game. Never underestimate the power of your mind. Meditation can be…

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An Ecology of Assholes

Originally posted on norabateson:
photo by Indiana Vatikiotis-Bateson (This piece has a different tone than most of my work, it is a little bit of satire and grit, and given the times, I think some measure of spunk is needed. Not…

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What are some important, but uncomfortable truths that many people learn when transitioning into adulthood?

Compared to others, certain ethnicities and races (and genders, sexual orientations, and so on) are just plain royally f*cked from the day they’re born (also depending on locale and time period). ⁃ Bad things constantly happen to good people. Good … Continue reading

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Has the US ever been so divided in modern times? Is it going to get worse?

In the US and in several other nations, we seem to be sliding back to a socio-political-industrial-military situation that is similar to the Gilded Age of the late 19th century. Vast income inequality, nasty divisive partisan politics, chest-thumping nationalism, military … Continue reading

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$400,000 100-hand Video Poker payout from $500 max bet (@$5/hand) at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 

$400,000 100-hand Video Poker payout for quad (‘four of a kind’) Aces (AAAA) (at max bet $500, (5 credits/hand $1/credit) placed on 100 hands) $1,085,391 paid out on Superbowl Sunday (Feb 5, 2017) for hitting a Jackpot on a three-reel … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley’s Quest to Crack the God Code

Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever – The New Yorker

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Kellyanne Conway is a Star

She’s one of the only officials inThe White House,, other than President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to have Secret Service protection — which staffers receive at the special request of the president, who has famously referred to her as … Continue reading

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