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Links for Saturday, May 16, 2009

  • New York Times: What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage – “I listened, rapt, as professional trainers explained how they taught dolphins to flip and elephants to paint. Eventually it hit me that the same techniques might work on that stubborn but lovable species, the American husband.
  • Seattle Times: Sammamish Trails Tied to Burke-Gilman For a Total of 42 miles – “With the opening of a 1.5-mile connector trail through Marymoor Park on Thursday, a cyclist or hiker can now ride or walk all the way from Fremont to Issaquah entirely on trails.
  • Business Week: A Bad Time to Be A Professional – “What unites all of these groups is that they are all producers of “intangible investments.” That is, engineers, scientists, computer software engineers, artists, designers, and so forth all create long-lived intellectual property which has the potential to contribute to the economy. This includes new software programs, new products, new pieces of art and so forth. Writers produce written works of various degrees of usefulness, but in the aggregate are beneficial.
  • Seattle Times: Jerry Large: A recipe for Growing Good Men – “The parts of the brain that affect focus, forethought, impulse control, judgment, empathy and insight mature later in males.” – Via Prashant.