This article, basically, came out last year in the Stanford Magazine. Implication was that being a woman 'allowed' them to table her concerns...she was thought to be alarmist.
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Sheila Bair was the head of the FDIC during the financial crisis, and one of the few government figures who saw the mass mortgage foreclosures coming. Unfortunately, nobody listened to her. An interesting article about the internal workings of the government struggling with the crisis.
These are kind of like TED talks, except all focused on long-term thinking (the Long Now Foundation tries to encourage people to think about a 10,000-year time frame). Audio is available for free, including via iTunes; for video, unfortunately, you have to be a Long Now Foundation member.
Everything about this vintage North Carolina v. Maryland matchup reads like a hall of fame recap. Jordan, Len Bias, Sam Perkins, Kenny Smith, Brad Daugherty and more battle it out in the Cole Field House.
Protip: skip to 10:30 for a monster dunk at the buzzer.
Fred MacMurray is a professor so absent minded that he forgot to go to his own wedding--three times. He did, however, invent a material which bounces higher than it fell, with hilarious results. This classic film is approximately a thousand times better than the modern remake (Flubber)--I highly recommend it even if you hated that.
Delorme has partnered with SPOT to bring satellite "text messaging" to the masses--the masses who can afford a few hundred dollars for a GPS and a monthly subscription fee. Delorme has also announced a transmitter that will pair with Android phones to provide the same capability.
I'll be honest with you: this book, unabridged, is huge. I read it because I'm a little bit stubborn about not liking to read abridgments, but that might be the wiser way to go for most people. You can cut 200 pages and lose nothing important; after that you have to start compromising. Abridged or unabridged, though, it's Victor Hugo's masterpiece and one of the greatest books ever written.
This was my introduction to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien--I remember my father reading it to me and my siblings when I was probably 5 years old. I read the Lord of the Rings books when I was in high school, but The Hobbit still has a special place in my heart, and I expect I'll read it to my own kids some day, too.
If you've read Homer, pick up the next part of the story with Virgil's classic telling of the story of Aeneas, who fled Troy as the Greeks sacked it and became the founder of Rome. If you haven't read Homer, go ahead and read Virgil anyway (I like it better). My favorite translation, by Frederick Ahl, maintains the poetry of the original more than most English translations do.
Read Franklin's story of his own life in his own words, and remember that before he was a Founding Father, he was a printer and a writer. Some of his wry observations on contemporary society seem surprisingly astute more than two hundred years later...