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The key to engaging empathy is what has been called “the identifiable victim effect.” As the economist Thomas Schelling, writing forty-five years ago, mordantly observed, “Let a six-year-old girl with brown hair need thousands of dollars for an operation that will prolong her life until Christmas, and the post office will be swamped with nickels and dimes to save her. But let it be reported that without a sales tax the hospital facilities of Massachusetts will deteriorate and cause a barely perceptible increase in preventable deaths—not many will drop a tear or reach for their checkbooks.”

Paul Bloom: The Case Against Empathy : The New Yorker

 
 
 
Three days is a good starting point, but even during run-of-the-mill disasters, water access can be down for much longer than that. After spending hours reading prepper blogs and forums, it seems the general consensus is that you should have at least two weeks worth of water on hand. So for a single person, that’s 14 gallons of water. For a family of four, that would mean you’d need 56 gallons of water.

How Much Spare Water You Should Store for Emergencies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We’ve known for a while that exercise can boost your energy level and your productivity, but if you get a short, high-intensity workout first thing in the morning, it can give you the same boost as a cup of coffee—and you’ll enjoy that effect much longer.

When Exercise Can Offer the Same Boost as Coffee (and When It Can’t)

 
 

shibe-doge:

officialdoges:

i saw that missouri university of science and technology went all out for april fools day

Why.

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