James Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, is a Class A director of the board of directors of the New York Federal Reserve. What does that mean? Not only does he run one of the biggest banks in the U.S., he’s on the board of the institution that regulates the biggest banks in the U.S. — he helps make the rules and benefits from them. Definitely seems like the best way to go about things, doesn’t it?
Well, if the man wants to have his cake and eat it, too… The Other 98% posse was willing to let him do just that. With a petition on every plate, of course.
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In 2012, Matt Damon helped pay tribute to the late historian and author Howard Zinn. This rendition of a speech Zinn gave in 1970 on civil disobedience is one of his most powerful performances to date.
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If youre one of the lucky few Fallout 4 players whos managed to peel themselves off the sofa, you might be wondering: How long could I actually survive in a post-nuclear war world?
The basic premise of Fallout 4 is a nuclear war has ravaged Earth andthe few who have survivedmust retreat to fallout shelters or vaults. But could you actually live like this for any prolonged period of time?
Theres a lot to think about. First youre going to need undergroundshelter to protect yourself from the damaging particles of ionizing radiation. Prolonged exposure to this nasty stuff cancause serious illness, and eventually death. If you figure that out, youve then got to start to thinking about how you’re going to get food and drink down here, needing to be 61 meters (200 feet) beneaththe surfacefor safety. Finally, if you want to be in your shelter for a long time, youre going to need an energy source.
Thankfully, this episode ofAmerican Chemical Society’s Reactions YouTube series has broken it down and givessome handy tipson surviving thepost-apocalypticnuclear fallout.
Remember to write notes you never know.
Main image credit:International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons/Flickr. (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/physics/how-survive-real-life-fallout
Over the past 80 million years, not much has changed with the basic biological function of breast-feeding. The only thing that’s really changed is the debate about breast-feeding vs. formula. (For the record, I know what matters is that each mom makes the decision that’s best for herself and her baby.)
I’m a dude, so I didn’t know about a lot of this stuff. There’s some really cool information about breast-feeding, formula, different types of milk, and some of the debates surrounding breast-feeding.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/6-minutes-on-the-history-of-breast-feeding-and-how-it-relates-to-modern-moms