Lucky Peach editor-in-chief Chris Ying and sustainability consultant Peter Freed take a look at the carbon emissions of two noted restaurants — Noma in Copenhagen and Frankies 457 in Brooklyn — to emphasize how the operations of a restaurant can affect the environment. And it turns out that very often, simple measures can be taken for an establishment to reduce its carbon emissions.

AKA THESE DUDES ARE GETTING CLOSE TO MAKING THE CASE THAT IT’S BENEFICIAL TO EAT OUT VS EAT @ HOME FOR THE ENVIRONMENT FYI ALL SINGLE DUDES EVERYWHERE ACROSS GLOBE

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This checklist is meant for your personal use, so you can have a wish-list of rationality habits and see if you’re acquiring good habits. It’s not meant to be a way to get a ‘how rational are you?’ score, but, rather, to help you notice specific habits you might want to develop.

The splendid isolation of masculinity has emerged from so much iconography—the cowboy, the astronaut, the gangster—that almost every hero in the past fifty years has been a figure of loneliness. Current pop culture is even more extreme: It doesn’t just celebrate the lonely man; it also despises men in groups.

Quote IconSocial media, like Twitter and Facebook, has the effect of tamping down diversity of opinion and stifling debate about public affairs. It makes people less likely to voice opinions, particularly when they think their views differ from those of their friends, according to a report published Tuesday by researchers at Pew Research Center and Rutgers University.

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I don’t question the results of the survey, but isn’t “keeping some of your opinions to yourself” a pretty common thing both on and offline? More importantly, isn’t that the basis for civilizations being able to actually flourish? Jerks who are openly mad at each other over social issues don’t build bridges, schools or anything else.

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this is generational.  it doesn’t apply to my dad but it applies to me.