The Edgy Optimist

Stop Obsessing Over Exorbitant CEO Pay

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Future Tense

Is It Possible MH370 Didn’t Crash in the Indian Ocean After All?

The fuzzy math behind the search.


Put Your Clothes On!

Why I hate nudity on television.

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