Warren Buffett: There’s Folly in Wonderland

billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett

The billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett disclosed Friday that he had earned profits for shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway by speculating in the Brazilian currency, the real, and by buying a large stake in a French pharmaceutical company, Sanofi-Aventis.

He also complained that many other companies were overstating earnings, and he expressed puzzlement that their auditors let them get away with it.

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NASA’s New Radar Maps of the Moon

NASA’s New Radar Maps of the Moon

NASA has obtained new high-resolution radar maps of the Moon’s south pole–a region the space agency is considering as a landing site when astronauts return to the Moon in the years ahead.

“We now know the south pole has peaks as high as Mt. McKinley and crater floors four times deeper than the Grand Canyon,” says Doug Cooke, deputy associate administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters. “These data will be an invaluable tool for advance planning of lunar missions.”

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Special Guest Appearance at “Messaging” Boot Camp

Make Your Message Count

Does your message work? You only have 10 seconds to connect before a person tunes you out. That’s the bad news. The good news is that improving the first 10 seconds allows for a HUGE leap in communications.

On Saturday, March 1st, the DaVinci Institute will be hosting the “Make Your Message Count” Boot Camp in Louisville, Colorado from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

NOTE: Dave Taylor will be making a special guest appearance on Saturday. See bio after the jump.

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Strong Evidence of Global Cooling

Strong Evidence of Global Cooling

Several areas around the planet are experiencing record cold and snow pack — in the face of all the predictions of global warming.

Now there is word that all four major global temperature tracking outlets have released data showing that temperatures have dropped significantly over the last year. California meteorologist Anthony Watts says the amount of cooling ranges from 65-hundredths of a degree Centigrade to 75-hundreds of a degree.

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Who Have Better Memories: Men or Women?

Who Have Better Memories: Men or Women?

Information about even the tiniest details of our daily lives zooms along neurons in our brains and is processed and saved in some predetermined location. How and what information is stored in the memory is in part dependent on whether an individual is a man or a woman. While the underlying mechanisms that explain memory differences between men and women are largely unknown, the fact that there are differences remains an intriguing and insightful area of scientific study. New evidence, reported last week in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science, indicates that there exist significant differences between men and women pertaining to a unique type of long-term memory known as episodic memory.

Although there are exceptions, in general, relative to men, women appear to have better long-term episodic memory—memories of events or experiences, such as weddings or accidents, that tend to be verbal in nature, meaning the memories are associated with words, whether heard, spoken, or written.

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Why It’s OK to Settle for Mr. Good Enough

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Actually, he may be Mr. Good Enough

Still holding out for Mr. Right, even as middle age quickly approaches? Don’t hold your breath, says Lori Gottlieb. Here, the
author and single mom explains why true love may be a fantasy — and why that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Excerpted from “Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough” from the March 2008 issue of The Atlantic magazine.
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