What Began at Occupy Wall Street Is Reverberating in Today’s Democratic Primary

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But it’s happening on a different part of the ballot that doesn’t get enough coverage.

t looks to be a big night for the two presidential frontrunners, which leaves next week’s ‘do in Indiana as the last possible chance for anything to shift at that level. But tonight’s action is enlivened because there are a number of critical down-ballot races, especially as regards the Democratic chances of regaining the Senate this fall. In Maryland, Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards, both incumbent congresspeople, are locked up in a serious hooley that could go either way, Edwards being the choice of what can loosely be called the Sanders/Warren wing of the party, and a darling of the Netroots. Also in Maryland, there’s an expensive three-way congressional race between a wealthy dilettante, a very promising young Democratic neophyte, and the wife of Chris Matthews. There also is a vigorous primary campaign for…

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Making In The 1930’s

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We like to think that the maker movement is something new.  Actually making has  been around for a long time and magazines back in the 1930’s like Popular Science and Popular mechanics fed the need for people to make stuff.  My grandfather had a shop and I suspect that a lot of other people did to.  A whole back I found a collection of stuff to make printed by Popular Science. some things in the book are strange to people today and much of it is downright dangerous.  It’s all fun though.

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One thing that was in a lot of the article was using recycled materials, like inner tubes to make springs for sofas for instance.

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Or the frame from a Model T magneto to make a workshop air compressor.

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Some of the projects were fairly simple. Still I imagine that you could make these and sell them.

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There were some things…

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10 Daily Habits That Will Radically Improve Your Life

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Platitudes won’t help you. I know, I’ve tried to implement them all. They’re frustrating.

Go for it! Live for today! Stay motivated!

No kidding.

I’m more interested in how we can radically improve our lives.  How can we stay truly motivated? How can we maintain hyper-efficiencies?  How can we stay happy at work? How can we find true fulfillment by cultivating the most attractive aspects of your personality?

Here are ten unexpected things you can do daily to radically improve your life:

1. Don’t obsess over “how” you’ll do something.

Four years ago when I launched my agency Silverback Social, I just did it. I knew that I wanted to create a digital agency that led with social media. I had no idea how I was going to do it.

2. Invest in clothes that fit.  Yes, seriously.

My dress shirts, and suits are all custom made. This…

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