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Advice of the Day for September 19th, 2013!

Posted by phduffy on 2013-09-19 12:41:38
 
Two pieces of advice today:
First, if you say "I like to think that I'm a jack of all trades but a master of none" and then smile like you just told a good joke, stop, because you didn't.

Secondly, if you're going on vacation, don't stress about things. You're on vacation.

Oh, bonus advice related to today's second advice and this link - if you're on a red eye flight, you might want to consider fasting - it appears to help adjust:
http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2013/02/18/12-things-to-eat-and-drink-when-taking-red-eye-and-6-things-to-avoid/

Actual websites of the day:
So, it's arguable that one of the major causes of the financial crisis was the terrible jobs ratings agencies did in evaluating debt that was repacked and sold as bonds. It seems like they're up to that again:
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/09/17/s-p-bond-deals-are-on-the-rise-since-it-relaxed-rating-criteria/?ref=todayspaper&_r=3

I really liked this article on the real origins of baseball, which might be late 1700s England or Germany:
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9681627/baseball-archaeologist-david-block