Why an MRI costs $1,080 in America and $280 in... →
greenstate: On Friday, the International Federation of Health Plans — a global insurance trade association that includes more than 100 insurers in 25 countries — released more direct evidence. It surveyed its members on the prices paid for 23 medical services and products in different countries, asking after everything from a routine doctor’s visit to a dose of Lipitor to coronary bypass...
zackules: If I get a total of 100 tumblr followers by this Friday, I will post something special from my new book, Broxo, which comes out from First Second books this October! Follow this guy, people!! This is the dude who made our Wet Hot American Summer St. Jude fundraiser happen last year!!
"Best" Scenes from this week's Conservative PAC...
At the “Red Carpet Blogger Awards” at CPAC, 2/10/12. Rappers: Steven Crowder and Chris Loesch. A Conservative’s Tips For Finding The Right Mate
The Regrets of the Dying, Numbers 6 thru 11
A nurse asked her dying patients to look back on their lives and share what they regretted most. The top five most common were: I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. I wish I didn’t work so hard. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. I wish that I had let myself...
30 New Things, Day 14. Re-imagining the calendar.
My friend @katekrontiris blogs about my horrible day planner, and offers some inspirations for how to port over a more personalized and inspirational calendaring system into the digital sphere. katekrontiris: #universeworksinweirdways After moaning to a friend early this morning about how bad I am at managing my own time, I had an interesting conversation this evening about re-imagining the...
Running through the St. Jude campus was the highlight of my marathon, and possibly of my whole running career. (Career? Sure why not). Wearing the St. Jude hero shirt you get a ton of attention, but it’s amazing for this one moment to feel that incredible bond with such a huge group of folks who are affected by St. Jude. Thanks to Anna for sacrificing some amazing high fives to grab this...
RB 188: SOPA on the Ropes(?) →
Listen: or download | …also in Ogg The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) — a U.S. House bill that would give the Department of Justice the authority to demand that ISPs block sites accused of hosting…
Operation: Suck it Trebek
I ran the first 4 marathons of my life between May and October of this year. The first two in May were just to finish. The third in October was to see how I was doing. The fourth two weeks after that was just to enjoy the scenery. But I’ve still never set a goal time to aspire. I was running my last 20-miler today — my last long run before the St. Jude Marathon in 2 weeks. And looking at...
Anthony Griffith recalls his struggle as a father...
Shout out to the 15 or so donors who donated to St. Jude in the last week. You know who you are. My secret sponsor matched you with $1087.30! I’m just astounded. Anyone who donates to St. Jude before this Saturday will be matched by $2.62 per dollar! And yes, I’m still going to eat four huge burritos and run a mile. I’m hungry. And I’m ITCHING to run. So put your money...
Performance at the marathon on Sunday! →
I've been making raps
and rhymes for St. Jude donors who give $25 or more. Would anyone be interested in seeing them? Or if you are a donor can I write one for you?
joshruben: As my catharsis for hating Tree of Life, I wrote this with Pat. Edited by Sam Jacobson, shot by Vince, produced by Halavah.
I’m not gonna lie. It’s been over a month since I’ve had a proper run. I’ve done moving, biking, and crossfit in between, but the running just wasn’t happening. Now I’m settled into Cambridge and I met up with a friend for a 6-mile at 6:30 this morning. The run took about an hour. Figuring out how to connect the Garmin to my laptop took about 2 hours. But...
berker: In memory of Seth Young I edited that.
Make me a millionaire!
Or just make a couple of bucks for St. Jude. I’m registered for the Memphis St. Jude marathon in December, and raising some serious money to support their mission. DONATE HERE! If you are not aware, St. Jude is one of the top children’s cancer research and treatment hospitals on the planet. With the support of contributors like you they are able to treat children living with cancer...
How I feel most of the time
A human mission to Mars is technologically feasible, but hugely expensive...– From the abstract of an article inviting a two-man crew to hurtle through space in a tiny capsule for 6 months, expose themselves to harmful cosmic radiation, and set up a colony on a hostile, distant planet with no hope of return to Earth. Sign me up! http://journalofcosmology.com/Mars108.html
If Bret Easton Ellis had written "The Babysitter's...
“Earlier at Kristy’s house I had been entirely on edge as our mein fuhrer tasked out assignments and then barely paid attention when Mary-Anne went to the bathroom to puke up her lunch. Some great friend, Kristi. Some great club we have going here. Still, it was better than being at home, especially now that my dad decided it was time to put my Grandma Mimi in a nursing home and told me that...
RT @michigannews: Obama pledges swift response after Kalamazoo River oil spill http://bit.ly/dig37F