The Oscars

Owl Post 4-16-2012

The link for the stories is now the title. Enjoy!

The Downside of Cohabiting Before Marriage:

What do they call doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result? “AT 32, one of my clients (I’ll call her Jennifer) had a lavish wine-country wedding. By then, Jennifer and her boyfriend had lived together for more than four years. The event was attended by the couple’s friends, families and two dogs.”

Will Apple lawsuit mean cheaper e-books?

(CNN) — For consumers, the news that the Department of Justice is suing Apple and several publishers, accusing them of price-fixing, boils down to one kitchen-table question: Will this mean my e-books will get cheaper?

We Don’t Need More Time:

We’re always rushed, always on the move, never having enough time. Almost everyone I know has little room for error in their schedule. Tragically, most people have little time for the things in life that they would say are the most important to them. When we over-schedule ourselves in the belief that we can do everything, we stop being human and try to become godlike—not only impossible but also incredibly arrogant. Most of us are living at a pace that is not only unsustainable; it’s also unbiblical.

A tale of the Titanic tape; Titanic Infograph:

It was one of the most amazing technological feats of the day. A century ago, the most amazing piece of nautical workmanship set sail on a voyage that would be its only one. Today, we look back and think how the ship that couldn’t be sunk fell victim to the now-common term, “user error”.

Why Airport Security Is Broken— And How To Fix It:

Airport security in America is broken. I should know. For 3½ years—from my confirmation in July 2005 to President Barack Obama’s inauguration in January 2009—I served as the head of the Transportation Security Administration. 

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore:

I really liked the winner of this year’s Oscar for best short film, animated. Hope you enjoy it too!