link saturday: excessive medical care, smart social programs, 2 minute walks

– Atul Gawande has a great article about excessive medical care and what some places are doing to fight it. It’s a long read, but worth it!

– So Seymour Hersh wrote a long article claiming the government lied about a lot of things regarding Osama bin Laden’s death, including the fact that Pakistan gave him up to the US. There are a bunch of articles that point out a lot of flaws with the article, but the Columbia Journalism Review says we should take it more seriously. So…?

Smart Social Programs – social programs do help improve social mobility. Let’s have more of them!

A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting – encouraging, I guess!

The mathematically proven winning strategy for 14 of the most popular games (thanks Jessica!)

– ABC is making a new Muppet show – the trailer looks OK, but man the voices are wrong!

– The fact that people make wrong predictions (about Obamacare being a disaster, etc.) and then don’t take responsibility for them makes me sad.

Playing With My Son: An experiment in forced nostalgia and questionable parenting – pretty awesome!

SpaceX made some awesome travel posters for Mars – I love art deco! (this is “art deco”, right? Whatever this is, that’s what I like)

@_FloridaMan Beguiles With the Hapless and Harebrained – here’s @_FloridaMan on Twitter, and here are the best @_FloridaMan tweets. There are some gems in there!

Joining The Avengers Is As Deadly As Jumping Off A Four-Story Building

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