Alpha-gal allergy, also known as meat allergy or Mammalian Meat Allergy (MMA),[1] is a reaction to galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose (alpha-gal), whereby the body is overloaded with immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies on contact with the carbohydrate.[2] The alpha-gal molecule is found in all mammals apart from Old World monkeys and the apes, including humans.

Someone with Mammalian Meat Allergy could eat a person, but not a hamburger.

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Information overload sucks, so we aggressively filter. Noise becomes signal. Lack of meaning is confusing, so we fill in the gaps. Signal becomes a story. Need to act fast lest we lose our chance, so we jump to conclusions. Stories become decisions. This isn’t getting easier, so we try to remember the important bits. Decisions inform our mental models of the world.

Good summary and categorization of cognitive biases.

Source: https://betterhumans.coach.me/cognitive-bi...
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The brainchild of Athelstan Spilhaus, Dean of the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology, the Minnesota Experimental City (MXC) was a proposed but unbuilt planned community near Swatara, Minnesota. Envisioned as a model city, the MXC was to be an urban experiment, testing new things rather than adopting existing best practices.

 

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Legend excerpted from a client map. Did this before articulating five components for Confab Central 2017 talk, which are: sites, people, systems, content types, products.

Five was a nice number for the talk but I think there are probably more components I want to articulate.

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Sitemapping. Content modeling. Content marketing. Wireframing. Prototyping. ➝ all common

Content strategizing, no. Information architecturing, no. Designing, often. Graphic designing, no. User experience designing, no. User experiencing, no. UX'ing (ugh) sometimes.

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"Computer, play The Current."
"Playing Current Hits from..."
"Computer stop. Computer, play eighty-nine three the current."
"I'm sorry, I can't find any station called eighty-nine three the current."
"Computer, play eighty-nine point three the current."
"Playing eighty-nine point three the current from TuneIn."

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Music performance Music production Recording music - mixing, mastering

Design Urban design Sustainability and design Modeling. Big picture. Designing through understanding the whole thing.

Cycling

Mindfulness, joy, happiness

Lists and blogging

Space. Cosmicness. Everything is.

Craftsmanship. Quality. Giving a damnedness.

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I'm not so sure that users should always come first on design projects. I think about it like remodeling an old building. You could go up to all of the people who happen to be near the old building or who have visited recently and ask them why they came to the old building and what they think they would like to do there. You could do a bunch of surveys of the neighborhood and figure out what the neighborhood is missing. Does it need a grocery store? A coffee shop? Those are good places to start. But not all buildings are well-suited to be a coffee shop. And you might not be well-suited to run one. So I think you need to start with the infrastructure, the building itself, and you what you want.

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Cancer had given her a clarity she had not known before. She said that ever since her diagnosis, she saw life as an incredible gift. Her experience with almost dying actually introduced her to her own life. And that even the challenges and difficulties in life felt like opportunities to grow and appreciate the magnificence of every shred of it even more deeply. She calmly and gently explained that there was no secret to her other than an unflinching and unshakable positivity. Simply being alive was her source of constant joy.

 

Source: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/andrew-...
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