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Hurricanes with Female Names Kill More Deadly

Study Claims Hurricanes with Female Names More Deadly Because People Take Them Less Seriously

Whether identifying changes in public policy that could do exponential good or revealing internal assumptions about the way the world works, mental models are the best construct I’ve ever come across to categorize, analyze, study, document, and reflect upon the universe.  Yesterday, The Washington Post published an example of cognitive bias when it detailed how how subconscious beliefs can…

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It’s Nestlé Dividend Day for American Stockholders!

Good morning, fellow Nestlé stockholders!  It’s that magical day of the year when the annual dividend gets paid out to American owners (or, technically, those who have opted to buy the ADR).  While those of you who hold your shares of Nestlé through Switzerland directly got your 2.15 CHF per share dividend on April 17th, those of you who opt for the Nestlé ADR traded here in the United States (which is likely most of you) get your dividends today!

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Lobby The Langham Huntington Pasadena California Hotel

The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena

We are staying The Langham Huntington in Pasadena. It’s a very cool, old hotel with a unique history sitting on 23 acres. The gift shop sells a book detailing the timeline, which I bought and hope to get to later. For now, I’ll paraphrase Wikipedia: It was originally constructed in 1907 by civil war veteran General Wentworth. Four years later, railroad tycoon Henry Huntington – we visited his home and gardens earlier today – bought it and, within 36 months, had it reopened under his name.

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena

After viewing the fields of Ojai yesterday, we decided to go to Pasadena today, with a quick detour to La Cañada Flintridge.  A big thank you to A Patel, who suggested in the comments on the post about Montecito that we stop by The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens.  This place is wonderful!  I knew next…

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Beautiful Mountains on Way to Ojai

Ojai and the Santa Ynez Valley Make Me Want to Buy a Farm

I’ve never seen land like the real estate in the Ynez Valley, including the drive to Ojai, California. This is one of, if not the, most beautiful place in the United States. Once you make it out of the cities, it’s nothing but huge, rolling fields with tractors going through them, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, citrus, cattle, and horses; it’s perfection.

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Windmills, Bakeries, Breweries, and Barack Obama Chia Pets in the Danish Town of Solvang

We finally arrived after our drive from Santa Barbara to Solvang and this place is like a time warp!  The whole village is old-school Danish, complete with windmills, brewing companies, bakeries, toy stores, candles; it’s legit.  You can rent bicycles and ride around the streets or go pick up an expensive carved cuckoo clock.  I…

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