Patt Morrison for August 20, 2012

The Masters - Round One
After more than three quarters of a century, women will for the first time be included on the membership rolls of Augusta National Golf Club.
Romney And Cain Address Defending American Dream Summit
“Forget super PACs... which can take unlimited contributions but must name their donors. More money is being spent on TV advertising in the presidential race by social welfare nonprofits, known as 501(c)(4)s for their section of the tax code, than by any other type of independent group.
Phillis Diller And New Boyfriend

Comedy legend Phyllis Diller dies in Los Angeles at the age of 95

One of the most celebrated and influential female standup comediennes of all time has passed away. Sadly, Phyllis Diller died today in Los Angeles at the age of 95.

Debt collection companies take heat for bending the rules

Tough times have meant extreme measures for the debt collection industry. In the aftermath of ‘The Great Recession,’ tactics used to get debtors to pay up have included threats, incessant phone calls and calls at strange hours, lying about arrest or incarceration and others… and some are illegal.
Between 1968 and 1974, researchers from Stanford University studied delayed gratification in 650 four-year-olds by offering them a single marshmallow. Once given the marshmallow, the children were told they could eat it immediately or wait a few minutes and receive two instead.
Hello Goodbye Hello
Imagine a game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon that winds through a series of interlinked connections between hundreds of historical figures and you start to get a picture of Craig Brown’s clever new book “Hello Goodbye Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings.
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