Link25 (243) – The New Status Symbol Edition

For those of you that are new around here, every weekend we bring you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web in a list we refer to as “Link25″. This week, you’ll find everything from advice on staying married to a new status symbol, so get ready because this is Link25 (243) – The New Status Symbol Edition.


The new status symbol: it’s not what you spend – it’s how hard you work

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Almost 120 years ago, during the first Gilded Age, sociologist Thorstein Veblen coined the term “conspicuous consumption”. He used it to refer to rich people flaunting their wealth through wasteful spending. Why buy a thousand-dollar suit when a hundred-dollar one serves the same function? The answer, Veblen said, was power. The rich asserted their (click on the image to read the full article).

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How to Cure a Lionfish Sting!

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The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

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How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell? News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the most sophisticated polling data and analysis to cover the presidential campaign. The overwhelming assumption was that (Click on the image to read the full article).

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