2. What Does It Take To Be Grateful? Thoughts from Br. David Steindl-Rast, O.B.
3. HUGE Surprise: “Charitable giving not keeping up with highest incomes.” See also this story: “As times got tough in the recent recession, the less well-off of America’s citizens became more generous when giving to charity. But at the same time, wealthy Americans cut the proportion of their incomes they donated, according to a new study that analyzed data from tax returns.”
6. The Karl Marx credit card: “In the land once called East Germany, in a town once called Karl-Marx-Stadt, a bank called Sparkasse Chemnitz ran an online poll letting customers vote for images to place on their credit cards. And the hands-down winner was Karl Marx…”
(H/T: Tyler Cowen.)
7. See also the hilarity that results from Smokey, the Tennessee Vols mascot, bundled up in a blanket during the Tennessee vs. Kentucky game. (The temperature in Knoxville during the game was in the 40s.)