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The Baffler,  January 13, 2015

Daily Bafflements

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• Last week we let you know about a great little service called Poopsenders, that will anonymously send dung to someone you’re not happy with. If your sensibilities are offended, but you’ve still got a certain message to send, ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com is an alternative. As their website describes, “pay us money, provide an address anywhere in the world & we’ll send them so much glitter in an envelope that they’ll be finding that shit everywhere for weeks.”  (Via Patrick Blanchfield.)

• The only thing more rewarding than eating better and exercising to combat your obesity is sharing that “data” with your employer, don’t you think? Here’s the BBC on Jawbone’s new program to track employees’ health and performance.

• Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that, “based on enough Facebook Likes, computers can judge your personality traits better than your friends, family and even your partner.”

• Not only did this UK think tank (“committed to promoting peace, dialogue and co-operation between nations and civilisations”) have its interns work for free, but one of its directors charged those interns “£300 a go” for job references, the Guardian reports.

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