March 2011

Lou Gehrig, the Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth

March 31, 2011

When Lou Gehrig was born on 19 June 1903, he weighed almost fourteen pounds. As a man, he stood six-feet tall and weighed 200 pounds. He was one of the greatest baseball players of his day. Hell, he was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Gehrig made his debut with the New […]

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Tsunami Survivor Searches for Wife and Mother

March 28, 2011

The Los Angeles Times reports that while the Japanese government is trying to help survivors of the recent earthquake and tsunami, resources are spread too thin. Rather than waiting for help that might never arrive, some folks are taking action themselves. For instance, 43-year-old Hideaki Akaiwa donned scuba gear (or perhaps a wetsuit) and swam […]

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People Are Awesome

March 25, 2011

My name is J.D. Roth. For the past five years, I’ve written a personal-finance blog called Get Rich Slowly. As that site has grown, it’s been fantastic to meet and mingle with readers from around the world. Along the way, I’ve learned something about human nature. Put simply: People are awesome. Sure, we make mistakes. […]

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