Greg & Maisie’s Great Adventure, Chapter 3: Welcome to Happy

Maisie (the Culinary Concierge) and I began our 3 Cards, 3 Continents Round-the-World adventure on Tuesday, September 13th.  The primary themes are luxury travel (both flights & hotels) and great food from around the world.  In this series of posts titled “Greg & Maisie’s Great Adventure,” I’ll detail highlights from our travel and food experiences…

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Lowcountry Catboat Cruising | Cruising World

Silent Maid
Built by the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia in 2009, the 33-foot catboat Silent Maid explores the Lowcountry.
Courtesy Sam Norwood

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Well below the Mason-Dixon Line, the Lowcountry of South Carolina and

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The best foods to feed your gut microbiome

It’s important to feed your gut microbiome good food because it feeds you. This Washington Post article (gift link, no paywall) by Anahad O’Connor provides a good summary of current knowledge.

Every time you eat, you are feeding trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that live inside your gut. But are you feeding them the right foods?

Scientists used to

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Capital One Spark Miles Business Card Review (2022)

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Majorization & Polymatroids | The Leisure of the Theory

The majorization relationship arises frequently in Economic applications, most recently in the context of information design (see Kleiner, Moldovanu and Strack (2021) for instance). This post highlights the connection between optimization problems involving the majorization relationship and polymatroid optimization problems.

The majorization relationship is a partial order on vectors. If x is an n-vector, denote the j^th largest component by x_[j].  Let

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