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My Friend Is in an Abusive Relationship - The Atlantic
Carl Jung called secrets “psychic poison,” and for good reason. Secrets are corrosive and go hand in hand with shame. And there seems to be a lot of secrecy around this. Your friend says that she doesn’t see a need to bring up the age difference with her therapist, because it’s a nonissue. But nonissues aren’t what we hide; it’s the issues we hide. I’m guessing that she rationalizes other aspects of her relationship as not worth bringing up with her therapist—and that these are the very ones they need to talk about.
13 hours ago
The Biggest Cities In The World From 1500 To 2018, Visualized - Digg
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15 hours ago
I Worked In College Admissions And Had To Admit A Bunch Of Mediocre Rich Kids
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23 hours ago
5 Dumb Words That May Have Cost Mark Zuckerberg $34 Billion — and How Not to Make the Same Mistake
But Parliament, which is investigating Facebook in its own right, summoned Six4Three founder Ted Kramer when he was on a business trip to London, and demanded he turn over the documents or be charged with contempt. Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee then published excerpts from the documents on its website — 250 pages of them.
facebook  socialmedia 
yesterday
The Coming Plague of Technological Loneliness – FutureSin – Medium
As Millennials and Gen Z are aging they are finding themselves in a peculiar society where it’s harder to meet people, harder to date, harder to actually enter into spontaneous human connection, period.

Oddly in many cases we are just giving up, having less sex, having less long-term relationships, meeting less — a steady decrease in face to face interaction.

Many of us are not even aware of our loneliness condition, just only that our new normal is leading to peculiar mental health issues such as anxiety, existential blues, a poorer quality of sleep.
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The Most Influential Academic Books in the Last 20 Years
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The World's Recycling Is in Chaos. Here's What Has to Happen | WIRED
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Stop Wasting Your Hard-Earned Free Time - Darius Foroux - Pocket
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These Women Are Making Indie Bookstores Great Again
We live in a world where, like it or not, everything needs to be an experience. Each sip of an artful latte, every stroll in the park, each encounter with a colorful brick wall and every trip to the book store could possibly be improved by the ability to share the experience with a carefully selected filter. The hashtag #bookstore appears 1.4 million times on Instagram, #bookstagram 18 million. The Books Are Magic mural is often tagged with both. The store currently has 27,000 of its own Instagram followers, a relatively large number for a bookstore. It does more than pique people's interest. It actually sells books.
bookstores 
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New Philadelphia Phillie Bryce Harper on rejecting $300 million, recruiting Mike Trout and playing in Philly for life
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Good enough to eat? The toxic truth about modern food | Books | The Guardian
It makes no sense to presume that there has been a sudden collapse in willpower across all ages and ethnic groups since the 1960s. What has changed most since the 60s is not our collective willpower but the marketing and availability of energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods. Some of these changes are happening so rapidly it’s almost impossible to keep track. Sales of fast food grew by 30% worldwide from 2011 to 2016 and sales of packaged food grew by 25%. Somewhere in the world, a new branch of Domino’s Pizza opened every seven hours in 2016.
food  health 
yesterday
College Admissions Scandal: FBI Targets Wealthy Parents - The Atlantic
His comment highlighted the mundanity of admissions favors for upper-crust children—when executed legally. Sometimes these favors are given through a practice known as “legacy admissions,” in which elite colleges give preference to an applicant who, say, is the child of an alumnus. A common denominator tends to be wealth, particularly if the applicant is otherwise underqualified. A parent may offer a college a handsome donation (and, sometimes, a namesake building) to boost her child’s admissions prospects.
college  crime  fbi  academia 
yesterday
A mystery pooper is tormenting Broadway
Non-union hopefuls often complain that Actors’ Equity mistreats them. But Broadway actors are upset that some shows, including “Sponge Bob Square Pants,” go on tour with non-union performers, who earn about four times less than Equity members.
union  labor 
yesterday
How Chickpeas Became So Popular in America - The Atlantic
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2 days ago
Australian Senator Egged At A Press Conference After Awful Christchurch Remarks - Digg
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2 days ago
Witness in Italian sex trial dies suddenly
According to Italy's Corriere della Sera daily, the hospital had run a battery of tests to determine the cause of her failing health, but finding nothing, had sent off samples to a specialised laboratory in the northern town of Pavia.

The results came back on March 6, five days after her death, suggesting the presence of "a mixture of radioactive substances which are not normally available for purchase", the paper said, citing unnamed sources.

Fadil's lawyer, Paolo Sevesi, said she had spoken to him about "her fear of having been poisoned", the AGI news agency reported.
2 days ago
John Lanchester’s ‘The Wall’ Sounds the Climate-Change Alarm
His mother’s deceptions took a significant toll on Lanchester’s mental health. He excelled in his study of English at St. John’s College, Oxford, but he also suffered a series of panic attacks and a mental breakdown. “The divorce between thought and feeling,” he told an interviewer, “was so complete I barely counted as human.”
2 days ago
The mass shooting in New Zealand was designed to spread on social media - The Verge
Both the video and the manifesto are designed to maximize attention. Early in the video, the shooter says, “Remember, lads, subscribe to PewDiePie,” a reference to popular YouTuber Felix Kjellberg, who has a history of promoting anti-Semitism. Kjellberg’s channel has the most subscribers on YouTube, at 89 million, and he has been attempting to recruit more so that he won’t be overtaken by another YouTube channel, T-Series.
"Both the video and the manifesto are designed to maximize attention"

A reference to this contest forces Kjellberg to disavow the shootings, which is exactly what he did. “I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person,” Kjellberg said to his 17 million followers on Twitter. Kjellberg’s position is unenviable; if he hadn’t disavowed the shootings immediately, it’s possible someone would have suggested his channel was somehow an inspiration to the killer or killers. But it’s also clear that if any of his many followers had missed the shootings, they were now aware of them.
altright  nazi  shooting  socialmedia 
2 days ago
counting to zero: the hapless math of English Studies – Alex Reid
But here’s the funny part. He determines, with a few caveats, that the decline in literary studies jobs is evenly spread across all periods and fields and that as such “the field structure of English stands out as remarkably and encouragingly firm.”

I don’t know. To me this is like standing on the curb and remarking at how evenly all the parts of your house are burning down.
work  writingstudies  academia  english 
3 days ago
New Zealand shooting: suspect appears in court – latest updates | World news | The Guardian
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3 days ago
Boeing Promised Pilots a 737 Software Fix Last Year, but They’re Still Waiting - The New York Times
The meetings last year between Boeing officials and the unions were cordial but direct. The pilots from Southwest and American who met with Boeing were frustrated that they hadn’t been notified of the newly installed software system in the 737 Max planes before the crash in Indonesia. The so-called maneuvering characteristics augmentation system, or MCAS, is an automated system intended to prevent the plane from stalling.
4 days ago
How Chickpeas Became So Popular in America - The Atlantic
First, there was hummus, the Trojan horse on which the chickpea rode into the American diet. “Hummus was one of the first prestige grocery foods,” says Ali Bouzari, a food scientist and culinary consultant who helps companies develop new food products. “Hummus was The Sopranos of the grocery store.” Because of new manufacturing and packaging technologies that had become available around the time of hummus’s 2000s-era ascent, Bouzari says, food companies were able to deliver a fresher, better-tasting product to consumers than the first time snack brands had tried their hand at bean dips—which is essentially what hummus is—in the 1970s.
snacks  vegetarian  food  recipe 
4 days ago
A Quick Guide on Using Anki (effectively) (in an academic context) | Onoreto
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4 days ago
Pressure sensitivity in android apps with Wacom Tablet? : chromeos
I was a little bummed to see that my Wacom Tablet didn't seem to have any touch sensitivity in apps like Photoshop Sketch, but glad that it worked at all.

Using the chrome extension Simple Paint, pressure sensitivity worked perfectly. I don't imagine there's an easy fix for this, but what about plausibility in general? Is pressure sensitivity in android apps possible in theory?
wacom 
4 days ago
Dice Roll: The Phantom Gambler
Pay the backline,” said the dealer. And just like that, the man won over $1.5 million. He calmly filled the empty suitcase with his winnings, exited Binion’s into the desert afternoon, and drove off. It was the largest amount ever bet on a dice roll in America.

Before this highest of high rollers could stalk away, Ted Binion managed to get a few details out of him. The Phantom Gambler’s real name was William Lee Bergstrom. He was a thirty-three-year-old who’d made some money flipping apartment buildings in Austin. Bergstrom had dabbled in trading gold and silver, and said he’d borrowed half of the original $777,000 by telling the bank it was for gold. He let Binion know that if he’d lost the bank’s money, he’d planned to kill himself by swallowing seventy pills.
gambling 
5 days ago
Mark Riddell took tests in college admissions scam; IMG suspends him
Riddell's cheating was enabled by two test administrators, Niki Williams in Houston, and Igor Dvorskiy in Los Angeles, who received bribe money from Singer as well, according to prosecutors. They would then return the falsified tests to the ACT and SAT.

Lelling said that Singer and parents would settle on an appropriate test score before the ACT or SAT was administered so that it would not increase by such a large amount that it would raise suspicion if the student had taken the test before. Riddell would then try to hit that number.
5 days ago
Beto O’Rourke Has a Good Reason To Run, But Can’t Say It.
O’Rourke and his wife, Amy, an educator nine years his junior, both describe the moment they first witnessed the power of O’Rourke’s gift. It was in Houston, the third stop on O’Rourke’s two-year Senate campaign against Ted Cruz. “Every seat was taken, every wall, every space in the room was filled with probably a thousand people,” recalls Amy O’Rourke. “You could feel the floor moving almost. It was not totally clear that Beto was what everybody was looking for, but just like that people were so ready for something. So that was totally shocking. I mean, like, took-my-breath-away shocking.”


For O’Rourke, what followed was a near-mystical experience. “I don’t ever prepare a speech,” he says. “I don’t write out what I’m going to say. I remember driving to that, I was, like, ‘What do I say? Maybe I’ll just introduce myself. I’ll take questions.’ I got in there, and I don’t know if it’s a speech or not, but it felt amazing. Because every word was pulled out of me. Like, by some greater force, which was just the people there. Everything that I said, I was, like, watching myself, being like, How am I saying this stuff? Where is this coming from?”
politics  rhetoric 
5 days ago
Agile vs. Waterfall vs. Kanban vs. Scrum | Lucidchart Blog
Burndown charts

Scrum uses a burndown chart during sprints to let team members see progress at a glance. Rather than displaying completed tasks, the burndown chart visualizes what’s left to be done. It should be continuously updated to help team members manage their workflow.
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5 days ago
Soccer Striker Executes Hidden Player Routine To Perfection, Fools Goalkeeper Into Giving Him An Easy Goal - Digg
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5 days ago
TIL about a rapper whose weight peaked at 698 lbs. His name was: BIG PUN : AbsoluteUnits
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6 days ago
Tim Berners-Lee: 'Stop web's downward plunge to dysfunctional future' - BBC News
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6 days ago
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How America’s food giants swallowed the family farms via Instapaper https://ift.tt/2TJfMTR
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6 days ago
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rhetoric  openaccess  rhetoricus  sabbatical 
6 days ago
The Machiavelli of Nonviolence: Gene Sharp and the Battle Against Corporate Rule | Dissent Magazine
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6 days ago
Solider receives his mounted helmet that took a 7.62 round at 20' while wearing it. : interestingas[censored]
We dropped a 500lb bomb within 10m of two dudes in a field and they didn’t die immediately. They got up and ran. Because all that force has somewhere to go out in the open like that. You drop the same bomb inside a house where pressure can build and it’s killing the [censored] out of everything inside. There’s no crazy weird voodoo around guns and bombs. It’s straight up physics. If it sounds like bs it really probably is.
war  physics 
6 days ago
Idle Words
Gluten Free Antarctica via Instapaper https://idlewords.com/
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6 days ago
What Will the Mueller Report Show? - The Atlantic
“I believe that many, including many in the press, have done the country a disservice by creating the impression that when he gets done, Mueller is going to write this scathing, lengthy report detailing what an [censored] the president is, even if he’s not a criminal,” says Paul Rosenzweig, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute think tank who was a senior counsel on the Whitewater investigation. “If my thesis about Mueller is right, then that’s just not happening.”

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John Q. Barrett, a law professor at St. John’s University who served as an associate counsel on the Iran-Contra investigation, agrees. “They are not going to get a narrative, multi-hundred-page, factually organized, appended-documents road map from Mueller,” Barrett says. “Mueller might send a five-page memo to [Attorney General William] Barr, saying, ‘I got a guilty plea from these people, and I didn’t charge these ones.’”
trump  politics 
6 days ago
Gene Sharp in Documentary ‘How to Start a Revolution’ - The New York Times
In 1993 he published “From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation,” a 93-page handbook for the nonviolent overthrow of dictatorships by the people they oppress. Translated into 40 languages, it is credited as an instrumental tool in spurring popular uprisings in Eastern Europe, Egypt, Libya and Syria.
nonviolence  protest  activism 
6 days ago
Schools love the idea of a growth mindset, but does it work? | Aeon Essays
Dweck’s work suggests that when people believe that failure is not a barometer of innate characteristics but rather view it as a step to success (a growth mindset), they are far more likely to put in the kinds of effort that will eventually lead to that success. By contrast, those who believe that success or failure is due to innate ability (a fixed mindset) can find that this leads to a fear of failure and a lack of effort.
writing 
6 days ago
Bare Bones Software | BBEdit Product Tour
Text Factories ( top )
Text Factories increase your productivity by making it possible to quickly and easily apply as many of BBEdit’s powerful arsenal of tools as you need to achieve your goals across multiple files and folders, with just the single initial setup required. As a bonus, text factories operate in the background, allowing you to use BBEdit for other work while they’re running, and take full advantage of machines with multiple processors.

BBEdit features an array of powerful text transformations. Until now, there has been no easy way to apply more than one of these transformations at a time, nor to any documents other than the one in the front editing window. BBEdit introduces the Text Factory, which allows you to assemble a list of text transformations that will be applied in order to either the current document or selection (when invoked as a filter), or to a specified list of files and folders (when invoked via the Scripts menu). A Text Factory can also run AppleScript and Unix scripts against each file, further enhancing the power and flexibility of this feature.
sabbatical  wiki  python 
6 days ago
The Legislature has spoken: BYU police should no longer be able to keep its records secret - The Salt Lake Tribune
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