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How to fix Nature and avoid human misery: UN report
Revamping global food production, retooling the financial sector, moving beyond GDP as a measure of progress and other "transformative changes" are needed to save Nature and ourselves, a major UN biodiversity report is set to conclude.
9 weeks ago
From the Ground Up (and your June monthly Planet Waves horoscope by Eric Francis)
The Kiss — Onslow Gardens. 1.5 m x 1 m. Watercolour on Paper. All images © 2019 J.R. Shepherd. Dear Friend and Reader: The United States is famously conceived…
11 weeks ago
The Danger in Fake Positivity and Spiritual Bypassing
Psychology Spirituality Self Mental Health Soul Medium member since Feb 2018 Associate Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Coach. Making sense of right-brain concepts…
11 weeks ago
Google’s Duplex Uses A.I. to Mimic Humans (Sometimes)
Tech Fix In a free service, bots call restaurants and make reservations. The technology is impressive, except for when the caller is actually a person. Credit…
may 2019
The Underrated Pleasures of Eating Dinner Early
Despite its connotations of denture-friendly fare and penny-pinching, early dinner is the most decadent meal there is. Illustration by Raúl Soria I recently…
may 2019
‘Flint Is Everywhere’: California Farmworkers Confront a Tainted Water Crisis
Bottled water at a home in East Orosi, Calif. The failing water systems in the state are most heavily concentrated in the small towns of the Central and Salinas…
may 2019
E.P.A. Could Get Thousands of Deaths Off the Books by Changing Its Math
The Hunter power plant in Castle Dale, Utah, which burns an estimated 4.5 million tons of coal a year. Credit Brandon Thibodeaux for The New York Times Want…
may 2019
Our Demands - Extinction Rebellion
Tell the truth Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for…
may 2019
Meeting Thầy’s Life Force - Deer Park Monastery
Translation / Dịch : Vietnamese Spanish By Sister Dang Nghiem “I realized Thầy is not simply trying to hold on to life for our sake…” I had the opportunity to…
may 2019
In San Francisco, Tech Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness
The hype about an incoming wave of tech I.P.O.s has underscored the city’s long-standing tensions. Photograph by Eric Risberg / AP Two years ago, sometime in…
may 2019
Actually, Gen X Did Sell Out, Invent All Things Millennial, and Cause Everything Else That’s Great and Awful
U.C.L.A. students celebrating graduation in what we believe was 1990, which was an awesome year except for all the endless horrible bad things. Gen X set the…
may 2019
How Chinese Spies Got the N.S.A.’s Hacking Tools, and Used Them for Attacks
The server room at Symantec in Culver City, Calif. The company provided the first evidence that Chinese state-sponsored hackers had acquired some of the…
may 2019
Amazon can already ship to 72% of US population within a day, this map shows
Tech Published Sun, May 5 2019 9:29 AM EDT Updated Sun, May 5 2019 3:07 PM EDT @eugenekim222 Key Points Amazon is already capable of offering same-day and…
may 2019
Protecting democratic elections through secure, verifiable voting - Microsoft on the Issues
Today, at the Microsoft Build developer conference, CEO Satya Nadella announced ElectionGuard, a free open-source software development kit (SDK) from our…
may 2019
Down and Out in the Gig Economy
In 2009, in the paranoid middle days of the recession, I enacted a boomerang-child stereotype: I moved back home into my parents’ basement. Raised in privilege…
may 2019
Getting In Touch
(This is a version of a post from 2009. I have taken out some of the specifics of the group members, some of whom have now passed away.) I facilitate a special…
april 2019
Women Did Everything Right. Then Work Got ‘Greedy.’
How America’s obsession with long hours has widened the gender gap. Credit Rodrigo Corral Daniela Jampel and Matthew Schneid met in college at Cornell, and both…
april 2019
The one number you need to know about climate change
skip to main content Sign in Subscribe Artificial Intelligence Biotechnology Blockchain Climate Change Computing Cyborgs Ethical Tech Silicon Valley Smart…
april 2019
Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion.
A yard sign in Wellington, Kan., where some parents and students have rebelled against a web-based education program from Summit Learning. Credit Christopher…
april 2019
The Mueller Report Is Much Worse for Trump Than Barr Let On
According to the report, Trump’s reacted to Mueller’s appointment as special counsel in May 2017 as follows: “Oh my god, this is terrible. This is the end of my…
april 2019
15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook
The streets of Davos, Switzerland, were iced over on the night of January 25, 2018, which added a slight element of danger to the prospect of trekking to the…
april 2019
Climate Emergency – Sacred Mountain Sangha
Declare Climate Emergency Now They are as children, playing with their toys in a house on fire . The Buddha An invitation to Dharma friends and all who love our…
april 2019
Andrew Sullivan: The Opportunity of White Anxiety
Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images There are times when it feels as if two huge tectonic plates are colliding beneath the surface of Western politics, and, right…
april 2019
Eureka! Black Hole Photographed for 1st Time | Space
Black holes have finally been dragged out of the shadows. For the first time ever, humanity has photographed one of these elusive cosmic beasts, shining light…
april 2019
Hiking With Nietzsche
Hiking with Nietzsche | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | September 2018 | 30 minutes (6,007 words) I often tell my students that philosophy saved my life. And it’s…
march 2019
A Eulogy for #Occupy
[Editor's Note: In the fall of 2011, Wired hired writer Quinn Norton to embed with the activists in the Occupy Wall Street movement and report back on what she…
march 2019
I’ve spent a year living without Facebook, and here’s what I learned
It doesn’t quite seem possible, but it’s been almost exactly a year since the story of Facebook’s dangerous liaison with Cambridge Analytica broke wide open .…
march 2019
The Servant Economy
A DoorDash delivery employee Lisa Baertlein / Reuters In March 2009, Uber was born. Over the next few years, the company became not just a disruptive,…
march 2019
How sex censorship killed the internet we love
When was the last time you thought of the internet as a weird and wonderful place? I can feel my anxiety climbing as I try to find current news stories about…
march 2019
40 incredibly useful Google search tips
When you think about Google services, apps such as Gmail , Docs , and Photos may be the first things that come to mind. I’d be willing to wager, though, that…
march 2019
My First Year Sober – Spiralbound – Medium
Edith Zimmerman Feb 21, 2018 Links : Julia Wertz, “ The Fart Party’s Over ” Kristi Coulter, “ Enjoli ” and at The Awl Johann Hari, “ Everything You Think You…
february 2019
Plastics Pile Up as China Refuses to Take the West’s Recycling
Officials in Britain and the West are scrambling to cope with growing piles of plastics like this one in China. Beijing banned the import of many recyclables on…
february 2019
Journey to Antarctica: How I Survived Drake Passage
This is the fourth dispatch in a series from Jeff Goodell, who is in Antarctica investigating the effect of climate change on Thwaites glacier . This morning,…
february 2019
A Zen master explains how to walk more mindfully (without looking awkward)
Mindfulness is by now a tired buzzword bandied about by corporations, employers, insurers, life coaches, and wellness gurus. So you can’t be blamed if the…
february 2019
The Postmenopausal Fairy Tale
Sabrina Orah Mark’s monthly column, Happily, focuses on fairy tales and motherhood. “I’m dying,” says my grandmother. “Dying where?” I ask. “I’m coming. Don’t…
february 2019
The Time Virginia Woolf Wore Blackface
“On or about December 1910 human character changed,” Virginia Woolf famously declared. Woolf not only helped bring about modernism; she dared give it a start…
february 2019
Ketamine Could Be the Key to Reversing America’s Rising Suicide Rate
Joe Wright has no doubt that ketamine saved his life. A 34-year-old high school teacher who writes poetry every day on a typewriter, Wright was plagued by…
february 2019
New documents challenge Instacart’s claim that workers get 100% of tips
Grocery-delivery service Instacart has had an increasingly contentious relationship with its drivers in recent months, beginning with changes to its payment…
february 2019
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