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The NSW bushfires are different. Climate change is the culprit
I write this piece reluctantly, because there are still possible fire victims unaccounted for; people have lost loved ones; and hundreds of families have lost their homes. My heart goes out to them. via Pocket
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“The Morning Show” Is Not A Must-See, But Angry Jennifer Aniston Is
On The Morning Show, Jennifer Aniston captures the rage of so many famous women of a certain age. When we first meet Alex Levy, the morning show host played by Jennifer Aniston, she’s attempting to wake up and begin the regime of stardom at 3:30 a.m. via Pocket
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4 days ago by puzzlement
Bill Shorten's total control of Labor airbrushed from history
Labor released its internal review of its failed campaign for the 2019 election this week. It was 91 pages long and widely appraised as a frank, even brutal, reckoning. Penny Wong described it as "searingly honest". You'd hope so. via Pocket
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A police detective says he received a warrant to search the DNA profiles of GEDmatch.
Law enforcement may soon be able to regularly search entire databases made up of consumer DNA information, regardless of whether the companies or users themselves have consented to it. via Pocket
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Facebook Empowers Racism Against Its Employees of Color
Facebook still has a black people problem. And a problem with individual contributors who are not white. This week, hundreds of African-American Facebook employees embarked to Menlo Park, California to be part of its annual Black@ event. via Pocket
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I never expected to go viral just for saying billionaires shouldn’t exist| Lloyd Russell-Moyle | Opinion | The Guardian
It was a surprise, to say the least, when a clip of my appearance on BBC Radio 5 Live yesterday went viral, prompting a row on social media and beyond about the existence of billionaires. But perhaps such an outcome should be expected when politicians start talking about other people’s money. via Pocket
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10 days ago by puzzlement
Concussion Research Has a Troubling Patriarchy Problem
The first time my then-partner threw me against a wall, I blamed myself. I was late coming home from work, and I hadn’t even greeted him when I walked through our door. I immediately started complaining about the unwashed dishes and food scraps littering our kitchen. via Pocket
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Tech’s top 20 billionaires keep getting richer no matter how much money they give away - Vox
Silicon Valley billionaires keep getting richer, whether they want to or not. via Pocket
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Liking Books Is Not a Personality - Electric Literature
Do you remember, back in 2017, when reversing your books for aesthetic appeal was briefly a thing? Apartment Therapy posted a photo to Instagram of a bookshelf with the spines facing inward, and the dramatic response — dozens of users denouncing the trend as anti-intellectual, even comparing i via Pocket
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The Important but Rarely Studied Cascade of Care | Anxiety Disorders | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network
While technology has greatly improved health care, its advances are not free of downsides. A potential harm is the clinical cascade following an incidental finding on a medical test. via Pocket
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Melbourne Cup: how Australia's signature race lost its hold on the nation | Australia news | The Guardian
The risk of elevating a horse race from a niche sporting event to a national symbol is that, when the nation changes, so too must the event. via Pocket
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I Started Vomiting While I Was Pregnant. Two Years Later, I’m Still Sick.
I know that the intense nausea and vomiting that started during my pregnancy is linked to my anxiety. What I don't know is how to make it stop. via Pocket
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Halloween's longest-running tradition? Parents inspecting sweets for drugs, razor blades and terrorist codes - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Related Story: Halloween pumpkins carving out a niche market for Kimberley farmers Related Story: Where does Halloween and its pumpkin carving tradition come from? Related Story: 11yo girl given suspicious Halloween 'lolly' when trick-or-treating Parents across the US are dealing with climbing Hallo via Pocket
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13 days ago by puzzlement
The Gross Margin Problem: Lessons for Tech-Enabled Startups
The topic du jour in tech right now is the sudden reappraisal of some high-flying startups based on unit economics / gross margins (e.g. WeWork, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Postmates, etc). via Pocket
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15 days ago by puzzlement
Dystopia in “The Good Place” | The New Yorker
This Platonic declaration of love shows up in the finale of the sitcom “The Good Place,” but it winds up illuminating everything around it. via Pocket
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18 days ago by puzzlement
The good places: The uncommonly decent TV worlds of Michael Schur
Note: This article discusses plot details from the first-season finale of The Good Place. I don’t want to live in Pawnee, Indiana, but I sure love to visit. via Pocket
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18 days ago by puzzlement
The Village - Stephanie Gardiner - Medium
Our neighbour Joe passed two pairs of tiny Adidas shell toes over the fence. We lived in a bougainvillea-covered granny flat behind the terrace Joe was renting in Rozelle. via Pocket
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20 days ago by puzzlement
The first-person industrial complex: How the harrowing personal essay took over the Internet.
A few months ago, Natasha Chenier submitted a piece to Jezebel about her sexual relationship with her dad. She described meeting her biological father for the first time at age 19 and being gradually overtaken by lust for him. via Pocket
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How Guilty Should You Feel About Flying? - The New York Times
The Swedes call it “flygskam,” or “flying shame,” the movement that encourages people to stop taking flights to lower their carbon footprints. But should most Americans really be ashamed of getting on a plane to see grandma this holiday season? via Pocket
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