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How Did Larry Nassar Deceive So Many for So Long?
Larry Nassar at Ingham County Circuit Court on November 22, 2017. Larissa Boyce was 10 when her coach, John Geddert, forced her legs into a split so hard she cried. He pulled her right leg up toward his torso, sending shooting pains through her groin and hamstrings, and he kept pulling. via Pocket
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Why Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman gave up on happiness - Israel News - Haaretz.com
What did I consider more important about my meeting with Nobel Prize laureate Daniel Kahneman? My enjoyment of the meeting, which was fascinating and inspirational – or the photo that shows me talking with one... Haaretz unlimited. Only $1 for the first month via Pocket
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A Guide To Corporate Innovation: 19 Strategies To Drive Innovation Now - CB Insights Research
After the success of Corporate Innovation Theater, we wanted to issue a more comprehensive guide to corporate innovation. Something actionable and easy to digest. via Pocket
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How Podcasts Became a Seductive—and Sometimes Slippery—Mode of Storytelling  | The New Yorker
In 1936, Walter Benjamin, the German philosopher and cultural critic, published an essay titled “The Storyteller.” Ostensibly about the Russian writer Nikolai Leskov, Benjamin used the piece to analyze the meaning and function of storytelling. via Pocket
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Is this AI? We drew you a flowchart to work it out - MIT Technology Review
What is AI, exactly? The question may seem basic, but the answer is kind of complicated. In the broadest sense, AI refers to machines that can learn, reason, and act for themselves. They can make their own decisions when faced with new situations, in the same way that humans and animals can. via Pocket
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Inside the New Industrial Revolution - WSJ
The first three industrial revolutions were driven by coal and steam, then electricity and the automobile, then computing. Now we may be witnessing the rise of the fourth: an economy powered by the mobile internet, automation and artificial intelligence. via Pocket
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The Voice of the ‘Intellectual Dark Web’ - POLITICO Magazine
Claire Lehmann’s online magazine, Quillette, prides itself on publishing ‘dangerous’ ideas other outlets won’t touch. How far is it willing to go? via Pocket
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Fun With Agamben! – The New Inquiry
In 2014, Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben published The Use of Bodies, a book that marked the capstone of his life’s work. via Pocket
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How a Former Canadian Spy Helps Wall Street Mavens Think Smarter - The New York Times
Shane Parrish was a cybersecurity expert at Canada’s top intelligence agency and an occasional blogger when he noticed something curious about his modest readership six years ago: 80 percent of his followers worked on Wall Street. The blog was meant to be a method of self-improvement, helping Mr. via Pocket
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Sludge Detectives: The “BE Police” Take On Hotel Booking Sites - Behavioral Scientist
Behavioral scientists and practitioners’ guiding light has always been “Nudge for good,” keeping consumers’ best interests at heart, much as the fledgling Google set out to do with “Don’t be evil.” Yet there is a darker side of nudging, commonly referred to as sludge. via Pocket
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Nudge Turns 10: A Q&A with Richard Thaler - Behavioral Scientist
This article is part of our special issue “Nudge Turns 10,” which explores the intersection of behavioral science and public policy. View the complete issue here. via Pocket
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www.bisnow.com
On-demand meeting space service Convene has carved a niche for itself in the business world, but it has its sights set on the increasingly crowded world of flexible workspace. via Pocket
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9 Ideas That Summarise The Future of Work (And How You Can Prepare For it)
Work as we know it has changed. Human progress is inevitable. And progress is impossible without change. via Pocket
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The Big Here and Long Now - By Brian Eno - The Long Now
It was 1978. I was new to New York. A rich acquaintance had invited me to a housewarming party, and, as my cabdriver wound his way down increasingly potholed and dingy streets, I began wondering whether he'd got the address right. via Pocket
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Not necessarily the best ambient and space music of 2018 | 3 Quarks Daily
No, it’s not that time of year just yet! However, since my yearly lists aren’t always exactly best-of-year lists anyway, I thought I might get the jump on everyone else, before we’re all best-of-year’ed out. via Pocket
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A just in time lesson about office design and the death of the desk - Workplace Insight
The nascent years of new ways of working in the late 80s and early 90s coincided with a widely held but soon to be discarded belief that the Japanese had cracked management practices. via Pocket
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Dramatic structure - Wikipedia
Dramatic structure is the structure of a dramatic work such as a play or film. Many scholars have analyzed dramatic structure, beginning with Aristotle in his Poetics (c. 335 BCE). via Pocket
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Kurt Vonnegut Diagrams the Shape of All Stories in a Master’s Thesis Rejected by U. Chicago | Open Culture
“What has been my prettiest contribution to the culture?” asked Kurt Vonnegut in his autobiography Palm Sunday. His answer? His master’s thesis in anthropology for the University of Chicago, “which was rejected because it was so simple and looked like too much fun. via Pocket
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How Writers Map Their Imaginary Worlds - Atlas Obscura
One of life’s great treats, for a lover of books (especially fantasy books), is to open a cover to find a map secreted inside and filled with the details of a land about to be discovered. A writer’s map hints at a fully imagined world, and at the beginning of a book, it’s a promise. via Pocket
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World War I Relived Day by Day | by Patrick Chovanec | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
Four years ago, I went to war. Like many of the people whose stories I followed in my daily “live-tweets” on World War I, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. via Pocket
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The Sins of Celibacy | by Alexander Stille | The New York Review of Books
On August 25 Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò published an eleven-page letter in which he accused Pope Francis of ignoring and covering up evidence of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and called for his resignation. It was a declaration of civil war by the church’s conservative wing. via Pocket
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Writing as Fast as Reality | by Yasmine El Rashidi | The New York Review of Books
I read the first two novels of Ali Smith’s seasonal quartet in Cairo, where long, warm, sunny days make up most of the year. via Pocket
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What Exactly Did Paul Manafort Do to Earn That $66 Million?
When Paul Manafort, onetime Trump campaign manager and influence peddler to dictators, pleaded guilty to failing to register as a foreign agent in September, he averted a trial, and with it, the chance for the public to discover some of the most shady parts of his long and shady r via Pocket
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Bernie Sanders and the Lies We Tell White Voters
Bernie Sanders at a rally for Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum last month. In the 2016 Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton mopped the floor with Bernie Sanders among black voters. via Pocket
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the sceptical futuryst: Experiential Futures: A brief outline
From hypothetical to hyperthetical... This piece is part of an article I wrote with my colleague at CMU School of Design, Dan Lockton, aiming to highlight a range of terms and practices that could be useful for designers keen to work on bigger issues and longer time horizons. via Pocket
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When Sales Isn’t Just Selling: Advice for Founders in Early Markets – Andreessen Horowitz
Perhaps the single greatest early challenge faced by founders in early markets is going from product to sales — specifically, a repeatable sales process. via Pocket
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The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome | The New Yorker
In the winter of 2017, the American Embassy in Havana was in a precarious state. via Pocket
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The Quietus | Film | Film Features | Make Porn, Not War: An Interview With Bruce LaBruce
Film-maker, photographer, pornographer, provocateur, Bruce LaBruce brings the sex industry the avant-garde (and vice versa). In this extensive long read interview, Hoçâ Cové Mbede talks to the notorious Canadian artist about legal wrangles, b-movies, and radical chic via Pocket
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Opinion | Be Afraid of Economic ‘Bigness.’ Be Very Afraid. - The New York Times
In the 1930s it contributed to the rise of fascism. Alarmingly, we are experimenting again with a monopolized economy. Mr. Wu is a law professor who specializes in antitrust. via Pocket
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Jocelyn K. Glei - Who Are You Without the Doing? • Hurry Slowly
Productivity has become a core part of our identity. But who are you when you’re not in pursuit of success, achievement, and happiness? In this mini-episode, I examine how our obsession with being disciplined and “getting things done” can cause us lose to touch with our true selves. via Pocket
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
Bite into a Honeycrisp apple and you understand why consumers are willing to pay so much for a piece of fruit: the crunch. That’s no accident. via Pocket
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If you want to be as healthy as possible, there are no treadmills or weight machines required. Don’t just take my word for it—look to the longest-lived people in the world for proof. via Pocket
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Barbara Ehrenreich Takes On the Wellness Industry | The Nation
There’s no surer sign that life has become too comfortable for the rich than when they try to buy immortality. via Pocket
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The future of photography is code – TechCrunch
What’s in a camera? A lens, a shutter, a light-sensitive surface and, increasingly, a set of highly sophisticated algorithms. via Pocket
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The Time Raymond Chandler and Ian Fleming Got Together To Talk About Thrillers | CrimeReads
The world of mysteries and thrillers has produced some memorable friendship but perhaps none quite so distinguished as the one struck up later in life between between Raymond Chandler, the laureate of American hardboiled fiction, and Ian Fleming, the legendary English author of the James Bond novel via Pocket
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Luceplan Titania Pendant Light | YLighting.com
Shop thousands of qualifying "Friends + Family Sale" products across the site. Add at least $750 in qualifying items to your cart. via Pocket
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Meditation in the Time of Disruption - The Ringer
When I was 8 or 9, I became preoccupied with death. It wasn’t that I was afraid; I just like to be prepared. via Pocket
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
Master-planned cities are all the rage in the developing world. Reality may get in the way of their ambitions. Ever since, the dream of carte blanche has proved an all-but-irresistible seduction. via Pocket
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"Brian Eno's ideas have resonance for architecture" says Finn Williams
Brian Eno tells the story of going to a housewarming party of a well-known acquaintance in New York in the late 1970s. Their loft apartment had been furnished at great expense by leading designers, but it was located in one of the worst areas of town, with people slumped outside the doorway. via Pocket
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4 days ago
Tips to Prevent and Remove Mold from Grout Lines
It’s a well-known fact that mold thrives best in warm, moist areas with poor air circulation. This makes bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and basements ideal places for mold to develop – humidity is always high and air flow is usually limited. via Pocket
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Katie Kitamura’s War on Affect | The New Yorker
The narrator of Katie Kitamura’s third novel, “A Separation” (Riverhead), is a literary translator, a job that appeals to her because of its “potential for passivity.” She could just as well have been a medium, she says. via Pocket
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A Fairy Tale Set in Florida, in 10 Parts - The New York Times
T’s Nov. 11 Travel issue is dedicated to a series of five fairy tales written exclusively for us — the kinds of stories that will inspire your own adventures, if not of the body, then at least of the mind. Read more in our letter from the editor. via Pocket
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www.washingtonpost.com
William P. Barr was attorney general from 1991 to 1993. Edwin Meese III was attorney general from 1985 to 1988. Michael B. Mukasey was U.S. attorney general from 2007 to 2009. Serving as U.S. attorney general is the honor and the challenge of a lifetime. via Pocket
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“I’m Very Worried About Don Jr.”: Forget the Midterms—West Wing Insiders Brace for the Mueller Storm | Vanity Fair
On Friday night, current and former staffers of Donald Trump’s West Wing gathered at Dina Powell’s Manhattan apartment to celebrate Hope Hicks’s 30th birthday. via Pocket
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s mantra that homes should be for living in is falling on deaf ears, with tens of millions of apartments and houses standing empty across the country. via Pocket
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Transcript: Robert Cialdini - The Big Picture
The transcript from this week’s MIB: Robert Cialdini, author of Influence, is below. You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Bloomberg, Overcast, and Stitcher. via Pocket
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