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How an Olympic Hopeful Robbed 26 Banks on His Bike
Exceptional story about a cyclist bank robber who gave the money to homeless, and rode on a custom frame
exceptional  cycling  olympics  chicago  libertyville  story  bank  robbery  California  illinois  bike  custom  oakland  mexico  crack  homeless  university 
17 days ago by csrollyson
Chicago teacher and mental health: My challenges aren't letting up
Rogers Park high school teacher talks about the enormous pressure she faces, how the job is overwhelming
education  school  Rogerspark  19jam  charter  bullsi  teacher  story  stress  highschool  q1  2019 
4 weeks ago by csrollyson
Three families tell us why they ditched CPS | Feature | Chicago Reader
3 families committed to stay in the city end up fleeing to the suburbs to escape Chicago Public Schools
education  school  Rogerspark  19jam  charter  q3  2013  public  chicago  family  story  city  diversity  quality 
4 weeks ago by csrollyson
Dawn of a new Armageddon - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
MUSTread: This could be any of us; I find it's a great story, and her action steps are doable. It's our future; let's not squander it. Please consider sharing. Thank you
nuclear  war  usa  russia  north  korea  hawaii  story  howto  politics  trump  putin  policy  2018  q3  q2 
august 2018 by csrollyson
The CAR T-cell Chicago story: One year later – Science Life
Hospital-produced patient story of successful CAR T treatment
ATC  18sbx  story  patient  comdoc  atcdoc  bullsi  ws1  ws2  ws3  sh1  sh3  sh4  uchicago 
june 2018 by csrollyson
How Often Do People Defend Themselves With A Gun? | WBEZ
Guns are so divisive because they are usually connected to the R-complex's Security Ethic
gun  defense  debate  chicago  story  study  analysis  safety  politics  2018 
june 2018 by csrollyson
Donald Trump Is the First Porn President - The Atlantic
Superb: Sketches #Trump & #Daniels personalities, argues they are able rivals, contrasts w “wholesome” @playboy #porn & spiked w high-proof irony
trump  stormydaniels  politics  Q2  2018  story  exceptional 
may 2018 by csrollyson
Nena Ruiz's Story of Human Trafficking - The Atlantic
Account of human trafficking in California w happy ending in Philippines
human  tradficking  story  california  philippines  teacher  dig  domestic  servant  neighbor  trial 
march 2018 by csrollyson
An Opioid-Linked Shooting at an Addiction Treatment Clinic - The Atlantic
Story about the plight of opioid-addicted patients, this one a veteran, and the doctors who treat them
opiod  addiction  story  california  doctor  prescription  treatment  Q1  2018  marine  iraq  afghanistan  ptsd  medicine  practice 
march 2018 by csrollyson
When Criminalizing The Poor Goes High-Tech - CityLab
New digital control systems for welfare benefits suffer poor design, result in tragedy while they try to boost efficiency
poverty  homeless  book  analysis  digital  control  system  welfare  benefit  healthcare  story  example  usa  accessibility  q1  2018  history  poor  inequality  bias  racism  drivetotrust  sustdev  commhealth 
february 2018 by csrollyson
FBI scrutinizes funeral home that also makes money selling body parts
DYK selling corpses’ body parts is legal and unregulated? Behind the curtain w body brokers, organ donation & funeral homes
funeral  body  part  donation  colorado  broker  investigation  2017  story  organ  expose  speciman  marketing 
february 2018 by csrollyson
Oak Park swings, misses on Divvy | Active Transportation Alliance
Pithy and clear-cut: Alternative transit doesn't work unless sufficient support is in place #altrans #sustdevv
cycling  oakpark  divvy  bike  sharing  2018  q1  pilot  failure  infrastructure  route  transit  altrans  sustdevv  story  csrblogcomment 
january 2018 by csrollyson
How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet
Long reflection of the slow death of Flickr at Yahoo's hand; sadly, I experienced most of the pain cited
flickr  yahoo  2012  reflection  analysis  acquisition  story  startup  photo  instagram  facebook  dodgeball  foursquare  comparison  founder 
january 2018 by csrollyson
Throwing Away My Bicycle Was The Best Decision I Ever Made!
Avid bike commuter's stories of riding on various types of bikes, ending with a folding biker; useful and funny, too
cycling  bike  commute  humor  folding  Newyorkcity  story  comparison  recreation  17bern  altrans  snow  bullsi 
january 2018 by csrollyson
A Real 'Very Stable Genius' Doesn't Call Himself One - The Atlantic
Reporting on how very smart or genius people act, contrast w Dunning-Kruger effect
q1  2018  trump  interview  anecdote  journalist  story  stevejobs  genius  dunningkruger  psychology  usa  executive 
january 2018 by csrollyson
Founders' Stories — Chicago Founders TV
Brilliant interviews in which Pat Ryan takes us behind the scenes w founders of successful startups, both work and personal sides
chicago  hightech  story  ceo  founder  howto  experiential  video  interview  family  psychology 
december 2017 by csrollyson
A Beginner's Guide to Biking | Nerd Fitness
Superb: funny, specific advice from someone who loves biking for fun and sport
cycling  workout  17bern  howto  guide  buy  ride  traffic  safety  humor  hack  triathlon  weight  loss  story  example  friend  road  mountain  bike  equipment  bullsi  exceptional 
november 2017 by csrollyson
Russia's Cyberwar on Ukraine Is a Blueprint For What's to Come | WIRED
MUSTread: Cyberspace is not a target, it's a medium to attack critical infrastructure of whole countries
cyber  war  russia  ukraine  usa  story  example  2017  Q2  hack  power  electric  grid  election  attack  security  military  malware  howto  railroad  alabama  Sandworm  poland  government  pension  defense  crashoverride  utility 
october 2017 by csrollyson
Temple Grandin: "The Autistic Brain" - YouTube
Her own story with autism, journey, learnings and wisdom; fascinating and informative
autism  disability  video  brain  science  story  experience  philosophy  illinois  farm  agriculture  family  research 
october 2017 by csrollyson
Mother of two black and three white kids' post on racism is a must read
Mother with 2 adopted black kids and 3 white kids gives simple concrete examples of racism they face every day
racism  comparison  children  story  mother  usa  police  stereotype  prejudice  society  culture  fear 
october 2017 by csrollyson
Transforming Health Care One Book Group at a Time - Iora Health
Health coach writes about innovation @iorahealth + example experiment with helping patient group w weight loss
iorahealth  story  coach  weight  loss  patient  group  behavior  interview  modification  2015  example 
september 2017 by csrollyson
A part of something bigger - Iora Health
MUSTread employee story about joining @iorahealth & its mission to humanize #healthcare
iorahealth  transformation  healthcare  story  employee  experience  symptom  diabetes  2015  mission  vision 
september 2017 by csrollyson
Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree | WIRED
Fascinating long story of open source #hotel #key #hack
hotel  hospitality  hack  story  key  security  drug  addiction  arizona  jail  open  source 
august 2017 by csrollyson
Overlooked support: #College #Applications Don't Have to Be Sink-or-Swim ^cr
You don't have to go it alone during the #college #application process: here're some resources
college  16ccc  twt  apply  howto  bullsi  story  reflection 
august 2017 by csrollyson
UCLA's Aaron Yih Is Revamping the College-Visit Experience
Art/Design major founds startup to publish e-guides to visiting #college campuses, written by current students
16ccc  visit  twt  college  ucla  art  design  story  guide  entrepreneur 
august 2017 by csrollyson
How parents ruin the college application process - The Boston Globe
How parents can guide their college student hopefuls better, w less presssure
highschool  parent  college  pressure  student  report  massachusetts  example  story  16ccc  plan 
august 2017 by csrollyson
Here's what I learned after 23 colleges ^cr
Great insight and detail abt #college #visits from extensive personal experience
16ccc  visit  bullsi  ws1  mother  parent  student  story  example  travel  twt 
august 2017 by csrollyson
Overnight college visits? — College Confidential
Excellent: forum gives real-life examples of the value of #college #visits
college  visit  16ccc  bullsi  forum  story  insight  parent  student 
august 2017 by csrollyson
Woman Applied to 100 Scholarships | POPSUGAR Career and Finance
SUPERB: How she created a system to apply for (and win) dozens of #college #scholarships
success  hack  16ccc  bullsi  exceptional  plan  ws1  ws2  finance  scholarship  story  ukraine  family 
august 2017 by csrollyson
Why Getting an On-Campus Job Was the Best Thing I Ever Did
#College #planning: Some advantages of #workstudy jobs on campus
college  plan  16ccc  work  study  bullsi  value  proposition  story  example  campus 
july 2017 by csrollyson
14 Secrets of College Counselors | Mental Floss
General info on counselors who help #highschool students transition to #college
college  highschool  counselor  plan  apply  bullsi  16ccc  family  dynamic  story 
july 2017 by csrollyson
Forget FOMO. In Digital Minimalism, It’s All About The Fear Of Burning Out
Outlines #digital #minimalism, backlash v. #SocialMedia & desire to reclaim personal #autonomy [links]
digital  detox  minimalism  pointofview  story  pioneer  q2  2017  backlash  social  media  autonomy 
may 2017 by csrollyson
Dana Gerhardt: The First House - Astrodienst
Long, useful riff on the 1st house, compared to Sun, function in natal horoscope
ascendant  first  house  astrology  reference  interpretation  story  example  sun  comparison  natal 
may 2017 by csrollyson
(3) Channel 4 News Democracy - Timeline
Scottish politician talks about her rape many years ago
rape  example  story  survivor  uk  scotland  interview  video  culture  violence  women 
december 2016 by csrollyson
Shifting Gears: A Ten-Speed Essay about Becoming A Chicago Bike Commuter | Ms. Fit Magazine
Real-world stories of urban living & bike commuting, tongue firmly in cheek #kudos @lakatie
cycling  bike  commute  humor  exceptional  city  chicago  apartment  story  2ghcj 
august 2016 by csrollyson
For-Profit Colleges Slump Converges With Debtors - Bloomberg
Sad stories of people who incurred HUGE #college #debt at for-profit schools
college  education  higher  usa  loan  story  example  16ccc  student  debt  economy 
august 2016 by csrollyson
The Survivor | The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Behind the scenes @bancosantander during the #Eurozone crisis: Executive view
spain  executive  europe  eurozone  crisis  insight  greece  story  example  leadership  2ghcj  banking  construction  CEO  CFO 
may 2016 by csrollyson
6 Totally Awful Lies That Mental Illness Told Me | Ravishly
Useful uplifting advice on overcoming emotional & mental hardship =>plz share w someone who needs it!
mental  illness  story  howto  bipolar  lie  experience  recovery  MKR  philosophy  exceptional 
april 2016 by csrollyson
Motivation in a Bottle
Is this like #doping in sport? #Employees take performance enhancing drugs for work & school #engagement
pharma  work  employee  performance  engagement  student  Psychology  Vyvanse  Adderall  ADHD  ADD  apple  millennial  geny  example  story  Doping  HR  human  resources  cco  2csrollyson  sochap 
march 2016 by csrollyson
The Good Sense of Nonsense — Medium
Suggests the purpose of "nonsense" in brain development
children  brain  neuroscience  story  nursery  rhyme  literature  development 
march 2016 by csrollyson
Maid in Brazil: Economy troubles push women back into old jobs - BBC News
Brazil economy feels effect of mismanagement: inflation, unemployment climb
brazil  Q1  2016  economy  recession  employment  maid  black  market  story  2ghcj 
march 2016 by csrollyson
Steve Jobs Demonstrated Why Businesses Need More Ceremonies
SUPERB #stevejobs story: How he engaged #MacOS developers with a powerful-yet-funny technique
stevejobs  story  example  presentation  ceremony  developer  change  transformation  adoption  q1  2016  hightech  digital 
february 2016 by csrollyson
Young Doctors Ensure Continuity of Care in Rural Mexico | Partners In Health
Story of rotating physician program in rural Mexico where success is grounded in #trust-building & community
rural  medicine  Andes  Mexico  story  physician  program  language  Q2  2015  community  trust  home  visit  government  healthcare 
january 2016 by csrollyson
Online Dating Made This Woman a Pawn in a Global Crime Plot | WIRED
Enthralling, sad story: how a woman was duped by a crime ring using expert social engineering & behavioral economics
romance  scam  exposé  2015  Q4  nigeria  money  laundering  scotland  oil  psychology  love  behavior  economics  life  cycle  social  engineering  facebook  chat  western  union  story  2ghcj 
november 2015 by csrollyson
Writing Science Fiction - Why?
[commented]Brilliant description of developer/gamer/author's creative process for writing a sci-fi novel #kudos @epredator
application  game  book  discussion  author  developer  csrblogcomment  science  fiction  2015  Q4  story  2ghcj  2snr 
november 2015 by csrollyson
One Man's Desperate Quest to Cure His Son's Epilepsy—With Weed | WIRED
Father's story of treating son's debilitating epilepsy, with experimental medical cannabis
epilepsy  cannabis  UK  USA  parent  child  story  brain  neuroscience  stgr  healthcare  medicine  treatment 
august 2015 by csrollyson
Review: Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Gives Atticus Finch a Dark Side - The New York Times
Fascinating story-within-a-story: "Watchman" was the original "Mockingbird" now published 55 years later, shockingly different
usa  fiction  literature  racism  review  alabama  q3  2015  comparison  editor  story  exceptional 
july 2015 by csrollyson
BBC - Future - The people who need very little sleep
The gene that allows some people to get a full night's sleep in 4 hours
sleep  genetics  story  gene  dna  health  productivity  @csrollyson 
july 2015 by csrollyson
Why It Pays to Be a Jerk - The Atlantic
Many words but insights: 1) no formula/group behavior complex/conditional; 2) aggression tolerated on behalf of group
behavior  group  sociology  study  analysis  2015  q2  example  journalism  military  story  history  leadership  stevejobs  2sds  2sbs  performance  organization  business  insight 
may 2015 by csrollyson
Gernot Katzer's Spices: Introduction
Fascinating spice/food/botany site chronicles author's extended experiences while traveling in #Asia
culture  plant  cooking  india  asia  reference  food  history  botany  europe  germany  austria  silkroad  travel  story 
april 2015 by csrollyson
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