Facebook’s Fatal Flaw?

In Episode 4 of my Deep Questions podcast (posted Monday), a reader named Jessica asked my opinion about the future of social media. I have a lot of thoughts on this issue, but in my response I focused on one point in particular that I’ve been toying with recently: Facebook may have accidentally developed a fatal flaw. To understand this claim, we have to rewind to the early days of this social platform. The original pitch for Facebook was that it made it easier to connect online with people ...
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The Seeds of Ideology: Historical Immigration and Political Preferences in the United States

Researcherstest the relationship between historical immigration to the United States and political ideology today. [Author: by Paola Giuliano and Marco Tabellini]
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Your Customers Have Changed. Here's How to Engage Them Again.

The coronavirus makes your customers less able and less willing to spend than before. How should you re-engage with them? Advice from Rohit Deshpandé and colleagues. [Author: by Rohit Deshpandé, Ofer Mintz, and Imran S. Currim]
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Government Incentives for Entrepreneurship

Even though many public policy efforts on entrepreneurship are well intentioned, the success rate has been disappointing. This essay explores these policies, focusing on financial incentives to entrepreneurs and the intermediaries who fund them. [Author: by Josh Lerner]
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Hundreds of protesters march, urge cutting LAUSD school police department

UTLA board member Cecily Myart-Cruz speaks to protestors at the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles asking to de-fund the LAUSD school police Monday, June 16, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) UTLA board member Cecily Myart-Cruz speaks to protestors at the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles asking to de-fund the LAUSD school police Monday, June 16, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds About ...
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Degreed lands new cash for upskilling in a down market

While the pace of layoffs might be slowing down, an extended recession is forcing companies to get smarter about the way they grow. One way to stay lean and stealthy? Have a team that is constantly learning and equally flexible. Degreed helps employers do exactly that by connecting employees to learning resources to master new skills. The edtech startup today announced it has raised $32 million in venture capital in a round led by Owl Ventures, bringing its total known raised to $182 million....
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Tech, Nasa, Mccarthy, David Blake, Owl Ventures, Degreed, Chris McCarthy, Recent Funding, Ethena, Adepto Degreed

Johnson makes U-turn on free school meals after Rashford campaign

‘Covid summer food fund’ announced after pressure from footballer and campaignersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has been forced into a humbling U-turn over providing food vouchers for some of England’s poorest families after a campaign launched by the footballer Marcus Rashford threatened to engulf his government in another crisis.In an embarrassing about-face, the prime minister said that on Tuesday he had called the England and Manchester United strik...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, Children, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Manchester United, Schools, Education policy, Johnson, School meals, Rashford, Marcus Rashford

Politics really do alter your perception of reality

A working paper by Harvard economists shows how political perceptions deform our understanding of otherwise verifiable facts.Both Democrat and Republicans overestimate social mobility, underestimate the top tax bracket, and have no clue what's happening with foreign-born citizens.The researchers hope their findings will help us understand how to intervene in the cycle of misinformation. There are certain debates we may never reach a consensus on. In philosophy, those perennial problems circle a...
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L.A. Archdiocese Catholic school campuses to reopen in Fall

Catholic schools in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will resume on-campus instruction this Fall, the Los Angeles Archdiocese announced in a statement Tuesday, June 16. The school openings at more than 250 campuses across the three-county region will follow guidance from the California Department of Public Health, which include physical distancing, regular sanitation, frequent hand washing and face coverings. Each school will also customize a plan to meet their specific needs. The...
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Condom Battler Goro ONA Teaches Safe Sex & Parodies Several Anime

A comical ONA entitled Condom Battler Goro has sought to teach people about safe sex and contraception in an entertaining way (despite the anime-loving NEET otaku crowd likely having the lowest demand for contraception) whilst parodying several well-known anime shows in the process. Okamoto Condoms distributed four videos in the Condom Battler Goro series (each […]
Tags: Education, Parody, Marketing, Bizarre, Pokemon, Contraception, Anime, Ona, Goro, Video Gallery, Dragon Ball Z

A Collection of 500 Free Textbooks from Springer

FYI. To help support everyone during the COVID-19 lockdown, Springer has released a ton of free textbooks. Since the Springer website isn't super user-friendly, someone created a webpage that makes it easier to find and even download these texts. The books will remain free at least through the end of July. So start rummaging now. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It's hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help ...
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Boris Johnson makes U-turn on free school meals after Marcus Rashford campaign

‘Covid summer food fund’ announced after pressure from campaigners including footballer Marcus RashfordCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has executed a humiliating U-turn over free school meals for the poorest families over the summer, announcing a new £120m voucher scheme after pressure from footballer Marcus Rashford.Just hours before Labour was due to force a vote on the issue in the House of Commons, risking a rebellion from Conservative backbenchers, ...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, House Of Commons, Schools, Education policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, School meals, Marcus Rashford, Coronavirus outbreak

A medical student’s physician inspiration

Amaka was a timid-looking girl, tall in stature with a head of braided hair, like myself. She was unassuming and composed at first glance and, if my hypothesis was correct, she could not have been older than me. We were similar, both being of Igbo heritage, but also different—Amaka was pregnant. Admittedly, at 14, I […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Nostalgic Fashion: Outfits Inspired by Disney’s 101 Dalmatians

Old Disney films have some serious fashion gems! This week, I got inspired by 101 Dalmatians -- and yes, spots are involved.
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When John Maynard Keynes Predicted a 15-Hour Workweek “in a Hundred Year’s Time” (1930)

Image by IMF, via Wikimedia Commons That which stands first, and is most to be desired by all happy, honest and healthy-minded men, is ease with dignity. —Cicero, Pro Sestio, XLV., 98 There is much to admire in Roman ideas about the use of leisure time, what Michel Foucault referred to as “the care of the self.” The Latin words for work and leisure themselves give us a sense of what should have priority in life. Negotium, or business, is a negation, with the literal meaning of “the nonexistence...
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The Bird Library: A Library Built Especially for Our Fine Feathered Friends

"The two things I love most are novels and birds," said Jonathan Franzen in a Guardian profile not long ago. "They’re both in trouble, and I want to advocate for both of them." Chances are that even that famously internet-averse novelist-turned-birdwatcher would enjoy the online attraction called The Bird Library, "where the need to feed meets the need to read." Its live Youtube stream shows the goings-on of a tiny library built especially for our feathered friends. "Perched in a backyard in th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, College, America, Nature, Libraries, Jonathan Franzen, Seoul, Charlottesville, Atlas Obscura, McDonald, Facebook Twitter, Andrew Carnegie, Colin Marshall, Joseph Eichler, Voon

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