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The internet is destroying our brains, but we can't quit. It's a factory we're forced to work in without any pay.

Marianne Ayala/Insider Studies show the internet is bad for our mental health, and more people are realizing its harms. Internet gurus encourage us to give up social media and tech execs send their kids to anti-internet schools. But we need a more systemic solution to the internet's grasp on our lives; we need to see the internet as a factory. P.E. Moskowitz is an author and runs Mental Hellth, a newsletter about capitalism and psychology. This is an opinion article. The thoughts ex...
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How we test products at Insider Reviews

Senior Home and Kitchen Reporter Owen Burke testing a grill. Owen Burke/Insider If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Insider's history traces back to 2007 when it was a tech and business blog called Silicon Alley Insider. It has since grown into a major site for news and lifestyle stories. In 2015, the company launched Insider Picks, the precursor to what is now Insider Reviews, to help shoppers navigate ...
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Health Economist: Opioids Cost Community $3.3B in Damages

A Harvard health economist has testified that prescription opioids have caused an estimated $3.3 billion in damages in a West Virginia community.
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Rapper IDK to Launch Music Business Program at Harvard

Rapper IDK is launching a music business program at Harvard University for students of color.
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Amid inventory crisis, median age of US housing stock is getting older

In a pair of new studies released Wednesday, NAR and Harvard University are calling on the government to help ease the housing crisis.
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Harvard Extension School is Harvard's online school for career advancement - here's everything you need to know before enrolling

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Harvard Extension School is an accredited online Harvard school geared towards working adults. You can take a single course, earn a certificate, or enroll in a degree program. I spoke with Harry J. Pierre, the Associate Director of Communications of Harvard Extension School, to answer FAQs. Havard Extension School; Alyssa Powell/Insider If you're looking to advanc...
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Benny Chor (1956-2021)

Benny Chor passed away on June 10, 2021. Luca Trevisan had a blog post on the news.We present a guest post on Benny Chor's life and works by Oded Goldreich. The post has many refs to papers. They will appear at the end with pointers to them.Benny Chor was born on December 23rd 1956  and grew-up in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He studied Mathematics in the Hebrew University, receiving a B.Sc. in 1980 and an M.Sc. in 1981. He then switched to studying Computer Science at MIT, and graduated in 1985 with a P...
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Ten Coaching Questions on the Path From Languishing to Flourishing

Languishing. Thanks to Adam Grant’s May 2020 article in the New York Times, we now have a word to describe this malaise many of us are experiencing: “Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. And it might be the dominant emotion of 2021.” The opposite of languishing is flourishing. Martin Seligman, a founding father of the School of Positive Psychology, writes in his book that five fact...
Tags: Law, Harvard, Harvard University, New York Times, Martin Seligman, Adam Grant, Seligman, Practice Of Law, School of Positive Psychology, Lynn Soots, Kathryn McNaughton, Courtney Ackerman


Harvard Professor Formally Announces Run for Governor

Harvard University professor Danielle Allen pledged to “accelerate the pace of change” when she officially kicked off her campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts.
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12 of the best hotels in Boston and Cambridge including historic properties, posh luxury, budget stays, and even a former jailhouse

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Here are the best places you can stay in Boston. Tripadvisor Boston is a charming New England icon infused with history, great dining, and urban green spaces. We chose the best hotels in Boston based on central locations, reviews, and desirable amenities. The best Boston hotels range from $87 to $645 per night to be accessible to the average traveler. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Rich with Revolu...
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Jenni Olson: ‘I remember walking out of the movie theatre like, “Yeah, I’m a cowboy!”’

How did a little girl who loved Westerns grow up into an icon of queer cinema? As she wins a Teddy award, the filmmaker talks about a life devoted to the moviesWhen Jenni Olson accepts the Berlin film festival’s coveted Teddy award this month – for “embodying, living and creating queer culture” – she will join the ranks of past recipients including John Hurt, Joe Dallesandro and Tilda Swinton. “Me and Tilda, you know?” laughs the 58-year-old as she winces in the morning sunlight which is streami...
Tags: Film, Berlin, San Francisco, Harvard, Culture, Festivals, LGBT rights, Berlin Film Festival, Tilda Swinton, Jenni Olson, Berkeley California, University of Minnesota, Charles M Schulz, Tilda, John Hurt Joe Dallesandro


The morning read for Tuesday, June 15

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected] Here’s the Tuesday morning read: Race, Drugs And Sentencing At the Supreme Court (Nina Totenberg, NPR) Why The Supreme Court May Be Poised To Deliver The Religious Right A Big Victory (Kimberly Winston, FiveThirtyEight) America’s ‘Great Chief Justice’ Was an Unrepentant Slaveholder (Paul Finkelman,...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, Harvard, Boston Marathon, Round-up, Paul Finkelman, Supreme Court Nina Totenberg NPR, Kimberly Winston FiveThirtyEight, Atlantic The Supreme Court, Editorial Los Angeles Times DOJ, Rebecca Falconer


Is healthy sugar possible — and would you eat it?

Consumers are fed a lot of nonsense about sugar and fad diets.Our bodies must consume sugar; the question is how much and in what form.Companies are trying to develop healthier sugars to combat our "sugar addiction." Can we hack sugar to be healthy? www.youtube.com Humans consume too much sugar. This is a refrain you've likely read for years, if not decades. As with any generality, that topline assessment misses nuance. While certainly t...
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18 valuable pieces of advice from the best graduation speeches of all time

Issa Rae. Theo Wargo/Getty Images Most commencement speeches tend to follow a similar formula. However, some are so inspiring they are remembered long after graduation. Issa Rae was praised for her Stanford commencement speech that quoted the rap song "Wipe Me Down." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Ditch the dream and be a doer, not a dreamer." - Shonda Rhimes' 2014 speech at Dartmouth College Shonda Rhimes at Dartmouth College. Dartmouth/YouTube The...
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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters turns down Facebook's offer of a 'huge, huge amount of money' to use a song, calls Zuckerberg 'one of the most powerful idiots in the world'

Roger Waters arrives at the premiere for 'Roger Waters - Us + Them' during the 76th Venice Film Festival at the Sala Giardino on September 6, 2019 in Venice, Italy. Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images) Roger Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd, said Facebook asked to use a song for an Instagram ad. Waters said he was offered a lot of money for use of the song "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2." "The answer is, 'F--k You. No f--in' way,'" he said, Rolling Stone re...
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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters says he turned down a 'huge, huge amount of money' from Facebook to use a song, calling Zuckerberg 'one of the most powerful idiots in the world'

Roger Waters arrives at the premiere for 'Roger Waters - Us + Them' during the 76th Venice Film Festival at the Sala Giardino on September 6, 2019 in Venice, Italy. Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images) Roger Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd, said Facebook asked to use a song in an Instagram ad. Waters said the company offered a lot of money for use of "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2." "The answer is, 'F--- You. No f---in' way,'" he recalled saying, per Rolli...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Trends, Pink Floyd, Harvard, Julian Assange, Rolling Stone, Zuckerberg, Venice Italy, Floyd, Roll Hall of Famer, Roger Waters, Waters, La Jornada


Justices request government’s views on Harvard affirmative-action dispute

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the federal government to weigh in on whether the justices should once again wade into the battle over affirmative action. In an order list issued from last week’s private conference, the court asked Acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar to file a brief expressing the government’s views on a challenge to Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policy. Even if the justices ultimately decide to grant review in Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fello...
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Supreme Court effectively delays challenge to Harvard affirmative action policies

The Supreme Court on Monday effectively postponed action on a major challenge to Harvard's use of racial affirmative action, likely putting off for several months a case that could end nationwide practices that have boosted the admission of Black and Latino students for decades.
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Supreme Court effectively delays challenge to Harvard affirmative action policies for several months

The Supreme Court on Monday effectively postponed action on a major challenge to Harvard's use of racial affirmative action, likely putting off for several months a case that could end nationwide practices that have boosted the admission of Black and Latino students for decades.
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SCOTUS Justices Defer Harvard Case On Race In College Admissions

The court asked the DOJ to weigh in on an appeal claiming that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants.
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Justices Defer Harvard Case On Race In College Admissions

SCOTUS asked the DOJ to weigh in on an appeal claiming that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants.
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Harvard Professor to Announce Run for Massachusetts Governor

Harvard University professor Danielle Allen is scheduled to announce a run for the Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts.
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The Age of Cathedrals: A Free Online Course from Yale University

From Yale professor Howard Bloch comes Age of Cathedrals, an online course that offers “an introduction to some of the most astonishing architectural monuments the world has ever known—Gothic cathedrals,” including Notre Dame, Chartres, and Saint-Denis. The course description adds: “We shall study the art, literature, intellectual life, economics, and new social arrangements that arose in the shadow of the cathedrals and that were such an important part of the revival of cities in the tw...
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Microbes in ocean play important role in moderating Earth's temperature

A new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences uncovers where much of the carbonate consumption in the deep sea is happening - a process that prevents its escape into Earth's atmosphere. Researchers from Harvard and Boston University collected and examined methane-eating microbes from seven geologically diverse seafloor seeps and found that the carbonate rocks from all sites host methane-oxidizing microbial communities with the highest rates of methane consumption.
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SCOTUS Considers Taking Up Harvard Affirmative Action Case

The justices are weighing whether to hear an appeal claiming Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants.
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Even if the coronavirus did leak from a Wuhan lab, that wouldn't necessarily mean it was engineered

A laboratory physician at the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prepares to test a coronavirus specimen in Chongqing, China, on May 3, 2020 Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images It's unlikely, but not impossible, that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab. US officials and public-health experts have called for further investigation of the possibility. But even if a leak did happen, that wouldn't necessarily mean the virus was engineered in a lab. See more storie...
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Graduation ceremony inspires Harvard-bound student to give her surprise $40k scholarship away

Massachusetts high school senior Verda Tetteh says Fitchburg High School now plans to give the scholarship to students who need the money more.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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20 perfect gifts for people who love learning new things, from Anthony Bourdain's travel book to a 3-month MasterClass subscription

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. MasterClass For some, experiential gifts that satisfy curiosity are more exciting than material items. We rounded up some of the best gifts for the voracious readers and learners in your life. They include books, online classes, and subscriptions such as MasterClass and Audible Plus. Shopping for gifts is easy when you know someone has a penchant for puns or desperately needs a new suitcase. It's a ...
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Can payday loans be made obsolete? With $15M more, Clair wants to find out

The world seems to move faster every year, and yet, nothing feels slower than the speed by which paychecks get distributed. In the United States, work conducted the day after a pay period will take two weeks just to process, with a check or direct deposit coming another week or two later. For the tens of millions of employees who live paycheck-to-paycheck, that multi-week delay can be the difference of making a rent check — or not. A variety of startups have approached this problem with differen...
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Why It’s Important to Look Beyond the Surface of Things

The MIT professor Sherry Turkle has long been a maverick in the computer science world. From a young age, she began asking questions that no one else seemed to want to ask: How does the proliferation of personal computers affect our sense of self and our relationships? Are computers simply tools or are they more significant players influencing culture? Is technology making us lonelier—and does it have to be that way? In previous books, like Alone Together and Reclaiming Conversation, she has wr...
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