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Successful Aging: Maintaining a positive outlook helps in recovery and good health

I am a 78-year old healthy woman facing a fourth surgery on my leg and am a bit depressed. Fortunately, I’ve recovered well from the previous three. Up until now I have been very active, hiking, traveling, dancing and continuing to work in my career. Several friends who have had recent surgeries tell me I need to get used to doing less and that’s just what I should expect given my age. Their negative outlook is distressing to me. Can you offer a little hope? T.S. Dear T.S. Yes, hope is on its wa...
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Why Journalists Are Debating Using 'Racist' To Describe Rep. Steve King's Quotes

In the fallout of Rep. Steve King's remarks to The New York Times, journalists have been struggling over whether or not to use the word "racist" to characterize his quote.
Tags: News, New York Times, Steve King

8 cloud computing startups to bet your career on in 2019

If you're looking to take your career to the next level, it might be time to bet on cloud computing. Startups in the cloud market are garnering massive funding and massive interest.  That's not surprising. Cloud computing is expected to become a $300 billion market by 2021, according to analyst firm Gartner. The cloud computing market consolidates around Amazon Web Services , Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.  Over the last three years, job postings with key words on cloud have skyrocke...
Tags: Google, Softbank, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Gartner, San Jose, Nutanix, San Francisco Bay Area, PitchBook, Zapier, Mohit Aron, Cohesity, Amazon Web Services Microsoft, UnknownTotal, Deutsche Telekom Cohesity

What is the Green New Deal?

Recent protests by the Sunrise Movement have taken the Green New Deal from forgotten policy to trending hashtag.The Green New Deal aims to move the U.S. to 100% renewable energy within a decade.Proponents also hope to catalyze a top-down restructuring of the U.S. economy and advance social justice issues. None In October of last year, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report, titled 'Global Warming of 1.5°C'. The report's authors believed that human...
Tags: Politics, Resources, Activism, Obama, Democracy, Government, Senate, White House, Politico, Environment, US, Economics, Sustainability, Policy, Harvard, Atlantic

Lime, Bird, and other scooter companies just proved they can help take cars off the road

After a four-month trial, Portland's Department of Transportation has proof that e-scooters are taking cars off the streets. That's welcome news for the scooter companies, which pitch a solution to congestion and pollution through their vehicles.  But there are still problems in low-income neighborhoods and with rules of the road, the results show.  The report is the first granular data we have about how scooters can integrate into a city's transportation network.  City officials in Portland ...
Tags: Oregon, Trends, New York Times, Portland, Beverly Hills, Department Of Transportation, Dot, Lime, Jeremy Nelson, East Portland, Lime Bird, Portland s Department of Transportation, Gabriel Scheer Lime

On Balanchine’s ‘Apollo’ (Alastair Macaulay Is Back)

With observations from three New York City Ballet alumni who learned the title role from Mr. B himself, the recently-retired chief dance critic of The New York Times looks at what makes this ballet different from the rest of Balanchine’s oeuvre. — The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, New York Times, New York City Ballet, Balanchine, 01.15.19

Cloud Covered: 6 things you might have missed from Google Cloud last year

What was new with Google Cloud in 2018? Well, it depends on what particular cloud technology you’re interested in. There was plenty of news on the AI and machine learning front, along with developments on a variety of enterprise cloud components. The open cloud community continued to be a thriving place to collaborate, and Google Cloud user productivity and efficiency grew, too.These popular stories from last year illustrate some of what you can do with Google Cloud technology.Machine and deep l...
Tags: Google, Nasa, New York Times, Google Cloud Platform, Google Store, Google Cloud, G Suite, Cloud Services Platform

Steve King faces increasing pressure to resign after 'white supremacy' remarks

Rep. Steve King’s base of support, including in his home state of Iowa, continues to erode after comments he made appearing to praise white supremacy were published in the New York Times. The latest salvo came as the Sioux City Journal, a conservative newspaper in Iowa’s Fourth District that had previously endorsed the Republican congressman, called on him to resign. “It's hard for us to summon words that will properly convey how repugnant we view that remark,” said the paper in response to Ki...
Tags: News, New York Times, Iowa, Sioux City Journal, Steve King, Fourth District

White House Calls King’s White Supremacist Comments ‘Abhorrent’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined several key Republicans in calling out Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for his comments about white supremacy, according to The Hill and NBC. “Steve King’s comments were abhorrent,” she reportedly told the press outside the West Wing on Wednesday. “The Republican leadership, unlike Democrats, have actually taken action when their members have said outrageous and inappropriate things.” After King was quoted in The New York Times pondering why th...
Tags: News, White House, House, New York Times, Republican, King, Hill, West Wing, Steve King R IA, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Nicole Lafond, NBC Steve King

Iowa Columnist Sees One ‘Graceful’ Way Steve King Could Step Down

A political columnist for the Des Moines Register, the largest newspaper in Iowa, said Wednesday that she doesn’t expect Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to resign over the condemnation to his recent white supremacy comments. “My gut feeling is no, that he won’t resign,” Kathie Obradovich told CNN. “I wonder — one graceful way for him to exit would be for Trump to give him a job in his administration. And he might actually like that move. And if Donald Trump doesn’t want to throw him under the bus, may...
Tags: News, Cnn, House, New York Times, Iowa, Donald Trump, King, Trump, Des Moines Register, Steve King, Steve King R IA, Kathie Obradovich, David Taintor, Iowa Columnist Sees One Graceful Way

Wednesday Martin's 'Untrue' Questions Bases of Monogamy

Wednesday Martin continues to break the conventions of bland, milquetoast social science with her new book, Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Wrong and How the New Science Can Set Us Free. The book's peep hole jacket and bright neon cover announce the boldness of Martin's eagerly awaited follow-up to her #1 New York Times bestseller, Primates of Park Avenue (Simon & Schuster, 2015) (now in development as a TV series). She delivers on the anticipation b...
Tags: Music, Review, Los Angeles, Infidelity, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, San Diego, Female Sexuality, Monogamy, Namibia, Martin, Meredith Chivers, Polyamory, Social Science, Skirt Club, Yale Ph D

McCarthy On Why King Is Only Now Being Punished: ‘Have I Been Leader For Years?’

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) bristled under questioning about why the Republican caucus is only just now taking steps to punish Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for his comments on white supremacy. “Have I been leader for years?” he retorted, according to the New York Times. He continued that he has only been the “in a position to take action” as the head of the House Republicans for “a short amount of time.” King has now been stripped of his committee roles and indirectly condemned by t...
Tags: News, House, New York Times, Mccarthy, Kevin McCarthy, Steve King R IA, Kate Riga

Short Stories: Women in the Workplace

None In the past decade or so, the world of work has featured large on American TV shows and in movies — whether they're satirizing Silicon Valley, the advertising industry of the 1950s, or the White House. In its own way, the workplace novel has also been an enduring sub-genre. But, typically, mainstream narratives have been dominated by white male writers. Within this sub-genre, we have even more categories: the campus novel, the legal caper, the high finance thriller, the fashion chronicles...
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White House denounces Rep. King’s white supremacy remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as “abhorrent.” Presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is praising the move by House Republicans to strip the nine-term Iowa lawmaker of his committee assignments. King was quoted last week by The New York Times as saying: “White […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, House, New York Times, Iowa, Steve King, Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The irony of Patagonia’s tax cut ‘protest’

The irony of Patagonia’s tax cut ‘protest’ In response to the recent Republican-led tax reform—which reduced corporate taxes from 35% to 21%—many companies have responded by handing out surprise bonuses, increased 401(k) matches, and various wage bumps. For a company like Patagonia, however, the tax cuts have been labeled “irresponsible,” a symbol of the federal government’s reckless apathy. In response, Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario recently announced that ...
Tags: Mexico, Religion, United States, New York Times, Patagonia, Pasadena, Trump, Matt Phillips, Rose Marcario, Marcario, JIM TANKERSLEY, Joseph Sunde

Bobby Rush: Resolution Against ‘Unrepentant Racist’ King Didn’t Go Far Enough

Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), who pushed for a formal censure of Rep. Steve King (R-IA), criticized Congress for passing an “obsolete” disapproval resolution against King, who he called “unrepentant racist.” During an interview with CNN on Tuesday evening, Rush said he voted against the resolution because he felt it didn’t go far enough in condemning the congressman for his history of “vile” comments. “It became obsolete before the ink on the paper dried,” Rush told CNN’s Erin Burnett. “So ...
Tags: News, Congress, Cnn, House, New York Times, King, Rush, Erin Burnett, Bobby Rush, Nicole Lafond, Bobby Rush D IL

Like Putin, Trump wants U.S. out of NATO

How much more evidence does America need that Donald Trump isn't working for us, but for Russia? No, seriously. Trump can't stop talking about removing America from NATO. Trump hasn't had an original idea in his whole life. Who told him that'd be a good idea? Who wants the USA out of NATO? Russia. “It would be the wildest success that Vladimir Putin could dream of.” -- Michèle Flournoy, an under secretary of defense under Obama. From the New York Times' Julian E. Barnes and Helene Cooper: S...
Tags: Europe, Post, Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Washington, Russia, America, United States, Nato, New York Times, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Michele Flournoy

Jeanie Buss would reportedly prevent Lakers from firing Luke Walton over recent struggles

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss wants to preach patience with her team. Though the Lakers have struggled without LeBron James, Buss could be the reason Luke Walton sticks around to see things through, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. If Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka wanted to get rid of Walton due to the team's recent struggles, Stein says Buss would prevent that from happening: “It is also an open secret in Lakerland that Walton has the strongest possible...
Tags: News, New York Times, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Lakers, Walton, Luke Walton, Stein, Buss, Marc Stein, Jeanie Buss, Lakerland, Rob Pelinka, LeBron James Buss

Media companies are embracing voice assistants, but worry they're giving up too much control to Amazon and Google

Dear Readers, After a short hiatus, we're back! Welcome to the first edition of BI’s new Advertising and Media Insider newsletter. We’ve replaced our daily digest with a weekly version that publishes every Wednesday and will go deeper into the big stories we’ve been following. We’ll play around with the format, so let me know what you like/don’t like at [email protected] If you’re new to the newsletter, you can sign up here. Voice is primed take off You didn’t have to be at CES to kn...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Putin, US, Trends, Netflix, Ford, New York Times, Nbcuniversal, The Times, Audi, Hulu, Voice, Mustang, United Airlines, Rubrik

La Cage aux Folles

"We are what we are,And what we areIs an illusion."That's the first lyric in La Cage aux Folles, and though on the surface, it's talking about drag, it's saying way more than that. Just like the show it introduces. Those few line encapsulate the entire story and all its themes.Nobody realizes that the first time they hear it, but it's all there.It introduces us to two ideas that will permeate every moment of the show. First, "we are what we are" -- in other words, we accept and embrace ourselve...
Tags: Musicals, Theatre, Gay, New York Times, Broadway, Theater, St Louis, Zaza, Scott Miller, La Cage aux Folles, Harvey Fierstein, Ben Brantley, Brantley, Jean Michel, Georges, Douglas Hodge

WordPress announces a toolkit to kickstart small to mid-sized newsrooms

WordPress, the open source CMS that powers nearly one-third of the web, is now looking to streamline newsrooms around the world. In 2019, we’ll see a new commitment to small and medium-sized publishers with a toolkit called Newspack. Born of a partnership between WordPress and News Revenue Hub — an organization to support sustainable, and profitable journalism — Newspack is a toolkit meant to allow publishers to hit the ground running, while minimizing hurdles in development, optimization, and m...
Tags: Startups, Media, Cms, New York Times, Npr, Nieman Lab, Kinsey Wilson, News Revenue Hub

Free Alton Brown: EveryDayCook: A Cookbook Kindle Edition

Free Alton Brown: EveryDayCook: A Cookbook Kindle Edition Amazon has Alton Brown: EveryDayCook: A Cookbook Kindle Edition for Free. You can download the Kindle app for your Blackberry, iPhone, Mac, or PC here. This New York Times bestseller has 101 delicious recipes for home chefs of all abilities. Get more Freebies Here.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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How Jay-Z, Dr. Dre Focus Group Their Releases

Both hugely accomplished music and entertainment moguls, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre's success has been propelled by their ability to understand music as a business, and effectively market it to their fans thanks, in part, to focus groups. ________________________ Guest post by Martin Connor of Soundfly's Flypaper So much of why these two rappers have found so much success can be boiled down to their undeniable understanding that the music business is… wait for it: a business. For years, Ja...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Jay Z, Samsung, Kanye West, Mtv, Guest Post, New York Times, Eminem, Timbaland, Jay, Brooklyn Nets, 50 Cent, Kanye, Snoop Dogg, Mike Dean

GOP Senators Seize On NYT Report To Grill Barr On Anti-Trump Bias At FBI

During Bill Barr’s Tuesday confirmation hearings, several Republican senators seized on reports that the FBI opened a counterintelligence probe into President Trump last year to grill the attorney general nominee on anti-Trump bias at the bureau. Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) were among the committee members who asked Barr about the New York Times’ weekend report revealing the existence of the Trump probe, pushing questio...
Tags: News, La, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, Moscow, Graham, Department Of Justice, Republican, Times, Kennedy, James Comey, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, John Kennedy, Senate judiciary

How Can This Possibly End Well?

Interviewed with other screenwriters for the New York Times, Christopher McQuarrie makes a great point about action sequences: The best action sequences are free of exposition, with stakes that are established in advance or, better still, self-evident. They don’t ask an audience to think, to process, to remember. Instead, they keep the audience’s collective subconscious focused entirely on one simple question. The question is not how will it end? If this mattered, there would be no Etha...
Tags: New York Times, Charlie Chaplin, Directors, Christopher McQuarrie, Screenwriting, Scriptnotes, Words on the page, Story and Plot, McQuarrie

Rep. Steve King's Constituents React To Controversy Over White Supremacy Remarks

King, a Republican, questioned in a New York Times interview why "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" are offensive terms.
Tags: News, New York Times, Steve King

Announcing Speakers for Leadercast Live 2019

Announcing Speakers for Leadercast Live 2019 January 15, 2019 Leadercast No Comments 7 Views Tags: Atlanta, conference, event, Leadercast Live, Leadercast Live 2019, Leadership, leadership events, Leading Healthy Teams, Teamwork A team that reaches the summit of a mountain is considered a success, but great leaders know the journey doesn’t end when you reach the top. Healthy teams don’t just reach their pinnacle, they stay...
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Why switching attention from one thing to another wrecks your productivity

"Every time you switch your attention from one target to another and then back again, there’s a cost," Cal Newport said in a New York Times interview. "This switching creates an effect that psychologists call attention residue, which can reduce your cognitive capacity for a non-trivial amount of time before it clears." Newport has a new book that explores this and related ideas, called Digital Minimalism. From the New York Times: The second rule is to “embrace boredom.” The broader point here is...
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Roku explains why it allowed Infowars on its platform

Roku has just made a bad decision with regard to its growing advertising business by associating its brand with the toxic conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. As Digiday first reported this morning, Roku has chosen to add the Infowars live show hosted by Jones to the Roku platform as a supported channel, much to the disgust of customers now hammering the company on its social media platforms. The company, apparently, is opting for the “we’re a neutral platform” defense in the matter, despite the ...
Tags: Amazon, Media, Tech, New York Times, Roku, Ban, Fire TV Stick, Hulu, Sandy Hook, Amazon Fire TV, Jones, Alexa, Streaming Media, Platforms, Alex Jones, Nra

The Case for Downtime

I’m scared of downtime. That’s right, relaxation is downright uncomfortable for me. Part of me craves it like every other human being. Yet as soon as it is here, I twitch. I pace the house. I don’t know what to do with my hands and my legs — even more importantly, my brain. Sometimes the quiet space is too intolerable so I fill it with mindless activities like scouring Facebook or checking how many Twitter followers I have. My busyness is, at times, a defense mechanism whereby I can prove that I...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Work Life Balance, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, New York Times, Relaxation, Chris, Industrial And Workplace, Memory And Perception, Megan, Kreider, Annapolis Maryland, Sara Robinson