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We’ve Worked Longer Under Lockdown and I Guess Some of You Liked It

The workday under lockdown has been defined by the dangerous presence of my enemy the fridge, but also, longer hours, more meetings, and more after-hours emails, researchers from Harvard Business School and NYU have found. They used email and meeting metadata to analyze the habits of over three million people in 16…Read more...
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Houseplant sales are booming and so are 'Plantfluencers,' the social-media creators sharing plant tips, products, and content

As many people shelter-in-place at apartments and homes through the pandemic, houseplants have become a growing source of interest. Houseplant brands like The Sill, Horti, and Bloomscape have all reported a surge in sales. "Plantfluencers," the influencers sharing photos, videos, and classes centered on plant-care tips, are a part of this boom. Business Insider spoke with several plant influencers and brands about what it's been like to be in this niche space during the pandemic. Some plant in...
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Facebook and Twitter are cracking down on videos that promote conspiracy theories and unproven COVID cures, but researchers say that removing already viral misinformation can backfire and make things worse (FB, TWTR)

Social media platforms have enacted bans on disinformation related to COVID-19 and other issues, but researchers say that banning content after it's already gone viral can do more harm than good.   For example, the platforms recently banned a viral video of doctors urging COVID-19 treatment with hydroxychloroquine, which federal agencies have called ineffective and dangerous.  That ban prompted news coverage and charges by conspiracy theorists that the video contained truth being suppressed by...
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Trump Can’t Legally Change The Election Day — But He Can Try To Undermine The Results

The President doesn’t have the authority to change the date of Election Day. But words never fail our commander in chief. So on Thursday morning, he suggested doing just that. With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote??? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020 Lawyers and ...
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Trump floats November election delay, but it won’t happen

By ZEKE MILLER  and COLLEEN LONG WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is for the first time publicly floating a “delay” to the Nov. 3 presidential election, as he makes unsubstantiated allegations that increased mail-in voting will result in fraud. The date of the presidential election — the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in every fourth year — is enshrined in federal law and would require an act of Congress to change, including agreement from the Democratic-controlled House of Repres...
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"Hey Siri, play music."

I said into my AirPods. So nonspecific! I was out and about and not in a good position to skip things, but I was also forcing myself to accept whatever it was that I had put into my iPhone music library. I have so many audiobooks, but they're in a different app, so it's only rarely that spoken word comes up when I'm playing the "Music" app randomly. I can tell Siri to skip a track, so it's not as though I'd need to dig the iPhone out of my bag and squint to read it in the sunlight. But I sometim...
Tags: Iphone, Audiobooks, Facebook, Real Estate, Technology, Education, Law, Poetry, Siri, Georgia, Looks, Bob Dylan, Judaism, Broadway, Army, Newark


Which Colleges Will Survive the Coronavirus

Scott Galloway is a professor at NYU, tech entrepreneur, author, and popular podcaster.  His article This Chart Predicts Which Colleges Will Survive the Coronavirus has caused quite a stir in colleges and universities across the country.  The reason for the stir is the chart suggests a large number of colleges will fail and even more will struggle going forward.  His chart (click to enlarge) is below.   Upsetting colleges, even more, is he names names.  And being listed as college likely to "pe...
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In ‘Chasing The Light,’ Oliver Stone writes of Vietnam, ‘Salvador’ and ‘Platoon’

In Oliver Stone‘s new memoir, he writes about when he first understood that his screenplay about a lost soldier in Vietnam connected back to the oldest tales of humankind. The protagonist of what was then titled “The Platoon” was like Odysseus in Homer’s epic, he saw, a young man who’d traveled into hell and who would only find the path home if he opened his eyes to the truth around him. It was a lesson Stone had retained from his days at NYU when a classics professor used to hammer home the mes...
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Israeli court rejects Amnesty’s lawsuit asking for revocation of NSO Group’s export license

A district court in Israel has rejected Amnesty International’s petition against the Israeli Ministry of Defence that sought to get NSO Group’s export licence revoked. Senior Judge Rachel Barkai of the Yafo District Court in Tel Aviv rejected the petition since she was satisfied with the rigour of the defence licensing process and subsequent monitoring of the licensees. Furthermore, she said that the petitioners, which included Amnesty and New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice, had no...
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Alexander: This is what happens when passion meets opportunity

When UC Riverside named Mike Magpayo its head men’s basketball coach July 1, after David Patrick accepted the associate head coach position at Arkansas, it was a shot in the arm for diversity as well as a big story in the Philippines. Magpayo, a first-generation Filipino-American, became the first full-blooded Asian coach in men’s Division I college basketball. But Magpayo is an example in another way. His experience shows that you can indeed follow your passion, even when the financials tell yo...
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the value proposition and lessons from higher education

“Universities are no longer nonprofits, but the highest-gross-margin luxury brands in the world,” NYU Professor Scott Galloway wrote recently. Professor Galloway has been exploring the crisis of higher education in the U.S. lately, accelerated by the pandemic.  Of all the wrecking ball implications of Covid-19 on brands, the impact on higher education is one of the most dramatic.  And as with other industries, it’s less of a new problem, than an acceleration of problems already under way. ...
Tags: Princeton, Churchill, Branding, Nyu, Galloway, Ann Handley, Scott Galloway, Coronavirus


An NYU pathologist says blood clots were found in 'almost every organ' of coronavirus patients' autopsies

When the virus was first discovered, doctors thought COVID-19 was a respiratory disease, but they've since learned it can also cause blood clots.
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NYU Law School Students On Strike After Botched Write-On Competition Process

It looks like there might be a positive outcome here, but this is only the first step.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Nyu, NYU School of Law, Law Journals, Law Review


US universities are charging full fees for 'virtual' class this fall. This is absurd

Schools with huge endowments are pretending remote learning is the same experience. Give students a break Colleges and universities are in an unprecedented bind. Coronavirus continues to rage in many parts of America, making the sort of communal gatherings that are hallmarks of collegiate life outright dangerous. Lecture halls, libraries, football games and dorm-room parties can all be superspreader events.Some educational institutions have already declared that almost the entire academic year ...
Tags: News, California, White House, New York City, US, America, Harvard, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Ohio State, UC Berkeley, Princeton, University Of California, Ucla, University Of Michigan, Nyu


Is mask-shaming effective?

NYU associate professor Jennifer Jacquet writes that effective shaming can be a powerful tool for social change. Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, law and psychology professor at the University of Penn, believes shame is useless in the case of the pandemic. The politicization of the coronavirus takes our attention away from the failure of the administration. I can expect anywhere between two and five Karen tweets to come across my social media feed every day. Recently, there was the $40,000 Rolex-wearing C...
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Trump’s sudden reversal on student visas will be felt in Silicon Valley

Growing up in the Philippines, Andreia Carrillo always liked the stars. It’s what brought her to the United States to study astronomy, and why she wants others to follow in her footsteps and study the stars. “Though, we’ll see if that happens now,” Carrillo said. Carrillo is one of the hundreds of thousands of students affected by a recent rule change, issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to no longer allow international students from staying in the U.S. if their university m...
Tags: Startups, TC, Texas, Education, California, Government, New York City, US, Tech, Mit, Austin, Harvard, United States, Philippines, President, Watson


Locals volunteer to be infected with coronavirus to hasten vaccine development

In 1796, English physician Edward Jenner noted that milkmaids who caught cowpox from their cattle seemed to escape a much deadlier scourge: smallpox. So the doctor collected pus from a cowpox blister on one of those milkmaids, rounded up his gardener’s 8-year-old son and rubbed the gunk into a fresh cut on the boy’s skin. The lad developed a trying but not lethal cowpox infection, and once he recovered, the doctor repeated the exercise — but this time, with the real thing. Smallpox. The boy did ...
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AMA: Chris Green asks about the thin theory of original public meaning

Chris Green: 1. This is a variant of a question I think Stephen Sachs once asked you several years ago at the San Diego originalism conference. Suppose there are two rival principles, Principle A and Principle B, and each fits the bare constitutional text equally well.  The adopters of the text agreed with Principle A and thought it was expressed in the text, but Principle B is a better idea normatively for today’s world. I recall that at the time you said Principle B would be the one interprete...
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How many colleges and universities will survive?

NYU prof: 'Hundreds, if not thousands' of universities will soon be 'walking dead' is a discussion about a point we've talked about several times, that colleges are over priced, and so students will find other ways to get an education.I did find this thought very sobering:Approximating that a thousand to two thousand of the country's 4,500 universities could go out of business in the next 5-10 years, Galloway concludes, “what department stores were to retail, tier-two higher tuition universities...
Tags: Homeschooling, Nyu, Galloway, Instapundit, Henry Cate


The Beastie Boys & Rick Rubin Reunite and Revisit Their Formative Time Together in 1980s NYC

The Beastie Boys’ record-shattering Licensed to Ill is thirty-four years old. This fact might mean nothing to you, or it might mean that you are thirty-four years older than the moment the album came out in November of 1986, and suburban parents around the country, maybe even your parents, freaked out in unison. The album was a stroke of genius from producer Rick Rubin, delivering hip-hop safe for white kids while also giving them permission to be as obnoxious as possible. Ostensibly a r...
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Original Content podcast: ‘The Politician’ returns for an entertaining but pointless Season 2

When “The Politician” debuted on Netflix last year, it divided the hosts of the Original Content podcast. After season two, we were more united: The show is not good. To be clear, “The Politician” is still pretty entertaining, thanks to a consistent dedication to packing as many ridiculous plot twists as possible into any given episode. But the glibness of its approach to contemporary politics feels emptier than ever. As teased at the end of season one, the show has jumped forward a few years fr...
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The Value of Tor and Anonymous Contributions To Wikipedia

According to a recently published research paper [PDF] co-authored by researchers from Drexel, NYU, and the University of Washington, Tor users make high-quality contributions to Wikipedia. And, when they are blocked, as doctoral candidate Chau Tran, the lead author describes, "the collateral damage in the form of unrealized valuable contributions from anonymity seekers is invisible." From a blog post: The authors of the paper include Chau Tran (NYU), Kaylea Champion (UW & CDSC), Andrea Forte (D...
Tags: Wikipedia, Tech, Tor, Alexa, Nyu, Chau Tran, Rachel Greenstadt, Drexel NYU, University of Washington Tor


Amazon says it's creating a $2 billion green energy fund to invest in companies working to build a carbon-free future (AMZN)

Amazon plans to create a $2 billion sustainable venture fund to invest in all sorts of companies working toward a greener future.  The company also accelerated its plan to become fully carbon-neutral, now targeting 2025.  Amazon has invested in 91 projects so far, from solar roofs to electric delivery vehicles.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon is injecting $2 billion into a new venture capital fund focused on a carbon-free future, the e-commerce giant said Tuesday, ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Unilever, Jeff Bezos, Vox, Harvard Business Review, Nyu, AMZN, Rivian, Starbucks Microsoft JetBlue, Rebecca Fay, Natural Capital Partners


The former Amazon VP who quit in solidarity with fired employees published a business case for why he thinks the massively profitable Amazon Web Services cloud business should be spun off (AMZN)

Tim Bray, the former Amazon vice president and distinguished engineer who quit this year to protest Amazon's firing of internal critics, wants the company to spin out its cloud business Amazon Web Services. He's getting the effort started by drafting a six-page memo, a common device Amazon uses internally to pitch new ideas, with the goal of ultimately getting it in front of AWS CEO Andy Jassy. Bray calls spinning out AWS a "complete no-brainer," and told Business Insider the main arguments fo...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Signal, Amazon Web Services, Business Insider, Nyu, Morningstar, AMZN, Scott Galloway, Bray, Amazon VP, Business Insider Amazon, Tim Bray, COVID


10 best Forex trading books for beginners

The world of foreign exchange or Forex can be very intimidating and discouraging even for season traders and experienced hands-on investors. And one of the most surprising facts is that 75% of retail traders lose money that can never be recovered. This is because most of this population of traders who lose money are beginners. As a beginner, it is important to make time and learn the Forex world and the Forex market before jumping into it with real money. Fortunately, beginners can easily learn ...
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Join us June 17 for a live discussion on COVID-19 contact tracing and safe reopening strategies

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How America’s Hospitals Survived the First Wave of the Coronavirus

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The prediction from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was grim. In late March, as the number of COVID-19 cases was growing exponentially in the state, Cuomo said New York hospitals might need twice as many beds as they normally have. Otherwise there could be no space to treat patients seriously ill with the new cor...
Tags: New York, News, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Massachusetts, New York City, America, Harvard, United States, Queens, Arizona, Omaha, Npr, Bronx, Andrew Cuomo


‘Social media sites need to stop outsourcing online content moderation,’ says an NYU report

A report on content moderation by New York University recommends that content moderation, which is central to the work of all social media platforms, must no longer be outsourced but be included within the main fold of the platforms. In terms of numbers, 15,000 workers, majority of those employed by third-party vendors, moderate Facebook and Instagram; 10,000 moderators moderate YouTube and other Google products; Twitter has 1,500 moderators. As per the report, published by Professor Paul M. Bar...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, Instagram, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Social Media, Kenya, Myanmar, Rohingya, Silicon Valley, Ucla


Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian – who quit the board last week – is an investor in Sentropy, a newly launched startup trying to fight hateful comments that have haunted the platform

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian is an investor in Sentropy, a startup launching Thursday to address hate speech and other online content moderation issues.  Last week Ohanian quit the board of Reddit, a company he cofounded 15 years ago, and vowed that he'd spend any gains from his remaining stock to help "curb racial hate." Sentropy uses machine learning to help human moderators flag and block verbal abuse, while limiting false flags.  It's not just Reddit: Other social media platforms strugg...
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IEEt Fellows Stefan Sorgner & Kevin LaGrandeur on Covid19 and the Posthuman

On May 30, 2020, IEET Fellows Kevin LaGrandeur and Stefan Sorgner were featured speakers at the international symposium hosted by NYU, the Global Posthuman Network, and the NY Posthuman Research Group.  The symposium, done via videoconference, was on the topic, “The Philosophical and Political Implications of Covid19 and the Posthuman.”  It was attended by 250 people from around the globe.  All talks were 5 minutes long, with Q&A after. [Author: [email protected] (IEET)]
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