I only joined FB a little more than a year ago. At 55 I’m late to the game but really was in no hurry to play in the game. 16 months later and I admit FB is a daily read for me. And what is most intriguing is the algorithm they use that decides what is put in front of me. I watch dog videos. Animal pictures. Mostly warm and fuzzy stuff that hopefully doesn’t divide anyone. So the more I watch these things the more FB sends my way. I get it. But sometimes I am just thinking about something and a relevant ad pops up on FB? How did it anticipate my need before I ever expressed it? That’s magical and creepy and the same time. At the end of the day it is all about revenue and revenue is tied to the algorithm of understanding user behavior. Just a bunch of metrics.
Very funny. Reality? Let's hope not. I am pretty sure I could not be in the same room with someone who practiced this type of radical honesty. There is radical honesty that comes from a 5-year-old (Your hair looks funny.) And then there is radical honesty that comes from a full-grown adult, which is just rude and insulting, and didn't your Mom teach you any manners? I guess I must fall into the radical Dishonesty camp. Still a funny read.
Reading some of the comments here it seems there is a belief that doctors are somehow compensated by Pharma companies and that is the reason they prescribe pills over exercise. There may have been a day when doctors received compensation or kickbacks but that day is long gone. Drug reps know they are not permitted to leave or give any “gifts” to a medical professional.
I went to a primary care doctor one time who actually did a literature search and looked up something while I was sitting right there. I was so impressed, and he was not of the Google generation either. He was a few decades older than me and yet he was perfectly comfortable with the perception that he didn’t know everything off the top of his head and needed to look up something. That’s the kind of doctor I want — one that prescribes a solution based on the evidence.
Sorry. Not for me. I can't pick out a single book here that I would actually read voluntarily. And it's hard to believe the author is actually recommending these books after the slamming comments made at the end of each review. Nietzsche. Really? The author is just a little too flip for my liking. Sorry.
Loves this article. So well written. I lived for a few years in Chelsea. You could try a different restaurant every day in the city. It felt like each establishment became part its own little neighborhood community. I hope Prune returns one day and flourishes. Without a brunch.
I am exhausted reading about all your social media accounts. To be honest, I have never heard of some of those platforms. Maybe it's my age? (I'm not that old.) I completely understand that at some point it is therapeutic to pull the plug and stop the madness. Why go back? Seems to me like social media is an excellent forum for you to promote ReadUp. To me, that seems like a pretty good reason to start again.
“I have found over and over that the proximity of death in shared calamity makes many people more urgently alive, less attached to the small things in life and more committed to the big ones, often including civil society or the common good.”
There is a reason why I always click on stories, pictures, videos of dogs. They make me happy. They are such a good distraction from all the unhappy news. Dogs are my silent therapy. Keep bringing me more dog videos!
Wonderful story. Lessons are never too late to learn. I love when she breaks out of being the "author" stating "Reader, I almost married him."
"If you want to save a species, you don't spend your time starting at the bird you want to save. You look at the things it relies on to live instead."
Thought provoking. It sounds like a good solution for the homeless and for the health of the overall city. And it should bring some minimal revenue to those hotels— I assume via taxes. So it could be a win win Why not provide cleaning supplies to each room and require the occupants maintain cleanliness rather than rely on a cleaning staff. I think there are ways to make this work and let it be an example for other cities.
It doesn't get any more relevant than this. Yes, I need an information diet. I have always had a home office, so not a huge adjustment for me, AND yet, I find myself more immersed than ever in the 24x7 corona-palooza streaming news. I have never spent more time on social media. It's exhausting. When I walk away from my office the thing I want to do is go lie down. I didn't step foot outside yesterday until 6pm. So, yes, I need to take a chill pill on the news and information, and I need to figure out a way to find some peace.
Yes! I completely remember my parents having a washer and dryer that lasted for 20 years. Now I feel lucky if I get 3 years out of these appliances. I have no interest in smart anything if it requires I have to subscribe to make my dishwasher work. No thanks.
I understand that technology moves on and companies always have a roadmap. If you want to invest in technology you better be prepared to stick with all the updates over the long haul.
At the end of this I was hoping I was reading a piece of science fiction — like a Michael Crichton piece. Knowing this is our new reality is scary. I take away a couple things from this. First, we have incredible scientists and capabilities to figure this out. Find medicines and vaccines. But second there is no coordinated, global effort to share and communicate and strategize as one human population. Each country takes its own path for handling its own health crisis, but what about a global strategy to handle the science behind it all?
Cell phones are a new reality of this century, but being late is a timeless issue. (I didn’t intend that to be a pun). I had a meeting with an old friend yesterday at noon and I joked with him that he is like clockwork with his punctuality. And that was meant to be a compliment and he took it as one. Indeed it is just being respectful of the other person’s time.
This company was unraveling from day one. Managed by ego rather than sound business strategies of quality and service, Homepolish is a classic business school study in What Not To Do. P.S. I never even heard of this company so all that spend on marketing was not very effective.
I love the pictures and thank you for including a link to Pet Milk. I haven’t read it but I’m intrigued. Be safe out there and don’t forget to call home and check in. Haha. That’s just the Mom in me talking.
Yes the title was intriguing and pulled me in. The more I kept reading the more I thought there was a build up and I was expecting to read the clear and final solution of how to lose weight. Not an enlightening read but rather a summary of things I have always known.
I definitely fall into the phonics camp. I learned to sound out words and we own those Dick and Jane books. My Dad had me read those to him often. However watching a loved one struggle with reading because of dyslexia I can completely agree that phonics is not for everyone. It’s a balance. I had never heard of the term “cueing” as a program for reading until this article.
Having a home office for the past 2-3 decades and smart devices and computer technology all over the house, I find there are days I never need to leave the house. In fact I would much prefer to watch an exciting movie in my pajamas on my comfy sofa. I love the peace and quiet of home but it’s not a good balance. Now there are plenty of days I look for reasons to get out of the house. Isn’t that weird?
The article is right in that we are just waking up to this. So much trash. So much waste. I hate to see so much of it end up in our oceans. Great to see this restaurant be a leader and inform the rest of us.