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    • The New York Times Company | Elisabeth Zerofsky | 3/31/20 | 34 min
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      “There is undoubtedly nothing more efficient for understanding how the social world works than, quite simply, to look at who dies before whom,” Louis posted on Twitter. “We forget it too often: Politics is a question of life and death.” When will we all see that in the US?

    • The New York Times Company | Emily Esfahani Smith | 4/7/20 | 7 min
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      “Life is, as Buddhists say, 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. As much as we might wish, none of us can avoid suffering. That’s why it’s important to learn to suffer well.“ So true but hard for N Americans to master!

    • James Clear | 10/23/14 | 5 min
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      Funny that we don’t have a word for it in English. Grit is ok but not strong enough. I am adopting the word sisu . My brother has it as he lives with a disability and when I see it I have an emotion that makes me simultaneously well up with tears and feel a strength in myself from his example.

    • The Guardian | John Naughton | 1/20/19 | 23 min
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      Scary. I remember my (tech resistant) son explaining gmails’ and google’s deal with me decades ago. “They are free.” “They will know everywhere you go on the web and hound you about buying along your journeys. “He accepted the bargain with a plan to ignore the ads so I did too. Now it has gone much deeper although we think we know what they are doing we really don’t...they know how fast we are walking! She uses the terms informed bewilderment and colonized. As our predigital grandparents told us long ago-there is no free lunch.

    • Dan Wang | 6/25/17 | 17 min
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      A particularly Girardian question...Does our narrator ever have spontaneous desires of his own? This is so interesting!!! The ideas here are so important for understanding how we can go wrong and not pay attention to our deepest and individual desires.

    • Seth's Blog | 3/30/20 | 2 min
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      As tough as this is, there is no doubt that there are opportunities that we have to take advantage of for Gen C

    • The New Yorker | Haruki Murakami | 2/10/20 | 50 min
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      Short stories by a good writer hold and share life’s mysteries and help us live better

    • The Atlantic | Kaitlyn Tiffany | 3/17/20 | 7 min
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      “I want to see you even if I didn’t really think so before.”Can’t say it better than this, it IS the sentence of 2020. I never post on Instagram but Now I will post the “outfit” I have been wearing every day. All black with my Cory Booker t shirt WE RISE. Love to you all!

    • The Guardian | Tim Adams | 11/19/06 | 15 min
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      Interesting. Genius is fascinating. It seems sometimes there is sometimes an overlap with what we call mental illness and most of the time results in trouble coping with the world and usual regular humans. I want to try to read Zen again ( I didn't get through it years ago) and check out ZAMM.

    • blog.readup.com | Bill Loundy | 3/22/20 | 1 min
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      “ Kitten” yes, i feel better

    • forbes.com | Jack Kelly | 3/20/20 | 5 min
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      I have to believe they will all go to jail. If not, how can we believe in “liberty and justice for all” and if we can’t believe in liberty and justice we can’t believe in America.

    • The New York Times Company | Amanda Hess | 3/17/20 | 27 min
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      Reading this makes me feel capitalism and consumerism are making us all unhappy and inhuman and wreaking havoc on our relationships. It is terrible to see women try to escape only to recreate the same system poorly disguised in pink. I wish there was a better way thrive together.

    • Seth's Blog | 3/14/20 | 1 min
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      We need to use our imaginations to come together for each other while we are apart and take this (terrible) opportunity to make changes in ourselves and our communities and country.

    • BuzzFeed News | Tanya Chen | 3/17/20 | 3 min
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      Data coming out now for early US cases. We have young people seriously ill. This (below) from the CDC Let’s keep each other and our doctors and buses safe! Stay in!

      American adults of all ages — not just those in their 70s, 80s and 90s — are being seriously sickened by the coronavirus, according to a report on nearly 2,500 of the first recorded cases in the United States.

      The report, issued Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that — as in other countries — the oldest patients had the greatest likelihood of dying and of being hospitalized. But of the 508 patients known to have been hospitalized, 38 percent were notably younger — between 20 and 54. And nearly half of the 121 patients who were admitted to intensive care units were adults under 65, the C.D.C. reported.

      “I think everyone should be paying attention to this,” said Stephen S. Morse, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. “It’s not just going to be the elderly. There will be people age 20 and up. They do have to be careful, even if they think that they’re young and healthy.”

    • The New York Times Company | Apoorva Mandavilli | 3/17/20 | 6 min
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      This is such important research. I am in Boston and we are running out of n 95 masks. Health care workers are being told to reuse them when needed and switch to surgical masks. In other words, they are not being protected. I can’t believe how poorly prepared we are considering we could see this coming for weeks. This is the terrible consequence of having an absent uninformed and clueless leader.

    • The Atlantic | Kaitlyn Tiffany | 3/12/20 | 12 min
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      No wonder we are all confused about what to do!

    • billloundy.substack.com | Bill Loundy | 4 min
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      Next time we’re together, I’ll show you the 4x6 prints. That’s the best way to see this stuff. Plus, I love the way they look, my photographs, in a pair of human hands. Bill, For some reason these sentences struck me as the most beautiful I have read in a long time. I am so happy to have spent some time with you and Sputnik early in your trip. Sounds like it has been life giving and changing. Love you neph!

    • The Cut | Bridget Read | 3/5/20 | 2 min
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      This is going to happen time and time again.

    • capwatkins.com | Cap Watkins | 3 min
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      Great article. I once heard that when you are arguing with someone the person who feels most strongly will eventually win so try to figure that out and then let it go. I have used it a lot- exception might be if you have teen age kids.

    • washingtonpost | Carl Goldman | 2/28/20 | 6 min
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    • Vulture | Molly Young | 2/20/20 | 22 min
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      its ratio of ingenuity to bullshit — a ratio present in every organization and, indeed, every human — was tipped too far in the wrong direction.

    • Washington Examiner | 1/1/01 | 4 min
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      Hilarious. I can do relate as I try to write!

    • Organizer Sandbox | Merci Victoria Grace | 2/2/19 | 7 min
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      This is good! I too have been a part of many classes over the years. Hands down I have learned most from the working class. I want to think more about why that is.

    • McSweeney's Internet Tendency | 2 min
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      Jokes sometimes point to difficult truths but some are just plain derogatory. Some of the jokes here lighten up tough issues. I I imagine some of Mike Bloomberg’s jokes were just plain derogatory to keep women in their place.

    • The New York Times Company | Brit Marling | 2/7/20 | 11 min
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      I hope we can get to where she is pointing!

    • Raptitude.com | 2/14/20 | 4 min
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      Yes, we’ll worth it

    • Longreads | 2/5/20 | 12 min
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      A really important piece!!!i want to read it many times. As a nurse I think about how best to respond to people suffering. Like the last line about never meekly submitting our stories, our pain, our dignity to the evergrinding wheels of the hit making machine.

    • Distributed.blog | 1/9/20 | 13 min
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      I like his idea about how too many meetings talking about wok doesn’t let us do the work. Love the of long form-getting ideas out in writing and going deep then having coworkers reflect on them. A little like Read up!

    • CNN | Rob Picheta, CNN | 2/10/20 | 3 min
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      So interesting. We tend to think of ourselves as more enlightened than those who came before us but this goes to show human wisdom and understanding can be found when you least expect it. And yes, farmers are cool, so close to life.

    • Slate | RUTH GRAHAM | 1/25/20 | 8 min
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      You realize there are two universes in our country now. The one with the 1% and the one with the rest of us. We can’t relate. She is so serious and earnest and clueless about her situation I almost felt sorry for her.

    • The New Yorker | Eli Grober | 1/29/20 | 3 min
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      Wow

    • Fast Company | Lydia Dishman | 1/25/20 | 6 min
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      Really important for the 96% of us in thinking about the quality of our interactions-remember talking to someone on a bus or while in a waiting room, now it’s heads down only. what about our kids! The creators of the technology don’t let their kids near phones. I have thought about going back to a flip phone and will think harder but it’s so hard to give up all the other features!

    • The New York Times Company | Danya Issawi | 1/21/20 | 4 min
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      Dorothy Day is my hero. His story made me happy to think that her life and ideas are still being lived. I admire the writer and hope I can be a little more like him but you have to be so brave to avoid consuming!

    • Reader's Digest | 5 min
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      I was the opposite. Never got one despite many stops until I was over 40. Got a ticket and slowed down. A good thing.

    • Gay Mag | Laura June | 12/11/19 | 12 min
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      “In order to “write about motherhood” one needs the room of one’s own we’ve heard so much about. And most people, some of them with thoughts yet unthinkable, simply do not have the room or the time.” Thoughts yet unthinkable is a way I remember my own experience of early motherhood. So many new and profound experiences and no time to process them. Running between day care pick ups and work there was no space for reflection. Every mother and her children deserve that.

    • HuffPost Highline | On Assignment For HuffPost | 12/30/18 | 33 min
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      Loved loved loved her response to Dick Cheney. I made house calls for many years but her stories top anything I ever experienced!

    • gizmodo.com | Ryan F. Mandelbaum | 1/3/20 | 2 min
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      Plum3 months ago

      The more we understand animal intelligence and their amazing abilities the more we will respect them, care about them, and learn from them. I hope!

    • thenewatlantis.com | 29 min
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      Thanks for this article and for the comments which are also 10s! As a nurse practitioner in psychiatry there is the untold prescriber’s side of this story-the demands of patients for quick relief and the soul crushing we providers are experiencing from the health care system so dominated by pharmaceutical companies who are more and more involved in creating the algorithms for care.

    • GEN | James Hatch | 12/21/19 | 13 min
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      Everyone should read this! I hope he learns to build a bridge for us quickly!

    • The New York Times Company | Michael McGriff | 6/26/14 | 8 min
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      What were the two best things? Thinking about it too!