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Your kids hate your smartphone addiction

October 12th, 2018 at 8:52 am » Comments Off

From CNET Magazine: It isn’t easy balancing “me time” and parenting. I talked to experts to find out how. I can’t stay off my phone. And I’m afraid it’s hurting my 2-year-old son. Sometimes it’s a breaking news story that draws me in, other times it’s boredom. Whatever it is, this device in my hands […]



The ‘blood boy’ clinic is coming to NYC so rich people can live forever

October 2nd, 2018 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

The way Dr. Jesse Karmazin sees it, New York City needs some fresh blood. It’s been over a year since we last heard from the physician behind Ambrosia LLC, the company hoping to reverse aging by pumping adults with the blood plasma of the young, but don’t think for a second that Karmazin’s been sitting […]



Artificial intelligence hates the poor and disenfranchised

September 28th, 2018 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

The biggest actual threat faced by humans, when it comes to AI, has nothing to do with robots. It’s biased algorithms. And, like almost everything bad, it disproportionately affects the poor and marginalized. Machine learning algorithms, whether in the form of “AI” or simple shortcuts for sifting through data, are incapable of making rational decisions […]



How Puerto Rico became the newest tax haven for the super rich

September 22nd, 2018 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

A year after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, the 51st state has become the favorite playground for extremely wealthy Americans looking to keep their money from the taxman. The only catch? They have to cut all ties to the mainland (wink, wink).



The foolishness of fail fast, fail often

September 19th, 2018 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

The head of human resources said to me, “We need to become more agile. We’re not lean enough. I want to see our culture shift to ‘fail fast, fail often.’” It was a great moment. For me at least. In my head, I was playing buzzword bingo, and with the use of “Agile,” “Lean,” and […]



Soulcycle of fertility sells egg-freezing and ‘empowerment ‘ to 25-year-olds

September 16th, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

There’s something eerily familiar about the Kindbody aesthetic. How do you build a cult following for an egg-freezing clinic? Gina Bartasi, CEO of Kindbody, a fertility startup that launched in New York City at the beginning of August, has a few ideas. For one, a bright yellow van stationed on a Friday in the middle […]



Here is how much sexting among teens has increased

September 13th, 2018 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

Guess what, people are more likely to sext or receive sexts if they have smartphones. Yes, somehow sexts aren’t quite the same with a rotary phone or semaphore flags. A study published in JAMA Pediatrics revealed that sexting (which is the electronic sharing of sexually explicit images, videos, or messages) has increased among teenagers since […]



We’re starting to learn some incredible things about hypnosis

September 12th, 2018 at 8:58 am » Comments Off

About 15% of the population is way more hypnotisable than everybody else. There is increasing scientific evidence to say that hypnosis is an important psychological tool with some exciting applications, from curing anxiety to reducing pain, and potentially fighting addiction. So why do we still tend to think of hypnosis as a sideshow performance? And […]



India’s bodybuilding boom reflects a nation coming of age

September 9th, 2018 at 8:49 pm » Comments Off

A group of twenty-something guys are crammed into a small room, flexing their muscles and applying thick layers of fake tan on dark brown skin. It’s approaching 40°C outside but, inside this windowless pen, it’s hard to breathe. Sweat is running freely and the air is thick with a tang of muscle spray as guys […]



More than 1 in 4 Americans have deleted the Facebook app in the past year, according to a new survey

September 7th, 2018 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

Facebook has had a year full of controversies over misinformation and the way it provides access to user data. A new study from Pew taken shortly after the Cambridge Analytica scandal found that 26% of Americans had deleted the Facebook app from their phone in the last year.



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