Only $1800 a month for 98 square feet.
The pictures look nice.
Looks a lot nicer than tiny living in Hong Kong — The Guardian.
“Think about how difficult it must be to read even five pages of an 800-page college textbook when you’ve been used to spending most of your time switching between one digital activity and another in a matter of seconds,” she added. “It really highlights the challenges students and faculty both face in the current era.”
My random thoughts:
There is a link to the full study in the source article.
WeWork, the shared workspace company, is taking a pass on meat. The company notified workers that its events will no longer include meat and that it won’t reimburse their meal expenses if those meals include red meat, poultry or pork.
Another classic example of minority rule. Read the source at this link.
Read Nassim Taleb’s thoughts on this topic here.
Meat brand Applegate finds that 47 percent of consumers are scared to discover the ingredients in hot dogs, while 24 percent of millennials never purchase them.
Read the survey results here.
I find surveys like this amusing. Interview 1000 people and extrapolate the findings to all Americans. The click bait title is great too. It’s so misleading I had to copy it verbatim.
This whole surveillance state thing is just plain creepy.
It is perfectly clear that patients are going to get some kind of a grade from The Walmart Enforcement Agency and you’d better believe that there will be consequences if that grade isn’t good. Good luck getting a legal prescription filled there if you don’t make the grade. Pharmacies around the country are already arbitrarily deciding who does or does not get their scripts filled. Although is not explicitly stated it a pretty safe bet that patients could be refused prescriptions because of their score doesn’t meet Walmart’s “standards.”
I wonder what George Orwell would say.
Read the article here.
Hey Alexa. Brainwash my children.
Hey Alexa. What are you doing to my kid’s brain?
The goal of everything we do is to change people’s actual behavior at scale. When people use our app, we can capture their behaviors, identify good and bad behaviors, and develop ways to reward the good and punish the bad.
The Facebook ‘transmission of anger’ experiment is terrifying.
Read this article to gain a better understanding of The Evil Empire aka Facebook.
The results of this elucidating simulation, which dovetail with a growing number of studies based on real-world data, strongly suggest that luck and opportunity play an underappreciated role in determining the final level of individual success. As the researchers point out, since rewards and resources are usually given to those who are already highly rewarded, this often causes a lack of opportunities for those who are most talented (i.e., have the greatest potential to actually benefit from the resources), and it doesn’t take into account the important role of luck, which can emerge spontaneously throughout the creative process. The researchers argue that the following factors are all important in giving people more chances of success: a stimulating environment rich in opportunities, a good education, intensive training, and an efficient strategy for the distribution of funds and resources. They argue that at the macro-level of analysis, any policy that can influence these factors will result in greater collective progress and innovation for society (not to mention immense self-actualization of any particular individual).
Somebody actually attempted to quantify this. Read the article and judge for yourself.