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“OK Google,” What Are the Problems with Speech Recognition Technology?
How Amazon and Google’s big bets on the smart speaker market affect their customers’ privacy
Clean House, Clean Mind, Clean Life
A few months ago, I decided to change my life.
More or Less
Depression and Metaphysics
What helps? What hurts?
Why Having a Side Hustle Leads to a Passionate Life
The What, How, & Why of Insane Work Ethic
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The Dystopic Leftist Youth of Reddit and Facebook
A look into the spaces where young people mock the “boring dystopia” that capitalism has built
Coin Talk #3: We Survived the Crash w/ Doug Kim
The biggest Bitcoin crash in over 2 years has come and gone — and we still don’t totally understand what happened. We talk hodling, panic…
Episode 1: Are Political Parties Over?
In this new podcast, the problems of American party loyalty are confronted head on with journalists from both the left and right. Listen…
The Ambidextrous Society
Your product isn’t done when you think it’s done
Too many people are working on catch-22 businesses and they don’t even realize it.
Dec 31, 2017
The Science of Hiking
Harvard physician Paul Dudley White, the ‘father of American cardiology’, believed that a brisk, five mile walk every day is as good a…
Nov 18, 2017
Consent Shouldn’t Be a Survival Strategy
Did Aziz Ansari rape Grace? Absolutely not. Not legally anyway.
A German hacker offers a rare look inside the secretive world of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks
Andy Müller-Maguhn is of keen interest to Western intelligence agencies investigating how the Russians moved hacked DNC emails to WikiLeaks…
On The Fragility Of Boycotting In The Age Of Social Media
By now we have all seen the image of the adorable Black boy in the H&M ad wearing the hoodie that reads “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle”. The…
Does Emmanuel Macron’s France Have a Muslim Problem? Oui.
When two outsiders, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, faced off in the final round of voting in France’s recent election, observers around…
May 18, 2017
E Pluribus, Pluribus
My front row seat to the government shut down.
Juliette van der Molen
A Death Online
Ilana met “Amanda” online in 2004, but never saw her in person. Then the email came.
Requiem for an Internet
An Iranian Publisher Ripped Off My Satirical Nonfiction Book
Thanks to longstanding U.S. sanctions, publishers in Iran can routinely steal work from American authors with impunity. In my case, there…
Be Alert in Parking Lots. Don’t Talk to Strangers.
In all this “being careful”, are we losing some of our humanity?
Stella J. McKenna
Dec 10, 2017
A History of Haters
Perhaps you have heard, or even used, the term “haters”. What is a hater? Should I be concerned? Am I a hater?
Christian Nationalism Is On the Rise and a Growing Cancer
A look into the word “evangelical” and their identity politics
Dec 18, 2017
Listen to the call.
The importance of listening to your inner voice to avoid what you never want to happen.
Dec 7, 2017
1 in 3 women will be victims of some form of intimate-partner violence in their lifetime. People aren’t talking about it, neither was I.
Dec 19, 2017
Maybe Utopia is Terrifying
but it beats the hell out of the alternative
Nov 21, 2017
Calling out racists is actually good for your health, according to science. Here’s how to do it.
By Allison Klein Reports that an exasperated President Donald Trump had referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole…
Clairvoyant? Maybe your brain is just tricking you
By Adam Bear
Police doing things ‘by the book’ could have gotten me killed
By Ben Faulding
A different biological clock: Why some women care more about buying a home than having a baby
By Cara Strickland I’m often hearing that single women are more likely to buy homes on their own more than single men. Even in my early…
I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.
By Valerie Peterson
Imagining a Better Online
Is it possible the internet will be a garbage fire hellscape forever? And if so, what then?
Internet Law and Ethics 101
Babe’s Aziz Ansari piece was a gift to anyone who wants to derail #MeToo
By Sonny Bunch