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Protests in Iran, California legalizes marijuana, and eight other stories you might have missed

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Protests in Iran, California legalizes marijuana, and eight other stories you might have missed
1. The tipping joint Happy New Year. Let’s take a (really) deep breath and get started with a comparatively light story that could have interesting ramifications in the year ahead. California rang in 2018 by making recreational pot legal. California is by far the biggest state to legalize marijuana and the next year will provide Read More

The Rohingya women, Putin’s strategies, and eight other stories you might have missed

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The Rohingya women, Putin’s strategies, and eight other stories you might have missed
1. Apocalypse chow You’ve got the storms and the hurricanes. You’ve got the fires and the floods. And you’ve got a generalized (and not-unfounded) anxiety that 2017 has been coming for you—and that 2018 might be worse. In other words, it’s a good time to be in the survivalist food business. From Bloomberg: Delightful Holiday Read More

Olympics ban Russia, Trump’s border efforts, and eight other stories you might have missed

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Olympics ban Russia, Trump’s border efforts, and eight other stories you might have missed
1. Nothing but nyet Russia has been officially banned from the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea after an IOC investigation found evidence of a long-running, extensive, state-sponsored doping program. From the NYT: “The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will Read More

Prescription gaming, the ignored war, and eight other stories you might have missed

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Prescription gaming, the ignored war, and eight other stories you might have missed
1. Games without frontiers Neuroplasticity refers to the idea that your brain synapses and pathways can be altered by your environment or experiences. The most obvious examples are cases where a person suffers a major trauma that changes them (for example, PTSD). But what if experiences and environment can also change one’s brain for the Read More

A semiotician explains the stories told by wine labels

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on A semiotician explains the stories told by wine labels
Marketing professionals often consider packaging to be a product’s primary means of communication. It communicates explicit and implicit messages to the consumer, particularly through its visual aspect. In the wine sector, the importance of packaging is all the greater as marketers generally make little use of such media as TV, radio, and billboards, either because Read More

Flynn’s full cooperation, digital gold, and eight other stories you might have missed

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Flynn’s full cooperation, digital gold, and eight other stories you might have missed
1. Mike drop Michael Flynn was in court on Friday to plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. The plea is part of a deal, and according to ABC, Flynn has promised the special counsel “full cooperation” in the Russia probe. From WaPo: “Flynn’s admission to the charge Read More

North Korea’s missile, Twitter habits, and eight other stories you might have missed

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on North Korea’s missile, Twitter habits, and eight other stories you might have missed
1. The British are bumming “While most Americans probably haven’t heard of Britain First and are unfamiliar with European radical nationalist movements, there are white supremacist groups in the US that follow the actions of these overseas operations quite closely. The president on Wednesday signaled that he watches them too.” President Trump’s insane Twitter habit Read More

Cigarette smoking kills, floating Guantánamos, and eight other stories you might have missed

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Cigarette smoking kills, floating Guantánamos, and eight other stories you might have missed
1. Cigarettes bad for you This blurb’s title may not come as much of a surprise to you. And neither will the ads (in the unlikely event you actually see one in the wild) being produced and paid for by tobacco companies—in which they admit that smoking is deadly and that they knowingly worked to Read More

GOP tax plan, Washington’s food fight, and eight other stories you might have missed

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on GOP tax plan, Washington’s food fight, and eight other stories you might have missed
1. The almighty dollar “Both sides agree that repealing or dialing back the Johnson Amendment seemed improbable at best as recently as a year and a half ago. That was when Mr. Trump’s surprising embrace injected new life into it, and helped spark an alliance that benefited his campaign and the religious right.” As the Read More

Life in North Korea, Amazon’s last mile, and eight other stories you might have missed

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Life in North Korea, Amazon’s last mile, and eight other stories you might have missed
1. While we’re playing checkers… Max Deutsch is a self-described speed learner. And he recently gave himself one month to learn to play chess…well enough to take on the world champion. “The unlikely series of events that brought him to this stage began last year, when Max challenged himself to a series of monthly tasks Read More