The Disruptive World of Edward Norton

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The actor on why he has (mostly) ditched Hollywood for the tech world. Mamadi Doumbouya for The New York Times The disruptive world of Edward Norton. By David…

The Disruptive World of Edward Norton

What College Admissions Offices Really Want

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Elite schools say they’re looking for academic excellence and diversity. But their thirst for tuition revenue means that wealth trumps all. The Disappearing…

What College Admissions Offices Really Want

13 Features of iOS 13: Files improvements

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Funny how something as basic as inserting a thumbdrive can feel like a colossal victory. The Finder places files and folders at the center of the Mac, but on…

13 Features of iOS 13: Files improvements

How to Read Faster – Blinkist Magazine

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Read a book like an athlete runs a race: with focus, intention, and speed. Reading ambassador and bestselling author, Abby Marks Beale, has developed…

How to Read Faster – Blinkist Magazine

Natural Selection (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

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[Editor’s Note: The following new entry by Peter Gildenhuys replaces the former entry on this topic by the previous author.]
Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace…

Natural Selection (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

One Hundred Years Ago, Eugene Debs Gave An Anti-War Speech That Landed Him in Prison

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In 1920, Eugene Victor Debs ran for president from a cell in the federal prison in Atlanta for a speech opposing World War 1 that he gave 100 years ago – on…

One Hundred Years Ago, Eugene Debs Gave An Anti-War Speech That Landed Him in Prison

Greta Thunberg, on Tour in America, Offers an Unvarnished View

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Greta Thunberg speaking before a House subcommittee on climate change on Wednesday. Credit Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times These are some of the things that…

Greta Thunberg, on Tour in America, Offers an Unvarnished View

The Koch Foundation Is Trying to Reshape Foreign Policy. With Liberal Allies.

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Charles Koch has spent a fortune pushing the American government to the right. Now his foundation is promoting a vision of U.S. power shared by many…

The Koch Foundation Is Trying to Reshape Foreign Policy. With Liberal Allies.

On Joi and MIT

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Lessig Sep 8 · 14 min read A couple of weeks ago, I signed a petition (the site has since been taken down, but you can see it at archive.org ) expressing my…

On Joi and MIT

What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too

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Simple tips to break through your social anxieties and make real, genuine connections with others. Credit Alex Kiesling Leer en español Ask people to name…

What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too