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Reality TV Linked to Heightened Narcissism

March 9th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

New research finds a link between higher levels of narcissism and a preference for certain television genres, including sports.

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What if Facebook forgot Donald Trump?

March 8th, 2016  |  Source: Techcrunch.com

This year, more money will be spent on political ads – $11.4 billion – than ever before. According to Borrell Associates around $1 billion of that will be spent on digital media, and half of that on social media. Compare that digital media spend to the $22.25 million spent in 2008, and you’ll see a 5,000 percent increase.

But forget ad spend for a second. Think about where voters now get their news – or the food of their outrage.


Which Police Strategies Work?

March 7th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

A new report examines data from more than 1,400 studies of programs such as broken windows policing, gun buybacks, therapy, and other attempts to curtail death and violence in American cities.


The New Wave of Entrepreneurship

March 2nd, 2016  |  Source: Toptal.com

There is a multi-trillion dollar economy opening up to technology faster than ever. It has been driven by trends that have changed the nature of how entrepreneurs will be characterized going forward; specifically, industry executives will be the next wave of in-demand startup CEOs.


The right way to do drugs

February 11th, 2016  |  Source: The Economist

The argument for the legalization of cannabis has been won. Now for the difficult bit


Business is booming at the Harvard of pot in California

November 16th, 2015  |  Source: Washington Post

Jean Kennedy has a BS in biology and a master’s in special education. Now, she’s trying to decide what to do with her third degree: a certificate of achievement from Oaksterdam University, the Harvard Business School of marijuana.

“I’m Italian,” said Kennedy, 56, a retired high school biology teacher with graying hair and a heavy New York accent. “You know Italians, we grow tomatoes. Maybe I’ll grow some plants.”


The Journalist and The Expert: Rapprochement Required

June 21st, 2015  |  Source: Monday Note

At a time when the information world becomes increasingly shallow, journalists ought to join forces with experts. The alliance would bring deeper knowledge to journos and sharper story-telling to eggheads.


The Battery Age begins: Sungevity pairs home solar with batteries

May 1st, 2015  |  Source: SFChronicle

Sungevity will offer devices from Sonnenbatterie to its customers wanting to store solar power.

The race to put a battery in every basement has begun.

Oakland solar company Sungevity said Wednesday that it will offer its customers a home battery system to store electricity from their rooftop solar arrays. Germany’s Sonnenbatterie will supply the batteries.


How Bitcoin Technology Could Make Home Buying Hassle-Free

May 1st, 2015  |  Source: Fast Company

Imagine yourself as a first-time homebuyer. You’re about to write the biggest check of your life for the down payment, not to mention taking on a monster loan. You have no idea who you can trust—from agent to lawyer to inspector—or what the process should be. And the list of—let’s face it—crappy experiences on the road to homeownership goes on. Must this meaningful life event be riddled with stress and anxiety from the get-go? It doesn't have to be.




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