6 Updates

The End of Absence

Source: reveries , Aug 26 2014 4:30am CDT

Michael Harris thinks we need to limit our intake of technology just as we do fat and sugar (The Economist 8/16/14). Michael is author of The End of Absence, in which he argues that putting ourselves on a high-tech diet may be the last best hope, of those who still remember life before the web, to pass along healthier habits to the next generation. His premise is that when "our insatiable appetites — for information, stimulation, validation" — are instantly met, ...

Full article at: reveries

Topics: Wall Street Journal, YouTube, Person Career, Google, Facebook, Economist, high-tech

YouTube Videos

 
Update
6

4 hours ago

Campbell Canada names new president

Aug 28 2014 9:46am CDT | Source: Strategy Online

Nearly a month after Philip Donne's departure, the company has hired former SC Johnson general manager Ana Dominguez to ...
Full article at: Strategy Online
 

 
Update
5

9 hours ago

Zippo Marks

Aug 28 2014 4:28am CDT | Source: reveries

Zippo is doing better than ever even though the number of US smokers is half what it was in the 1950s, reports Abram Brown in Forbes (9/8/14). Last year’s sales topped $200 million, a record. Zippo’s claim to fame is, of course, its innovative and iconic cigarette lighter — developed "with a windproof chimney and a distinctive hinged lid" — in 1932. "After soldiers received the lighter ...
Full article at: reveries
 

 

Advertisement


 
Update
4

10 hours ago

Hi-Ho D’Addario

Aug 28 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: reveries

D’Addario succeeds "by experimenting with a commodity good and refining it through small, but significant, innovations," reports Karsten Strauss in Forbes (9/8/14). The commodity is musical instrument strings, which it turns out at a rate of "some 700,000 per day." This "netted an estimated $12 million on $169 million," including other accessories, and growth at a rate averaging "6.2% a year during the past decade ...
Full article at: reveries
 

 

Latest stories

US reporter requests privacy after release
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The US journalist, who was freed this week by the miltants in Syria after two years in captivity, Wednesday thanked everyone for their efforts to secure his release and asked for privacy to be with his family. | by IANS
 
James Foley in last message: 'Granny, please take your medicine...'
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS/EFE) American journalist James Foley had sent a personal message to his family through a fellow hostage who was freed just days before the reporter was decapitated by Islamic State (IS) jihadis in Syria. | by IANS
 
Too much make-up not good for youngsters: Expert
Los Angeles, Aug 26 (IANS) Parents are being urged to ensure that their children aren't using too much make-up particularly if they're young as it can lead to major skin problems, says an expert. | by IANS
 
 
Update
3

1 day ago

Research Hangups

Aug 27 2014 4:30am CDT | Source: reveries

Amid the rise of Big Data is a decline in reliable research, reports David Leonhardt in The New York Times (8/26/14). "The declining response rate to surveys of almost all kinds is among the biggest problems in the social sciences," David writes. "It’s complicating our ability to understand how people live and what they believe." This is evident in the Labor Department’s jobs report, which some believe has "become less accurate over the last two de ...
Full article at: reveries
 

 
Update
1

1 day ago

Ethics vs. Research

Aug 27 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: reveries

Researchers are grappling with the ethical dilemma of deceiving their subjects in the name of science," reports Shirley S. Wang in The Wall Street Journal (8/26/14). The argument goes that there are some circumstances under which failing to tell subjects they are being studied is the only way to get accurate information. Geoff Pearson of University of Liverpool applied this premise in a ten-year st ...
Full article at: reveries
 

 


 

Latest from the Network

James McAvoy mistaken for Ewan McGregor by fans
James McAvoy often gets mistaken for Ewan McGregor. The 35-year-old actor has revealed supporters have approached him on several occasions because they think he is the 43-year-old Scottish star. Speaking about one...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie get kids involved in wedding
Angelina Jolie walked down the aisle with her six children as she tied the knot to Brad Pitt. The couple married in France on Saturday (08.23.14) and they made sure Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Britney Spears writes sincere letter to gay fan
Britney Spears has written a sincere letter to a gay fan. The 32-year-old singer met David LeCours backstage at one of her 'Piece Of Me' shows in Las Vegas earlier this month, where he gave her a note thanking her for...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg to wed this weekend?
Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are reportedly getting married this weekend. The couple, who got engaged in April, are set to tie the knot on Saturday (08.30.14) in a glamorous ceremony in New York in front of their...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Army chief to help end Pakistan's political crisis
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahir-ul Qadri Thursday accepted the role of the army chief as a mediator and guarantor in solving the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Joan Rivers stopped breathing during surgery
Joan Rivers is in a ''critical condition'' after she stopped breathing during throat surgery today (08.28.14). The 81-year-old comedienne was reportedly rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in New York after she suffered...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Martin Scorsese to direct biopic of The Ramones
Martin Scorsese is to direct a new biopic of iconic punk band The Ramones. The Oscar award-winning director has been attached to the eagerly-awaited flick, which will tell the fascinating story behind the success of the...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Rita Ora to star in Fifty Shades of Grey sequels
Rita Ora is set to star in two more 'Fifty Shades of Grey' films. The first movie isn't due to be released until February 14 2015, but according to The Sun, 'Hot Right Now' songstress Rita has confirmed she will...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Bahrain denies inviting expelled US diplomat
Manama, Aug 28 (IANS) Bahrain Thursday denied a US official's claim that the island nation has invited a senior US diplomat to return to the kingdom after expelling him for "interfering in domestic affairs". On...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
4,000 Gaza fishermen go fishing in six-mile area
Gaza, Aug 28 (IANS) As many as 4,000 fishermen in the Gaza Strip Thursday were able to go fishing in a expanded zone, previously restricted to just three miles by Israel, a senior Palestinian official said. The Israel...
Read more on Business Balla