How Facebook is changing the way we think and feel

In 1996, a group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University began a study of the effects Internet usage on psychological well-being and social involvement. Home Internet use was just becoming prevalent enough to warrant such a study, and multiuser dungeons

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How Facebook is changing the way we think and feel

In 1996, a group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University began a study of the effects Internet usage on psychological well-being and social involvement. Home Internet use was just becoming prevalent enough to warrant such a study, and multiuser dungeons

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Trapped between Yelp and a hard place

Yelp will tell you it’s an unbiased review aggregator and a partner to small businesses, offering a host of tools that boost sales. But there’s an uglier side to the restaurant review site, one characterized by misinformation and ruled by

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Trapped between Yelp and a hard place

Yelp will tell you it’s an unbiased review aggregator and a partner to small businesses, offering a host of tools that boost sales. But there’s an uglier side to the restaurant review site, one characterized by misinformation and ruled by

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For kids, screen time is a luxury and a liability

It obviously wouldn’t be ethical to test for the effects of a whole childhood spent in front of screens on children. A few years ago, researchers came up with perhaps the next best thing. Affixing colorful lights and speakers broadcasting

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For kids, screen time is a luxury and a liability

It obviously wouldn’t be ethical to test for the effects of a whole childhood spent in front of screens on children. A few years ago, researchers came up with perhaps the next best thing. Affixing colorful lights and speakers broadcasting

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The Harvesters: Pot-trimming season in Humboldt County

Every fall, young people in earth-toned clothes, with backpacks slung over their shoulders, descend on Humboldt County in search of work.

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The Harvesters: Pot-trimming season in Humboldt County

Every fall, young people in earth-toned clothes, with backpacks slung over their shoulders, descend on Humboldt County in search of work.

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The birth of edtech cities

Jess Gartner walked into her classroom with a roll of tape, a box of pens, and staples—and that was pretty much it. A Teach for America member, she was gearing up to teach social studies to Baltimore middle schoolers, but her

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The birth of edtech cities

Jess Gartner walked into her classroom with a roll of tape, a box of pens, and staples—and that was pretty much it. A Teach for America member, she was gearing up to teach social studies to Baltimore middle schoolers, but her

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I sold out to China

I majored in journalism in California and interned at four daily newspapers in the US. I had watched Shattered Glass (2003), the chronicle of The New Republic journalist Stephen Glass’s elaborate fabrications in the 1990s, in two college classes: each

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I sold out to China

I majored in journalism in California and interned at four daily newspapers in the US. I had watched Shattered Glass (2003), the chronicle of The New Republic journalist Stephen Glass’s elaborate fabrications in the 1990s, in two college classes: each

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The cryptocurrency gold rush is heading for the cloud

Benjamin Gorlick was 4 years old the first summer he spent at a gold mine. His father shared rights to a mountainside claim near the tiny town of Hope (population: 192), located on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska. Every

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The cryptocurrency gold rush is heading for the cloud

Benjamin Gorlick was 4 years old the first summer he spent at a gold mine. His father shared rights to a mountainside claim near the tiny town of Hope (population: 192), located on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska. Every

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Was An American College Student Kidnapped By North Korea?

David Sneddon flew to Beijing in April 2004 for summer Mandarin courses before his final year majoring in Asian languages and business. Languages were his thing: At 24, he was already fluent in Korean after spending two years as a

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Was An American College Student Kidnapped By North Korea?

David Sneddon flew to Beijing in April 2004 for summer Mandarin courses before his final year majoring in Asian languages and business. Languages were his thing: At 24, he was already fluent in Korean after spending two years as a

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How to do business in North Korea

Two years ago when visiting North Korea, I struck up a conversation with a Western businessman in the Pyongyang bowling alley. Over beers, he told me he preferred doing business in the DPRK over China because the people were more

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How to do business in North Korea

Two years ago when visiting North Korea, I struck up a conversation with a Western businessman in the Pyongyang bowling alley. Over beers, he told me he preferred doing business in the DPRK over China because the people were more

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One-Time “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow”

In 1968, Sandra Jones won her high school’s “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow” Award. She did this by proving her literacy in the realm of “childcare, family relationships, money management, household upkeep and morality,” but she tells me – her

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One-Time “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow”

In 1968, Sandra Jones won her high school’s “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow” Award. She did this by proving her literacy in the realm of “childcare, family relationships, money management, household upkeep and morality,” but she tells me – her

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