Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.
The late Oliver Sacks, who died of cancer on Sunday
Number of U.S. zipcodes without an Ashley Madison account. 2 in Alaska, 1 in New Mexico
Medicare-Ready at Age 26
Back in 1998, MTV premiered the TV series “True Life,” which featured a wide variety of stories with titles like “True Life: My Parents are Clowns” and “True Life: I’m On Crystal Meth.” Despite the crazy premise — which you would expect would have flamed out by now like a gossipy reality TV comet — […]
Percentage of New Orleans that flooded during Hurricane Katrina, 10 years ago this week
It’s Black Monday with good reason. The Shanghai Composite is down 8.45% today.
Takako Masai, the head of research at Shinsei Bank in Tokyo
Did Your College Offer A 15% Tuition Rebate?
When you went to college, did tuition come with a 15% tuition rebate if you did not find a job within nine months after graduation? Now a law school is setting a precedent. Brooklyn Law School, as reported in The New York Times, will “repay 15 percent of total tuition costs to those who have not […]
Death toll as of Monday, when a warehouse containing toxic chemicals exploded in Tianjin, China
Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk.
Anecdote from a former Amazon employee, quoted in a scathing piece by the New York Times
Employees Underutilizing Employee Assistance Programs
Erin Tatar, national leader of Towers Watson’s health management practice, believes that Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are chronically underutilized by employees, and given most employers’ goal of retaining their top talent, that can be a problem. In a recent interview with Human Resource Executive, Tatar said, “In this talent market, especially for knowledge workers, the […]
I will not make the pledge at this time.
Donald Trump, during the Republican debate, when asked if he’d support the eventual GOP nomination & not run as an independent.