Back in the Saddle, Again?
Dearests! How wonderful to see you again. I hope that the past week has treated you kindly, and that whatever world sportsfut team you cheer for is either still sporting excellently, or at least bowed out of the grand challenge with grace and dignity. Gooooooo SPORTS!
I missed a lot (SCOTUS shitshows say what? / SOB) so here're a few nibbles to tide you over until tomorrow’s Reading List, which is gonna be LIT AF, as the kids tell me.
Not to panic y’all (HA j/k, yea we should panic), but we’ve got some actual, real-life Nazis running for Congress as Republicans across the country. And if you’re one of the East Bay residents who received an anti-Semitic robocall promoting a Concord-based, Holocaust-denying candidate, do please let me know.
Over at Wired, Renee DiResta takes a peek at the ugliness that is medical queries on search engines, and the inherent risks that come from searchers’ selective clicking as “data voids” push reputable information to the second page of search results. And before you tell me that you are a super skeptical internet consumer who keeps clicking until you see CDC results, you're lying.
Before the break, Paul Krugman dedicated his column to examining the economic implications of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s platform. His verdict? Radical Democrats Are Pretty Reasonable.
In 2010, a study stated that “Well-Being Is Related to Having Less Small Talk and More Substantive Conversations,” which naturally bummed me out, because small talk is one of my superpowers (and something I actually love to engage in!) But fear not, dear readers, my personal happiness is not at risk, as a larger study was conducted which “failed to confirm the chat-unhappiness association.” SCIENCE!
And finally, researchers at Harvard Business School have found that “Open Offices Kill Teamwork.” My god in heaven, is there anything that millennials won’t kill?!?!
Darlings, please be kind to each other. I love you all <3