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Our office is moving, In other news. I've been talking to people, and absolutely everyone says they've never had it so hard, been so anxious or depressed.. Some milennials with whom I went to Happy Hour yesterday were concerned that the world was ending.
The New York Times
Claire Cain Miller
– Oct 3, 2019, 2:00 AM
It's not uncommon in the United States for two parents to spend long hours working hard — but the one who works outside the home is paid for it, while the one who does housework and child care is paid nothing. Now, several Democratic…
francine hardawayThis is a centuries old issue. They've always worked hard and they've never been paid.
“When you can mix community, culture, and energy into one thing, then you start getting the special experience... the one that we feel every time that we walk into a WeWork building,” then-CEO Adam Neumann told Vanity Fair in 2016.
francine hardawayIf you make the coworking space too fancy, it doesn't feel like anyone's office. WeWork is doomed, IMHO.
The human eye is an extraordinary organ. Packed with over 120 million photoreceptor cells, it can discern 10 million different colors and is the body's fastest muscle—the average blink lasts just 100 milliseconds. For all of its wonders…
francine hardawayI actually am looking forward to trying some of these things, but of course I’ve always been interested in wild new tech
Patients' stories — what doctors call patient histories — are the bedrock of medicine. “Listen to your patient; they are telling you the diagnosis,” an aphorism attributed to Dr. William Osler, the founder of modern…
francine hardawayWithout the patient’s voice it isn’t intelligence!
The Washington Post
– Sep 30, 2019, 10:41 AM
When Miller's attacker was charged in January 2015— five counts, including rape and felony sexual assault — she thought the case would be open and shut, swiftly and justly resolved. That's not what happened. “I didn't know that…
francine hardawayThis case was particularly egregious. But women are routinely assaulted. I was.
In the United States, retirement is a complicated, sometimes scary, and often aspirational concept that many of us are working towards. However, as we prepare for the future, it's important to recognize that Americans today are living longer with…
francine hardawayI will probably end up tapping into my home equity. Why not? The kids won’t want my house.
The New York Times
Laura M. Holson
– Sep 28, 2019, 11:00 AM
Joy, it seems, is everywhere these days. It is used to sell boxes at Ikea. It is included in ads for drinks at McDonald's and as a prescriptive for female hygiene. There are T-shirts that tout joy as “an act of resistance.” There is…
Health insurance has emerged as a central issue in the Democratic presidential primary contest. The major candidates are divided between those who favor a national health-insurance system -- commonly referred to as Medicare for All -- and those who…
francine hardawayI’ve heard this same theory for the last fifteen years.