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We Are Hopelessly Hooked

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age<p>by Sherry Turkle<p>Penguin, 436 pp., $27.95<p>Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology …

If you’re a mother doing a PhD, expect to be ignored and undermined

I found out I was pregnant as I closed in on my last quarter of coursework for my PhD in English. I was thrilled. My husband and I had been trying for a baby off and on for almost seven years. Finally, success!<p>Pregnancy seemed to give me academic superpowers. I was inspired, dedicated, motivated …

All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists

As a physicist, I do a lot of writing and public speaking about the remarkable nature of our cosmos, primarily because I think science is a key part of our cultural heritage and needs to be shared more broadly. Sometimes, I refer to the fact that religion and science are often in conflict; from …

Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History by Francis O’Gorman – review

‘Now it’s over, I can enjoy my holiday.’ It’s sometimes self-indulgent and often irrational. So why do many of us spend our lives fretting?<p>Worrying, as Francis O’Gorman shows in this refreshingly unconventional history, is a hard activity to pin down. Undoubtedly distressing for those who do it, …

31 Negotiation Tactics Based on Psychology

Welcome to a huge list of negotiation tactics.<p>I scoured the academic research, and I pieced together a step-by-step process. Whether you’re …

All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated. . . .—John Donne love and theft Consider this tale: a cultivated man of middle age looks back on the story of an amour fou, one beginning when, traveling abroad, he takes a room as a lodger. The moment he sees the daughter of the house, he is lost. She is a preteen, whose charms instantly enslave him. Heedless of her age, he becomes intimate with her. …

<i>All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language;</i> …

How to Do What You Love

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>January 2006<p>To do something well you have to like it. That idea is not exactly novel. We've got …

Sundar’s Google

Harvard grads, averaging almost an A-minus GPA, don’t think grade inflation is a problem

Grade inflation has been an enduring controversy at elite American institutions, with Wellesley College and Princeton University attempting to curtail the practice. And yet it seems to be going strong: A survey of the graduating senior class published in the Harvard Crimson revealed that the …

Queer People of Tech: Matt Bush – Queer People of Tech – Medium

<b>Matt Bush</b><p>Software Engineer | Facebook, Out for Undergrad, Blackboard<p><b>What do you do and what have you done in the past, professionally?</b><p>Currently I’m …

征服纽约便征服全世界|Old New York

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Visa applications show the incredible rise of immigrants’ Silicon Valley salaries

Though the impressive salaries for engineers in Silicon Valley have been widely reported, it’s tough getting reliable firm-by-firm data.<p>Here’s one workaround for that: Companies are required to publicly disclose salary offers when they file labor condition applications (LCAs) on behalf of highly …

与约翰·纳什闲聊

Firefox Maker Battles to Save the Internet—and Itself - MIT Technology Review

In Silicon Valley, most pioneers pursue big ideas and giant personal fortunes with equal zeal. Then there’s Mozilla, an innovation dynamo that …

如何给别人的产品提意见?

This Is How MIT Rates Applicants

<i>Answer by Tom Stagliano, MIT Education counselor,</i> <i>on Quora.</i><p>While I currently still interview freshman applicants, this metric I am going to describe …

2015美国社会学博士申请总结

思来想去,我还是决定写了这篇申请总结。其中的目的,一是给自己的本科生涯有个交待,二是因为近年来打算申请美国社会学PhD的中国学生不断增多,我也希望能将我这几年学术摸索道路中的一些思考和申请经验分享给以后的申请人。客观地说,凭借美国本科的背景,我在所受的学术训练上和申请的具体过程中都占了很多白来的便宜 …

9 Questions To Ask Before You Accept A Startup Job

Science careers: doomed at the outset

Every generation naturally tends to assume that the next generation has it easier. There are the examples of immigrants who believe that their hard work and sacrifice have paved the way for their offspring to pick up where they left off, giving them a greater chance of success. The classic Monty …

Career Development

Facebook's instant articles arrive to speed up the News Feed

A turning point for the media<p>Once you tap, the article loads close to instantly — at least, it did for the handful stories I tested in a demonstration at Facebook’s headquarters. The app manages this using the same technology Facebook has used to get photos and videos to load quickly. It begins …

Why Scientists Are Upset About The Facebook Filter Bubble Study

Facebook says users, not its algorithm, are responsible for the so-called filter bubble. But Facebook’s own research says otherwise.<p>Yesterday, the journal <i>Science</i> released a study by Facebook employees examining what content you do (and don’t) see on Facebook’s news feed. Its conclusion, at first …