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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 …

Motherhood

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 …

Religion

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, …

Books

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 …

Employment

为什么女科学家这么少?

去年夏天,耶鲁大学(Yale)研究者发表了一项研究:对于具有同等资历的年轻男性和女性科学家,物理学、化学和生物学的学者都更倾向于选择男性科学家。面对着成就相同的假想申请者的简历材料,六大研究机构的教授明显更愿意为男性申请者提供工作。即便他们愿意招收那名女性,提供给她的年薪也平均比提供给男性的低400 …

Sundar’s Google

Google
College & University

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 …

LGBTQI

征服纽约便征服全世界|Old New York

加入一点君的私家ART朋友圈 共同构建优质艺术传播<p>梢青 DayDayART(微信ID:linshaoyouqing)<p><b>______________________</b><p>贾科梅蒂昨晚瞬间翻红了,先代表很魔性的处女座谢谢大家,好感动,有你的戳戳赞赞就有了全世界。<p>今天要说的是老纽约。<p>想起一个人,木心,很多年前他刚从纽约回乌镇的时候,去采访他,无意间一句话窥见他的心绪。他说:“人要往大城市走,去纽约,征服纽约便征服全世界。”我觉得,他一生都在寻觅他认为与之相配的知音。<p>今天我们去纽约,心思与前几代人已然不同了,来来往往也简便,但不变的是这座城市的魅力,和“希望到纽约看一看”的念头。<p>纽约皇后区杰克逊高地82街木心 …

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 …

Silicon Valley

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 …

Software

如何给别人的产品提意见?

经常有人请我给产品提意见,这时,我特别为难。<p>先从一年前说起。一年前,有人请了位营销大师来帮我咨询。坐下以后,大师先说,我这人说话不好听,所以我只跟CEO打交道。跟下面的人说啊,他们涵养太差,说着说着脸色就难看得很。<p>我立刻正襟危坐,听大师布道。<p>没想到大师一开始并不提营销,而是给产品提意见。听了几句,我 …

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 …

College & University

产品中国-产品经理门户

9 Questions To Ask Before You Accept A Startup Job

Startups

Science careers: doomed at the outset

Has it become harder for graduate students to thrive, and are our best potential scientists giving up on academia?<p>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 …

Students

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

Facebook today is rolling out "instant articles," quick-loading stories from publishers including <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>BuzzFeed</i> that load on Facebook’s flagship app 10 times faster than before. The articles, which are hosted on Facebook’s servers, are well designed and create a genuinely better …

Social Media

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 …

Social Media

Is There Any Hope for a Kinder, Gentler Internet?

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 05.09.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>In the early …