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The Term Conspiracy Theory Is Stupid
We need to lose the term "Conspiracy Theory" for sure!
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Tesla on Autopilot Crashed
A Tesla driver turned on the car's Autopilot feature and took his hands off the wheel before a fatal crash.The crash, which happened March 1 in Florida, left the 50-year-old Tesla driver dead. Authorities revealed new details about the incident on Thursday. The driver turned on Autopilot about 10 seconds before the Model 3 sedan collided with a semi truck, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Image Credit: Tesla https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/16/cars/tesla-autopilot-crash/index.html?utm_term=link&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-05-17T03%3A31%3A04&utm_source=fbCNN&fbclid=IwAR3D7owk1P64wn-1kibfDmpX1IdNKk8wS1ewpnO6mP2GlCijWtXxAT1694o
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Desperate to quit your job? Read this first.
Leadership expert Simon Sinek says that instead of complaining about our job, you might try changing your workplace from within. Despite believing that people should only do jobs they love, Sinek does not advocate simply leaving a so-so job. https://ideas.ted.com/desperate-to-quit-your-job-read-this-first/
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Are Disney princesses failing as role models?
A few years ago, researchers from Granada University analysed 621 characters of both sexes from 163 cartoon series, including Monster High and Shin Chan. They found that women are largely relegated to secondary roles: girlfriends, mothers or companions to the animated heroes and villains. Not only are cartoon women rarely leading characters, they’re also awash in stereotypes. The Spanish researchers reported that most animated women are materialistic, jealous and superficial, obsessed with their bodies and keen to please other people. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/07/are-disney-princesses-failing-as-role-models
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Single men worry about finding a partner for Xmas
If you're familiar with your dating terms, you'll know we're currently in the middle of "cuffing season." It basically refers to when people actively seek out a partner for the winter months, because it's more fun to stay in watching TV when you have someone to do it with. A cliché about the dating world is that it's the women who feel the pressure to find someone and settle down — probably because of some outdated theory about a biological clock ticking away.https://www.businessinsider.com/single-men-want-christmas-partner-more-than-women-2017-12?utm_content=bufferf5b71&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-biuk
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Interabled Relationships
As an adult almost 30 years out of college, I cannot name the universities any of my friends and colleagues attended — unless they went to Harvard, in which case it comes up frequently, usually as shorthand for “I’m right.”So it’s an ominous sign when Ben Mattlin drops his Harvard credentials into the second paragraph of his trenchant yet frustrating new book, “In Sickness and in Health: Love, Disability, and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of Interabled Romance.” Mattlin, author of “Miracle Boy Grows Up” about his life with a genetic disorder called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), is cheerful, witty, inventive and, yes, very smart. The premise of his new book is terrific: In a series of 15 chapters, Mattlin interviews people with significant disabilities — including SMA, multiple sclerosis, brittle bone syndrome and paralysis — who, like him, have found love with able-bodied partners.https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/the-perils-and-pleasures-of-inter-abled-romance/2018/02/09/5a861e1a-0066-11e8-bb03-722769454f82_story.html?utm_term=.95711b987dfa
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China's 71-year old fashion model
Granny Sunshine is 71 and still working...as a fashion model. She is redefining aging in China where the wealthiest and oldest cities have a new booming “silver economy”. Image Credit: Quartz News
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India unveiled the world's tallest statue
Compared to such blatant projections of power, the new 597-foot-tall sculpture of Sardar Patel in Gujarat cuts an altogether gentler figure. The record-breaking monument, which opens today, depicts the Indian politician wearing humble clothing and a placid expression. His arms hang calmly beside an unmistakable paunch; his bare toes protrude from oversized bronze sandals. It's a far cry from the sort of overbearing figure one might expect of a monument being derided as government propaganda. But the world's new tallest statue is nonetheless being painted as a political endeavor. What's your opinion? Image Credit: Business Today
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Tony Robbins 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
People make several mistakes when saving and investing for retirement, and one of the biggest ones is not getting started because they think they need a large sum of money to begin, says Tony Robbins, 54, an inspirational speaker and best-selling author. What you want is at least "a small amount of money you consistently invest," says Robbins, author of a new 656-page book, Money: Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom. It includes information from his interviews with more than 50 top financial experts including Charles Schwab, Carl Icahn, Warren Buffett, Steve Forbes, hedge fund manager Ray Dalio and Vanguard founder John Bogle. After researching the new book, Robbins developed what he calls the seven steps to financial freedom. Those are: Step 1. Make the decision to become an investor, not a consumer. Step 2. Become an insider on investing. Step 3. Make the game winnable. Step 4. Evaluate your asset allocation. Step 5. Create a lifetime income plan. Step 6. Invest like the .001%. Step 7. Just do it, enjoy it and share it.