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Most popular web content isn’t journalism

That digital publishing more closely resembles everything-that's-not-a-newspaper than it does newspapers is an interesting fact about newspapers not about digital publishing.
Vox: The most popular stuff on the web isn't journalism and that's fine

That digital publishing more closely resembles everything-that’s-not-a-newspaper than it does newspapers is an interesting fact about newspapers not about digital publishing. Vox: The most popular stuff on the web isn’t journalism and that’s fine

Tricks for meeting deadlines

Researchers have uncovered some tricks that can help you meet deadlines by manipulating your own psychology: Research into procrastination has noted that people have much less concern about their future selves than their present selves — and are willing to… Continue Reading →

Study: Expanding N.C. Medicaid would create 43,000 jobs

According to a study funded by two state foundations, expanding Medicaid in North Carolina could create about 43,000 jobs and $22 billion in new business activity. (In addition, of course, to the benefits that would accrue to individuals who would… Continue Reading →

What scientific idea is ready for retirement?

(via boing boing and io9)

Review: “Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators and Icons Accelerate Success”

I read Shane Snow’s “Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators and Icons Accelerate Success” over the holidays. The book lays out several strategies that high achievers have used to achieve success faster than their peers. It’s a fast, but very interesting, read… Continue Reading →

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