[E1] Are we reaching the end of product placement? I wouldn’t guess it from how characters seem to have a new smartphone every episode.
[E2] Reading fiction can make us more empathetic.
[F2] Cutting Medicare payments can backfire.
[F3] Public opinion on anti-obesity laws is a mixed bag o’potato chips.
[F5] I don’t know how I am going to handle my smoking habit when it comes to Lain. According to LiveScience, I shouldn’t admit to it even if I’ve quit.
[A2] The skyscraper of the future?
[H1] How the U-Boat was sunk.
[H2] How we might be able to reconstruct early human languages with software.
[H3] Anti-semite Joseph Stalin accidentally saved some of Poland’s Jews.
[H4] All these years later, comic buffs are still battling the legacy of Fredric Wertham.
[D1] Honeybee democracee.
[D2] Dave Schuler: The politics of feeling good.
[B1] No, cable does not have a 97% profit margin.
[B2] Does the (ostensibly supportive) press has a tendency to be harder on female executives than male ones? They certainly get more scrutiny. It’s unlikely Yahoo would get nearly the attention if their CEO was male (or a less photogenic female). That’s a double-edged sword, to say the least.
[B3] Some of the biggest obstacles of women in the workplace are other women. Avivah Wittenberg-Cox thinks young men won’t help because they’re on the defensive. AM Slaughter thinks we need to take gender out of the work-life equation and focus on improving the balance for everybody.
[B4] How our credentials may be holding us back.
[N1] Will we be severing area codes and areas? It seems to me that “national area codes” are an unquestionable good, though I do have an attachment to local area codes, too.
[N2] Given the same constituency within the US senate, you really wouldn’t expect pairings like this.
[N3] How stressed and screwed are the Millenials?
[W1] Old photos of Singapore.
[W2] The Dutch’s efforts to legalize prostitution has not been without its problems. My impression is that it’s been working out well in Nevada?
[W3] How much is China’s relationship with North Korea revealed by meth?
[W4] Will the unraveling of genetics and IQ happen in China?
[I1] Even the Internet is better when you’re rich.
[I3] It’s interesting the extent to which the internet and social media may inhibit, rather than promote, free behavior. I am Trumwill largely on the basis of googlability.
[I4] Immigrant courting and marriage in the Age of Skype.
[I6] Mall cop, Internet hero.
[Y1] How to combat bullying. The notion of teaching kids to “step in” was undercut by every policy that every school I ever attended had. Not without reason, but getting involved at all was more likely to get you detention than any accolades.
[Y3] A lot of parents have a favorite child, and other interesting tidbits from The Telegraph.
[G2] Something seriously must be going on at Microsoft if they are even remotely considering Office for Linux.