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Everyone in the US is in a rush to judgment. How does that help us? I didn't watch the debate last night, because why? Everyone just hits on everyone else.
By Brian Stelter, CNN Business
– Oct 14, 2019, 1:27 PM
New York(CNN Business) In an extraordinary new letter, NBC News president Noah Oppenheim says former employee Ronan Farrow is engaged in an 'effort to defame NBC News.' Oppenheim says Farrow 'is clearly motivated not by a pursuit of truth, but an…
francine hardawayYet another dirty business in which everyone spins things to their own credit. Ronan Farrow is a good reporter, but like his mother very opinionated. Doesn't make him right. I simply don't know what Matt Lauer did:-)
Last Monday was a significant anniversary in the evolution of the web. It was 25 years to the day since the first serious blog appeared. It was called Scripting News and the url was (and remains) at scripting.com. Its author is a software wizard…
francine hardawayProud to call the inventor of blogging, Dave Winer, a friend.
– Oct 16, 2019, 5:00 AM
ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica's Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. On the last Tuesday of July, Tres Biggs stepped into…
francine hardawayThis is a thorny question. Most Americans will incur medical debt. But is that a reason to imprison them? How does that get the debt repaid?
The Hollywood Reporter
– Oct 14, 2019, 1:22 PM
The ride, which Bowers said led to a brief affair between the men, would change Bowers' life as it kick-started a side career arranging liaisons for stars, a business he would later describe as sexual matchmaking. According to Bowers, Pidgeon…
francine hardawaySome of us lead such sheltered lives. But we knew these stars were gay.
Wall Street Journal
– Sep 13, 2019, 2:30 AM
Liz Weeks listened to her parents. Go to college, they said. Then get a good job, save for a down payment and buy a home. That was how they achieved financial success. So she followed their playbook. She borrowed more than $165,000 to attend the…
francine hardaway I think this is such an interesting piece of advice to younger people. Especially the part about buying a home. But the best piece of advice? Know your numbers and allow yourself small joys. There may be no tomorrow.
– Oct 16, 2019
As new video platforms continue to proliferate and entertainment trends evolve, children are consuming increasing amounts of content from a wider variety of sources, and often multi-tasking to fit more in, according to the latest Kids Tech consumer…
francine hardawayWe will have a world full of kids with ADD by the next generation.
The Hollywood Reporter
Scott Johnson and Peter Kiefer
– Oct 11, 2019, 6:00 AM
The mountain of Beverly Hills is more than just the country's first-ever billion-dollar property. For decades, it has been both a fantasy and a curse for a steady stream of dreamers and hustlers. In the past quarter century, it has been owned by…
francine hardawayWhat a great little story of sleaze, greed, and competition for the biggest dick in L.A. Read it for fun.
President of the Minneapolis City Council Deputy leader for policy for the New York City Council It's a simple idea: Everyone should have a place to live. But we are failing badly at this most basic of goals, in every part of the country. In…
francine hardaway In my neighborhood, the city created a wash for flood spillover from our street and the adjacent canal. It's beautifully landscaped and intended for bikers and runners. But a couple has moved into the wash with all their stuff, including a double bed..
By Matt McFarland, CNN Business
– Oct 10, 2019, 7:54 AM
Washington, DC(CNN) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has warned for years that increasingly intelligent machines will dominate humans and turn us into their pets. But if the latest AI-powered feature from his car company is any indication, we shouldn't worry.
francine hardawayAnother shining example of things gone awry. Teslas being summoned like dogs by their owners.
Thich Nhat Hanh has done more than perhaps any Buddhist alive today to articulate and disseminate the core Buddhist teachings of mindfulness, kindness, and compassion to a broad global audience. The Vietnamese monk, who has written more than 100…
francine hardawayThich Nhat Hanh’s dying is a lesson for all of us.