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Did you know that there’s a sex recession that may hurt certain industries like real restate and condoms? CNBC told me! I wouldn’t know.
Twitter is banning all political ads starting November 22nd, according to tweets by the company's CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday. The company's decision comes after weeks of Facebook stumbling over the same issue. Earlier this month, Joe Biden's 2020…
francine hardawayThis is such a brave stand. It may be the way he makes Twitter a safe space again.
Wall Street Journal
David A. Sinclair and Matthew D. LaPlante
– Oct 25, 2019, 7:16 AM
We all age chronologically with the passage of time, but what about our bodies? Is physiological aging inevitable too? A growing cadre of biologists is starting to say no, thanks to developments in the field of epigenetics, which studies not our…
francine hardawayI want to stick around and see how they eventually do this!
America is sitting on a mountain of uneaten bacon. More than 40 million pounds (18,000 metric tons) of pork bellies, the cut used for bacon making, were sitting in refrigerated warehouses as of Sept. 30, according to U.S. government data released…
francine hardawayPerhaps it’s because I’ve been preaching vegan lifestyle?
– Oct 29, 2019, 3:00 AM
The payday-loan business was in decline. Regulators were circling, storefronts were vanishing and investors were abandoning the industry's biggest companies en masse. And yet today, just a few years later, many of the same subprime lenders that…
francine hardawayBut haven’t we always had installment plans? We had them when I was a kid!
Here's a simple question. It's Sunday. You order coffee and a simple breakfast—eggs, bacon, toast—at a local diner. The service is efficient, but not memorable. The bill comes, and it's $10. What's the tip? $1.50, according to typical…
francine hardawayExperiments on Uber drivers show that 60% don't tip. If we paid people a living wage, they wouldn't have to look for tips.
Transforming Healthcare in Practice: Dr. Ran Balicer (Director of Research, Clalit Research Institute) on leveraging the data from 4.5 million patients to be increasingly predictive and proactive in healthcare. Empowering patients to see their own…
francine hardawayWatch this! How predictive analytics we already have in our EHRs can prevent health incidents
This week, new web browser Tribe launched to help Amazon shoppers make cruelty-free purchases. The free tool appears as a small box in the corner of the browser when a shopper clicks on an item on the shopping platform, displaying animal-testing…
francine hardawayI'm loving this. The Tribe founders are good friends of mine, and it is about time we know what we're supporting with our dollars and make choices.
– Oct 21, 2019, 2:00 AM
The cold calls go out, hundreds a day, from a dank basement in the redwood hills south of San Francisco. Inside the rambling, rustic-chic house, the billionaire Kenneth Fisher has deployed a division of his mostly young, mostly male acolytes on a…
francine hardawayA monkey could have made money in the past ten years.
– Oct 16, 2019, 7:10 AM
More than 8,600 stores are expected to close in 2019. The Kitchen Collection, Sears, Kmart, Party City, Walgreens, and Barneys, are among the retailers that have recently announced store closings. Charlotte Russe, Family Dollar, and Chico's…
francine hardawayThe extent of this change is so dramatic, even though we've had since 1997 to prepare for it. (I told you so).