Selected Popular Articles on Technology & Work Force

This post is updated regularly to keep this list as up to date as possible. Last updated July 7, 2018.

There is on going national debate role of technology in current middle class job loss. Since creation of a vibrant working force requires several factors & involves several factors, this current debate is who is more responsible for this job loss? Is it robots killing jobs? or China taking our jobs? or Government trade policies that is responsible? In this post, I am putting together a selected lists of recent articles on the role of technology & trade policies on the current work force for easy reference.

An Incomplete List of Popular Articles on Opioids Epidemics

For more than a year or so, we have been reading articles on opioids addiction, alarming death rates from opioids overdose and related topics on daily basis in major national newspaper like Washington Posts & New York Times.

Since I have been interested on this topic, I have been reading these articles whenever I come across one from trusted source. For my own purpose and for others interested in this area, I have started to compile of a selective lists of popular news article published in major news outlets like New York Times, Washington Posts and others.

Political Watch

Mueller Investigation – Intimidation, Pressure and Humiliation

The New York Times article titled “Intimidation, Pressure and Humiliation: Inside Trump’s Two-Year War on the Investigations Encircling Him” by The New York Times reporters Mark Mazzetti, Maggie Haberman, Nicholas Fandos and Michael S. Schmidt details the current status of Robert Mueller’s investigation of Present Donald Trump & Russia influence in 2016 presidential election. This article is very detail and educative for all.

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Healthy Life Style

Why Do South Asians Have Such High Rates of Heart Disease?

A recent article Why Do South Asians Have Such High Rates of Heart Disease? in The New York Times | Feb 12, 2019 issue is interesting and very important for all South Asians living here in the US. The study cited the article makes it clear that despite so called “healthy & good life style” this ethnic group seems to “have a greater tendency to store body fat in places where it shouldn’t be, like the liver, abdomen and muscles. Fat that accumulates in these areas, known as visceral or ectopic fat, causes greater metabolic damage than fat that is stored just underneath the skin, known as subcutaneous fat.

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MN Weather Watch

Extreme Cold Polar Vortex to Grip Midwest & Most US in a Generation

Similar what we had experienced in 2017, Minnesotans are experiencing again Life Threatening Extreme Cold in a Generation. This has been the coldest temperature so far! In 2017, we had similar arctic outbreak in Minnesota around second week of December. This life threatening cold temperature hits midwest including Minnesota with greatest frostbite risk since mid-90s.

Wind chills of minus 35 to 65 are expected through the period. Exposed skin can get frostbite in as little as 5 minutes when the wind chill is 50 below, and Twin Cities metro area wind chills are expected to be minus 50 or lower from Tuesday evening through early Wednesday morning, then in the 40s below zero the remainder of Wednesday into early Thursday.Ron Tondra
Meteorologist, Updraft Blog

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Healthy Life Style

How to Get Stronger in the New Year

The New York Times has an posts How to Get Stronger in the New Year offers “six ways to build muscle, even if you don’t have much time to work out”. Very useful for seniors to maintain a healthy life style.

Other Times article on Yoga and Veterans: A Different Kind of Warrior by reporter Jennifer Steinhauer provides routine workout for possible therapeutic applications.

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Healthy Life Style

How a Wellness expert spend their typical weekend? Well, The New York Times has a Sunday routine of wellness expert Dr Deepak ChopraHow Deepak Chopra, Wellness Expert, Spends His Sundays. According to The Post’s reporter Alix Strauss “There is yoga, there is walking, there is meditation. There is mindfulness, there is reflection, there is detachment. And there is also coffee, lots of coffee.”

How a Fitness Guru Passes his Day?

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Political Watch

The January 7, 2019 issue of The New Yorker magazine has a profile article titled “How Mark Burnett Resurrected Donald Trump as an Icon of American Success“. In the article the reporter Patrick Radden Keefe writes in detail that how the  “The Apprentice,” the TV producer mythologized Trump—then a floundering D-lister—as the ultimate titan, paving his way to the Presidency. Yet another interesting on President Trump.

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Opioids Addiction Watch

Opioid Crisis :Despair, Love and Loss

The New York Times article Despair, Love and Loss: A Journey Inside West Virginia’s Opioid Crisis illustrates how addition takes toll on peoples lives. We read similar similar stories on almost daily basis. The other similar heartbreaking stories from the Times on Hooked in America series, How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose?.

Only a exceptional people like Keri Blakinger, criminal justice reporter for the Houston Chronicle could come out of it. Read more about Keri’s story From Convict To Criminal Justice Reporter: ‘I Was So Lucky To Come Out Of This’ and her Washington Post 2015 post Heroin addiction sent me to prison. White privilege got me out and to the Ivy League.

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Opioids Addiction Watch

There is an interesting article in The New York times about CBD (Cannabidiol) oil titled Why Is CBD Everywhere?. To quote from The Times “Cannabidiol is being touted as a magical elixir, a cure-all now available in bath bombs, dog treats and even pharmaceuticals. But maybe it’s just a fix for our anxious times.

Dr Richard A Friedman, a psychiatrist and a contributing opinion writer, joins in the debate with his Dec 28 opinion post Is CBD Helpful, or Just Hype?  suggesting CBD enthusiasts to wait the research before pouring CBD into our tea and rubbing it all over our bodies.

CBD is Everywhere

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