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.

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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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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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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To-day at 1:18 pm (CT) we all received a Presidential Alert, a wireless check, text message on our cellphones. It could have been either a thrill or terrifying depending upon our political affiliation. As an political independent, I sought more information about it and found and excellent article Trump Is Not Texting You in The Atlantic, which explains in detail about this mandated Wireless Emergency Alerts system.

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The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods

The NPR has an interesting blog post The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods, which is an outcome from a collaborative research between the Census Bureau, and the researchers at the Harvard & Brown Universities. Through The Opportunity Atlas, similar to google maps,  it is possible to tract nationwide data on any neighborhoods. The New York Times post Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life illustrates how these information can be utilized by decision makers across the country to understand and tackle the barriers that prevent people from climbing the economic ladder in most persistent low income neighborhoods.

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Is Western Liberal Democracy Dying?

The Washington Post reporter Annie Applebaum has a cover article A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come  in the October 2018 issue of The Atlantic. This article is a case study from Poland and deals on “polarization, conspiracy theories, attacks on the free press and an obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well.”

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A Plausible Mind-boggling Theory of collusion

The New York  Magazine reporter Jonathan Chait has a very detailed story Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler? in The New York  Magazine, July 8, 2018 issue. This is a must read story where reporter Mr Chait pulls together all the evidence so far for plausible mind-boggling collusion! This together with The Washington Post reporter Philip Bump‘s story In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states offers a future scenario of US political makeup and divide. Continue reading

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