Year 2017 remained a good and productive year. Like last year I made good progress in my technological skill development. For Year 2018, I have set myself very ambitious goals and hoping that it will be another productive learning and skill-enhancement year with many new opportunities.
Minnesotans are experiencing Probably The Coldest New Year’s Eve Since 1973. Arctic cold air has returned to the almost entire country and Arctic Cold Outbreak to Last into the First Week of 2018 in the Plains, Midwest and East until early next year 2018. This has been the coldest season so far! Last year we had similar arctic outbreak in Minnesota around second week of December.
The New York Times Editor Tim Herrera has an excellent post How to Be Happier, Safer, Healthier and Smarter in 2018 with very useful tips for all of us who want to lead a healthier & happier 2018 & beyond. The article is full of resource links. What a great way to start New Year 2018!!
Times magazine’s 2017 person of the year is ‘The Silence Breakers’ —women whose individual acts of courage have led to the biggest cultural reckoning we’ve seen in decades. A social media campaign started with tweet with #MeToo after Harvey Weinstein. It is powerful story of power of social media for social reform.
The Washington Post reporters, Kevin Sullivan And Mary Jordan have a news post On elitists, ‘crybabies’ and ‘junky’ degrees on The Forgotten America series. Their report explains why most conservatives, who think Universities should be more practical, and express their anger with current American Universities. Change is always hard!
Journalist Caitlin Johnstone writes in the Medium that Allowing #MeToo To Go Viral Is The Biggest Mistake The Establishment Ever Made. Indeed this could a watershade moment for the 50% of the populations as Cecily Strong of SNL puts its.
The New York Times” reporters Scott Shane & others have a post Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shakenthe N.S.A. to Its Core which details NSA’s struggle to recover from exposure of its cyber weapons. ∞
The New York times post A Lesson From the Biggest Losers: Exercise Keeps Off the Weight, result of a study from “Biggest Looser” television show suggest that exercise is key to loosing weight. Very important lesson for us all!
The New Yorker has a very detailed investigative article The Family That Built an Empire of Pain. From the article, it appears that The Sackler family which owns Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin (active ingredient oxycodone, a chemical cousin of heroine). Since 1999, over two hundred thousands Americans have died because of OxyContin & prescription opioids overdose. A must read article to understand the entire prescription overdose epidemics.