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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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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Political Watch

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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Political Watch

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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Political Watch

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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General, Technology Watch

Facebook’ Cambridge Analytica Problem vs Online publishing

Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook’s users’ personal profile data in political campaign use has created lot of buzz and has triggered flood of investigations by US Congress, FTC and British Government. However this Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing from Harvard University blog is a wake-up call what is coming next.

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