Opioids Addiction Watch

Empire of Pain: Story Behind Prescription Opioids Overdose Epidemic

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.

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General

Mark Zuckerburg – In His Own Words at Harvard Class of ’17

To-day Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a commencement address to the 2017 class Harvard University from where he was dropped out from about 10 years before. His address was very personal as well as inspirational with a message to the Millennial generation “to keep our society moving forward, we have a generational challenge — to not only create new jobs, but create a renewed sense of purpose.

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How to Build Resilient Kids By Sheryl Sandberg

After reading How to Build Resilient Kids, Even After a Loss by Sharyl Sandberg in to-day’s The New York Times OP-ED I was reminded of her 2016 Berkley’s Convocation speech.  To-day’s OP-ED was adopted from her new book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant. She has been very admiring personality by opening up her personal life & educating other from her own experience. Very powerfully brave civic duty!

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Political Watch

FBI Reshaped 2016 Presidential Election?

According a new report in The New York Times titled Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election, the authors Matt Apuzzo et al. suggest that FBI tried to reshape the past bitter 2016 Presidential election. It’s very long investigative report with another perspective to understand the last Presidential election. There will be many more reports & books will be written by verious players for sometime.

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