There is wide coverage of Opioid epidemic in the US in the last couple of years. To-day there is another heart-breaking story Fentanyl Outpaces Heroin as the Deadliest Drug on Long Island in New York Times.
There is a good article the long-term jobs killer is not China but automation in New York Times. In the article the author cites several other reports indicating a trend that business or office automation is taking over jobs that were normally done by people.
New York Times reporter and author David Gilles has book title Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business From the Inside Out. Based on Mr Gilles book excerpt How to Meditate in New York Times, this is very useful resources for individuals who would like to take advantage of this ancient wellness practice for our smarter living practices. Mr Gilles, who is mindfulness and meditation practitioner for about 20 years to be very useful resource for leading a healthy life style.
Very interesting book “Drug Dealer, M.D.’: Misunderstandings and Good Intentions Fueled Opioid Epidemic by Anna Limbke, MD, Stanford Medicine. According her biographical page Dr Limbke is listed as Assistant Professor of Phsychiatry & Behaviour Science and specializes with clinical focus on co-occuring addition, and addiction medicine. In her new book, she explores the origin of prescription opioids epidemic problem in US from doctor’s perspective.
This week Minnesota, Midwest and much of US is diving into bitter cold waves of air generated by a phenomenon call ‘Polar Vortex‘ (low pressure in cold air surrounding the poles). The temperatures are expected to be in single digit to subzero on some days with windchill reaching lower than -20F.
In recent years there are lot of stories on prescription opioids related addiction problem in many rural America. Major newspapers & other media has been covering reports of increasing deaths from opioids & drug overdose related problems. In this recent article in Washington Posts, one third of long term users say they’re hooked on prescription opioids. Very interesting but alarming story!
Interesting New York Times op-ed article World Fears Trump’s America. It is a Good Thing which and it makes lot of sense. Just like we need laws to regulate society & business but no-body seems like these laws. Likewise, we like our strong leaders but we don’t like how they act & do it. Very interesting read indeed !
In October 31, 2016 issue of New Yorker magazine there is an article titled – Hillary Clinton and the Populist Revolt by the magazine’s investigative reporter George Packer. The other day while driving home from work, I was listening to NPR’s Terry Gross’s Fresh air interview with the author of the article about current prudential election and American’s working class’s popular revolt. During my 20 min drive I found the interview very interesting. Next day, I read the online version of the article in New Yorker’s website. The article is long read but at the end I found the news report very useful to understand the various issues that are fueling the current revolt from the left and the right. In my view, the report is also balanced politically.
I read an article about A Story of Truth, Lies & American Addition in to-day’s The Washington Post. I had read several stories on this topic in the past year or so, but this heart-breaking story almost made me cry. This article was so beautifully written and a vivid survival struggle of a addict named Amanda, doing everything right but still a victim of addiction habit.