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.
The New York Times reports Credit Card Signatures Are About to Become Extinct in the U.S. by the end of April 2018. It reports that major credit card processors don’t require signatures to complete transaction if the card transaction was made chip enabled card readers. For small retailers, it would still remain as optional.
The New York Times reports that Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future, an 1800 sq ft mini-market, is opening on Jan 22, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Amazon was reported to be working this type of cashier free stores in 2016. If this technology is adopted by other major retailers then this will definitely disrupt job employment scenario.
Year 2017 was Year of #MeeToo social movement and created lot buzz about sexual harassment in workplace. The article I Started the Media Men List My name is Moira Donegan by Moira Donegan is an powerful story about how women helped protect themselves from sexual harassment & assault through whisper network.
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 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!
There is a brief note in The New York Times explaining Why Onions Make Us Cry? It turns out that when we cut onions it releases a chemical called lachrymatory factor (LF) which irritates our eyes. LF is by product of two molecules located in cells: sulfenic acid precursor floating around and a protein called alliinase in cytoplasm, which are released when onions are crossed and produce irritating LF. This chemical is used by plants as defense mechanisms from microbes & animals. An undergraduate student Josie Silvaroli, an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio helped explained this puzzle in a paper published in ACS Chemical Biology in July 2017.
The Washington Post has a A how-to guide from the ultra-rich: What to tell your kids about money post. Useful for all children to learn little about what is in their parents’ mind wealth !