Read : 2019-04-25

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. How healthy is the internet?” (Mozilla, 2019).
  2. Emotional intelligence: The social skills you weren’t taught in school“, by Eric Ravenscraft (Life Hacker, 2019-02-20?). The fruits of the social spirit: self-awareness, self-management, motivation, empathy, and social skills. One pattern that emerges in techniques to develop these is to intentionally give time to listen, both to others, and to yourself.
  3. You’re not getting enough sleep — and it’s killing you“, by Emily Dreyfuss (Wired, 2019-04-20). The neuroscientist whose TED talk the article highlights — Matthew Walker — has several recorded talks on YouTube (though not the TED 2019 talk, yet), including “Why we sleep” (2015; 14:02), “Why we sleep: the new science of sleep and dreams” (2017; 54:51), and “Joe Rogan Experience #1109” (2018; 1:55:32).
  4. How to find your purpose and do what you love“, by Maria Popova (Brain Pickings, 2014-02-27).
  5. Can Uber ever make money?” (The Economist, 2019-04-27). The Economist glances back at centuries of the taxi industry for clues about Lyft’s and Uber’s future. Absent extensive regulation, they do not see a profitable picture.
  6. Made in China, exported to the world: the surveillance state“, by Paul Mozur, Jonah M. Kessel, & Melissa Chan (NY Times, 2019-04-24). While China is a modern poster child for the surveillance state, is it unfair to suggest that the system was “made in China”? Perhaps “adopted and furthered by China, returned to the rest of the world”?

Two math articles:

  1. What is a Coleman integral?“, by Jennifer S. Balakrishnan (American Mathematical Society, 2019-05).
  2. Hunting for foxes with sheaves“, by Michael Robinson (American Mathematical Society, 2019-05).