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By admin - Published on Thursday, 22 March 2018 09:40

"J.K. Rowling // "Unlike any other creature on this planet, humans can learn and understand, without having experienced. They can think themselves into other people’s places. Of course... many prefer not to exercise their imaginations at all. They choose to remain comfortably within the bounds of their own experience, never troubling to wonder how it would feel to have been born other than they are. They can refuse to hear screams or to peer inside cages; they can close their minds and hearts to any suffering that does not touch them personally; they can refuse to know. I might be tempted to envy people who can live that way, except that I do not think they have any fewer nightmares than I do. Choosing to live in narrow spaces...brings its own terrors."

Read more: https://www.nitch.com/

"The Latest Trend in Online Shopping: Marijuana"

By admin - Published on Thursday, 22 March 2018 08:50

"We’re obsessed with buying anything we need online. Art supplies. Vitamins. Adult diapers. All to your door in an anonymous box, and without the need to avert your gaze from the cashier.

Apparently, marijuana is no exception — Americans are buying weed online in droves.

This news comes courtesy of a study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. It marks the first time anyone has analyzed online marijuana sales by looking at internet searches and the resulting links."

Read more: https://futurism.com/americans-buying-weed-online/

"A Conversation with Sheryl Sandberg on Resilience"

By admin - Published on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 13:06

"In the broadest sense, resilience is defined as, ‘the capacity of a system, enterprise, or person to maintain its core purpose and integrity in the face of dramatically changed circumstances…’ and if we reflect on that even within our own lives, we will find that our successes have been as a result of overcoming adversity, challenging circumstances, and bouncing back from dramatic changes.

Sheryl Sandberg is a remarkable person.  Alongside leading a $500 billion business, with 24,000 employees and 2 billion monthly active users, she has mobilised millions of women around the world to achieve their ambitions and fight for a more gender equal society.  Sheryl’s own story of resilience came to light following the sudden death of her husband in 2015, and her subsequent journey to recover, rebound and flourish again."

Read more: https://thoughteconomics.com/sheryl-sandberg/

"The Stories of Women Who Made Us Think Bigger"

By admin - Published on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 12:53

"Throughout history, in every culture around the world, extraordinary women have pushed society to think bigger, move forward and create. The following women are glowing examples of ceaseless curiosity, boundless courage and world-changing ingenuity. Thanks to each of them, women and girls all over the world are able to live with fewer restraints and bigger dreams."

Read more: https://medium.com/the-mission/50-women-heroes-who-changed-the-world-c07eeffb7184

Uber self driving car leads to a fatality

By admin - Published on Monday, 19 March 2018 22:18

"TEMPE, Ariz. — Uber says it has suspended all of its self-driving vehicle testing, including operations in Toronto, following a fatal pedestrian collision involving a vehicle in Arizona.

In addition to Toronto, self-driving vehicle testing has been taking place in Phoenix, Pittsburgh and San Francisco."

Read more: http://canoe.com/technology/uber-fully-co-operating-after-self-driving-vehicle-hits-and-kills-pedestrian-in-arizona

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