A Mathematical Argument For More Women In Leadership. Here’s the nightmare scenario if Apple removes the headphone jack on the next iPhone, as rumored: Years from now, you’ll try to plug your phone into a speaker or set of headphones via the iPhone’s Lightning port, and the music won't play.
Maybe it’s because the headphones weren’t authorized by Apple, or because your Lightning-to-USB cable uses an outdated copy protection method. Whatever the case, you’re now locked out of listening to the music you’ve legally paid to hear—a problem that doesn’t exist in today’s analog audio age. This is a hypothetical situation, but the concern is not entirely without merit. If the headphone jack starts disappearing from smartphones, its digital replacement could include new mechanisms for digital rights management. HDMI All Over Again?
In a widely read post for The Verge last week, Niley Patel suggested that digital audio would cause the same headaches as today’s HDCP mechanism for HDMI video. Would the switch to digital audio present a similar problem? The Disadvantages of Being Stupid. As recently as the 1950s, possessing only middling intelligence was not likely to severely limit your life’s trajectory.
IQ wasn’t a big factor in whom you married, where you lived, or what others thought of you. America’s Suicide Epidemic Is a National Security Crisis. Imagine that the rate of terrorism deaths in the United States had risen dramatically over the past 15 years.
Imagine that this rise in deaths had been remarkably widespread, affecting almost all identifiable demographic groups. Imagine if more than 40,000 people a year died from terrorist attacks in this country, rather than a bare handful. Imagine if terrorism was one of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States. It’s almost an impossible hypothetical; the impact would simply be too massive to really grasp.
After all, though the impact of terrorist violence on the United States has been negligible since 9/11, we’ve already made massive changes to the basic functions of our system to combat it. Some university students seeking ‘sugar daddy’ relationships for tuition, rent. Candice Kashani graduated from law school debt-free this spring, thanks to a modern twist on an age-old arrangement.
During her first year, she faced tuition and expenses that ran nearly $50,000, even after a scholarship. So she decided to check out a dating website that connected women looking for financial help with men willing to provide it, in exchange for companionship and sex — a “sugar daddy” relationship as they are known.
Now, almost three years and several sugar daddies later, Kashani is set to graduate from Villanova University free and clear, while some of her peers are burdened with six-digit debts. As the cost of tuition and rent rises, so does the apparent popularity of such sites among students. But are they really providing financial relief, or signing women up for something more exploitative and dangerous than debt? “Sugar Daddy” arrangements have existed for ages, and it’s unclear if they are becoming more common because the phenomenon is not well studied.
Suburbs and the New American Poverty. NORCROSS, Ga.
—Every weekday around 3:15 p.m., a big, yellow school bus stops on Pelican Drive outside Norcross Extended Stay, near the intersection with Best Friend Drive. The Untouchables. CHISUMBANJE, Zimbabwe — Joyce Chachengwa woke up one morning to find her crops — her only source of food and income — ground into the dirt.
Chisumbanje is a small village in eastern Zimbabwe, right on the border with Mozambique. Idea to retire: Patients as passive recipients of health care. Managing health care in today’s turbulent economic environment has become a critical issue for all health care stakeholders.
Health care is facing the challenge of modernizing and at the same time economizing. The increasing dominance of economic reasoning in health care demands cost-containment and emphasizes self-responsibility, financial stakes, and participation of health care users. Singapore moving towards new five Cs, AsiaOne Singapore News. I recently gave a talk at the National Library Board during which I discussed a shift that I believe will define Singapore's next chapter of success.
I talked about a move away from the traditional "five C's" of success - cash, car, credit card, condominium, and country club membership - towards a new currency, five Cs built instead on creativity, collaboration, contribution, compassion and confidence. Over the past five years, I've watched Singapore slowly tilt in the direction of these new values. But it was the day that Lee Kuan Yew died - March 23, 2015 - that this shift truly became clear to me. Singapore suddenly tapped into deep reserves of emotion and character. The day-to-day interactions of friends, and even strangers, transformed into opportunities to share the moments at which their family's historical trajectory had been positively impacted by the policies created under Mr Lee and his team. Singaporeans mourn former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.