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Technology and jobs: Coming to an office near you. Deep freeze following snowstorm lets up in New York area. Eyewitness News NEW YORK (WABC) -- Temperatures began to moderate in the New York area Saturday after some of the coldest weather in several years sent the mercury below zero in some areas.

Deep freeze following snowstorm lets up in New York area

By Saturday afternoon, temperatures had returned to the mid-20's after plunging into the single digits Friday night, as the area continued to dig out from this week's snowstorm. Warming centers opened around the region, homeless shelters saw larger crowds and cities in the New York area are taking special measures to look after those most vulnerable to the cold. Outreach teams were searching New York City streets for homeless people at risk of freezing to death. The weekend will see rising temperatures before another blast of frigid air arrives from the Midwest, where forecasters say cold temperature records will probably be broken Sunday.

Temperature predictions include 25 below zero in Fargo, N.D., minus 31 in International Falls, Minn., and 15 below in Indianapolis and Chicago. Trial by Twitter - The New Yorker. One Saturday last August, a sixteen year-old girl in West Virginia did something that teen-agers do: she told her parents that she was sleeping at another girl’s house, across the Ohio River, and then, after her mother dropped her off there, she and a few friends headed into the hot summer night to a party.

Trial by Twitter - The New Yorker

She brought a bottle of vodka with her, and she used it to spike a slushy that she bought at a gas station on the way to their destination, in a town called Steubenville. At the party, she met up with a sixteen-year-old named Trent Mays, a good-looking, dark-haired football player with whom she’d been flirting by text and tweet. She’d been “talking to him,” a porous term that teen-agers use to refer to a romantic relationship that is unlikely to be exclusive, and can involve spending time together or just courting through social media.

A friend of Mays’s named Anthony Craig had also been talking to the girl that summer. Getting In - The New Yorker. There was, first of all, that strange initial reluctance to talk about the matter of college at all—a glance downward, a shuffling of the feet, a mumbled mention of Cambridge.

Getting In - The New Yorker

“Did you go to Harvard?” I would ask. I had just moved to the United States. Rogue Element - The New Yorker. Britney. Quand elle laisse une équipe de tournage s'installer dans son sillage, deux mois durant, début 2008, la jeune reine de la pop mondiale revient de loin.

Britney

Devenue la proie favorite des tabloïds, de démêlés conjugaux en cure de désintoxication, Britney a envie, dit-elle, de montrer "une image vraie d'elle-même" après avoir "perdu son chemin". Face caméra et sans fard, elle entend rétablir sa vérité, au fil d'un entretien au long cours dont aucune question, même celles qui fâchent, ne sera bannie ; en parallèle, elle laisse filmer un pan de son quotidien survolté de mégastar protégée, entourée, assiégée. La star et le système Intelligente entreprise de promo ou réelle volonté de faire le point ? Why there's no such thing as "Reverse Racism" Littérature américaine - Tag. Où va la littérature américaine? Lettre ouverte aux Etats conservateurs.

C'est le texte viral du moment aux Etats-Unis.

Lettre ouverte aux Etats conservateurs

Réapparu peu avant la réélection de Barack Obama le 6 novembre dernier, cette lettre humoristique s'en prend aux Etats républicains et leur intime de faire sécession. L'Amérique progressiste ne s'en porterait que mieux, selon l'auteur anonyme. Courrier international 16 novembre 2012 | Partager : Une lettre satirique adressée aux Etats républicains (Red States) a refait surface sur les réseaux sociaux ces derniers jours. Le message, posté la première fois sur le site américain Craigslist en 2005, est clair : les Etats démocrates veulent se faire la malle. "Nous ne supportons plus votre attitude digne de l'homme de Néandertal et vos idées politiques, nous avons donc décidé de vous quitter. " La blague ne s'arrête pas là. White House receives secession pleas from all 50 states. A screenshot of the petition for the state of Texas to secede from the U.S.… (We the People ) WASHINGTON -- What began as a small group of citizens voicing their disappointment with President Obama's victory in last week's presidential election has turned into a plea from hundreds of thousands of citizens to have their states be granted independence from the federal government.

White House receives secession pleas from all 50 states

The White House has now received secession petitions from all 50 states by citizens requesting that the administration “peacefully grant” them the opportunity to form their own sovereign government. The petitions are created through the Obama administration’s "We The People" initiative, which was launched in 2011 as an effort to give citizens an opportunity to have their voices heard by the administration. PHOTOS: 2016 presidential possibilities.

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San Francisco TI. Mes articles du New Yorker. Mes articles du New York Times. “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined,” by Steven Pinker. A Weekly Conservative Magazine and Blog of News and Opinion. Ron Paul: The Prophet. To Tweet or Not to Tweet. The economy may be troubled, but one area is thriving: social media.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet

They begin with Facebook and extend through a dizzying array of companies that barely existed five years ago: Twitter, LinkedIn, Groupon, Yammer, Yelp, Flickr, Ning, Digg — and the list goes on. These companies are mostly private but have attracted the ardent attention of Wall Street and investors, with Facebook now worth a purported $75 billion and Groupon valued at close to $25 billion. There can be little doubt that these companies enrich their founders as well as some investors. But do they add anything to overall economic activity? While jobs in social media are growing fast, there were only about 21,000 listings last spring, a tiny fraction of the 150 million — member U.S. workforce.

The problem is that these tools are so new that it is extremely difficult to answer the questions definitively. The Tyranny of Meritocracy - Megan McArdle - Business. I don't care about income inequality.

The Tyranny of Meritocracy - Megan McArdle - Business

I care about the absolute condition of the poor--whether they are hungry, cold, and sick. But I do not care about the gap between their incomes, and those of Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Nor the ratio of Gates and Buffett's incomes to mine. Our Reckless Meritocracy. Amy Chua - The 2011 TIME 100. Yonder.