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Tolerating distraction

Tolerating distraction

Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted? Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction. I am quick to label students who stare at their phones in my class distracted;...
Netflix tunes into subscriber surge

Netflix tunes into subscriber surge

By Natalie Sherman Business reporter, New York 22 January 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Claire Foy and Matt Smith star in Netflix drama The Crown Netflix membership surged past 117 million last year, a rise the company showed its investment in...
Tolerating distraction

Tolerating distraction

Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted? Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com A constant complaint in our unpredictable world is that we live in an age of distraction. I am quick to label students who stare at their phones in my class distracted;...
How US Get Out of Jail Free cards work

How US Get Out of Jail Free cards work

22 January 2018 Image copyright NY Post Image caption The “Get Out of Jail Free” card issued by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, a police union New York police are reportedly unhappy that their union is cutting back on the number of so-called...
Senate deal 'to halt government shutdown'

Senate deal 'to halt government shutdown'

22 January 2018 Related Topics US government shutdown The US government shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats reached a deal on a temporary funding bill. Democrat Chuck Schumer said his party would “vote to re-open the government”...
E-sports gamer punished for gay slur

E-sports gamer punished for gay slur

Overwatch pro player suspended over homophobic slur 22 January 2018 Image copyright Robert Paul / Blizzard Image caption Professional Overwatch player Felix “xQc” Lengyel has been suspended and fined for using a homophobic slur Professional Overwatch...
Guarding against the possible Spectre in every machine

Guarding against the possible Spectre in every machine

A call to better track manufacturing, shipping and distribution. Travel mania/Shutterstock.com Security vulnerabilities in technology extend well beyond problems with software. Earlier this month, researchers revealed that the hardware at the heart of nearly every...
What might explain the unhappiness epidemic?

What might explain the unhappiness epidemic?

Although measures of teen and adult happiness dropped during the high unemployment rates of the Great Recession, it didn’t rebound when the economy started to improve. ASDF_MEDIA/Shutterstock.com We’d all like to be a little happier. The problem is that much of what...
What might explain the unhappiness epidemic?

What might explain the unhappiness epidemic?

Although measures of teen and adult happiness dropped during the high unemployment rates of the Great Recession, it didn’t rebound when the economy started to improve. ASDF_MEDIA/Shutterstock.com We’d all like to be a little happier. The problem is that much of what...

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