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Saturday links: building better afternoons

Q&A: Dan Harris talks about his new book Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book.  (NPR) AutosWhy Tesla ($TSLA) and GM ($GM) are lukewarm on the renewed electric vehicle.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsJan 13th, 2018

Saturday links: grim statistics

Recommendation: “Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy a few weeks ago. It’s a must... .....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsAug 19th, 2017

GM executives defend NAFTA, Mexican truck plant

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra expressed optimism on Saturday that the North American Free Trade Agreement would survive, and other senior GM executives stood by the company's plans to continue building trucks in Mexico......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 13th, 2018

Video: Less than one minute of explosives heralds onset of $1B Nashville Yards development (Video)

Cary Mack is not one to pause, but he and a few hundred guests did so for about 45 seconds Saturday morning as they watched the implosion of a 12-story building on the former downtown Nashville campus of LifeWay Christian Resources. One thousand pound.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 6th, 2018

UK"s Carillion to discuss rescue with creditors on Jan. 10

LONDON (Reuters) - Struggling British building and services company Carillion , which is involved in Britain's planned high-speed rail link HS2, said on Saturday it will meet creditors on Wednesday as it seeks a financial rescue plan......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 6th, 2018

UK"s Carillion speeding up rescue talks with banks: Sky News

(Reuters) - British building and services company Carillion is due to hold emergency meetings with its bankers in the coming days as it speeds up its search for a financial rescue plan, Sky News reported on Saturday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 6th, 2018

Saturday links: the real plague of modern life

Excerpt: On the empathy gap’ from Sherry Turkle’s Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age.  (Behavioral Scientist) AutosAlmost 80 percent of battery-powered vehicles in the U.S. are leased, not owned. (.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsJan 6th, 2018

Saturday links: fractionalized attention

Review: Victor Davis Hanson’s The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won is “fascinating” a.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsDec 30th, 2017

Saturday links: re-writing history

Endorsement: The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday is “a delight.”  (Brad Feld) AutosWhat tele.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsDec 23rd, 2017

Saturday links: swimming in plastic

Book Q&A: Why you should meditate. A discussion with Daniel Goleman co-author of Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind,... AutosWhy trucking is such an attrac.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsDec 16th, 2017

Seattle Humane celebrates $30M Bellevue building with cheers and Capellini, the one-eyed rescue dog

Some 300 people came to Saturday's grand opening. A total of 71 pets were adopted over the weekend, including two puppies who were part of the airlift from the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 11th, 2017

Saturday links: reanimating the master

Review: Walter Isaacson “reanimates” the master in Leonardo da Vinci. (NYTimes) AutosCarbon fiber is finding its way into pickup trucks. (wsj.com)Automobile leases will soon be subscriptions. How cool is that? (slate.co.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsDec 9th, 2017

Saturday links: a crumbling empire

List: Five b.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsDec 2nd, 2017

Saturday links: the 10% threshold

Review: “In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer’s [by Joseph Jebelli] demonstrates ho.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsNov 25th, 2017

Saturday links: using a microphone

Review: Cass Sunstein [in Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide] “has written a concise, enlightening and argumentative history and guide to getting rid of... EVs.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsNov 18th, 2017

Saturday links: the best version of yourself

Review: Victor Dale Hanson’s The Second Wor.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsNov 11th, 2017

Saturday links: getting less lost

Saturday links: getting less lost.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsNov 4th, 2017

Somali Security Forces Retake Mogadishu Hotel After Extremists Attack

Security forces regained control of a hotel here after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance gate on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 23 people, and five extremist attackers stormed the building......»»

Category: topSource: wsjOct 29th, 2017

Saturday links: moving forward

Q&A: With Eli Finkel author of The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work.  (Vox) EVsThe Chevy Bolt is the "first practical, mass-market electric vehicle." (marketwatch.com)Tesla ($TSLA) is having significant challenges with t.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsOct 28th, 2017

Pressure on as Xi"s "Belt and Road" enshrined in Chinese party charter

The plan is a vehicle for China to take a greater role on the international stage by funding and building global transport and trade links in more than 60 countries.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardOct 24th, 2017

Saturday links: raising the threshold

Q&A: Tim Harford author of Fifty Inventions that Shaped the Modern Economy “Very often the stuff that .....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsOct 14th, 2017