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

Saturday links: tribal loyalty

AutosTesla ($TSLA) has a pr.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsMar 17th, 2018

Saturday links: start lifting weights

Excerpt: How chronic stress affects our children from The Self-Driven Child: The Science.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsMar 10th, 2018

Saturday links: stepping away from the news

Q&A: On why sports fans act the way they do with Superfans: Into the Hear.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsMar 3rd, 2018

U.N. Links North Korea to Syrian Chemical Weapons

North Korea shipped 50 tons of supplies to Syria for use in building what is suspected to be an industrial-scale chemical weapons facility, according to a confidential United Nations report......»»

Category: topSource: wsjFeb 27th, 2018

Saturday links: comfort and health

Excerpt: From Jonathan Abrams’s new book All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsFeb 24th, 2018

Saturday links: musical preferences

Book notes: How Jordan Peterson author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos became a cultural phenomenon.  (NYMag) AutosThe many ways in which self-driving cars w.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsFeb 17th, 2018

Saturday links: generally bettered mannered

Excerpt: Women in Silicon Valley get hit on 24/7 from Emily Chang’s Brotopia: Breaking.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsFeb 10th, 2018

Saturday links: positive actions

Excerpt: From Mark Epste.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsFeb 3rd, 2018

Saturday links: a private space pad

Review: David Frum’s Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic tell us about “the deeper structural problems of America…”  (NYTimes) AutosHow technology is jumbling up supplier-purchaser automo.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsJan 27th, 2018

Saturday links: guilty as sin

Review: Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies by Ann Hulbert is “meticulous.”  (NYTimes) AutoFord ($F) is quantifying its bi.....»»

Category: blogSource: abnormalreturnsJan 20th, 2018

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