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Fast Company 05/01/17
Put Your Values To Work
WHEN FACEBOOK FOUNDER AND CEO MARK ZUCKERBERG RELEASED A NEARLY 5, 800-WORD OPEN LETTER ON FEBRUARY 16—THE LONGEST SINGLE POST HE HAD EVER SHARED ON HIS FACEBOOK TIMELINE—HE INTRODUCED IT WITH THIS SIMPLE PHRASE: “I KNOW A LOT OF US ARE THINKING ABOU
From Fortune
Fortune 04/01/17
50 World’s Greatest Leaders
Geoff Colvin WHY ARE TARNISHED LEADERS so much easier to name just now than shining ones? Think of disgraced Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf, indicted and jailed Samsung boss Lee Jae-yong, fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, forced-out Democr
From TIME
TIME 05/15/17
Warning: The Next Global Security Threat Isn’t What You Think
ON A HYPERCONNECTED PLANET RIFE WITH HYPERINFECTIOUS DISEASES, EXPERTS WARN WE AREN’T READY TO KEEP AMERICA—AND THE WORLD—SAFE FROM THE NEXT PANDEMIC

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The Cut

HAVE YOU SEEN the one where Lele Pons farts in front of her crush? The 30-second video got 11.5 million views on Instagram a few months ago. It goes like this: Lele walks out of an apartment building with this gorgeous guy and then, pffrrt. Nightmare. The guy totally hears it, but Lele blames her girlfriend across the way, who starts beatboxing fart sounds. Suddenly, a whole crew of Lele’s friends shows up, rapping and dancing along to a defiant chorus of “She didn’t pass gas.” The guy starts dancing, too. Lele is saved. But then, caught up in the flatulent celebration, the guy farts. LOL! Ew
The Atlantic
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The Weird Thing About Today's Internet

Hello. It’s my first day back covering technology for The Atlantic. It also marks roughly 10 years that I’ve been covering science and technology, so I’ve been thinking back to my early days at Wired in the pre-crash days of 2007. The internet was then, as it is now, something we gave a kind of agency to, a half-recognition that its movements and effects were beyond the control of any individual person or company. In 2007, the web people were triumphant. Sure, the dot-com boom had busted, but empires were being built out of the remnant swivel chairs and fiber optic cables and unemployed develo
Newsweek
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Why Johnny Can't Integrate

On a winter afternoon that threatened tornadoes, retired federal judge U.W. Clemon stood at a window 31 floors above Birmingham, looking south. In the foreground was the University of Alabama at Birmingham, whose medical center powers the city’s economy. To the west, railroad tracks snaked between warehouses, vestiges of boom times, when Birmingham was known as “the Pittsburgh of the South.” On the horizon rose Red Mountain, a slight green ridge. Clustered on the other side of its hump, outside the Birmingham city limits, are some of the wealthiest suburbs in Alabama: Mountain Brook, Vestavia