Friday, October 31, 2014

Bing’s Halloween home page full of scream-worthy surprises | News Center

Bing’s Halloween home page full of scream-worthy surprises | News Center

Nrityotsav-2014 (Day-long festival of Indian classical dances)

LokVani-Calendar - 10/31/2014



Date: 11/08/2014
Location: Casey Theater at Regis College Fine Arts Center, Weston MA
Time: All Day

Why Did the Ultra-Religious, Anti-Gay President of "God's Harvard" Suddenly Resign?

Patrick Henry President Graham Walker Resigns: The Inside Story | New Republic




The evangelical school outraged alumni with its weak response to allegations of sexual assault in The New Republic.

Martha Coakley Isn't Choking in the Massachusetts Governor Race | New Republic

Martha Coakley Isn't Choking in the Massachusetts Governor Race | New Republic



sexism. Historically, Massachusetts doesn’t like female candidates



Campaign ads feature his gay brother. In a state that loves a certain kind of male candidatethink Bill Weld and Scott Brownbut also appreciates same-sex love, Baker has found a winning strategy.



Massachusetts has never elected a woman to be a U.S. senator or
governor, unlike North and South Carolina, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas,
Texas—and Arizona, which has elected women from both parties as
governor. All are considered far more conservative than the Bay State.
Closer to home, New Hampshire and Maine both have two women
senators—only one of whom is a Democrat. Vermont and Connecticut have
had female governors, too, including Ella Grasso, who in 1974 was
elected governor of Connecticut and became the first woman in the
country to serve as a governor who did not succeed her husband.

The Long Reach of One’s Spouse

The Long Reach of One’s Spouse



For both men and women, a conscientious spouse has a positive impact
on income, promotions, and job satisfaction, according to a study of
more than 4,000 people by Brittany C. Solomon and Joshua J. Jackson of
Washington University. For example, people with extremely conscientious
spouses are 50% more likely to get promoted than those
with extremely unconscientious spouses. Conscientious spouses take on
household tasks and create a satisfying home life, enabling employees to
focus more on work; they also display pragmatic behaviors that their
mates emulate, the researchers found.

New Windowless Plane Could Be A Reality In A Decade - DesignTAXI.com

New Windowless Plane Could Be A Reality In A Decade - DesignTAXI.com

Parents Could Be Held Liable for Kids’ Facebook Activity – Science and Technology – Utne Reader

Parents Could Be Held Liable for Kids’ Facebook Activity – Science and Technology – Utne Reader



A Georgia appellate court recently reached a decision
that holds parents liable for their kids’ online activity—an
unprecedented legal ruling, lawyers said. The parents of a 7th grader
were deemed “negligent” after failing to get their son to delete a
defamatory Facebook profile of a female classmate in 2011.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Dalai Lama @ MIT 2014

ISCS 2014



DALAI LAMA - BOSTON SCHEDULE 10/30-31

Teaching in Boston, MA, USA
on October 30: His Holiness will give a day-long Buddhist teaching
based on Geshe Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses of Training the Mind
(lojong tsikgyema) and confer theGeneration of Bodhicitta (semkyi)
organized by the Vietnamese Buddhist community at the Wang Centre for
Performing Arts. Contact Website: www.prajnaupadesa.net

Talk in
Boston, MA, USA on October 31: His Holiness will give a talk at the
International Symposium for Contemplative Studies organized by the Mind
and Life Institute in the morning at the Boston Marriott Copley. Contact
Website: http://www.mindandlife.org

Panel
Discussion in Boston, MA, USA on October 31: His Holiness will
participate in a panel discussion entitled Change-Makers for a Better
World organized by The Dalai Lama Centre for Ethics and Transformative
Values in the afternoon. Contact Website: http://thecenter.mit.edu/visit2014/

GQ longform: counterfeiters

http://www.gq.com/long-form/the-great-paper-caper

Years of running drugs and boosting cars left FRANK BOURASSA thinking: There's got to be an easier way to earn a dishonest living. That's when he nerved up the idea to make his fortune. (Literally.) Which is how Frank became the most prolific counterfeiter in American history—a guy with more than $200 million in nearly flawless fake twenties stuffed in a garage. How he got away with it all, well, that's even crazier

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Thinking Atheist - | Bible Atrocities

The Thinking Atheist - | Bible Atrocities



LUKE 19:26 In the parable of the ten minas, the master
(God) said of those who chose not to follow him, "...bring them here and
kill them in front of me."
But those mine enemies, who would not that I should reign over them, bring them hither and slay them before me.’” Luke 19:27


1 SAMUEL 15:7-8 God commanded Saul to attack the
Amalekites and "totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not
spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and
sheep, camels and donkeys."

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Liar's 'Tell' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Liar's 'Tell' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education



In his best seller Blink, Malcolm Gladwell writes that "much of
our understanding of mind-reading" is owed to Ekman and his
collaborators. He relates how Ekman, an emeritus professor of psychology
at the University of California at San Francisco, could tell by their
faces alone when figures as varied as Bill Clinton and Kim Philby, the
infamous British spy, were lying—Clinton in real time, Philby on
historical video. Lie to Me, a television show featuring a
human lie detector modeled on Ekman, ran from 2009 to 2011 on Fox. His
work on lying is one reason the American Psychological Association
deemed Ekman one of the 100 most influential psychologists of the 20th century.



His book Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage
(Norton), first published in 1985 but updated through 2009, mentions
more than 30 cues that can be helpful in detecting deceit, from "slips
of the tongue" to "indirect speech" to "facial blanching."

Comical Reflections from Cloth Diapering - Mind & Body - Utne Reader

Comical Reflections from Cloth Diapering - Mind & Body - Utne Reader



In the hilarious and heartfelt book, Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi (New World Library, 2014), Brian
Leaf tackles parenting with a unique blend of research and humor. He
explores Attachment Parenting, as well as Playful, Unconditional,
Simplicity, and good old Dr. Spock parenting. He tries cloth diapers, no
diapers, cosleeping, and no sleeping.



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Do You Have to Win a Nobel Prize to Be Translated? Literature and Translations: Writers & Authors

ஆங்கிலத்தில் மொழிபெயர்த்து அமெரிக்கா கொண்டு போனாலும் அப்படித்தானாம்! | பதாகை:



இவ்வாண்டு இலக்கியத்துக்கான நோபல் பரிசு பெற்ற பாட்ரிக் மோடியானோ குறித்து நியூ யார்க்கர் இதழில் வோஹினி வரா எழுதியுள்ள கட்டுரை நாம் நினைப்பதற்கு மாறான சில விஷயங்களைப் பேசுகிறது

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Watch the Replay “Full Text Finder with Holdings and Link Management” | Discovery Pulse Blog | EBSCO

Watch the Replay “Full Text Finder with Holdings and Link Management” | Discovery Pulse Blog | EBSCO



with Becky Cottrill. Becky is the Director for Software as a Service (SaaS) Product Management – Management Workflow at EBSCO. The webinar discusses what Holdings and Link Manager (HLM) is, how
HLM helps you manage your holdings, and future of Full Text Finder and
HLM.

Tej and Prem Tanden Donate 10 Acres of Land to Build Om Hindu Community Center in Billerica | Articles | INDIA New England

Tej and Prem Tanden Donate 10 Acres of Land to Build Om Hindu Community Center in Billerica | Articles | INDIA New England



When fully completed, the 25,000-square-foot OHCC
is envisioned as the locus of social, educational and cultural epicenter
for all in the community. It will be located at 240 Boston Road (Rte.
3A) in Billerica. The projected construction cost of the project is $3.6
million.




World Hindu Council of America Inc., or Vishwa Hindu Parishad, is
organizinga a Maha Yajna dedication service this Saturday, October 25,
2014, at 1:00 PM at the site.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Staples May Have Been Breached. (Should You Just Cut Up All Your Cards?)

Staples May Have Been Breached. (Should You Just Cut Up All Your Cards?)



Target TGT -0.5%, Home Depot HD -0.91%, Jimmy John’s, JP Morgan Chase , Michaels, and Kmart

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Anthropic Principle — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Anthropic Principle — Starts With A Bang! — Medium



“The anthropic principle – the idea that our universe has the properties
it does because we are here to say so and that if it were any
different, we wouldn’t be around commenting on it – infuriates many
physicists, including [Marc Davis from UC Berkeley]. It smacks of
defeatism, as if we were acknowledging that we could not explain the
universe from first principles. It also appears unscientific. For how do
you verify the multiverse? Moreover, the anthropic principle is a
tautology. “I think this explanation is ridiculous. Anthropic principle…
bah,” said Davis.
“I’m hoping they are wrong [about the multiverse] and that there is a
better explanation.”” -Anil Ananthaswamy, in The Edge of Physics

Driver blamed for Total CEO Christophe de Margerie crash claims he is being framed | Daily Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2801007/controversial-ceo-oil-giant-total-killed-private-jet-plane-crash-aircraft-hit-snow-plough-moscow-airport.html

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity | MIT Technology Review

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/531911/isaac-asimov-mulls-how-do-people-get-new-ideas/

NextDraft: How To Win the Lottery (and build a community)

NextDraft: How To Win the Lottery (and build a community)



Darius Kazemi with a tremendous parody of every tech conference presentation … ever.

"So Badass You Can't Believe It" Magic Leap Raises $542 Million To Launch The Future Of Computing | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

"So Badass You Can't Believe It" Magic Leap Raises $542 Million To Launch The Future Of Computing | Fast Company | Business + Innovation



An ambitious, stealthy startup recruits Google, Qualcomm, and VC and
Hollywood A-listers to build next-gen augmented and virtual reality.

How to Silence Cyberbullying - Scientific American

How to Silence Cyberbullying - Scientific American



Cyberbullies take advantage of the unique psychology of online
communities to attack, intimidate and hurt others. Here is what makes
trolls tick— and how to stop them 



Clicking the link took her to a site called the International
Association of Haters, where her Halloween photo—which she had posted
publicly by mistake—bore the oversized caption “Fridge Raider.” Hundreds
of commenters dragged Seida through the mud for wearing a skimpy
costume while being overweight. “Heifers like her should be put down,”
one commenter wrote. “What a waste of space,” another piped in.

We Need Better Managers, Not More Technocrats - Didier Bonnet, and George Westerman - Harvard Business Review

We Need Better Managers, Not More Technocrats - Didier Bonnet, and George Westerman - Harvard Business Review



Digital technology is the biggest agitator of the business world today.
Mobile technology, social media, cloud computing, embedded devices, big
data, and analytics have radically changed the nature of work and
competition.  And digital innovations will continue to do so for the
foreseeable future. Technology has tremendous potential to be the engine
of increasing human, organizational, and economic prosperity.



Peter Drucker: “What you have to do and the way you have to do it is
incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that’s another
matter.” 

Please Sir, May I Have Some More? — Foreword — Medium

Please Sir, May I Have Some More? — Foreword — Medium



a platform where we can all discuss, at whatever length makes sense,
what we think about the big stuff. [For this pilot season, we’ll kick
around: Is knowing more always good? What the relationship between humor
and the dark side? Can we afford to be optimistic?]



Foreword is a multimedia digital series that invites the brightest writers working today to tackle hard questions like Is how we choose to spend our time a moral decision? and Can we manufacture altruism?

I'm a Black Journalist. I'm Quitting Because I'm Tired of Newsroom Racism

A Black Female Journalist Quits Media, Decries Newsroom Racism | New Republic



"White people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone."

Political Polarization & Media Habits | Pew Research Center's Journalism Project

Political Polarization & Media Habits | Pew Research Center's Journalism Project



those with consistently liberal views:


  • Are less unified in their media loyalty; they rely on a greater
    range of news outlets, including some – like NPR and the New York Times–
    that others use far less.
  • Express more trust than distrust of 28 of the 36 news outlets in the survey. NPR, PBS and the BBC are the most trusted news sources for consistent liberals.
  • Are more likely than those in other ideological groups to block or
    “defriend” someone on a social network – as well as to end a personal
    friendship – because of politics.
  • Are more likely to follow issue-based groups, rather than political parties or candidates, in their Facebook feeds.

Hovering Over a Touch-Screen Keyboard Has Its Consequences

Typing on a Tablet Can Put a Strain on Your Shoulders - WSJ - WSJ

Desktop-computer keyboards allow you to rest your hands on the keys as you type, but touch-screen keyboards, such as on many tablets, are less forgiving: They require you to keep your fingertips off the screen to avoid accidentally activating the keys. Thus the upper-back muscles that support your arms are more active when you type on a touch screen than when you use a standard keyboard, which could lead to chronic shoulder problems, according to research reported in the Wall Street Journal. The average typing speed on touch screens is also less than half that on desktop keyboards, the researchers found.

November 2014's Ballot Questions - Progressive Massachusetts

November 2014's Ballot Questions - Progressive Massachusetts



"NO-YES-NO-YES"

Ten women artists: feminism in culture: painters and sculptors

http://www.artnews.com/2013/10/29/ten-tough-women-artists-who-stand-up-to-the-bad-boys/

Monday, October 20, 2014

How Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal fund discounts - Livemint

How Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal fund discounts - Livemint



As FDI isn’t allowed in e-commerce, the firms operate as marketplaces that link buyers and sellers, but they still get away with funding discounts in indirect
manner—posing headache for tax authorities





Three Things Little Girls Need From Their Fathers — Human Parts — Medium

Three Things Little Girls Need From Their Fathers — Human Parts — Medium



Soroya Chemaly’s article regarding an ongoing battle with Facebook to remove content that trivializes or encourages violence against girls and women.



Part of that respect needs to include your appreciation of the fact that
her sexuality will be about far more than just the dangers of sexually
transmitted diseases, unplanned pregnancy and sexual violence. More
importantly, it will be about desire, attraction, the complexities of
romantic relationships and often, difficult choices. Offer her guidance,
but as she experiences these things, healthy parenting will also
sometimes involve affording her the same freedom you would want for
yourself — the freedom to follow her own heart and mind.

Women Achievers: Fortune 40 Under 40: 'What I would tell my 20-year-old self'

Fortune 40 Under 40: 'What I would tell my 20-year-old self'



Vijaya Gadde, General Counsel, Twitter (no. 28) 

Emily White, 36

COO, Snapchat 

Hannah Minghella, 35

President of production, Columbia Pictures
 

 

Ginni Rometty - Most Powerful Women 2014 - Fortune

Ginni Rometty - Most Powerful Women 2014 - Fortune



DuPont’s share price was in a 10-year slump when Kullman took over in 2009



Whitman added the chairman title at Hewlett-Packard



Novakovic took over in January 2013, just after General Dynamics



The longtime Oracle executive continues to help grow the $37.2 billion company through acquisitions: Catz



Brewer wants to double the size of Sam’s Club, a move that would turn the warehouse club division of Wal-Mart



Mayer took over in July 2012, she has spent almost $1.4 billion on 37 acquisitions. Yet Yahoo



Burns has moved Xerox away from printing hardware and toward business services since she became CEO



Wojcicki was SVP of ads and commerce, the unit that creates Google’s ad products, until becoming YouTube’s CEO 



As No. 2 at the $52.7 billion-in-sales chipmaker, James co-leads the
company’s attempt to move beyond PC and server chips and into newer
technologies like mobile computing and wearables. James lost out to
Brian Krzanich in the race to become CEO in 2013, yet she remains a key
player, running Intel’s semiconductor manufacturing operations, software
and security efforts, human resources, and corporate strategy. James
says Intel



 Nicholson, who started at Enterprise as a car-washing management
trainee, became the first nonfamily CEO of the world’s largest
car-rental company



Innovation is Morrison’s plan for revamping Campbell



 Ahrendts may have given up a CEO title when she left Burberry to head Apple’s $20 billion retail operation







Sandberg: Her bestselling book, Lean In



 



Title Chairman, CEO, and President
Company IBM


Barra became the auto industry’s first female CEO 



Marillyn Hewson

Title Chairman, CEO, and President
Company Lockheed Martin 

The World's 100 Most Powerful Women - Forbes

The World's 100 Most Powerful Women - Forbes



The rising tide of female entrepreneurs: A remarkable number of
women are founders or owners of their own enterprises, not a few of
whose eponymous companies are synonymous with high fashion. Consider Miuccia Prada, Tory Burch and Diane von Furstenberg. Other self-made self-starters include Winfrey, Arianna Huffington, Chinese real estate tycoon Zhang Xin, and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, India’s first biotech entrepreneur.



STEM degrees pay off: On this year’s list, along with the
expected M.B.A.s and law degrees, there are a healthy dose of women who
earned degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. Five are
medical doctors, including Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization. More unexpected STEM degree-holders include Merkel (Ph.D. in chemistry), Dupont CEO Ellen Kullman (mechanical engineering), Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi (computer science) and Judith Faulkner (mathematics).



New head of State Bank of India Arundhati Bhattacharya began at the country’s largest lender in 1977



Newcomers: Eighteen are new to the list in 2014. Janet Yellen,
the new Federal Reserve chair and first woman to hold the position,
makes a strong first showing at No. 2. Other names to know: Ambassador Samantha Power, Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina, Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO Patricia Harris, Chinese search giant Alibaba’s Lucy Peng and SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell.



Women in tech: Technology takes a third turn as a category on
the Power Women list. Seven tech women made the top 25 this year,
including Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Rometty, Marissa Mayer and HP’s Meg Whitman. There are 18 technologists in total, including Susan Wojcicki, newly-named CEO of YouTube, Cher Wang, cofounder of HTC, and Cisco’s CTO Padmasree Warrior.