Social Like Mary Shelley

Like Mary Shelley

When she wrote Frankenstein, it changed everything. A different style of writing. A different kind of writer. And the use of technology in ways that no one expected and that left a mark. Henry Ford did that. One car and one process after another, for decades. Companies wanted to be the Ford of _____. Progress makes …

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Stuntvertising

It used to be, you paid money to run an ad. A little piece of media, bought and paid for. The audience came with the slot. Today, of course, the ad is free to run. Post your post, upload your video. Free. What to measure, then? Well, one thing to measure is attention. How many …

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Social Nothing is liberating about cheapened sex

Nothing is liberating about cheapened sex

Hook-ups, slutwalks, ubiquitous porn — the pendulum of permissiveness has swung too far Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. In the case of Matthew and Carly Lunn, the bride misinterpreted the final requirement. The couple, who married in Rhodes, hit the news on account of their marital photoshoot. Instead of the passé sunset …

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Social The 2019 DV Lottery is Now Open

The 2019 DV Lottery is Now Open

Seeking a green card? Online registration for the State Department’s 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery program also known as the “green card lottery,” is open now and closes on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at noon Eastern Time. Registration is free, beware of fraud schemes. Please note that due to a technical issue, entries submitted between October 3-10 when the …

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Social Technical skills, power and influence

Technical skills, power and influence

When a new technology arrives, it’s often the nerds and the neophiliacs who embrace it. People who see themselves as busy and important often dismiss the new medium or tool as a bit of a gimmick and then “go back to work.”

Financial services Lessons From a Bank Heist

Lessons From a Bank Heist

Swift can’t do it alone. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, an organization that enables money transfers worldwide, has come under fire after a rash of bank hackings — some of which bear fingerprints of nation-states including North Korea. In response, it announced this week a series of new measures aimed at protecting the global financial system from cybercrime. These steps can’t …

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Social Lawsuit Seeking Transparency in H-1B Lottery Selection Process

Lawsuit Seeking Transparency in H-1B Lottery Selection Process

Recently, the American Immigration Council (Council) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) teamed up on a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) seeking to “obtain the information needed to provide the public with an understanding of the operating procedures and Defendant USCIS follows when administering …

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Social What Robert E. Lee Wrote to The Times About Slavery in 1858

What Robert E. Lee Wrote to The Times About Slavery in 1858

One day in January, a few years before the Civil War, Robert E. Lee wrote to The New York Times, seeking a correction. The man who would become the top Confederate general was trying to set the record straight about the slaves on his wife’s estate in Virginia, and about the last wishes of a dying slave …

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Social Human Sacrifice: A Practice as Old as Time

Human Sacrifice: A Practice as Old as Time

A discovery of skulls in Mexico City was just the latest in our obsession with Mesoamerican human sacrifice. But Native Americans were far from the only practitioners.