Instagram: Facebook’s Online OxyContin?

Instagram celebrity Pamela Reif

Leaked Facebook research shows that the company’s Instagram platform is “toxic” to teenagers, especially girls. Now what? Peddling Envy: The Only Deadly Sin That Gives No Pleasure The leaked research appears in, “The Facebook Files,” a multipart Wall Street Journal expose on Facebook. On one level, the information should come as no surprise. Generally available…

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The Paradox Of Unvaccinated Healthcare Workers

A surprising number of healthcare workers, including physicians and registered nurses, refuse COVID vaccinations. Reports cite several factors, but the principal issue may come down to trust. What does this say about healthcare generally, and what does it mean for mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers? Weighing Costs And Benefits Like many people, I got vaccinated…

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The Supreme Court, NCAA, And Juneteenth

Two days after Juneteenth, the Supreme Court rejected NCAA limits on athletes’ education-related benefits. The ruling was justice. The timing was poetic justice. Here’s why. Juneteenth Juneteenth commemorates emancipation of African-American slaves in the United States. “Juneteenth” refers to June 19, 1865. On that day, the Union military governor of Texas, Maj. General Gordon Granger,…

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When Words Kill: Lessons From The Champlain Tower Collapse

Search-and-rescue teams pick through the rubble of a partially collapsed 12-story condominium near Miami, Florida. The death toll may top 160. If the blame rests with words, how safe are the rest of us? Words, Words, Words While search-and-rescue teams dig, media and investigators have begun unearthing causes of the collapse. Current Guestimate Of Causes…

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