Some subjects are so painful, it’s hard to find the words to talk about them. In recent months, the Joyful Heart Foundation has produced a series of PSAs speaking out against domestic violence, with a focus on the NFL. But the celebrities and football stars in their latest ads don’t say anything at all; they’re so overcome with angry emotion, that they can’t bring themselves to speak. The ads, which are part of Joyful Heart’s “No More” movement, feature individuals like Mariska Hargitay from Law & Order SVU (she also directed the ads) and NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter. Each celeb faces the camera and finds him or herself rendered totally mute. In some cases, the actors and athletes even start to cry. “Domestic violence and sexual assault are hard subjects for everyone to talk about,” reads the copy. “Help us start the conversation.” According to Y&R, the agency behind the “Speechless” campaign, the … [Read more...] about NFL Stars and Actors Are Rendered “Speechless” By Domestic Violence In These Powerful PSAs
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While we can’t all be the CEO of our own companies, we can at the very least be the bosses of our time in some capacity or another. advertisement advertisement Based on a trick we picked up from Jack Dorsey, we challenged ourselves last week to give each day a theme to help stay on track. According to Dorsey, this habit allowed him to quickly recall and refocus on the day’s task once a distraction was out of the way, and we hoped to reap similar rewards. After a week of knowing in advance what kinds of things we would work on each day, we learned that a theme a day can help us manage our time in more ways than one. Here’s what happened: We Picked Up Where We Left Off “There is interruption all the time, but I can quickly deal with an interruption and then know that it’s Tuesday, I have product meetings, and I need to focus on product stuff,” Dorsey said of his themed days. Some of us were just as successful at structuring our time by … [Read more...] about The One Habit Change That Can Help You Stop Procrastinating
In clinics around the world, a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning is starting to supplement or replace humans in common tasks such as analyzing medical images. Already, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, “every one of the 50,000 screening mammograms we do every year is processed through our deep learning model, and that information is provided to the radiologist,” says Constance Lehman, chief of the hospital’s breast imaging division. advertisement advertisement In deep learning, a subset of a type of artificial intelligence called machine learning, computer models essentially teach themselves to make predictions from large sets of data. The raw power of the technology has improved dramatically in recent years, and it’s now used in everything from medical diagnostics to online shopping to autonomous vehicles. But deep learning tools also raise worrying questions because they solve problems in ways that humans can’t … [Read more...] about Machine learning could transform medicine. Should we let it?
I’ve been trying to avoid any more Takes on TNR, Chris Hughes‘ trap/neuter/release program for white men, but The New Yorker Dot Com (“The D.C.!™“) just published Ryan Lizza‘s TNR Take and it’s Friday so what the hell. Scroll down to “Hillary Frey told T.N.R. in late November…,” since everything before that is just a kind of laborious retelling of backstory. Choire accurately arranged 40 more TNR takes for you, but especially don’t miss his #2 pick, James Kirchick‘s deranged “The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple“, which should have been subtitled “When Gay Hitler Married Gay Satan.” advertisement advertisement Speaking of Takes, and thanks to Jessie doxxing the Tabs Take Tree yesterday, let’s check in and see what the Take Tree has for us today. “People who care about things are dumb,” said the tree.(art by … [Read more...] about Today in Tabs: The Take Tree
US President Donald Trump on Saturday hand-picked Scott Gottlieb to lead US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) – the regulatory agency that approves every food and drug products marketed in America.The appointment is still to be confirmed by the US Senate.Gottlieb, 44, served in several senior positions at the US FDA during the George W Bush administration. He was trained as a physician and is known as a conservative health policy expert with deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry.Gottlieb is also a partner at New Enterprise Associates, a large US-based venture capital firm. The firm’s investments include life-sciences companies. In addition to his service on several pharmaceutical companies’ boards, Gottlieb is a consultant for London-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.Close Gottlieb's proposed appointment as US FDA commissioner assumes significance given the Trump’s promise of reducing regulation at US FDA as one of his key priorities to make … [Read more...] about Why Scott Gottlieb, the new US FDA chief, could be good news for Indian drug makers