In 2019, if you’re not texting your therapist or FaceTiming your therapist, you’re probably tweeting about your therapist. The stigma around therapy hasn’t entirely dissipated, but more and more people think it’s okay to seek help. Several startups have emerged in the last few years to connect this disarmed population with mental health services. And yet, more than half of people who would like to see a therapist or psychiatrist aren’t able to, according to the National Council for Behavioral Health. The chase for greater mental-health accessibility has lead to a rise in digital therapy apps, such as Talkspace, Moodnotes, Clementine, and Maven Clinic, that let you get help from a remote therapist. But some clinicians are hesitant to lean into a purely online practice. “In fact, psychologists seem to spontaneously adopt a negative attitude toward this kind of service because, in their view, videoconferencing is likely to compromise the … [Read more...] about These mental health companies want to get you in the chair
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Reader Center Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Reader Center | Candida Auris: The Fungus Nobody Wants to Talk About Advertisement Supported by Times Insider ByMatt Richtel April 8, 2019 Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. In 30 years, I’ve never faced so tough a reporting challenge — and one so unexpected. Who wouldn’t want to talk about a fungus? Last year, I began spade work on a series of articles about drug-resistant microbes: bacteria and fungi that have developed the ability to evade common medicines that we have used for decades. Early on, I stumbled onto a compelling example. A woman in Alaska named Sari Bailey woke up one morning with green and yellow gunk coming out of her ear. Her doctor told her it was an ear infection and … [Read more...] about Candida Auris: The Fungus Nobody Wants to Talk About
This story is part of The Privacy Divide, a series that explores the fault lines and disparities—cultural, economic, philosophical—that have developed around digital privacy and its impact on society. I want to give big tech companies even more of my personal data. Yeah, I know that sounds contrarian. Because it is. Over the last two years, we’ve all been inundated with alarming stories about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, (fill in the blank) taking the most personal data about our personalities, habits, and identities and using it for some nefarious purpose. And it’s prompted plenty of outrage, lawsuits, all-caps comments, and even a bipartisan consensus for the government to enact tough new rules on data privacy. Everyone is waking up to the fact that big tech companies have been skimming personal data for years and not saying much about it. And don’t get me wrong, the tech companies deserve all the mistrust and scrutiny they’re … [Read more...] about Actually, I want to hand over even more of my personal data to big tech
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | A.I. Policy Is Tricky. From Around the World, They Came to Hash It Out. Supported by BySteve Lohr Jan. 20, 2019 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Hal Abelson, a renowned computer scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was working the classroom, coffee cup in hand, pacing back and forth. The subject was artificial intelligence, and his students last week were mainly senior policymakers from countries in the 36-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Mr. Abelson began with a brisk history of machine learning, starting in the 1950s. Next came a description of how the technology works, a hands-on project using computer-vision models and then case studies. The goal was to give the policymakers from countries like France, Japan and Sweden a sense of the technology’s … [Read more...] about A.I. Policy Is Tricky. From Around the World, They Came to Hash It Out.
Unusually for a man who believed in cutting costs wherever possible, Herb Kelleher, the boss of Southwest Airlines, the United States' most successful carrier, liked being flexible with trade unions. In 1994, during discussions over an unprecedented 10-year agreement that would freeze pilots' wages for five years in return for stock options in the airline, he promised Gary Kerans, president of the pilots' association, that if the contract went through, he would freeze his own salary and bonus for five years as well. Chairman and pilots should get the same treatment. The deal was done. Kelleher died Jan. 3 at age 87 in Dallas. Born in New Jersey, he studied English and philosophy at Wesleyan University and then law at New York University. It was his wife, Joan, whom he met on a blind date, who persuaded him to start a law firm in Texas. Southwest Airlines was born, not on the back of a cocktail napkin, as he later liked to boast, but when one of his legal clients, Rollin King, owner of … [Read more...] about Southwest’s ‘high priest of ha ha’ influenced air travel around the world