Summary of “The 34 People and Things That Will Define the 2018-19 NBA Season”

We heard you like rankings, so to kick off The Ringer’s 2018-19 NBA Preview, we’re devoting the week to evaluating the players, the story lines, and the odds and ends that promise to make the upcoming season one to remember.
The two consensus top-10 recruits took peculiar routes to the NBA draft - Robinson eschewed his commitment to Western Kentucky to dedicate the season to draft preparation; Simons, a 2018 recruit, eschewed college basketball altogether.
For all of the accelerated aging Smith forced upon James during their three-plus seasons together, their working relationship helped the Cavs to four Finals in a row and the game’s most infamous marksman to squeeze out some good basketball - and land one last big payday - as he crept into his 30s. What will happen now, with Smith entering his age-33 season without James by his side? Judging by the glimpses we’ve gotten of his offseason improvements, it will be captivating no matter what.
Smith followed up a dreadful 2016-17 season with an equally brutal 2018 postseason; if the downward trend continues, and one of the young wings in the Cavs’ stockpile takes a step forward, our access to Smith and the life he injects into the game may be limited.
Porzingis’s games played have trended downward since his rookie season and could hit a career low this season depending on when he returns from February’s torn ACL in his left knee.
Dwyane Wade’s Retirement Tour Chau: Just over 12 years ago, in the 2006 NBA Finals, Dwyane Wade seemingly solidified his standing as a top-five shooting guard of all time - in only his third season.
It’s not hyperbole to suggest that the shoulder issue that derailed the first NBA season of the no.
For all the possibility that Simmons’s first NBA season elicited, the Celtics’ success in exposing his limitations was a cold, hard reminder of how far the 22-year-old still has to go.

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Summary of “A Silicon Valley stylist on why tech moguls dress like college kids”

Thousands of aspiring tech entrepreneurs mimic this look, often worn by tech icons like Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Evan Spiegel, in the hopes that they will eventually earn similar cachet.
These days, she dresses employees at Facebook, Uber, Google, and Apple, as well as venture capitalists and investment bankers; she also dresses newly minted tech guys looking to “Go from boys to men,” as she describes it.
No matter the geography the battle is usually similar: convincing clients to abandon geeky Casio watches, ratty Converse sneakers, and juvenile tees from college in exchange for clean menswear from brands like John Varvatos, James Perse, Zegna, Brunello Cucinelli, AllSaints, and Y3. Many of her clients have zero fashion sensibility, she says, and need plenty of hand-holding during personal shopping sessions, while others turn to her to enhance their closets as they prepare for career upgrades.
In the past, I’ve worked with Hollywood creatives, research scientists, bankers, and lawyers, but over the last few years, the number of clients who are working in Silicon Valley has exploded.
Chavie Lieber Do you abide by the minimalist aesthetic that Silicon Valley is mocked for?
Chavie Lieber So what is it about Silicon Valley and tech culture that promotes this type of appearance?
Chavie Lieber Are you ever wary about creating tech drones who all look and dress the same?
Chavie Lieber What are some trends you’re seeing floating around Silicon Valley now?

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Summary of “Men, Please Brush Your Teeth”

Men who will nag their partners to brush their teeth, but who won’t do the same for themselves.
American women are more likely to get preventative dental care than men, and according to a different study from the Journal of Periodontology said men were less likely to brush regularly and do things like schedule regular dental checkups.
Men are also more likely to lose teeth as they age, and develop oral and throat cancer, and gum disease.
“I may spend all day following orders at work, and wrangling a toddler, and studying for classes, and I don’t really have a choice in any of that, but when it comes to whether or not I am going to brush my teeth this morning I am completely in control.”
“I’ve encouraged him to brush, I’ve bought him toothbrushes and have invited him to brush his teeth with me. I’ve even prompted him by suggesting we brush our teeth after heavy garlicky dinners before kisses, and no dice,” wrote one woman.
Which all points to one piece of the puzzle of why men don’t brush their teeth: because they can.
Maybe the important part of these studies isn’t that men are less likely to brush and visit the dentist, but that women are more likely to.
McKenna, a 23-year-old woman from Atlanta, says she dumped her boyfriend after six months largely because he wouldn’t brush his teeth.

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Summary of “Valentino Dixon, whose golf illustrations sustained him while in prison, has his murder conviction vacated after 27 years in jail”

The Erie County District Court in Buffalo, N.Y., has vacated the murder conviction of Valentino Dixon, 48, who was serving a 39-years-to-life sentence-the bulk of it in the infamous Attica Correctional Facility-for the 1991 killing of Torriano Jackson.
Before we dive into what really happened, a quick refresher on why golfers might care extra about Valentino Dixon.
Although Dixon has never hit a ball or even stepped foot on a course, the game hooked him when a golfing warden brought in a photograph of Augusta National’s 12th hole for the inmate to render as a favor.
The case is complicated, but on the surface it involves shoddy police work, zero physical evidence linking Dixon, conflicting testimony of unreliable witnesses, the videotaped confession to the crime by another man, a public defender who didn’t call a witness at trial, and perjury charges against those who said Dixon didn’t do it.
The new man, John Flynn, has been in the job a year, and it’s basically due to his blessing that Dixon was released.
Just before Dixon walked out of the courthouse, LaMarr Scott walked in and officially plead guilty to Jackson’s murder.
Where’s Dixon heading after the courthouse? “I’m going to Red Lobster to celebrate with my family and my support team, then we’re going to go a park,” he said.
With his mind and body in tact, Dixon hopefully has some good years ahead. Maybe he’ll even take up golf.

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Summary of “Juicing, workouts and monetised self-obsession”

At the time of this late-night incident, Bogart was shooting a picture called Casablanca, and though we’ll probably never know his workout schedule for the movie, I guess we can say for sure that he could bench-press at least a quarter of John Barrymore.
Once the inspiration for Entourage – indeed, that comfortingly silly series and his Calvin Klein adverts are Mark’s sole serious contributions to the culture of the past three decades – our hero now exists in a permanent state of physical readiness for creative challenges unspecified.
The bit where you pretend to be someone else as part of an artistic project is really such a small percentage of the life that it occupies far less of the schedule than juicing.
Please never refer to any form of exercise or any exclusionary method of eating as “a philosophy”.
In the name of entertainment, please never speak about eating steamed fish and vegetables for dinner and drinking three litres of water each day.
Unless, of course, it is as brilliantly ridiculous as Mark Wahlberg’s.
I mean, honestly even when you think of all the ghastly things the Hollywood studios have hushed up down the years, Mark’s day-in-the life could hold its own with 90% of them.
More please, Mark, whenever you next get a spare 15 minutes.

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Summary of “Instead of Lecturing Your Kids, Write Them Notes”

I wrote a whole book about the importance of understanding kids’ perspective in order to solve discipline problems.
I learned this when I nearly tripped over my daughter’s backpack in our front hall, for what seemed like the hundredth time.
I’d told her so many times to hang up the backpack as soon as she walked in the door! We even bought a dedicated cabinet to serve as the backpack station, and installed hooks for each child’s bag.
I wrote: “Dear Ava, I don’t like lying down on the floor. Please hang me up. Love, Your Backpack.” I left it on the backpack and put away my own belongings.
Nearly an hour later, Ava burst into the kitchen holding the note in one hand and her backpack in the other.
“Mommy, look what I found! It’s so silly. Backpacks can’t write.”
Following her, I saw that she’d hung up the backpack on the designated hook, without complaint.
Creativity to come up with a way to discipline through notes or a few carefully chosen words.

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Summary of “Can money develop a neighborhood?”

Can you build a neighborhood out of money? It’s a defining question in America’s fastest-growing cities.
We confront the lasting effects, both good and bad, of a massive sports complex on one of a city’s most diverse neighborhoods.
What all six cities have in common is a distinctly American problem: how we, the people, reconcile our desire for economic growth with neighborhoods that are equitable for all their constituents.
Now the city is asking: What will it take for Mid-Market to become the vibrant, food-filled neighborhood the city hoped for?
Mid-Market needs to find its heart in order to become a real neighborhood Curbed SF In San Francisco, a tech boom does not a restaurant boom make Eater SF LOS ANGELES A brand-new stadium-along with a performing arts venue, a conference center, and over 700,000 square feet of commercial and residential space-is slated to open in Inglewood in 2020.
How LA’s NFL stadium will seal the fate of Inglewood restaurants Eater LA Inglewood home values are soaring-blame the NFL stadium Curbed LA ATLANTA Atlanta’s erstwhile City Hall East has been reborn as Ponce City Market, a mixed-use complex featuring a food hall, cocktail bars, and office space-a shiny new hub in the longstanding Old Fourth Ward district that is now host to businesses like MailChimp and Google.
Hudson Yards wants to become NYC’s next great neighborhood Curbed NY The case against Hudson Yards dining Eater NY DETROIT A seemingly constant parade of boosters has invited developers and entrepreneurs to remake Detroit’s New Center district.
While restaurant owners acknowledge the area’s advantages-a newly completed rail system, proximity to one of the city’s fastest-growing residential neighborhoods-there have been some notable closures that make opening a restaurant in the area seem like a risky move.

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Summary of “‘For me, this is paradise’: life in the Spanish city that banned cars”

With all but the most essential traffic banished, there are no revving engines or honking horns, no metallic snarl of motorbikes or the roar of people trying make themselves heard above the din – none of the usual soundtrack of a Spanish city.
“Before I became mayor 14,000 cars passed along this street every day. More cars passed through the city in a day than there are people living here.”
Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores has been mayor of the Galician city since 1999.
As cities around the world close central streets to cars to mark World Car-Free Day, Guardian Cities is looking at the joys and trials of urban walking.
Laura Laker casts a critical eye on the performance of Vision Zero, the global city scheme to eliminate traffic deaths.
Correspondent Stephen Burgen samples the newfound silence in the Spanish car-free city of Pontevedra, and Matthew Keegan discovers what prompted Hong Kong to reopen a popular pedestrian street to vehicles.
“There were a lot of drugs, it was full of cars – it was a marginal zone. It was a city in decline, polluted, and there were a lot of traffic accidents. It was stagnant. Most people who had a chance to leave did so. At first we thought of improving traffic conditions but couldn’t come up with a workable plan. Instead we decided to take back the public space for the residents and to do this we decided to get rid of cars.”
They stopped cars crossing the city and got rid of street parking, as people looking for a place to park is what causes the most congestion.

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Summary of “Future Founders, Here’s How to Spot and Build in Nonobvious Markets”

The story of how she founded and built Minted hasn’t been rewritten as much since its start in 2007, and so it offers a more unvarnished look at forays into nonobvious markets.
For Gil, Minted’s founding story holds an important lesson for aspiring founders and investors alike: nonobvious markets can lead to hypergrowth, but they’re hard to spot in the moment.
Founders who are about to make the leap are more concerned with finding the markets that can sustain and enable high-growth companies than best practices for finding and retaining independent board members.
“In these cases, founders set out to build something better and have been incredibly successful at that, even though entering a market with well-established players wasn’t a play others would have made. But it all stemmed from spotting that problem.”
HUNTING GROUNDS FOR NONOBVIOUS MARKETSTo help potential founders, employees and angel investors find and mine nonobvious markets, Gil has bucketed the best types to go after, defining three archetypes: new technology, looks crowded but isn’t, and seemingly niche.
A classic nonobvious market involves technology that is so new or early that it’s unclear how it will develop, causing many to write it off as a shiny toy that’s going nowhere fast.
ONE CAVEAT: FALSE STARTS AND BOOMERANGSAside from missing the different kinds of nonobvious markets out there, founders and investors also struggle to pinpoint the right time that enables an unusual idea to take off.
While it’s hard to pre-identify white spaces, he has a few hunches when looking ahead to speculate on what tomorrow’s nonobvious markets will be.

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Summary of “School Days Start and End Too Early”

Buses were a way of getting kids to school amid new, pedestrian-unfriendly sprawl, but also of assuaging fears that walking to school alone was dangerous.
Which connects to the third common category of opposition to changing the school day: concerns about funding a longer day.
“More than half of states are funding their school systems at a lower level than they were in 2008.”.
As she outlined in a 2016 report, there are a few ways that schools could apply for federal funding to extend the school day under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.
At any rate, many parents already are paying for the fact that the school day ends before the workday, in the form of childcare or extracurriculars.
“We’re effectively asking parents right now to subsidize the school day,” Brown said.
Keep school days the usual length, and working parents are in a jam.
Make school days longer, and both students and teachers might dread the added time.

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