Summary of “Those who leave home, and those who stay”

Putting those sentences next to each other implies there is something wrong with people who don’t leave home.
There’s nothing wrong with people who want to stay close to their family and friends – people who “Really value kinship and close ties,” as Cromartie put it.
The responses showed very little demographic difference between people who left and people who stayed – even along partisan lines.
It paints the picture of people who are so insular that they won’t leave their hometown, even when economic conditions are subpar.
He told me, “There is a value judgment often made with people who don’t leave their hometown – that there’s something wrong with that decision. Sometimes people don’t have opportunity to leave.”
It shows people in their late teens and early 20s are the most likely to migrate – and they generally leave their smaller towns and suburbs to live in the urban core, whether for school or work.
The people who go back home One way to think about leaving home is that it puts you in a position to accrue more economic and intellectual resources.
So the primary way non-urban towns benefit from those resources is when people come back home.

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Summary of “Rachel Maddow: The Rolling Stone Interview”

Because tumors can be deadly if you don’t get rid of them, which is not unlike how some people see the state of our country right now.
Do you ever find it frustrating that Trump’s supporters just don’t seem to care about any of these scandals?I don’t think much about how the news is received, or whether or not it is moving people.
The news is the news, whether or not people are feeling it.
There needs to be a remunerative vocation, which is called reporter, which is called editor, which is called publisher…. We need to do what we can to make sure that we defend people that are attacked for doing that work, and [also] that there are journalism jobs that pay above minimum wage so we get good people doing this work.
A lot of people criticized the way you reported on Trump’s tax return.
What people latched onto was that it was promoted on Twitter in a way that led people to believe it was going to be a bigger deal than it was.
You see people grasp a story that you’ve broken or a point that you have been able to introduce into the dialogue around something.
I’m constantly battling in order to achieve something that I’m not embarrassed by, which people think is self-deprecating, but it’s fucking motivating.

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Summary of “Apple’s Tim Cook on Donald Trump, the HomePod, and the Legacy of Steve Jobs”

You should have the courage to walk away and be honest with yourself when you do something wrong, that you shouldn’t be so married to your position and your pride that you can’t say, “I’m changing directions.” These kind of things, these guardrails, should be the basis for Apple a century from now.
Do you think people will pay $349? If you remember when the iPod was introduced, a lot of people said, “Why would anybody pay $399 for an MP3 player?” And when iPhone was announced, it was, “Is anybody gonna pay”-whatever it was at that time-“For an iPhone?” The iPad went through the same thing.
You’ll see things happening in enterprises where AR is ¬≠fundamental to what they’re doing.
You’re going to see some consumer things that are unbelievably cool.
The Mac is the development platform for iOS. The other thing that has changed is that the most ¬≠forward-thinking chief information officers and chief executives are saying, “The top thing is, let’s have happy and productive employees.” When you care about people’s happiness and productivity, you give them what brings out the best in them and their creativity.
We’re working with them on things that have American innovation in them and create a good number of jobs.
The second thing we did was say, “You know, we could prepare a curriculum instead of asking educators to come up with their own.” We provided one for elementary schools because we think coding should be a required language just like English is.
It’s about thinking through for the Apple user what thing will improve their lives.

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Summary of “From rust belt to mill towns: a tale of two voter revolts”

In the parts of Yorkshire where I travelled, I learned that it is perfectly commonplace for people to call themselves socialists, to argue for the nationalisation of the rail network, and to expect government to pay for people’s healthcare.
We have all heard by now the loud criticism of Corbyn, but I also listened to people who were still pissed off about the preceding Labour party regime – the Clintonesque “Third Way” crowd – for its role in the Iraq war, the bank bailouts, and accepting the terms of Thatcherism.
An incumbent MP from the area, the Labour party’s Louise Haigh, won my vote with the contest’s very first question, when she was asked to describe herself in three words and chose “Red-haired socialist”.
Even though Booker called the Labour party “The best thing that ever happened to the working men of this country”, he now feels that Labour has turned its back on its own voters.
A few years ago a Channel 4 TV show titled Skint was filmed here, giving affluent viewers an exciting peep into the lives of the town’s sex workers, petty criminals and unemployed people.
At another house, a newer one, another voter also objected to Corbyn, this time after protesting that her ancestors had a hand in building the Labour party.
At a third, another former Labour voter, said the party “Shouldn’t have let the bankers carry on like they did”.
People will look out over those mine-scarred Yorkshire hills, those first world war monuments, those rows of crumbling terraced homes, and realise that the distant people who rule them simply do not give a damn.

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Summary of “9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive”

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits.
Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance.
Getting control of your bad habits is critical, and not just for productivity’s sake.
Some bad habits cause more trouble than others, and the nine that follow are the worst offenders.
Research shows that people in a flow state are five times more productive than they otherwise would be.
How can you ever produce something great if you don’t get started and give your ideas time to evolve? Author Jodi Picoult summarized the importance of avoiding perfectionism perfectly: “You can edit a bad page, but you can’t edit a blank page.”
Research conducted at Stanford University confirms that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time.
The researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information, or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time.

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Summary of “How to Train Your Brain to Get What You Want in 60 Days”

Contrary to theory, which cannot get you very far in the end, people who have actually been “there” provide practical steps on what you need to do.
Why You Need To Know What You Want”This is a fundamental irony of most people’s lives.
Conversely, people who know what they want in life see the world differently.
Some notice people wearing band shirts, while others notice anything fitness related.
It’s what happens when you let other people dictate your direction and speed in life.
Before each article I wrote, I pray that the work I produce will be beyond my own capability; and I visualize my work reaching the people who need it.
Again, the advice you take and the people you emulate matters.
ConclusionWhen you know what you want, you notice opportunities most people aren’t aware of.

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Summary of “The School of Life: An Interview With Alain de Botton”

The philosopher and author Alain de Botton has dedicated his life to seeking answers-for himself and others-to one of life’s chief questions: How do we live a good life? His prolific body of work has helped bring accessible philosophy to millions of people through bestselling books like The Consolations of Philosophy.
Alain thoughtfully explains to us the role and value of philosophy in everyday life, what philosophy can learn from pop music, why we should study Augustine in parallel with the Stoics and much more.
You’ve been a huge advocate about the value of philosophy to help us lead better lives, both with your own books like The Consolations of Philosophy, documentary series, as well as the The School of Life.
Why do you think that is? How did philosophy go from its more practical roots to whatever it seems to be today?
Philosophy is committed to self-knowledge – and its central precept – articulated by the earliest, greatest philosopher, Socrates – is just two words long: Know yourself.
In the future when the value of philosophy is a little clearer, we can expect to meet more philosophers in daily life.
Is there anything you’ve found with the many people you and the team at The School of Life have reached that seems to be the best introduction to philosophy for beginners?
At The School of Life., we’re very concerned with ways to make philosophy more seductive and appealing to a mass audience.

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Summary of “How to fall to your death and live to tell the tale”

Advances in technology improve our understanding of how and why people fall, offer possibilities to mitigate the severity of falls, and improve medicine’s ability to treat those who have hurt themselves falling.
Scientists are now encouraging people to learn how to fall to minimise injury – to view falling not so much as an unexpected hazard to be avoided as an inevitability to be prepared for.
The first modern medical paper on a fall was Philip Turner’s ‘A fall from a cliff 320 feet high without fatal injuries’, published in the Guy’s Hospital Gazette in 1919.
Fall injuries are the leading cause of death by injury in people over 60, says Horak.
How you prepare for the possibility of falling, what you do when falling, what you hit after falling – all determine whether and how severely you are hurt.
“Over one-half of older adults who fall are unable to rise independently, and are at risk for a ‘long lie’ after a fall, especially if they live alone, which can greatly increase the clinical consequences of the falls,” says Stephen Robinovitch.
Given the tremendous cost of falls to individuals and society, and the increasing knowledge of how and why falls occur, what can you do to prevent them? And can you do anything to lessen harm in the split second after you start to fall?
“You want to reach back for the floor with your hands,” says Chuck Coyle, fight director at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, describing how he tells actors to fall on stage.

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Summary of “Paying a Price for 8 Days of Flying in America”

Day 1: The Caste System American Airlines Flight 85, New York to San Francisco, 7:55 p.m.I can’t sleep on crowded late-night planes, so I pick a flight that leaves at a reasonable hour and duly present myself at Kennedy International Airport at 6 p.m. Right away, the passengers are funneled into two groups, one that will have a good experience and one that will not.
As the flight attendants dole out our sole free snack on this flight of six and a half hours – a lone Lotus Biscoff – the aroma of something delicious that may or may not be lasagna wafts in from the front.
Day 2: Boarding Nightmare Delta Flight 1106, San Francisco to Salt Lake City, 10:34 a.m. Delta Flight 2926, Salt Lake City to Denver, 3:20 p.m.Half of America is furious at the other half, unable to agree on even previously uncontroversial topics like the weather.
“On some flights, you have so many elite travelers that by the time they all board, there’s no one left,” Seth Kaplan, managing partner of the online publication Airline Weekly, said in an interview.
The narrative involves a delayed flight; the purchase of a ticket on an alternative flight; the realization that the new flight is leaving in the morning instead of the evening; the certainty that his booking error is not his fault; and the purchase of a completely new ticket on the original flight.
Day 6: Bags on the Run American Flight 1886, Des Moines to Phoenix, 2:40 p.m.I wake up in the clothes I was wearing yesterday, since my flight landed after 11 p.m. and my bag got left behind in Minneapolis.
The rate of mishandled bags worldwide was 5.73 per thousand in 2016, the lowest ever recorded, according to the technology company SITA.Day 7: The Great Unraveling United Airlines Flight 5435, Phoenix to Los Angeles, 10:50 a.m.I’m down to my outfit of last resort, the one my children made me promise never to wear in public: an adult onesie I bought more than two years ago at the Sochi Olympics.
On long-haul flights, business-class passengers generate at least five times as much profit as economy passengers, Mr. Harteveldt, the industry analyst, said.

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Summary of “Studies find high achievers underestimate their talents, while underachievers overestimate theirs”

The saga caught the eye of the psychologist David Dunning at Cornell University, who enlisted his graduate student, Justin Kruger, to see what was going on.
In one study, they asked undergraduate students a series of questions about grammar, logic and jokes, and then asked each student to estimate his or her score overall, as well as their relative rank compared to the other students.
Interestingly, students who scored the lowest in these cognitive tasks always overestimated how well they did-by a lot.
Students who scored in the bottom quartile estimated that they had performed better than two-thirds of the other students!
In a semester-long study of college students, good students could better predict their performance on future exams given feedback about their scores and relative percentile.
As much as D- and F-grade students overestimate their abilities, A-grade students underestimate theirs.
In their classic study, Dunning and Kruger found that high-performing students, whose cognitive scores were in the top quartile, underestimated their relative competence.
These students presumed that if these cognitive tasks were easy for them, then they must be just as easy or even easier for everyone else.

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