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Sunday Paper - Manhattan’s Skyscrapers Are Empty, “Diary”, “Ok Boomer” is an ignorant meme

... the typical new American single-family home has become surprisingly luxurious, if not quite so swank as Manhattan’s glassy spires. Newly built houses in the U.S. are among the largest in the world, and their size-per-resident has nearly doubled in the past 50 years. And the bathrooms have multiplied. In the early ’70s, 40 percent of new single-family houses had 1.5 bathrooms or fewer; today, just 4 percent do. The mansions of the ’70s would be the typical new homes…

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Sunday Paper - Voting Machines, Smartphones and digital distraction

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News summary by Rebecca Mercuri, PhD. Ben Brooks on the nature of the advice on how to keep yourself from being distracted. …There seems to be this idea that tech itself is addicting and that many are handcuffed to tech by way of their phone. And so often the advice, like that advice above, is along the lines of eschewing tech during some part of your life. It’s bad advice, it’s avoiding the hard questions and finding a scapegoat. ……

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Sunday Paper - School Start Times, Interchangeable Lens Cameras, Open Sourced

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Mercer Me: The Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD) considers later school start times for middle and high school students given that current early start times were chosen to solve transportation issues and may cause mental health issues and stress in children. I expect that Montgomery Township and West Windsor Township may do the same. Princeton Township already has. Washington Post: We are ensuring a technological period where what's real and what's fake can't easily be determined. Is that your…

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Sunday Paper - Flawed sea level models, Politically Motivated Violence, Instagram, Gun Control, First Amendment, Private Networks and Rights, Privacy hypocrites

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The climate may be even more screwed up than we thought. There are a couple of reasons. One of the major reasons is that we are seeing ice sheets pushed to a point where processes are coming into play that we hadn’t seen before. And we’re still struggling to understand these processes. We saw this in the early 2000s with the complete disintegration of sections of the Larsen B ice shelf. Researchers knew that this region was one of the…

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