A psychologist explains why changing your life isn’t as hard as you think

When Sheryl Sandberg’s husband died unexpectedly two years ago, she was devastated. In her new book Option B, coauthored with organizational psychologist Adam Grant, Sandberg recounts her process of discovering resilience in the face of loss and upheaval. The story of Sandberg—Facebook’s chief operating officer, a mother of two, and the author of Lean In—might… via…

The (Re)selling of Maria Sharapova

On the longevity of Maria Sharapova, who has built a brand beyond the bounds of her tennis stardom that has made her incredibly wealthy, but still striving for more. via The (Re)selling of Maria Sharapova — Longreads

Marriage in America is going out of style—unless you’re rich

Marriage rates are declining across the developed world, but not equally in every demographic. In the US, the institution is increasingly becoming the province of the well-off and better-educated: A story that can be told through the unromantic medium of tax receipts. By 2014 the share of the US adult population that was married had… via…

Egypt is blocking voice calls made over social media apps

Egypt has disrupted voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services this week for users who use messaging apps like Apple’s FaceTime, Viber, Skype, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. The key reason is ostensibly security concerns, but there’s also a suspicion there are economic incentives for local telcos who have complained to regulators about free calls via such… via…

HuffPo goes full SJW

Hufffington Post is now HuffPost, has changed its look and format (many of the sections, like “religion”—which gave me much mirth and fodder—seem to be gone, and the rag is now explicitly devoted to giving voice to the marginalized. There’s nothing wrong with that, except that they frequently do it wrong, can’t distinguish who’s really…

US college students have stopped arguing about free speech and started suing over it

Just as the fallout over Milo Yiannopoulos is starting to ebb, the University of California-Berkeley finds itself at the center of yet another controversy over free speech and liberal campus culture. Back in February, a group of students invited the provocative, right-wing Yiannopoulos to come speak, but his appearance on the predominately liberal campus was… via…

Trump Admits He Was Unqualified to Run for President

By Neal Silvester Last Friday Trump gave the Associated Press a self-damning interview. We could focus on many points, but this was the highlight: TRUMP: “They had a quote from me that NATO’s obsolete. But they didn’t say why it was obsolete. I was on Wolf Blitzer, very fair interview, the first time I was […]…

Ivanka Trump Foreign Visit

Ivanka Trump’s first foreign trip as an official White House advisor got off to a chilly start in Germany on Monday, where she was invited by German chancellor Angela Merkel to sit on a G20 panel about women’s empowerment. Merkel, IMF chief Christine Lagarde, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands were all on the panel.… via…