Mental illness is our most pressing health problem – [FT.com] | Things I grab, motley collection
Depression and anxiety cause more misery than physical illness, poverty or unemployment. They also impose huge economic costs. Yet they are amenable to effective and relatively cheap treatments. In the UK, however, fewer than a third of adult suff…
The Invisible Economy [theatlantic.com] | Things I grab, motley collection
Our techniques for measuring economic performance are obsolete. So we reach improper conclusions about the state of the economy.
The economic recovery is probably more robust than we realize. It is possible that the standard of living for many me…
Paintballing The Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad [npr.org] | Things I grab, motley collection
Several years ago, things didnt go well for Peter Brooks when his former employer bused his division to a suburban Washington, D.C., field. They were divided into teams for a round of paintball.
“We were issued safety goggles and paintball guns, …
Uber hit with class-action lawsuit (sharing economy is getting real) [bostonglobe.com] | Things I grab, motley collection
Adding to the growing list of challenges facing Uber Technologies Inc. , a well-known Boston labor lawyer is suing the upstart car service claiming that it is exploiting drivers.
The suit filed Thursday in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston …
Tricks to Appear Smart During Meetings [medium.com/comedy-corner] | Things I grab, motley collection
Like everyone, appearing smart during meetings is my top priority. Sometimes this can be difficult if you start daydreaming about your next vacation, your next nap, or bacon. When this happens, it’s good to have some fallback tricks to fall back o…
Google CEO Larry Page Says Future Workforce Is Part Time [Recode.net] | Things I grab, motley collection
What happens as machines and artificial intelligence push humans out of the workforce? It’s one of the more important problems of our time — theoretical as it may seem in some sectors today — as technology makes industry after industry more effici…
Google emails users, telling them to kiss Orkut goodbye | Things I grab, motley collection
Won’t miss it.
Originally posted on PandoDaily:
Orkut, Google’s first attempt at a social network, is closing in a few months. In an email sent out last night, Google warned Orkut’s users that their accounts would close on Septembe…