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Food for Thought:
- NYT – How Taking a Gap Year Can Shape Your Life. Looking back, adults who took time off before or during college say they have no regrets.
- NR – Why Friday’s Massive Internet Outage Was So Scary – Credit JC – Hackers have turned our cheap electronic devices against us. And at this rate, it’s only going to get worse.
- QZ – This is what work-life balance looks like at a company with 100% retention of moms
- MM – 3 Important Life Skills Nobody Ever Taught You – A little PG-13 language, but some good wisdom here.
- Vulture – David S. Pumpkins, the King of Halloween You Didn’t Know You Needed
- Activate – Tech and Media Outlook 2017
- IMA – The Dangers of Dividend Obsession
- Medium – Millennials and Retail: The myth of shut-in nation – Credit SB –
- WSJ – What the AT&T Merger Can Learn From AOL-Time Warner – Steve Case, the CEO of AOL, reflects on what it takes for success in a mega-deal. Marrying content with distribution makes sense. But culture and structure matter just as much.
- WSJ – Instavest: The Startup That Wants to Uproot Hedge Funds. – Credit AB – A social media-style platform for investors is looking to democratize asset management. But can Instavest retain its top talent?
- TheAtlantic – Football Alters the Brains of Kids as Young as 8. New evidence of the danger of the sport.
- BI – Apple’s cord situation is completely out of control
- Engadget – Google’s AI created its own form of encryption. Just two neural networks passing secret notes without you.
- WSJ – For Hockey’s Wayne Gretzky, Greatness Began in an Icy Backyard. he sports legend reflects on his homemade rink in Canada and learning to sense opponents’ next moves.
- Fortune – How Steve Cohen Amassed a $1 Billion Art Collection