WaPo – New careers, big trips, caring for family – Life changes can be easier when you’re single

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/01/11/new-careers-big-trips-caring-family-life-changes-can-be-easier-when-youre-single/?utm_term=.d10ebc09538f often, in movies, TV shows, novels and popular songs, single people are tirelessly seeking coupledom rather than living their single lives to the fullest however, a large role of freedom in the lives of people who are single  great adventures and their passion projects, turning their backs on secure, well-paying jobs to pursue work … Continue reading WaPo – New careers, big trips, caring for family – Life changes can be easier when you’re single

WSJ – When It Comes to Retirement, I’m with Cicero

https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-it-comes-to-retirement-im-with-cicero-11547249534?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=3 didn't only want to figure out what I should do after I left my job; I wanted to know who I would be. work by Marcus Tullius Cicero, the famed Roman orator and statesman … "Cato Maior de Senectute." (in English has the catchier title, "How to Grow Old." … http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Cicero/Cato_Maior_de_Senectute/text*.html) wrote the advice in … Continue reading WSJ – When It Comes to Retirement, I’m with Cicero

WSJ – Humans are Winning the Battle with Robots

https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-the-race-between-humans-and-robots-humans-are-often-winning-1541092652  robots may speed production, but the machines require a substantial investment that risks being wasted if the economy slumps "We see in U.S. manufacturing a race between technology and human capital," Stanford University economist Nicholas Bloom said car maker Tesla Inc. are racing to automate almost every process on the factory floor  many executives are reluctant to sink investments in … Continue reading WSJ – Humans are Winning the Battle with Robots

WSJ – The Country’s R&D Agenda Could Use a Shake-Up

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-countrys-r-d-agenda-could-use-a-shake-up-scientists-say-11545483780?emailToken=3b602f0a642f5420b507779330c6bbd3QPof7GYfmnUQXlKFXSyahL5Z4yow4fRre6+h5TCvJzQ/AX9CTQB8uuolFWNtLmObiud6BC+MpuBSbtQyi80aCAmqJGrZjfFTqtxzDPOi1I1maQbOEPIg/CEPLSx7Mk/L&reflink=article_gmail_share U.S. federal research is split among dozens of agencies and departments, a hodgepodge that scientists say has some advantages because it promotes competition The U.S. is spending roughly $1 billion to $2 billion annually, much of it federal funds, to build the first "exascale" supercomputer—capable of a quintillion calculations a second, which is at … Continue reading WSJ – The Country’s R&D Agenda Could Use a Shake-Up

WSJ – American Tech Firms are Winning the R&D Spending Race with China

https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-tech-firms-are-winning-the-r-d-spending-race-with-china-1540873318?emailToken=733a85d5bba8a4beabc062c97f85ad52dH/gYnhWDZGoik+flfNPYpw93WYplWJhcU97Wky9298kMSa7wG/LhAWroeRyKH+x6KQieb4rKJURvmVuCEmdcSfKnh5Nj4XRvPidlv59HVGMFDJp8r7GIijYaUwL+i9G&reflink=article_gmail_share American companies maintain a major advantage over their Chinese rivals in a critical area: spending on research and development  invested more than $5 in R&D for every $1 spent by Chinese companies - report from PricewaterhouseCoopers Chinese Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba each spent less than at least 44 other companies reflects an approach toward innovation by … Continue reading WSJ – American Tech Firms are Winning the R&D Spending Race with China

WaPo – Purchasing a Portable Power Generator

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/thinking-about-purchasing-a-portable-power-generator-heres-what-you-need-to-know/2018/12/17/a5d78ddc-fa42-11e8-8d64-4e79db33382f_story.html?utm_term=.65f4acb3cdbc I've definitely found the several generators I've owned over the years really handy. Sump pump to keep basement from flooding and furnace to keep house warm not to mention a few lights running and frig's going. Not enough to power for AC or baking bread in oven Don't wait until the lights go out … Continue reading WaPo – Purchasing a Portable Power Generator

WSJ – How Estimates of the Gig Economy Went Wrong

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-estimates-of-the-gig-economy-went-wrong-11546857000?emailToken=f1a8b062fa5921ad6cfd1becef5fb7a9VwgwoVr8PlPRm2UKaK1il6T+1f/yU+5pbU1/47rytjadFx02RUZjC4X4YIIMNSEdhAL84fk8MfcgvLjd/J8y7h1DEcqwt9x2fRIiAoP63Wo%3D&reflink=article_gmail_share Alan Krueger of Princeton University and Lawrence Katz of Harvard sifted through new evidence to explain how a 2015 survey, overestimated how people cobbling together a living from odd jobs, especially via apps like Uber, would upend traditional work arrangements Earlier this decade, researchers said the gig economy was taking over the way people … Continue reading WSJ – How Estimates of the Gig Economy Went Wrong