AUTHOR AND 2020 MACARTHUR FELLOW
I didn’t try to publish anything until I was 30 when I basically had a midlife crisis. I was in a city I didn’t like, had not reached various milestones I wanted to reach and was in student loan debt up to my eyeballs. I actually liked my job [as a career counselor for at-risk populations]. But I’d always written as a hobby, [and] I decided to see if I could make money doing it. I would make sure I wrote one page, or even just 250 words, every day. Counseling is one of those emotionally draining fields where sometimes something terrible would happen at work. I would allow myself not to produce that day. Instead, I would write something completely irrelevant, like fan fiction or essays.
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PDOGG (KANG HYO-WON)
“WE COMMUNICATE A LOT.”
The Parent Trap
Stranded by the pandemic, working parents are receiving little help from their employers. It’s time for corporate America to find its voice.
“I BASICALLY HAD A MIDLIFE CRISIS.”
“I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE IF A BARISTA IS MAKING COFFEE, I SHOULD BE DOING SOMETHING.”
Secrets Of The Most Productive People – Brandy Zadrozny, Reporter, NBC News
“I can report from my backyard with my feet in a baby swimming pool.”
Secrets Of The Most Productive People – Gina McCarthy
President and Ceo, National Resources Defense Council
Secrets Of The Most Productive People – Florian Krammer
“Science is not a job. It’s somewhere between a hobby and a passion.”
Secrets Of The Most Productive People – Bubba Wallace – Nascar Driver
“The more stressed out I am, the better we do on the racetrack .”
Secrets Of The Most Productive People – Jacqueline Guichelaar
“Every individual on the team is important, regardless of what time zone they’re in.”
Daniel Dae Kim – Actor and Producer
“I’ve spent about two and a half months in quarantine .”
GOOGLE FIRES AI MANAGER WHO PROTESTED HER PEER'S DEPARTURE
Google has fired a leader of its artificial intelligence ethics team in the fallout from the recent departure of another former employee involved in the same field.
What Robinhood and Apple Have in Common
There’s a curious thread connecting Robinhood, Facebook, Twitter, and Apple this year: The technology companies are starting to take active responsibility for what happens on their platforms.
TWITTER POSTS STRONG Q4 RESULTS AS USER BASE, REVENUE JUMPS
Twitter posted solid results for the last three months of 2020, capping what CEO Jack Dorsey called “an extraordinary year” for the platform. New users signed on in large numbers to follow the world’s events in real time despite the challenges of election misinformation and intensifying calls to ban now former President Donald Trump.
Adam Banks DEC 1968 — NOV 2020
It is with great sadness that we say farewell to longtime Mac|Life writer Adam Banks, who tragically passed away in November last year. What he didn’t know about Apple wasn’t worth talking about. He was in charge of our monthly Random Access Memory and we know, from the many emails we get, that it was a favorite page in the magazine. Fellow Mac|Life scribe and good friend Craig Grannell pays tribute to the man who will be sorely missed
FLORIDA LAWMAKERS CHALLENGE SILICON VALLEY OVER ‘CENSORSHIP'
Florida lawmakers, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, intensified their battle with Facebook, Twitter and Silicon Valley when they announced new proposals this week aimed at reigning in platforms they accuse of squelching the free speech of conservatives.
UN CHIEF CALLS FOR REGULATING SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES
The United Nations chief called for global rules to regulate powerful social media companies like Twitter and Facebook.
Extremely Online: Scott Galloway
The Capitalist Case for Overhauling Twitter We know it’s terrible for society. But it’s also a terribly run company.
PRO PHOTO: UNLEASH THE POTENTIAL OF THE IPHONE 12 CAMERA SYSTEM
Apple made a serious leap forward with the iPhone in 2020 introducing a raft of new features like a stunning new design, 5G connectivity, MagSafe charging, and super-spec cameras.
Every year near the holiday season, Adobe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, holds its Native American Nacimientos exhibition.
Social Media Hits Mute After the Capitol Riot
Facebook and Twitter can block the president, but his supporters will move on