Associated Press – October  20, 2017

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

If so, there is only  one deduction,

We’re sowing the seeds of our own destruction.


Business Insider – Novembe 7, 2017

Snap Inc’s stock plunged in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the company reported a disastrous third-quarter report that revealed widespread weakness throughout the business just nine months after its splashy debut on the public markets.

Disappearing IMAGES is the appeal of SNAP,

NOT disappearing MARKET CAP.


The Wall Street Journal – November 8, 2017

Tired of 30-minute slogs, some companies are devising strict guidelines to speed up office discussions.

 “Get to the point”. Ban the “bleating.”

What you get: the “Twitterization” of meetings.


The Wall Street Journal – November 7, 2017

After  55 years, 60,000 words and at least $25 million in research grants, the Dictionary of American Regional English has rung the knell, sugared off, finished out the row. (Grants and gifts have dried up)

Linguistically: a smash.

Financially: a crash.


The Wall Street Journal –  November 6, 2017

…Many street performers are turning to digital payment services for tips as fewer people walk around with cash.

“Passing the hat” is passé,

Apps let you tip in a digital way.