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Changing the game for health

Monopolizing deportation

The sole airline willing to deport high-risk immigrants is price-gouging ICE. There is only one carrier willing to take on US deportation flights and they're charging the US government nearly double the normal price, making flights as expensive as $33,500 per hour in November.

Sole airline willing to deport high-risk immigrants is price-gouging ICE

A basic lesson in supply and demand, as seen through the lens of ICE Air ops in an unredacted ICE document we obtained. ICE can only obtain the Boeing 767s required for its so-called SHRC (special high-risk charter) flights from one company in the entire country, because it's the only firm willing to

A basic lesson in supply and demand, as seen through the lens of ICE Air ops in an unredacted ICE document we obtained. ICE can only obtain the Boeing 767s required for its so-called SHRC (special high-risk charter) flights from one company in the entire country, because it's the only firm willing to take the contract for fear of negative press. But last month, those 767s were tied up with other, richer customers (i.e. the Dept. of Defense). So ICE was forced to take whatever the carrier offered—a 777 that was a couple of hundred seats bigger than what ICE needed, and double the price: $33,000/flight hr vs $17,000/flight hr. The company knows it's the only game in town and has no incentive to meet ICE halfway, according to ICE's primary charter broker, explaining why it can't put any pressure on the subcontractor to come down on its rate.

Every now and then, my faith is restored that the markets really know how to do their job. I'll use this as a lesson tonight to teach my kid the basics about supply and demand, and about how actions have consequences.

This is a super illuminating piece that shows the complexity of immigration control, public protest, and the business of deportation. Because ICE has garnered so much criticism few companies want to risk a public backlash and run the agency's charters. In fact, only one does it, which means it can charge

This is a super illuminating piece that shows the complexity of immigration control, public protest, and the business of deportation. Because ICE has garnered so much criticism few companies want to risk a public backlash and run the agency's charters. In fact, only one does it, which means it can charge whatever it wants.

Justin shows here how much this lack of competition is costing US taxpayers. It doesn't mean we should support all of ICE's activities but it does expose a dark side to an already dark law enforcement project.

The myth of work perfection

The perfect morning routine doesn’t exist. The “optimized” morning peddled by celebrities, tech gurus, and influencers isn’t realistic for everyone, the Atlantic reports. And trying to achieve one could impact your mental health.

The False Promise of Morning Routines

The exhaustive analysis we've been doing on the morning routines of famous people has gotten so out of control, we've basically been copying what tech execs are doing with biohacking.

We all have different styles, and Marina nails what we need to do at the end:

"I would be better off embracing my scattered

The exhaustive analysis we've been doing on the morning routines of famous people has gotten so out of control, we've basically been copying what tech execs are doing with biohacking.

We all have different styles, and Marina nails what we need to do at the end:

"I would be better off embracing my scattered mornings and pinpointing the bits and pieces I could simplify, rather than mimicking someone else’s morning routine, no matter how nice it looks from the outside."

A solid "morning routine" for a person is dedicated to create presence, calm, and focus so we can tackle the crazy days ahead of us. We can observe others, but we need to learn and adapt, not straight-up copy.

It's the most wonderful time of the year?

Phones aren't always our friends

The impeachment report report

The way we age now

New planet, same problems

Disrupting dementia

Science can’t fix dementia’s most heartbreaking problem. No matter how far science advances, it will never be able to tell you how to personally deal with a dementia diagnosis. ✦

Science can’t fix dementia’s most heartbreaking problem

As a science journalist, I believe there's always an answer for how to do things. That's why reporting this story was so hard: I learned there IS no guidebook for taking care of a person with dementia. It's scary and lonely and heartbreaking.

I cried while interviewing my parents for this story, and

As a science journalist, I believe there's always an answer for how to do things. That's why reporting this story was so hard: I learned there IS no guidebook for taking care of a person with dementia. It's scary and lonely and heartbreaking.

I cried while interviewing my parents for this story, and choked up talking to my friend, and a stranger. It was an eye opening experience, and I'm grateful they shared their stories.

An excellent journalistic piece that integrates the human element successfully with the stakes of the successes of scientific research (here finding cures for the many forms of dementia). Also, an excellent example of why science journalists are essential in bridging the gap between the hard reality

An excellent journalistic piece that integrates the human element successfully with the stakes of the successes of scientific research (here finding cures for the many forms of dementia). Also, an excellent example of why science journalists are essential in bridging the gap between the hard reality of patients and their families, and the surgical/cold eye of scientists and healthcare practitioners on these devastating diseases.

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Board Member: Toppled Confederate Statue Will Be Reinstalled at UNC

Board Member: Toppled Confederate Statue Will Be Reinstalled at UNC

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Contributions

  • I really don’t blame the people who knocked over the statue. I wouldn’t want to walk by a memorial commemorating men who fought to retain the right to enslave other human beings.

    An appropriate comparison would be the status of nazi memorials in Germany. There are no nazi memorials in Germany. Nazi

    I really don’t blame the people who knocked over the statue. I wouldn’t want to walk by a memorial commemorating men who fought to retain the right to enslave other human beings.

    An appropriate comparison would be the status of nazi memorials in Germany. There are no nazi memorials in Germany. Nazi memorials are illegal there. In fact, it’s illegal in Germany to display anything promoting racism based on nazi ideology.

    May we please get past this stupid controversy and put that extremely dark part of our history behind us? If you feel like someone’s trying to steal your history by disposing Confederate war memorials, get over it.

  • another indication of the sad decline of history education is the belief that slavery was THE cause of the Civil War. slavery was the moral issue that refused to accommodate a compromise. like all war there were social, economic & political issues beyond that of slavery. the myth insists that all who

    another indication of the sad decline of history education is the belief that slavery was THE cause of the Civil War. slavery was the moral issue that refused to accommodate a compromise. like all war there were social, economic & political issues beyond that of slavery. the myth insists that all who fought for the south defended slavery & all who fought for the north wanted to end it. also most people prefer to ignore the draft riots in NYC & the many votes against the 13th Amendment by northern reps before the war ended. slavery was & is evil both for owner & enslaved. while the issue of slavery was settled at the end of the war, other issues were not & continue to this day. be careful of demolishing history to suit your own version.

    while there are no memorials to Nazis the history is being remembered thru holocaust memorials, etc.

    what will you do when they decide to pull down reminders of colonialism (Sp Am war) or Vietnam. memorials are reminders of history good & ill.