“Calling your company Bodega is just inviting criticism. (At least have the decency to remove…

“Calling your company Bodega is just inviting criticism. (At least have the decency to remove a couple vowels like a real start-up!) It’s also revealing, in the way it shows off Silicon Valley’s worst tendencies to attack existing businesses with a glibness that belies the actual harm its cash-flush dreams of disruption can do to real humans.”

Silicon Valley, Please Stay Away From My Bodega

“Getting stores back up and running after natural disasters has become something of an art…

“Getting stores back up and running after natural disasters has become something of an art form for large companies, and nearly every major restaurant and retail chain has developed a way to contend with this brand of weather-related chaos. ‘We have an operations response team, and this is all that they do,’ says a Cracker Barrel spokeswoman. ‘The team deals with natural disasters.’”

Corporate “jump teams” spring to action during hurricanes, wading into chaos to reopen stores

“Pornhub, the largest pornography site on the internet, said its US traffic ‘plummeted to some of the…”

“Pornhub, the largest pornography site on the internet, said its US traffic ‘plummeted to some of the lowest levels we’ve seen in years.’ From 1-2pm ET on Monday, when the eclipse was near or at its peak in many parts of the country, traffic was down 54% from an average day in the US state of Wyoming, for example, where Pornhub saw the steepest declines. There were also sharp drops in traffic in Nebraska (-42%), Idaho (-40%), and Oregon (-39%) during that time.”

The eclipse was so impressive, Americans stopped watching Netflix and porn

“I barely recognized myself. I had turned into a trophy wife — and I sucked at it. I wasn’t…”

“I barely recognized myself. I had turned into a trophy wife — and I sucked at it. I wasn’t detail-oriented enough to maintain a perfect house or be a perfect hostess. I could no longer hide my boredom when the men talked and the women smiled and listened. I wasn’t interested in Botox or makeup or reducing the appearance of the scars from my C-sections. And no matter how many highlights I got, Elon pushed me to be blonder. ‘Go platinum,’ he kept saying, and I kept refusing.”

“I Was a Starter Wife”: Inside America’s Messiest Divorce

“Clean eating – whether it is called that or not – is perhaps best seen as a dysfunctional response…”

“Clean eating – whether it is called that or not – is perhaps best seen as a dysfunctional response to a still more dysfunctional food supply: a dream of purity in a toxic world. To walk into a modern western supermarket is to be assailed by aisle upon aisle of salty, oily snacks and sugary cereals, of “bread” that has been neither proved nor fermented, of cheap, sweetened drinks and meat from animals kept in inhumane conditions.”

Why we fell for clean eating

“MLMs sell themselves using self-empowerment language and sparkly beauty products. They’re #girlboss…”

“MLMs sell themselves using self-empowerment language and sparkly beauty products. They’re #girlboss mythology repacked for Christians and Mormons; entrepreneurialism for women brought up believing men should be the breadwinners; and a peppy dream for millennials who were told they could do anything.”

Multilevel-marketing companies like LuLaRoe are forcing people into debt and psychological crisis

““Amazon did not meet earnings expectations of $1.42 per share, not even close. … Investors…”

“Amazon did not meet earnings expectations of $1.42 per share, not even close. … Investors would normally be angry over such a miss. Instead the market mostly shrugged. …

Why are these weird things happening? Perhaps because the market has finally started to regard Amazon as a monopoly.

Amazon just proved—again—that it can do whatever the hell it wants

“The question now is what do we do with this abundance of power? Everyone has been empowered — from…”

“The question now is what do we do with this abundance of power? Everyone has been empowered — from nation states to corporations to 12-year-old hackers to intelligence agencies. But we haven’t figured out what the restraints are that we need to impose on ourselves, legally and even morally.”

A cybersecurity expert on why you should be very worried about the internet’s future

“The internet has been an incredible boon to mankind, both in terms of our liberties and also in…”

“The internet has been an incredible boon to mankind, both in terms of our liberties and also in terms of our productivity. But we’ve taken it for granted. … We’ve got to stop taking it for granted, because the internet doesn’t obey fixed laws. There’s no gravity in cyberspace except the gravity that we say exists.”

A cybersecurity expert on why you should be very worried about the internet’s future