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    https://theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/16/retail-industry-cashier-jobs-technology-unemployment

    End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers

    Donald Trump is fixated on a vision of masculine, blue-collar employment. But the retail sector has long had a far greater impact on American employment – and checkout-line technology is putting it at risk

    • Book Review
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/books/review/freud-biography-frederick-crews.html?nytmobile=0

    The Curious Conundrum of Freud’s Persistent Influence

    “Freud,” a critical biography by Frederick Crews, asks why the creator of a scientifically delegitimized blueprint of the mind still carries so much sway.

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    http://nautil.us/issue/51/limits/we-are-nowhere-close-to-the-limits-of-athletic-performance-rp

    We Are Nowhere Close to the Limits of Athletic Performance - Issue 51: Limits - Nautilus

    For many years I lived in Eugene, Oregon, also known as “track-town USA” for its long tradition in track and field. Each summer…

    https://lrb.co.uk/v39/n16/john-lanchester/you-are-the-product

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    At the end of June, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook had hit a new level: two billion monthly active users. That number, the company’s preferred ‘metric’ when measuring its own size, means two billion different people used Facebook in the preceding month. It is hard to grasp . . .

    https://sf.curbed.com/2017/8/15/16150828/survey-bay-area-leave-sf-renters

    83 percent of Bay Area renters plan to leave, says survey

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    http://www.bikepacking.com/routes/tahoe-twirl/

    Tahoe Twirl - BIKEPACKING.com

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    • Ask a Female Engineer
    https://blog.ycombinator.com/ask-a-female-engineer-thoughts-on-the-google-memo

    Ask A Female Engineer: Thoughts on the Google Memo

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