Articles of Interest - June 18


Americans and the News Media: What they do — and don’t — understand about each other American Press Institute

In The Quest For Comment, Hurry Up And Wait  NPR

Do journalists deserve some blame for America’s mass shootings?  Quill

You’re probably not quoting enough women. Let us help you.  Columbia Journalism Review

Doxxing, assault, death threats: the new dangers facing US journalists covering extremism  The Guardian

What should count as breaking news in text alerts?  NPR

With its Facebook Watch news show, Alabama’s Reckon wants to make a national audience care about local news  Harvard’s Nieman Lab

As Newspapers Disappear, Local Governments Become Less Fiscally Responsible, Says New Study  Forbes

The documentary series The Fourth Estate tries to humanize the journalists who report the news—It can’t help but fall into a trap  The Atlantic

What Research on ‘Measurable Journalism’ Tells Us About Tech, Cultural Shifts in Digital Media  PBS Media Shift

NPR (yet again) writes uncritically about ketamine for mental illness  NPR

Tiny Alabama Town tries to stop Media from attending City Council meetings without Council Approval—gets national attention, backs down   Jackson County Sentinel

Meet the victims of violence against journalists  Quill


'LA Times' New Owner Plans To Compete With 'New York Times,' 'Washington Post'   NPR

More suitors line up as Tronc sells California newspapers   New York Times


‘The real horror is not knowing what to believe’: Scenes from the Fake News Horror Show  Columbia Journalism Review

Nine takeaways from Knight-supported research on restoring trust in news  Medium

Can a Chrome plugin help solve the fake news problem?  Columbia Journalism Review

Telling the difference between factual and opinion statements in the news  Pew Research Center

How To Tell Whether A News Source Is Credible  Action 4 Media Education 

Wikipedia vandalism could thwart hoax-busting on Google, YouTube and Facebook  Poynter

Quiz: How well can you tell factual from opinion statements?  Pew Research Center


MIT Engineers Build Magnetic 3D-Printed Structures That Can Change Shape Near-Instantaneously  Digg

Blockchain visually explained  Flowing Data   


Pedestrian Lane for ‘Smartphone Zombies’ Opens Up in China  NBC New York

How to Pose for a Photograph  New York Times

Instagram Will No Longer Alert Users About Screenshots  Teen Vogue


A state-by-state breakdown of Facebook users impacted by the Cambridge Analytica scandal  Business Insider

If You’re A Facebook User, You’re Also a Research Subject  Bloomberg

Facebook’s Perennial ‘Potential’ in Local  Street Fighting


Increased amounts of data and surveillance are transforming justice systems  Economist

It is hard now to avoid street-level surveillance  Economist

Police can bypass encryption and monitor anything  Economist


The Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results  LifeHacker


A python library that lets programmers and software developers easily integrate object detection with as little as 10 lines of code  Towards Data Science

DeepMind AI learns to reconstruct scenes from images  Axios

The promise and peril of big-data justice-can algorithms accurately predict where crime will occur?  Economist

A simple evolutionary step in data processing: Data Lake architecture (and its functional requirements)  SmartCat

The world may soon be awash in advanced, lethal drones  Public Integrity

Wondering whether AI can replace a job? it is better to ponder whether it could replace humans at a specific task  Economist

A contentious Pentagon using machine-learning algorithms to interpret drone-surveillance imagery was hacked by people in Russia  Wired


5 internal contributions to anger  Becoming (my blog)

Gossiping Is Good The surprising virtues of talking behind people’s backs (opinion)  The Atlantic

How to Avoid a Life of Regret  LifeHacker


‘New York Times’ Gets Rid of Copy Editors; Mistakes Ensue  The Chronicle of Higher Ed

A Marketing Site Deleted Over 7,000 Articles After It Was Caught Stealing Fact-Checks And Plagiarizing  BuzzFeed

Princeton Graduate wins Harvard Thesis Prize, kind of: Plagiarism hits the Ivy Leagues  Archinect


Imposter syndrome and pansexual among new words added to oxford English dictionary  Independent

What does it mean to “bear arms”? Big Data Chimes in  Economist

Inside Amazon's painstaking pursuit to teach Alexa French  Wired

‘Fudging’ in Flight: Dubbed Movies on Airplanes  Chronicle of Higher Ed

How language shapes the way we think (video)  TED talk


88 books to enjoy this summer: the TED reading list  TED


The US gender gap in math is starkest in the richest, whitest school districts  Quartz

10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing  Christianity Today

Domestic Violence Expert Resigns From NFL Players Association Commission  NPR

Study: editors of major political science journals demonstrate no systematic bias against female authors—Yet women authors remain underrepresented in the field  Inside Higher Ed

Canada moves to make its national anthem gender-neutral  CNN


A Hidden Strength of Minority-Serving Colleges: Meeting Students Where They Are  The Chronicle of Higher Ed

Harvard records show discrimination against Asian-Americans  Reuters  

I am raising my daughter to speak three languages: A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her  LA Times


No Consensus on Free Speech  Inside Higher Ed

Snowflakes and Free Speech on Campus  Inside Higher Ed


How a Legal Brawl Between Two Rich Guys Could Change How We Think About DNA  Gizmodo

Librarian sues Equifax—gets surprise win  VT Digger

The “sovereigns of cyberspace” and state action: the first amendment’s application—or lack thereof—to third–party platforms  BTIJ

Twitter and the First Amendment in court  Technology & Marketing Law Blog  


Charitable giving in US tops $400 billion for first time  AP News

A growing social movement is trying to bring scientific rigour to philanthropy  Economist

Teaching Children To Ask The Big Questions Without Religion  NPR

An all-white church intended to give its building to a black congregation. The plan fell apart.  Washington Post

Why many white evangelicals are not protesting family separations on the U.S. border  Washington Post


Wave of scandals confront Southern Baptists  CNN

Georgia Baptist church expelled from Southern Baptist Convention over racial discrimination charges  The Tennessean

Pence Speech Riles Some As Southern Baptists' Moderates Gain Strength  NPR

A Lot of Southern Baptist Leaders Are Upset at Mike Pence’s Convention Speech  Relevant Magazine  Relevant Magazine


Jeff Sessions own church calls policy of separating immigrant families "a shocking violation of the spirit of the Gospel"

Sessions cites Bible to defend immigration policies resulting in family separations  CNN

Evangelicals Push Back On Sessions' Use Of Bible Passage To Defend Immigration Policy  NPR

What the Bible really says about government (opinion)  The Week

Religious Groups Criticize Trump Immigration Policies  NPR


The rise and fall of a Seattle megachurch through the eyes of an anthropologist  KUOW

Billboard Company Pulls Down Texas Megachurch's 'Christian Nation' Signs Because They're 'Anger Provoking'  IJR


'Our valedictorian:' Wake County family buys massive billboard space to congratulate son  WRAL

Man on mission to mow lawns for free in all 50 states stops in Nashville  Fox 17

Note to Daddy: Young sisters send balloon to Heaven, receive incredible answer  KHOU

Woman saves pregnant mother, 3-year-old boy from drowning in pool  The Indy Channel


New design tools on the block  UX Design

What to consider when choosing colors for data visualization  Data Wrapper


The Problem With DC Action Scenes (video)  Nerdwriter1


After Tronc: Here are 5 corporate rebranding disasters you probably forgot about  Fast Company

Best YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked  Thrillist

The ad industry’s top buzzwords in 2018  Quartz


If restaurants ran like college papers, diners would starve to death  JournoTerrorist


This College Student Gave a Presentation on Wakanda That Fooled His Professor  io9

Teen sex and drug use at lowest rates in decades, CDC finds  CBS News

Professors talk on their favorite summers in college  The Daily Californian (Berkeley student newspaper)  Daily Cal

Google Wants to Play a Bigger Role in Your College Search—Here’s What You Need to Know  The Chronicle of Higher Ed

Younger generations make up a majority of the electorate, but may not be a majority of voters this November  Pew Research

Fire Dept Rescues College Student who Climbed Tree (and didn’t know how to get down)  Fox 6

Leaked Memo From Conservative Group Cautions Students to Stay Away From Turning Point USA  The Chronicle of Higher Ed

You people are the worst! Millennials now blamed for bad tipping  USA Today

Requiring students to live in dormitories is a revenue boost for colleges but doesn't necessarily improve the student experience  Forbes



Cut these 5 outdated things from your resume  Moneyish

Lawsuits and #MeToo changed internships — for the better  Quill

10 smart women give advice to this year's interns  Pardot

Recent Film Grads, Welcome to the Gig Economy  Video Strategist   


What happens when complaints by angry students go viral and how the university responded The Chronicle of Higher Ed

“Sexual harassment is pervasive throughout academic science, driving talented researchers out of the field and harming others’ careers”  Nature

Scholars heard the NYU professor was under a Title IX investigation. They threw support behind her  The Chronicle of Higher Ed

A student filed the lawsuit this week against a Florida fraternity alleged to have shared videos taken without permission  Washington Post


Suicide rates are increasing in almost every state  Axios

U.S. Abortion Attitudes Remain Closely Divided  Gallup

Suicide Rates In The U.S. Are Climbing Faster Among Women Than Men  NPR

Georgia Court Green Lights Snapchat Speeding Selfie Lawsuit  The Newspaper

Facebook Plans to Team Up With 15 Community Colleges. What Will That Entail?  The Chronicle of Higher Ed


Millionaires Now Own Half of World's Personal Wealth  Bloomberg


To avoid humans, more wildlife now work the night shift  The Conversation


Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist  Quartz

Does Vitamin D Really Protect Against Colorectal Cancer?  NPR

What consumer DNA data can and can’t tell you about disease risk  Science News

Why STDs are soaring in America  Economist

Depression and suicide risk are side effects of more than 200 common drugs  Vox

Viruses love what we’ve done with the planet  Quartz


How AI is improving the speed and precision of medical treatments  Economist

Two studies: Some CRISPR-edited cells may lead to tumors  Stat News

New medical device auto-deploys treatment during heart attacks to halt heart failure  MIT

Errors Trigger Retraction Of Study On Mediterranean Diet's Heart Benefits  NPR


7 facts about American dads  Pew Research

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting: parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own  The Atlantic


Many Common Drugs May Be Making People Depressed  NPR

The Stanford Prison Experiment was a fraud.  The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated  Vox

The Lifespan of a Lie: Why can’t we escape the Stanford Prison Experiment?  Medium

Alternate Rom-Com Endings if the Heroines had Therapists  The Bella Donna Comedy

IQ scores are falling and have been for decades  CNN

A new study ranks US states in order of psychopathy  Quartz


We now know what a spiritual awakening looks like inside the brain  Big Think

Brains May Teeter Near Their Tipping Point  Quanta Magazine


The Philosopher as Bad Dad (opinion)  New York Times  

Personalism is the philosophy we need (opinion)  New York Times

A philosopher thinks technology could make anarchists’ dreams come true  Quartz


History gets a conservative twist in Michigan social studies standards  Briggemi


Publishers can ensure that citations of zombie publications are caught  Nature

Deciding what to replicate  Pedermisager

What happens when researchers make mistakes  Associated Press


Some want to get rid of college majors – here’s how that could go wrong  The Conversation

Many States Get Mediocre Grades in 2 Studies of Degree Attainment by Race and Ethnicity  The Chronicle of Higher Ed

A small college had removed much of its website—including the names of all faculty and the president’s name  Ottawa Citizen

Sweet Briar College Is Placed on ‘Warning’ by Accreditor  The Chronicle of Higher Ed 

Elon University sued over treatment of donor’s son  The Times


Is Congress about to cut nearly $15 billion from student-aid programs? (opinion)  Hechinger Report

Beyond Tuition: How Innovations in College Affordability Are (Or Aren’t) Helping Students  EdSurge

Michigan Christian university wins suit against abortion-pill mandate  Free


GPAs don’t really show what students learned: Here’s why  Washington Post

UCSD Instructor Faces Backlash After She Belittles Student on Class Forum  The Chronicle of Higher Ed


The Number of Students Taking in Online Courses Is Quickly Rising, But Perceptions Are Changing Slowly  EdSurge

What Do Online Students Want? 3 Findings From a New Survey Offer Some Clues  The Chronicle of Higher Ed

EdX introduces support fee for free online courses  Inside Higher Ed

Why is YouTube blocking education videos from MIT?  Daily Dot


What Happens When an Adjunct Instructor Wants to Retire?  The Chronicle of Higher Ed

A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner faces prison for sneaking into the email accounts of others at her school  Yahoo News

Disrupting the faculty member evaluation model  Education Dive


5 internal contributions to anger


People who try to be self-sufficient are easily frustrated and angered when they see evidence of their dependence on others. They get angry at themselves for needing others and they get angry at other people for “keeping” them in this weakness.

2-Desire for Power in Relationships

Some people feel threatened by the need to give up power in love relationships. For instance, a batterer may use anger to intimidate others in a quest for power. It’s a way to caution the abused person against using their own power. To avoid rousing their anger, spouses end up tiptoeing around the other to avoid confrontation because the price is too high to pay.

3-Desire to be Perfect

Unrealistic standards must be met for the person to feel worthwhile and accepted.

Whenever there is a perceived loss of perfection, the person becomes depressed (angry with themselves) for small failures. The student who gets a B-plus instead of an A, etc. These people also set up high standards for others to achieve and are quickly judgmental. They are hurt by others who do not join them in the quest for perfection. Even though they may be chronic confessors, but growth comes slow because they don’t want to accept their limitations.


Unresolved guilt can lead to irritability. People have trouble admitting their faults.


Rejection leaves people feeling hurt and worthless. When significant others disdain our contributions or act as if we are inferior and unimportant we bolster self-esteem by rejecting others ourselves, using the weapons of anger and hostility.  Since it does not heal the relationship or self-esteem, it is a temporary fix. 

"I’m just going to go for it, because why not?"

A few weeks ago a North Dakota plumber lined up to run in his first half-marathon. But Mike Kohler was sleepy. He wasn’t used to getting up so early. And he was wearing headphones. That may explain why he took off 15 minutes before he was supposed to do so—putting him with the runners who were competing in the full marathon. Soon he started seeing signs that indicated he was on the wrong route, but he shrugged off those warnings. Mike assumed the two paths overlapped part of the way.

Eventually, he realized his mistake—but kept going. At the 13 mile mark he seriously thought about quitting. He had run as far as he had planned to run and even beat his time goal. He had nothing more to prove.

Instead, he finished the marathon.  

“I’m just going to go for it, because why not?” Mike later told the Grand Forks Herald. “I’m already here, I’m already running, I’m already tired. Might as well try to finish it. He added, ”This just kind of proves you can do a lot more than what you think you can sometimes.”  

Articles of Interest - June 11


New technology makes it alarmingly easy to make realistic videos of people saying and doing things they've never done  The Week

The French Parliament is debating a bill that would attempt to restrain the spread of fake news New York Times 

How to use digital tools to archive and verify videos  Current

Peer review could have helped short-circuit the Theranos fake news scandal  Stat News

4 reasons 'fake news' tricks us and what we can do  Futurity

Russian Disinformation Campaign Operates openly in DC  The Daily Beast


Almost seven-in-ten Americans have news fatigue  Pew Research Center

People Are Absolutely Horrified By How Awkward This Local News Segment Is (San Diego's KUSI shows viewers how not to do TV news)   BuzzFeed News

Why is your newsroom so hard to contact?  Poynter

Across Western Europe, public news media are widely used and trusted sources of news  Pew Research Center

Do journalists make good entrepreneurs?  Columbia Journalism Review

Daniel Radcliffe Will Fight for Ethical Journalism in New Broadway Play  The Observer 

Why wordsmiths matter more than ever in 21st century digital journalism  Medium


Governments resist citizens on public records  Herald Tribune

Best practices for covering suicide responsibly  Poynter

How a major medical meeting uses embargoes to shape the news, and what the consequences may be  Health News Review


Craigslist founder gives $20 million to journalism school  CNN

The role of a reporter is shifting, as are the economics of education. With this new calculus, does journalism school still have a place in our profession?  Columbia Journalism Review


A Facebook bug changed the privacy settings for 14 million users  Recode

Snapchat’s decline and the secret joy of internet ghost towns  The Verge


Here are some of the ways you might be doing email newsletters inefficiently (and how to do them better)  Harvard Nieman Lab

Encyclopedia Britannica wants to fix false Google results  Wired 

How The Alt-Right Manipulates The Internet’s Biggest Commenting Platform  BuzzFeed

How much is each internet feature worth to you?  NPR

Report: Facebook is Primary Referrer For Lifestyle Content, Google Search Dominates Rest  Media Post

Flash gets in one more security fail before retirement  Wired


Is technology bringing history to life or distorting it?  Washington Post

The race to send robots to mine the ocean floor  Wired


Study: AI better than dermatologists at detecting skin cancer  CBS News

Why Data Scientists Should Consider Adding ‘IoT Expert’ to Their List of Skills  Datanamia

Machine learning can run on tiny, low-power chips, and that this combination will solve a massive number of problems  Pete Warden Blog

The roles of data scientists and data engineers share overlapping core skill sets are different and are not easily interchangeable  CTOvision

A team of MIT scientists announced recently that they'd created "the world's first psychopath AI"   MIT

Three techniques to improve machine learning model performance with imbalanced datasets  Medium


4 options when dealing with false guilt   Becoming (my blog)

5 Ways To Handle Negative Conversations At Work  GirlBoss


America's most misspelled words (so far in 2018)  CNET

Infinitives Can Be Split: Grammar Conservatives Face the Shock  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Understanding story structure by dissecting Ali Wong’s standup special (a visualization)  Pudding

6 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block  Chronicle of Higher Ed

How to Copyedit The Atlantic  The Atlantic

'Nationalistic' Think Tank Plagiarised Chinese, US, Australian Writings  The Wire


Email, the French Way  Chronicle of Higher Ed

A Sneaky Theory of Where Language Came From  The Atlantic


The 100 stories that shaped the world  BBC

How Tolkien created Middle-earth  The Guardian

The Year of 'Frankenstein'  Inside Higher Ed


Charting the rise of three women in journalism  Poynter

The Different Words We Use to Describe Male and Female Leaders  Harvard Business Review

Book Review: Science and Suffrage in the First World War  The London School of Economics & Political Science

The Ninety-Nines Was Amelia Earhart’s Club for Female Aviators  Atlas Obscura  


Signing my peer review – unintended consequences and gender  Washington University

Research: Adequate statistical power in clinical trials is associated with the combination of a male first author and a female last author  eLife


The most successful ethnic group in the US may surprise you  Ozy

Police Are Being Used To Exclude Black People From Public Places  NPR


Louisiana governor signs campus free speech bill into law  The FIRE

How Chinese students exercise free speech abroad  Economist


Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your trademark restrictions  Boston Globe

Restaurant owner says copyright infringement lawsuit a ‘big scam’  Boston Herald


Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson has pulled out of giving key sermon at upcoming convention  Washington Post

Sex Offenders Groom Churches Too: How predatory behavior goes undetected in congregations Christianity Today

Bavaria Requires Crosses on All Public Buildings. Church Leaders Disagree  Christianity Today

What Religion Gives Us (That Science Can’t) (opinion)  New York Times

Religion is uniquely human, but computer simulations may help us understand religious behavior  The Conversation


The legislative assault by Christian nationalists to reshape America  The Guardian


CrossFit Just Fired Its Spokesperson Who Said LGBT Pride Is A “Sin”  BuzzFeed

Brownsburg teacher says transgender name policy goes against his religious beliefs  Indy Star


Crocodile kills Ethiopian pastor during lake baptism  BBC

5 facts about religion in India  Pew Research Center

The surprising history of “God Bless America”  Washington Post


Man Finds $1 Million Winning Lottery Ticket—and Tracks Down the Lucky Owner: 'It Felt Good' People

This NFL Player Saw an American Airlines Passenger In Trouble. His Stunning Reaction Went Viral  Inc.

A 6th-grade teacher wrote 'Invite me to your Harvard graduation!' -- 21 years later, the student did just that  CNN

4-year-old superhero using his power to feed the homeless  CBS News

Man mistakenly runs full Fargo marathon instead of half  Grand Forks Herald

Toddler makes 911 call after mom passes out  KTRK

Youth football team meets with couple they helped rescue from overturned car   Idaho Statesman


How Century old Design Decisions Impact Teaching Today  NPR

The Art World Is Easy to Dislike—Here Are Some Reasons Not to  New York Times


The musical diversity of pop songs  Pudding


Next year, people will spend more time online than they will watching TV—That’s a first  Recode


Need an entry-level job at a store? It can be harder now  Associated Press

What editors at NPR, BuzzFeed News, Deadspin look for in an applicant  The Atlantic


The problem of sexual harassment in higher education isn’t a new one  Splinter News

Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Is More Common Than You Think  Daily Infographic

Hiring a Diversity Officer Is Only the First Step: Here Are the Next 7  Chronicle of Higher Ed   

#MeToo Complaints Swamp Human Resources Departments  NPR

Why Do Colleges Keep Failing to Prevent Abuse?  Inside Higher Ed

A valedictorian went off-script to talk about sexual assault: Then her school cut her mic  USA Today

The results of a survey that asked men about everything from workplace harassment to consent Glamour


Where killings go unsolved: See interactive map of major US cities  Washington Post

What researchers found after analyzing data gathered from 20 million stops in North Carolina CityLab

ICE Came for a Tennessee Town’s Immigrants. The Town Fought Back  New York Times


A Harvard professor says his company should be able to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, at industrial scales, by 2021  The Atlantic


The Belt That Listens to Your Bowels  New Yorker  

The World’s Largest GMO Study Was Launched By Russians In 2014: Then It Disappeared BuzzFeed News

Almost 40% of peer-reviewed dietary research turns out to be wrong. Here’s why  New Food Economy

How Science Helps the Warriors Sleep Their Way to Success  Wired


How much screen time is too much for kids?  The Guardian

New findings on "marshmallow test"  Inside Higher Ed

Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children  The Atlantic

The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off  NPR  


Sloppy Science Happens More Than You Think  Leaps Mag

Scientists Are Subverting Formal Publishing. Well, Some of Them  Wired

Physicists at Fermilab say they have strong evidence for the existence of a new type of particle Physics World


What The Controversy Over Facebook's Privacy Policy Reveals (psychologically)  NPR

Ten of every eleven psychiatric patients housed by the government are incarcerated: Here's what this crisis looks like from the inside  Esquire

The Kids Who Are Cleared to Leave Psychiatric Hospitals—But Can’t  The Atlantic

CDC: U.S. Suicide Rates Have Climbed Dramatically  NPR


What Time Feels Like When You’re Improvising: The neurology of flow states  Nautil  


What editors at NPR, BuzzFeed News, Deadspin look for in an applicant  Columbia Journalism Review  


Impact of Social Sciences – Software updates: the “unknown unknown” of the replication crisis The London School of Economics & Political Science

Has Google Become a Journal Publisher?  Scholarly Kitchen

Give every paper a read for reproducibility  Nature

How Scientific Publishers Can End Bullying And Harassment In The Sciences  Forbes

Avoid Ethics Issues in Science Publishing with These 5 Questions  ASM


UVa Library’s Plan to Cut Stacks by Half Sparks Faculty Concerns  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

The Cost of College (visualized)  New York Times  

Lobbying group for independent colleges says it's open to expanding federal data collection on student outcomes but..  Inside Higher Ed

DePaul University lays off dozens of staff  Chicago Sun-Times

Customer Service Is Misguided in the Classroom but Crucial in Advising  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

Sex and Gender on the Christian Campus (opinion)  New York Times

Catholic U. Trustees Clear Path to Cut the Faculty by 9 Percent  Chronicle of Higher Ed 

$5 million to Chapman University from billionaire Charles Koch sparks an uproar  Daily News


The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt  New York Times 

Asking students to work out a problem using nothing but what they already know  Chronicle of Higher Ed 


Appeals Court Sides with Cornell in Tenure Dispute  Inside Higher Ed

UNM professors suing university over unequal pay  KRQE

Professors Decide Whether to Teach Summer Courses — for Cuts in Pay  Chronicle of Higher Ed


Where Are Millennials Moving – 2018 Edition  Smart Asset

Why do so many students drop out of college? And what can be done about it?  Washington Post

Millennials and retirement: How bad is it?  Politico

Four big blunders young adults make with their health insurance  CNBC

What Millennials Earn In Every State, Mapped  Digg 

Millennials are moving to the exurbs in droves  Axios 

Dealing with False Guilt

Here are 4 options when dealing with false guilt.

1. Remove the Source of Guilt (the conscience)
This may only desensitize us to actual wrongs and could lead to a denial of real evil in our lives.

2. Emphasize Self-Potential
This fails to address the underlying problems and ignores any real wrongs.

3. Emphasize Punishment
This can lead to feeling guilt when caught, ignoring legitimate conviction.

4. Emphasize Forgiveness
If the guilt is false, there lacks a basis for forgiveness and the person may feel they haven’t suffered enough.

How to cover up your fatal flaw

When did it become acceptable to embrace the characteristics that others have identified as detrimental to our mutual professional success? 

I suspect many of the people who trot out their fatal flaws are attempting to create a defense shield to protect themselves from further criticism:

"You will not speak of my fatal flaws because I have mentioned them first and am therefore immune to your potential condemnation."

It’s a classic offense-as-defense strategy.  That approach may work for a while but eventually it prompts some pointed questions: 

"If you know you talk too much, why do you continue to take up all the air time?"

"If you know you are considered dismissive, why do you believe it is in your best interest to denounce the perspectives of anyone who thinks differently than you do?"

"If you know you overpromise and underdeliver, what makes you think people will continue to take you seriously?"

"Why do you assume steamrolling over others is a sustainable strategy?"

It is good to be self-aware. But demonstrating self-awareness, while at the same time showing a lack of discipline to fix issues of concern, is worse than being clueless about our shortcomings. When people close to us offer consistent and considerable feedback about a behavior that is not serving us well, we need to listen up.  Dismissing feedback that does not comport with the way we see ourselves is understandable, but it is not strategic.

The most effective people I know sometimes whimper for a bit after receiving constructive criticism, but they quickly put a plan in place to modify the annoying or offending behaviors. By doing so, they demonstrate respect and appreciation for those brave enough to share difficult truths that are offered with the very best intentions. We need our colleagues to help us be better, but they can’t help if we’re not listening. 

Allison Vaillancourt writing in the Chronicle of Higher Ed   

Child rearing is an art

Child rearing is an art, and what makes art art is that it is doing several things at once. The trick is accepting limits while insisting on standards. Character may not be malleable, but behavior is. The same parents can raise a dreamy, reflective girl and a driven, competitive one—the job is not to nurse her nature but to help elicit the essential opposite: to help the dreamy one to be a little more driven, the competitive one to be a little more reflective.

Adam Gopnik writing in The New Yorker