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Image of the Day: A New Kind of Brain Surgery

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH I know that the artificial intelligence and the humanoid robots are on the horizon, if not already upon us, but this image is still unsettling: Getty, Matt Cardy This explanat…

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The Art of Demotivation

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The title of this post is the title of a book by E. L. Kersten. Here is the jacket summary: Motivation has become a multi-billion dollar industry, courtesy of the patronage of…

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Accepting Increased Contingency Is Immoral—and Eroding the Profession

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Rebecca Bodenheimer has contributed a freelance opinion piece to CNN that is very lucid, very galvanizing, and very much worth reading and sharing. In it, she connects to the …

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Harvard Grad Students Vote to Unionize, Prepare to Negotiate Initial Contract

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH In a post for Talking Union, Paul Garver provides details on the decision of Harvard University to recognize and to bargain with the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Aut…

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Image of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This is a photo taken in 1937 in Prague of a mechanism called an “elevator desk”: In a period in which Varidesks have become very popular and the emphasis on ergon…

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Headline of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Our relationship with technology—and, in particular, technological advancements that are on the horizon and that promise major and not entirely predictable changes in how we c…

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The Concentration of Wealth Is Becoming Severe

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More on the Emphasis on STEM

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International Labor News

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Projected Job Growth, by Occupation, 2014-2024

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