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Businesses have a moral duty to explain how algorithms make decisions that affect people
Amazon, Google and Facebook use algorithms to tailor what users see, and Uber and Lyft use them to match passengers with drivers and set prices. Do users, customers, employees and others have a right to know how companies that use algorithms make their decisions?
Pursue your passion? Depends on your culture
A common adage urges people to follow their passion when choosing a career. However, not everyone is equally receptive to this advice. Does culture shape people’s beliefs and attitudes toward passion when making career decisions?
Air pollution exposure during pregnancy has long-term impact on children's health, development
So many studies have shown that we can vastly improve our mental and physical health by cleaning up our air. All we have to do is make it unprofitable for corporations to pollute instead of profitable to do so. As the song says, “When will they ever learn?”
People only pay attention to new information when they want to
How often do you visit websites that you disagree with? If you watch MSNBC do you also tune into Fox News? If you subscribe to the Sydney Morning Herald, do you also subscribe to the Australian? To the Daily Mail and the Guardian? How often do you really listen to the opinions of people that you don’t agree with?
Managing COVID Anxiety
Everyone in today’s uprooted world needs to find areas of their lives in which they can take charge and which will give them a sense of empowerment and enhance their sense of safety. Even for those who seem most secure, taking functional (i.e. not manipulative) control of your relationships is imperative.
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