It’s hard to measure peer pressure, but its effects are perhaps more powerful than we thought.

Washington Post


When it comes to sex, people lie to surveys but can’t deceive their search engines.
The Telegraph

To Siri, With Love

October 19, 2014

Just how bad a mother am I? I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old son deep in conversation with Siri. Gus has autism, and Siri, Apple’s “intelligent personal assistant” on the iPhone, is currently his B.F.F. Obsessed with weather formations, Gus had spent the hour parsing the difference between isolated and scattered thunderstorms — an hour in which, thank God, I didn’t have to discuss them.


In the digital era, there’s no doubt consumers are more connected to each other and to global retail brands than ever before.

But despite this connectivity, researcher David R. Bell makes the case in his new book, “Location is (Still) Everything,” that the neighborhoods we live in — and the acquaintances we encounter there — still have deep influence on how we shop.

Washington Post

Paleolithic diets have become all the rage, but are they getting our ancestral diet all wrong?


Factory meat, cruel and bad for us

Why We Hate Facebook

September 20, 2013

The Telegraph