Inside Olympic Village Life at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang: The Condoms Are Only the Beginning | E! News

Olympic Village, Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Olympic Village, Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

It’s safety first every time the world’s finest athletes end up sharing close quarters for two and a half weeks, but the accommodations are just as full-service for those who prefer to stay dressed

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How Social Media Endangers Knowledge | WIRED

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Alan Schein/Getty Images

Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.

Social networks, though, have since colonized the web for television’s values. From Facebook to Instagram, the medium refocuses our attention on videos and images, rewarding emotional appeals—‘like’ buttons—over rational ones. Instead of a quest for knowledge, it engages us in an endless zest for instant approval from an audience, for which we are constantly but unconsciouly performing.

Source: How Social Media Endangers Knowledge | WIRED

Has Everyone Forgotten What Star Trek Is Supposed to Be?

There’s a weird problem that keeps popping up with Star Trek: Discovery and I can’t tell whose fault it is. Is it journalists writing about the show who don’t know its background? Is it that the people involved in the show are bad ambassadors for it? Is it the way the show’s being promoted? Is it just the news cycle? Whatever the cause, the effect is that Discovery is constantly marketed as groundbreaking when it should be marketed as following in Star Trek’s footsteps.

Source: Has Everyone Forgotten What Star Trek Is Supposed to Be?