‘Irresistible’ by design: It’s no accident you can’t stop looking at the screen | Minnesota Public Radio News

Technology is designed to be addictive, offering gratification that’s similar to that of drug abuse or gambling. Author Adam Alter says a new frontier could soon provide another escape from reality.

Source: ‘Irresistible’ by design: It’s no accident you can’t stop looking at the screen | Minnesota Public Radio News

COMMENTARY: During Sunshine week, let’s shine some light on journalistic ethics | Las Vegas Review-Journal

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There is no single, all-knowing source for news. Reporters are trained to seek opposing sides of a story to provide context and balance, but they sometimes fall into habits of turning to familiar sources. They can fall into their own echo chambers.

Source: COMMENTARY: During Sunshine week, let’s shine some light on journalistic ethics | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Trump Is About To Get Thousands Of Ruthless, Hilarious Postcards | The Huffington Post

The Ides of Trump campaign aims to poke a little fun at the notoriously thin-skinned president.

“While it seems doubtful that Trump himself will spend time reading thousands of critical postcards, Sullivan hopes they still make a point.

“The message we’d want him to understand is, ‘Not on our watch,’” he said. “We are watching, we’re not going away and we’re not getting tired.”

Source: Trump Is About To Get Thousands Of Ruthless, Hilarious Postcards | The Huffington Post

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NetGalley is a site where book reviewers and other professional readers can read books before they are published, in e-galley or digital galley form. Members register for free and can request review copies or be invited to review by the publisher. DrWeb is a member, and I review books from publishers. As a retired librarian, it’s a great way to share new books and my views on them with my followers, other readers, etc.

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How America’s Idea Of Illegal Immigration Doesn’t Always Match Reality : The Two-Way : NPR

See also the Pew Research Center survey, basis for the story…

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Border crossers, farm laborers, new arrivals from Mexico: There’s no shortage of stereotypes about people living in the U.S. illegally. But the statistics tell a different story.

Source: How America’s Idea Of Illegal Immigration Doesn’t Always Match Reality : The Two-Way : NPR