How I became a morning person (and why I decided to make the change)

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It’s early and dark. The alarm sounds, and you reach over to switch it off. After a short pause, you sit up. You swing your legs off the…

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You May Want to Marry My Husband | New York Times

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After learning she doesn’t have long to live, a woman composes a dating profile for the man she will leave behind.

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Updated: Santa Fe feeling the effects of Trump’s policies

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Reports reveal that some invitees will now not travel to events in U.S.

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Trump Is Headed for a Budget Battle | The Atlantic

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The new president is about to learn how difficult it is to get Congress to approve his spending priorities.


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Kushner and Flynn Met With Russian Envoy in December, White House Says | New York Times

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The president’s son-in-law and incoming national security adviser met with the ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak, for 20 minutes at Trump Tower in December.

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Social games: Turning an insight on its head: social as play | Jeremy Cherfas

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Stewart Butterfield is the chap who accidentally invented Flickr and then Slack. That alone makes him a pretty smart person. He also studied philosophy before deciding to get into software development. I know this because Jeremy Keith in my Huffduffer network liberated the audio of an interview with Ezra Klein from SoundCloud's silo and shared it.

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Stephen Colbert annotated Trump’s speech — and destroyed Kellyanne Conway in the process | Washington Post

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"Any chance there’s a mistake and ‘Moonlight’ is the president?” Colbert quipped.

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Fact-checking President Trump’s address to Congress | The Washington Post

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Most presidents try to be sure their speeches to Congress adhere closely to the facts. Not Donald Trump.

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What a Failed Trump Administration Looks Like | New York Times

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Without grown-ups in charge, the government could stop working.

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5 Key Takeaways From President Trump’s Speech | The New York Times

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At precisely the moment he needed to project sobriety, seriousness of purpose and self-discipline, Mr. Trump delivered the most presidential speech he has ever given.

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‘What is happening???’ Times photographer explains how he captured that viral Oscars moment | LA Times

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Times photographer Al Seib explains how he captured the jarring moment when the Oscars handed the best picture award to the wrong film.

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Revealed: how US billionaire helped to back Brexit | The Guardian

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Robert Mercer, who bankrolled Donald Trump, played key role with ‘sinister’ advice on using Facebook data

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📖 On page 204 of 425 of A Riddle in Ruby by Kent Davis

📖 On page 204 of 425 of A Riddle in Ruby by Kent Davis

The story is going somewhere plot-wise, but I’m still completely in the dark as to why things are happening. Athen had offered to give some background, but Ruby sadly refused to listen which I don’t understand given her situation. There’s also been a relatively large reveal about Athen that one wouldn’t have expected though I won’t reveal it here.

The vocabulary and use of language really help to create the world. There are so many things I should be highlighting and annotating, but I’m resisting the urge as I’m reading this solely for pleasure and don’t intend on sharing notes/annotations on this one.

I really need to finish it, renew it, or return it as I think it was due at the library on 2/27.

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Introducing 60dB | Medium

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Starting a conversation about smarter radio for everyone
Introducing 60dB
By 60dB | Oct. 27th, 2016In January, our team started on a journey to reimagine what the daily radio experience could be. We brainstormed in coffee shops, around kitchen tables, in basements and in tiny garages. We thought about all the ways technology has changed our lives, and marveled at the incredible durability of good old terrestrial radio. We compared digital audio products (mostly podcasting apps). We talked about the types of audio stories we wanted to hear.

And we quickly realized that there was a huge gap between what’s available today and what we wanted as listeners.

We love two things about radio: its simplicity and its great stories. Whether it’s a deeply reported news story or an interview with a favorite athlete or coach, a well-informed conversation between opinionated people or something that just makes us laugh, radio is always there.

But radio could never touch on the unique interests of every listener. We’ve set out to create a listening experience that is much more diverse. Already, we’ve discovered lots of remarkable audio stories out there, ones that are wonderful but haven’t been heard by a wider audience. And we are just getting started.

We chose the name 60dB because it represents the volume of conversation. The service represents a first public step in what we anticipate will be a long journey.

60dB (pronounced “sixty dee bee”) delivers a simple listening experience. After onboarding, 60dB delivers a personalized stream of stories for you based on your social graph, personal interests and engagement on the service.

Hello, World!
Whether you are into sports or politics, celebrity gossip or international news, or you just want to be entertained, 60dB helps you stay smart about the topics and parts of the world that you personally care about. The experience is unique for everyone, representing each individual’s diverse interests. This diversity isn’t possible through traditional radio.

Like your radio, you can just turn on 60dB and listen when you hop into your car in the morning. No need to plan ahead and program it. No need to hunt-and-peck for stories or shows you care about. With 60dB, good stories find you, whether you have 10 minutes to listen, or two hours.

Great stories inform, enlighten, entertain and connect us. On 60dB, you’ll hear stories from a wide variety of voices — some you might expect, and some unexpected ones, too. You’ll hear stories from Marketplace and the BBC, sports from CBS, Fox and The Ringer, and comedy from Late Night with Seth Meyers & The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. We have business news from Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal. And we will bring you audio stories you won’t hear anywhere else — interviews with reporters from The Atlantic, Fusion, Mic, Motherboard and The New York Times. This is just the beginning.

Short stories, generally just a few minutes long, are central to the 60dB listening experience. Quick Hits is where you’ll find a personalized stream of stories we think you’ll enjoy. In-Depth is where you’ll find longer stories, shows and podcasts. When you find a story you really want to hear but don’t have time for right now, you can save it for later.

Your feed refreshes as you listen; that means you can spend more time enjoying great stories, and less time finding them. As you listen, you can skip stories you’re not into, favorite stories you like, and share stories with friends. As you do, we listen to you. We learn about your interests and refine your experience to include fewer of the stories you’re not interested in, and more of the stuff you love. But we will never stop trying to surprise you.

60dB is available starting this morning, via the App Store. We’re starting with iOS for now, with plans to offer 60dB for the Amazon Echo and for Android devices soon.

Our vision for 60dB is to deliver great stories to you anywhere you have a speaker, whether that’s in your home, in the car or on the go.
We don’t think we have solved every problem. But we have something worth sharing — something with a lot of promise. We still have a long way to go. But we’ll learn faster with your help.

We’d love to hear from you about 60dB. Please drop us a line at feedback@60dB.co to share your feedback (the good as well as the critical).

Your world is about to get bigger, one story at a time.

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Source: Introducing 60dB | Medium

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