This week’s highlights: Parenting, Uber, and Health
It has been a heartbreaking few weeks here in Nashville, and as such, I skipped publishing Fifteen on Friday the week of the tragedy at The Covenant School here in town. I just didn’t simply know what to say – I’m not sure I do now.
For those readers not in Nashville, the picture above was taken last night on the grounds at Covenant as the school gathered for a chapel service, the first gathering of that community since. Rainbows have a lengthy and powerful history within the Community of Faith. Specifically, they call to mind Genesis 9 where God sets a rainbow in the clouds as a sign of his covenantal relationship between himself and all living creatures. A powerful moment and reminder to this special community of friends and families that so many of us in Nashville know and love.
Blessings for your weekend…
- Can a book lover ever really be a minimalist? So what books are worth keeping?
Topic of the Week
- RyanHoliday – 15 Questions That Will Make You A Better Parent (and Person)
- Romper – What is Generation Alpha? We’re just beginning to find out.
- GreaterGood – Why Friendships Among Men Are So Important. Men have fewer friends these days, which can hurt their well-being. Here are expert tips for fostering those relationships.
- TheFreePress – The von Trapps of Harlem
- AoM – Aristotle’s 11 Excellences for Living a Flourishing Life
Other Great Reads
- NYT – The ChatGPT King Isn’t Worried, but He Knows You Might Be. Sam Altman sees the pros and cons of totally changing the world as we know it. And if he does make human intelligence useless, he has a plan to fix it.
- WSJ – What Happened When Uber’s CEO Started Driving for Uber. Dara Khosrowshahi and other executives realized drivers’ complaints were valid. They revamped the app, helping Uber attract workers and extend its lead on Lyft. Driver pay remains a sticking point.
- NYT – The Brilliant Inventor Who Made Two of History’s Biggest Mistakes. A century ago, Thomas Midgley Jr. was responsible for two phenomenally destructive innovations. What can we learn from them today?
- Fortune – The expert who pioneered ‘quantitative easing’ has seen enough: Central banks are too powerful and they’re to blame for inflation
- Wired – On the Trail of the Fentanyl King
- NYMag – The New Light Is Bad. There’s something off about LED bulbs — which will soon be, thanks to a federal ban, the only kind you can buy.
- Esquire – Kieran Culkin Bares (a Lot of) His Soul The Succession star is feeling introspective as the HBO series that reignited his career comes to a close. On a long ferry ride, and over several rounds of drinks, he talks about where Roman ends and Kieran begins.
- NYPost – ‘Holy grail’ of cancer detection predicts tumors a year before they form: breakthrough
- EM – I’ve been employed in tech for years, but I’ve almost never worked
- FS – Jason Karp: Live A Healthier Life Jason Karp was living what he thought was a successful life in his 20s. He graduated near the top of his class from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and was well on his way to becoming a successful hedge fund manager. But when he noticed a series of health issues cropping up – including the frightening diagnosis that he would go blind by the age of 30 – he made a series of life-altering decisions focused on his health and wellness.
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