How best will the international business-community approach Cuba, post-Castro?
Now that Fidel Castro has tendered his resignation (no, I don't think his direct influence is going away completely) it is estimable many in the international business-community have static "plans" ready to be "launched" upon Cuba.
I wonder what consideration is being taken, by ready-to-strike businesses, with concern for a new Cuban society and the Cuban citizen? The majority of whom are young and have never experienced an open and potentially "freer" society.
Will firms take advantage for their own gain or who will strive to benefit all parties involved, from the citizen with least opportunity before them through the business's own goals? Individual influence by those associated with Cuba-interested-firms can help to make positive, all-encompassing results, the reality for Cuba.
Yet, in our Halliburtonesque-world, let's work to not give into more of the recent examples of charging in, monopolizing contracts, and draining new hope and potential in a vampiring manner.
What makes a life worth living as you grow older?
- Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel revisits his essay on wanting to die at 75 years old.
- The doctor believes that an old life filled with disability and lessened activity isn't worth living.
- Activists believe his argument stinks of ageism, while advances in biohacking could render his point moot.
The Amazon Rainforest is often called "The Planet's Lungs."
- For weeks, fires have been burning in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, likely started by farmers and ranchers.
- Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, has blamed NGOs for starting the flames, offering no evidence to support the claim.
- There are small steps you can take to help curb deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, which produces about 20 percent of the world's oxygen.
Emojis might contain more emotional information than meets the eye.
- A new study shows that people who frequently used emojis in text messages with potential dates engaged in more sexual activity and had more contact with those dates.
- However, the study only shows an association; it didn't establish causality.
- The authors suggest that emojis might help to convey nuanced emotional information that's lacking in strictly text-based messaging.