Preparing the Mind for Crises
Preparing ourselves and our societies for crises—just as Japan does for earthquakes—strengthens communities and helps to calmly pool resources should a tragedy strike.
Professor of English at Harvard, Elaine Scarry has written a book on how people think during emergencies and what can be done to improve our capacity to cope with disaster. "Scarry argues that one of the dangers of an emergency is that it allows a break from our usual norms, with one of the more dramatic examples being emergency rule. The roots of emergency rule are traceable to a concept in ancient Roman law known as 'justitium' which suspended normal business and granted the emperor additional powers during difficult times of invasion or succession."
Delay, deny and deflect were the strategies Facebook has used to navigate scandals it's faced in recent years, according to the New York Times.
- The exhaustive report is based on interviews with more than 50 people with ties to the company.
- It outlines how senior executives misled the public and lawmakers in regards to what it had discovered about privacy breaches and Russian interference in U.S. politics.
- On Thursday, Facebook cut ties with one of the companies, Definers Public Relations, listed in the report.
Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.
Dogs' floppy ears may be part of why they and other domesticated animals love humans so much.
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