This Week in Comments: September 4th—September 10th

Another week, another thrilling installment of our Comment of the Week feature with handpicked favorites from our Facebook page. 

Another week, another thrilling installment of our Comment of the Week feature with handpicked favorites from our Facebook page. 

Climate Change Will Lead to the Largest Transfer of Wealth in the Country's History

Jody Pace: The states with the most climate change deniers are the states that will be most affected. Toche mother nature...touche.

Would You Kill Baby Hitler?

Tyler JamesNope. I'd kidnap him and make sure he was raised by a family that would encourage him to finish Art School. 

Derick La PointeBaby Adolf did nothing wrong. It was middle-aged Adolf that started doing shit. So, I'd rather not kill a baby.

12 Reasons We Should All Be More Impractical in Life

Say Keng Lee: In fact, these two traits (reading and imagination) were part of Albert Einstein's powerful habitual domain ever since the compass first fascinated him since he was a young teenager. To me, reading enriches the mind. Imagination stretches the mind.

Why Silicon Valley Titans Train Their Brains with Philosophy

David Chen: If you are really good at building machines that can do anything, at some point, you have to wonder what are all the possible things that the machine can do. Enter philosophy.

Elon Musk Warns U.S. Governors That AI Poses An "Existential Risk" to Humanity

Joyce Rasic Etter: There comes a point that humans will rely too much on technology. Rather than have machines thinking for us, we need to invest ourselves in critical thinking. Already, you see signs of people unable to problem solve the simple tasks in their lives. Invest in education.

LinkedIn meets Tinder in this mindful networking app

Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.

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Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.

No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.

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Wealth inequality is literally killing us. The economy should work for everyone.

This economy has us in survival mode, stressing out our bodies and minds.

  • Economic hardship is linked to physical and psychological illness, resulting in added healthcare expenses people can't afford.
  • The gig economy – think Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, Handy – is marketed as a 'be your own boss' revolution, but it can be dehumanizing and dangerous; every worker is disposable.
  • The cooperative business model can help reverse wealth inequality.
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The most culturally chauvinist people in Europe? Greeks, new research suggests

Meanwhile, Spaniards are the least likely to say their culture is superior to others.

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  • Survey by Pew Research Center shows great variation in chauvinism across Europe.
  • Eight most chauvinist countries are in the east, and include Russia.
  • British much more likely than French (and slightly more likely than Germans) to say their culture is "superior" to others.
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People who engage in fat-shaming tend to score high in this personality trait

A new study explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.

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  • The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
  • The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
  • People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
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