What's the big deal
Why is food such a driving force in American lives
Food is the new religion of American culture. While Christianity, Islam, and all the other religions have been around for what seems like forever. So my question is what is the big deal about food? People center their entire lives around food and for what reason. They center vacations around going to their favorite restaurants. They work overtime just overeat at the local steak house’s buffet. Why to people lust after food. You sit down at a table and chew it up and swallow it. Each bite is only in your mouth for an average of twenty seconds then it’s gone. Around the world people make it just fine eating the same old same old, but we Americans act as if we will die if our steak is not done properly at the local steak house. Why is food so important to us? Why do people run to food when they are depressed or upset about life?
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Big tech is making its opening moves into the health care scene, but its focus on tech-savvy millennials may miss the mark.
- Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google have been busy investing in health care companies, developing new apps, and hiring health professionals for new business ventures.
- Their current focus appears to be on tech-savvy millennials, but the bulk of health care expenditures goes to the elderly.
- Big tech should look to integrating its most promising health care devise, the smartphone, more thoroughly into health care.
A new study, led by psychologist Jean Twenge, points to the screen as the problem.
- In a new study, adolescents and young adults are experiencing increased rates of depression and suicide attempts.
- The data cover the years 2005–2017, tracking perfectly with the introduction of the iPhone and widespread dissemination of smartphones.
- Interestingly, the highest increase in depressive incidents was among individuals in the top income bracket.
Here's why universal basic income will hurt the 99%, and make the 1% even richer.
- Universal basic income is a band-aid solution that will not solve wealth inequality, says Rushkoff.
- Funneling money to the 99% perpetuates their roles as consumers, pumping money straight back up to the 1% at the top of the pyramid.
- Rushkoff suggests universal basic assets instead, so that the people at the bottom of the pyramid can own some means of production and participate in the profits of mega-rich companies.
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