Regulators pursuing all crypto exchanges — NY received $100 million from Coinbase

http://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/04/business/coinbase-settlement-anti-money-laundering.html Coinbase Reaches $100 Million Settlement With New York Regulators The U.S. crypto exchange will pay a $50 million fine for letting customers open accounts with few background checks and spend $50 million to improve compliance. Compliance problems at Coinbase were first detected during a routine examination in 2020, regulators said.Credit...Gabby Jones for The New … Continue reading Regulators pursuing all crypto exchanges — NY received $100 million from Coinbase

How will humans who work with words compete with ChatGPT?

http://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/01/chatgpt-ai-economy-automation-jobs/672767/? How ChatGPT Will Destabilize White-Collar Work No technology in modern memory has caused mass job loss among highly educated workers. Will generative AI be an exception?By Annie Lowrey Michael Brennan; Getty; The Atlantic JANUARY 20, 2023SHARE In the next five years, it is likely that AI will begin to reduce employment for college-educated workers. As … Continue reading How will humans who work with words compete with ChatGPT?

Nobody likes hearing that their property is at risk for wildfires

grist.org/housing/oregon-wildfire-risk-map-home-values/? Oregon tried to inform residents about wildfire risk. The backlash was explosive. Homeowners fear the state will devalue their properties by publicizing their fire risk. Nathan Howard / Getty Images Jake Bittle for Grist, PublishedNov 02, 2022 Last summer, after a series of devastating wildfires, the Oregon state legislature passed a sweeping bipartisan bill to protect … Continue reading Nobody likes hearing that their property is at risk for wildfires

Couples who combine finances are happier — so why don’t more do it?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/couples-who-combine-finances-are-happier-so-why-dont-more-do-it-11670174525? Couples Who Combine Finances Are Happier. So Why Don’t More Do It? Joint bank accounts have risks that hold many partners back PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SAM KELLY/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, ISTOCK (5) By Julia Carpenter Dec. 5, 2022 8:00 am ET All couples hitch their fortunes together. Only some choose to also pool their finances. … Continue reading Couples who combine finances are happier — so why don’t more do it?

GOP wants to cut funding to the IRS which collects the cash needed to run the country

http://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-house-takes-first-swipe-at-irs-money-11673284367 GOP House Takes First Swipe at IRS Money Bill expected to be first legislation from new Republican majority would rescind billions in funding for tax agency Republicans’ House majority will give them more leverage and oversight over the Internal Revenue Service, located in Washington.PHOTO: ERIC LEE FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Richard Rubin Follow Updated … Continue reading GOP wants to cut funding to the IRS which collects the cash needed to run the country

WSJ describes the huge price paid by McCarthy to become House Speaker (and the risks to the U.S.)

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-price-for-speaker-mccarthy-11673047871? The Price for Speaker McCarthy His concessions to get the job may cost vital U.S. defense spending. By The Editorial Board Updated Jan. 7, 2023 12:39 am ET Rep.Kevin McCarthy, Jan.6.PHOTO: OLIVIER DOULIERY/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES Kevin McCarthy finally won enough votes to become Speaker of the U.S. House early Saturday, on the 15th roll call. His … Continue reading WSJ describes the huge price paid by McCarthy to become House Speaker (and the risks to the U.S.)

Period underwear better for the environment but does it work?

https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/08/health/period-underwear-benefits-faqs-wellness-lbg/index.html Period underwear is better for the environment, but does it work? Experts weigh in By Kristen Rogers, CNN Published 12:33 PM EST, Thu December 8, 2022 Pictured are pairs of Leakproof period underwear by the brand Knix.Knix Wear Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Greener newsletter. Our limited newsletter series guides you on how to … Continue reading Period underwear better for the environment but does it work?

Who will care for “kinless” seniors”?

Paula Span has written on this topic for decades highlighting the very real, and largely ignored problems of the elderly. The assumption that family will be there to care for you is simply useless these days. She writes here, again, with great pathos and care. ww.nytimes.com/2022/12/03/health/elderly-living-alone.html THE NEW OLD AGE Who Will Care for ‘Kinless’ … Continue reading Who will care for “kinless” seniors”?

How crypto’s collapse may have done the economy a favor

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-cryptos-collapse-may-have-done-the-economy-a-favor-11669215926? How Crypto’s Collapse May Have Done the Economy a Favor Crypto’s lack of connections with traditional finance means its problems haven’t spilled over to the economy The cryptocurrency asset class, once worth roughly $3 trillion, lost 72% of its value—with no discernible fallout for the traditional banking system.PHOTO: GABBY JONES/BLOOMBERG NEWS By Greg IpFollow Updated Nov. … Continue reading How crypto’s collapse may have done the economy a favor

Rules for behaving like a decent human being while on a flight

Also read this for what to wear: http://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/tips/travel-outfits-comfortable/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/tips/flying-etiquette-reclining-eating/ The rules of flying like a decent human From reclining your seat to deboarding, we’ve got your guide to flying etiquette Advice by Natalie B. Compton, Nathan Diller and Hannah Sampson August 27, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. EDT Skip to main content Don’t be part of the boarding mob Know … Continue reading Rules for behaving like a decent human being while on a flight

Here’s a topic for Thanksgiving conversations that’s not partisan

http://www.wsj.com/articles/theres-a-new-menace-stalking-suburbia-meet-the-mcbasement-11665497875?mod=trending_now_news_2 There’s a New Menace Stalking Suburbia. Meet the McBasement. Limits on above-ground mansion sizes lead to mammoth grottos with tennis courts and whiskey-tasting rooms. Beverly Hills pushes back: `Violence against the land’ A 12-person hot tub and steam room occupy a large space in the basement of a nearly 12,000-square-foot home in Aspen. KELSEY BRUNNER … Continue reading Here’s a topic for Thanksgiving conversations that’s not partisan

Black Friday sales on Apple AirTags, other Apple and tech items

http://www.engadget.com/apples-airtag-4-pack-drops-to-a-new-record-low-ahead-of-black-friday-141002755.html? Apple's AirTag 4-pack drops to a new record low ahead of Black Friday Pick up the bundle for only $80, or $20 less than usual. V. Palladino, @valentinalucia November 20, 2022 9:10 AM Chris Velazco/Engadget All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our … Continue reading Black Friday sales on Apple AirTags, other Apple and tech items