Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg


Journalist, The Power of Habit (https://t.co/HFIYgBUqxV), Smarter Faster Better (https://t.co/GFiGUC5GPT) charles@duhigg.net. Most tweets via robot.

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Nothing Is Fixed: James Baldwin on Keeping the Light Alive Amid the Entropic Darkness of Being, Set to Music from @brainpickings 

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Poet and Philosopher David Whyte’s Gorgeous Letter to Children About Reading, Amazement, and the Exhilaration of Discovering the Undiscovered from @brainpickings 

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When Did Time Really Begin? The Little Loophole in the Big Bang from @brainpickings 

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Thrush Song: A Stunning Harmonic Tribute to Rachel Carson’s Courage by Composer Paola Prestini and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City from @brainpickings 

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Many thanks to the great @byjoelanderson  for coming on this week's show to talk about getting parents to stay inside during the pandemic! And to the wonderful @JimBreuer  for telling us all about his dad!

The Osbick Bird: Edward Gorey’s Tender and Surprising Vintage Illustrated Allegory About the Meaning of True Love from @brainpickings 

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Spell to Be Said against Hatred: Amanda Palmer Reads Poet Jane Hirshfield’s Miniature Masterwork of Insistence, Persistence, and Compassionate Courage from @brainpickings 

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Mike Mullen, the seventeenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as non-partisan and honorable a man as you will find:

Octavio Paz on Being Other, the Courage of Responsibility, the Meaning of Hope, and the Only Fruitful Portal to Change from @brainpickings 

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For the last month, I’ve been trying to figure out why New York and Seattle fared so different in the pandemic. The result came out today in @NewYorker :

People won’t stop staring at their phones, so a Dutch town put traffic lights on the ground

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New Yorkers stayed strong in their own fashion:

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You should absolutely read this @JaneMayerNYer  piece about Mitch McConnell in the @NewYorker . It is amazing and insane:

Seattle was the first epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. But by mid-April, New Yorkers were dying at six times the rate of Washington State residents.

Seattle, on the other hand, moved fast and put communications in scientists’ hands – making public health official Dr. Jeff Duchin into an unlikely celebrity.

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It got so bad that some of de Blasio’s health officials said they would resign if the mayor didn’t order social distancing more quickly and start giving better advice.

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