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  1. Feb 2018
    1. The problem with this perception is that by holding our daughters to fear based standards, we restrict their ability to be confident, capable and equal human beings.
    2. In 1994, a study performed by Adolescence Magazine confirmed that most parents are more protective of their daughters and permissive of their sons
    1. However, "being in the habitable zone does not mean we know this planet is habitable,"

      Nay-say argument/ other side. May not answer my question at all #aplang18

    2. brightness of its star at high noon is only as bright as our sun appears to us about an hour before sunset

      Differences/disadvantages to Kepler supporting human life. #aplang18

    1. amygdala responds when people exhibit fear learning through instruction
    2. Fear can be learned through direct experience with a threat, but it can also be learned via social means such as verbal warnings or observ-ing others.
    3. “Fear is a universal survival mechanism,”
    4. Phelps, a professor of psychology and neural science at New York University,
    1. And numerous studies have shown that differences between individuals are associated with important life outcomes, from academic and occupational success, to marital stability and physical health.

      This will shed more light on nature versus nurture. https://www.sundance.org/projects/three-identical-strangers#/

    2. Evidence from studies of identical twins suggests that the Big Five have a substantial genetic basis.

      Is it more nature or nurture?

    3. These so-called Big Five dimensions – Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism and Intellect – provided a basic model for conceptualising and measuring personality.

      There are 16 main personality traits

    1. Health care reform requires insurance plans to cover important preventive services, including critical immunizations, numerous health screenings, and counseling services, with no cost-sharing by women.
    2. while controlling rapidly rising costs.
    3. This growth has already served nearly 3 million new patients
    4. the Affordable Care Act created the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan, which includes coverage for primary and specialty care, hospital services, and prescription drugs.
    5. Meanwhile, many Americans with a pre-existing medical condition—including asthma, heart disease, previous injuries, and cancer—would not have access to necessary, affordable care without health reform.


    6. 73 percent of young adults have insurance coverage as a result of the dependent provision, and their families benefit from this economic security, too.
    7. Millions of Americans have benefited from the Affordable Care Act since President Barack Obama signed it into law on March 23, 2010.
    8. 6.6 million additional young adults, including more than 1.3 million minorities—many of them new college graduates—had access to coverage even if they were unable to find a job right away.
    9. Millions of Americans have benefited from the Affordable Care Act since President Barack Obama signed it into law on March 23, 2010.
    10. young adults to remain on their parents’ insurance until age 26
    1. What Naumov points out, however, is that while AI may not, in fact, replace the human interaction, it could, in fact, go hand in hand to offer a better customer experience when used as the incredible tool it was intended to be.
    2. Naumov knows that AI is here to stay and that what we are seeing is just the beginning.

      Smart speakers and the like are making their ways into homes, becoming more capable.

    3. Ginni Rometty, the CEO of IBM came up with the concept that if you reverse the letters AI to IA, you go from Artificial Intelligence to Intelligent Assistant

      AI is made to assist its users, that's all.

    1. "Disorders like phobias, depression and OCD, documented at zoos, don’t appear to have analogues among animals living in the wild."

      Zoos introduce new psychological issues that wouldn't be as present in the wild

    2. So much confinement and artifice is bound to drive the animals crazy, Wallace-Wells argues, even if they've never known anything else.

      While zoos might provide a "better" life and the animals might not have ever known life outside a zoo, they still might have issues dealing with their instinctual tendencies in a zoo setting

    3. the cushy lives of zoo animals have made them a bit soft. "An animal in the wild can’t afford to be depressed," she says in the Times piece. "It will simply be killed or starve, since its environment requires constant vigilance."