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this is volume 32

The Sunday Reader
Harvey Weinstein, Blockchain Tech, An Ambitious Startup Focused on the Body, Kesha, Nestle's Bottled Water, Tom Petty & Human Extinction 
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NL Exclusive: 4 Days in Dublin Ireland
Our editor-in-chief headed over to the Emerald Aisle to check out Dublin's food + drink scene, local villages and gorgeous hiking trails, just a train ride away from the city center. 
  by David Ewing Duncan
 39 mins
An Ambitious Chinese Startup Wants to Know Everything About Your Body 
The goal is to use AI to keep you healthy. But are computers really smart enough to make sense of all that data?

  by David Carr 
 35 mins
The Emperor Miramaximus: A Profile of Harvey Weinstein
One of the most powerful people in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein, the cofounder of Miramax and founder of The Weinstein Company is under fire for sexual harrassment allegations. We look back at this 2001 profile from NYMag.

  byBrian Hiattt
 22 mins
The Liberation of Kesha
Kesha opens up about beating a life-threatening eating disorder, and how her personal struggles informed her new Number One LP, 'Rainbow.'

   by Caroline Winter
 18 mins
Nestle Makes Billions Bottling Water it Pays Nearly Nothing For
The company's operation in Michigan reveals how it's dominated the industry by going into economically depressed areas with lax water laws. 

  by Christopher Ingraham
 10 mins
We Have a Pretty Good Idea of When Humans Will Go Extinct
Wondering how long things can go this way? You're not alone. 

  by Morgan E. Peck
 22 mins
Blockchains: How They Work and Why They'll Change the World.
Blockchain technology is the true fuel behind the cryptocurrency fervor. It's best we start understanding what it is that it does, and how it can (possibly) change every major industry. 

  by Mikal Gilmore 
 15 mins
Retro: Tom Petty's Real Lift Nightmares
From 1980: After emerging from legal troubles, the rocker has emerged with a top 10 album.
Editor's Note: If you hadn't yet heard, AOL is killing AIM instant messenger in December. I'm sure you're thinking the same thing: AIM is still around? Obvious question aside, one of the hallmarks of the 90'-00's pedestrian version of Slack was the ole' 'Away Message.' The functionality became both a way to express oneself (emo lyrics, colorful movie quotes, etc.), and a means to which we could actually distance ourselves from the technology, letting friends know that we'd be doing something other than being connected. That feature existed, because the smart phone did not.  Well, now that it does, we think it's more important than ever to mimic the away message, and step away from technology. It's almost a cliche in self-improvement circles these days that "smartphone detoxes" are essential to our well-being. We don't disagree. We're going to continue to shoot for a more balanced life, and we hope you do too.  Got ideas or stories on how to mimic the 'away message' in real life? Send em' our way.
-Nick West, Editor-in-Chief
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