Author: Erika

I’m a proofreader with an interest in branching out to web editing. I’m trying to teach myself HTML5, CSS3, and MySQL, but would rather obsess over politics, movies, crafts, and DIY.

Web: www.erikaolsen.com

U.S. states could not set self-driving car rules under Republican plan I guess this makes sense from an interstate travel perspective, but it’s still scary since self-driving technology is not remotely ready to go live yet, assuming it ever will be. Uber’s sexism lesson: How not to build a tech company Uber is one of…

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Should You Take a Collagen Supplement? The answer is apparently yes. Too bad the stuff is so expensive. What You Need To Know About Marijuana And Breast Cancer As remarkable as it may seem, there is reliable and growing for-real evidence suggesting that cannabis can slow the growth of tumors by hindering their ability to…

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Value investing, a decadelong loser, looks more dormant than dead The financial system is irrational and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. More people subscribe to a streaming service than they do cable TV Settlements for Company Sins Can No Longer Aid Other Projects, Sessions Says On the one hand, Sessions can…

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Still working on trying to handle my Wacom with some amount of competency. People draw with these? Also I’m baffled at the idea that short times on market and bidding wars equal a “buyer’s” market. Although I’m also baffled about how many of my neighbors are renting their homes out when the value of all our…

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For 70-year-old president who likes his own bed, this trip is exhausting I’m sure how badly he takes care of himself has nothing to do with it. Citizen Trump was right about the Saudis; President Trump, not so much “It’s the world’s biggest funder of terrorism. Saudi Arabia funnels our petrodollars, our very own money,…

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I’m pretty sympathetic to the struggle of getting the damn computer to order lists correctly, especially if the content is broken up at all, which of course it always will be on a website. But, if websites are to be this dedicated to the listicle, they would do well to catch this problem before they publish.

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Excessive Worriers Might Have Their Big Brains to Blame This might explain my struggles with anxiety and depression. Why Is U.S. Maternal Mortality So High? Poverty and Lack of Access to Health Care. No shoutout to obesity? Maybe that’s not causing maternal death, but surely it’s a factor in lowered fertility and risky pregnancies. This…

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“President Cuck”: Trump supporters are freaking out over the president’s tone change on Islam No tip for you: restaurants move toward hospitality-included menus Works for me. If the service is poor, take it up with management or just don’t return to the restaurant. To Trump, Human Rights Concerns Are Often a Barrier to Trade I…

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$6.40 an hour for nine years: how I got stuck in a career as a Walmart employee Trump is trying to run the government like his business. That’s why he’s failing. Trump is like John Heard’s character in Battlestar Galactica. “Why can’t an engineer captain a ship?” Because you have no leadership skills! “Why can’t…

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John Oliver targets dialysis, a procedure that’s exhausting, deadly, and very profitable If Oliver keeps going after things that actually matter, rather than targeting liberal-approved low-hanging fruit, I might actually start watching his show. Why Is Everyone in Alien: Covenant So Damn Dumb? Is Lindelof involved with this? If not, I might still see it.…

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