In addition to providing a constant supply of outrage triggers, social media dramatically lowers the costs of expressing outrage. Offline, punishing bad behaviour is difficult, stressful and risky.
~ M.J. Crockett, assistant professor of psychology at Yale University in a Globe and Mail Op-Ed, Modern outrage is making it harder to better society
Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay, is going to be off the tour for several months with his ongoing hip injury. I have always wondered how long his body would stand up to the punishment it takes every time that he hits the court. Three of the sport’s biggest stars are sidelined by injury at the moment. Is it time to take a look at the schedule and the need for five-setters at the majors?
In response to pressure from members and the public, Canadian retailer MEC has heeded the call to stop selling several outdoor equipment brands owned by Vista Outdoor Inc. In an Open Letter to members, CEO David Labistour, said that they need to, “make thoughtful, informed decisions in the best interest of our Co-op and effect change where this is possible and consistent with our presence in the marketplace”.
Lacoste is replacing it’s iconic crocodile with endangered species in a limited edition line of polo shirts. In a partnership with International Union for Conservation of Nature they are raise awareness that species ranging from the Vaquita porpoise to the Anegada Rock iguana stand on the brink of extinction.
What I’m listening to.
Ricky Martin – Fiebre ft. Wisin & Yandel
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