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Running marathons is hard—breaking up with your running group is harder

1 week ago 7ring 0
After three years running with a group in NYC—five marathons and thousands of miles in—I was summarily kicked out. It happened in one of the most 21st century ways possible. I was booted off the private collective our group leader had created in the running app Strava, after raising concerns about, among other things, his Read More

Income inequality is wrecking the world but a great rebalancing may be coming

2 weeks ago 7ring Comments Off on Income inequality is wrecking the world but a great rebalancing may be coming
What is a first world problem? As an American who on Thursday celebrated Thanksgiving, I’ve had a lot of recent opportunities to ask myself that question. Its gravity began to weigh on Wednesday evening, when an emptied out New York became a playground of parties and gatherings for those not leaving town. The bars and Read More

Seeking eternal life, Silicon Valley is solving for death

1 month ago 7ring Comments Off on Seeking eternal life, Silicon Valley is solving for death
For years now, the luminaries of Silicon Valley have been putting their minds, money, and machines behind an all-out effort to solve for death. Full of futurists who don’t have enough time in the day to achieve their lofty goals, the Valley has long looked for ways to make those days never-ending. After all, there Read More