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It's hard to avoid the spoils that Black Friday has to offer. In context, this year was a balance between retailers trying to stay afloat and consumers balancing their cash. I bought my annual supply of protein powder and vitamins. 

It was difficult to actually find the higher quality articles this week primarily as we sit between a final run in the year and everyone figuring out when the vaccine will take shape. There is certainly a long road ahead and we will need take each step at a time. The common approach is to vaccinate the most vulnerable first - but there are also some other approaches that we could consider, including focusing in on those most social - the potential superspreaders. I don't think that is crazy. What I do think is crazy is vaccinating those perceived as having the most valuable lives. Because if that happened we would have anarchy.

Let me know what your success rate was in reviewing the real humans(article 2)

Stay sane, stay safe!

Onward! - Rahim

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My recommendations for this week

1. The Two Sides of Diego Maradona Link
2. Designed to Deceive: Do These People Look Real to You? Link
3. It’s not just you — work psychologist confirms COVID-19 made jobs suckier Link
4. The Vulnerable Can Wait. Vaccinate the Super-Spreaders First Link
5. The Reigning Queen of Pandemic Yoga Link
6. Amazon Wants to Get Even Closer. Skintight. Link
7. Inside YouTube’s plan to win the music-streaming wars Link
8. The Promise That Tested My Parents Until the End Link
9. The ‘Omics’ of Exercise Link
10. The Joylessness of Cooking  Link

My Tech Recommendations for this Week

1. The Self-Driving Car Is a Red Herring Link
2. What Everyone Got Wrong About ‘the Long Tail’ Link
3. When A.I. Falls in Love Link
4. Can Shopify Compete With Amazon Without Becoming Amazon? Link
5. Part human, part machine: is Apple turning us all into cyborgs? Link
6. The COVID vaccine challenges that lie ahead Link
7. The Imposter Link
8. How to Save Democracy From Technology Link
9. The biggest tech fails of 2020 Link
10. The Ethics of Rebooting the Dead Link
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