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All I will say this week is that the election feels like the penultimate bumper double episode of a weird first season of a global show called "2020". I can't wait for it to end.  

Stay sane, stay safe!

Onward! - Rahim

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My recommendations for this week

1. Inside Facebook’s quadruple play: How the company is finally melding its apps Link
2. Forecasting the US elections Link
3. Why Breathing Is So Effective at Reducing Stress Link
4. How the Coronavirus Got to Donald Trump Link
5. How to get promoted Link
6. The Race to Redesign Sugar Link
7. The Insane Scale of Jeff Bezos' Wealth Visualized Link
8. A TikTok house divided Link
9. The Students Left Behind by Remote Learning Link
10. Inside eBay’s Cockroach Cult: The Ghastly Story of a Stalking Scandal Link

My Tech Recommendations for this Week

1. Hype Man of the Century Link
2. The Inside Story of How Signal Became the Private Messaging App for an Age of Fear and Distrust Link
3. Toyota’s robot butler prototype hangs from the ceiling like a bat Link
4. HOTorNOT shaped the social web as we know it Link
5. 5 digital marketing predictions for a post-pandemic economic recovery Link
6. Techie Software Soldier Spy Link
7. Pay with your Palm Link
8. Google launches AI secretary that waits on hold for phone users Link
9. Resilience and Vibrancy: The 2020 Data & AI Landscape Link
10. New Brain-Computer Interface Transforms Thoughts to Images  Link
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