On August 5, the New York Public Library (NYPL) launched a social media initiative using the hashtag #Ireadeverywhere. Participants post pictures of themselves on social media reading something—books, e-readers, magazines—in whatever location they want using the designated hashtag.
In 2009, Matt Geller got a call from a friend who was part of the burgeoning Los Angeles food truck industry. The truck had been shut down for violating a local ordinance requiring bathroom access, and his friend was losing thousands of dollars. Geller, a 2008 UCLA School of Law graduate, wasn’t a practicing lawyer (he wanted to pursue politics), but he had years of experience in the restaurant business and had also done a summer in a city councilman’s office. Eventually, Geller determined that the shutdown order was bogus—and that bogus enforcement was common. “I got together with some food truck operators and listened to their stories, and they were all pretty bad,” Geller says. “There were regulations that were being enforced that no longer existed.” And suddenly Geller was a leader in the food truck movement.
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Tales of the young wizard instill empathy, a study finds
Apparently Milton Berle and George Carlin had also developed sophisticated systems for organizing and retrieving their jokes. Bob Hope had what was called a “joke vault.” Lawyers like stand up comics live by their wits and have to be prepared with their “best material” in every context. The average 21st Century lawyer has the advantage of access to sophisticated technology, yet they remain largely adverse to contributing even the most basic descriptive attributes (e.g. a meaningful title beyond the word “memo” or ” contract”) for documents they may have invested weeks in drafting.
Despite concerns over escalating costs, the Charlotte City Council on Monday approved a plan to build a $150 million streetcar extension, with the federal government to pay for half of the cost if the city secures a grant.
Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke with the Wall Street Journal about some changes the company is making in response to the massive celeb hacking of 2014.
Are you a gunner? Here’s a Bitter Lawyer reference guide to help determine if you are one—or to confirm the gunner status of any Eugenes in your professional or personal life.
“There is no exercise that is either feeble or more strenuous … than that of conversing with one’s own thoughts.”
Net Neutrality has been the topic of intense conversation recently, as the FCC solicits and considers public comments about how to regulate Internet traffic. We’ve put together the overview below to help you understand the issues and players that influence the way we use the Internet daily for business, research, entertainment, and social activities.
Two senior congressional Democrats have taken steps to push back against the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality plan, bringing high-profile opposition to the proposal by President Barack Obama’s top telecommunications regulator.
This week’s tip for improving your performance is the most simple and straightforward method I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? You have to cut down on caffeine, and as any caffeine drinker can attest, this is easier said than done.
The Internet can be a nasty place, as academics know well from Rate My Professors. … Many professors assail the website and anything that might give it credence. But at least some faculty members have recently concluded that the best way to challenge the site and its unsubstantiated ratings is to mock it without mercy. Lehigh University became the latest institution to use the website as fodder for comedy. Taking a cue from a popular late-night comedy trope in which celebrities read cruel tweets about them, Lehigh filmed faculty members reading negative comments about themselves from Rate My Professors, and posted the videos online.