Inc. 30 Under 30 2013: Asana, Justin Rosenstein and Dustin Moskovitz

inc.com — The founders of Asana, a San Francisco-based task management software start-up, are on a crusade to rid the world of busywork, particularly those time-sucking status reports. "When I ask people how much time they spend not doing their job--time spent on 'work-about-work' or phone calls or e-mails--people regularly tell me 60, or even 90 percent," says Justin Rosenstein, Asana's co-founder.

3 Start-ups Tackling the Student-Debt Crisis

inc.com — In April, the total amount of student debt for young Americans surpassed $1 trillion. To put that in perspective, $1 trillion is more than the size of the national GDPs of Israel, Finland, and Greece combined. College seniors who graduated in 2010 carried an average of $25,250 in student-loan debt each, and about five million federal-loan borrowers are currently in default.

This Is What the Modern Gun Owner Looks Like

thetrace.org — A new survey offers the most complete picture of gun ownership in America in more than two decades. An upcoming survey by researchers at Harvard and Northeastern sheds new light not just on which guns Americans own, but which Americans own guns. In many ways, the survey describes a demographic profile that's close to popular conception.

Why a New Survey From Harvard Is the Most Authoritative Assessment of American Gun Ownership in 20 Years

thetrace.org — Because the CDC avoids most gun research, it is up to academics to fill the gap. In the past two decades, Americans have added approximately 70 million firearms to their private arsenals. There are more gun owners, but they make up a slightly smaller share of the population.

Fear of Other People Is Now the Primary Motivation for American Gun Ownership, a Landmark Survey Finds

thetrace.org — A momentous shift in what kinds of firearms Americans are owning - and why - has huge implications for public health. Amid a historic plunge in the national violent crime rate, more Americans than ever are arming themselves to protect against attack by other people, a new survey of U.S.

When a Smaller Military Means Fewer Suicides

theatlantic.com — In a country with a high rate of gun ownership, shrinking the military saved lives. For us to continue writing great stories, we need to display ads. Please select the extension that is blocking ads. Please follow the steps below Thomas Reisch, a psychiatrist and researcher in Switzerland, was reviewing the rates of suicide in his country when he noticed something unusual.

How Military Reforms in Switzerland Accidentally Prevented Gun Suicides

thetrace.org — Thomas Reisch, a psychiatrist and researcher in Switzerland, was reviewing the rates of suicide in his country when he noticed something unusual. Right around 2004, the number of gun suicides substantially declined. Reisch, who serves as the medical director of a psychiatric hospital just outside of Bern, wondered why.

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Making Profits on the Captive Prison Market

newyorker.com — Earlier this year, I attended a prison trade show in Louisiana, which has the nation's highest rate of incarceration. Cheery representatives from CrossBar, a Kentucky-based company, demonstrated the bendable electronic cigarettes that are sold in prison commissaries. I chatted with employees of Wallace International, which makes the automated front gates for jails.

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Oct 13, 2016

INSANE to me that the nation's largest police union hasn't revoked their endorsement for a man who admitted *on tape* to sexual assault.

Oct 12, 2016

Not only that, but you BOAST about it while mic'd up to a national television audience  https://twitter.com/fmanjoo/status/786377111103680512 

Oct 12, 2016

Trump has entered self-destruct mode: If he sues the NYT, he's only going to make the story go MORE viral. (Plus he'll lose the suit.)

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