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Antibiotics aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do anymore.
Antibiotics aren't doing what they're supposed to do anymore. You know, kill infections. Since Alexander Fleming invented penicillin 75 years ago, nearly all bacteria have mutated into strains impervious to antibiotics. Those souped up bacteria now kill hundreds of thousands of people, at a minimum, each year. And according to a new issue of medical...
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But the real question, unanswered in this post, is, "Will Alicia Keys lose her job as creative director?"

Props to +Fast Company for actually providing a serious take on this question: http://www.fastcompany.com/3021005/should-blackberry-lay-off-creative-director-alicia-keys
 
BlackBerry reverses course, cancels sale, mutinies on CEO http://ars.to/1bSjBX0
As $4.7 billion bid goes bust, BB names new chairman tied to Dell buyout.
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My first post for +Fast Co.Labs: the reinvention of Myspace (yes, really) through a cool and ambitious editorial approach.
The beleaguered social network has poached editors from Vice magazine Billboard and RollingStone in the hopes of reinventing itself as an editorial...
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This is wild! Love it. Congrats on the new site, Andia!
 
So excited to announce the launch of my new website www.TheFitCycle.com and the debut of the newest fitness movie: "Subway Workout" --> Let me know what you think and share with your people!
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Check out Inc.'s 30 Under 30 list, featuring two profiles I wrote, on Jeremy Johnson of 2tor, an online education company, and Desiree Vargas Wrigley of GiveForward, a crowdfunding platform for medical care.
Inc Magazine's guide to 30 Under 30.
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Great summary.
The Giants beat the Patriots to win Super Bowl XLVI.
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Ignore the title: this is actually a refreshing takedown of puffed-up titles for celebrity spokespeople.
The struggling smartphone-maker lost nearly $1 billion last quarter as it announced plans to shed 40 of its workforce. Could Alicia Keys be one of the...
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[Cute game.] I won candy on the #googlebirthday doodle! Score: 108
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Check out my new post at Medium! (On a side note, it's an amazing writing platform--I'll be happy to see it open up.)
On Sunday, President Obama addressed the graduating Class of 2013 at Morehouse College, which also awarded him an honorary doctorate. (You c…
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I also profiled Desiree Vargas Wrigley, the CEO and co-founder of GiveForward. Great to see crowdfunding applied to such worthy causes.
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My profile of Jeremy Johnson, co-founder of 2tor, which is shaping up to be a game-changer in online education.
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OK, this post by +Christina DesMarais actually convinced me to try Google+ again. It's just a little annoying that there still isn't a good third-party client that allows me to manage everything (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) at once. When I'm on deadline, social media has to fall by the wayside.
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  • Writing (self-employed)
    Freelance writer, 2013 - present
    I write on entrepreneurship, technology, and culture.
  • Inc. magazine
    Senior reporter, 2008 - 2013
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I'm a writer focused on entrepreneurship, technology, and culture. Previously, I was a senior reporter at Inc. magazine. I also like to read about and discuss entertainment, education, race, and social justice.
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  • Yale University
    English, 2003 - 2007
  • Columbia University
    Columbia Publishing Course, 2007
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Stereotyping You by Your Favorite Book of 2011 - Flavorwire
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The Giants Won the Super Bowl!
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The Giants beat the Patriots to win Super Bowl XLVI.

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