‘Send help’: Texans are venting frustrations about the scorching heat in hilarious TikTok videos (Houston Chronicle)

Houston Chronicle: ‘Send help’: Texans are venting frustrations about the scorching heat in hilarious TikTok videos. “It’s hot in Texas. It’s so hot that Texans are hilariously taking to TikTok to vent their frustrations about the scorching climate. User Texastori1990’s driveway pavement was so hot that she placed a skillet on it, added oil, a heap of salt and fried an egg. ‘Welcome to Texas,’ she said. ”

NiemanLab: Lost for words? A new, free resource offers journalists guidance on thorny topics

NiemanLab: Lost for words? A new, free resource offers journalists guidance on thorny topics. “Using funding from Google News Initiative, the project brought together a long list of news leaders to write a style guide with more than 275 entries — including ones for ‘crisis pregnancy center,’ ‘opportunity gap,’ and ‘DREAMer’ — containing detailed definitions, notes on usage, and additional resources.”

PR Newswire: GIDEON’s Monkeypox eBook Offered Free of Charge to Help Fight the Outbreak (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: GIDEON’s Monkeypox eBook Offered Free of Charge to Help Fight the Outbreak (PRESS RELEASE). “GIDEON, the leading infectious diseases database, released their monkeypox eBook at no cost. GIDEON exists to advance the fight against infectious diseases; the timely release of the eBook is another step toward its mission. The ‘Monkeypox: Global Status’ eBook is authored by top infectious disease specialists and doctors, including Stephen Berger MD, the co-founder of GIDEON.” The ebook will be available free for 30 days.

WIRED: How to Stay Informed Without Getting Paralyzed by Bad News

WIRED: How to Stay Informed Without Getting Paralyzed by Bad News. “Although technology can produce bad-news paralysis, online tools can also help you make productive contributions within your various roles. As an organization junkie who juggles four part-time jobs with college classes and a private life, here’s how I balance responsibilities.” Personally, I keep lots of tissues handy.

CNN: He started the Wikipedia page for the Buffalo shooting and many other tragic events

CNN: He started the Wikipedia page for the Buffalo shooting and many other tragic events. “After Jason Moore, from Portland, Oregon, saw headlines from national news sources on Google News about the Buffalo shooting at a local supermarket on Saturday afternoon, he did a quick search for the incident on Wikipedia. When no results appeared, he drafted a single sentence: ‘On May 14, 2022, 10 people were killed in a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York.’ He hit save and published the entry on Wikipedia in less than a minute.”

CNET: Meta Doesn’t Want Employees to Discuss Abortion at Work, Report Says

CNET: Meta Doesn’t Want Employees to Discuss Abortion at Work, Report Says. “Meta employees have been told not to discuss abortion on Workplace, the company’s internal version of Facebook, The Verge reported Friday. An executive apparently said doing so could lead to the company being seen a ‘hostile work environment’ following the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion indicating that the court will overturn Roe v. Wade next month.”

Arizona State University: ‘Keeping It Civil’ podcast dedicated to improving civil discourse

Arizona State University: ‘Keeping It Civil’ podcast dedicated to improving civil discourse. “From a young age, Americans are often told to avoid controversial topics such as politics and race. But avoiding them altogether may have contributed to today’s political polarization. Instead, Americans should engage in civil discourse. That is the rationale behind the relaunch of the podcast ‘Keeping It Civil,’ a partnership between Arizona State University’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership (SCETL) and Arizona PBS. ‘Keeping It Civil’ is dedicated to creating space for disagreement on relevant topics and bridging political polarization through civil discourse.”

CZ Expats: Czech TV to begin nightly news broadcast in Ukrainian

CZ Expats: Czech TV to begin nightly news broadcast in Ukrainian. “As of Saturday evening, Czech Television will broadcast its nightly evening news program Události (Events) with simultaneous Ukrainian translation, Czech Television spokesperson Karolína Blinková has announced…. The live broadcast will take place at 7:00 p.m. nightly, along with the translated version. After the broadcasts begin, Czech Television will also create an online database containing an archive of previous news broadcasts in Ukrainian.”

CNN: How Mark Zuckerberg is trying to reduce his exposure to public scrutiny

CNN: How Mark Zuckerberg is trying to reduce his exposure to public scrutiny. “When Russia moved to ‘partially restrict’ Facebook access in the country last week, drawing the social network deeper into an international conflict, it prompted a defiant response from the company’s most visible representative on the world stage. Not Mark Zuckerberg, but Nick Clegg.”

Saint Louis University: Boeing Institute of International Business Launches Podcast

Saint Louis University: Boeing Institute of International Business Launches Podcast. “The podcast explores key issues in international business today with critical thought leaders from around the world. A new guest host each will take the reins each month from the Boeing Institute’s Advisory Board of business executives and discuss topics ranging from post-Brexit Europe to COVID market recovery, geo-economic strategies, the green deal and much more with leading global experts in international business.” Six episodes are available now.

Bloomberg: Google Tests Ways to Showcase Breaking News in Twitter-Like Move

Bloomberg: Google Tests Ways to Showcase Breaking News in Twitter-Like Move. “In recent years, Google has placed a carousel of links to news sites at the top of search results for certain events such as the recent negotiations in the U.S. Senate over the debt limit. The company is working on plans to showcase more relevant data and features in search on a range of timely breaking news topics, such as big-ticket sports games, awards shows and natural disasters, the company confirmed.”