Reading roundup: Apple Watch unveiling, Yogi Ferrell, Reggie Wayne

Coffee and newspaper for reading roundup post

Being able to open my windows and to dust off my bike for a ride this weekend was just wonderful. Looks like this week’s weather will be a lot more of the same! It takes some sting out of losing an hour to DST.

Here’s a roundup of 10 or so more good reads to start your week:

  • Don’t ignore any chest pain today, researchers say. Heart attacks surge on the first full workday after Daylight Saving Time changes. (Detroit Free Press)
  • The Apple Watch, which is being previewed today at a press event in San Francisco, is poised to become Apple’s most expensive product ever.  (USA Today)
  • In the wake of IU’s 74-72 loss to Michigan State to close out their season, is junior Yogi Ferrell set to leave for the NBA Draft? (IndyStar)
  • Bob Kravitz: “There had to be a better way to say goodbye to Reggie Wayne. There just had to be.” (WTHR)
  • Mike Pence and Indiana’s Deep Freeze: Ambitious Republicans thought they saw openings at the top of their party’s ticket—but now it appears those may have been a mirage. (National Journal)
  • An IndyStar investigation recently discovered that before Super Bowl 2012, city and state officials quietly signed a deal to suspend operations at a Southside plant. That’s the only week in recent years that a stench hasn’t hung over the area. Yet officials say they can’t definitively prove the plant is responsible for the smell. (IndyStar)
  • Budget bills are piling up in the GOP-controlled Congress. (New York Times)
  • Hillary Clinton urged the world to take action and address “the great unfinished business of the 21st century” — the achievement of equality for women that 189 nations called for at a groundbreaking U.N. conference 20 years ago. (Associated Press)
  • Speaking of Clinton: “SNL”‘s Kate McKinnon’s take on the email controversy had me literally LOLing. (Slate) | And then McKinnon slayed us all with her impression of Iggy Azalea  feuding with “Azealia Banks,” aka Indianapolis native Sasheer Zamata. (Salon)
  • Have you heard of “Impostor Syndrome”? It was a hot topic among myself and other attendees at this weekend’s Indiana Celebration of Women in Computing. Gifted students can be particularly prone to it. (

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Author: Cori

Cori Faklaris (aka "HeyCori") is a PhD researcher at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Faklaris is an social media expert and longtime journalist who brings this expertise to her work in usability for privacy, security and emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things.

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