Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Crosswords & Games Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by wordplay In Part 3 of the series, Kevin Der and Paolo Pasco pull back the curtain on the work that goes into filling a crossword with fun and interesting entries. ByKevin Der and Paolo Pasco June 13, 2018 DEB AMLEN: We’re making great progress on our team-built crossword puzzle. In Part 1 of the series, the constructors Ben Tausig and Finn Vigeland developed the theme, and the constructors David Steinberg and Natan Last set that theme in the grid and placed the black squares in Part 2. In Part 3 of “How to Make a Crossword Puzzle,” our constructors, Kevin Der and Paolo Pasco, tackle filling the crossword puzzle, perhaps the most detailed effort in the process. Successfully achieving all-over interlock with words and phrases, as is required in American-style crossword puzzles, is not … [Read more...] about How to Make a Crossword Puzzle
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Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four addictions were documented. Doctors had been wary of opioids, fearing patients would get hooked. Reassured by the letter, which called this "rare" in those with no history of addiction, they pulled out their prescription pads and spread the good news in their own published reports. And that is how a one-paragraph letter with no supporting information helped seed a nationwide epidemic of misuse of drugs like Vicodin and OxyContin by convincing doctors that opioids were safer than we now know them to be. On Wednesday, the journal published an editor's note about the 1980 letter and an analysis from Canadian researchers of how often it has been cited — more than 600 times, often inaccurately. Most used it as evidence that addiction was rare, and most did not say it only … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo How drug companies used 1980 doctor’s letter to usher in widespread opioids use
Do you have what it takes to be a leader? Cassandra Frangos Published 4:10 pm, Thursday, March 15, 2018 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Are You Ready to Start a Company? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Adapted from Crack the C-Suite Code: How Successful Leaders Make It to the Top, by Cassandra Frangos, copyright 2018. Reprinted by permission of Wharton Digital Press. Amy Chang, former head of analytics at Google, was just two levels removed from Larry Page and the C-suite when she stepped away from her role at the search giant to co-found Accompany, the venture-funded digital personal assistant startup. This move epitomizes the experience of a unique set of aspiring leaders -- when they are ready for a top … [Read more...] about Are You Ready to Start a Company? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions.
TPS needs accountabilityAs a long-time and recently retired Tulsa Public Schools employee, I’ve followed the Edison High School controversy with the perspective of witnessing administrative policy development. It seems logical to blame the former principal, but does she deserve blame alone?In 2013, seven instructional leadership directors were hired to support schools at a salary of over $115,000 each. Stacy Vinson is assigned to Edison and has a rich TPS history, including four years as Edison principal and the 2013 Oklahoma High School Principal of the Year. How could it be, under her watchful eye, Edison was allowed to fail?Since Superintendent Gist has been at the helm, district-level personnel have increased to requiring two buildings — the Education Service Center and Enrollment Center. How could it be, with this breadth of support, Edison was allowed to fail?In the past two years, over $2 million has been spent on outside consultants. They work with the special … [Read more...] about Sunday Letters to the Editor for March 11, 2018
Won’t read garbageI’ve learned not to read or even look in the part of the newspaper that Ann McFeatters column is in, she’s so far left. Why read her garbage? Jay Vincent, Naples Animal abuseI am a longtime subscriber of the Naples Daily News and each Saturday I receive a copy of the Collier Citizen along with my subscription.I was shocked and disgusted when I opened the Feb. 3 edition of the Collier Citizen and on Page 3B, in an ad for Luxlift, I saw a dog being abused. The ad shows the dog with five clothespins attached to the dog’s face. Did anyone making the ad ask the dog how much it hurts to have five clothespins attached to your body? If you don't know that attaching clothespins to an animal is abuse, then there is something wrong with you.I can't decide which is more disgusting, the person making the ad or the Naples Daily News for publishing it. Claudia Kelley, Naples Research alternative powerAll these articles about global warming … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018