BOSTON (CBS) — Danny Ainge played in the NBA for 14 years, for four different teams. He was a head coach for four seasons. And he’s been an executive in Boston since 2003. When it comes to understanding the dynamics of relationships in the NBA, Ainge has experienced it all. READ MORE: Flu Has Virtually Disappeared In US During COVID Pandemic That’s why, when he was asked by Rich Shertenlieb on Thursday about the reports and whispers that players have begun “tuning out” head coach Brad Stevens, his answer was rather interesting. “That’s just … those types of things. Even if a player was [tuning out Stevens], that’s just his way of coping,” Ainge said during his weekly Toucher & Rich interview . Ainge said that he’s been “amazed at how great a defensive team our teams have been in the Brad Stevens era” despite a number of undersized players on the floor at various positions. He indicated the current team’s issue has more to do with confidence than it does with coaching. … [Read more...] about Danny Ainge Has An Interesting Take On Reports Of Celtics ‘Tuning Out’ Brad Stevens
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Photo: Rob DeMartin/Spotify It’s been just over two years since Spotify cannonballed into podcasting, marking its spendy February 2019 acquisitions of Gimlet Media and Anchor as a splashy first step in the company’s expansionary transition from a music streaming platform towards something that’s significantly more than that. It was a scaling up of ambition, one that founder and CEO Daniel Ek conceptually outlined in a blog post titled “Audio-First” published at the time. As has been chronicled at length in this newsletter, that transition went on to include a string of further acquisitions (Parcast, The Ringer, Megaphone), a steady drumbeat of buzzy content partnerships (Joe Rogan, the Obamas, Kim Kardashian, etc.), and a bevvy of product experiments that poke at the edges of the current on-demand audio experience (playlists, vodcasts, talk-music mixes, etc.). The past two years are abundant with Spotify-filled headlines, and they collectively exert the feel of a show of … [Read more...] about Key Podcast Takeaways from Spotify’s Big Event
We're so excited to announce cultural critic Rebecca Carroll's memoir Surviving the White Gaze as BuzzFeed Book Club's March selection. Carroll describes growing up in rural New Hampshire as the sole Black person, not only in her family (she was adopted by white parents at birth) but also in her small town. When she meets her birth mother, also a white woman, the vague tensions of her youth are pushed into the light as she’s forced to reckon with her alienation as a child, her complicated relationship with her parents, and her understanding of her racial identity. It's a poignant, intimate, and revelatory memoir. Check out an excerpt below — and sign up for a chance to win a signed copy . We had neighbors for the first time after we moved to our new house when I was six, and Nicole, a girl my age with freckled cheeks and caramel-colored hair, lived right next door. We sat together at the giant table in the dining room of her house one afternoon, surrounded … [Read more...] about “Surviving The White Gaze” Is The BuzzFeed Book Club March Pick. Here’s An Excerpt.
Key Points: An analysis of data from tens of thousands of people found that those who regularly attended religious services were, on average, less likely to become depressed, to smoke, or to drink heavily. Regular service attendance was also related to a lower likelihood of dying during a study's follow-up period. People who frequently attend services may benefit from higher life satisfaction, purpose in life, and other indicators of flourishing. Religious and spiritual traditions have, for millennia, provided practices, rituals, and communities that help people come together to make sense of life, support one another, and seek the transcendent. Given the endurance and adaptability of these communities through history, we might anticipate that they have an important role to play in promoting human flourishing. In recent decades, a growing body of rigorous longitudinal research has emerged showing just such a role. Past research, meta-analyzing longitudinal … [Read more...] about How Religious Community Is Linked to Human Flourishing
WordPress powers more than 38% of the websites on the Internet. This means that most of the personal blogs, magazines, newspapers, or company presentation websites are built upon WordPress CMS. They use different web designs, some of them, according to the current design trends. One of the stronger and continually growing trends is minimalism in WordPress design. We will take a deep dive into what minimalism is really about and how to use this powerful trend on your WordPress website. Minimalism is a Modern WordPress Design Approach Minimalism has influenced the majority of web designs. With art combined with human-computer interaction, minimalism web design has its roots in the early 2000s. However, on the Tate website, minimalism is described as “ an extreme form of abstract art developed in the USA in the 1960s and typified by artworks composed of simple geometric shapes based on the square and the rectangle.” Aesthetically, the minimalist design keeps your website’s … [Read more...] about How to Use Minimalism in WordPress Web Design