Quick & Quotable: April 9th


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Why You Should Quit Social Media— Cal Newport TEDxTysons

Does quitting social media make you an unemployable Luddite? Computer scientist Dr. Cal Newport doesn't think so. In this eye-opening talk, he debunks three objections commonly offered up as rationale for keeping that all-important Facebook account.”

Former LaForce Publicist Launches Agency for Influencers of Color— WWD

“I feel like we are on the lower end of the totem pole. Certain brands just want to send you product, but for a girl who doesn’t look like me, they will send her product and offer her a check,” Walker said. “I also want to work for a wider variety of brands, not just brands who solely target women of color. A lot of the times we are relegated to working with black hair-care brands, but there needs to be diversity across the board.”

How an Instagram Post Led to an N.F.L. Cheerleader’s Discrimination Case— The New York Times

But when she posted a photo of herself in a one-piece outfit in January, Saints officials accused her, despite her protests, of breaking rules that prohibit cheerleaders from appearing nude, seminude or in lingerie. For this indiscretion, and amid an inquiry about her attending a party with Saints players — another regulation that she denies violating — Davis was fired after what she said were three largely trouble-free seasons.”

The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck The New Yorker

In late 2017, at the height of the #MeToo movement, the actor was made to apologize for two separate instances in which he groped women on-camera in the early aughts. He also publicly distanced himself from Harvey Weinstein—a major force behind his and Damon’s early success—though the actress and activist Rose McGowan suggested that, contrary to Affleck’s denials, he had known about Weinstein’s crimes and had protected him by remaining silent.”

Day in The Life: Ramdane Touhami— Kinfolk

Ramdane Touhami doesn’t dominate the room the way some entrepreneurs do. He is casually dressed in comfortable trousers, sneakers and a warm-looking wooly sweater and hat. It is a contrast from the smart smock-like navy jackets worn by the staff at his Parisian beauty emporium, Officine Universelle Buly. Touhami, 42, seems a sprightly, nimble man who, one suspects, could quickly take you down in a boxing match. Certainly, through the refined spaces he is creating, he is hitting it big in the rarified world of premium cosmetics.”