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The 7 Best Hotels in Miami (Updated 2024)

Posted: 2/25/24 | February 25th, 2024 Miami is known for its sun-kissed beaches, vibrant culture, and sizzling nightlife. From the iconic Art Deco architecture of South Beach to the bustling energy of Wynwood, Miami offers a diverse array of neighborhoods to explore and lots of unique things to see and do (here’s my guide to […]

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Technology

Google Pauses Images on Gemini

Barely a couple of weeks after launching its latest iteration of Gemini and two new large language models (LLMs) thereafter, Google has now suspended the ability of its GenAI suite to generate images of people. This after users complained about historical inaccuracies resulting from hardcoding under the hood to avoid biases.  In a post on […]

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Finance

Most Dangerous Early Retirement Strategy To Follow: Coast FIRE

In 2009, I established my first rule of FIRE: generate enough passive income to cover your basic living expenses. Once achieved, you attain financial independence and the freedom to pursue your desires. Since then, various permutations of FIRE have emerged, one of which is Coast FIRE. Coast FIRE involves front-loading your retirement savings and then […]

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Health

Where do they come up with all those goofy names for prescription drugs, anyway?

An excerpt from Pills, Shills, and the Psychiatry Wars: Musings from the Drug Safety & Healthcare News Blog. I was spreading pine straw around the bushes in my yard in Atlanta, Georgia, when I started thinking about … you guessed it! The goofy names that drug companies come up with for their prescription drugs. Folks […]

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Technology

Learning Languages with AI-led Loora

At a time when the debate around AI and its impact on jobs and spurious content is causing global lawmakers to enact legislation or actively discuss them, a new use case is emerging where this ubiquitous technology could turn into a language teacher. For now though, it is only teaching users English, that too to […]

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Finance

When Feeling Bad Is No Longer Allowed

After receiving significant criticism for my post, Embrace Living Paycheck-To-Paycheck To One Day Be Free, I find myself contemplating the existence of a net worth level that brings about serenity and inner peace, prohibiting one from feeling troubled. Is there a financial threshold beyond which emotional turmoil becomes unacceptable? Despite my attempt to turn a […]

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Travel

The 12 Best Things to Do in Miami (Updated 2024)

Posted: 2/20/24 | February 20th, 2024 Miami is vibrant city known for its beach culture, party scene, Cuban influence. It’s definitely considered one of the more high energy, fun cities in America. Miami attracts millions of visitors per year. Personally, Miami isn’t my favorite city in the States (though I do love the beaches), but […]

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Health

a new hope for chronic pain relief

Opioids work through the mu opiate receptors throughout the body and brain, dampening pain signals being sent through the peripheral nervous system and spinal cord. It also acts on the ventral tegmental area, causing the release of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens, creating a sensation of euphoria. It is this euphoric effect that seems to […]

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Technology

Govts Gear Up for AI Safety

Earlier this month, a new AI safety organization in the UK claimed to have found ways that technology can deceive human users and produce biased outcomes. Right on cue, the US House of Reps set up a task force on AI though the response seemed hurried. Now, Google has joined the fray seeking to thwart […]

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Travel

The 8 Best Hostels in Chiang Mai (Updated 2024)

Posted: 2/20/24 | February 20th, 2024 Chiang Mai is the most popular destination in northern Thailand. It’s a hub for travelers looking to go trekking in the jungle or visit the nearby elephant sanctuaries. I love it here. I was there recently and glad to see that, even post-COVID, the vibe the city has remained […]

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