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I'll be honest with you, I procrastinated on finding my article to share this week. I did however find a great video that attempts to explain why this phenomenon in my brain might be happening and, if you can relate, what might be going on in yours as well. Here's to not letting that cute cat video your coworker sent you deter you from your goals today.
—Allison Fonder, community manager
This fascinating Bloomberg article looks at how overall crime at Walmarts around the country is so bad that it's draining local police resources. By not paying for security, Walmart essentially offloads those responsibilities onto taxpayers, increasing their own profits.
—Rain Noe, senior editor
This morning my feed was a flurry of tweets from media Twitter, both with the announcement from Gawker and NYT Now (RIP). But, when the internet closes a tab, it opens a new one (right?), so I was excited to hear about design.blog, one of the latest endeavors from John Maeda announced along with his recent move to Automattic, the company behind WordPress and, by extension, 26 percent of the Internet. As always, excited to see where this goes.
—Carly Ayres, columnist, In the Details
Here are some depressing images of what actually happens to the elaborate Olympic venues years after their Closing Ceremonies. Happy Friday!
—Emily Engle, editorial assistant
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Not every Olympic venue becomes a worthless, discarded shell. A lot of these articles like to paint with a broad brush, depicting a world where every Olympic development turns into a monument of waste and pointless excess. If you'd like to see an example of how this isn't true in most cases, look at Atlanta. I've lived in the old Olympic housing apartments, swam in the Olympic pool regularly, and spectated professional sporting matches in pretty much all of the structures built to accommodate the events.
Thanks for your comment! It's great to hear that not all Olympic venues are discarded. I looked into the facilities in Atlanta, and they are very inspiring—glad to hear they're still being used and loved by the community.