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Posted on May 18, 2015 by Jeff Reifman

Seattle After Amazon

If you have an article to recommend for this index, please contact me or tweet @reifman. In the past couple of years, there’s been a steady stream of outstanding journalism and research documenting the dramatic changes taking place in Seattle, largely driven by Amazon’s explosive growth. In July 2015, I published How Our Success is Ruining Seattle which was promoted Read More

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Posted on March 19, 2015 by Jeff Reifman

What Are the Odds of Finding Your Ideal Partner (in Seattle)?

For its Valentines Day episode in 2013, This American Life’s David Kestenbaum shared an anecdote of physicists trying to calculate the odds of finding a girlfriend in Boston. They began with the population of Boston, adjusted for the female contingent that they were searching for, adjusted for the fraction within ten years of his age Read More

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

Healing from Difficult Breakups

My latest essay describes simple ways to activate your parasympathetic nervous system to support the process of healing from a breakup: “Studies of fMRI scans show that breakups affect the same areas of the brain associated with drug addiction and withdrawal. The process of ending our intimate connections with loved ones can take a profound physiological Read More

Posted on June 10, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

Amazon’s Impact on Seattle Dating Resonated Widely

I had no idea that GeekWire’s coverage of You’ve Got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene would result in such widespread coverage as well as a viral spinoff. The gender ratio in Seattle and the failure of our local tech companies to hire women definitely touched a nerve, here and around the web. While I support Amazon CEO Jeff Read More

Posted on May 17, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

The Controversy Over My Cutoff Essay

Update: Please read Shining Light on Internet Rage. There’s also now: How to Respond to Internet Rage (Observer) and Here’s How We Can Change Online Commenting Once and for All (Observer). Original Post: I’ve posted a brief response to the controversy over Shining Light On Cutoff Culture.

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