Living on 2.0: Uber Price-Gouging, Vaper Shops, and Face Memory

Curated by CLAI

UBER TAXI: Technological convenient, but high surge pricing. The same service. Compared to a regular tax – the same amount of time. The same trip. And a price differential of three and a half times ($13 v. $47). (NYTIMES)

Road at Miraflores in Lima, Peru

Road at Miraflores in Lima, Peru (Credits: Christine Lai)

VAPERS: 6 e-cigarette shops have opened in New York City, and serve the “vapers” providing supplies, guidance and a social scene. Despite some bans, the hope in the growing industry is that vaping will eventually oust smoking, just as the DVD displaced videocassettes. (NYTIMES)

MEMORABLE FACES: What makes a face more memorable? Familiarity, kindness, trustworthiness, uniqueness. (NPR)

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