An Uber customer in Los Angeles was kidnapped by her driver, driven 20 miles out of her way to a dark, abandoned parking lot, and only when she started to scream did the driver take her back home. The customer reported the incident to Uber, and they responded by e-mailing her an apology for the driver’s “inefficient route.” The customer is now staying in a hotel, since there’s a dangerous stranger out there who has her home address. Keep reading »
In this weekend’s New York Times, clinical psychiatrist Richard A. Friedman grapples with the question: should therapists play matchmaker for their patients? The answer he arrives at is no: “Looking to your therapist to set up a date is as ill-advised as it is to look to Match.com for help with depression or an eating disorder.”
Friedman admits to be tempted to fix patients up but ultimately decided against it because it “would involve crossing useful boundaries. And would bring my personal life in conflict with my job as therapist, which, among other things, is to help patients understand themselves and discover how to make their own lives as full and rich as possible.” Keep reading »
I’ve had fur on the brain lately. (No, that’s not a euphemism for being hung over.) It’s getting cold out, and I keep seeing these gorgeous girls sashaying around in silky fur vests and hats and stoles and jackets and, well, they just look so warm and chic. For the first time in a few years I’ve noticed stores displaying all manner of fur items in their windows, and something about them looks cozy and enticing despite uncertain times. Life can’t be so tough if you’re wearing a fur coat, right?
Did I mention I’m a fervent animal lover? Keep reading »