What Does Psychological Safety Mean at Google?

After an engineer released an anti-diversity memo, we have to reckon once again with sexism in tech(Ringer illustration)This week, a very opinionated Google engineer decided to make his opinions very publicly known. He recorded them in a 10-page document titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” and sent them to his coworkers via…
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‘Game of Thrones’ Mortality Pool Update: Did Anyone Die in That Battle?

A number of characters ended the latest episode in unclear circumstances(HBO)This is as active an episode the Game of Thrones Mortality Pool will have without any notable deaths. Sure, hundreds, maybe thousands of casualties came in the form of Lannister, Tarly, and Dothraki nobodies. And yes, the fates of Jaime,…
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Meet the Guys Who French Montana Forgot Produced “Unforgettable”

Meet the Beatmakers Who French Montana Forgot Produced “Unforgettable”The Bronx rapper couldn’t remember who produced his Top 10 smash during a radio interview last week. Frenchie, we got you. Introducing 1Mind, the Indiana beatmakers behind the song of the summer.Mac Sutphin, Sebastian Lopez, and Micheal Lohmeier of 1Mind (Sophie Trauberman)“Unforgettable,” the…
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Can the Pelicans Really Nab Carmelo?

Stranger things have happened, but it’s a long shot(Getty Images)Picture Dell Demps on the Amalfi Coast, limoncello in hand and Ballers on screen. Even offseasons need offseasons, and the Pelicans GM spent the summer working New Orleans’s roster up to just less than a million shy of its luxury tax spending…
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Isaiah Thomas Sure Is Acting Like the Celtics’ Franchise Player This Summer

Hugs with Mookie Betts and chats with Robert Kraft: IT is leaving no Boston stone unturned this offseason. But will all of this be enough to get him a max deal to stay in green?(Getty Images)The NBA is a league that traffics heavily in public perception. There’s the business, and there’s…
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Early Returns Are In: The Red Sox Won the Trade Deadline

Don’t look now, but Boston has built up a three-game lead in the AL East(Getty Images/Ringer illustration)On the morning of July 31, the day of the non-waiver trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox were half a game back of the first-place Yankees, and had lost six of their previous eight games.…
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If Anyone Deserves a Vacation, It’s Meera Reed

Meera Reed Deserved BetterShe risked her life, watched her brother die, watched Hodor die, dragged Bran across a frozen tundra, drank rabbit’s blood, and all she gets is a half-hearted “thank you”?!(HBO/Ringer illustration)The French have an expression: “l’esprit d’escalier,” or “staircase wit,” for when you can’t think of a zinger when you…
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If Anyone Deserves a Vacation, It’s Meera Reed

Meera Reed Deserved BetterShe risked her life, watched her brother die, watched Hodor die, dragged Bran across a frozen tundra, drank rabbit’s blood, and all she gets is a half-hearted “thank you”?!(HBO/Ringer illustration)The French have an expression: “l’esprit d’escalier,” or “staircase wit,” for when you can’t think of a zinger when you…
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The Jay Cutler Experience Is Coming to Miami

The Dolphins’ decision to sign Cutler brings a wave of questions, namely: Is this Miami’s version of the Sam Bradford trade?(Getty Images/Ringer illustration)Some things are too beautiful for this cruel world. For Bears fans, the idea of Jay Cutler sitting in the Fox broadcast booth for Chicago’s season opener against the…
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Does Daenerys Enjoy Burning People Too Much?

Does Dany Enjoy Burning People Too Much?The ‘Talk the Thrones’ team explains why her latest choice was slightly less troubling than others(HBO)body[data-twttr-rendered=”true”] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}You asked, #TalktheThrones answered: Does Dany enjoy fire just a *little* too much? Watch the full replay: https://t.co/e8gSAhkoXd https://t.co/TZfCZHz7x5 — @ringerfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height :…
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