1. humansofnewyork:

"In my heart of hearts, I wanted to do the right thing, but selling drugs was easy. Everyone was doing it. I mean, I’m not using that as an excuse, I made my own decisions. But I grew up around these Robin Hood figures who would sell drugs, then buy supplies for kids who were going back to school, or pay rent for an old woman who was about to get evicted. All my friends were doing it. It almost seemed fashionable. I never felt proud of it. I always thought I’d transition to a job with the Transit Authority, or a job like this— something I’d feel good about, but instead I transitioned to jail. I did six years. When I got out, it was tempting to go back to the easy money, because everyone around me was still doing it, and I couldn’t get a job. But luckily I found an agency that helps ex-cons, because there aren’t many companies looking to give people a second chance. I’ve had this job for a few years now. You know what product I’m selling now? Myself. Everyone around here is my client. Times Square is a drug to these people. And I’m picking up all the trash so that they can have the full Times Square experience."

    humansofnewyork:

    "In my heart of hearts, I wanted to do the right thing, but selling drugs was easy. Everyone was doing it. I mean, I’m not using that as an excuse, I made my own decisions. But I grew up around these Robin Hood figures who would sell drugs, then buy supplies for kids who were going back to school, or pay rent for an old woman who was about to get evicted. All my friends were doing it. It almost seemed fashionable. I never felt proud of it. I always thought I’d transition to a job with the Transit Authority, or a job like this— something I’d feel good about, but instead I transitioned to jail. I did six years. When I got out, it was tempting to go back to the easy money, because everyone around me was still doing it, and I couldn’t get a job. But luckily I found an agency that helps ex-cons, because there aren’t many companies looking to give people a second chance. I’ve had this job for a few years now. You know what product I’m selling now? Myself. Everyone around here is my client. Times Square is a drug to these people. And I’m picking up all the trash so that they can have the full Times Square experience."

  2. “[Sherpaa’s] moving medicine into an electronic age, where most doctors don’t email with their patients, like who doesn’t email? That’s the days of dinosaurs.”

    – Dr. idasantana, in my favorite quote from our CNBC piece. I love her.

  3. Rockport, MA; It’s like looking at a painting.

    Rockport, MA; It’s like looking at a painting.

  4. sherpaa:

    CNBC’s Nightly Business Report featured us in their Bright Idea segment on last night’s show. Click above to watch!

  5. The Next Thing

    chrismohney:

    In honor of our great nation’s birthday, my last day at Maker Studios will be this Friday, July the Fourth. I’m looking forward to a summer of conversations over summery beverages about starting the next thing. What is the next thing? I like editorial, I like writing, I like video, I like running teams, I like technology, I like doing fun stuff with smart people who move quickly. If you’re interested in a chat, by all means drop me a line at chrismohney dot gmail dot com. Enjoy perusing my widely praised Linkedin profile if you need context, background, business intelligence, and/or bullet points. And if you need me tonight, I’ll be at the bar.

    Note for Chris: I read “I like running teams” in the athletic sense and was about to email you demanding why you never asked me to join your elitist running team… then I checked myself before I wrecked myself.

    Note for everyone else: I had the privilege of working with Chris at Blip and Maker Studios and you should talk to him about running editorial at your company.

  6. > Quiz: Find the missing World Cup ball (Round 3)

    Bravo, NY Times! These interactive features/games are so fun.

    In case you missed it: Round 1 and Round 2

    Bonus: When did the they also start doing haikus?!

  7. We went to a gorgeous wedding a couple weeks ago on Cape Cod. One of my favorite parts of the reception was the open oyster bar: Wellfleets harvested at 8am that morning and shucked right in front of you. So fresh, so delicious.

  8. foxwithsocks:

evangotlib:

sherpaa:

Here’s a real life Sherpaa story that we think is truly amazing. In his own words below, Joey describes how we were able to prevent his soccer injury from turning his night into a catastrophe:
I was playing soccer late one evening and I got kicked really hard in the face. There was a lot of blood and I had a deep cut over my left eye. It was a pretty bad situation. My two biggest concerns were: do I need stitches for this, and if so, do I need to go to the hospital right away to get that done? It was already 10:30pm as all of this was running through my head, and the idea of a 4-hour visit to the emergency room sounded like a complete nightmare.
Since I wasn’t sure what to do, I used my Sherpaa account to get in touch with a doctor. Dr. Santana replied within a few minutes and I told her what happened. She asked me to take a picture of my eye. I sent her the first photo above and she let me know I definitely needed to get stitches. She also mentioned that with lacerations to the face, it’s preferable to get the stitches done by a plastic surgeon to make sure the scarring is very minimal. She immediately gave me a referral to a plastic surgeon, Dr. Adam Kolker.
To my surprise, I was able to get in touch with Dr. Kolker - it was already 11pm at night at that point. He was very thoughtful and reassuring over the phone, and explained that it would be perfectly OK for me to wait until the morning to get stitched up. He gave me instructions on how to take care of the wound in the meantime and set up an appointment for me to see him at 8am the next morning.
This was amazing to me: not only did I have the comfort of knowing that I would receive amazing care in the morning, but I also avoided the emergency room completely. Instead, I went home and was in bed before midnight.
Dr. Kolker was fantastic the next morning - I was in and out of his office in less than 30 minutes. I didn’t have to miss any time at work or lose a bunch of sleep waiting in the ER to be seen.
Sherpaa, Dr. Santana and Dr. Kolker were fantastic for me for two major reasons. First, I ended up getting really great care: I didn’t have to research who to go to, while bleeding from a laceration on my face. That was all taken care of by Sherpaa. Second, I was able to get professional, expert medical advice late at night that saved me a whole lot of time and annoyance and a visit to the emergency room. It’s tough to really understand how important both of those things are until you’re in the moment and it’s happening.
Dr. Santana also checked in on me via my Sherpaa account the next day, and I happily sent her the second photo above. It was really nice to have that kind of follow-up. The whole experience could not have been more seamless for me.

Sherpaa in action.

Sounds really cool and convenient but also hella expensive if your employer isn’t paying for it. Curious what the pricing is like.

We don’t currently provide Sherpaa to single individuals - it’s only available through your employer. If you’d like Sherpaa, you can use our form to request that your boss look into it. We promise to be as charming as possible! :)

    foxwithsocks:

    evangotlib:

    sherpaa:

    Here’s a real life Sherpaa story that we think is truly amazing. In his own words below, Joey describes how we were able to prevent his soccer injury from turning his night into a catastrophe:

    I was playing soccer late one evening and I got kicked really hard in the face. There was a lot of blood and I had a deep cut over my left eye. It was a pretty bad situation. My two biggest concerns were: do I need stitches for this, and if so, do I need to go to the hospital right away to get that done? It was already 10:30pm as all of this was running through my head, and the idea of a 4-hour visit to the emergency room sounded like a complete nightmare.

    Since I wasn’t sure what to do, I used my Sherpaa account to get in touch with a doctor. Dr. Santana replied within a few minutes and I told her what happened. She asked me to take a picture of my eye. I sent her the first photo above and she let me know I definitely needed to get stitches. She also mentioned that with lacerations to the face, it’s preferable to get the stitches done by a plastic surgeon to make sure the scarring is very minimal. She immediately gave me a referral to a plastic surgeon, Dr. Adam Kolker.

    To my surprise, I was able to get in touch with Dr. Kolker - it was already 11pm at night at that point. He was very thoughtful and reassuring over the phone, and explained that it would be perfectly OK for me to wait until the morning to get stitched up. He gave me instructions on how to take care of the wound in the meantime and set up an appointment for me to see him at 8am the next morning.

    This was amazing to me: not only did I have the comfort of knowing that I would receive amazing care in the morning, but I also avoided the emergency room completely. Instead, I went home and was in bed before midnight.

    Dr. Kolker was fantastic the next morning - I was in and out of his office in less than 30 minutes. I didn’t have to miss any time at work or lose a bunch of sleep waiting in the ER to be seen.

    Sherpaa, Dr. Santana and Dr. Kolker were fantastic for me for two major reasons. First, I ended up getting really great care: I didn’t have to research who to go to, while bleeding from a laceration on my face. That was all taken care of by Sherpaa. Second, I was able to get professional, expert medical advice late at night that saved me a whole lot of time and annoyance and a visit to the emergency room. It’s tough to really understand how important both of those things are until you’re in the moment and it’s happening.

    Dr. Santana also checked in on me via my Sherpaa account the next day, and I happily sent her the second photo above. It was really nice to have that kind of follow-up. The whole experience could not have been more seamless for me.

    Sherpaa in action.

    Sounds really cool and convenient but also hella expensive if your employer isn’t paying for it. Curious what the pricing is like.

    We don’t currently provide Sherpaa to single individuals - it’s only available through your employer. If you’d like Sherpaa, you can use our form to request that your boss look into it. We promise to be as charming as possible! :)

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