- Frances Berwick, president of Bravo and Style Media. The Bravo television network is launching a reality show based on the lives of little-known Silicon Valley entrepreneurs this year, part of a big wave of Hollywood interest in the lives of digerati. "Entrepreneurs Get Big Break—on Screen", April 19, 2012.
- President Barack Obama. The president called for a full investigation into the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American teenager in Florida, saying the U.S. needs to do some "soul searching" to determine what led to his death, an issue that has prompted sharp backlash throughout the nation. "Obama Says 'Soul Searching' Needed in Teen's Death", March 23, 2012.
- Psychologist James Pennebaker at the University of Texas at Austin. Talking about ourselves—whether in a personal conversation or through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter—triggers the same sensation of pleasure in the brain as food or money, researchers reported Monday. "Science Reveals Why We Brag So Much", May 12, 2012.
From a New York Times article about how health insurers are altering their pay-out formulas in the wake of a landmark legal settlement that should have reduced medical costs to patients. Instead, the new formulas are significantly increasing what people must pay out of pocket. http://nyti.ms/Jn8EhP