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Item #1

The Link Between August Birthdays and A.D.H.D.

Item #2

Stop saying ‘exponential.’ Sincerely, a Math Nerd.
by Manil Suri, New York Times, 4 March 2019

The author of this op/ed piece is a mathematics professor who wishes people would stop using the word "exponential" to describe any kind of growth they find impressive. In fact, sometimes it is used to describe a single data point, with exponential treated as a synonym for big.