Today is Thursday, and we're counting up the jobs of the future, scheduling smarter and observing the return of dating.
"What was next" trivia: On this day in 1991, which notorious serial killer was caught? Hint: It's not what newly crowned NBA champion Milwaukee wants to be known for.
- Credit to reader Tim Lahey for being the first to note that astronaut Alan Shepard died on July 21, 1998. And though Shepard didn't orbit on his historic first flight, he made it back to space later — all the way to the moon.
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Today's Smart Brevity count: 1,264 words ... 5 minutes.