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We’re all addicted to the smartphone slot machines in our pockets

3 weeks agoHumor / odd :

In a new video series for Vox, Christophe Haubursin talks to Tristan Harris, a former Design Ethicist at Google, about how our phones and apps are designed to be addictive and some strategies for breaking their hold on us: 1. Turn off all non-human notifications. 2. Show More Summary

Becoming, an upcoming memoir by Michelle Obama

3 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Michelle Obama is coming out with a memoir this fall. It’s called Becoming, it’s out on November 13, 2018, and you can preorder it here. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers...Show More Summary

Real Life Charts, graphs and charts made from found objects

3 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Designer Michelle Rial makes these clever and charming charts and posts them to her Instagram account. Some of the charts are hand-drawn but my favorite ones are made using real world objects, like the ones above. Reminds me of XKCD, Christoph Niemann, and Mari Andrew. Show More Summary

“Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits”

3 weeks agoHumor / odd :

In Japan, the current cultural successor to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits, a book by “world-renowned yoga teacher” Eiko that promises to teach anyone how to do the splits in justShow More Summary

The Boho’s Lament

3 weeks agoHumor / odd :

From Dustin Cohen, a short film of Phillip Giambri performing his spoken word poem The Boho’s Lament about the changing character of New York City. Wait a minute. Weren’t we all part of that retched refuse? Weren’t we the outcasts, the...Show More Summary

This bridge cuts sea ice into tidy rectangles

3 weeks agoHumor / odd :

The 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge links Prince Edward Island with mainland Canada. In the winter, when the water in the strait freezes, the wind and tides can push the floating ice against the bridge, causing the evenly spaced piers...Show More Summary

Why are action movie trailers sounding more musical lately?

3 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Did you watch the teaser trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story or the recent trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp? Here they are if you need a refresher: In both clips, you’ll notice how the sounds of the action — phaser blasts, switch...Show More Summary

How to get yourself out of a funk

4 weeks agoHumor / odd :

On Tuesday, I woke up feeling a bit tired, uninspired, and just generally not in the mood to tackle my to-do list for the day. I understand myself well enough by now to know how to react to this situation (most of the time) but was curious about how other people deal with such episodes. Show More Summary

A timeline map of the 200,000 year history of human civilization

4 weeks agoHumor / odd :

This animation shows how humans have spread and organized themselves across the Earth over the past 200,000 years. The time lapse starts with the migration of homo sapiens out of sub-Saharan Africa 200,000 years ago, with a few thousand years passing every second. Show More Summary

8-bit scenes from TV shows

4 weeks agoHumor / odd :

For his Pixel Art TV project, Gustavo Viselner illustrates scenes from TV shows in a pixelized video game style. Looks like he’s done scenes from Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, Breaking Bad, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Seinfeld, Star Trek, and several others. (via @john_overholt) Tags: art Gustavo Viselner remix TV video games

Mapping apps and how advertising subtly warps user experience

4 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Artur Grabowski spent much of 2017 comparing three mapping apps (Google Maps, Apple Maps, Waze) to see which one was the most accurate and resulted in the fastest route times. After 120 trips, the data showed that Google Maps got him...Show More Summary

Black Panther, a suggested comics reading list

4 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Over the weekend, I saw Black Panther. Twice. It’s such a vibrant world that I wanted to experience more of, so I asked some comics nerds on Twitter: Black Panther is the first superhero movie I’ve seen that makes me want to read the comic book. Show More Summary

American teens have had it with this authoritarian crap

4 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Dina Leygerman is a high school teacher who teaches George Orwell’s novel 1984 to her students every year. Before she does, with the assistance of other teachers and the school’s administration, she turns her classroom into a totalitarian regime to give the kids a taste of life in Oceania. Show More Summary

Mister Rogers learns to breakdance and moonwalk

4 weeks agoHumor / odd :

In this clip from an episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, breakdancer Jermaine Vaughn shows Mister Rogers and his television neighbors a few moves, including some popping and locking and the moonwalk. That guy is game for anything, even if it makes him look dorky…probably especially if it makes him look dorky. Show More Summary

Switzerland makes it illegal to boil a live lobster

4 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Come March 1, it will be illegal to throw a lobster into a pot of boiling water. Chefs and home cooks alike will need to quickly kill the lobster first and then cook it. The first such national legislation of its kind in the world calls for a more humane death for lobsters: “rendering them unconscious” before plunging them into scalding water. Show More Summary

Why do we forget most of what we read and watch?

4 weeks agoHumor / odd :

Do you remember the plots of books you read and movies you watch, even months later? I rarely do, so Julie Beck’s piece Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read really hit me square in the forehead this morning (even though I will likely forget having read it next week). Show More Summary

David Grann’s next book: The Wager

4 weeks agoHumor / odd :

From the latest issue of Publisher’s Lunch daily newsletter comes the news that David Grann’s next book will be called The Wager, “an 18th century story of a shipwreck, a mutiny, a struggle for survival and a trial full of twists and turns”. Show More Summary

What is the mindful response to a school shooting?

4 weeks agoHumor / odd :

In the latest issue of the Mindful Resistance newsletter, Robert Wright, author of the great Why Buddhism is True, explores what a mindful response to a school shooting like the one in Parkland might look like and what benefits might...Show More Summary

Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture

4 weeks agoHumor / odd :

You’d think it’d be simple enough: make a disposable lid for a takeout coffee cup. You should be able to drink the coffee without removing the lid and the lid should stay on if the cup tips over (most of the time). But this simple design...Show More Summary

The Winter Olympics, male & female physiology, and socially constructed bodies

4 weeks agoHumor / odd :

This is a fascinating thread by Milena Popova about the differing performances of male and female athletes at the Winter Olympics. As they point out, humans are sexually dimorphic but the story doesn’t end there. Bodies are also socially...Show More Summary

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