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Recommended Reading: The (second) rise of virtual reality

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. The Rise and Fall and...

Recommended Reading: Weekend Reads: Natural Architecture; Masterplanning Iraq

Welcome to Curbed's new weekly roundup of architecture, real estate, and urban planning-related feature stories from, well, anywhere that isn't Curbed. We'll be collecting a few of our favorite longer stories of the week; please be in touch if you...

This Week in Misogyny: Awards Show Edition

New Yorkers, be sure to check out the recommended readings before hitting the voting booth in a couple weeks (you are voting in the primaries, right?) so you can be sure to vote for the feminist candidates, who aren’t necessarily the female candidates. We’ve also got updates on the misogyny of the Emmys, lots of terrible people, some disheartening studies (the... Read More

52 Blue

Recommended reading: Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams (which we covered here and here), writes again, this time about 52 Blue, “the loneliest whale in the world.” The full work is available at Atavist for $3.99, but an excerpt is available at Slate.

The Recommender: Kc Ifeanyi, The Guy Who Won An Emmy And Won't Let You Forget It

The best things on the Internet this week, curated by Fast Company employees. Kc Ifeanyi Photo: Celine Grouard for Fast Company Name: Kc Ifeanyi Role at Fast Company: Assistant Editor Twitter: @kcifeanyi Read Full Story

Wear a Wedding Band for Safe Traveling, Even If You Aren't Married

We women are at high risk when traveling alone, even locally. Lifehack.org recommends wearing a gold band on your ring finger to deter possible threats, even if you're not married. Read more...

Planned Parenthood Thinks '50 Shades of Grey' Is Recommended Reading for Teens

Post by Michele Zipp. Once upon a time the required reading for young girls was Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. After that you'd graduate to watching the 1984 film Angel about a 15-year-old runaway who becomes a hooker. Show More Summary

A Celebration of the End of Summer, with Music, Food, and Art

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

At the end of a Seattle summer, nobody requires a reason to walk outdoors, so what I’m about to recommend is all a bonus. Tonight I’d join the free tour through the sculpture park... KEEP READING > >

“The 14-day Forecast says Drake too for weeks”

Recommended Reading: “Views from the 6” by Emma Healey, which will soon become the best poem you’ve ever read about Drake.

Is monogamy on the way out?

Read more on this story. Listen to more of The Week's mini podcasts: Lauren Bacall's remarkably honest account of Humphrey Bogart's death Your weekly streaming recommendation: Only God Forgives This week I learned a store in Alabama is selling your lost luggage, and more You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, and TuneIn. More

Your True Self Comes Out When You Use a Gift Card

Big River my fave musical/already read Steve Jobs and Einstein by same author/Yes, Chef recommended to me/am a street photographer and want to see where I fit in (or how, perhaps, I can one day stand out). eclectic food-for-thought for a changing world

Which Three Lenses do You Need for Photography?

Two things occurred to me When I read Phillip VanNostrand’s article The Only Three Lenses You Need for Travel Photography. One, is that his choice of lenses would not be my choice. Two, is that you cannot recommend three lenses for every photographer to use, as everybody’s requirements are different. Show More Summary

Toyota Pickup Vs. Mobile Home: Which Will Win?

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Let me just say that this is not a recommended form of house demolition. Read more...

Is seven hours of sleep ideal?

Eight hours. That’s the nightly sleep recommendation you hear most frequently, the gold standard for a healthy sleep routine. But what if it isn’t? I read this article in the Wall Street Journal with great interest, for it points to...

Ferguson

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; white supremacy; lynching.]Here is some difficult but important recommended reading that sets what happened, and what is ongoing, in Ferguson in context, both currently and historically:Jelani...Show More Summary

Danganronpa, one of the best games of 2014 so far, is on sale today for $20.

Danganronpa, one of the best games of 2014 so far, is on sale today for $20. I strongly recommend it to anyone who's into good stories. The sequel comes out next week—look out for our review then. Read more...

Let Brooklyn Public Librarians Recommend Your Reading List

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

This month, the Brooklyn Public Library launched a free service for personalized recommendations from the people who know their books best — the librarians.

Is It Time To Wake Up And Smell Burger King's New Coffee?

By The Specialist: I read a succulent Seeking Alpha article on the Burger King (NYSE:BKW) and Tim Hortons (NYSE:THI) proposed merger by 5i Research that I recommend reading here. The purpose of my brief article is to hopefully add to his. Show More Summary

Focus on Mini Habits to Accomplish Big, Difficult Goals

We often find ourselves setting out to accomplish big goals that involve big changes in habit. Pick the Brain recommends building mini habits to work your way up instead of overloading to burn yourself out. Read more...

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