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How I learned to think like a mushroom

30 minutes agoOdd : Boing Boing

We need fungal Solutions to Pollution, Global Pandemics, and Starvation, says Tradd Cotter, a microbiologist and professional mycologist Read the rest

GOLDMAN: One Simple Phenomenon Explains Why Scotland Will Probably Vote 'No'

Goldman Sachs is out with a Q&A on the Scottish independence referendum. They point out that while the polls are narrowing, betting markets still think that NO is much more likely than yes. How come? It call comes down to this fact,Show More Summary

Washed Out - Pull You Down

Sounds like: Teen Daze, Neon Indian, Toro Y Moi Song: Washed Out - Pull You Down What's so good? When I think about chillwave, Washed Out is the first act that comes to mind. Ernest Greene, the man behind Washed Out, and his bandmates are out to prove that chillwave is still a fun source of music. Show More Summary

401(k) Plans 101: A Guide to Saving for Retirement

AlamyIf your employer offers a 401(k) match, do what you can to meet it. That's free money for your nest egg. By Steve Nicastro If you're like many recent college graduates, thinking about retirement is probably the last thing on your mind. Show More Summary

The First Test

Today I wrote a test to give my beginners on Thursday. It's mostly easy, I think. I'd like them to do well. But you never know. Today a kid walked in who appeared to know absolutely zero English. If he blows the test I won't count it. Show More Summary

What it's like to block for Darren Sproles, LeSean McCoy and the Eagles' offense

(As the center in a complex and fast-paced offense, Jason Kelce must think quickly and run faster. As his Philadelphia Eagles drove for a game-tying score Monday night, Kelce literally couldn't get away from teammate Darren Sproles on a screen play. Show More Summary

A New Day of Transit Sleuthing

…and think about things I need to get done, one thought resounds as I hack away on the light rail. The air conditioning blowing on a hot day like this is nice, the thought of the 190+ blog entries that sit in my queue incomplete because I’ve been somewhat demoralized about so many things related to transit and other matters as of the last few years. Show More Summary

Pebble's founder plans to avoid the fate of Palm with the Apple Watch looming

P ebble CEO Eric Migicovsky thinks there might be something in the history of Palm that might be useful for a tech founder threatened by the entry of a giant competitor, like he now faces from Apple and its new smartwatch. "Sometimes...Show More Summary

Oceanic Great White Shark Sighting: 14-Foot ‘Man-Eater’ Filmed In Britain, But Doesn’t Belong

In the latest Great White shark sighting, a fisherman was likely thinking this: I’m gonna need a bigger boat. Was the sub-like Goliath in British waters a great white shark sighting or some other feared terrifying man-eater caught on...Show More Summary

An Important Question I've Never Seen Asked, And Would Like the Answer To

I am convinced that nearly the entirety of the modern environmentalist movement is an attempt to obtain absolution for modern First World life. Why one would think they need absolution for that is beyond me. -- Alexthechick I read this...

4-Year-Old Forced to Hold 'I Hit Little Girls' Sign Sparks Custody Battle

Post by Linda Sharps. I think most parents can identify with the challenge of not knowing how to get your child to change their bad behavior. It's a tough situation and despite what most people like to claim, there's really no one-size-fits-all answers that work for every family. Show More Summary

19 Essential Rules for Office Bathroom Etiquette

You'd think things would be different when you're in some I.M. Pei building, surrounded by educated, smart people in suits. But, it's not. Office bathrooms, and trading floor bathrooms in particular, too often look like some Hackney pub loo on a bank holiday weekend. This list has been compiled many times before. Show More Summary

Ed Sheeran Has Been ‘Lounging Around And Watching TV Shows’ On Tour

You’d think Ed Sheeran would be busier than ever. He released his second album x this summer and is currently in the middle of a major tour, not to mention all the collaborations Ed’s been doing with the likes of David Guetta, Jessie Ware, Rick Ross and Martin Garrix. Show More Summary

Colombian women's cycling team's uniforms makes them look naked—and people are losing their minds.

15 hours agoOdd : Happy Place

Personally, this just makes me think of a Good Humor bar, and now I want ice cream. (via Moreno Breda on Twitter) The Giro della Toscana bicycle race in Italy never gets the press of more famous races like the Tour de France, but that...Show More Summary

Republicans Think The Gender Pay Gap Is "Okay"

15 hours agoLifestyle / Beauty : MCBulletin

This is why we can't have nice things (like equal pay for equal work, for one.)

Phil Falcone Is Thinking Things

Like maybe now that he’s got all this free time on his hands, he should lace up his skates and whip the New York Islanders into shape? With his afternoons unoccupied for the next four years and his old Harvard game plans already dugShow More Summary

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Are you feeling these get ups? Colombian Women’s Cycling Team Uniform Looks Like Skin Is Exposed It appears that some genius working for the Colombian women’s cycling team didn’t quite fully think through the uniforms this year. The ladies debuted

My Daddy Taught Me Not to Read Directions

My Daddy did so many things very well...but like most guys, he just wouldn't read directions, look at maps, typical guy stuff. My mother didn't like to clean house. Ever. But one Christmas, I think it was 1964, we were having a big group of family for the holidays... Show More Summary

The Day After the Day

I wrote this the day after 9/11 and it wound up being read all over the planet. It still rings true I think. Angels Are Falling There are 3,000 angels hovering over the world tonight, ready to fall, like quiet sighs, and it is our obligation to catch them with our hearts. Show More Summary

U2 Album Gifting: Free Or An Assault On Everything That Makes Freedom Worth Having?

I have to admit, when I heard about the free album from U2 waiting for me in my iTunes account I did not for a minute think about what it would mean if I hated the artists involved or just wasn't interested. For some, like Tyler, The Creator, it was an awesome opportunity for piggyback marketing. Show More Summary

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