Mediocrity isn’t a quest to be pursued — but a derelict deathtrap to be...– Mastering the Art of Living Meaningfully Well (via courtenaybird)
Track how much (or how little) various stories... →
soupsoup: Nice interactive tool from Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism
That Whitsun, I was late getting away: Not till about One-twenty on the sunlit...– The Whitsun Weddings - by Philip Larkin
unconsumption: Have you wrapped gifts in cloth, perhaps in scarves or other fabric items that are reusable? (It’s like giving the recipient a second gift!) For some beautiful cloth-wrapping ideas, watch this how-to video demonstrating several furoshiki wrapping variations. For other furoshiki folding patterns, check out the diagram in the Unconsumption archive post here. [The video (by...
I am proud to have worked on this, many moons ago. On Dec. 20, 2011, astronomers announced the discovery an alien solar system 950 light-years from Earth that is chock full of planets, including the first two extrasolar worlds ever confirmed to be the size of our own Earth or smaller. Finding Earth-size planets has been a major goal for NASA’s Kepler space observatory, which spotted the...
It’s about magical thinking, and willing things into being, and the random stuff...– How to Get a Job If You’re a Forty-Something Woman - Forbes
(A reminder to read) Free Ride by Robert Levine
Despite these shortcomings, Free Ride is still an entertaining read, with an entertaining cast. After all, how often does one get to hear James Murdoch – whom Levine places among the “saviours of journalism” – demanding “an enforcement agenda that works and doesn’t turn a blind eye to theft”?
Sandberg’s experience navigating the complex and socially sensitive world...– Sheryl Sandberg On Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders
Sharing on Facebook used to be human-driven; you shared by choice. Now...– FTC Can’t Stop Facebook’s Rush Toward Total Info Awareness Commentary and analysis from Simon Dumenco - Advertising Age
There are street artists. Street musicians. Street actors. But there are no...– Neil deGrasse Tyson answering questions on reddit street physicist (via roomthily)