Erin Galle

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The videogame that teaches business strategy better than professors

I’ve spent most of my career as a teacher. I think of education as a holy calling. Yet I now find myself in the uncomfortable position of championing computer games that will put teachers out of jobs.<p>Videogames have already been used successfully to teach elementary-school students basic math …

How To Take The Most Refreshing Work Break: 7 Evidence-Backed Insights

For one thing, don’t fear the micro-break.<p>If you’re an average worker, you take a few minutes every hour to accomplish something besides what you’re paid to do. This was true long before cat GIFs and Slack emojis; as far back as 1940, according to an early study of break behavior, clerical workers …

See the 2015 Times Square New Years Eve Ball in One GIF

Chester Higgins Jr.—The New York Times/Redux<p>Marty Lederhandler—AP<p>Jon Simon—AP<p>Marty Lederhandler—AP<p>Timothy A. Clary—AFP/Getty Images<p>Stan …

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Playful DIY Paper Masks Minimize Environmental Impact

Looking for something different to wear on Halloween this year? Designer Steve Wintercroft has just the thing with these geometric mask templates that you can create with your very own paper. The artist's Etsy shop has all kinds of shapes including a Jack-o'-lantern, a skull, and the heads of a …

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

35 Years Ago Today, Spreadsheets Were Invented

Happy Spreadsheet Day! It's time to celebrate the tool—and fear its capacity for destruction.<p>On this day in 1979, a computer program called VisiCalc first shipped for the Apple II platform, marking the birth of the spreadsheet, a now-ubiquitous tool used to compile everything from grocery lists to …

Picture of the Day: Walking Amongst Giants

Photograph by Vincent Brassinne<p>A beautiful Autumn stroll through Sonian Forest, which lies at the south-eastern edge of Brussels, Belgium. The forest …

Some goons

Photo of the Day<p>Staff<p>Posted on October 12, 2014<p>Report Inaccuracy<p>Some goons<p>Photo of the Day<p>Staff<p>Posted on October 12, 2014<p>Report Inaccuracy<p>Stay in the …

Intricate Embroideries Depict Fine Details of the Eye

Embroidery artist Sam P. Gibson uses thread to create a detailed, up-close look at the human eye. Equipped with black floss, she hand stitches the iris, eyelid, and eyelashes, capturing it all with delicate, thin lines. This style gives her work the appearance of an ink drawing.<p>To begin these …

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong Stands Up

Photograph by LI JIAHAO via Apple Daily<p>In a watershed moment for Hong Kong, tens of thousands of citizens protested across the city on Monday; …

Purple Views of the San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds by Julieanne Kost | Colossal

<p>While flying south of San Francisco recently, photographer Julieanne Kost managed to capture this beautiful series of photographs that look like …

City from above.

THE SHOT: Fire on the Lake

Sunday is usually my day to kick back and watch NASCAR, but on this day, my son Thomas came running in to tell us there was a new fire just to the south. Fire isn’t something you want to hear when you live in the forest. My son and I could hear the helicopters arriving at Bass Lake so I grabbed the …

Japanese Bonsai Tree Thrives in Underwater Environment

Botanical artist Makoto Azuma explores new and different ways to view the iconic Japanese bonsai plant. His latest work uses natural materials and LED lights to submerge one of Japan’s oldest art forms in a minimalist underwater environment.<p>To construct the bonsai, Azuma used a twisted piece of …

Rebecca Mock Illustrates

<i>The Aftershocks</i><i><br>medium.com</i><p>I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of …

Illustrator Creates Doodles That Interact With Their Surroundings

French art director and illustrator David Troquier, who goes by Troqman, has an impressive sense of humor. He creates scrapbook doodles and places …

Stunning Wood Furniture Looks Like Its Tied in a Knot

Artisan Kino Guerin makes sturdy wood look as though it's as easy to tie as string. The beautifully-crafted furniture is a family affair – his wife, Elyse, sometimes helps in the fabrication of tables, shelving, and more. Guerin uses a variety of woods like walnut, zebrawood, and Wenge veneers, …

Picture of the Day: A Layer of Ice Off a Leaf

Photograph by SearonTrejorek on reddit<p>After a day of freezing rain, reddit user SearonTrejorek peeled a perfect layer of ice off a Magnolia tree’s …

Strange(r) People: Toronto street etiquette edition

<b>Strange(r) People is a monthly series where we photograph and interview regular Torontonians going about their daily lives.</b> This month, we hit the …

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Today is Bill Murray Day.

<b>In one of its wisest moves yet, the Toronto International Film Festival has proclaimed today, September 5, Bill Murray Day.</b><p>To celebrate, TIFF is …

Toronto and I are dating

Hey I’m Sina. I’ve been trying to call Toronto my home for the past ten years. I’ve lived also in Montreal, which I also really like. Toronto, I know …

“What has been your greatest accomplishment in life?” “When I was young, my best friend and I were taking an exam to qualify for pilot school. I knew all the answers so I raced through the exam, but my best friend was struggling with the math. So I leaned over and tried to help him, but we both got caught and were automatically failed. I didn’t get to be a pilot, but I’ve always felt good about trying to help my friend become one.” (Korzhi, Ukraine)

Josh "What has been the most valuable lesson you’ve learned?" "Try to be nice to as many people as you can, because you never know when an off-hand hello or a short conversation with a stranger could come back to help you down the line." "How specifically has this lesson rewarded you?" "I guess the greatest reward has been all of the really nice people I’ve met over the years. A lot of the people that have been my really good friends have come from just saying hi to them sitting beside them in class, or while travelling next to them on a bus. If I see someone that I think I could make a connection with, I tend to put myself out there. Just meeting people that I wouldn’t meet otherwise."