George Davidovich

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My Manic-Depressive Cereal Spoon Just Lost Consciousness

I’ll get to the spoon in a minute. But first I’d like to mention zippers. Because the guy who made the spoon once had a problem with zippers. He thought he could make a better zipper. Here’s what he came up with:<p>OK, the advantage gained may be awkwardly small (or just awkward), but that’s Dominic …

How Cultured Are You, by 1950s Standards?

The three questionnaires below come from Ashley Montagu's 1958 book, <i>The Cultured Man</i>. Montagu—a well-respected anthropologist and former student of …

Quizzes

Us against them? Why globalization doesn't have to pit American workers against the world's poor.

So here are two facts about the world that present us with something of a paradox.<p>One, global poverty is in massive retreat. Since 1993, the portion …

China's green revolution

<i>The world's worst polluter is worried about climate change, and is now the biggest global investor in green technology. Here's everything you need to</i> …

For decades, the government steered millions away from whole milk. Was that wrong?

By Peter Whoriskey<p>, Reporter<p>U.S. dietary guidelines have long recommended that people steer clear of whole milk, and for decades, Americans have obeyed. Whole milk sales shrunk. It was banned from school lunch programs. Purchases of low-fat dairy climbed.<p>“Replace whole milk and full-fat milk …

Saturated Fats

The Second Amendment Is a Gun-Control Amendment

The tragedy happens—yesterday at a school in Oregon, and then as it will again—exactly as predicted, and uniquely here. It hardly seems worth the energy to once again make the same essential point that the President—his growing exasperation and disbelief moving, if not effective, as he serves as …

The Myth Of Busyness

We in the West aren't as freed up as we should be, but we also aren't as busy as we're constantly told.<p><b>In chapter five of</b> “Through the Looking-Glass,” Alice finds herself in a dark shop, where she tries to purchase an egg. “I never put things into people’s hands — that would never do — you must get …

Nietzsche on How to Find Yourself and the True Value of Education

“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”<p>“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” Elizabeth Gilbert asked in framing her catalyst for creative magic. This is among life’s most abiding questions and the …

Why We Should Teach Children Philosophy

A few years ago, I watched Brene Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability. Her story, her research, her authenticity, and yes, her vulnerability resonated …

Cowardly brutality exposed: The viral video that should change the Israel/Palestine debate forever

<b>(YouTube/Bilal Tamimi)</b><p>A stun grenade flipped into faces of a child and his family. We should never discuss this debate the same way again<p>Saree Makdisi<p>September 22, 2015 10:57pm (UTC)<p>It’s no wonder that this video clip went viral earlier this month. It shows a masked Israeli soldier throwing a …

We've Missed the Entire Point About GMO Food -- A Farmer Explains Why

When it comes to the subject of GMO (Genetically-Modified Organism) food, it's hard not to have an opinion. You might be skeptical or inquisitive, outraged or indifferent; perhaps more often than not, you feel a little of each. Still, there's growing consensus on the issue. A recent poll states …

Agriculture

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

Learn How This Family Grows 6,000 Lbs Of Food on Just 1/10th Acre

(diycozyhome.com) Ever thought of growing your own food but didn’t think it was possible? It’s more that possible! It might even be the way of the …

The Duke, the Landscape Architect and the World’s Most Ambitious Attempt to Bring the Cosmos to Earth

Last fall, a hand-picked group of the world’s top theoretical physicists received an invitation to a conference about the multiverse, a subject to …

Hugh Roberts · The Hijackers: What will happen to Syria?

The country today is in ruins: there are more than 200,000 dead, many thousands of them children, about four million refugees in Iraq, Jordan, …

Middle East

Osmosis sucks water, not toxins

Many people get osmosis backwards: it’s the <i>solvent</i> (eg water) that moves…<i>not</i> the solutes! In other words, osmosis can only suck things <i>dry</i>, but it …

Toxins

The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

Idiosyncrasies of the Brits at work

One of the most amusing adjustments for expats arriving in a British office is the ritual of tea and biscuits.<p>Chilean architect, Camila Rock, said there is a bell at her London architecture firm that rings at 16:30 every day, at which point the office grinds to a halt for an office-wide teatime, …

The Republicans Are Now Officially the Party of White Paranoia

ABC News published an intriguing poll the other day, one that spelled out a growing racial divide:<p>“Nonwhites see Trump negatively by a vast 17-79 …

These are the schools driving America’s student loan crisis.

By Jim Tankersley<p>, Economic Policy Correspondent<p>Danielle Douglas-Gabriel<p>, Reporter<p>In August 2014, network technicians opened a special connection between computers at the federal departments of Education and Treasury. On nights and weekends throughout the month, that connection delivered to …

Higher Education

18 Maps That Will Change How You See The World

Including some disturbing news for America.<p>BuzzFeed is attempting to track down and embed all the original creators featured in this article. Please contact tom.chivers@buzzfeed.com.

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

We’re getting Kim Davis all wrong: What she reveals about the right’s true motivations

<b>(AP/Timothy D. Easley)</b><p>Her 15 minutes of fame may be nearly over, but the county clerk’s defiance reveals an enduring truth<p>Elias Isquith<p>September 5, 2015 1:30pm (UTC)<p>After a lengthy, dramatic and utterly pointless stand-off-cum-media circus, the story of Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who …

Jimmy Carter got it right: Race, Ronald Reagan, and how the right gutted his visionary electoral reform

<b>(AP)</b><p>When Carter was correct, he nailed it. When the right is wrong, they stay wrong — forever<p>Rick Perlstein<p>September 5, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>James Earl Carter is nearing the end. In an extraordinary press conference last month, the 39th president discussed his impending death from metastasizing liver …

Fun And Amazing Science Tricks Using Liquid

Whether you're a parent looking for something to do with your kids that's both intellectually stimulating and marvelous to behold, or you're looking …

20 Really Amazing Websites For Free Online Education

Internet is full of resources, when the topic is education, the resources on the internet are unlimited. There are many high quality websites which …

Online Education

18 of the most creative résumés we've ever seen

To combat that, many job seekers with coding and design experience go to extreme — and extremely creative — lengths to stand out and demonstrate their skills.<p>It's a risk: Not every hiring manager is going to be on board with an unconventional approach. But as the creators of these masterpieces …

Employment