Jessika Evans

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Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Vietnam historically an agricultural country is facing changes as it moves to a manufacturing based …

How To Be A Great Manager If You're Shy

Recently, Muse career expert Melody Wilding talked about how to manage shy employees—which got me thinking about the flip side: What about when the boss is shy?<p>It seems like a contradiction. Managers are supposed to be authoritative, bold leaders. And shy people tend to hold back, avoid social …

The Week in Review: Why Millennials Matter

Ranging in age from 14 to 34, the millennial generation is a study in contrasts. In spite of their technological savvy, liberal politics and college …

Social Media

What I’m Reading: The Splendid Table

<i>It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that Americans are obsessed with food. But it’s a recent phenomenon. Where older generations didn’t deviate far</i> …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

Gun Control

The Week in Review: Big Names Say Farewell

A comedic force and a movie star were among those we lost this week.For almost four decades, Robin Williams challenged his audiences and brought them …

Robin Williams

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Creativity

The birth of Disney's dark ride

Disney’s darkest dark ride, the Haunted Mansion, finally opened to the public on August 9, 1969, though Walt had started formal development of the …

Pictures of the Week 8.14.14

Photos

Is It Time To Ditch Our Traditional Views Of Retirement?

<i>By Susan Williams</i><p>A while back I read an interesting article where Carlos Slim Helu proposed an idea that we should move to working 3 days a week and …

New Study: Bicyclists & Protected Bike Lanes Offer Big Savings To Society

<b>Published on</b> August 9th, 2014 | <i>by Cynthia Shahan</i><p>2<p>New Study: Bicyclists & Protected Bike Lanes Offer Big Savings To Society<p>August 9th, 2014 by <b>Cynthia</b> …

100 Years of Tear Gas

A chemical weapon drifts off the battlefield and into the streets.<p>In August 1914, French troops fired tear-gas grenades into German trenches along the border between the two countries. While the exact details of this first tear-gas launch are fuzzy, historians mark the Battle of the Frontiers, as …

How Jonah Peretti and BuzzFeed Got to $850 Million

BuzzFeed could have sold to Disney, but didn't.<p>We passed the billion dollar mark awhile ago. Today a hot tech company is worth multiple billions of dollars, easily.<p>So if BuzzFeed, the super-hot listicle maker that also sends reporters to Ukraine, is really a “technology company,” as investor Chris …

The Hidden Ways Urban Design Segregates The Poor

There’s a name for uncomfortable benches, hard-to-reach parks, and ubiquitous surveillance: disciplinary architecture.<p>A few weeks ago, news emerged that a New York building was planning a separate entrance for residents of its low-income units–“poor doors.” Outrage ensued, but the truth is, urban …

NerdFit: Why Techies Love CrossFit

"CrossFit's analytical structure is very appealing," says Keith Hoffman, a Cisco web marketing manager who worked out at Gold's Gym for 15 years …

The Suburbs Made Us Fat

People in dense cities are thinner and have healthier hearts than people in sprawling subdivisions. New research says the secret is in the patterns of the streets.<p>Just seeing someone wearing a Fitbit makes me nervous. I'm told I have a tendency to become “obsessive.” A count of steps or calories …

15 Flower Hacks To Make Your Home More Beautiful

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, floral tips and tricks to easily decorate your home.<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let Cosmopolitan.com in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house/apartment/dorm room with beautiful flowers …

Russell Brand: Robin Williams’ divine madness will no longer disrupt the sadness of the world

I’d been thinking about Robin Williams a bit recently. His manager Larry Bresner told me that when Robin was asked by a German journalist on a press junket why the Germans had a reputation for humourlessness that Williams replied, “Because you killed all the funny people.”<p>Robin Williams was …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

Robin Williams’s Episode of WTF Is an Affecting Must-Listen

After the news came out yesterday that Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide, Marc Maron reposted his WTF episode that had long been archived …