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Can a Video Game Capture the Magic of Walden?

If you were looking to make a splash in the slam-bang world of video games, Henry David Thoreau’s two-year retreat of bird-watching and bean-hoeing …

Henry David Thoreau

How Tony Hsieh's $350 Million Bet on Las Vegas Went Down | Inc.com

Aimee Groth's book about the not-so-excellent adventures of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh reads like the fever dream you might have after going on a bender at a TED conference. Every management trope of the last decade--the audacious goals and small bets, tribes and circles, primacy of passion and nobility …

Las Vegas

Thoughts For When Students Prefer Hunger Games to Homer

Do not worry when students complain about the Great Books; worry when they nod sagely, say they liked the story, and bring no questions nor …

Literature

This Video About Cheating Is A Moving Display Of Vulnerability

Twitter has named Kourtney Jorge #HurtBae, but what she did was pretty brave.<p>A compelling video of Kourtney Jorge and her ex-boyfriend Leonard has …

Our Most Romantic Moments

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Kintsugi

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Artist Takes 20 Different Drugs And Creates 20 Illustrations To Show Drug Effects

Graphic designer Brian Pollett, aka Pixel-Pusha, pusha-ed himself to the limit by doing a new drug every day for twenty days and making art. “The …

Column: This is what happens when you take Ayn Rand seriously

“Ayn Rand is my hero,” yet another student tells me during office hours. “Her writings freed me. They taught me to rely on no one but myself.”<p>As I …

Hunter Gatherers

Virtual therapy 'helps with depression', researchers say

<b>A new therapy which involves a patient embodying themselves in a virtual reality avatar of a crying child could help with depression, research has suggested.</b><p>Patients wear a headset that projects a life-sized image, firstly of an adult and then of a child.<p>The new research tested the technology for …

University College London

Anna Dostoyevsky on the Secret to a Happy Marriage: Wisdom from One of History’s Truest and Most Beautiful Loves

How to nurture a love that “would stand as a firm wall,” that “won’t let you fall, and it gives warmth.”<p>In the summer of 1865, just after he began writing <i>Crime and Punishment</i>, the greatest novelist of all time hit rock bottom. Recently widowed and bedeviled by epilepsy, <b>Fyodor Dostoyevsky</b> (November …

Literature

What Is the Self? It Depends

I recently took my self to a gathering of a dozen selves to discuss the idea of self, East and West. This created a strange dissonance between the theoretical premise of the meeting and the empirical reality. The people seated around the table seemed very obviously all to be the same kinds of …

Beyond design trends: Timeless user interface techniques

Access to better internet connections and design tools are giving designers more flexibility to use techniques – such as video, custom typography and animation – that were off-limits a few years ago.<p>We are already starting to see some of the tactics that are likely to dominate the design scene, and …

Oscars 2016: For Alicia Vikander, each film is a new love

At 27, Swedish native<p>Alicia Vikanderstill presents as something of a wide-eyed outsider in Hollywood. That she had seven feature films land on American shores last year hasn't stopped her from being disarmingly happy to be doing what she's doing. She's soft-spoken, polite, extremely thoughtful. The …

'The Revenant' cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki shares Instagram pics and memories from making the film

Even those who didn't embrace "The Revenant," Alejandro G. Iñárritu's brutal frontier story of survival, surely will concede that the movie's images are stunning — and, as captured by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and his crew, are a must to experience on the big screen. But if …

Cinematography

We Asked a Philosopher Whether or Not It’s OK to Do Drugs

What would John Stewart Mill say about weed? Are psychedelics OK if they expand your mind? Are drugs a bad thing from a moral standpoint? We asked an expert.<p>Peg O' Connor has made thinking about drugs her life's work. Her blog, "Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken," puts some of the greatest questions …

Do impulsive people have less free will?

Before you consciously became aware of your decision to read this article, your brain was already making the necessary preparations to click the link.<p>There are a few crucial milliseconds between the moment when you’re consciously aware of a plan to act, and the moment you take action. This brief …

Consciousness

This Is How True Unicorn Startups Identify What Consumers Want

The bubbly valuations of so-called ‘Unicorns’ have led many observers to predict a bloodbath as markets turn. Indeed, the fact that Square, once the …

What Kind of Thinker Are You?

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>We all aspire to work better together. Technology is making some of that effort easier. But digital tools are only part of the answer. It’s people who ultimately make the difference.<p>The problem is that technologies for collaboration are improving faster than people’s ability to learn to …

5 Asia-based travel startups you should check out

By leveraging on technology such as social media, cloud and augmented reality, they are able to offer curated and unique travel experiences

How actors are nominated for Oscars: A primer

Who nominates the actors for the Oscars? And how does the voting process work? Here's a step-by-step primer:<p>The Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences has 6,261 voting members. The entire body votes for best picture.<p>Nominations for most of the remaining categories are determined by the …

Race & Ethnicity

Study: Maybe we can’t find aliens because they’ve all died already

The hunt for extraterrestrial life is one of humanity's most exciting endeavors. The pieces are all falling into place: We're finding more and more planets outside of our own solar system, and soon the James Webb Telescope will give us unprecedented looks at these distant worlds. We've populated …

Research

Jean-Luc Godard's 1965 film 'Pierrot le Fou' dazzles with potency

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>A newly restored version of "Pierrot le Fou" opens</i> <i>Friday at</i> <i>the Cinefamily. Below is the 2007 review of its last Los Angeles reissue.</i><p>Jean-Luc Godard's films have always reflected the times in which they were made with their acute, even startling ability to evoke self-recognition, yet …

Filmmaking

Consciousness Is Not Mysterious

It’s just the brain describing itself—to itself.<p>When Isaac Newton was 17 years old, he performed a series of experiments with prisms and light beams. Within weeks he discovered the scientific explanation for color, invented the reflecting telescope, proposed the particle theory of light, and …

Physicists Say Consciousness Might Be a State of Matter — NOVA Next | PBS

It’s not enough to have a brain. Consciousness—a hallmark of humans, mammals, birds, and even octopuses—is that mysterious force that makes all those …

Quantum Mechanics

Nerds, a musical about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, is coming to Broadway — with holograms

Vote on the show's plot with a smartphone app<p>A musical comedy about the rise and rivalry of tech luminaries Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, will open on Broadway this April. Preview performances for <i>Nerds</i> are scheduled to start March 31st at the Longacre Theatre, with the show's official opening slated …

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans but Don't Follow Through

Humans are prolific procrastinators. It’s easy to make plans and throw dates on your calendar, and yet it’s practically inevitable that you’ll let …

As Terrence Malick releases his latest film, 'Knight of Cups,' his methods remain as elusive as the man himself

Terrence Malick has apparently mastered the art of hiding in plain sight.<p>Once known as a man who turned his back on Hollywood — following his masterful duo of "Badlands" and "Days of Heaven" followed by 20 years of silence until "The Thin Red Line" in 1998 — he gave no interviews and was …

Film Festivals

Do Accelerators And Incubators Serve Themselves Better Than Startups?

There are now more support resources for startups than ever. Trouble is, most oversell and under-deliver.<p>According to the 2015 Kauffman Index on startup activity, American startups are on the rebound, with approximately 310 entrepreneurs for every 100,000 adults in the U.S. today. That translates …

These Resources Will Help You Grow Your Startup

One of the biggest maker trends on Product Hunt this past year was curated resource lists: collections of startup resources in various categories all …