Kiran Kulkarni

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How Facebook and Google threaten public health – and democracy | Roger McNamee

The sad truth is that Facebook and Google have behaved irresponsibly in the pursuit of massive profits. And this has come at a cost to our health<p>In an interview this week with Axios, Facebook’s original president, Sean Parker, admitted that the company intentionally sought to addict users and …

Congressional Committees

Millions of college students are so terrified of loans they're turning to 'sugar daddies' for help paying for school

The student debt crisis in the US has gotten so bad, there's a growing group of young women — and some men — who are taking an unconventional approach to paying for college.<p>Through dating websites like SeekingArrangement.com, sugar babies, as they're called, partner up with wealthy, often older, …

This Online Tool Generates High-Quality Geographic Maps of Data in Seconds

Have you ever had to create a map for your project, thinking you could get it done within 30 minutes, but then spent an entire afternoon on it? …

7 Bakers Whose Artistic Cakes Belong in a Contemporary Art Museum

Contemporary bakers have transformed the conventional practice of cake decorating into an art form, proving that cake is so much more than just a party staple. From buttercream bouquets to sugary stones, creative pastry chefs adorn their cakes with figurative elements inspired by real-life imagery. …

The founder of the world's largest hedge fund just shared brutal analysis of the US economy

Brutal.<p>There's no other word for Ray Dalio's latest note on the US economy, and the situation it describes. The founder of Bridgewater, the world's largest hedge fund with about $160 billion in management, posted the note on LinkedIn on Monday, and sets about splitting the US economy in two: the …

Everything You Should Know About Designing a Home for Aging in Place

Want to stay put? Here's a guide<p>Senior citizens make up the country's fastest-growing population, according to the latest U.S. census results. They’re outpacing the growth of the general population at a rate of 15.1 percent to 9.7 percent, and the total number of individuals over 65 is projected to …

Account Suspended

Countingup, a startup from founder of Clear Books, raises ​$750K to merge banking and accounting

Countingup, a new fintech startup from Tim Fouracre, who previously founded cloud accounting software Clear Books, wants to simplify the life of sole traders by reinventing the business bank account. Specifically, Fouracre’s vision is that for one-person enterprises, business banking and accounting …

Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

Mindfulness has become the corporate fad <i>du jour</i>, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But we suspect that not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Our research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive …

Emotional Intelligence

Here’s how to stop worrying so much

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

Silicon Valley wants to sell us solutions—but are we sure there’s a problem in the first place?

In Matt Damon’s 2016 commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he tells graduates that “this world has some problems we need you to drop everything and solve.” He rattles off at least 12, including economic inequality, the media, our political system, the banking industry, …

Silicon Valley

10 UX Influencers To Follow Now

User experience has been around since Don Norman coined the term back in 1995. It may only be 20 something years ago, but user experience (UX) has …

Suspended – Medium

lee kang-bin recreates artistic masterpieces in the form of latte art

jul 06, 2018<p>on view for the next two years -- the exhibit presents developed iterations of previously-featured artworks as well as an immense new …

Art

Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys at Kunstverein München (Contemporary Art Daily)

Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, excerpt from <i>Der Schlamm von Branst</i>, 2008, video, color, sound, 20 mins.<p>Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, excerpt from</i> …

Art

Flora and Fauna Paper Constructions by Ann Wood and Dean Lucker | Colossal

<p>Artist duo Ann Wood and Dean Lucker (aka Woodlucker) forged a partnership in 1987 shortly after graduating from Minneapolis College of Art and …

Art

Japanese Art Aquarium in Pictures

Chongqing farmer becomes oil painting master

It is quite an achievement and recognition for Chinese artists to have their works collected by the National Art Museum, but Chinese farmer Huang …

How Calder and Miró Discovered the Same Aesthetic While an Ocean Apart

A dual exhibition in New York celebrates the two artists' surprisingly similar starry compositions.<p>Though divided by an ocean and World War II, two renowned 20th century artists managed to create remarkably similar work in their respective mediums. American artist Alexander Calder, widely known for …

Jef Geys at Essex Street (Contemporary Art Daily)

ESSEX STREET is proud to present its first exhibition with Jef Geys (b. 1934 Leopoldsburg, lives and works in Balen, Belgium).<p>The exhibition is a …

Art

If you go down to the woods in Copenhagen, you'll discover these giant friendly sculptures

Visitors to Copenhagen may notice strange creatures hiding amongst the wooded areas that lie scattered around the western outskirts of the city, but fear not, they are friendly. Created by artist Thomas Dambo with help from local volunteers, six large wooden giants constructed from recycled …

If you want to retire early, follow these 6 savings life hacks from people who actually did

Saving your money is key to retiring early, but it's not the only thing that will get you there.<p>In fact, for many people seeking financial independence — and those who have achieved it — it's often a mindset shift that does the trick.<p>Below, we highlight some of the best advice early retirees have …

Lifehacks

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Make You Re-Think Everything

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

Meet Clara Tice, The Erotic Illustrator Who Scandalized 20th-Century New York

Give it up for the female gaze.<p><b>Warning: This article contains erotic illustrations that might not be appropriate for your workplace.</b><p>Clara Tice was an illustrator with an eye for the erotic.<p>Her drawings and etchings conjure explicit fantasies from the vantage point of a woman ― complete with nude …

These are the Muslim artists whose work is being displayed at MoMA in defiance of Trump

Last Thursday, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City made a huge political statement in response to Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. Throughout the …

Yes, React is taking over front-end development. The question is why.

Here are a few reasons why React has become so popular so quickly:<p>Working with the DOM API is hard. React basically gives developers the ability to …

JavaScript

How emotions are 'made': why your definition of sadness is unlike anyone else's

Lisa Feldman Barrett says we need to revamp our thinking on emotions. She’s a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, where she …

Emotional Intelligence

This Is a Poem That Heals Fish: An Almost Unbearably Wonderful Picture-Book About How Poetry Works Its Magic

“A poem … is when you are in love and have the sky in your mouth.”<p><i>“Poetry can break open locked chambers of possibility, restore numbed zones to feeling, recharge desire,”</i> Adrienne Rich wrote in contemplating the cultural power of poetry. But what is a poem, really, and what exactly is its …

Literature

This technique will instantly make you the most productive person you know

Life is busy. We’re all constantly running a million miles an hour, trying to accomplish everything as if we were superheroes.<p>Whether you’re a …

How To Spark A UX Revolution

<b>Editor's Note</b>: <i>Making big changes doesn't necessarily require big efforts — it's just a matter of moving in the right direction. We can't wait for</i> …