Lauren P

39 Magazines | 11,540 Articles | 103.5k Followers | 227 Likes | @Lauren | Ohai.

Mainly Living

In one of my first blog posts—Growth Spurts, which I wrote back in October of 2013—I went into some detail on the Township Luxury Apartments project …

Why Super Nintendo Is the Reason You're Still Playing Video Games

Fall 1990, ground zero for the modern games industry. The six-year-old Nintendo Entertainment System (eight if you count the time since its Japanese launch), with its box-like chassis and dated visuals, looked like a relic of another era. Nintendo's arch-rival Sega was killing it with the Genesis, …

NES

Fun with History

For a change, this week’s post is a history quiz. I’m going to present pictures of three Redwood City locations, and your job is to figure out what …

Automotive

Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook's Apple

iPhone sales have slumped, stock is down, and pundits insist Apple is a tech laggard. But the company may be stronger than ever.<p>Eddy Cue doesn’t look like a man in the midst of his toughest year in decades. Sporting an untucked apricot camp shirt and blue jeans over camouflage socks and a pair of …

Tim Cook

Watch an Adorable Hamster Run Though a SUPER MARIO BROS Maze

How has your day been? Or your week? Good? Bad? Well it doesn’t matter, because no matter how things are going for you life is about to get a whole …

Gaming

National Geographic Now Lets You Print Thousands of Free Geographical Maps from Home

With a new web interface built by National Geographic Maps, you can now take a virtual tour all across the United States, downloading thousands of detailed topographical guides as you go. Called “quads,” the 7.5-minute maps span between 49 and 70 square miles, each one named after a local …

Maps

The Lazy Days of Summer

This week’s City Council meeting was a nice change. Perhaps the two most interesting items on the agenda were these:<p>As part of the consent calendar …

San Francisco Bay Area

A Book About Neuroscience’s Most Famous Patient Sparks Controversy

Luke Dittrich discusses his account of “Patient H.M.”—and responds to his critics.<p>At the age of seven, Henry Gustav Molaison was involved in an accident that left him with severe epilepsy. Twenty years later, a surgeon named William Scoville tried to cure him by removing parts of his brain. It …

Life Sciences

The Effect of Environment on Genes

I just read a wonderfully obscure paper entitled “Factors in the Selection of Surface Disinfectants for Use in a Laboratory Animal Setting,” published in the Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science in March, by Michael Campagna and colleagues at the University of …

Environment

16 drool-worthy ways to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

There are plenty of questionable food holidays (Lima Bean Respect Day? Huh?) but today is a day that we can really get behind here at TODAY Food. That's because August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Hooray! Sure, you could pick up a box of store-bought cookies but since they're so easy to …

Food

Emirates Crash Landing Survivor Wins the Lottery Six Days Later

Yup, you read that right.On August 3, 2016, an Emirates Boeing 777 burst into flames as it was making its final approach into Dubai International …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Flight Attendant Adopts Stray Dog Who Wouldn’t Stop Waiting For Her Outside Hotel

German flight attendant Olivia Sievers first met Rubio, the stray dog, in Buenos Aires during one of her frequent flights to Argentina 6 months ago. …

Flight Attendants

Original by Don Kenn - Stress Monster

Along the Way, Again

I ended last week’s post by mentioning that I had gathered far more material than I could share in a single post. Accordingly, this week I’m passing …

Public art

Weekend Warriors -- Kari Castle, a legend in hang gliding

Weekend Warriors: Kari Castle, a legend in hang gliding<p>By Doug Williams | Jul 21, 2016<br>Special to espnW.com<p>The last word Kari Castle would use to …

Gliders

This GIF shows the camera really does add 10 pounds — here’s why

Dan Vojtech<p>It’s a comforting thought: The camera adds 10 pounds. After all, it means that the "you" that you see in photographs is not actually your …

Cameras

New York Nights #aivisuals #jasoncampbellstudio

Along the Way

Some of my best walks are those where I aim for a specific location but discover even more interesting things along the way. That was the case for …

Walking

The fountain of youth may reside in an embryonic stem cell gene named Nanog

In a series of experiments at the University at Buffalo, the gene kicked into action dormant cellular processes that are key to preventing weak …

Sega raises the mini-console stakes with new Mega Drive and Genesis

Sega has announced new versions of its Mega Drive and Genesis consoles to compete with the upcoming NES Classic Edition from Nintendo, meaning only …

NES

Closing Time

Word seems to be slowly getting around, but in case you noted the filming that took place in our historic courthouse (and, apparently, in a couple of …

Northern California

Luxurious Alpha tiny house opens wide on both sides to let the outdoors in

It's been said that one of the tricks to ensure you don't feel cramped when living in a tiny house is to spend a lot of time outdoors. Another …

Houses

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Greystar

Longtime readers of my blog may recall that I watched the construction of Franklin 299 from the very beginning, with great interest. While I was …

Apartment building

Vorticity: Time-lapse captures the drama of storm chasing

Mike Olbinski recently spent 18 days and drove some 20,000 miles to capture one of nature's most powerful forces on camera, and in doing so has …

A Rogue Herd of Llamas Briefly Claimed a Leg of the Tour de France Course

The Tour de France tests many thing: A rider’s physical endurance, mental toughness and the very core of their spirit. And this year, it tested how they’d deal with a bunch of llamas.<p>Over the weekend, a few people noticed something unusual about stage eight of this year’s Tour — the Col du …

France

Woolsey Ping Pong Table

The Woolsey Ping Pong Table is not just another option to practice the game, in fact it enables you to keep practicing this fun activity but in a …

Table Tennis

A 'slow catastrophe' unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

In early April, experts at a military lab outside Washington intensified their search for evidence that a dangerous new biological threat had penetrated the nation’s borders.<p>They didn’t have to hunt for long before they found it.<p>On May 18, a team working at the Walter Reed Army Institute of …

Timberleaf teardrop trailer keeps one eye on design

Exploring the great outdoors doesn't mean you can't enjoy high-quality design and fittings. That's the view of Timberleaf, a small company making …

Design

A Lot to Remember

How do kids grow up without empty lots to play in any more? When I was a young boy, our neighborhood had two or three empty lots in which my friends …

Housing

Homegrown Trailers reimagines the RV, brings technology and sustainability along for the ride

The desire to get away from it all, even as weekend warriors, drives many of us to invest in the most suitable gear for our pursuits, whether it’s a …

Camping