Kristin Codling

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The best infographics of 2015, and why we can’t stop looking at them

You’re not alone. We’re obsessed too. Over the last few years, a steady stream of illustrated charts, diagrams, maps, and process drawings have fed and fostered a raging appetite for infographics. Gareth Cook, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and a former editor at <i>The Boston Globe</i>, has been sifting …

Infographics

Modern Art Explained In One Comic (16 pics)

Have you ever felt lost at your local modern art museum? Modern art can be confusing for many, but this wonderful comic by John Atkinson, the artist …

Design You Trust

Born with a rare condition, the artist has chronicled her life in portraits – capturing everything from her tattooed prosthetics to the tentacled …

Papua New Guinea

The Scientist Who Taught Cookie Monster Self-Control Has A Warning For Congress

Walter Mischel, who devised the famous "marshmallow test," worries future scientists won't get the money to do something similar.<p>WASHINGTON -- Among the characters on Sesame Street, Cookie Monster is perhaps the most simplistic. That furry guy loves freshly baked chocolate chip treats so much, he …

Self Control

Sex robots are actually going to be good for humanity

“Ban sex robots!” scream the tech headlines, as if they’re heralding the arrival of the latest artificial intelligence threat to humankind since autonomous killer robots. The campaign, led by academics Kathleen Richardson and Erik Billing, argues that the development of sex robots should be stopped …

Customer Service

How Google’s logo has evolved through the years

Google launched a new logo yesterday, its first refresh in two years.<p>While the Google logo has evolved over its seventeen-year history, it has largely stayed faithful to the original concept. However, yesterday saw Google go sans-serif, though it kept the same “flat” look it took on back in …

Graphic Design

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart': A series in review

“I’m sorry to do this to you,” says Jon Stewart. “It’s another entertainment show beginning with an overwrought speech of an entertainment host. And …

10 Great TV Shows You're Not Watching

Look, everyone is excited about "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." And for good reason: It rules. So does "Mr. Robot" and "Ray Donovan" …

TV

12 Series To Catch Up On Before The Next Book Comes Out

Goodreads shares the most anticipated titles in thriller, fantasy, YA, and romance.

Books

Why I Write in PowerPoint

When writing business documents (aside from emails), most people turn to word-processing software. That’s not the only option. You can do everything — outlines, drafts, revisions, and even layouts, if you’d like — in PowerPoint or similar presentation programs.<p>That’s what I’ve used to write my …

8 Windows 10 settings you should change right away

Windows 10

Sometimes I have to leave work early to pick up my kids. Deal with it

The worst advice I ever got was to lie about having to leave work to care for my children. As the Supporting Working Parents website is launched, it’s time to start talking<p>“Never tell anyone you need to leave work early because of your children. Make something up – you, your partner, your dog – but …

Parenting

Is There a Better Way to Talk About Wine?

When the wine critic James Suckling described a Ch<i>â</i>teau Haut-Brion in the pages of <i>Wine Spectator</i> in 1992, he needed just a single phrase to sum up the taste: “Big and meaty, with lots of fruit and full tannins, but featuring a sweetness and silkiness on the finish.” At the time, the field of wine …

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

Middle-class

Understanding Obamacare at the Supreme Court

<b>Struggling to understand the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act lawsuit ruled on by the Supreme Court? We break it down to the basics.</b><p>The Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, and ever since has been the subject of legal and legislative battles.<p>Now, the Supreme Court has decided on King v …

Health Care

12 Stylish Ways to Update Thrift Store Art

Nothing adds personality to a space like a good piece of art, but nothing dampens our art-collecting or decorating schemes faster than a tight budget. If you’re feeling adventurous, it’s time to head to the thrift store and take a tired, dusty piece to a much happier place. From color dipped …

5 dangerous UX myths debunked

However, it’s still important to craft content above the fold so that it tells the user that there’s more to be found below. This is obvious due to the presence of the scroll bar, but you can leave further clues and it’s always better not to assume anything about your users.<p>With this in mind, you …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Books

The scientist who designed the fake interfaces in “Minority Report” and “Iron Man” is now building real ones

Science fiction often influences the world of technology. The iPad is essentially the tablet computer from <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i>, and <i>Back to the Future II</i> in 1989 got a lot right about the technology of 2015. The man who invented the world’s first flip phone, the Motorola Star-Tac, was …

Star Trek

9 Mistakes You're Making When Booking a Flight

Insider tips on getting the lowest airfare.<p>Wondering why you never manage to bag a flight for quite as cheap as the next guy? Pining for a summer …

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review: the thin tablet that's also an Android laptop

Lighter than an iPad, waterproof and with an excellent keyboard accessory, the Xperia Z4 Tablet is Sony’s best yet<p>Sony’s Xperia Z4 Tablet is the Japanese firm’s best yet, with small bezels, a bright screen and a waterproof body – but it’s when you add a full keyboard that things start to get …

Gear & Gadgets

May 2015

Diversity

Pitch Perfect 2 is an encore, a postscript, and a fresh start all at once

The original <i>Pitch Perfect</i>, the little a cappella comedy that could, is pure formula: underdogs plus competitive performance plus sassy zingers. But …

Craft beer: the top 10 beers to try

<b>New to craft beer? One sip of Brooklyn Lager or Bluebird Bitter and you'll be converted</b><p>Even though the term craft beer has been with us for a good many years, most drinkers still don't know exactly what it means. It's a term we've imported from the US, where it specifically means made by small, …

Beer

Albert Einstein’s Handwriting Is Now A Font

Even the dumbest articles look smarter when they’re printed in the handwriting of the 21st century’s most iconic genius.<p>E=MC^2. It’s not just a fascinating equation, it was written in a fascinating hand. The handwriting of Albert Einstein, the legendary German theoretical physicist, was unique: a …

“We Ain’t Choosing No Sides; We Just Choosing Our Side”

The gangs of Baltimore believe they can do a better job policing their community than the police.<p><b>By Amy K. Nelson</b><p><b>It’s a few</b> minutes before midnight …

The best fries from every state

No longer just a side dish, great fries deserve recognition in their own right. So we consulted expert reviews and local recommendations to find the true standouts from every state.<p><i>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments.</i>

Tired of Steampunk? Try Silkpunk on for Size

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 05.02.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Ken Liu is …