Robbie Morris

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New York teen dies after beating at church during 'counselling'

Two teenage brothers were brutally beaten in church – one fatally – in an effort by their parents, sister and other members to get them to confess their sins, police said Wednesday in a case involving what neighbours described as an insular congregation that didn't let its children out to …

How the Ballpoint Pen Killed Cursive

Thicker ink, fewer smudges, and more strained hands: an Object Lesson<p>Recently, Bic launched acampaign to “save handwriting.” Named “Fight for Your Write,” it includes a pledge to “encourage the act of handwriting” in the pledge-taker’s home and community, and emphasizes putting more of the …

Time I

Nine Books to Read This Fall

As temperatures drop this fall, security will rise as high as Airbnb futon rates in preparation for Pope Francis’s September 24 visit to the Big …

Stunning Street Photos of 1960s New York by Takayuki Ogawa

After six years working as a photographer for one of Japan's weekly magazines, Takayuki Ogawa decided to take a trip out to New York. For about a year, from 1967 to 1968, Ogawa walked New York's streets taking photos of everything he saw around him. With a fresh set of eyes, he captured the overall …

Photography

MUJI Aluminum Round Fountain Pen

In today’s digitally-based world, it has become something of a statement to write things down by hand. The MUJI Aluminum Round Fountain Pen pays …

Fountain Pens

10 awesome books about travel to read while traveling

Humans are not stationary creatures. Our entire history as a species has been marked by movement, reaching back to long before we’d invented our …

Books

5 Reasons Marriages Just Don't Work Anymore

Marriages today just don't work.<p>The million dollar question? Why not?<p>It's a pretty simple concept -- fall in love and share your life together. Our great grandparents did it, our grandparents followed suit, and for many of us, our parents did it as well.<p>Why the hell can't we?<p>I've been divorced …

Relationships

Ray wants to be the last remote control you’ll ever buy

David Skokna wants to simplify TV, one button at a time. That’s why Skokna and his team at Ray Ventures are introducing a remote control to replace …

Remote Controls

Crashing And Burning: A $15,000 Open Source Airplane

This is a rendering of the Maker Plane, an open source airplane designed for anybody to build on their own for around $15,000. It's the perfect …