Rolf Wijnstra

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A Linguist Explains Why 'Laurel' Sounds Like 'Yanny'

It’s the audio version of The Dress.<p>Listen to this recording. Before you go any further, just listen to it.<p>Late Monday night, this tweet was posted by a 20-year-old Instagram “influencer” named Cloe Feldman. It appears to be a screengrab of a poll that also appears on Feldman’s Instagram account …

Music Production

The demise of the nation state

What is happening to national politics? Every day in the US, events further exceed the imaginations of absurdist novelists and comedians; politics in the UK still shows few signs of recovery after the “national nervous breakdown” of Brexit. France “narrowly escaped a heart attack” in last year’s …

Political Science

Bullet Journaling for Beginners (and Impatient, Unartistic People Like Me)

<b>One notebook and just 15 minutes a day can change your life</b><p><i>This is Part 2 of a two-part series on bullet journaling, exploring the rise of its</i> …

On Tyranny: 20 lessons from the 20th century - Home | Ideas with Paul Kennedy

Authoritarianism is on the rise around the world. And Timothy Snyder wants to push back against this tide. A history professor at Yale University …

Is the British establishment finally finished?

In his 2014 book The Establishment, Owen Jones explained how and why Britain’s unequal, class-ridden system would always prevail. It was written at a time when the elite seemed to be thriving, despite having recently helped to trash the global economy. After a few lean years for “Davos man”, bank …

Public Policy

Eat The Frogs First Thing in The Morning (And Other Better Work Habits)

Planning and prioritizing is a huge human problem.<p>Imagine a day without unnecessary meetings, colleague distractions, social app notifications, …

6 Ways to Kill Time Wasting Activities for Good

Anyone who is honest will probably tell you that they engage in time wasting activities from time to time. However, when it becomes a routine or …

Time Management

«Wir sind auf dem Weg zur Empörungsdemokratie»

Der Medienwissenschafter Bernhard Pörksen spricht über das Debakel unserer digitalen Gesellschaft. Einerseits freut man sich über die blitzschnelle …

What does it mean to love the world? Hannah Arendt and Amor Mundi

In Hannah Arendt’s <i>Denktagebuch</i> (or ‘Thinking journal’) there’s a short entry on “Amor mundi — <i>warum ist es so schwer, die Welt zu lieben</i>?” “Love of …

Why Carter Page Was Worth Watching

There’s plenty of evidence that the former Trump campaign adviser, for all his quirks, was on suspiciously good terms with Russia.<p>On Friday, Washington was convulsed by a contentious four-page document: the Nunes memo. The memo, according to its putative author, House Intelligence Committee …

Russia

Five EFF Tools to Help You Protect Yourself Online

Laat Je Niet Hack Maken

<i>Bang dat je ex in je Facebook zit? Dat je computer wordt gegijzeld door ransomware? Of dat criminele hackers jouw bankrekening plunderen?</i><p><b>inhoud:</b> wat …

Dutiful dirges of Davos

You will find me eager to help you,<p>but slow to take any step.<p>Euripides, <i>Hecuba</i><p>Thousands of people will gather next week in Davos. Their combined …

The Plot Against America

Decades before he ran the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort’s pursuit of foreign cash and shady deals laid the groundwork for the corruption of Washington.<p>I. The Wisdom of Friends<p><b>The clinic permitted Paul Manafort</b> one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, …

Cookiewall

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The Man Who Put Andrew Jackson in Trump’s Oval Office

Historian Walter Russell Mead has become the favorite Trump whisperer for everyone from Steve Bannon to Tom Cotton.<p><i>Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>A few months ago, the historian Walter Russell Mead got a text message out of the blue from an …

Donald Trump

7 Ways to Develop Life-Improving Habits (Without Using Massive Amounts of Willpower)

“I really should start working out.”<p>“I should start saving more money.”<p>“I should eat healthier.”<p>You <i>should.</i> But you don’t and you won’t unless you …

Will Power

MagMaking 101: Make Your First Flipboard Magazine

On Flipboard it’s easy to make your own Flipboard magazine to collect articles, images, social posts, videos or SoundCloud files to share with others or to save so that you can refer to them at a later date. Flipboard Magazines are flexible and customizable and can be used to showcase your passions …

Marketing

The Assault on Reason

Albert Einstein was awarded a Nobel Prize not for his work on relativity, but for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. Both results, and …

5 Tips to Become a More Productive Person

Want to get more done? Do these five things.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's never enough time in the day to finish everything you need to get done. However, by following Jack Canfield's five tips on becoming more productive, you can at least get more done than …

5 Time management tricks I learned from years of hating Tim Ferriss

I have hated Tim Ferriss for a long time. I have hated him since we both had editors at Crown Publishing who sat next to each other and I heard how …

“Fire and Fury” Is a Book All Too Worthy of the President

The President of the United States is a deranged liar who surrounds himself with sycophants. He is also functionally illiterate and intellectually unsound. He is manifestly unfit for the job. Who knew? Everybody did.<p>So why has a poorly written book containing this information, padded with much …

Read the Trump Atonement That Steve Bannon Was Going to Release—Until Trump Dropped a Bomb on Him

‘We all know Don Jr. did not knowingly meet with Russian agents.’<p>On Wednesday morning, Steve Bannon and his closest advisers were preparing a …

I’ve Studied the Trump-Fox Feedback Loop for Months. It’s Crazier Than You Think.

On Tuesday night, I, along with many Americans, was shocked when President Donald Trump tweeted that his “Nuclear Button” is “much bigger & more powerful” than North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's.<p>Having spent the past three months monitoring Trump’s Twitter feed professionally, I also had a good …

Donald Trump

It's Been an Open Secret All Along

The scandal of Michael Wolff’s new book isn’t its salacious details—it’s that everyone in Washington has known its key themes, and refused to act.<p>Three months ago, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> unloaded their first big report about Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual …

Donald Trump

2018 Is the Year of the Intangibles

A<b>pril 12, 2017 was the first time</b> I was accused of machine learning. It was mid-morning, mid-class at Stanford University’s d.school. Nine graduate …

6 Signs You're a Mentally Strong Leader

In order to be a mentally strong leader you need to understand people. You need to develop an emotional intelligence unlike anything else. No matter …

4 Strategies You Can Use to Efficiently Work From Home

The opportunity to work from home is great. No need to commute, no need to dress up, and most of all little to no distractions. While working from …

Bannon, Alone

Trump’s former chief White House adviser finds himself bereft of allies and facing an uncertain future.<p>At the height of his fame and influence, Steve Bannon set in motion his downfall. According to Michael Wolff’s new book—containing Bannon’s remarks about President Trump’s family that have caused …

The Donald Trump Conversation: Politics' "Dark Heart" Is Having the Best Time Anyone's Ever Had

At home in Beverly Hills, the candidate talks Murdoch, what he's reading, how he'll redo electoral math and Ari Emanuel's offer to script his …