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This app wants to make reading glasses a thing of the past

You might consider downloading a smartphone app if you’re worried about your vision going bad.<p>Presbyopia, or farsightedness caused by the loss of …

This bracelet for long-distance relationships lets you ‘touch’ your partner when they’re miles away

<b>Long distance relationships aren’t easy.</b><p>Most of the time, life goes on. You can make do with messaging sweet nothings on Whatsapp and getting jiggy …

4 Zen Koans That Reveal Startling Wisdom

A Zen koan is a finger pointing at the moon. It isn’t meant to serve up absolute truth on a platter, but to help a seeker contemplate the wisdom …

How to Grow All the Herbs and Greens You’d Ever Want to Serve at Home

Years before <b>Michelle Obama</b> made home-kitchen gardens cool, <b>Chris Coppola Leibner</b> was tending the one at her Woodley Park house and espousing the …

Gardening

Liquid Glass Thinking Putty

Greenwich Village Rooftop Office by BW Architects

A NYC location that makes working from home look very appealing.<p>New York-based architectural firm BW Architects has redesigned this Greenwich Village …

Y Combinator's Sam Altman Thinks Startup Burn Rates Are Getting 'Frightening'

The incubator president says that many tech companies are spending too much money, but the industry isn't in a bubble as many investors fear.<p>Sam Altman, the head of Silicon Valley startup accelerator program Y Combinator, doesn't think the tech industry is in a valuation bubble.<p>But he does think …

Startups

Change the Narrative, Change Your Destiny: How James Baldwin Read His Way Out of Harlem and into Literary Greatness

“You’re playing the game according to somebody else’s rules, and you can’t win until you understand the rules and step out of that particular game, which is not, after all, worth playing.”<p><i>NOTE: This is the third installment in a multi-part series celebrating Mead and Baldwin’s historic yet</i> …

Literature

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How Do You Know When Your Skin Care Is Safe? When It's Invented by a Cancer Survivor

Melanoma and thyroid cancer survivor Hillary Peterson founded True Nature Botanicals last summer when she couldn’t find beauty products that met her personal safety standards. And as the former CEO of Marie Veronique Organics, she had seen a lot of products and reviewed plethora of ingredients.<p>The …

To Paint Is to Love Again: Henry Miller on Art, How Hobbies Enrich Us, and Why Good Friends Are Essential for Creative Work

“What sustains the artist is the look of love in the eyes of the beholder. Not money, not the right connections, not exhibitions, not flattering reviews.”<p>One particularly icy winter day not too long ago, I reluctantly retired my bike, took the subway into Manhattan, and gave up my seat to a kindly …

Literature

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

“Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.”<p><i>“Each note rubs the others just right, and the instrument shivers with delight. The feeling is unmistakable, intoxicating,”</i> musician Glenn Kurtz wrote in his sublime meditation on the pleasures of practicing, adding: <i>“My attention</i> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

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This Entrepreneur Quit His Day Job To Make A Little Rubber Thing For Your Headphones

A cursory search under “headphone management” will bring up virtually hundreds of products. Spoolee’s novel contribution to the category is a twig adrift in an ocean of competition. This seems like a small and unusual product for us to cover but there are three things that make this product stand …

3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

A lot of people want to build an exercise habit that sticks. (A 2012 survey analyzed the top ten habits of thousands of people and found that exercise was number one by a long shot. [1])<p>Of course, wanting to make exercise a habit and actually doing it are two different things. Changing your …

Top 10

Best iPad Apps of 2014

(Apologies that this post is around a week later than usual. I had a bit of a health scare during Christmas week and very low energy for a fair few days. Feeling fine now.)<p>This has been another year of notable milestones for the iPad – 225 million iPads sold, over 650,000 iPad apps in the App …

How to Boost Your Kids' Critical Thinking Skills? + Apps & Tools to Help

21st century education isn't just about making students able to get good marks. Its main aim is to develop some certain set of skills, so called 21st …

Critical Thinking

Download 140 Free Philosophy Courses: Develop Critical Thinking Skills & Live the Examined Life

What is “Philosophy”? Yes, we know, the word comes from the Greek <i>philosophia</i>, which means “the love of wisdom.” This rote etymological definition …

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

This Ex-Apple Engineer's New App Turns Your iPad Into A Second Display For Your Mac

Instead of letting your iPad collect dust when you're not using it, Duet Display turns your iPad into a second display for your Mac, using the iPad's charging cord to connect to your computer.<p>The app was created by Rahul Dewan, an engineer who worked at Apple for three years on the iPad and iMac.<p>"A …

Apps

Get Better at Getting Better: The Kaizen Productivity Philosophy

Most productivity methods give you tools to tackle specific projects or to-dos in an organized way. Kaizen, which translates roughly to "good …

A Chicago Favorite Remains Open For All To See

Written By Patrick McBriarty on February 4, 2014<p>For at least the past decade, it has been used as the backdrop for uncounted wedding photos, and in …

2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

After the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books and best science books, here are my favorite books on psychology and philosophy published this year, along with the occasional letter and personal essay — genres that, at their most excellent, offer hearty helpings of both …

Monocle Launches The Forecast

Monocle has been inspiring people (read: us) for as long as it’s been around. The Monocle Guide to Good Business is phenomenal. The Support Japan …

Urbanism

50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar

Today, NPR Ed kicks off a yearlong series: 50 Great Teachers.<p>We're starting this celebration of teaching with Socrates, the superstar teacher of the ancient world. He was sentenced to death more than 2,400 years ago for "impiety" and "corrupting" the minds of the youth of Athens.<p>But Socrates' ideas …

Guide to Longer Living Through Science - The Big Picture

A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated by Oscar Wilde

<b>Oscar Wilde</b> (October 16, 1854–November 30, 1900) was not only the twentieth century’s first pop-culture celebrity, but also arguably the most tragic one — at the height of his literary celebrity, his strong opinions and the socially unacceptable romance behind his exquisite love letters led to a …