Dan Johnston

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Simon Hoggart: the wit and wisdom of the Guardian columnist

<b>William Hague at the Tory conference:</b> <i>13 October 1977</i><p>There will soon be a new word in the language: to heseltine, meaning to build up a monumental pile of blonde hair, fix it in place with a complicated system of scaffolding and webs, and then spray it with lacquer. It would be advertised in …

Alt-week 12.14.13: who cares if intelligent life is out there, when everything's just a hologram

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>There are big questions, and then there are <i>big</i> questions. Pastrami or ham? That's a big question. Solid universe or hologram? That's a <i>big</i> question. New research has made some headway toward one of those. …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

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Alan Moore: 'Why shouldn't you have a bit of fun while dealing with the deepest issues of the mind?'

Alan Moore talks about Fashion Beast, Jacques Derrida and modern superheroes<p>There is a certain degree of swagger, a sudden interruption of panache, as Alan Moore enters the rather sterile Waterstones office where he has agreed to speak to me. The jut of beard, the ringed fingers, the walking stick …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

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3 Ways To Lend Decisiveness To Your Decisions

What to do when you don’t know what to do.<p>Humans are predictably irrational, readily sidetracked and constantly making decisions.<p>And the more we make decisions in a given day, the worse we get at it.<p>Instead of straining our brains over WHAT COULD BE, we’d be better off talking to someone who has …

Silicon Valley Luminaries Got Grilled On The NSA At Disrupt, Here’s How They Responded

On Monday, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington wrote that he would press the CEOs, VCs, and other Silicon Valley leaders who he was interviewing at TechCrunch Disrupt about the NSA scandal.<p>“I’m scared of our government and I’m disgusted by what little Silicon Valley has done to fight it,” …

The most important step to keeping a great notebook is organization. No one knows that better than web designer Ryder Carroll. After a decade of development, he has just released a system for note-taking that promises to change the way you work and play, or at least the way you record doing so: http://f-st.co/wOaEVar

Animated GIFs of deep space objects in 3D

These animated images – created via artificial volumetric models – help convey the idea of what these space objects must really be like.<p>Developed in …

7 Simple Tips For Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs Who Want To Change The World

One in six people in the United States go to sleep hungry — that’s 50 million Americans. Social entrepreneur<p>Adam Lowy found an innovative way to fight hunger and reduce food waste. Four years ago, the 26-year-old left a promising marketing career to establish Move for Hunger (M4H). Lowy was …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed.<p>From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just …

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Philips' M1X-DJ portable DJ soundsystem hits IFA, we go eyes-on (video)

The pictures may not quite drive the point home, so let us just say that this thing is a beast. And frankly the idea carrying it around using the add-on strip is giving us lower-back pain just thinking of it. But heck, it probably weighs a good deal less that carrying around cart after cart of …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

How To Read Way More Books (And, Thus, Know Way More Stuff)

Humanity has learned a lot of stuff. Most of it is in books. So we should read more of them. Here’s how.<p>While many problems are new to 2013–what, exactly, is twerking?–most are quite old, like having a meaningful career or being able to do your best work. So if we want to be able to address our …

16 Things You Should Do At The Start Of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success.<p>“Having a good start to the day where you have greater control is critical in achieving better results, …

Full statement by Bradley Manning

From a small-town childhood to convicted and imprisoned WikiLeaks leaker, with the latest: his request on Aug. 22 to change his name to Chelsea.<p>From small-town childhood to WikiLeaks conviction and ‘Chelsea’<p>Here is the statement aired Thursday on NBC’s “Today” show from Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, …

7 Ways Structure Your Day to Maximize Fulfillment and Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

1. Begin your day with a goal in mind. Take time to think about your passion and purpose. <b>Write down your goal</b> for the day. On the line below it, …

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How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

The One Easy Daily Habit That Makes Life More Awesome

Life happens whether we are mindful of it or not. So start a journal, remember the moments that you never want to forget, and improve, well, just about everything in the process.<p>Twenty years ago, I picked up what turned out to be a stubborn habit.<p>During a particularly angsty time in seventh grade, …

An Introduction to the Inverse Square Law

I don’t know about you, but I was never much of a math student. I needed a tutor in high school for both geometry and physics. I chose a double major …

The One Thing You Should Do Before Bed, Every Night

In order to get a good head start on the day, you need to lay the groundwork the night before. <i>Extreme Productivity</i> author and Harvard Business School …

How To Get The Most Out Of 5, 15, 30, And 60 Minutes Of Downtime At Work

You’re waiting for that important call in five minutes. There’s a lull in your day. So what do you do?<p>You’ve been working hard most of the day, but now there’s a lull in the action.<p>Maybe you’re waiting for a call in five minutes or a presentation in a half hour. The bottom line: You’ve got nothing …

Amazing Photos of Places You Need To Visit

You've thought of Paris, the Great Wall of China and the Amazon rainforest. We've thought of the not-so-typical yet completely remarkable places to …

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …