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Broadband is just the start of Turnbull's minefield

<b>The botched NBN stands as Labor's legacy on communications, but the Coalition will have to resist pressure from national security lobbyists if it</b> …

The future of Australian electoral politics

<b>Politics in Australia is in the midst of a great transition, one the media fails to understand, writes Tim Dunlop. While the two major parties will</b> …

The Barefoot Backlash: Are the Naysayers Right After All?

October 16 2013<p>The Barefoot Backlash: Are the Naysayers Right After All? (Hint: No.)<p>By Mark Sisson<p>Every few days, I get emails from readers worried …

Running

Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them

Last week, Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country’s energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system. The invader, a creature called a moon jellyfish, is 95% water and has no brain. Not what …

University of British Columbia

Paleo Permaculture

<i>Guest post written by: Conor O’Higgins</i><p>Turning vegetarian is the best thing you can do for the environment.” Heard that one before? I used to believe …

After I banned tipping at my restaurant, the service got better and we made more money

Tipping, as a compensation scheme, is great for everyone.<p>Restaurant customers like tipping because it puts them in the driver’s seat. As a diner, you control your experience, using the power of your tip to make sure your server works hard for you.<p>Restaurant servers like tipping because it means …

Hospitality

My brother mailed me a potato again

How to be a Great Dad: 18 Tips for Fatherhood | The Art of Manliness

<i>Photo by free parking</i><p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Leo Babauta of Zen Habits, a father of six children.</i><p>Being a father can be a wonderful …

Why Tech Support Tells You To Wait 10 Seconds Before Rebooting Your Router

We've all heard it before when troubleshooting a router: unplug your router, wait 10 seconds and plug it back in. More often than not, this fixes …

Women and sex: the myth-buster

I was on the Victoria line with my boyfriend, telling him about a new book by the American author Daniel Bergner, called What Do Women Want? Its …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

A Case for Regulating Sugar Like Alcohol

Robert Lustig on reining in what's toxic, addictive, and everywhere<p>Bolstering the case for regulation, Lustig says, is the fact that sugar is addictive. Fructose, Lustig claims, can dampen the suppression of the hormones that signal both hunger and satisfaction to the brain -- which means that the …

The five reasons why Android is killing Apple

Despite Apple’s best attempts to rejuvenate its stale software, and for all it’s glitz and glamour, I don’t believe that iOS 7 will change the current balance of power. My reasoning: because it fails to address key issues which separate Apple and Android.<p>I know some people will argue that Apple …

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - 2013-05-29

Geeks! 5 Second Films just launched their kickstarter!<p>And a special message from Lord Ashby:<p>INTERNET! As most of you know, we've done a fair amount …

Movement: Photos by Guido Mocafico

Movement: Photos by Guido Mocafico<p>Photos of the inner mechanisms or fine watches such as Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Chopard, etc. Mocafico …

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Imaginative Artists Renders Everyday Objects Utterly Useless

Giuseppe Colarusso has the weird and wonderful gift of being able to take an everyday object and render it completely useless thanks to a combination …

The Pace of Modern Life

((This strip is in the form of a long series of quotes. Here, each quote is given as a separate panel. Attribution is delimited with a --. Some text …

Literature

Daddy's Little Dalek

They grow up and try to Exterminate! so fast, don't they?<p>Tamara Camera took these great pictures of her hubby and little girl before they ran off …

Brutally Honest Disney Movie Posters Edited to Highlight Tropes and Stereotypes in Disney Films

Christine Gritmon and Nick Nadel of <i>TheFW</i> created a series of “honest” Disney movie posters, editing their titles to (sometimes harshly) highlight the …

Minimalist Posters That Reduce Your Favorite Movies To Basic Shapes

Graphic designer Michal Krasnopolski creates 22 movie posters that are head-scratchingly metaphorical.<p>In the future, when the history of the Internet is taught alongside social studies and algebra in middle school, there will be a brief, marginal mention of minimalist posters and how they, for a …

Graphic Design

Photoshop Chimeras: Fantasy Creatures Created by Splicing Photos

Want to have some fun as you’re learning how to use Photoshop for image editing? Try creating a “Photoshop Chimera.” In Greek mythology, the Chimera …

The Diet-Heart Myth: Statins Don't Save Lives in People Without Heart Disease

<i>To read more about heart disease and cholesterol, check out the special report page.</i><p>Cardiovascular disease is one of the most misdiagnosed and …

Post Ratio Landing Page

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The Inventor of Mother's Day Disowned the Holiday, and So Should We All

The second Sunday of May is a source of frustration and disappointment for men and women alike.<p>Few holidays succeed in disappointing mothers and striking terror into the hearts of fathers on an annual basis more than Mother's Day. The holiday—which once served as a simple way to honor mothers—now …

Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon are all trying to turn into the same uber-company

Who will be the sole provider of all that you desire? Which company’s services will you “hire” to address your every internet-enabled whim? It sounds absurd, but this is the essence of the battle between the big four tech giants—oh and Microsoft too, but these days Microsoft is mostly an enterprise …

Set-Top Boxes

The Real Life Models, Artist Imagines Herself as Abstract Models for Abstract Portraits

Hungarian artist Flóra Borsi imagines herself as bizarre-looking models for abstract portraits in her digitally manipulated photo series “The real …

Art

After Centuries of Absence, Big Bad Wolves Have Returned to Germany

A recent surge in the canines' presence is dividing farmers and conservationists.<p>BERLIN - Open any number of German children's books, and you'll see this: a villainous wolf preying on a hapless child. From Little Red Riding Hood to stories of wolves eating German soldiers marching home from Russia …

Facebook loses millions of users as biggest markets peak

Facebook has lost millions of users per month in its biggest markets, independent data suggests, as alternative social networks attract the attention …