David Lee

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Cool map calculates how long public transit takes anywhere in S.F.

Public transit in the Bay Area is infuriating. Full stop. But two transportation heroes are trying to improve your commute or travel plans within the city.<p>Transportation planner Chris Pangilinan and UC Berkeley grad student Dan Howard teamed up to create an interactive public transit map of San …

Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …

A Strange Day At The NSA

In which the puzzle palace collides with a real puzzle.<p>Back in 1993, when a Pakistani man named Mir Qazi shot up the gates of CIA headquarters in Langley, there was a fairly long moment in time in which nobody really knew what was going on. It took four years to find him in Pakistan and to arrest …

Buddhist Monk Displays “Unheard Of” Brain Activity While Meditating

A total lunar eclipse, also know as a blood moon, is set to take place on the night of July 27th and the morning of July 28th!<p>The eclipse will take …

Astronomy

The 12 Plot Ideas That Every Single Classic TV Show Did To Death

Making a TV show is a terrible grind — especially back in the day, when shows were entirely made up of standalone episodes. So it's no wonder that so …

Standalone

Killing the Buddha

Share Email Comments<p>Don’t miss this article, it is a must read. Short on words but long on wisdom, you will gain more understanding of the purpose of …

How Do TV Writers Develop Episode Plots?

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Grammar Queen Taylor Swift Delivers Sick Burn to Princeton Review

Taylor Swift has spotted a serious error in an SAT prep book question featuring one of her song lyrics.<p>Adults are so lame. Just the lamest! Especially when they’re trying to relate to kids, clumsily trying to get on their level and have a rap session with them. It almost never works. Look at this …

'X-Files' returning to Fox for six episodes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Smoking Man, time to light another cigarette.<p>Fox announced Tuesday that "The X-Files," the series about the paranormal that ran for nine seasons in the '90s and early '00s, is returning for a special six-episode "event."<p>Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are both back to play Fox …

TV

20 most annoying human habits ever

The other day I found myself scrolling through a mile-long Facebook thread in which people were sharing the most annoying human habits. The comments were entertaining and hilarious and I found other people’s peeves fascinating.<p>Who knew calling California “Cali” was so aggravating? Or that people …

Text Messaging

It's Official: President Obama's SOTU Speeches Are The 'Dumbest' In US History

Are you smarter than a 9th grader? Then you will be quite at home with President Obama's latest State of The Union speech. While the Flesch-Kincaid …

Almost all U.S. presidents, including Trump, have been Christians

The U.S. Constitution famously prohibits any religious test or requirement for public office. Still, almost all of the nation’s presidents have been …

100 EXAMPLES: HOW TO INTRODUCE CHARACTERS IN YOUR SCREENPLAY

<i>Re-published with permission from Nathalie at Mentorless.com:</i><p>Introducing characters in your screenplay can be a make it or break it moment to keep …

Dentists debate need to extract wisdom teeth

The decision to remove wisdom teeth often seems like a routine part of young adulthood. But more people are starting to ask whether it's always necessary.<p>Those who oppose automatically taking out those four teeth say "watchful waiting" is a better path because the teeth and surrounding gum tissue …

7 Rituals You Should Steal From Extremely Creative People

<i>“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do</i> …

24 Great Free Apps and Tools to Help You Build Strong Habits

I have a lot of things I want to accomplish in the upcoming year. Some of them are really small things (like learning to make hashbrowns, a breakfast …

Sequence thinking vs. cluster thinking

<i>Note: this is an unusually long and abstract post whose primary purpose is to help a particular subset of our audience understand our style of</i> …

Why are these clowns winning? Secrets of the right-wing brain

<b>Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Scott Walker (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/AP/Ed Reinke/Andy Manis/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Bush tanked the country. Now the right’s again running the show. Neuroscience explains incompetence of all sides<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>November 29, 2014 2:15pm (UTC)<p>When George W. Bush became …

50 characters who will screw up your holidays

Like a cast of players at the local brewpub theater, the various characters who will invade your holiday festivities are many and, mostly, painful to watch.<p>It's a wonder the holidays are any fun at all.<p>Normally, you'd avoid them like the plague or a cliche. Often, they're doing things or are …

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5 Cheap Must-Have Apps for Back to School

Ready for the school year to begin? Once you’ve picked out a tablet or laptop for your student, it’s time to grab the software that will make it the …

Top 10 First World War podcasts

From the causes of the conflict to its legacy, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best First World War podcasts<p>Cold War culture and the path to the First …

11 Qualities Google Looks For In Job Candidates

Google receives between 2.5 and 3.5 million job applications a year.<p>It only hires about 4,000 people.<p>Senior vice president of People Operations, Laszlo Bock presides over the ultra-selective process.<p>In interviews with The New York Times, the Economist, and students on Google+, the hiring boss sheds …

Employment