Ham

50 Flips | 9 Magazines | 1 Like | 11 Following | 2 Followers | @hamnishe | Keep up with Ham on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ham”

The next global pandemic is somewhere out there. The challenge is to stop it

The threat from a modern global epidemic is real - especially in a connected world<p>Walk past the endless rows of vegetables, past the dozens of stalls selling every possible part of a pig and, at the centre of Cao Lanh city's market, a woman is doing a brisk trade in selling rats for food. Two cages …

Wunderlist 3 will emerge in early 2014, supporting Windows Phone and Windows 8

The task-management tool Wunderlist will come to Windows(s msft) Phone and Windows 8 in the first quarter of 2014 with the release of Wunderlist 3, …

Meet Moto G: A sub-$200 phone with some premium features for the world

For the 500 million people around the globe expected to spend $200 or less on a phone in the next year, Motorola(s goog) has a compelling new option …

34 years after being wrongly convicted, a man savors his new freedom

Kash Delano Register sat in a park Sunday afternoon, taking it all in.<p>He felt the sun on his face and the breeze coming in from the ocean. He heard the sound of birds and children playing.<p>"This is really beautiful," he said. He was smiling, but there were tears in his eyes.<p>Register spent more than …

Dolphin therapy doesn’t work – for the child or the animal – Lori Marino | Aeon Essays

Imagine this. Jay, an eight-year-old autistic boy, whose behaviour has always been agitated and uncooperative, is smiling and splashing in the pool. …

Why regret is essential to the good life – Carina Chocano | Aeon Essays

I regret everything. Decades-old decisions, things I said, things I didn’t say, opportunities I missed, opportunities I took, recent purchases, …

Children of rich parents suffering increased mental health problems

The unrealistic expectations being placed on children by wealthy parents is leading to mental health problems, according to the latest research<p>The children of rich parents are put under so much pressure to succeed they are at an increased risk of suffering of mental illness, a study has …

Row over US mobile phone 'cockroach backpack' app

<b>A US company that has developed an "electronic backpack" that fits onto a cockroach allowing its movements to be controlled by a mobile phone app has defended itself against cruelty claims.</b><p>The Backyard Brains company says that the device is intended to get children to be interested in …

Natural History Museum

Should You Have The Right Not To Know Genetic Information?

Affordable genome sequencing has brought with it a host of ethical debates. Who owns the data? Who can access the data? Should we sequence children? But the debate most likely to directly affect you in the next few years is this: what happens if your physician has your genome sequenced and finds …

5 TED Talks to Help You Work Smarter

Only have a few minutes? Steal some tips from one of these brilliant speakers.<p>Checking Facebook at work might be a bad idea for a variety of reasons, but not all non-work online destinations should count as goofing off--especially if you're watching a TED talk given by a well-spoken leader with an …

TED Talks

Yukio Mishima

<b>Yukio Mishima</b> (三島 由紀夫 <i>Mishima Yukio</i>) is the pen name of <b>Kimitake Hiraoka</b> (平岡 公威 <i>Hiraoka Kimitake</i>, January 14, 1925 – November 25, 1970), a Japanese …

Tax on shopping bags 'will lead to more food poisoning'

Shoppers who switch to reusable bags may be at risk of food poisoning because of a rise in the amount of contamination, experts have warned.<p>An increase in the use of “bags for life” could lead to a spike in illness rates as shoppers place new items in bags already used to store fresh meat and raw …

Tackling Social Justice Issues Through a Storytelling Hackathon

But would it work? Would top creatives be interested? Would they put in the pre-work? Would our guidance allow creativity to flourish or would …

Easy shrubs for early autumn colour

A smoke bush out in full flame and an autumn chorus of falling beech masts are October highlights<p>I know that autumn has finally arrived at Spring Cottage. My favourite spindle tree (<i>Euonymus planipes</i>) has coloured up, more pumpkin orange than its usual lipstick-pink, and trembled prettily before …

Left and Right are over. The future is Up and Down – Steve Fuller | Aeon Essays

The ideological dichotomy of ‘Right-’ and ‘Left-wing’ has had a good run. The ‘wing’ metaphor itself dates from the seating arrangements in the …

Contemporary Designers’ Own Gardens

When I first picked up <i>Contemporary Designers’ Own Gardens</i> I misjudged it, expecting the sort of book you might give to a gardener you don’t know very …

Carrie Remake Shows Women in Horror Are More Than Pretty Victims

There's a reason <i>Carrie</i> has endured for decades. Whether it's Stephen King's original 1974 novel, Brian De Palma's screen adaptation, or any other …

5 Ways to Close The Sale With Indecisive Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest challenges sales organizations face is securing customers who aren’t ready to buy. Maybe they’re considering a competitor’s offer or having internal issues that are delaying their decision-making. Whatever the case for …

Customers

The Pope is a Charlatan

He Tweets! He Facebooks! He's Friendly-Looking!<p><b>Imagine being on</b> the board of a huge, ancient, and corrupt international conglomerate that is perceived around the world as hypocritical, greedy, perverted, and scandal-ridden—a company peddling an outmoded product and losing customers in droves.<p>What …

The price of creating a connected future

Future generations will live in a world more connected in almost every way, To launch a new series of Building Tomorrow, author Tad Williams asks how this connected world will change both our societies and ourselves as individuals.<p>"<i>The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable</i> …

Antibiotics: Light-sensitive drugs to tackle hardy bugs

What if we could deactivate treatments after use to cut the rise of antibiotic resistance? Researchers hope they may be able to control the medicines we take to fight infection using light.<p>The voices warning of the demise of our antibiotic defences are getting louder. With common pathogens such as …

Philippines: The innovation drive that turned social

The Philippines wanted tech start-ups to blossom and make it a global competitor. Instead people focused on finding solutions to local problems. What happened?<p>There was a summit, a steering committee, a policy document and even a somewhat awkward new brand name: “filipinnovation”, a word that is …

Pedestrian power to shape future cities

Modern city growth has been led by the car. But new walking apps – and maps that help journeys seem more walkable – may lead to healthier, happier urban environments.<p>The most striking change to one of the largest cities on the planet can be seen easily from the air. All its freeways have been …

12 Things That Show You Who You Really Are

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/11EElio<p>1. What your ugly looks like.<p>There are few times in our lives we are uglier than fresh after …

Is the sound of silence the end of the self? – Tim Parks | Aeon Essays

Years ago, in my novel <i>Cleaver</i> (2006), I imagined a media man who is used to frantic bustle and talk going in search of silence. He flees to the Alps, …

Meditation

Perhaps it’s time to get rid of the word pervert altogether – Jesse Bering | Aeon Essays

Perverts weren’t always the libidinous bogeymen we imagine when we think of the term today. Sexual mores have certainly shifted dramatically over the …

Does non-belief in free will make us better or worse?

Studies have shown that people who believe things happen randomly and not through our own choice often behave much worse than those who believe the opposite.<p>Are you reading this because you chose to? Or are you doing so as a result of forces beyond your control?<p>After thousands of years of …

A death cafe helps us to eat cake at the end of life’s road – Clare Davies | Aeon Essays

Several days after leaving Winchester and walking the South Downs Way through southern England, filming ourselves and the landscape, and endlessly …

Do human beings have an instinct for waging war? – David P Barash | Aeon Essays

There is something peculiarly — even paradoxically — appealing about taking a dim view of human nature, a view that has become unquestioned dogma …

Cities thrive when public space is open to all – Leo Hollis | Aeon Essays

We’d gathered by the ticket booth outside the South Bank Centre in London at 6.30pm. It was the last Friday in May but there was a slight chill in …