jrmilner

165 Flips | 6 Magazines | 2 Likes | 1 Following | @jrmilner | Keep up with jrmilner 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 “jrmilner”

Stop Googling your health questions. Use these sites instead.

<i>Welcome to</i> <b>Burden of Proof</b><i>, a regular column in which Julia Belluz (a journalist) and Steven Hoffman (an academic) join forces to tackle the most pressing health issues of our time — especially bugs, drugs, and pseudoscience thugs — and uncover the best science behind them. Have suggestions or</i> …

1.5 Million Slavery Era Documents Will Be Digitized, Helping African Americans to Learn About Their Lost Ancestors

The Freedmen’s Bureau Project -- a new initiative spearheaded by the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the Afro-American Historical and …

Trim seeks out and destroys awful monthly subscriptions

In the age of Netflix, Spotify, and unwanted LinkedIn Premium subscriptions, it can be difficult to keep track of where your money is going on a monthly basis. Trim, a San Francisco startup from former venture capitalists Thomas Smyth and Dan Petkevich, wants to ensure you never end up paying for …

Bob Ross Ipsum Generates Dummy Text with Happy Little Paragraphs

Need to generate some placeholder text? Sure, you could use the standard Latin gibberish, but a more soothing and entertaining alternative is this …

Web Development

The Fastest Way Through Customs Is With Your Phone

What if we told you there is a way (a completely free way) to bypass the lines at immigration and customs when re-entering the U.S. at select airports—and all you needed was your smartphone?<p>The secret is no secret at all, but a downloadable app available to both iPhone and Android users via the …

​5 Farmers Market Finds You Should Freeze Right Now

The merits of making pickles, jams, and tomato sauce are manifold. But the factors of reality — time, inclinations, lack of distractions, and the …

Top 10 Everyday Life Hacks That Take 10 Seconds or Less

Sometimes, you can do something the fast way, or you can do it the right way. Other times, those two things are one and the same. Here are 10 …

Best way to solve homelessness? Give people homes – Susie Cagle

David Hogue isn’t sure that he should tell me his name. He sits in a back office in the shelter where he has lived for the past 18 months, hands …

Recipe: Creamy Polenta Bowl with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes and Zucchini

Preheat the oven to 450°F. In a large bowl toss the grape tomatoes, chopped zucchini, sliced shallot, thyme, and olive oil together. Season …

Saturday assorted links

1. How Ezra Klein reads on the internet. This is probably good advice for many people, but it is too complicated for me to even read, much less …

The Everything Machine

The newest app from Tinybop (The Human Body, Homes, and The Robot Factory apps) is called The Everything Machine. A small sampling of what you can do …

Carly Rae Jepsen's E•MO•TION is perfect, narrative-free pop music

Why shouldn't a technically perfect album be able to conquer the world?<p>By the end of 2012, it was accepted as a historical fact that Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" was objectively <i>the</i> song of 2012. It was one of the few moments in pop music where even would-be detractors and snobs had to shrug …

Roadtripping man annoys his sister with seven hours of lip syncing

This is an epic display of top-notch lip syncing and world-class shade throwing. I smiled the whole way through this.<p>Songs performed include Wannabe …

Former Google and Apple employees prepare to launch Nextbit smartphone September 1st

Nextbit, a mobile developer run by former Google, Apple, Amazon, and HTC employees, plans to unveil its first Android smartphone on September 1st. In an interview with <i>CNET</i>, the company said the device will be priced in the "premium tier" of smartphones between $300 and $400 and will be, in the …

Recipe: Tomato Cobbler with Cornmeal-Cheddar Biscuits

Heat the oven to 375°F with a rack placed in the middle of the oven.<p>Pick the stems off of the cherry tomatoes and rinse them under running water. …

This computer game takes you into Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel

'Who wouldn't want to be a lobby boy at the Grand Budapest? It's an institution.'<p>If you love the dreamy nostalgia and Easter egg color palettes of Wes Anderson films, <i>Maquisard</i>, a video game created by students at New York University's Game Center, will make your twee heart soar.<p>Inspired by …

Harvard Graduate School of Ed Debuts Free Online Library of Student Work

The Harvard Graduate School of Education has launched the Center for Student Work, an online collection of exemplary student projects.

The Psychological Quirk That Explains Why People Fear Harmless Chemicals

This week’s “On the Media” has an interesting segment about Vani Hari, a.k.a. the “Food Babe,” the popular food blogger and decrier of chemicals who …

Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bars

Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bars<p>Makes 9 to 12 bars<p><i>For the crust:</i> <br>1 3/4 cups (175g) rolled oats (certified gluten-free, if needed) <br>1 3/4 cups …

A pocket-sized synthesizer changed the way I think about music

In January, Nathan Ingraham wrote about a new batch of Teenage Engineering synthesizers, designed to be as cheap as possible, a kind of Minimum Viable Instrument. I bought one as soon as I read the article, and it shipped a few months later. I've been playing with it for about a month now. It's …

You can now send directions and notes to your phone via Google search

Sending info from your desktop to your Android phone is just a Google search away<p>Google's taking small steps to more intimately connect your Android phone and desktop computer. The search company has rolled out a new feature that lets you send directions, notes, reminders, and more directly from …

Android News

The 100 Best Books of the Decade So Far

From the Oyster Review, a publication by online bookseller Oyster, a list of the 100 Best Books of the Decade So Far. Good to see The Emperor of All …

Curating the best of money and personal finance

★ Overcoming the Power of Limiting Beliefs ★ 6 Reasons I’m Glad I’ve Been Through...<p>★ Impact of Career Growth Calculator ★ Honey, I Shrunk The …

Personal Finance

Adobe and former NYT designer Khoi Vinh made a super simple design app for iPad

Over the past few years, Adobe has been making a concerted effort to build apps that could eventually become as important for creation and design on mobile as apps like Photoshop and Premiere have become on the desktop. As part of that effort, it ended up speaking with designer Khoi Vinh, known for …

Sufjan Stevens' gorgeous new album is what grown-up emotional music should sound like

Pain sounds better when it’s exaggerated.<p>There’s a self-evident history of music romanticizing pain: torch songs for abandoned relationships, dirges for tragic deaths, pleading hymns hoping to persuade. Dusty Springfield clawing at the ankles of a disinterested man walking out the door. Bonnie …

I Completed a 30-Day Minimalism Challenge In Order to "Live More Simply" And Have Less Stuff

It is just dawning on me that my life will never look "chic," "effortless," or "minimal." Though I like to think that Future Claire will have a wardrobe of expertly-tailored basics in muted tones — shirts and sweaters in shades like "pebble" and "bone" — I will always be the girl who impulsively …

Minimalism

President Obama reads Mean Tweets on Kimmel, talks Ferguson

President Barack Obama made his first in-person appearance on <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i>, discussed racial strife in Ferguson, Mo., deflected Kimmel’s …

Jimmy Kimmel

Dalek relaxation video

It’s been a hectic week and now that it’s Friday, let’s all chill with this relaxation video narrated by a Dalek.<p>Exhale. EXHALE! EX!!!-HALE!!! Ps. …

This Book Is a Planetarium by Kelli Anderson

One of my design heroes, Kelli Anderson, is coming out with a pop-up book called This Book Is a Planetarium. What's unique about