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A guide to the eateries of Portugal

Heaven awaits. But leave any preconceptions at home about what kind of place might serve good food and drink. For the best overall experience, including value for money and quality of food, choose modest establishments offering traditional Portuguese food in simple surroundings.<p>Adega (Cellar)<p>In …

How NPR Lets You Know Which Political Philosophies Are Acceptable

NPR asked libertarian, vegan, author, and Whole Foods CEO John Mackey whether ObamaCare is a form of socialism. Mackey responded, …

Can We Please Move Past Apple’s Silly, Faux-Real UIs?

Teague’s Tom Hobbs argues that UI designers need to stop aping real-life bookshelves and suede calendars like Apple does, and go for a new philosophy: Just enough is more.<p>In recent years, the aesthetic of UIs has followed a dominant ideology that attempts to replicate the physical world. With a …

You Can Now Enjoy Cole Sprouse In Comics Form Thanks To Riverdale

Comics<p>Comic Book News, Reviews, Previews, and Commentary. Get info on well-known characters and comic movies for real comic book fans.<p>Comics<p>An …

How the Mayan calendar was brought to the world's attention in 1987

It is not yet clear what, if anything, the fabled date of 21.12.12 will bring us, but for some people it will signal the end of a 25 year shift in …

Study: “Tiger Mom” and her critics are both right about parenting

Stanford researchers find that it’s relationships — not parenting philosophy — that matter most to kids’ success<p>Yale Law professor and world-famous mean mommy Amy Chua made waves in 2011 with a Wall Street Journal article on her hyper-strict parenting style. The backlash to Chua's "Tiger Mom" …

Red Pill, Blue Pill: Professor Asia's Cardinal Sin

Recently, Daniel Asia, a composer with an impeccable pedigree who heads the composition department at the University of Arizona, posted on the Huffington Post Arts&Culture blog and it appeared to go viral in certain segments of the music community. I read the post and found it to be an interesting …

Ray Monk's top 10 philosophy books of the 20th century

Ray Monk is professor of philosophy at the University of Southampton and is the author of Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius, and Bertrand …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

OUT OF AFRICA: ELEPHANT WATCH CAMP

The place truly embraces a low impact, ecological philosophy. The camp— made from canvas, reclaimed wood and clay— can be broken down in a day, if necessary. The furniture is built from branches and logs that were knocked down by the elephants or left from flash floods, and the Italo-Afro bush …

Republicans Are Getting Slammed For Their Plan To Rig The Electoral College

The backlash is growing against a Republican-backed plan to change the way key battleground states allocate electoral votes.<p>In his <i>Crystal Ball</i> newsletter today, political handicapper Larry Sabato described the plan — which would make it so electoral votes in key swing states were apportioned by …

Tim Cook is absolutely right. Apple must embrace cannibalism

During yesterday’s earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook extensively discussed his company’s take on cannibalization, or the negative impact of a new product on sales of existing products. His take:<p>In terms of cannibalization and how we think about this, I see cannibalization as a huge opportunity for …

Mitt Romney and the Conservative Black Vote

<i>Even when they identify as right-leaning, black voters still overwhelmingly favor the Democratic Party. Academics say there's a way forward for the GOP.</i><p>The subject of Romney and black conservatives surfaced at a panel whose individual papers being presented included "Race is in the Eye of the …

What Zen Taught Silicon Valley (And Steve Jobs) About Innovation

Several new books explore the relationship between Silicon Valley innovation and Eastern philosophy. So can ancient principles help spark modern breakthroughs?<p>Was the revolutionary circular scroll wheel on the Apple iPod inspired by <i>kinhin</i>, the Zen practice of walking in circles while meditating? …

This column will change your life: structured procrastination

In 1995, the philosophy professor John Perry wrote an essay entitled Structured Procrastination, about harnessing the power of procrastination to get …

Why the iOS-Android feud is so intense: It’s about core philosophy more than products

One of the things that’s often baffled me is how personally people take their decision to own either an iOS or an Android device. Just look at the …

'I'm a Marxist,' Dalai Lama tells Chinese students

Usually what we hear from the Dalai Lama is an insistant yet soothing voice for compassion and peace.<p>So Tsering Namgyal, a journalist based in Minneapolis, was jolted by the Dalai Lama's talk to 150 Chinese students this month at the University of Minnesota. Writing at <i>Religion Dispatches</i>, he …

Is David Brooks Teaching Humility at Yale the Most Pretentious Moment In History?

According to <i>New York Magazine,</i> David Brooks, <i>New York Times</i> columnist and notorious diploma-sniffing aristocrat-apologist douchebag, has decided to …

Meet the Press

What Steve Jobs’ Yacht Tells Us About His Design Process

A year after Steve Jobs’ passing, the yacht he had been working on with famed French designer Philippe Starck finally made it out to sea. Venus is a beautiful ship that conforms to all of Steve Jobs’ philosophies on minimalist design, and it reveals a lot about Steve Jobs’ design process. that took …

Spinoza: Philosophy In An Hour

Baruch (or Benedict) de Spinoza was born on November 4, 1632, in Amsterdam. He was descended from Portuguese Sephardic Jews – his name derives from …

Yes, we can: Non-European thinkers and philosophers | Latin America

The exchanges between Santiago Zabala and Hamid Dabashi published in Al Jazeera brings about one of the crucial issues of the 21st century: the increasing process of re-westernisation (the revamping of Western ways of thinking, from Christianity to Liberalism and Marxism), de-westernisation and …

“Friends of Hamas” and Andrew Breitbart’s Legacy

The philosopher Karl Popper once said, “Every genuine test of a theory is an attempt to falsify it, or to refute it.” He was talking about science and philosophy, but he could have been talking about journalism, too. At its best, reporting is like science: you form a hypothesis, and you try to …

The Culture Of A Successful Company Mirrors Its Mission

I was saddened to learn that nearly one third of all Americans, say they are unhappy or unmotivated by their careers. Disgruntled, disengaged employees cost the American economy up to $350 billion a year in lost productivity. On the other hand, happy employees are twice as productive, stay longer …

Marco Rubio's Weird, Defeatist Vision

Midway through his response to President Obama's State of the Union address last night, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) took a few moments to address …

Marco Rubio

Best Guide Book Ever Made?

There are hundreds of travel guide books available, but none is quite as beautiful or human as Iranian-New Zealander artist Nabil Sabio Azadi's <i>For You The Traveller</i>. It's probably the best guide book we've ever seen - it's available in a strictly limited edition of 200, and its scarcity speaks to …

How Liberal Democrats' pragmatism saw them triumph at Eastleigh

There was one thing all the parties agreed on: the Liberal Democrat campaign machine was awesome.<p>Activists hit every pavement, every doorstep, every …