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This Jay Is Evolving in a Very, Very Weird Way

The scrub jays of California's Santa Cruz Island really love a good peanut. "It's like crack to them," says Katie Langin, a biologist at Colorado …

A Blue Robotic Bear to Make Sick Kids Feel Less Blue

Author: Sarah Fallon. Sarah Fallon Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.30.15.<p>Time of Publication: 11:00 am. 11:00 am<p>Bunny slippers. Blankies. Teddy bears. …

GIFs Show Constellations Transforming Over 150,000 Years

Any grade school kid can identify constellations like the Big Dipper or Orion in the night sky. But 50,000 years from now (assuming civilization …

40+ Beautiful New Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

These are more like little masterpieces.<p>The Easter bunny has hidden enough plain, ol' boring eggs, thank you very much. Swap the traditional dye job for one of these creative twists, and your basket will steal Sunday's show.

17 Spring Staples You Need in Your Closet Now

Spring is here, and it’s time to pep up your wardrobe for every possible activity, like park strolls, boozy brunches and the beginning of wedding season. While you might think you have all your essential pieces, we’re betting there might be a few your closet needs. From bright trenches to printed …

Clothing

This Country Is About to Offer Citizenship to 2.2 Million Jews

Exactly 523 years ago on Tuesday, the Edict of Expulsion, which forced Spain’s Jewish community to convert to Catholicism or leave the country, was …

Israel

Doctors With Cancer Push California To Allow Aid In Dying

Dan Swangard knows what death looks like.<p>As a physician, he has seen patients die in hospitals, hooked to morphine drips and overcome with anxiety. He has watched death drag on for weeks or months as terrified relatives stand by helplessly.<p>Recently, however, his thoughts about how seriously ill …

Data Protection

Barack Obama's go-to career advice is perfect for anybody who has felt stuck

When asked a penetrating question — "When is the time you felt most broken?" — the commander-in-chief gave a telling answer.<p>"I first ran for Congress in 1999, and I got beat," he said, "I just got whooped."<p>It was a dark time for Obama, who was then in the Illinois legislature. Though he was working …

Barack Obama

Link Pack

– Love this: Sheep & Stitch is all about learning how to knit beautiful patterns through step-by-step videos. But its larger purpose is to bring …

Noisli

Noisli is a background noise generator ideal for working and relaxing. <i>(Plus Text Editor for distraction-free writing with plain text and Markdown</i> …

♥ / Travel Staying In Beautiful Homes for Free

<i>A big thank you to Behomm for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.</i><p>@SwissMiss: “How often do you come across a website that makes you jump out of your …

Judged

A few months ago, when Catherine Hoke, founder of Defy Ventures, spoke at CreativeMornings, she asked: “What if you were only known for the worst …

Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker

The first time I blogged about the Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker it was a Kickstarter. Now, I see it fore sale in neighborhood stores and it makes me …

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

In this brand new TED Talk Simon Sinek asks: What makes a great leader? He suggests it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws …

The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

Some fine folks over at NPR hand-picked over 300 commencement speeches going back to 1774. Search by name, school, date or theme. I want to hug the …

Panda

Panda’s mission is trying to keep designers and hackers inspired by filtering and delivering the highest quality content in a beautiful and non …

Mesmerizing

Call Someone You Love

Matt Adams and Katie Sokoler covered a Brooklyn pay phone with quarters and placed a sign above it that read, “Call Someone You Love” to see what …

The Making Of OK Go’s ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’ Video

Hopefully you’ve seen the OK Go video I posted a few days ago. Here’s glimpse behind the scenes of the actual shoot. Fascinating.<p><i>(via keef)</i>

Sharing my 5 Personal Rules

I recently gave a talk at the wonderful 99u conference here in NYC and am thrilled to see it just went live. This is probably my most polished talk …

Flying Formation

‘Flying Formation’ is a series of digital photo collages by Shaun Kardinal of birds flying in precise geometric formations.

oon – multi-outlet power cord

oon by OKUM is a stunningly beautiful multi-outlet power cord. Totally wish listed.

Monument Valley

I am currently on vacation in Switzerland with my family and my sister got us hooked on Monument Valley. Ella (8) and I just figured out the last …

Smart “Cloud” Lamp

I don’t think I have ever wanted anything THIS MUCH for my apartment. This Smart Cloud makes me swoon. It simulates a real thunderstorm and plays …

This Makes Me Uncomfortable

My studiomate Carly put together this Pinterest board titled “This Makes Me Uncomfortable“. It’s so bad it’s good. Just what I needed after a day of …

Perfect, Crispy Bacon

Here’s how you make perfect, crispy bacon:<p>1. Line a pan with the bacon. You can use a glass baking pan, a steel or aluminum baking sheet, or even a …

Friday Link Pack

<i>Aim for the Impossible, DO Lecture talk by Timothy Ferriss from 2008</i><p>– This. Is. Stunning: An Illuminated Musical Swing Set.<p>– A beautiful interactive …

To Be Missed

“Do you know what people want more than anything? They want to be missed. They want to be missed the day they don’t show up. They want to be missed …

Birch Tree Wall Decal

I have a thing for birch trees. Totally ok with these wall decals if I can’t have the real thing…