Luc Wilson

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15 Must-Have Apps For Your iPhone

Imagine if you could use 5 simple shortcuts while working in Excel, and increase your productivity without wasting time for searching information in …

50 Things a Geek Should Know (Apparently)

Getting naked is often thought of as an act that should only be reserved for intimacy—and even then some get squirmy! Many people are more …

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50 Myths Busted With John Green

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Solo Houses: When Architects Are Given Carte Blanche

French developer Christian Bourdais has enlisted eight architects to develop vacation homes on a 50-hectare nature reserve about two hours south of …

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Your Skinny Jeans Are Destroying the U.S. Dollar—Literally

Spandex has "contaminated" the cotton that's been used to make our bank notes.<p>If you happen to be looking for reasons to be angry with Kim Kardashian, here's one more: She's messing with your money. Or, well, her famous affinity for spandex is. Fashion's current obsession with tight-fitting …

Experts Decisive Against Multivitamins: 'Stop Wasting Money'

A panel of physicians wrote today in a major medical journal about which vitamin and mineral supplements are bad and which are null, and how we keep buying them.<p>"We believe that the case is closed— supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults with (most) mineral or vitamin supplements has no …

Comparing the Failures of Bush and Obama

Any similarities in their political calculations are dwarfed by differences in their substantive errors.<p>Can President Obama learn anything from the most significant failures of his predecessor? Are the failures of the Bush and Obama Administrations alike in any ways? These are the questions Ron …

Why Men Can't Take Compliments

Being the arbiter of someone's attractiveness can be interpreted as an expression of masculinity that women are not traditionally expected to adopt.<p>Recently, a date said to me, "You haven’t given me any compliments yet. I've complimented you plenty of times."<p>It made me think about how rare it is …

The Real Reason the Humanities Are 'in Crisis'

Women started deserting subjects like history and English decades ago.<p>Multiple articles over the last few months have proclaimed that “humanities fall from favor,” “interest fades in the humanities,” or that the humanities are “under strain around the globe.” Commentators tend to attribute the …

The Best Movies of 2013

The Atlantic's film critic picks the top titles—and doles out some less-conventional awards.<p>2013 was a tremendous year for film—the best, I think, since 2007 (<i>No Country</i>, <i>There Will Be Blood</i>, <i>Juno</i>, <i>Zodiac</i>, <i>Assassination of Jesse James</i>, etc.). The summer may have been a bummer, featuring such …

Four Eyes House in California by Edward Ogosta Architecture

Four Eyes House – Minimalist Modern Architecture.<p>The studio of Edward Ogosta Architecture has designed the minimalist Four Eyes House, located in …

Infographic: If Social Networks Were Megacities

What would all of our online friends look like, if organized into physical cities? Let’s just say there would be a lot more urban density.<p>You have friends, followers, likes, and shares, depicted in icons, avatars, notifications, and numbers. But what would social networks look like if you could …

A Mind-Reading Dog Translator That Just Might Work

Science fiction? Absurdity? The No More Woof is neither. (But, okay, maybe it’s still a little silly.)<p>Today on Indiegogo, you can preorder a device called the No More Woof for $65. It promises to read your dog’s mind and speak out what he/she is thinking.<p>At first glance, it’s the epitome of …

The best Christmas gifts for arts lovers in 2013

Books<p><b>Twitterature</b><p>The Literary Gift Company should be bookmarked by everyone who loves reading. From a collection of mugs (A Mug's Guide to Grammar – geddit!) bearing helpful slogans like "Less milk and fewer sugar lumps" to cuddly versions of uncuddly writers like Virginia Woolf and Charles Darwin, …

Book Hive: New Interactive Book Display in Bristol Central Library

A new living sculpture just went up in the Bristol Central Library called <i>Book Hive</i> that will ultimately consist of 400 “moving” books, one for each year of the library's history. To celebrate the library's 400th anniversary, Bristol's creative robotics collective Rusty Squid, with an award of …

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