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Bragi Dash review: wireless earbuds are still an unfinished dream

Articles about mind bending renovation brings bold modern addition old farmhouse on Dwell.com - Dwell

Self-taught designer Tom Givone continues his practice of updating 19th-century farmhouses with unexpected details and salvaged...<p>Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a traditional 1920s abode in Atlanta for a transplanted...<p>The process of steam bending wood has been …

Furniture Designer/Builder Jory Brigham's Unusual Path to Success

The "Framework" winner's origin story, from "No TV" to "On TV"<p>The path to becoming a successful furniture designer is rarely a straight line. It …

Is Asimov's first law enough to keep a robot bartender from harming others?

Isaac Asimov's first law of robotics states, "A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm." However, injury mostly corresponds to physical harm, not mental or emotional harm. <i>Sleep Dealer</i> director Alex Rivera plays with human emotions in his latest …

For this touching photo series, prisoners wrote letters of advice to their past selves.

Geometric Wooden Wall Tiles by Monoculo Design Studio

Spanish firm Monoculo Design Studio’s Bee Apis wood tiles allow you to create any kind of design you want on your wall. These modular tiles come in …

Furniture

17 Viral Videos You May Have Forgotten About

"Chocolate Rain," anyone?<p>Prepare for a walk down memory lane.<p><i>All view counts as of Nov. 12, 2013.</i>

This Typography Visualizes What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic

A new book called I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic illustrates a common learning disability through clever graphic design.<p>Since he was a child, British graphic designer Sam Barclay has struggled with dyslexia–-along with 10% to 15% of the population. To help combat the widespread …

Revealing Photos of New York City from the 70s and 80s

New York City was the urban culture capital of the 70s and 80s, setting trends and leaving an impression on the world. While the Big Apple has maintained its creative influence, a lot has changed over the years. Taking a look back at photos by documentary photographers from three to four decades …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) . Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it …

Trouble at the lab

“I SEE a train wreck looming,” warned Daniel Kahneman, an eminent psychologist, in an open letter last year. The premonition concerned research on a …

Clinical Trials

How Super-Achievers Do What They Do

For their new book <i>The Art of Doing</i>, Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield interviewed 36 super-achievers at the tops of their fields. They started seeing patterns emerge. These are the 10 most common practices of the highly successful.

How to lose half a trillion euros

ON JUNE 16th something very peculiar happened in Germany’s electricity market. The wholesale price of electricity fell to minus €100 per megawatt …

Utilities

Incredible designer posters reimagine 'Robocop,' 'Blade Runner,' and more

This kind of pop culture art has become increasingly popular of late, and Chojnacki — whose previous book explored vinyl album art from the 1980s — believes it has something to do with the quality of the posters movie studios are currently putting out. They're just not as interesting as they used …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

He’s electric — will a revolutionary Black Box turn Dale Vince into Europe’s Elon Musk? - http://tcrn.ch/191Cl3y

Eiko Ojala’s paper cut nudes - The Fox Is Black

Eiko Ojala is an Estonian illustrator and designer who does some amazing work in paper. One of my favorites was this series of nudes he did which …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

40 Days of Dating: would you go out (and have sex) with an old friend?

Trying to find a significant other while living in a fast-paced city is a notoriously difficult process, especially as you try to balance all the other things you're expected to do as a young adult (find enough money to survive, carve out a career, etc). It's a struggle to get into the habit of …

The LUMOback Is An Infuriating, Ingenious Posture-Saving Device That May Drive You Crazy

As a quantified-self junkie and a huge slob, I enjoy attaching all manner of electronics to my body. That’s why I was excited about the LUMOBack. It’s basically a position sensor that you strap around your waist – under your clothes – and use to measure your posture and sleeping positions. It is, …

The 10 funniest jokes from the Edinburgh fringe 2013 http://t.gu.com/o5goY (via Guardian culture)

2,600 Slang Terms For Genitalia Throughout The Ages

You really don’t want to know how your great great great great great grandmother talked.<p>The mouse. The fork. The cork. The ploughshare.<p>The staff of life. The placket-racket. The whim-wham. The peacemaker.<p>These are all words for a man’s bagpipe. But women, never to be outdone, have plenty of names …

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The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

Ask Engadget: what's the lightest laptop with discrete graphics?

We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Steve, who wants to shed weight but retain power for his next mobile computer. If you're looking to ask one of your own, drop us a line at</b> …

Standing orders

WINSTON CHURCHILL knew it. Ernest Hemingway knew it. Leonardo da Vinci knew it. Every trendy office from Silicon Valley to Scandinavia now knows it …

Leonardo Da Vinci