Ed Debord

835 Flips | 17 Magazines | 785 Likes | 184 Following | 542 Followers | @redebord | Keep up with Ed Debord 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 “Ed Debord”

Heroic vandal massively improves Facebook's bus shelter adverts

Facebook, bruised by the Cambridge Analytica scandal and fifteen years of unmitigated dickery, is currently in the process of trying to rehabilitate its image.<p>As the saying goes, you can’t polish a turd, but god knows Zuckerberg is willing to try. In the UK, Facebook’s weapon of choice in its …

Fake News

Good Vibrations: A Buddhist Music Playlist

Music has long served as a bridge between the ordinary and the divine. And while the early vinaya [monastic code] required monks and nuns to abstain …

Meditation

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

"This picture was clicked at Juhu Beach while I was shooting with a model," the photographer Ganesh Vanare (@haram_khor_) tells us. "Because of the high tide, all the plastic from the sea came out, and as you can see, it’s huge. I clicked a couple of "follow me to" to make people aware of this plastic issue." // #NustaHaramKhor #followmeto #mymumbai #everydaymumbai #photographers_of_india #indiapictures #travelrealindia #itz_mumbai #contemporaryphotography #traveldeeper #documentaryphotography #plasticpollution #portraitphotography #environmentalportrait #makeportraits #PlanetOrPlastic #plasticpollution

Loner Study Reveals the Biological Reason Isolation Isn’t Always a Problem

Going it alone might help some species survive.<p>Most of us have been taught that a preference for being alone is a bit of a red flag, even if research …

The Thinking Man's Guide to Meditation

How to build a more peaceful mind in an ever more chaotic world<p>I am seated comfortably in my sunroom, feet flat on the floor, spine straight but not stiff, gaze lowered. Nobody is home, it’s quiet, and I am ready.<p>A soft voice—male, British, smooth—fills the room with gentle instruction, a laptop …

Highly empathic people have a unique view of music

People with higher empathy levels view music as more than just an art form, with brain scans showing one significant difference, reports a new …

The secret to an ageless body (and how to get fitter after 40)

The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.<p>But now they …

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe Recipe

"This is a recipe that we have made in our family for many years--everyone loves it. It's a very basic and easy variation on mac 'n …

To stop school shootings, use Israel's approach to fighting terror: Texas attorney general

After Santa Fe and Parkland, gun control is a waste of time.<p>America is once again reeling from yet another deadly mass shooting. The victims at Santa Fe High School were taken from us too soon, and the prayers of Texas and the nation are with their families. There is something especially haunting …

Gun Control

‘Nightmare Bacteria’ Stalk U.S. Hospitals

<i>[UPDATED at 3:15 p.m. ET on April 3]</i><p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detected more than 220 cases last year of a rare breed of …

Glass-Walled Cabin in Iceland Lets You Gaze at the Northern Lights Right From Bed

If you want to take your Northern Lights watching to another level, you may want to book a stay at the Panorama Glass Lodge. Located in a remote area just 30 minutes outside of Reykjavík, this quaint lodge features an incredible view of the Icelandic landscape thanks to large glass windows that …

There's more evidence that exposing yourself to cold temperatures could trigger weight loss

If you want to lose weight, you might consider getting comfortable with the cold.<p>A new study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports has found evidence that exposure to cold temperatures could transform the type of fat we form in our bodies, and even potentially help us burn off excess …

Stephen Hawking submitted a final scientific paper 2 weeks before he died — and it could lead to the discovery of a parallel universe

Stephen Hawking submitted his final scientific paper just a week and a half before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe.<p>Hawking, who died Wednesday at 76, was coauthor to a mathematical paper that seeks proof of the "multiverse" theory, which posits …

Love Coffee? Surprise! You Probably Aren't Drinking Enough, According to Science

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. <b></b>Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Is death still frightening if you believe the self is an illusion? An astonishing study of Tibetan Buddhists

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettImagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance. A central tenet of …

27 Lentil Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

We love lentils here at Kitchn. They are magically easy to cook on the stove, and versatile enough to go into a wide range of cuisines. Plus, they …

​Google moves to Debian for in-house Linux desktop

Google is officially moving from Ubuntu to Debian for its in-house Linux desktop.<p>I will show that it's possible to install, configure, and use this …

The Science of Silence. Why It Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

n 2011, the Finnish Tourist Board ran a campaign that used silence as a marketing ‘product’. They sought to entice people to visit Finland and …

Durable canvas cloth with embedded solar cells generates 120 watts per square meter

Tents, sun shades, and canopies could generate renewable energy with Norway-based Tarpon Solar‘s photovoltaic canvas. The company’s flexible …

4 Simple Techniques to Erase Subconscious Negativity

<b>“As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment.” ~Joseph Murphy</b><p>The subconscious mind is like a computer’s hard …

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

Grocery chains including Walmart, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's are recalling vegetables in a food safety scare

Grocery chains including Walmart, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's have issued a recall on certain vegetable products from packaged vegetable supplier Mann Packing.<p>A random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found a single positive result for listeria, leading Mann Packing to issue a …

Serious flaw in WPA2 protocol lets attackers intercept passwords and much more

KRACK attack is especially bad news for Android and Linux users.<p>Researchers have disclosed a serious weakness in the WPA2 protocol that allows …

Information Security

Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

<i>“Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.”</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

How childhood trauma affects the brain

It is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, …

The Brain

Your social security number probably got leaked and that’s very, very bad

The Equifax hack exposed more than 100 million people to the worst kind of identity theft.<p><i>Update: 5/10/20/18: Earlier this week, documents provided to the Securities Exchange Commission exposed some staggering numbers that come from Equifax's internal investigation of the breach. Here are the stats</i> …

Identity Theft

Hurricane scientists have never seen an image like this before

For the first time in modern history, three hurricanes in the Atlantic are lined up in the most dangerous of ways, according to Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center.<p>The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued advisories on Hurricane Irma (currently located north of …

Weather

Those 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed

It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has been exacerbated by human activity.<p>But what about those 3% of papers that reach contrary conclusions? Some skeptics have …