Shane Metzger

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What We're Reading This Summer

A collection of books recommended by The Atlantic’s editors and writers<p><i>The Atlantic</i>’s editors and writers share their recommendations for summer reading—new titles, old favorites, and others in between.<p><i>Homegoing</i><p><b>By Yaa Gyasi</b><p>In her first novel, Yaa Gyasi cleverly weaves the intergenerational tale of …

Is This the Most Perfect Method for Staying Organized?

Ryder Carroll, the designer of the popular Bullet Journal, explains how he spent 20 years developing the perfect to-do list.<p>When Brooklyn-based designer Ryder Carroll was a kid struggling to control his attention deficit disorder, he was taught that the best way to remember something was simple: …

Is Mexico City Turning Into New York City?

On the tenth floor patio of his apartment building on Avenida Chapultepec in downtown Mexico City, 35-year-old architect Fernando Madrid leans out over the railing and looks out at the newly built skyscrapers jutting up from the street a few blocks away. The mid-day traffic clogs Chapultepec Ave, …

This Neural Network Reveals Your City’s Secret Patterns

Terrapattern is a new search engine for satellite imagery that could open the door to a real-time Google Earth.<p>What if you could search the topography of the real world as easily as you search the Internet, all in real time? Terrapattern is a new search engine that does just that. Created by a team …

Machine Learning

Use The Medium Method to Combine Digital Note-Taking With Pen and Paper

As much as we enjoy digital tools, there’s something to be said for the simplicity of good, old-fashioned pen and paper. Instead of picking one or …

How Giving Up TV For A Month Changed My Brain And My Life

Watching a couple hours of TV a day can have major effects on your brain. So what would happen if you quit cold turkey?<p>I’ve never seen <i>Game of Thrones</i>, I don’t know what the <i>Scandal</i> is, and I couldn’t name a single “real” housewife. I thought I didn’t watch much television and that taking a 30-day …

Go Ahead and Lick the Bowl! 12 Egg-Free Cookie Dough Recipes

A lot of us probably have fond memories of baking cookies. Or, really, we have fond memories of cookie dough. Moments before you dipped your spoon …

1. Wake Up Early

Not all creative minds are morning people. Franz Kafka routinely stayed up all night writing, and William Styron (author of <i>Sophie’s Choice</i>, among other best sellers) woke up at noon every day and considered his “morning” routine to be staying in bed for another hour to think.<p>However, early risers …

Plugged in and stressed out: Technology is killing the work-life balance

<b>(dotshock via Shutterstock)</b><p>Being digitally tied to their desks is ruining workers’ productivity — and sometimes their lives<p>Chris Smith<p>May 30, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>In February 2015, YouTube user "Where’s Stu" posted an eye-opening look into his life as a Tokyo salaryman. The British-born office worker …

Work-life Balance

Short Film Shows What It's Like to Grow Up Being Player Two in Video Games

If you grew up with an older brother or sister and an old school video game console, Zachary Antell’s short animation <i>Player Two</i> should hit you right …

This four-ingredient beer ice cream may change dessert forever

It's now easier than ever to find excellent ice cream in Los Angeles. From McConnell's to Carmela and Salt & Straw, great ice cream is everywhere, and the flavor possibilities are almost endless.<p>But making ice cream at home can be just as easy — and you can go nuts with the toppings.<p>For most …

Ice Cream

Listen here: 10 great podcasts for book lovers

As any reader will tell you, a good book doesn't end when you've flipped the last page. There's always more to learn, plots to discuss, themes to …

Books

Books are back: Printed book sales rise for first time in four years as ebooks suffer decline

For years, book-lovers have been lamenting the inevitable demise of the printed book in the face of competition from a digital behemoth.<p>But reports of the death of the traditional book have been greatly exaggerated, according to the definitive annual survey of the industry.<p>The Publishers …

Books

Use Facebook's Capture the Flag Platform to Test Your Hacking Skills and Learn Cybersecurity

Capture the Flag (CTF) competitions train participants in information security and technical skills, including things like encryption and reverse …

Airline develops ‘smart shoes’ that could help travellers explore new destinations without consulting a map

Sometimes the best method of exploring a new city is to just go wherever your feet take you – but what if your feet had a little extra help from “smart shoes” that could give you directions to your destination?<p>European airline easyJet has unveiled a prototype “smart shoe” called Sneakairs that use …

Travelers

The healthiest ways to cook veggies and boost nutrition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you love vegetables or not, there's one thing you know for sure: Veggies are really good for you. And you can make them even more nutritious if you prepare them in ways that maximize their benefits.<p>Oddly enough, that's not likely to be raw. Studies show the process of cooking …

Where your forebears came from, in one astonishing animated map

Erik Loomis at the Lawyers, Guns & Money blog points us to this amazing and instructive animated map displaying the flows of immigration into the United States, by year and country. The source is data visualizer Max Galka, who posted his handiwork at the statistics website Metrocosm.<p>As Galka …

Proof that a 6-hour workday could be the right move for your company

For about a year, nurses at the Svartedalens retirement home have worked six-hour days on an eight-hour salary. They're part of an experiment funded …

How Seattle is poised to be an epicenter for machine learning and artificial intelligence

Seattle is poised to be an epicenter for machine learning and artificial intelligence.<p>That’s one takeaway from the inaugural Machine Learning / …

Give Zero F**ks: How to Care Less About What Other People Think

It took me a <i>lot</i> of practice to be the kind of woman that gives zero f*cks and actively care less about what other people think, because I misunderstood what the 'give zero f*cks' mindset is all about. The misconception about women who give zero f*cks is that they have no priorities or passions.<p>In …

Happiness

'Viv' is a next-gen AI assistant that runs circles around Siri, Alexa and Cortana

One of the brains behind Apple’s iconic digital assistant Siri, Dag Kittlaus, took to the stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC to show off his new project, Viv — an AI assistant that aims to be “the intelligent interface for everything.”<p>The 20-minute demo wowed the audience with a real-time …

Google Tilt Brush: The 'impossible' is now a reality - CNN Style

Artists, put down your brushes. It's time to step into the world of virtual reality. Google has unveiled Tilt Brush, its new app set to revolutionize the definition of painting and push the boundaries of what it can represent.<p>With the swipe of a digital brush users wearing a connected HTC Vive …

The Perfect Martini and 5 Other Cocktail Recipes Every Host Should Know

<i>For Architectural Digest, by Elizabeth Stamp.</i><p>Photo: William Waldron<p>There's nothing wrong with a Scotch on the rocks now and then, but if you've stocked your home bar or bar cart, you owe it to your guests to use it to its full potential. To find out what cocktails every home mixologist needs in …

‘They’: the singular pronoun that could solve sexism in English

You only need four letters to take a stand against the prejudice embedded in the English language<p>I got in trouble over a four-letter word the other day. None of the ones you are thinking of: it was “they” that caused a fracas that Jeremy Clarkson would have been proud of.<p>At the start of 2016, the …

Language

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Success

5 Important Ways Your Relationship With Your Mother Affects Your Success

The root of your psychology and how you orient yourself towards success is more connected to your mother than you may realize.<p>As we approach Mother's Day, it is natural to reflect on all the wonderful things that your mother has given you. At the very least she gave you life, and that is a pretty …

Adding end-to-end encrypted messaging to your app just got a lot easier

Setting up encrypted communication by yourself is hard. If you’ve ever set up PGP for your email or implemented an off-the-record chat in Pidgin, you know that it can be a clunky, burdensome process. Thankfully, cryptographers are working to make it easier — and a new partnership will make it …

Apps

Love And Sex Are A Swipe Away But Finding Friends Digitally Is Still Hard

Online dating is a billion-dollar industry, but swiping for new friends is still a little awkward for users and investors.<p>In 2016, finding a romantic partner or a casual fling through a smartphone app is more or less mainstream. A study published in 2013 found about a third of newly married couples …

You Asked: Is It Bad to Be Inside All Day?

Shelter is a basic human need. But staying indoors all day may fuel anxiety, insomnia and that too-familiar sense that humans just aren’t meant to …

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

The Brain