Sharon Fernandes

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One woman's plan to take your creativity back from your phone — by making you bored

When Manoush Zomorodi was eight years old, she walked around her house gathering up all the houseplants. She arranged them in rows, gave them all name tags and then performed a concert for their benefit. Why? Because she was bored.<p>And now? “I suddenly realized I haven't really been bored in about …

Creativity

The Story Of The Roma, Europe’s Most Discriminated Group

For centuries, the Romani Gypsies have been misunderstood and persecuted in Europe. Now, a new book shines a light on the group’s unique history and …

Alan Watts

The 20 best British science fiction films – in pictures

To coincide with the BFI’s sci-fi season and its digital re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, we thought this would be a good time to look at some of the British greats of the genre. Since the 1970s co-productions and foreign investment mean it’s hard to say exactly what a British film is, so for …

How to Fold the World’s Best Paper Airplane | Colossal

<p>Back in 2012, former Cal Berkeley quarterback Joe Ayoob broke the Guinness World Record for the longest distance in paper airplane flight using a …

London's Cabbies Are Driving Slow Today to Protest Uber

London cabbies are planning another go-slow protest today over the city’s policies on taxis.<p>Cabbies will snarl traffic starting around Trafalgar …

Poorly Behaved Airline Passengers Are Being Publicly Shamed Online

We all know that space is cramped on airplanes, but that doesn't mean that it's acceptable to put your feet on someone else's headrest, sprawl across a row of seats when they're already occupied, or walk around the cabin barefoot.<p>PassengerShaming.com is a website that publicly calls out the rudest, …

Flying

Translate foreign menus

Worried you’ll accidentally order something bizarre while on vacation? Here are three apps that will have you ordering with confidence.<p>Vacations don't excite me -- eating excites me. Your city may have the most breathtaking vistas, and the most beautiful museums, but when all is said and done, my …

Apps