Sharon Fernandes

10 Flips | 1 Magazine | 4 Likes | 9 Following | 2 Followers | @sharroness | Keep up with Sharon Fernandes 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 “Sharon Fernandes”

Silicon Valley engineered tech addiction, and it’s Indians who are paying the price

With rumours spread on WhatsApp fuelling a spate of lynchings across India, the dark side of technology is becoming increasingly evident.<p>Even as they have transformed the lives of millions by improving access to information and services, the spread of smartphones and availability of cheap data are …

17,200 Shoppers Agree—This Is the Best Amazon Skincare Product (and It's $8)

We love enthusiastic Amazon reviewers to steer us in the right direction with purchases, from which external iPhone charger to buy to whether the $60 …

Skin Care

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 …

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

Throughout history, fascination with the Romani Gypsies has ranged from obsessing over their supposed sexual permissiveness to speculating about …

German Politics

Happy 100th Birthday, Alan Watts: The Pioneer of Eastern Philosophy in the West on What Reality Is and How to Become What You Are

This past holiday season, I attended a meditation retreat at a remote but renowned center for “deep change in self and society,” where I was struck — more sharply than I have been before — by our culture’s conflicting values of material success and self-transcendence. That disconnect was manifested …

The 20 best British science fiction films – in pictures

Science fiction and fantasy,2001: A Space Odyssey,BFI,Stanley Kubrick,Culture,Film,John Wyndham,Horror,Scarlett Johansson,The World's End,Under The Skin,Attack the Block,Alan Moore,Anthony Burgess,Doctor Who,Alec Guinness<p>To coincide with the BFI’s sci-fi season and its digital re-release of 2001: A …

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, …

Translate foreign menus

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 best traveling memories revolve around food. And nothing bums out my travel gluttony more than a menu I can't decipher.<p>Fortunately, …