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20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Mainstream Media

All The Christmas TV Episodes On Netflix Worth Watching

Feliz Navidad.<p>With precious few days of the holiday season left, what better time to lay in bed with your laptop and not do things? Play a few of these Christmas-centric TV episodes from some favorite shows and you'll feel like you're getting ready for the big event, even if you still need to think …


12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …


22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.


Who’s missing in modern academia: solitary geniuses or something much more significant?

Peter Higgs’s negative comments on modern academia have received much interest, in part because they idealise the idea of the scientific researcher as solitary genius. But there are other, more significant, voices missing<p>When Peter Higgs, of Higgs boson fame, was quoted in the Guardian on Friday as …

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Golden Seeds

Mary Beth Janssen

Inventor and Computing Pioneer Douglas Engelbart Has Died at Age 88

Douglas Engelbart, the inventor and computing pioneer who will probably be best remembered as one of the people who invented the computer mouse, died …

Computer Science

Articles about 6 amazing repurposed designs on - Dwell

Five American studios and one university exhibited their newest wares at Milan’s 2013 Salone Satellite.<p>Nestled along the banks of rivers throughout the United States, these modern homes take full advantage of their locations in...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has …

Alzheimer's Disease

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …


Hello! My name is Julia Paul and I make contemporary, wheel-thrown pottery for my shop, Julia Paul Pottery. I live and work in the Appalachian mountains of rural Virginia, where I produce tableware and one-of-a-kind pots influenced by the local landscape.<p>Many years ago, after finishing art school …