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California takes a cue from Europe and considers tough rules to limit the spread of antibiotic-resistant bugs

The development of antibiotics was one of the great public health advances of the 20th century. But many common antibiotics aren't working as well as they used to, which has left thousands of people a year getting sick and dying of what not long ago were easily curable diseases.<p>There are a lot of …

An Incredibly Ambitious Time Capsule Was Sealed 75 Years Ago Today — Here’s What’s Inside

Called "Dawn of a New Day," the 1939 Fair adopted a future-focused theme, which would become standard in subsequent World's Fairs.<p>Electric giant Westinghouse took the theme to heart. The company created one of the most ambitious time capsules ever: a 7 1/2-foot tube, filled with items from the …

Time Capsules

If We’re Sharing Everything Else, Why Not Our Coffee Cups?

A simple fix for cutting down on New York’s enormous waste stream of to-go coffee cups involves returning your cup when you’re done.<p>Every day, New Yorkers stop by their local coffee shops and ask for a cup to go. The next day, same thing. And the next and the next.<p>There’s only one problem with this …

Clip suspected in circus accident; 8 hospitalized

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Investigators suspect that a snapped clip sent eight aerial acrobats plummeting 20 feet or more during a daring act in which performers dangle from their hair. One injured performer told her father she didn't notice anything amiss before her "plunge into darkness."<p>The clip, …

You Are Not Your Job

<i>Paul Jarvis is a Web designer and bestselling author. His upcoming book, The Good Creative, outlines the 18 habits of the world’s most respected artists.</i><p>“If we believe that personal fulfillment is really the ultimate purpose of labour, then who do we expect to do all the other jobs that are not so …

5 Tips

<i>An image from a series documenting the hidden towns of Newfoundland. [Photo Credit: Dean Casavechia]</i><p>Dean Casavechia is an accomplished freelance …

10 Steps to Creating a Business Persona Ready for Any Opportunity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even if you are creative, passionate, charming and have amazing business ideas and skills, you can still be unprepared for many of the opportunities that come your way.<p>If any of your distinct skills and ideas are going unused, it may be …

Small Business

Refresh Makes You Smarter At Meetings

Do you remember the party scene in “The Devil Wears Prada,” when Emily Blunt’s character is whispering the names of party guests to Meryl Streep’s character, briefing her on who everyone is as she meets them?<p>Refresh, a product that aims to keep you as prepared as possible for your next encounter, …

Four Design Approaches to the Modern-Day Toolbox: Part 1 - OPO Oeschger's Boxes

At Holz-Handwerk we saw not only thousands of tools, but several companies creating systems to store and transport those tools. You'd think that …

The Pisco Sour and Beyond

The historic grape-based white spirit, Pisco, is the basis for the national drink of both Peru and Chile. With production commencing at the turn of the 17th century, the tipple is as historic as it is representative of the cocktail cultures within its origin nations. Pisco is a descendant of …

South America

The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

It seems as though any time you hear about Web design these days, you can’t help but come across the term “flat design.” While the flat Web design trend has been emerging in recent years, it seemed to have exploded in popularity thanks to large companies and organizations changing their design …

Apple iPhone 6 review: iPhone 6 sets the smartphone bar - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The iPhone 6 delivers a spacious, crisp 4.7-inch screen, improved wireless speeds, better camera autofocus, and bumped-up storage capacities to 128GB at the top end. iOS remains a top-notch mobile operating system with an excellent ecosystem of apps, and Apple Pay is a smooth, secure …

Phones

8 of the Best iOS Apps for Shooting and Sharing Video

Let’s imagine you’re not toting a dedicated video camera or DSLR, but rather are using the the ever-present smartphone camera in your pocket. While you can always call on Instagram or Vine for shooting and sharing video, there are so many other cool video apps out there—some free, some costing a …

Sound bite: Despite Pono's promise, experts pan HD audio

By raising $4.3 million on Kickstarter, Neil Young's startup shows an appetite for better sound quality. The only hitch: experts say there's little point going beyond CD quality.<p>Pono Music's roaring success on Kickstarter, raising $4.3 million so far, shows that thousands of people believe better …

Audiophile

Newsbeat app reads you stories from hundreds of newspapers

Apps that read the day's news aloud aren't exactly a new concept, but Newsbeat — launched today by Tribune Co. — is among the sleekest we've seen yet. Newsbeat pulls in thousands of articles every day from hundreds of newspapers including <i>The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times</i>, and websites like …

HP teases plans to conquer the 3D-printing market

Move over, LaserJet. This week, HP CEO Meg Whitman said that her company will announce the details of its 3D printing strategy in June, expanding the lineup beyond the home-office systems we know so well. HP's upcoming devices will apparently improve upon two weaknesses of currently available …

Camera Plus AirSnap feature lets iOS photographers into the picture

Does this sound familiar? You’re always the self-appointed—or designated—photographer for your family and friends. It’s not that you’re the only one with a camera—everyone’s packing a smart multi-megapixel mobile device these days—but you’re always the one who winds up documenting all the events, …

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Oblique Strategies: Brian Eno’s Prompts for Overcoming Creative Block, Inspired by John Cage

<i>“Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences,”</i> ambient music pioneer <b>Brian Eno</b> wrote in his diary. It is precisely this ethos that explains Eno’s medium-blind, experience-centric creative impulse underpinning the visual arts career that he …

Do It: 20 Years of Famous Artists’ Irreverent Instructions for Art Anyone Can Make

One afternoon in 1993, legendary art critic, curator, and interviewer extraordinaire <b>Hans Ulrich Obrist</b> — mind of great wisdom on matters as diverse as the relationship between patterns and chance and the trouble with “curation” itself — sat down in Paris’s Café Select with fellow co-conspirers …

Ode to a Flower: Richard Feynman’s Famous Monologue on Knowledge and Mystery, Animated

Nobel-winning physicist <b>Richard Feynman</b> (May 11, 1918–February 15, 1988) was a champion of scientific culture, graphic novel hero, crusader for integrity, holder of the key to science, adviser of future generations, bongo player, no ordinary genius. In this fantastic animated adaptation of an …

A 5-Step Technique for Producing Ideas circa 1939

Literature is the original “inter-net,” woven of a web of allusions, references, and citations that link different works together into an endless rabbit hole of discovery. Case in point: Last week’s wonderful field guide to creativity, <i>Dancing About Architecture</i>, mentioned in passing an intriguing …

T. S. Eliot on Idea Incubation, Inhibition, and the Mystical Quality of Creativity, Plus a Rare Reading

In this passage from <b>The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism</b> (<i>public library</i>), cited in the 1942 gem <i>Anatomy of Inspiration</i>, celebrated poet, playwright, and cultural critic T. S. Eliot adds to previously explored theories of how creativity works by taking a curious look at how physical illness …

On Motivation: Beloved Composer Leonard Bernstein on Why We Create

An even greater and more enduring mystery than the question of what creativity is and how it works is the question of why we humans create in the first place. One of the most beautiful and profound responses to that eternal question comes from legendary composer <b>Leonard Bernstein</b> (August 25, …

The Futurist Cookbook: 11 Rules for a Perfect Meal and an Anti-Pasta Manifesto circa 1932

Given my voracious appetite for unusual cookbooks — especially ones at the intersection of food and the arts, including little-known gems from the likes of Andy Warhol, Liberace, Lewis Carroll, and Alice B. Toklas — I was delighted to discover <b>The Futurist Cookbook</b> (<i>public library</i>; <i>AbeBooks</i>) by …

The Ego and the Universe: Alan Watts on Becoming Who You Really Are

During the 1950s and 1960s, British philosopher and writer <b>Alan Watts</b> began popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West, offering a wholly different perspective on inner wholeness in the age of anxiety and what it really means to live a life of purpose. We owe much of today’s mainstream adoption of …

The Taste Gap: Ira Glass on the Secret of Creative Success, Animated in Living Typography

The question of what makes someone successful has occupied some of history’s greatest minds. For Alexander Graham Bell, success was bound to befall the person “who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider.” For Henry David Thoreau, success was a matter of living with …

Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist

As a lover of science and of all things <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, imagine my delight at discovering <b>Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics</b> (<i>public library</i>) — an imaginative and unusual 1995 quantum primer by particle physicist <b>Robert Gilmore</b>, who has under his belt experience at Stanford and …

Jeanette Winterson on the Value of Art to the Human Spirit

It has been argued that art is everyday therapy for the soul. For Tolstoy, art was a profound source of emotional infectiousness. For Oscar Wilde, it was about receptivity. Amidst recent discussion of the value of the humanities and whether literature makes us better people, one has to wonder …