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What Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’ can teach us | Financial Times

How should we live? That’s the not unimportant question posed by Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece, and it makes <i>War and Peace-</i>niks terrible bores. But we …

How to load 5 inserts into your Midori

Bullet Journal Tips

Around this time last year, I introduced you to a handy little note-taking system that might just change your life. Let’s recap: a bullet journal is …

This Is The Best Chromebook You Can Buy

A Chromebook is a relatively new type of computer. It doesn't run on Windows or OS X, but rather Google's Chrome operating system. Google's software is very basic, and it's meant to be used while connected to the Internet.<p>So if you're the type of person that really only uses a laptop for checking …

Consumer Tech

The Red Cross CEO Has Been Serially Misleading About Where Donors’ Dollars Are Going — ProPublica

<i>This story was co-produced with NPR.</i><p>The American Red Cross regularly touts how responsible it is with donors' money. "We're very proud of the fact …

Darren Wilson in talks to leave his job

Days after he fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August, Officer Darren Wilson was cutting grass when he was told his home address was circulating online.<p>Within three hours, he'd grabbed some bags and gone into hiding, according to his attorneys.<p>"He had to leave the grass, literally, half …

Loving the Potato

From humble vegetable to national symbol, it may be the most variously useful food item ever.<p>Only with difficulty can we separate the potato from association with the soil. What other supermarket item sits on the shelf still muddied, looking like the skin of a farmer? To think of the potato is to …

Maharani Gayatri Devi - a polo player herself - encourages the game

From the archive, 11 September 1965: An awkward interview with Le Corbusier

The first time I met Corbusier was in Bombay in 1952 at a diplomatic party when my host begged me to go and talk to “that great lanky fellow over there, standing by himself with a glass of brandy. He speaks no English and I have no time to entertain him; he is French, do help out.” My host had not …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Best and Worst Countries for Software Engineers in terms of Income • Choropleth Map

<b>Published:</b> April 08, 2016 by Ramiro Gómez.<br>If you want to be notified about new content, to subscribe to the newsletter or RSS feed.<p><b>Disclosure</b>: …

Data Visualization

Hotel fines $500 for every bad review posted online

A hotel in tony Hudson, NY, has found a novel way to keep negative reviews off Yelp and other sites — fine any grousing guests.<p>The Union Street Guest …

A Touching Tale

Assigned no work, federal employees entertain themselves with online pornography.<p>So <i>that’s</i> what the economists at Treasury mean by “priming the …

Employment

Renaissance Avoided More Than $6 Billion Tax, Report Says

A Renaissance Technologies LLC hedge fund’s investors probably avoided more than $6 billion in U.S. income taxes over 14 years through transactions …

Amber Fort

Tuscan Vista

Atlas statue

Vesper, A Sublime Note-Taking App By Daring Fireball’s John Gruber

There are hundreds of apps on the App Store that claim they’ll help you boost your productivity, keep your thoughts organized, and help you finish all of those great side project ideas you have floating around. Some of those apps are genuinely helpful, but famed Apple-blogger John Gruber just …

Apps

Suburban dreams

WITH a pub, a church green and a golf course at its centre, Bushey, a settlement of 26,000 people in Hertfordshire, is a typical wealthy commuter …

Why does America regulate the trade in raisins?

THE Supreme Court has frequently handed down judgments that have shaken America to its core. Now, it has turned its attention to the raisin. A group …