Tuhin Chowdhury

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What have you touched today?

<b>Can you remember everything you've touched today? Argentine-born designer, Paula Zuccotti, asked 62 people to make a note of all the objects they handled in a 24-hour period, then gather them together for a snapshot of their lives.</b><p>"Many of the things we know about past civilisations are from …

Buenos Aires

The millionaire couple who could teach you a thing or two

<b>Married couple Dilshad and Barinder Hothi are joint founders of the international training company, the Knowledge Academy, which they aim to turn into the "Amazon of the education world".</b><p>When a husband and wife team jointly run a business, you can't help wondering: who is really in charge?<p>With the …

Siblings

Homeless model: New York's hidden homeless

<b>Amid a documented rise in the number of homeless in New York City, many of those without homes may be effectively invisible - going about seemingly normal routines and even work without a place to live.</b><p>Walking through Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan's trendy East Village, Mark Reay recalls a …

Housing

Square Says Its Super-Simple Email Marketing Tools Are Paying Off For Small Businesses

Six months after introducing Square Marketing, the company has data that shows its digital coupons increase sales.<p>If you pay attention to news coming from Square, you know that it’s been a long time since all it did was process credit-card payments using its itty-bitty swiper. The expansion of its …

The Forgotten Stepwells Of Urban India

All across India, elaborate subterranean temples are hidden in plain site. Constructed between the 2nd century and 4th century AD, these massive and ornate stepwells were built both for spiritual bathing and as a way to access water tables during monsoon season and drought seasons. Today, tourists …

A Standing Desk For Kids, To Help Change Sitting Culture (There’s An Adult Size, Too)

“Sitting is the norm in our society,” says Mathias Ellegiers, one of the founders of Jaswig, the standing desk startup. “Have a look around you–your …

Ergonomics

William Ash: The cooler king

<b>World War Two threw up many extraordinary characters. But even among this exalted company William Ash - the model for the character played by Steve McQueen in The Great Escape - stands out, writes the author of a new biography, Patrick Bishop.</b><p>Ash was an American who, while his country was still …

Idealism

Can A Meal’s Presentation Change Your Perception Of Its Overall Quality?

A new study suggests that the story we’re told about the food we eat may be more important to diners today than the actual meal itself.<p>The last few years has seen a shift in the restaurant world. Food-based reality TV and food media has contributed to the rise of the celebrity chef, as well as the …

Cuban internet delivered weekly by hand

<b>Cuba is a land in many ways cut off from the rest of the world. For one thing, general public use of the internet is restricted and most people don't have access to a connection.</b><p>But many have found a surprising way to get their favourite web content in spite of restrictions.<p>Much of the largely …

Cuba

Photo taken by @stevemccurryofficial // The world famous Shaolin Monastery is known to many in the West for its association with martial arts, specifically Shaolin Kung Fu. The physical strength and dexterity displayed by the monks is incredible, although they exude a deep serenity.

A New Intel Doc Spotlights 13-Year-Old Inventor Who Created A Cheap Braille Printer

The technology that allows blind people to gain access to the information contained on the Internet is getting steadily more affordable–text-to-voice technology is nearly ubiquitous now, at least. But if Siri’s robotic voice, slow speaking speed, and mispronunciations are annoying when you’re …

35-year-old American who thinks modern life is too stressful works 6 months a year, then lives on $10 a day adventuring around the world on a bicycle

Most of us lead a life that revolves around work. The average US worker clocks 47 hours a week, and when you add the time we spend commuting— another five to 10 hours — it pushes our work-related hours over 55. There's also work-related stress, which damages our health.<p>That can paint a vulgar …

Western Massachusetts

Timeline: See photos from 60 years of Disneyland

1952<p>The plan to build Disneyland, initially called Holidayland, next to the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank is announced.<p>Walt Disney forms Walt Disney …

Walt Disney Company