Vivian Cohen-leisorek

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No One Asks To Be Buried with His iPad

Do you ever wonder what it means to really live? Matthew Crawford, this generation’s leading philosopher-cum-motorcycle-repairman, has a pretty definite answer. For him, it is to be entangled with the physical challenges presented by the world as it is. To be living and to be free, as Crawford sees …

Seneca, the fat-cat philosopher

One of the Roman super-rich, he railed against consumerism even as he accumulated more wealth. But then, aren’t we all hypocrites?<p>Income inequality is one of the most important social issues of our time. There are vast gaps between the economies of different countries around the world: the poorest …

Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less

Google’s Scott Jenson, an interaction and UX designer who left the company only to return to the Chrome team last November, has revealed a project underway at the company called The Physical Web to provide “interaction on demand” so that people can walk up and use any smart devices without the need …

The Week in Review: The Immortal Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez

Inside Flipboard / April 25, 2014<p>Last Thursday, the Colombian author and journalist Gabriel García Márquez died in Mexico City at the age of 87. But …

The man who used to walk on water

AN AMERICAN president’s most important power is not the veto pen or the ability to launch missiles. It is the bully pulpit. When a president speaks, …

Foreign Policy

The Economist on Twitter: "As 3D printers have fallen in price, their use has expanded beyond industry http://t.co/8avr57hrpj http://t.co/ceytgKaF6j"

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>TheEconomist</b><p>“@<b>TheEconomist</b>: As 3D printers have fallen in price, their use has …

What Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026

The <i>Sagrada Famlia</i>, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time …

Women Rising: The Unseen Barriers

Photography: Courtesy of Janus van den Eijnden.<p>Artwork: Janet Echelman, 1.26 Sculpture Project at the Amsterdam Light Festival, December 7, 2012–January 20, 2013, Spectra Fiber, high-tenacity polyester fiber, and lighting, 230′ x 63′ x 30′, Amstel River, Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>Many CEOs who make …

The wisdom of crowds

OLYMPIC opening ceremonies are a strange beast. Because nearly everything else that happens at the games is guided by what the International Olympic …

The British at table

BECAUSE they spend so much time out of the house earning money, many young women in cities like Manchester have never learned to cook. Sometimes …

Diets

Lunacy?

IT SOUNDS like an idea dreamed up over a few beers in the pub one evening. And that, those involved freely admit, is exactly what it was. As …

Korean Peninsula

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsThree Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Phone<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>GeneticsAfter 13 Years, Scientists Finally Map the Wheat …

9 Top Tech Myths Debunked

Does more bars really mean better mobile service? Are ones really gone forever once you empty the trash? PopMech tackles some of the most frustrating falsehoods of the digital age<p>Does more bars really mean better mobile service? Are ones really gone forever once you empty the trash? PopMech tackles …