Nick Wratten

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The Simple Mindfulness Tool Anyone Can Use

It recently dawned on me after a day of teaching mindfulness to elementary school students: many adults probably don't know the simple tools I'm sharing with these kids. In fact, being aware of the present moment probably comes more easily to children than it does for most adults.<p>Mindfulness is …

Mindfulness

TOP 5 BEST BEGINNER FOUNTAIN PENS

As with any hobby, starting out with fountain pens can be a bit scary. Where to start? The wide variety of brands, materials, sizes, nibs,... can be …

Fountain Pens

Kuretake Zig Millennium Pigment Pens - The Well-Appointed Desk

Technically, the full name for these pens is Kuretake Zig Memory System Millennium for Drawing & Scrapbooking but that is a mouthful. So, are we okay …

Try It Trivet

The modular, magnetic <b>Try It Trivet</b> presents many possibilities for table protection. The <b>three segments can be linked together</b> to support large pans or separated and used individually for multiple dishes. Designed by <b>Dror Benshetrit</b> for <b>Alessi,</b> each circular arc in this set is made of stainless steel …

Furniture

Display A Popup Only Once Per User

There have already been answers to this question but I am still unsure exactly how it works.<p>I am using the following HTML in my footer.php:<p>and the …

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network<p>Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars. “The press, honestly, is out …

Donald Trump

Author Interview: 'How the Brain Learns'

David Sousa, author of the popular book, <i>How The Brain Learns</i> (now in its 5th edition), agreed to answer a few questions about it. David is an …

One of the highest rated VPNs we’ve seen just slashed 65% off the price

<i>The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.</i><p><b>UPDATE:</b> Recent events in the security sector have cast doubts on this VPN service. Although no invasion of privacy has yet been proven, HotSpot VPN is …

Review: Put Your TV Anywhere with Wireless HD Video

I recently reorganized my Home Theatre. I happen to have a wall-mounted projector and previously had to run wires to my equipment. Now,I use the <b>Wireless HD Video Transmitter/Receiver ($169.99)</b> from Nyrius. This allows me to put my DirecTV DVR box, my Apple TV, my Blu-Ray player, and my …

My 10 Favorite Books: Isabelle Huppert

For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is the actress Isabelle Huppert, who is nominated for an Academy Award for her role in “Elle.” She shares …

How to build a bulletproof mind in 5 minutes a day

"Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside." —Marcus Aurelius<p>When I first started …

Why Mind Wandering Can Be So Miserable, According to Happiness Experts

For you, it could be the drive home on the freeway in stop-and-go traffic, a run without headphones or the time it takes to brush your teeth. It’s …

Mindfulness

JustBoom Turns Your Raspberry Pi Into a Hi-Fi Powerhouse

<b>From its very first version,</b> the Raspberry Pi attracted interest as a small, inexpensive, and network-friendly home multimedia player. It comes with …

Tips: 3 Reasons To Switch To Dot Paper | Stationery Wednesday

Grid paper is a bit more unusual but involves regular horizontal and vertical lines. I like grid paper but it makes for a lot of ink on the paper …

PILOT METROPOLITAN FOUNTAIN PEN REVIEW

The Pilot Metropolitan is a pen I've held off from for several years before buying one last summer. I have a couple Pilot Prera's, which are decent …

RHODIA RHODIARAMA SOFTCOVER NOTEBOOK REVIEW

Rhodia has been flying under my radar for a while when it comes to notebooks. I always use rhodia notepads to write reviews on, but I mostly used …

Fountain Pens

d.school Reading List

The best way to learn about design thinking is to do it, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out some of the books that help contextualize what we …

Ikea Alternatives - Where To Shop Scandinavian

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to say goodbye to one of our oldest and dearest friends: IKEA.<p>It’s not that we don’t love the Scandi style …

Furniture

Wharfedale Diamond 225 loudspeaker

In the United Kingdom, the first seeds of perfectionism in audio separates were sown by Goodmans Industries, founded in 1925. Then, in 1930, Garrard …

3 Causes of Self-Doubt and How to Conquer It for Good

<b>“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” ~Unknown</b><p>Self-doubt and I are old friends. We go way back, to …

A close look at sharp vision in eye structure seen only in humans and other primates

Vision scientists have uncovered some of the reasons behind the unusual perceptual properties of the eye's fovea. Only humans and other primates have …

Feeling Adrift? Here’s How to Strengthen Meaning in Your Life

“You don’t have to radically transform your life in order to find meaning in it.”<p><b>Emma Seppälä</b> is the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center …

Happiness

jonas lindvall collection for stolab at stockholm design week

<b>jonas lindvall reorganises the hallway setting with the ‘miss holly hall’ collection for swedish furniture manufacturer stolab.</b> presented at …

Furniture

The HD6XX From Massdrop

The HD6XX From MassdropMassdrop Wedbsite - Price $199Tonality9Build & Fit7.5Matchability8.5Value For Money9.52017-02-228.6Our ScoreI’m not going to …

Audiophile

Feeling Stuck, Lost or Overwhelmed? There is Hope

Your situation may not be as dire as it feels. Whether you are facing a health crisis, an untenable work situation, or intense marital struggles, you …

Davis Furniture Industries' Sexy Wall Hooks

Last week we looked at unusual hanger designs, this week I'm looking at hooks. Specifically the ones from North-Carolina-based Davis Furniture …

Beware Of Anger

<b>Have you been wronged?</b><p><b>The Practice:<br>Beware anger.</b><p><i>Why?</i><p>Anger is tricky.<p>On the one hand, anger – feeling annoyed, irritated, resentful, fed up, mad, …

9 Chic Design Solutions for Tiny Living Rooms

OHTO Tasche Fountain Pen Review

OHTO began in 1929 making dyes and ink. In 1963, they produced the world’s first rollerball pen. Their Graphic Liner was the pen that opened my eyes …

Washing Machines

5 New, Short Mindfulness Activities

Last year, I introduced the mindful pause as a simple mindfulness strategy that is brief, focuses on taking immediate action, and taps into your …