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3 December 2013


The Top Emerging Global Destinations Travelers Are Actually Going To – Skift

food & san-francisco

Judy Rodgers, Zuni Cafe Chef, Dies at Age 57

A truly sad day not just for foodies but for all San Franciscans.

business & culture

Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt

art & technology

Kyle Lambert spent 200+ hours finger painting this portrait of Morgan Freeman on an iPad with ProCreate.

1 December 2013

science & sustainability

Taylor Wilson (14) has a radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors

22 November 2013

photography & nature

Macro shots of snowflakes and snow crystals

music & video

If you haven’t seen Mac Premo and Oliver Jeffers’ new video for U2’s Ordinary Love yet, stop what you are doing and watch it now.

And it you liked that, then check out this profile Mac did of Oliver earlier this year:

21 November 2013

travel & asia

Top 10 Japan travel tips

8 November 2013


Final score: #5 Stanford: 26 — #2 Oregon: 20

6 November 2013

san-francisco & food

Charles Hodgkins Talks the End of Burritoeater

31 October 2013

food & humor

Real Kitchen as Alinea for Halloween 2013

11 October 2013


It’s enough to make you cancel your reservation

5. “The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room.”

6. “We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow.”

7. “They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax.”

8. “No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared.”

9. “Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers.”

culture & politics

A New Way To Measure Happiness Finds The True Happiest Countries In The World

design & technology

Development Is Design


The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck

culture & north-america

Christopher Columbus was awful

Simply brilliant work.

9 October 2013

design & interface

Transitions in UX design

3 October 2013


The Two Basic Facts That Should Be in Every Shutdown Story

  1. If the House of Representatives voted on a “clean” budget bill — one that opened up the closed federal offices but did not attempt to defund the Obama health care program — that bill would pass, and the shutdown would be over. Nearly all Democrats would vote for it, as would enough Republicans to end the shutdown and its related damage. (And of course it would pass has already passed the Senate, repeatedly, unless the minority dared filibuster it, and would be signed by the president.) For illustrations of the wanton damage, see here and here.
  2. So far House Speaker John Boehner has refused to let this vote occur. His Tea Party contingent knows how the vote would go and therefore does not want it to happen; and such is Boehner’s fear of them, and fear for his job as Speaker, that he will not let it take place.

24 September 2013

travel & europe

Ever wonder what Malta looks like?

23 September 2013

culture & business

Lava Mae is Retrofitting Public Buses Into Mobile Showers for the Homeless and they have a great (if unnecessary) tagline.