• Colleges Are Using Price Discrimination—Here's How to Fight It 
    You want to go to Tokyo, so you hit up Google Flights and do some research. Tickets are around $800, but you close your browser window and decide to look again later. A couple of months pass, and those same flights are now $1,200. What gives? It’s called price discrimination, and colleges use the same strategy to sell…Read more...
    - 19 May -
  • What "Classified Information" Means, and What Happens If You Divulge It 
    The media is ablaze over President Trump sharing classified information with Russian foreign officials—but what is classified information exactly? And what happens if you disclose it? Good news: You’ve been granted clearance to acquire this not-quite-top-secret knowledge.Read more...
    - 19 May -
  • Clue, The Period App, Will Now Track Your Birth Control Pills 
    Clue, one of the best period tracking apps out there, just added a new feature: you can now keep track of whether you’ve taken your birth control pills, and Clue will tell you what to do if you missed a dose.Read more...
    - 19 May -
  • "Lettuce Jam" Is the Perfect Use for That Last Sad Bit of Greenery
    I hate to sound melodramatic, but lettuce and I are enemies. It’s not that I don’t like eating salad—I do—it’s that I never eat salad fast enough before my lettuce gets “weird,” as in “not technically inedible but kind of limp and not-so-fresh looking.” This makes me feel like a failure, and I hate failure. Luckily, …Read more...
    - 18 May -
  • Finally, Some Good News for Grads: Starting Salaries Are on the Rise
    Headlines say the job market is improving, but it’s more likely that it’s just changing—the gig economy has saved workers from unemployment, but it’s also kept a lot of them from earning a full-time wage. Speaking of which, wage growth is in the toilet. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. There’s good news for new…Read more...
    - 18 May -
  • The Mad King of Juice: Inside the Dysfunctional Origins of Juicero
    Juicero began in secret. The startup, a sort of Keurig for cold-pressed plant-water—which made headlines for the $120 million in venture capital it secured from the likes of Google and Kleiner-Perkins between 2013 and 2015, and again when it announced its wi-fi-connected countertop appliance would cost a jaw-dropping…Read more...
    - 18 May -
  • How Do You Stay Creative When the World Is on Fire?
    It’s a little hard to focus these days. More crazy shit happened last night than we would expect in a week (month?) of, say, 2015. If you’ve got a creative job or hobby, how do you put the world’s happenings out of your mind so you can settle in and create something amazing? Or do you embrace the emotions you’re…Read more...
    - 18 May -
  • The MP3 Is Dead—Long Live the MP3 (Maybe) 
    When the MP3 first came out in the 1990s, it was a revolutionary digital audio coding format that significantly reduced the file size of audio content. It dropped sizes by 95 percent. This changed the culture around listening to music: people could carry a massive number of songs on a small device instead of lugging…Read more...
    - 18 May -
  • Language App Duolingo Finally Added Japanese and It's Great
    Duolingo is one of the best free ways to get started learning a new language, and they’re finally answering the pleas of wannabe polyglots everywhere by adding Japanese to their curriculum. Sugoi!Read more...
    - 18 May -
  • What I Learned from Weighing Myself 15 Times in a Day
    The scale is fickle: we lose weight when we pee or when we do a sweaty workout. We gain weight when we eat or drink or put on a sweater. But how much does that kind of fluctuation really impact the numbers we see? I weighed myself fifteen times in one day to find out.Read more...
    - 18 May -

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  • Drawn and Quarterly's incredible Montreal book store
    This summer in Montreal I stopped by the Drawn & Quarterly book store on 211 Bernard St. Visiting the store was one of the highlights of my trip to Montreal, and it is definitely worth checking out.Drawn & Quarterly has published comics by some of my favorite authors, such as Dan Clowes. They also carry many awesome books and comics at the store from other publishers. I had a lot of fun looking through some books of R. Crumb's art. The store has a lively atmosphere and often hosts events. On the store's site, you can find out about upcoming events at the bookstore.I interviewed Alyssa who works at the bookstore. She told me the store has been open since 2007. Each of the staff members has a section of books that they have chosen for the store. The events that take place at the bookstore are often author readings, and book, poetry, and comic book launches. There's a stage and chairs in the back of the store for these events. These events happen often and the store is one of the…
    - 7 ساعت پیش, 17 Oct -
  • Anker Astro E1 Candy-Bar Sized Ultra Compact Portable Charger
    I've always had a good experience with Anker products, so when I saw this 6700 mAh battery on sale for $14, I bought it. I have other batteries with a lot more capacity, but I wanted one that was more compact and lightweight, but still had enough juice to keep my phone alive for a full day of heavy use.It doesn't include the short Lightning cable shown here. You probably already have a longer Lightning cable, but it you want a short one, Anker sells a 2-pack for $13.
    - 7 ساعت پیش, 17 Oct -
  • This bunk bed sofa sleeper is a masterpiece of engineering
    Ignoring the fact that the upholstery is hideous and the beds look like prison cots, this bunk bed sofa sleeper is a mechanical marvel.Awesome Sofa King
    - 8 ساعت پیش, 17 Oct -
  • Meet "Dr. Kitty," the teenager who performed unlicensed cosmetic surgery from her basement
    Anyone considering undergoing cosmetic surgery performed by an unlicensed teenager named Dr Kitty in her basement should be aware that there's a risk of infection.From a Toronto Police press release:It is alleged that: - in April 2017, a woman advertised her services, offering a cosmetic surgical procedure, under the name of "Dr. Kitty" - another woman responded to the advertisement and attended the basement of a home where "Dr Kitty" performed the procedure on her - within a few weeks, the woman developed an infection and had to seek medical help from a licensed plastic surgeon in Toronto - the victim required corrective surgery - the incident was later reported to police On Friday, October 13, 2017, police attended the address, and Jingyi “Kitty” Wang, 19, of Toronto, was arrested. She has been charged with: 1) Aggravated Assault. She is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 9 a.m., at Old City Hall. Investigators believe there may…
    - 8 ساعت پیش, 17 Oct -
  • GOP congressional candidate from Florida says she knows space aliens
    Republican congressional candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera is super lucky because she is friendly with intelligent space creatures who once took her on a ride in the flying saucer when she was a little girl. It's nice to see a semblance of sanity returning to the Republican party.Via NY Post:Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera — a 59-year-old entrepreneur running to replace retiring Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen — said she remained in contact with three aliens, one male and two females, since the extraterrestrial joyride when she was 7 years old, according to a resurfaced 2009 television interview.“I went in,” Rodriguez Aguilera told America TeVe. “There were some round seats that were there, and some quartz rocks that controlled the ship – not like airplanes.”Image: Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera (right) with Ivanka Trump / Facebook
    - 8 ساعت پیش, 17 Oct -
  • Cool print from artist Barnaby Ward to assist the hurricane victims of Irma and Maria
    My friend Barnaby Ward is an artist who lives in Barbados. He emailed me and said:I have a new, limited edition print for sale, with all profits going towards aiding the hurricane victims of Irma and Maria. The Caribbean is a bit of a mess right now! A lot of the small northern islands were completely devastated by Irma, and our neighbor Dominica suffered a direct hit from Maria on Monday. We’ve been incredibly lucky so far in Barbados, dodging Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria (just barely!).I’ll be looking to work directly with relief efforts coming out of Barbados. For example, a local ship, Schooner Ruth, a Grand Banks Schooner, just returned from Anguilla after delivering 30 tons of supplies and more supply runs are going out on a regular basis.You were kind enough to share the charity print I did after the Fukushima disaster and the extra coverage really helped!
    - 10 ساعت پیش, 16 Oct -
  • This 'storm glass' is stupid but looks neat
    This decorative storm glass "predicts" the weather. Admiral FitzRoy says so.It seems natural, to me anyway, that there would be a storm glass on my curio packed shelves. Purported to change in advance of weather, the chemicals in solution form crystals as the temperatures mildly change around the glass.Most notably Admiral FitzRoy, once the Captain of Darwin's HMS Beagle, recorded changes observed in his weather glass, and claimed them to be a true indicator of what was to come.I like this round one. It indicates if I have the heat on or not.Pawaca Storm Glass Weather Monitors Decorative Desktop Barometer via Amazon
    - 11 ساعت پیش, 16 Oct -
  • Pluto's equator is covered in skyscraper-sized methane ice blades
    As NASA continues to examine the treasure trove of data from the New Horizons project, one interesting phenomenon at Pluto's equator has been identified as massive ice blades made of methane. (more…)
    - 11 ساعت پیش, 16 Oct -
  • Social bots as a threat to democracy
    In The Guardian, my Institute for the Future colleagues Marina Gorbis and Sam Woolley write about social bots as a threat to democracy:Social media platforms may be able to track and report on political advertisements from foreign entities, but will they divulge information on pervasive and personalized advertising from their domestic political clients?This is a pressing question, because social bots are likely to continue to grow in sophistication. At a recent roundtable on the Future of AI and Democracy, several technology experts forecast that bots will become even more persuasive, more emotional and more personalized.They will be able to not just spread information, but to truly converse and persuade their human interlocutors in order to even more effectively push the latter’s emotional buttons.Bring together advances in neuroscience, the ability to analyze massive amounts of behavioral data and the proliferation of sensors and connectivity and you have a powerful recip…
    - 11 ساعت پیش, 16 Oct -
  • Supportive Burger Wife and Burger Heiress costumes
    If you search Amazon for Linda Belcher from the animated TV show Bob's Burgers, you will find the "Supportive Burger Wife" costume. [via Nicole Zhu] Not to be left out, though, are members of the younger generation, who can dream of being a Burger Heiress. (Sadly, there does not appear to be a Burger Prince or gender-nonspecific Burger Scion)
    - 12 ساعت پیش, 16 Oct -


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