Some batituders have tongues that would clip a hedge...
Yet somehow that business model is not so idiotic that it keeps people out of the industry.
FASTER, PLEASE: Scientists come up with neural mechanism—and possible fix—for chronic pain.
Bohemian palm cockatoos drum a regular rhythm to catch a mate ...
Humans are big fans of bees. We rely on them to pollinate crops like almonds, watermelons and apples. But bees probably aren't big fans of humans - at least, not of our agricultural practices.
Indigenous photographer Mervyn Bishop marks life-and-death dash behind the lens
Fraud, lies, and the importance of the group. Via attachment theory, Arendt, and Milgram, a former cult member considers the psychology of brainwashing
A passion for the mundane. A scuffed old bread knife, a glass vase, a coffee table — ordinary objects delighted, inspired, and confounded Matisse Wooden house of Katarina Imrichova
Golden age of the short story: the 1890s? 1980s? 2010s? We’ve been celebrating the “revival” of the form since Chekhov ... Shortest Rivers
Poor teeth Aeon
Dozens of studies have shown that the choices we make over what we eat, how we save, and even how we vote can be affected by how those choices are presented: their ‘choice architecture’. Research has found, for example, that the order of candidates’ names on a ballot sheet can influence election outcomes (you want […]
Cockroaches, crummy days, and lousy lakes. For Grace Paley, every part of life was worthy of literary attention. There was beauty in banality... Kafka too is at it again ...
The life of a ghostwriter. Don't argue with clients, however repulsive. And remember, you'll probably receive no recognition — which may be a good thing... Specter of Words is Haunting
Uber-like hailable public toilet
21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: Delayed Orgasm: The Sexual Technique That’s Better Than Sex.
An excellent making a difference book about Steve Job's iPHONE by Brian Merchant. Two neat things I learned that I hadn’t known before. First, when you are typing the software guesses which letters might be coming next and gives you extra latitude in hitting those keys. (I believe this oddly makes the QWERTY keyboard efficient once again, also.) Second, there are non-disclosure agreements for reading a possible non-disclosure agreement to sign (or not). You have to sign one of those before you even get to see the non-disclosure agreement for the work at hand, in other words if you don’t sign the NDA you can’t even report on how much secrecy they were demanding from you. Apple used those.
"The Redskins' Edible Crotchless Gummy Panties argument actually worked": At the "D.C. Sports Bog" of The Washington Post, Dan Steinberg has an entry that begins, "Sometimes when I'm bored, I like to imagine Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito the first time he scanned the appendix of the amicus brief the Redskins filed in the recently decided Slants trademark case."
"Topless bans aim to protect, but some question who needs protecting": In today's edition of The Washington Post, columnist Courtland Milloy has an essay that begins, "To hear some lawmakers tell it, the female breast exposed in public has the power to destroy the moral fabric of the nation."