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  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:01:36 +0000: “In a properly automated and educated world, then, machines may prove to be the true humanizing influence”*… - Tips – Websites
      When George Jakob Hunzinger patented his first piece of furniture in December of 1860, the United States was on the brink of a devastating Civil War. Amid the growing pressures of industrialization, the country was split between those in favor of an old-fashioned business model—dependent on slavery—and those betting on a more diversified, innovative […]
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:00:32 +0000: What Does it Mean to be a Man? - Tips – Adults

    “I had to quit my job because of a health issue, and now I’m home taking care of our kids....

    The post What Does it Mean to be a Man? appeared first on Esther Perel.

  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:01:33 +0000: “Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god”*… - Tips – Websites
      A wild beast, a god… or just aging: Time with friends, colleagues, siblings, and children diminishes over the course of a lifetime. The older we get, the person we spend the most time with is the one we see in the mirror. That’s the conclusion of a recent, fascinating analysis of data from the […]
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:01:36 +0000: “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs”*… - Tips – Websites
      When brands get highjacked… At far-right rallies across the U.S., an English tennis champion named Fred Perry hovers, invisible to the men unwittingly representing him. For the last two years, members of the Proud Boys cult of masculinity have worn Perry-branded striped-collar polo shirts with a Wimbledon-inspired laurel insignia as they shout at anti-fascist […]
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:00:21 +0000: Beginning at the End - Tips – Search
    Part of the CAH Startup Lab Experimenting in Business Series By Rachael Meleney and Aline Holzwarth Missteps in business are costly—they drain time, energy, and money. Of course, business leaders never start a project with the intention to fail—whether it’s implementing a new...
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:01:51 +0000: “Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television”*… - Tips – Websites
      And sometime, good television: full episodes of the frighteningly-prophetic Max Headroom at Dailymotion.com— watch ’em while you can! * Woody Allen ### As we cope with blipverts, we might recall that it was on this date in 1959 that the legendary Edward R. Murrow aired his 500th and final Person to Person interview (with […]
  • Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:01:32 +0000: “There’s no reason that anything should ever become obsolete”*… - Tips – Websites
      One newspaper article complained of boys walking into walls while looking through kaleidoscopes; another kvetched about scope users running into cyclists on the street. (The draisienne, or “dandy horse,” a pedal-free precursor to the modern bicycle, had recently been introduced.) Large kaleidoscopes were set up on street corners, where passersby could pay a penny […]
  • Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:12:33 +0000: A Moment of Happiness from a Hobbit, from The Lord of the Rings. - Tips – Shopping

    “Take care! I don’t care. Don’t you worry about me! I am as happy now as I have ever been, and that is saying a great deal. But the time has come. I am being swept off my feet at last,” [Bilbo] added, and then in a low voice, as if to himself, he sang softly in the dark…

    –J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

    I love that line, and think of it often: “The time has come, I’m being swept off my feet at last.” It almost sounds like Virginia Woolf.

    Once, I fainted very slowly, and I remember the curious feeling of having my body utterly take control of itself, and being helpless to direct my actions consciously. It was oddly pleasurable — that feeling of being swept off my feet.

    Now I want to go re-read The Lord of the Rings books.

    The post A Moment of Happiness from a Hobbit, from The Lord of the Rings. appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

  • Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:30:26 +0000: Ask Ariely: On Surveillance Success, Relationship Recovery, and Taste Temptation - Tips – Search
    Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ___________________________________________________ Dear Dan, I’m seeing many more surveillance cameras...
  • Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:40 +0000: “Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization”*… - Tips – Websites
      THE AUTOMATIC MOTORIST, a British short film from 1911, wants you to avoid self-driving cars at all costs. In it, a robot chauffeur is developed to drive a newly wedded couple to their honeymoon destination. But this robot malfunctions, and all of a sudden the couple is marooned in outer space (and then sinking underwater, […]