Hedonic Adaptation says that we are made happy by getting stuff and then we "go back" to regular old whatever. (See Hedonic treadmill) So if we know what happiness is (let's just say it's 'a joyful, contented life'), then how do we stay happy? Y'know who might know? the Amish. more inside
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the chimneys pump out a toxic cocktail of pollutants... Welcome to Norilsk: Home to the world's biggest nickel and palladium producer, and producer of one seventh of all the factory pollution in Russia. more inside
If We Taught English the Way We Teach Mathematics... Excuse me, but I think that foreign-language teaching often takes the form described. more inside
Bloons! We haven't had a game here for a while. This even has a monkey in it. And what's better, it's made in New Zealand! Fifty levels of balloon popping fun. (Flash) more inside
Left Behind? Not this book series. Before the first installment in Tim LaHaye's and Jerry B. Jenkins' modern-day stories based on the Book of Revelation appeared in 1995, Christian fiction was typically tucked away in Christian bookstores. Now, 43 million books later, the Left Behind titles have paved the way for these books and others like them to be sold in chain outlets, discount stores and big box retailers.
Curious George - Best iTunes Companion Programs? I am specifically looking for a os x program than will let me edit my playlists with more ease that with iTunes (global edits, etc.) but was also wondering if anybody has any neat suggestions to make our iTunes and iPod lives any easier. I did a search on mofi and it appears that this topic hasn't been covered here, but if I missed anything, my appy-polo-logies. Any cool iPod/iTunes helper/companion program suggestions? And since this question is posed for all of the monkeys out there, you might as well list both mac as well as windows options.
This article which briefly analyzes the concept of Nirvana from a psych standpoint, is a fascinating read. more inside
Free Land for the Taking ... in Anderson, Alaska. An interesting plan to increase economic development, devised by the local high school students (all 16 of 'em).
OMFG... "I snorted my father."
Swedish couple fights to name their daughter "Metallica". "It suits her," Karolina Tomaro, 27, said Tuesday of the name. "She's decisive and she knows what she wants."
"Louie Louie" Turns 50 The gold standard of garage rock has a storied and illustrious past, but can you sing all the words? thanks to j-walkblog for the inspiration
"You are who you pretend to be." Or, the gentle art of selling yourself. A nice, gratifyingly short article from the Guardian on self-invention and the process of becoming who you wish you were.
iGod repenting made easy
Health Newsfilter: Universal Blood Newly discovered enzymes may potentially enable blood from groups A, B and AB to be converted into group O negative, which can be safely transplanted into any patient. The method may enable manufacture of universal red cells, which would substantially reduce pressure on the blood supply.
Curious, George: Your favorite media player sucks. Okay, so I got a problem. Windows Media Player is creating folders on my USB drive. "What's this," you gasp? "Yes," I reply! more insidePage 1 2 50 100 150 198 199 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 800 850 891 892