When are humans most happy? To gather data on this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the surprising results: We're often happiest when we're lost in the moment. And the flip side: The more our mind wanders, the less happy we can be. (Filmed at TEDxCambridge.)
How do you pronounce the image file format GIF (short for Graphics Interchange Format)?
The White House Tumblr blog recently sparked a debate by saying it's GIF, with a 'hard G', but they're actually wrong... both the founder of the GIF, the initial GIF file format specification, and the earliest known mention of the pronunciation of the acronym found on the web say it is pronounced "JIF" as in the peanut butter, also because the JIF peanut butter brand at the time of the creation of GIF had a popular TV commercial that said "choosy moms choose JIF", and the specification promoted itself with a parody that went "choosy designers choose GIF".
Humankind has been looking for the giant squid (Architeuthis) since we first started taking pictures underwater. But the elusive deep-sea predator could never be caught on film. Oceanographer and inventor Edith Widder shares the key insight -- and the teamwork -- that helped to capture the squid on camera for the first time.
Hemenway is a frequent teacher, consultant and lecturer on permaculture and ecological design throughout the U.S. and other countries. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review and American Gardener. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Graduate Education at Portland State University, a Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and a biologist consultant for the Biomimicry Guild.
From smart phones to computers to iPads, our beloved electronic devices are crippling our posture and contributing to weight gain, back pain, and joint problems like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Fortunately, there are a few strategies and exercises – such as changing your position often and “reorganizing” your torso – that can address a lot of these potential problems and help keep you more fit and properly aligned.
We all want customized experiences and products -- but when faced with 700 options, consumers freeze up. With fascinating new research, Sheena Iyengar demonstrates how businesses (and others) can improve the experience of choosing.
Every day around the world, software developers spend much of their time working with a variety of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Some are integral to the core platform, some provide access to widely distributed frameworks, and some are written in-house for use by a few developers. Nearly all programmers occasionally function as API designers, whether they know it or not. A well-designed API can be a great asset to the organization that wrote it and to all who use it. Good APIs increase the pleasure and productivity of the developers who use them, the quality of the software they produce, and ultimately, the corporate bottom line....
Jared Diamond, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Health; Professor of Geography at UCLA. Introduction by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
With his chosen term “garden farming,” long-time permaculture writer, publisher, teacher and practitioner Peter Bane crystallizes this concept for those new to permaculture as well as its seasoned practitioners seeking to extend their chosen way of life into a livelihood. In focusing on the productive transformation of our suburban and peri-urban allotments, Bane shows how these “problematic” landscapes could become the “solutions” in an energy descent world of ongoing climate change, expensive and unreliable energy and economic contraction.
This video reveals an astonishingly easy way to stop massacres in mere seconds. It requires:
* No police or 911.
* No taxpayer expense.
* Can be deployed anywhere.
* Begins working in as little as five seconds.
* Protects innocent lives
Spread the word: Concealed carry SAVES LIVES.
When this guy thinks of a prank, he really commits to it. Shaving his head and gluing it to a wig, he whips it off when they’re not looking to freak them out. Whether the prank or his weird idea freaks them out more is hard to tell. Either way, it feels good to be a prankster.