How to Achieve Goals and Increase Your Chance of Success

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

Does it ever feel like the things you want to accomplish always end up on the back burner? If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. Only about 33% of people consistently work toward their goals. In some cases, their goals may seem too lofty to accomplish, or else they aren’t sure […] Read More…

Mirror activates when someone smiles into it

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

Here’s something unusual. Product and experience designer Berk Ilhan‘s Smile Mirror becomes reflective when someone smiles into it. …The purpose of Smile Mirror is to create a delightful personal moment, by surprising people with the reflection of their powerful smiles. …Inspired by the life and work of the real Patch Adams -the doctor behind Robin Williams’ Patch Adams movie- Berk focused on creating experiences and products for cultivating joy. Learning from the numerous studies and research about Positive Psychology, and […]

How a brutal 1883 blizzard turned an unlucky fisherman into “the fingerless navigator”

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

In 1883 fisherman Howard Blackburn was caught in a blizzard off the coast of Newfoundland. Facing bitter cold in an 18-foot boat, he passed through a series of harrowing adventures in a desperate struggle to stay alive and find help. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll follow Blackburn’s dramatic story, which made him famous around the world. We’ll also admire a runaway chicken and puzzle over a growing circle of dust. Show notes Please support us […]

Streamers who broadcast to no-one

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

Streaming is the new blogging, some say, where total committment to doing something interesting or offbeat in public attracts vast (and monetizable) audiences. But the long tail is still a dream: most people who attempt it have no audience whatsoever. And yet many persist, that 0 slowly burning a soul hole. Patricia Hernandez: According to people who have gone through it, lacking an audience is one of the most demoralizing things you can experience online. … If live streaming is […]

WordTsar: WordStar updated “for the 21st Century

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

In an age before Microsoft Word, even before Corel WordPerfect, WordStar ruled the DOS word processing world. Beloved to this day for its simplicity, power and wealth of keystroke commands, some writers never gave it up: G.R.R. Martin maintains a DOS machine just to run WordStar 4. Enter WordTsar, a clone cut to run on modern machinery, brings the classic into the 21st century. The keyboard controls we love. WordTsar understands most of the Wordstar keyboard controls, and more are […]

There, There

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

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New DNA tests show remains are Romanovs

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

DNA tests on remains thought to be of Russia’s last royals prove their authenticity, reports Deutsche Welle. Killed by Bolsheviks after the October revolution, probably at Lenin’s command, they were shot, knifed and clubbed to death, then mutilated and dumped in the Koptyaki forest. Remains were found in the 1970s and first identified through DNA analysis in the 1990s, but… … the Church had disputed the authenticity of the bones following a probe under former Russian president, Boris Yeltsin, in […]

Why Does Google Chrome Say Websites Are “Not Secure”?

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

Starting with Chrome 68, Google Chrome labels all non-HTTPS websites as “Not Secure.” Nothing else has changed—HTTP websites are just as secure as they’ve always been—but Google is giving the entire web a shove towards secure, encrypted connections.