'This American Life' Completes Documentation Of... →
“We’ve done it,” said senior producer Julie Snyder, who was personally interviewed for a 2003 This American Life episode, “Going Eclectic,” in which she described what it’s like to be a bilingual member of the ACLU trained in kite-making by a Japanese stepfather. “There is not a single existential crisis or self-congratulatory epiphany that has been or...
NYC Living Expenses Rising Far Faster than Wages,... →
[W]hile median earnings for a family consisting of a single parent, a preschooler and a school-aged child rose by 16 percent since 2000, the amount needed to cover basic costs has risen between 20 and 42 percent, depending on the borough. (To the tune of “Unforgettable”) Unsustainable… that’s what you are. Unsustainable…
101 Fast Recipes for Grilling →
nbclocal: littlelaur: bittman is back! for all those who loved the 101 simple salads, there is now 101 grilling recipes…just in time for the 4th of july weekend. and of course, it all sounds amazing. “29. Six-minute steak, plus a little marinating time: Soak skirt steak in a mixture of soy, lime juice, garlic, ginger and sugar (or mirin) before grilling. (The time it takes to heat the grill...
djsquints: Klaxons - No Diggity (Blackstreet...
Moby's Old-School Rave Mix - XLR8R →
Would you like 49 minutes of free “hyperactive synth stabs, feel-good piano melodies, whooshing hoover sounds, and endlessly pulsing beats” spun by a master?
"How to get hired" by Derek Sivers →
(via austinkleon) This is pretty much what I did to get my current job. I managed it from halfway across the country. There was a lot of luck involved, yeah, but it worked and it still surprises me (and makes me very thankful).
Quick favor: go here and vote "Spruce Moose" →
It’s for a friend (though he wouldn’t be mad if you voted “Plane Gretzky” which is pretty damn good too).
Mama Don’t Like My Man - Sharon Jones &...
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to...– John Lennon (via gwenmccartney)
YiTing Cheng’s Secret Stash, a project all about hiding valuables in everyday objects. Cooooool.
The Way We Live Now - The Why-Worry Generation -... →
waxandmilk: shanetolbert: nedhepburn: If you were born between 1982 and 2002, you should read this. “It may be that this resilience — this annoying yet admirable ability to stay positive in depressing and frightening times — has nothing to do with the parents. Perhaps it’s a result, as some longtime observers of this generation have suggested, of growing up in an era of almost unremitting...
Iceland PM weds partner as gay marriage legalized →
Gotta love Iceland.
Available on Hulu: Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Horrors of Spider Island Wikipedia sums it up pretty well: “A manager and his all-girl dance troupe survive a plane crash, only to find themselves on an island infested with mutated spiders.”
Caltech Scientists: Yes, the World Cup Ball Does... →
[W]hile equipment discontent typically fades as the tournament enters its final stages, anger toward World Cup 2010’s Jabulani ball won’t subside. So Caltech scientists decided to find out for themselves: They took the ball into their lab’s wind tunnel to see if it’s really so bad.
ragdoll asked: Maybe I haven't been paying attention, or maybe I've forgotten in the unending march of Tumblr consumption, but have you ever posted any of your own book designs here?
Chinese domain names and ".xxx" approved by ICANN →
Bring on the “.xxx” vanity addresses.
Deeper Into Movies - Yo La Tengo
Richard Nixon: You know those parties of yours, the ones I read about in the...– Frost/Nixon
20-minute neighborhoods →
davidgalestudios: Fast Company interview with Portland mayor Sam Adams, on working to make every section of Portland a complete 20-minute neighborhood to strengthen the local economy. “Two-thirds of all trips in Portland and in most American cities are not about getting to and from work. So if I can offer quality, affordable goods and services, eliminate food deserts, have neighborhoods...
youmightfindyourself: Dave Eggers On Zeitoun. (via Mission Mission)