Health, Science, Tech

The Internet Is Destroying Our Collective Attention Span

The length of time our “collective attention” is on any given event has grown shorter, and topics become popular and then drop out of public view at an accelerating rate. It’s no surprise if it feels harder and harder to dwell deeply on any topic.

The Internet Is Destroying Our Collective Attention Span
Economics, Media, Tech

Down And Out In the Gig Economy

Gig economies are ersatz structures, designed to skirt labor laws and offload risk and expense onto workers themselves. They serve the whims of capital.

Down And Out In the Gig Economy
Life, Videos

“Too Long At The Fair”, Short Film About The Brutal Reality Of Adulthood

After a mishap at an important client’s party, Charlie and Val find themselves in the hole and desperate for funds. They meet a charming divorcee, and an adventurous day awaits—but life has taught them that the promise of L.A. has its ups—and its downs.

“Too Long At The Fair”, Short Film About The Brutal Reality Of Adulthood
Nature, Science, World

Deep In The Ocean’s Trenches, The Legacy Of Nuclear Testing Lives

Evidence of Cold War nuclear testing has made its way to the deepest reaches of the Pacific Ocean. The discovery of “bomb carbon” miles below the surface shows how deep human impact goes.

Deep In The Ocean’s Trenches, The Legacy Of Nuclear Testing Lives
Nature, Photos

Documenting Climate Change By Air, Land And Sea

The New York Times photographer Josh Haner has spent the past four years capturing the effects of climate change around the world and under water.

Documenting Climate Change By Air, Land And Sea
Life, Tech

How Much Would You Pay To Never Use Tinder Again?

One in four single people under the age of 35 use dating apps. Being single is very expensive, maybe paying a premium matchmaker thousands of dollars to meet someone isn’t so crazy.

How Much Would You Pay To Never Use Tinder Again?
Inspiration

Nakamura Hiroshi

Products

Azio Vintage Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

With its design originating from retro typewriters and crafted with modern features, the Azio Retro Classic is the perfect amalgam of past, present, and future. Evoking nostalgia with its round keycaps. Price: $220.

Azio Vintage Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
History

Why The Brazilian Soccer Team Wouldn’t Wear White – Until Now

White is also the color that the Brazilian national soccer team was wearing in the infamous “Maracanazo” match, a decisive showdown against Uruguay in the 1950 World Cup. Nearly 70 years later Brazil is ready to tempt fate.

Why The Brazilian Soccer Team Wouldn’t Wear White – Until Now
Politics, Tech

Inside China’s Massive Surveillance Operation

Xinjiang, northwest China, is in a state of surveillance lockdown. Every message, word and movement is monitored for its extremist potential. A million Uyghur muslims are being held in concentration camps.

Inside China’s Massive Surveillance Operation
Videos

“Black”, A Sci-Fi Short Film By Tomek Popakul

A pair of astronauts trapped on an orbital space station because of nuclear war that ran very fast on the earth below. They lost contact with earth, all attempts to make a connection with base or with anybody failed without answer.

“Black”, A Sci-Fi Short Film By Tomek Popakul
Business, Economics, Food

Buying Organic Veggies At The Supermarket Is A Waste Of Money

It has happened to all of us. You’re standing in the produce aisle, just trying to buy some zucchini, when you face the inevitable choice: Organic or regular? Is it worth the extra money? The answer: Probably not.

Buying Organic Veggies At The Supermarket Is A Waste Of Money
Health, Life, Long Reads

Is Poverty Necessary?

Progress is dynamic, self-generating, unpredictable. Poverty is static, effectively resourceless, subject to interests that are not its own, therefore valuable to those interests. 

Is Poverty Necessary?
Inspiration

Petra Eriksson

History, Photos

100 Years Ago In Photos: A Look Back At 1919

A century ago, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, as much of the world was still recovering from the devastation of World War I. Rebuilding was just beginning, refugees were returning home, orphans were being cared for, and a global influenza outbreak was being battled.

100 Years Ago In Photos: A Look Back At 1919
Business, Economics

How To Trick People Into Saving Money

Walmart has an incentive to become the place people think about when they think of their financial future. Inside Walmart’s curious, possibly ingenious effort to get customers to build up their savings accounts.

How To Trick People Into Saving Money
Design, Media

BrewDog’s New Ad Does What It Says On The Tin

BrewDog has come to be known for its bold one-liners and playful spin on typical communications. The ballsy beer brand has teamed with Uncommon on a tongue-in-cheek campaign that doesn’t really say much at all – on purpose.

BrewDog’s New Ad Does What It Says On The Tin
Life

How To Teach Your Kids They Don’t Have To Be Perfect at Everything

My 6-year-old daughter was making a birthday card for a friend. She was sitting at a small table, and on the floor next to her were about ten crumpled sheets of paper. She kept writing the letter “H” for “Happy Birthday,” then deciding she didn’t like how it looked.

How To Teach Your Kids They Don’t Have To Be Perfect at Everything
Crime, Long Reads

Inside The Investigation That Caught Serial Killer Bruce McArthur

June 26, 2017: Another man vanishes from the Gay Village. Part one in a four-part series on the Toronto police investigation and community efforts that caught serial killer Bruce McArthur.

Inside The Investigation That Caught Serial Killer Bruce McArthur
Politics

The Quickest Way To Fix Presidential Elections

Abolishing the Electoral College and creating a national popular vote are far-fetched ideas for now. But there’s a more targeted way to reform American elections by 2020—starting with the swing states.

The Quickest Way To Fix Presidential Elections
Inspiration

Rosanna Tasker

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