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Scarecrows, Cryptos, and Marshmallows

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The scarecrow master of Shikoku, Japan

The scarecrow master of Shikoku, Japan

On Shikoku, the smallest and least visited of Japan’s four main islands, one woman has had a mind-spinning response to a common crisis.

bbc.com
"Find your passion" is bad advice, say Yale and Stanford psychologists

"Find your passion" is bad advice, say Yale and Stanford psychologists

A series of five studies shows how belief in the need to know exactly what you're deeply interested in can set you up for failure.

qz.com
The Flight of the Seagull: Valentina Tereshkova, Cosmonaut

The Flight of the Seagull: Valentina Tereshkova, Cosmonaut

The Soviets made most of the space firsts, making Sputnik and Gagarin household names all over the world. But in 1962, they laid down a marker for a first of epic proportions, and one that would sadly stand alone for the next 19 years: they put the first woman, Valentina Tereshkova, into space.

hackaday.com
Is the crypto world sexist? That might be the wrong question.

Is the crypto world sexist? That might be the wrong question.

“Inclusion happens when people in power use that power to bring people in rather than keep people out.”

technologyreview.com
The little-known behavioral scientist who transformed cities all over the world

The little-known behavioral scientist who transformed cities all over the world

Behavioral psychologist Ingrid Gehl influenced much of the thinking of her husband, the celebrated urbanist Jan Gehl. Imagine if all designers were married to behavioral scientists–or even if they just talked ...

fastcodesign.com
Why getting distracted can be a very good thing

Why getting distracted can be a very good thing

Multitasking gets bad press, but it can sometimes bring unexpected benefits

bbc.com
Using Countdown Clock Data to Understand the New York City Subway

Using Countdown Clock Data to Understand the New York City Subway

Ranking the lines by reliability, the anatomy of a delay, and a case for the $19 billion subway plan.

toddwschneider.com
Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.

theatlantic.com
The making of Doris Burke

The making of Doris Burke

How the Jersey Shore shaped America’s best basketball broadcaster

projects.nj.com
OhNoSheTwitnt 🌈 (@OhNoSheTwitnt) | Twitter

OhNoSheTwitnt 🌈 (@OhNoSheTwitnt) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from OhNoSheTwitnt 🌈 (@OhNoSheTwitnt). Jewish American Disney Princess 🧜🏻‍♀️ I’ll grow up when I’m dead

-- A little vulgar in places, but generally amusing and sometimes very funny ...

twitter.com
Diana Trujillo, Aerospace Engineer

Diana Trujillo, Aerospace Engineer

Men can have the moon. As an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Diana Trujillo is taking us to Mars.

makers.com
3D Concrete Printing

3D Concrete Printing

The goal of the TU/e 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP) research program is to establish concrete printing as a viable new method to manufacture concrete elements and buildings, and to fundamentally understand its processes. The research group operates and develops its own 3D Concrete Printer at the Department of the Built Environment. The printer consists of a four axis gantry robot with a print bed of approximately 9.0x4.5x3 m3, coupled with a concrete mixing pump, both controlled by a numerical controller.

tue.nl
WHY LOUDER.ME ISN’T “JUST A MUSIC PLATFORM”

WHY LOUDER.ME ISN’T “JUST A MUSIC PLATFORM”

One of the most ironic modern problems is that there are so many options, it’s often hard to choose ...

hackernoon.com