Having recently finished Dan Pink’s latest book, ‘Drive’, I’ve been thinking a bit about the science of motivation. I’m not sure if this is an entirely original idea or if something like this exists, but as I was walking out of the gym I wondered how cool it would be if a gym existed that — for example: Cost $30/month. Gave you a sticker each time you checked...
The day after US Air Flight 1549 landed safely in the Hudson, so many people played the number 1549 in the lottery that some states shut their lotteries down out of fear that if the number hit, they would lose millions. The New York Pick 4 number that day turned out to be 1548. (via rickyv)
10 Rules for Raising a Child on the Internet
I used to be slightly against parents policing their kids on the Internet, but I’ve reconsidered after watching and tracking this incident. It’s the worst of what can happen when parents either ignorantly or willfully let an eleven year old freely roam around the Internet and pretty tragic for everyone involved. With that said, it’s hard not to miss the great benefits of the...
What signal are we sending young people? Trim your nails, be politically...– Can We Talk? - NYTimes.com On the firing of Octavia Nasr over her now infamous tweet. (via devindra)
Rupert Murdoch, Neel Shah, and the Short Pants →
(via rickyv) Last month, my friend Neel Shah left his job at the New York Post’s “Page Six” and moved to LA to write for a network sitcom. Neel’s new gig marked not only the end of his time in New York, but the end of a year-long fascination with the management style of his boss’ boss’ boss, Rupert Murdoch…. Epic.
When you’re 20, you care what people think about you. When you’re...– Bob Hope
Were it not for the intelligent, fresh sense of humor of individuals like Mr....– Kal Penn: The “Hilarious” Xenophobia of Time’s Joel Stein (And just incase you were thinking of skipping Kal Penn’s rebuttal piece from the last post.)
Joel Stein on Immigration, New Jersey's Indian... →
What the hell is wrong with Joel Stein? Perhaps the bigger question is, what the hell is wrong with TIME-FREAKING-MAGAZINE? If you have any interest in xenophobia in journalism at all, I urge you to take a look at this column that is creating waves in the Indian American community, and ponder the same. He makes the point, in the most xenophobic — sorry, embarrassingly backward — way...
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent...– Bertrand Russell
Upon investigation, we were stunned to find that the formula we use to calculate...– Letter from Apple Regarding iPhone 4 I love the tone that Apple PR uses in this letter. I really had to double check the URL to make sure The Onion wasn’t going 2 steps further to dupe us these days.
Most people are so worried about looking good that they never do anything great....– I assume I’m below average | Derek Sivers An interesting look into the psychological cognitive bias of illusory superiority. If everybody thinks they’re above average, then who ends up being below average?