April 16, 2014
The Amazing Tale of the Cherry Pit from Space


Michael Lemonick on the story about a cherry tree that has at least some scientists flummoxed: http://nyr.kr/RpSBua

“Back in 2008, at the behest of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, astronauts carried two hundred and sixty-five cherry pits from a nationally beloved,…

This article is very cute. Japanese space cherries: what’s not to love?

(Source: newyorker.com)

March 24, 2014


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March 22, 2014

This is lovely. And really reminded me of Wild Ones, which everyone should read.

March 18, 2014

THANKS, Obama.

Hahahahaha this is nuts but also really clever marketing.


THANKS, Obama.

Hahahahaha this is nuts but also really clever marketing.

February 28, 2014



While You Were Steeping: Geoff McFetridge (by Bigelow Website Team)

Love everything about this.


February 24, 2014


Last night as I was watching the Olympics Closing Ceremony my attention was immediately caught by this new Cover Girl commercial.

The commercial features Ellen Degeneres, Queen Latifa, PINK, and others looking straight into the camera telling us all that #GirlsCan do.

Yes, there will be critics calling out the products we’re being sold to make us look more beautiful. But, however you choose to look at this commercial, we’re loving the mainstreaming of this feminist message.

Alright, I have a contentious relationship with Covergirl advertising, but I love this a lot.

February 24, 2014

Anonymous asked: I know you aren't on the topic of financial management yet, but I desperately need to know how mortgages work (and how to buy a house), how to build your credit, and the best ways to start saving and investing for retirement (and what to do with 401Ks once you leave a job). I hope you do plan on covering these topics in the near future, since I'm most likely not the only 20-something who had no clue how any of this works. Thank you for doing this channel. It's such a great idea.


You are definitely not the only 20-something with those questions!  We’re planning lots & lots of videos on finances, because we feel like it’s one of the most mysterious (but incredibly important) things about new adulthood.  Our first vid about dollaz will be up in March, and will talk about taxes, since that’s the most time-sensitive issue folks are facing.  But rest assured we are on the money case and will be doing everything we can to help ya out. :D

Thanks so much for watching!

- Mike

Oh good, this gives me an excuse to avoid doing my taxes for another few weeks.

(If you haven’t yet checked out the youtube channel How to Adult, you should because it is fantastic!!)

February 20, 2014
  1. Give respect: the respect we want.
  2. Take less, give more.
  3. Others don’t have to lose for us to win.
  4. Better, not more.
  5. Keep it simple, keep it honest.

Om Malik shares the values that built GigaOm over the past seven years as he moves on to his next chapter.

It’s heartening to see that those of us who aspire to produce quality signal amidst a world of noise share a similar underlying set of motives – here are 7 things I learned myself in 7 years of building Brain Pickings.

(via explore-blog)

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February 7, 2014


Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it but to delight in it when it comes. And to add to other people’s store of it.

Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812–June 9, 1870) in Nicholas Nickleby

Song: “Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy” by The Kinks

January 26, 2014
"Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backwards."

— E.E. Cummings (via emmauri)

(Source: everpresentcoffee, via emmauri)

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