Love’s labour brings down hill
Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his beloved wife Mumtaz. The monument is now considered the world’s greatest monument of love. Dashrath Das’ monument of love may not be as beautiful, but in a way, it is more awe-inspiring than Shah Jahan’s feat.
The Devil and Walt Disney
We all have our origin stories—our radioactive spider bites or parents gunned down outside the Gotham opera. Mine occurred in a movie theater when I was a wee child and features blood, tears and the Devil.
Life on the fringes: What it’s like to be disabled in Britain.
Owen Jones recently wrote one of the most complete articles I’ve seen on a news site so far that actually explains the cuts to disabled people are cumulative, that they’ve been happening for years and already leave upto 30% of disabled people living in poverty.
How to start a fire with a lemon
If you left the house with a lemon, some copper clips, some zinc nails, some wire, and steel wool but somehow forgot your matches, you can still start a fire. I imagine if you had a large enough lemon and enough wire and metal bits, you could also jumpstart a car or a human heart.
For one group of people, seeing friends decreases happiness
It might seem obvious that, for most people, happiness is positively correlated with friendships. But a paper published last month in the British Journal of Psychology found one notable exception: Extremely intelligent people become less happy when they spend more time with their friends.