“Rewilding Your Attention” /// How Lizzie Deignan became Queen of Hell /// The Curse of Knowledge: A Difficulty in Understanding Less-Informed Perspectives /// The Gender Researcher’s Guide to an Equal Marriage /// Why philosopher Henri Bergson rejected the word “time” /// How Michelangelo’s David turned Renaissance Italy on its head /// I’m sad at work and don’t know what to do with my life /// Africa’s iconic architecture in 12 buildings /// The Art of Not Taking Things Personally /// COP26: what’s the point of this year’s UN climate summit in Glasgow? /// The K-Pop Fans Who Have Become Anti-Authoritarian Activists in Myanmar /// ‘If you focus on control, you have lost the battle’: how to win back your kids /// Why The Hell Haven’t You Deleted Facebook Yet? /// The Largely Untold Story Of How One Guy In California Keeps The World’s Computers On The Right… /// Writing “Eleanor Rigby” /// Japanese Philosophies That’ll Help You Spend Money Consciously
Yves & variation /// Learning from the Vessel: How cities can be designed to prevent suicide /// How Life Became an Endless, Terrible Competition /// Culture as counterculture by Adam Kirsch /// How to take an FTP test on Zwift to kickstart your winter training /// 1000 Dreams /// Michael K. Williams was more than just Omar from The Wire. He elevated Black identity onscreen. /// Oh My Fucking God, Get the Fucking Vaccine Already, You Fucking Fucks /// Your beliefs are much harder to justify than you think /// ‘There is so much bad behaviour everywhere’: how to raise a good child in a terrible world /// No Laughing Matter? What the Romans Found Funny /// ‘A Loveable Anarchist’: The Oral History of Mr Blobby /// Baker’s Dozen /// How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users /// How Friendships Change in Adulthood /// It’s Not in Your Head: The World Really Is Getting Worse /// Every Sport a Bowling Ball /// Help! I Couldn’t Stop Writing Fake Dear Prudence Letters That Got Published /// If only the UK could panic-buy prime ministers who know what they’re doing /// Tenet Really Explained, For Real This Time /// Worn Out — Real Life /// How to be a man /// The Spine Collector /// Confessions of a Michelin Inspector
A Framework for the Metaverse /// One step beyond: the ascent of mountain runner Kílian Jornet /// How to raise a boy: my mission to bring up a son fit for the 21st century /// It’s not all about racing: why the bike industry needs to take a chill pill /// ‘Lifechanging’: the scheme that offers free train travel to people fleeing abuse /// The Gospel of Consumption /// Apple’s photo scanning and our state of forced collective paranoia /// How ‘The Pet Revolution’ Unleashed A New Top Dog In America /// Survey Shows 55% Of 100 World’s Top Banks Have Exposure To Bitcoin And Other Crypto Assets /// A post about client sexual harassment /// Poo, Potholes and Park-Ups – Why Highlanders Are Tired of Scotland’s North Coast 500 Route /// The Ideology of Human Supremacy /// Whitewashed Hope: A Message from 10+ Indigenous Leaders and Organizations /// Dubai Is A Parody Of The 21st Century /// Lorde’s Work Here Is Done. Now, She Vibes. /// Why Emotionally Intelligent People Embrace the 2-Way Door Rule to Make Better, Faster Decisions /// Some kind of hell on Earth /// Comma Queen: To Whom It May Concern /// Welcome to Nestflix /// Study: Evolution now accepted by majority of Americans /// 7 Most Effective Self-Esteem Tools and Activities /// Marc Ribot Makes the Case for Loud Music /// Why it took us thousands of years to see the colour violet /// Spirituality is a brain state we can all reach, religious or not /// The Coen Brother
Finally, a Film That Understands Social Media /// We are all conspiracy theorists /// Why You Shouldn’t Use Google Maps On Your iPhone After Update /// What Makes a Cult a Cult? /// This Star Wars-Inspired E-Skin Lets Robots ‘Feel’ Objects /// The Greatest Showman | “This Is Me” with Keala Settle /// It Was All a Dream /// 10 Hip Stretches You Need In Your Life If You Sit A Lot /// The lie of “expired” food and the disastrous truth of America’s food waste problem /// The Winners Of The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards Are Breathtaking /// Giant pandas are no longer endangered, thanks to conservation efforts, China says /// Robot paramedic carries out CPR in ambulance in UK first /// The world’s best cities for mental wellbeing, according to data crunchers /// A Beginner’s Guide to Foam Rolling for Tight, Sore Muscles /// They Swore by the Diet I Created /// Earth Restored — Toby Ord /// Jason Sudeikis Is Having One Hell of a Year /// Instagram Has Become SkyMall /// Half a Life in 2 Minutes /// Shorter working week trial in Iceland hailed as an ‘overwhelming success’ /// Mystery of the wheelie suitcase: how gender stereotypes held back the history of invention /// Quarantined to Room 903 /// The artist touring the UK in an ice-cream van, to talk about grief /// Dancing With Systems /// The Best Science Fiction of 2021: The Arthur C Clarke Award Shortlist /// Podswap | Keep AirPods Alive and out of the Landfill /// OPEN LETTER TO THE GOOD GUYS /// World’s Largest Seagrass Project Proves “You Can Actually Restore the Oceans” /// When Will It Get Too Hot for the Body to Survive? /// How The Olympic Medal Table Explains The World /// Penniless: why a Victoria man has gone two decades without money
Taylor Tries Juggling From Above /// Four Laps: a Looping Video About Looping Videos /// Exit the Fatherland /// How to Negotiate with Ransomware Hackers /// The Expanse UI Design /// Welcome to the YOLO Economy /// The Tyranny Of Time /// Some medical devices don’t mean to be racist, but they are /// Why ‘quirky’ people are attractive /// The Circles of Friendship /// Simone Biles, Mesmerizing in Slow Motion /// The Minister of Chaos /// Replacement parts /// List of common misconceptions /// The World’s Most Dangerous Tree /// The Surprisingly Fun Story of How the Popsicle Was Invented by an 11-Year-Old Boy /// Riding your first Century (100 miles) – a guide for normal people. /// Stewart Lee — Le Document /// The King of the Geezer Teasers /// GB News, week 1: It takes until Tuesday to go full wingnut /// Houseguests /// ‘The water is coming’: Florida Keys faces stark reality as seas rise /// 100 Visions of Fatherhood /// A Shopper’s Heaven — Real Life /// When a Valedictorian Spoke of His Queer Identity, the Principal Cut Off His Speech /// How I Saved Enough to Buy a House With My Parents’ Money /// People Are Sharing Examples Of “Liminal Spaces” That Are Unsettling Yet Familiar At The Same Time (56 Pics) /// Notifications Off! The Distraction-Free Benefits of Five-Hour Work Days /// Amazon destroying millions of items of unsold stock in one of its UK warehouses every year, ITV News investigation finds
Tennis TV /// A quiet revolution: the movement to preserve lockdown’s hush /// Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities /// Reiki Can’t Possibly Work. So Why Does It? /// The Hot-Person Vaccine /// Another brain-frying optical illusion: What color are these spheres? /// The Dark Side of the Houseplant Boom /// The Hardest Ending I Ever Wrote, As Told by Six Screenwriters /// The Case Against the Eagles /// There’s something in my eye: why we happy-cry and what it does for us /// Miscellany № 90: 🌀🪐☆✻, or, the grawlix /// Two Assholes Lost in the Woods: An Oral History of ‘Pine Barrens’ /// How Pixar Uses Hyper-Colors to Hack Your Brain /// Watch a New Director’s Cut of Prince’s Blistering “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” Guitar Solo (2004) /// A Better Way to Think About Climate Change and the Kids Conundrum /// Wheel Spiels: High-heeled Shoes on the Trans-Pennine Trail /// Knowing How To Be Solitary /// Cryptocurrency is an abject disaster /// How to experience more wow /// I Mailed an AirTag and Tracked Its Progress; Here’s What Happened : The Mac Security Blog /// Pay No Attention to That Cat Inside a Box /// How the Personal Computer Broke the Human Body /// Neural implant lets paralyzed person type by imagining writing /// Charles Crocker’s Spite Fence /// ‘I hate everybody including you’ /// The Memex Method /// How to Delete All Facebook Posts /// The Filing Cabinet /// Trashed: how the UK is still dumping plastic waste on the rest of the world /// A People Map of the UK /// 100 Visions of Motherhood /// Rewilding from beyond the grave: the burial plots that heal broken landscapes /// The Dangers of Elite Projection /// The Secret Psychology of Sneaker Colors /// We Know What You Did During Lockdown /// How to stop overthinking /// Close Friendships /// How Can We Encourage Bodily Autonomy in Our Children? /// One Man’s Amazing Journey to the Center of the Bowling Ball /// A few thoughts on depression /// Facebook Still ‘Secretly’ Tracks Your iPhone—This Is How To Stop It /// Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids
A few articles I read over the past month, in no chronological order (oldest first).
Gentle Cinema /// retrofy your iPhone with ben vessey’s pixel perfect mac OS ’84 inspired icons /// Scotland to get new nature reserve as community ‘achieves the impossible’ /// A Black Army Rises to Fight the Racist Right /// Australia: Geologist beaten up by ‘angriest octopus’ on beach /// This Hubble image is so incredible you’ll swear it’s fake /// On Competitive Advantage /// My Generation Isn’t Suffering Enough /// Why Making Our Brains Noisier Feels Good /// The Kitchen Dad /// How Did Frasier Afford His Apartment? /// Why Silicon Valley’s most astute critics are all women /// Kindness /// How The Wrecking Crew Secretly Recorded Some of the Biggest Hits of the 1960s & 70s /// Unwanted Corkpull — Real Life /// “You Can Be a Different Person After the Pandemic” /// Earthrise /// Making sense of conspiracy theorists as the world gets more bizarre /// Seeing in the Dark, Breai Mason-Campbell /// Exploring the unreleased music in Prince’s vault /// diamond geezer /// How Fit Can You Get From Just Walking? /// In Conversation: Mads Mikkelsen /// Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra: The toughest, weirdest race you’ve never heard of /// Kindle Store /// Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’ Sheet Music ‘Horribly Wrong’ for Years /// There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing /// Apr 19 Coffee Ritual: How I will use it to Hold Space /// Still Life /// Ian Knot – Ian’s Fast Shoelace Knot /// The Tyranny of the Female-Orgasm Industrial Complex /// Against meatposting /// The Secrets of the World’s Greatest Jailbreak Artist /// Just Leave Michael Collins Alone /// Strava: making a difference
A return of an old post format, here are a few articles I read over the past month, in no particular order.
An anniversary for great justice: Remembering “All Your Base” 20 years later /// There’s a Better Way to Parent: Less Yelling, Less Praise /// Revenge Bedtime Procrastination’ Is Real, According to Psychologists /// How Masayoshi Matsumoto creates his magic balloon artworks /// The 50 Best Movie and TV Show Twists of All Time /// Looking Closely is Everything /// Mike’s Fancy DSLR Webcam Setup /// A Drone’s Eye View of a Bowling Alley /// Meet The F1 Fan Who Takes Incredible Photos Using Model Cars /// The Future Of Work Will Demand These 8 New Skills /// How the West Lost COVID /// This teen makes tiny bow ties for shelter dogs to help them look spiffy and get adopted /// Polystyrene waste is everywhere, and it’s not biodegradable. Scientists just found a way to break it down /// ‘Success Addicts’ Choose Being Special Over Being Happy /// Not All Men: Dismantling The Pyramid /// The Advantages of Political Buffoonery /// Here Are 89 Of The Best Nature Photos From The Tokyo International Foto Awards /// The 7 types of rest that every person needs /// Bystander Resources /// How to save yourself another pointless guilt trip /// A Counterintuitive Way to Cheer Up When You’re Down