Top 10 Mistakes in Behavior Change →
Top 10 Mistakes in Behavior Change (from the Stanford Persuasive Tech Lab) Relying on willpower for long-term change. Imagine willpower doesn’t exist. That’s step 1 to a better future. Attempting big leaps instead of baby steps. Seek tiny successes — one after another. Ignoring how environment shapes behavior. Change your context & you change your life. Trying to stop old...
The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of...– Carl Sagan (via milkymoon)
Finding Emilie - Radiolab →
In this segment, we take an emotional left turn to a story of a very different kind of lost and found. We begin with a college student, Alan Lundgard, who fell in love with a fellow art student, Emilie Gossiaux. Emilie’s mom, Susan Gossiaux, describes her daughter, and the terrible phone call she recieved from Alan nine months after he became Emilie’s boyfriend. Together, Susan and...
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Jonah Lehrer on Stuttering in "The King's Speech"... →
Such research, of course, doesn’t lend itself to dramatic narratives. After all, “The King’s Speech” would be a rather tedious piece of entertainment if the climactic scene involved Logue telling the monarch that his primary motor cortex was to blame. And yet, I worry that the good intentions of the movie will be undone by its antiquated model of stuttering. Modern science has moved far beyond...
WSJ and New Yorker Have Wildly Different Aol Dial... →
shortformblog: soupsoup: Back in September, WSJ pinned Aol’s dial up business at 43% of revenue. A recent New Yorker story going around has that number at 75% Either way, that’s a heck of a lot of people still using dial up. Who are you people? The 43 percent number is the correct one, according to this SEC document floating around Reddit. Still. Okay, the New Yorker number of 80% in its...
Tim Armstrong and the Future of AOL : The New... →
[AOL] still gets eighty per cent of its revenue from subscribers. Bloody crazy! The article is about AOL’s move into journalism and providing news.
Help me find the really hidden Los Angeles - Los... →
I’m looking for the really hidden stuff. The stuff you need to know somebody to see. The private collections, the things in bottles in basements, the tunnels that lead from someplace surprising to someplace unexpected, and you need a key to open.
Link Rot « The Bygone Bureau →
Didn’t a little part of us, back in ’97, think that Geocities would last forever? Every web service is dependable, until the point at which it isn’t.
Five Emotions Invented By The Internet « Thought... →
A vague and gnawing pang of anxiety centered around an IM window that has lulled. A sudden and irrational rage in response to reading an ‘@-reply’ on Twitter. The state of being ‘installed’ at a computer or laptop for an extended period of time without purpose, characterized by a blurry, formless anxiety undercut with something hard like desperation. The car collision of appetite and...
Web of Misleading Things | Tomorrow Museum →
Kristin Lucas and Andrew Kortina created “Identity Swap” (also check out Lucas’ “Versionhood.”) The idea is framework for consensual lending of online personas. You can offer to take over someone’s identity for a set period of time. One incentive being, perhaps some of us suffer from personality overload and sometimes want to take a break. Lucas and Kortina proposed awarding high scores for...
Everything is biographical, Lucian Freud says. What we make, why it is made, how...– Michael Ondaatje (via mlq3)
California Budget Balancer - latimes.com →
Try your hand at eliminating the red ink in California’s budget. The state’s budget shortfall for the rest of this fiscal year and next, estimated to be $28 billion, is the size of the total general fund budget of 12 states combined: Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia. We’ve...
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Molly Lambert: anonymous pleasure hurts nobody →
mollylambert: INTERVIEWER Are there contemporary writers you follow with great pleasure? NABOKOV There are several such writers, but I shall not name them. Anonymous pleasure hurts nobody. INTERVIEWER Do you follow some with great pain? NABOKOV No. Many accepted authors simply do not exist for me….
Worship power, you will end up feeling weak and afraid, and you will need ever...– DAVID FOSTER WALLACE, IN HIS OWN WORDS | More Intelligent Life (via jomc)