The Pursuit of Happiness Is “Rubbish”


Says psychologist, social researcher, and writer Hugh Mackay: "I actually attack the concept of happiness. I don’t mind people being happy – but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd ... See the Rest

Pizza Delivery Drone a Real Thing in Mumbai

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The future is now. At Francesco's Pizzeria in Mumbai, India, a simple online order for pizza is processed and moments later a drone is whizzing off to deliver it. Never mind that the delivery charge is probably astronomical (though the guy in the penthouse doesn't seem worried), this feels life altering, doesn't it? Like someday we're going to look ... See the Rest

The Password Is… : Why Heartbleed Is An Internet Nightmare


I'm not going to pretend to you that I really understand Heartbleed, the latest internet scare, and explain to you what to do about it but Mashable says this; "Heartbleed is bad. It's not hyperbole; it's a major problem…. it has the potential to be one of the biggest, most widespread vulnerabilities in the history of the modern web. ... See the Rest

Pulp Fiction Covers Re-Imagined for the Internet Era

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From the satirical blog ChristWire: "[We have condensed] the dreams of our epoch’s most infamous internet and media personalities into pithy, sincere expressions... If today’s so-called artists and thinkers had the energy and wherewithal to actually write something in long form worthy of paper as opposed to their nagging Twitter updates or their ... See the Rest

Then & Now: The Stately Manors of England


Highclere Castle, the real-life Downton Abbey, still exists, of course, but not all of England's historic country homes and upper-crusty estates are so lucky. Almost a third – 1,000 since World War II – have been demolished and turned into office buildings, parking lots, and dreary suburban homes. Historian John Martin Robinson’s new book Felling ... See the Rest

Attention Parents!


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Fuschia florals in fall? The world has gone to hell

Oh, capricious Fashion! I will never understand you! A quick Google search assures me that, yes, bright floral prints are all the rage for fall 2009. That doesn't mean I'm on board. In fact, I will rail against such nonsense until my dying breath. I suppose if you are as lovely as Natalie Portman, you can get away with it. But if I were to wear ... See the Rest