Turn your Medium post into an 8-page mini-book with one sheet of paper


I wanted a way to give someone a favorite Medium post as a physical object. Like a mini-book, but without the…


#SausageRap: A Brief History

The “#SausageMovement” is the new “Harlem Shake”


#SausageMovement” is the new “Harlem Shake”


A Drone Has Never Linked Up With a Tanker Until Now


Historic milestone is another step toward unmanned fighters


Brainstorming Does Not Work

Why people who brainstorm are wasting their time.


Brainstorming was invented by advertising executive Alex Osborn in 1939 and first…


To Honor and Shape Stories: That’s Why I Teach


Adam (name changed) arrived to the wilderness therapy/residential school I worked at, standing about 5'10", weighing about 270 pounds. He was 15-years old, a freshman in high school. He had stopped going to school many months prior and had been using drugs regularly — why his parents sent him here. He was fortunate; his parents could afford…


Our Spin on Record Store Day


Dig through our content crates to celebrate black wax and dusty fingers

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What it Would Look Like if We Teleported Our Daily Lives to the Forest

Wout Overkamp’s images show mundane activities in nature scenes, and the effect is unsettling.


Lost In Emoji Translation: Apple vs. Android


How to make sure you know what you’re actually saying before you press send.


By Alana Levinson

When you send an emoji to someone, are you thinking about how it will be viewed? Because, it turns out, their meaning can completely change depending on platform. You could think you’re sending a…


So you’re cohabiting with a unicorn: a guide


So you’re cohabiting with a unicorn. Congratulations! Unicorns are notoriously picky creatures so if you’ve been chosen by one, you must be…

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The Last Celebrities of Jatra, a Dying Bengali Folk Opera

Jatra is high-energy theater. Actors twirl about to music by an orchestra in bold costume and makeup …


My Tarantula Is Better Than Your Gerbil


She’s More Entertaining Than The Real Housewives and Doesn’t Make My House Smell Like Pee


What to do on the anniversary of a school shooting?

Those that have a personal experience with violence know the feelings — the unpleasant mood shifts, noticing of weather changes, all foreshadowing as the anniversary of the event nears.

As we approach April 16th, the day of the school shooting that happened on the Virginia Tech campus in 2007 which claimed 32 lives…

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I’ll Trade You Some Spark For A Zoloft. Whaddya Say?


“How is Jax’s anxiety medicine working?”

I nodded over to my son. See for yourself.


A Woman at Work Refuses to Wash Her Hands. Should I Throw Up?


From Everest Base Camp to Lobuche Summit and back

We left Everest Base Camp 6 days ago and trekked the 17kms back down to Lobuche Base Camp (4700m) where we had been a week before. The air was thick and we all slept well that night.

The next morning packed up our climbing gear and headed up to Lobuche High Camp (5200m approx).

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The Pioneers of Scandinavian Design


Simple, clean lines, light and pale color palette, minimalist, nature-inspired design, democratic, highly functional and with a high quality — these are…


The Incredible Jun: A Town that Runs on Social Media

By William Powers and Deb Roy

We recently visited a small Spanish town that is using social media in a new way


Yes, I Found Einstein’s Brain

It is 60 years since our most famous scientist’s death, an event now associated with the weird saga of his brain. Here’s how I got…


Say It Ain’t So, Ben


Is it the money?

No.

Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, the man who saved the global economy, is becoming an adviser for Citadel


Hunting a Mythical Monster in Ghana

I took flowery dresses, cigarettes, and SpaghettiOs


The first night I slept in Ghana — actually, it was my second — I had a…


Musicians + Bits + Blocks


How the technology that powers Bitcoin might reshape the music industry.


There and Back Again


When I think of anorexia, I think of Karen Carpenter. Like every normal teenage girl who came of age in the 1970s, I idolize Karen Carpenter (I, unfortunately, grew up in…


Dying Onstage

What went through Israel Yinon’s mind as he gave his very last performance?


The scene was one of profound beauty. Renowned Israeli conductor…


Famous Man Owns the Gadget

The Famous Man owns the Gadget, according to reports today.

The Famous Man was spotted with the gadget by many people who were looking at him…


Meet the School That Hates Rules

Most students are told to be seen and not heard. “Democratic schools” offer a refreshing alternative.


By Brian Foglia