(via A visual explanation of the factory safety plan in Bangladesh - Quartz)
I click “Form”, and about 10 hours later the print is done. (via Formlabs Form 1 Teardown « bunnie’s blog)
“Habit-forming drugs work in similar ways,” they wrote. “A tranquilizer that leaves the body rapidly is much more likely to cause dependence than one that leaves the body slowly, precisely because the user is more aware that the drug’s effects are wearing off. Similarly, viewers’ vague learned sense that they will feel less relaxed if they stop viewing may be a significant factor in not turning the set off. Viewing begets more viewing.” (via Why You’re Addicted to TV - Newsweek and The Daily Beast)
Priceonomics Blog: Saving The World By Helping People Sell Their Crap -
The same gnawing uncertainty that keeps an amateur pilot from buying a plane without a logbook is the same uncertainty at work with every used iPhone, toaster, and bicycle. It’s why the value of a new car drops around 10% as soon as it is driven off the lot and why the market for used…
McKinsey shares four ways to grow the Korean middle class:
(via Beyond Korean style: Shaping a new growth formula | McKinsey & Company)
Priceonomics Blog: Why is Science Behind a Paywall? -
Scientists’ work follows a consistent pattern. They apply for grants, perform their research, and publish the results in a journal. The process is so routine it almost seems inevitable. But what if it’s not the best way to do science?
Although the act of publishing seems to entail…
if science evolved, it would flourish in communities like github, soundcloud, and tumblr.
how might we incentivize a more open and collaborative practice of research and discovery?
Priceonomics Blog: The Motivating Power Of Teams -
Grant’s research suggests that this desire to help co-workers is very powerful. Not everyone’s job will help save the world, but everyone can help a co-worker. In Grant’s words: “In corporate America, people do sometimes feel that the work they do isn’t meaningful. And contributing to co-workers can be a substitute for that.”
#truecost – I <3 Transparency
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Evidently, guarding yourself from potential distractions help you focus your energy.
the study called the On High Alert group, improved their score on the task by 43 percent over the course of two trials. They even outperformed those who were left alone without interruption.
“Somehow, it seems, they marshaled extra brain power to steel themselves against interruption, or perhaps the potential for interruptions served as a kind of deadline that helped them focus even better.”
People keep trying to describe bitcoin as an amazing store of value. Perhaps it is. But its real value proposition is as a medium for transfer. — Let’s Cut Through the Bitcoin Hype: A Hacker-Entrepreneur’s Take | Wired Opinion | Wired.com
Unlike previous Vines from brands, these are designed to be useful. The effort, called “Lowe’s Fix in Six,” offers simple, everyday improvements that consumers will want (hopefully) to share with others.
It’s better than 6 second selfies.
[They] taunt us with clues about the potential future of our species…. [Their] raw brain power seems to have more potential than the mammalian brain…. By all rights, [they] should be running the show and we should be their pets. —
Octopus: The Footed Void by Caspar Henderson | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books
Incredible Octopods. With 10 senses and 8 tongues, the search for non-human intelligent life begins in the sea.