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Years ago, I read a bit of advice in The Whole Earth Catalog, which said a great way to get up to speed on a subject you are interested in is to read a children’s book about it. It’s excellent advice, and I’ve made use of it many times over the years. The best children’s […]
I came across Astonish Yourself: 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life when I took my kids to the California Science Center in Los Angeles in 2009 and found it in the gift store. It was written by philosopher Roger-Pol Droit, a researcher at the Centre de Recherche Scientifique and, as the title indicates, […]
For the past five years, the march toward getting a smart speaker in every home has pushed methodically forward. This year, more than a third of all U.S. adults will have one of the 88 million active smart speakers in your house. That number was up 32 percent from 2019 and up 85 percent from […]
We can almost see the Cosmo quiz already — what does your face mask say about you? Regardless of your personal stance or the shape of the re-opening of America, one thing seems pretty clear: face masks are a part of life now — and likely will be for the foreseeable future. So if you’re […]
It never hurts to know your way around a bar. But unlike a TV bar like Cheers, a gregarious disposition and knowing everybody’s name does not a bartender make. There’s actually a lot more that goes into slinging drinks like Tom Cruise than a quick pour or an umbrella on top. The average cocktail requires […]