Before structured shoes became prevalent in the 16th century (and apparently in those places where they never have) people walked with a different gait, pushing onto the balls of our feet instead of rocking forward on our heels. It looks a little affected — like a gymnast or ballet dancer — but is apparently much healthier. I'm going to master it!
Jody Serrano interviews David Bohnett, the founder of GeoCities (previously, previously). "It really was a forerunner of the social networks to come, as you learn. One of the things that has surprised me is how far away we've gotten from [that time]. The heart of GeoCities was sharing your knowledge and passions about subjects with… READ THE REST
The mercurial nature of human understanding makes history both a compelling and horrifying subject. When human ignorance is benign, it usually manifests in the form of silly beliefs, like flat Earth. Once an intellectual blindspot mutates into an unwavering and unassailable belief, ignorance can quickly become malevolent. That's when regimes and the mobs that follow… READ THE REST
With all of the batty news and scandals that emanate from Hollywood regularly, it's hard to look at Tinseltown with the same rose-colored glasses. Hollywood's reputation has taken a tremendous beating since the truth about predators like Harvey Weinstein(and the many celebrities that allowed his reign of terror to exist)as well as the film industry's… READ THE REST
From ensuring you have enough money for gas this week to keeping up with today's politics, life is far from easy. And everyday things like making dinner, commuting to work, and even lighting candles should be the least of your worries. But when it comes to reaching down into the jar of your favorite candle, unable to… READ THE REST
Gaming is something that most people can appreciate. Whether you're into the classics, a casual gamer, or a die-hard who plays all the time, there are many different ways to enjoy the hobby. But we think it's safe to say, novice or professional, we're all interested in how games even come to be. If you're fascinated by gaming… READ THE REST
There are plenty of simple pleasures in life, but if you're a coffee lover, you know you can't measure the value of that little brown bean. From making mornings bearable to aiding in enjoyable conversation with friends, coffee is an essential part of your daily routine. Whether you're hoping to become a skilled barista or simply want to impress… READ THE REST