The Q outfitted a bicycle with invisible wheels. It's a simple idea (while probably tricky to get right) with a rather wonderful effect.
I first heard the term "Fundamental Attribution Error" in 2014, in a Medium post that was going around some bicycling social circles. The author, Carl Alviani, pointed to the tendency of people — especially those who should know better, like NPR's Scott Simon — to over-emphasize the relevance of anecdotal evidences, particularly when it comes… READ THE REST
I started cycling in Boston in 2006, initially as a way to get in shape and save some money. Over the years, I've seen a lot of changes in the city's bike infrastructure; the work of the Boston Cyclists' Union in particular has really helped me to understand the intersections of public transportation, bicycle infrastructure,… READ THE REST
Cooper Ray is a New York City bike courier who zips around with little regard for safety. While the narrator presents this "riding the wave" style as wonderful, the commenters on the video would beg to differ. It's pretty shocking how many close calls happen in this 7-minute clip. Even more impressive than Cooper is… READ THE REST
Ear cleaning is one of the most misunderstood personal grooming steps around. We've all heard the warnings about the potential dangers of using a cotton swab to clean the interior of our ear canals. But since we all assume we'd never be the one to accidentally push too hard and perforate an eardrum, we all… READ THE REST
Hermetic. Temperamental. Iconoclastic. Unique. For centuries, those types of stereotypes have typically grown up around writers because…well, writers are often a bit of a different breed. Most march to their own drums. Most do things their way. And most are fairly unrepentant about defiantly walking their own path. Trying to make writers agree on much… READ THE REST
If you want to change the look and feel of a room, there's one immediate upgrade that can shift the entire vibe almost instantly. A new lamp, preferably one with some personality and maybe even some smart-enhanced versatility, can be an insta-game-changer, assuming you make the right choice, that is. It isn't always easy finding… READ THE REST