THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Inbox Zero: Take Control of Your Email

Chris Higgins

Merlin Mann's Inbox Zero series (warning: a few coarse words are used) gently leads you through a process to achieve that most desirable number next to your Inbox message count: ZERO.

Russian books for naughty children

Ransom Riggs

Aside from sexuality-altering Teletubbies and questionable role models like Joe Camel, there are few more effective ways of messing with our kids' minds than through bedtime stories.

Summer Solstice Celebrations

Miss Cellania

The summer solstice is the point at which the Earth's northern hemisphere is tilted the furthest toward the sun, usually (but not always) on June 21st, as it is this year.

Praxis's ChinesePod

David K. Israel

Any sinophiles in the blog? If so, you're going to love these free ChinesePod podcasts put out by a new language teaching company called Praxis.

Funding for niche scholars...

Becky

Financing one's education can be a frustrating nexus of half and full nelsons. If you're lucky, you'll graduate hungover and delivered into the patient, staid lap of Ms. Sallie Mae.

Bee Karaoke, Green Blood, and why Global Warming is causing kittens!

Jason Plautz

Holy Alternative Energy Sources!: According to the BBC, Pope Benedict XVI is on his way to becoming the most eco-friendly pope ever by replacing the roof of the Paul VI auditorium with solar cells.

Etch-a-sketch art

Ransom Riggs

Now this is what I call outsider art: no pencils, brushes or paints of any kind necessary, just that famously frustrating kiddie toy, the Etch-a-Sketch, on which it's a feat of coordination to ev

Top 50 Most Expensive Cities

David K. Israel

A comprehensive cost of living survey was recently conducted by Mercer Human Resource Consulting and, for the second year in a row, Moscow topped the list. I've been to Moscow.

The Sorted Books Project

Chris Higgins

Artist Nina Katchadourian creates narratives by arranging books on shelves.

Drinking bleach: the details

Becky

Drinking bleach used to be a much-beloved threat I'd whip at my parents or caretakers.

Are You Color Blind?

Chris Higgins

Last week's Tone Deafness Test was popular, so this week let's talk Color Blindness.

Disgusting Flavors We Never Got a Chance to Love

Mangesh Hattikudur

We're not sure what flavor you like your laxatives, PEZ and tortilla chips, but we're guessing these aren't them.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Today I typed in "the first nonprofi

Famous last words: the quiz

Ransom Riggs

Whether they be witty, poetic, heart-wrenching or just "Aaagh!," you only get one shot at making a last impression. Can you match the historical figure to his famous last words? Take the

Renegade, Evergreen Battle for Nomination

Jason English

My friend Rody Perez "“ the self-proclaimed Huguenot and presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 "“ sent me this Washington Post article about Secret Service Code Names.

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