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The Pseudo-Profundity of Malcolm Gladwell

Comcast Announces Data Cap in Memphis

David Byrne: ‘The internet will suck all creative content out of the world’

Sleep Strengthens Memory

Why do we sleep? To clean our brains, say US scientists by Ian Sample


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Age Is Irrelevant Until You Hit 40 by Tara Brown

The New Retirement Age Is Thirty. The Changing Face of Work. by Paul Cantor

CONTROLLING CHAOS: Twitter’s Wild Ride From Doodle To IPO

Ray Bradbury on How List-Making Can Boost Your Creativity by Maria Popova

Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies

GoDaddy Buys MediaTemple.

Rather than savage cuts, Switzerland considers “Star Trek” economics

Disney develops way to ‘feel’ touchscreen images

Aireal: Disney tests air-flow tactile gaming technology – Older story

Disney: Women are hard to animate because “they have emotion”

Mulan is bi!

Living in America will drive you insane — literally BY BRUCE E. LEVINE

It was only a matter of time… at least they did it well.

Werewolf by Corey Fields

Obduction by Cyan – Makers of Myst and Riven

Future of Money TV Series

Elephanti

SyncMetrics for aggregating all your biometric stats.

Ted Talks are Lying to You

World War Z

Buddhism For Dummies

Statistics Show Why WordPress is a Popular Hacker Target by Robert Abela

NSA hoarding our contact lists

How to keep your real name and face out of Google’s ads

Periodic Table of Swearing

Ikea or Death

Larry Miller on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend podcast

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