Opinion | We Can’t See ‘Star Wars’ Anymore - The New York Times
The cultural industry that the 1977 film spawned has ground its original charm and wonder out of existence.
Star-Wars  movies 
9 weeks ago
Weekly packs of beautiful illustrations for unrestricted use! Perfect for landing pages, mobile apps, books, posters, t-shirts or anything really! via Pocket
Design  illustration  Free 
9 weeks ago
"How to Talk to Your Kids About Star Wars" | Topless Robot
I absolutely love this video. Not because it’s funny, but because I’m absolutely going to do the same thing whenever I have a kid. “Jar Jar only kicks the puppies he doesn’t eat, Junior!” Thanks to Mike S. for the tip. via Pocket
Pocket  geek 
9 weeks ago
Classic flat earther : MurderedByWords
No, it stems from an emotional need. People turn to these kinds of fringe conspiracy beliefs because they’ve been told that they’re stupid all their lives. In order to get “revenge” on people who’ve told them that they’re stupid, the flat earth types embrace beliefs that undermine the authority of those people. If they have been told that they’re stupid because they don’t understand science, the flat earth types will embrace some ideology or belief that says the entire body of knowledge that comprises “science” is illegitimate.

This behavior stems from the emotional need to feel smart and important in a world that constantly tells you that you are dumb and insignificant. The fringe communities these people join give them the emotional security most people feel talking to family, friends, and people who share popular opinions and beliefs among themselves.

Now that there are giant, vocal, prominent online communities dedicated to fringe conspiracy beliefs that they can join, people like this don’t feel the need to censor themselves when talking about these subjects now; they don’t fear ostracism from the public and their real life communities because they don’t HAVE to live a lot of their lives in real life meat-space. They can believe what they want to believe and lob endless potshots at that larger public that had made them feel so small before they joined the fringe public.

And unfortunately our culture in the US and much of the West loves David and Goliath narratives and “Chosen one” narratives and narratives in which fringe beliefs come to occupy the whole world after an early period where those beliefs are persecuted by authorities and the public (ie Christianity). Psychologically, THESE particular inputs subconsciously drive much of the fringe believers, since they teach the believer that the world is against them, but if they just believe hard enough and stick to their guns that they will be able to shut up the naysayers and change the world in their own image. They have a lot of anger at said naysayers, so they will continue in their fringe belief so long as there is vocal opposition to that belief. Instead of dissuading the believer, intense vocal opposition from a majority of the public only reinforces the believer's resolve in sticking to their guns. Again, because those David and Goliath revenge narratives they've been conditioned with their whole lives emphasize that it's always the little guy, the underdog, the outnumbered who will triumph in their quest to get revenge against the powers that be.

It’s the same emotional need to get revenge on people who have made the believer feel stupid that drives people who embrace Nazism, Stalinism, all kinds of weird fringe conspiracy theories, etc. For example, when questioning why certain people hold far right beliefs, sometimes the believers let the mask slip a bit and admit that they started getting into those beliefs because they had been told they were stupid all their lives and they hate “elites” who have made them feel that way. Embracing knowledge gained outside the classroom is a form of emotional revenge against academic "elites" who have scorned them. Groups like incels and MGTOWs have been unusually honest about those drives to get revenge against those people who have made them feel bad, sadly; but flat earthers, even more sadly, are rarely honest about that emotional need and their drive to fulfill it. Instead they try to pretend to be scientific experts whose existence nullifies the need for expertise itself. But rest assured, it’s all an elaborate cover for the terror and insecurity and emotional stress they feel about being singled out as stupid. They just frame it as an intellectual belief instead of an unfulfilled emotional need.

EDIT: And also, people like this love to be able to lord over other people by showing off that they know more than other people, or are privy to secret knowledge that other people are not privy to. For instance, when arguing with someone who doesn't share their beliefs, flat earth types and fringe conspiracy types will often say things like, "Oh, and you believe everything the news tells you?" As if to try and draw a parallel between "the mainstream media" and the fringe community they belong to in terms of trustworthiness, indicating that the only difference between the two is scale. Or they hint that what THEY believe is secretly what all the experts believe, but the experts have been frightened into silence by some giant sinister conspiracy. Creating this kind of spooky, vague narrative around their belief gives that belief the aura of the forbidden, as well the aura that one holds much more valuable cards than the other players in the game. Nothing seems to make these kinds of guys happier than being able to, in confidence, give out little hints that they own the secrets to the universe to people they see as vulnerable to their propaganda.
reddit  flat-earth  conspiracy-theory  rationality 
9 weeks ago
Diagram generation tool
Describe your diagrams with a simple text language and automatically generate an image you can export.
minimalism  text  plaintext  diaram  productivity 
12 weeks ago
Plain Text Table
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minimalism  text  plaintext  editor  productivity 
12 weeks ago
Patronizing Passwords
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12 weeks ago
Explore Styles - Snazzy Maps - Free Styles for Google Maps
Snazzy Maps is a repository of different styles for Google Maps aimed towards web designers and developers.

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maps  design  google-maps  css 
november 2019
The Feminist | Issue 35 | n+1
If you ask him where he went to high school, he likes to boast that, actually, he went to an all-girls school. That was sort of true—he was one of five males at…
story  feminism 
november 2019
Can we resist our plastic temptation?
While plastic is all around us, one of the most common and widely implemented uses of single-use plastic globally is packaging. Almost every retail product we buy, order or consume today comes packaged in plastic.
november 2019
11 Ideas That Will Rewire Your Brain - Tim Denning - Medium
Top highlight Image Credit: www.bbc.co.uk Oct 10 · 7 min read The term rewiring your brain has become a psychological revolution in recent times. We now know…
life-lessons  psychology  love  inspiration  learning 
november 2019
Notes on Everyday Compassion – Blue Whistling Thrush
I know a lot of kind-hearted people. People who care aboutthe environment, animal rights, status of women, safety of children, art,heritage, free speech,…
blog  mental-health  happiness-hacks 
november 2019
What They Forget to Teach You at School -The Book of Life
What They Forget to Teach You at School The modern world treats education with unique seriousness. Never in the history of humanity have so much thought and so…
november 2019
Death Stranding: The Kotaku Review
There is no elevator pitch for Death Stranding . Every inch of Death Stranding teems with meaning or implication. Even the stupidest and most pretentious…
game  review 
november 2019
Suketu Mehta: Populists around the world are winning the storytelling battle about migrants, Muslims
One day in the 1980s, my maternal grandfather was sitting in a park in suburban London. An elderly British man came up to him and wagged a finger in his face.…
october 2019
Budgeting 101: How to Create a Budget - NerdWallet
Divide your income among needs, wants, savings and debt repayment, using the 50/30/20 budget as a guide.
personal-finance  budgeting  money 
october 2019
Loksatta editorial on Maharashtra BJP Proposed Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar zws 70 | नक्की कोणते सावरकर? | Loksatta
सावरकरांना भारतरत्न पुरस्कार दिला जावा, या मागणीने आजचे नवहिंदुत्ववादी सुखावतीलही; पण हे सुख अज्ञानातील आहे.. खरे तर निवडणुकांच्या हंगामात भारतरत्न मुद्दा आणणे…
India  history  Maharashtra  politics  Marathi 
october 2019
Beautility, My Ultimate iPhone Setup - Better Humans - Medium
A guide to balancing beauty and utility on your iPhone Jason Stirman Oct 19, 2017 · 7 min read While I understand and appreciate the value of disconnecting from…
iPhone  iOS  productivity  minimalism 
september 2019
Workflowy: Just The Tool for Getting Things Done - Harald Carlens - Medium
Harald Carlens Dec 21, 2014 · 5 min read There’s a chance you’ve read Getting Things Done — a great book which at its core describes a system to externalise ‘to…
productivity  WorkFlowy  GTD 
september 2019
GTD in 15 minutes – A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Things Done
What is “GTD”? GTD—or “Getting things done”—is a framework for organizing and tracking your tasks and projects. Its aim is a bit higher than just “getting…
GTD  productivity 
september 2019
Sideways Dictionary
Sideways dictionary —
it's like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technology. Because if everyone understands technology better, we can make technology work better for everyone.
dictionary  technology 
september 2019
6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person | Cracked.com
12 Ridiculous (And Telling) Statistics From Around The World Jojo Rabbit Trailer Proves You Can Still Make 'Those' Films 5 Times Normal People Forced The Cops…
self-help  learning 
august 2019
How I use WorkFlowy to do my Best Work — Work Like An Artist
by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here . Photo Credit: Karl Rohde I believe getting organised is critical to doing your best work, consistently. As…
WorkFlowy  productivity 
august 2019
My Kids Don't Make Me Happy | HuffPost Life
"Kids won't make me happy." I've heard that statement, or statements to that effect, thousands of times. Enough that I should, by now, have a response prepared.…
june 2019
New Dad Survival Guide: Mindset Needed To Be a Successful New Parent | The Art of Manliness
Yesterday we talked about the “skillset” needed by new dads . Things like changing a diaper and burping a baby will come pretty easily with practice. Keeping a…
june 2019
New Dad Survival Guide: The Skillset You Need to be Successful | The Art of Manliness
When my daughter Scout recently passed the 3-months-old mark, I found myself reflecting on how smoothly adding her into the family has gone. Every newborn…
june 2019
Depalo - Locate the most insta worthy locations in any city!
Depalo is the ultimate location scout, revealing the best photo ops in each city. This easy-to-use app will lead you to the exact location of the most instagrammable murals, viewpoints and businesses so you can focus your time creating insta-worthy moments. Leave the mapping to us!

With the unique capability of saving locations and adding them to your ‘My Trips’ page, you’re able to adventure with ease, capturing the best of each city along the way. The world is beautiful, let Depalo take you there!
photography  Instagram  location  travel  iOS  app 
june 2019
Imagine No Religion | Nirmukta
On the 7th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the two candidates vying for the most powerful job in the world are set to disgrace…
june 2019
I Lazy to Read
Auto-summarize any online article into 5 key sentences & insights
TLDR  reading  online 
may 2019
Milanote - the tool for organizing creative projects
Milanote is an easy-to-use tool to organize your ideas and projects into visual boards.
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may 2019
Analyze and identify fake reviews
tool  shopping  review 
may 2019
12 Essential LOST Episodes That Prove It Changed Television - Nerdist
Almost 15 years on, Lost remains one of the most divisive television shows ever, a sci-fi mystery box rich with references, monsters, time travel , and…
TV  best-of  list 
april 2019
Solid: In-Between Simple & Sinister | StrongFirst
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”—St. Francis of Assisi. If somebody had told me that one…
kettlebell  training  program  exercise 
april 2019
Things Are Going So Well, Help Me Screw It Up, Part 2 | StrongFirst
By Dan John, Master SFG and Mike Warren Brown, SFG Note: Continued from Part 1 All too often we see well meaning instructors fresh out of a certification and…
kettlebell  training  guide 
april 2019
Kettlebell Styles: Hardstyle, Sport, CrossFit and Juggling
Hardstyle: definition and origins Hardstyle is a style of kettlebell training that emphasises power and tension. It’s called “hard” not because it’s more…
april 2019
Brain Rules for Baby Summary at
Baby seeks safety (survival) , above all else. Leaning will only happen when baby first feels safe. We are social beings, relating everything to others. Our…
parenting  baby  book  best-of 
march 2019
The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes
Crash-test dummies based on the ‘average’ male are just one example of a design that forgets about women – and puts lives at risk
women  design  feminism 
february 2019
The Triple Progression System Explained | StrongFirst
I’ve been asked numerous times to formally outline my triple progression system. In reality, it’s not mine—it’s as old as the hills. Bodybuilders have been…
kettlebell  training 
february 2019
How To Do The Perfect Kettlebell Clean | Breaking Muscle
As far as kettlebell training goes I don’t think there’s a more misunderstood exercise than the kettlebell clean. I’ve written previously about it here in terms…
kettlebell  exercise  guide 
february 2019
How To Do The Perfect Goblet Squat | Breaking Muscle
If you’ve hung out in gyms for long enough you know one thing – the bench press may be the lift the bros all use to signify their dominance in the gym, but when…
kettlebell  exercise  guide  squat 
february 2019
Marriage Is Not Meant to Make You Happy – Can We Talk? – Medium
T here are few things in society we’ve imbued with quite as much expectation and meaning as marriage. We grow up thinking the hardest part will be finding the…
marriage  relationships  happiness 
february 2019
Programming Strength, Part 3: Chasing Exhaustion – Bodytribe
Teaching at a Mental Meat Heads workshop I don’t care how you workout. Show me how you live! If you live to workout, perhaps you’ve got it backwards. I dig your…
january 2019
The Fighter Pull-up Program Revisited | StrongFirst
Last week we posted an outstanding article on training for the TSC by Jason Marshall, Senior SFG. Jason referenced the “Fighter Pull-up Program,” a plan by an unknown Russian author I wrote about a decade ago. The FPP is remarkable; you may have read how Amanda Perry, SFG progressed from 6 to 13 strict pull-ups in one month. We are reprinting the program by popular demand.
pullups  exercise  program 
january 2019
Naked Warrior Companion Thread Volume 1: Useful Add Ons | StrongFirst - Forum for Strength
This series of threads is meant to give a little bit more clarity on making the NW work.
fitness  calisthenics  best-of  exercise 
january 2019
[ Some ten or more years ago, John Allstadt was a fairly prominent figure on the Dragon Door forums, where he went by the moniker “JohnyPullups”. During that…
fitness  exercise  old-time  body 
january 2019
Activate | iCivics
Do you have a great idea about how to make positive change in your community? In Activate, you campaign for an issue of your choice. Manage your resources well and grow your organization from a few friends to a national movement! Engage the community and elected leaders to raise awareness and support for your cause. Good luck!
serious-game  game  online-game  Flash 
january 2019
प्रमाणभाषा आणि शुद्धभाषा यांच्यात नेमका काय फरक आहे
शुद्धभाषेचा आग्रह धरताना एकीकडे काहीजण "आमची बोली तीच शुद्ध बोली" असा आविर्भाव ठेवतात. तर दुसरीकडे "मला ही बोली जमत नाही म्हणून मी तिचं महत्त्वच नाकारतो. तिचे नियमच लाथाडतो." असाही एक कोल्ह्याला द्राक्षं आंबट छापाचा आविर्भाव दिसून येतो. या दोन्ही टोकाच्या आणि चुकीच्या भूमिकामांगे एकच गैरसमजुत आहे.
marathi  language  reddit 
december 2018
धर्म, अंधश्रध्दा नि तुम्ही आम्ही (एक शुन्य मी)- पु.ल.देशपांडे : marathi
भारतीय समाजप्रबोधनाच्या बाबतीत आपल्या देशातले नेते हे एक प्रकारच्या भ्रमातच वावरत होते असे मला वाटते. निखळ वैज्ञानिक दृष्टिकोनाचे एकूणच आपल्या देशातील हिंदूंना…
marathi  Pula-Deshpande  superstition  atheism 
december 2018
Dear Men, Feminism Needs You – Jessica Valenti – Medium
I was speaking at an event this week when someone asked a question I’ve been asked a hundred times before: How can feminists do a better job of reaching men?…
december 2018
advice_from_babybumps - predaddit
Advice for Predads from the Moms at /r/babybumps Advice for Predads from the Moms at /r/babybumps Having a pregnant significant other brings a lot of new…
parenting  baby  reddit 
december 2018
Mumbai's Moving In List | Brown Paper Bag
For the city that’s always moving, packing & shifting, we present a big fat resource list, with everything you need to shape up, ship out, or settle into a new home.
mumbai  guide 
november 2018
You’re Not Losing Fat Because You’re Eating Too Damn Much. Even When You Don’t Think You Are. Let Me Show You.
Seeing my OCD had a field trip on this article, I’ve added a table of contents to make it easier to navigate. Table of Contents Starvation Mode, Metabolic…
fitness  food 
october 2018
Fold N Fly ✈
Paper Airplane Designs
A database of paper airplanes with easy to follow folding instructions.
paper  craft  airplane  hobby  DIY 
october 2018
@gabbbarsingh Europe itinerary
A lot of people have messaged me asking for the itinerary of my trip. Truth is, I didnt make any itinerary. Just booked acco & flight tickets. And figured out what to do when I reached there.
1+2 nights (Brussels+Bruges)
3 (Amsterdam + a day trip to Zanse schans)
3 ( Prague)
itinerary  travel  Europe  twitter 
october 2018
Food thread
A twitter thread by @krishashok
food-hacks  cooking  food  twitter 
october 2018
#MeToo is not a punchline | Idaho Statesman
It’s been several months since stories about Harvey Weinstein , Matt Lauer and others ignited the #MeToo movement – calling out influential men who have abused…
october 2018
The Paradox of Bigger Wardrobes – Put This On
In his introduction to “The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less,” UC Berkeley professor Barry Schwartz recalls going to The Gap one day to buy some jeans. He…
minimalism  clothing 
october 2018
Opinion | The Tyranny of Convenience - The New York Times | By Tim Wu
Convenience is the most underestimated and least understood force in the world today. As a driver of human decisions, it may not offer the illicit thrill of Freud’s unconscious sexual desires or the mathematical elegance of the economist’s incentives. Convenience is boring. But boring is not the same thing as trivial.
october 2018
Opinion | In Praise of Mediocrity - The New York Times
In Praise of Mediocrity The pursuit of excellence has infiltrated and corrupted the world of leisure. Mr. Wu is the author of “The Attention Merchants: The Epic…
october 2018
Film Crit Hulk: Hannah Gadsby Rejects the Premise | Observer
Hannah Gadsby in Nanette. Netflix The Audience Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette is a towering achievement of stand-up comedy. Discussing why is difficult for many…
TV-show  entertainment  Netflix 
september 2018
'BoJack Horseman' Charts Complicated Paths to Forgiveness - The Atlantic
This story contains spoilers for Season 5 of BoJack Horseman. On this season of BoJack Horseman , the eponymous protagonist finds himself wrestling with a…
TV-show  entertainment  Netflix 
september 2018
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