The Terror of a ‘No’
But here’s the key reason to try asking. We just don’t know where people are with their plans. And we can be sure of this by looking at our own experience. There are a surprising number of things we would theoretically give other people, if only they asked.
advice 
january 2017
The best films of 2016 | Sight & Sound | BFI
Toni Erdmann
Moonlight
Elle
Certain Women
American Honey
I, Daniel Blake
Manchester by the Sea
Things to Come (L’Avenir)
Paterson
The Death of Louis XIV
Personal Shopper
Sieranevada
Fire at Sea
Julieta
Nocturama
Cameraperson
La La Land
Love & Friendship
Aquarius
Victoria
Embrace of the Serpent
Everybody Wants Some!!
Evolution
Hell or High Water
O.J.: Made in America
film 
january 2017
The Gift of Death – George Monbiot
The best things in life are free, but we’ve found a way of selling them to you.
capitalism  consumerism 
january 2017
How People Learn to Become Resilient - The New Yorker
From a young age, resilient children tended to “meet the world on their own terms.” They were autonomous and independent, would seek out new experiences, and had a “positive social orientation.” “Though not especially gifted, these children used whatever skills they had effectively,” Werner wrote. Perhaps most importantly, the resilient children had what psychologists call an “internal locus of control”: they believed that they, and not their circumstances, affected their achievements. The resilient children saw themselves as the orchestrators of their own fates.
resilience  pyschology 
october 2016
The 50 Most Popular MOOCs of All Time
For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of 50 of the most popular MOOCs, based on enrollment figures for all sessions of a course.
learning 
september 2016
The vanishing civility*
Civility is more than being polite. I have encountered a good number of “polite” and smiling fools, who have mastered an astounding capacity for incivility. Politeness can be manipulated to befriend the hypocrite and the conceited, who repeatedly destroy and vilify.
offence 
august 2016
William James on the Psychology of Habit
1. The acquisition of a new habit, or the leaving off of an old one, we must take care to launch ourselves with as strong and decided an initiative as possible. Accumulate all the possible circumstances which shall reenforce the right motives; put yourself assiduously in conditions that encourage the new way; make engagements incompatible with the old; take a public pledge, if the case allows; in short, envelop your resolution with every aid you know. This will give your new beginning such a momentum that the temptation to break down will not occur as soon as it otherwise might; and every day during which a breakdown is postponed adds to the chances of its not occurring at all.

2. Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life. Each lapse is like the letting fall of a ball of string which one is carefully winding up; a single slip undoes more than a great many turns will wind again. Continuity of training is the great means of making the nervous system act infallibly right … It is surprising how soon a desire will die of inanition if it be never fed.

3. Seize the Very first possible opportunity to act on every resolution you make, and on every emotional prompting you may experience in the direction of the habits you
aspire to gain. It is not in the moment of their forming, but in the moment of their producing motor effects, that resolves and aspirations communicate the new ‘set’ to the brain.
psychology  habits 
july 2016
I used to think homeopathy was helpful. Now I’m a critic. So what happened?
More generally, this type of research brought the realisation that homeopathy carries a real and significant risk: whenever it is used to replace an effective intervention for a serious condition, it can become a risk to life.
health  homeopathy 
july 2016
CSS Stats
Get stats on your CSS. Number of selectors, colours, fonts e.t.c
css  tools 
july 2016
Colours
A great resource for selecting CSS colours
css  design 
july 2016
4 Steps of Analytical Thinking
1. Identification. Identify the type of problem. Look at what is presented and draw an idea of the type of problem you are dealing with. Reasoning behind the problem.

2. Selection. How am I going to solve it? What tools, techniques, methods do I need to solve. Why should I use them.

3. Apply the tools, techniques and methods you've selected.

4. Produce an answer.
psychology  tools 
july 2016
Pony Foo
JavaScript consulting, modularity, front-end architecture, performance, and more. Authored by Nicolás Bevacqua
javascript  development 
july 2016
WebAIM: Color Contrast Checker
Test the contrast of background and foreground colours.
tools 
july 2016
The Four Tools of Discipline
Peck’s argument is based on the notion that most of us want to avoid problems – they are painful and often lead us to confront our humanity.
productivity  psychology 
july 2016
Always use a label — Simple = Human
Sometimes designers oversimplify a form by removing the labels. The problem is that minimal does not always mean it’s simple — which is certainly the case for labels. Labels, in fact, are an essential part of designing easy-to-use forms.
UX  design 
july 2016
Pigments Atom Package
Pigments will scan source files in your project directories looking for colors and will build a palette with all of them.
atom 
july 2016
A Color Picker for Atom
Right click and select Color Picker, or hit CMD-SHIFT-C/CTRL-ALT-C to open it. Currently reads HEX, HEXa, RGB, RGBa, HSL, HSLa, HSV, HSVa, VEC3 and VEC4 colors – and is able to convert between the formats.
atom 
july 2016
Learned optimism
Seligman invites pessimists to learn to be optimists by thinking about their reactions to adversity in a new way.
psychology 
june 2016
Bushido: Way of Total Bullshit
The term bushido calls forth ghosts of Japan's hallowed samurai class. A class so bent on preserving honor, they'd rather slit their own bellies in ritualistic suicide than live a shamed existence.
history 
june 2016
Adobe Color CC
Create colour palettes
tools  design 
june 2016
What to teach your boys – prevent violence with one simple idea
Here is what I told my friend, the father of two boys (old enough now to speak their gender identity, and happy in the identity of “boy”) who helped that survivor:

People get to choose how they touch and get touched.
gender 
june 2016
Happiness for Sale
Do Experiential Purchases Make Consumers Happier than Material Purchases?
experience 
june 2016
We'll Always Have Paris - Gilovich, Kumar
The Hedonic Payoff from Experiential and Material Investments
experience 
june 2016
Transgender people: 10 common myths
Transgender issues have become a major front in the battle over LGBTQ rights. But there are still many misconceptions about trans people, who identify with a gender different from the one assigned to them at birth.
gender 
june 2016
The Mistrust of Science
What you have gained is far more important: an understanding of what real truth-seeking looks like. It is the effort not of a single person but of a group of people—the bigger the better—pursuing ideas with curiosity, inquisitiveness, openness, and discipline. As scientists, in other words.
june 2016
Common Errors in English Usage
Search for common errors in writing.
writing 
june 2016
Under attack | The Economist
But if I have a right not to be offended, that means someone must police what you say about me, or about the things I hold dear, such as my ethnic group, religion, or even political beliefs. Since offence is subjective, the power to police it is both vast and arbitrary.
offence 
june 2016
Moving Forward on Basic Incom
In our pilot, the income will be unconditional; we’re going to give it to participants for the duration of the study, no matter what. People will be able to volunteer, work, not work, move to another country—anything.
basic-income 
june 2016
Survivorship Bias
The mentalist Derren Brown once predicted he could flip a coin 10 times in a row and have it come up heads every time. He then dazzled UK television audiences by doing exactly that, flipping the coin into a bowl with only one cutaway shot for flair. How did he do it? He filmed himself flipping coins for nine hours until he got the result he wanted. He then edited out all the failures and presented the single success.
luck 
may 2016
Why are some people so much luckier than others?
James Scott Bumgarner, more famous as James Garner, film and TV star, passed away recently at the age of 86. Many people have been writing about how great a guy he was and stories about his life.
luck 
may 2016
Good Poker Players Aren't Lucky
His study of more than a billion hands of online Texas Hold'em found that 85.2 percent of the hands were decided without a show of cards. In other words, players' betting decisions were of overwhelming importance in determining the outcome. Of the remaining 14.8 percent, almost half were won by a player who didn't hold the best hand but instead had induced the player with the best hand to fold before the showdown.
luck 
may 2016
Fortuna
Fortuna's identity as personification of chance events was closely tied to virtus (strength of character). Public officials who lacked virtues invited ill-fortune on themselves and Rome: Sallust uses the infamous Catiline as illustration – "Truly, when in the place of work, idleness, in place of the spirit of measure and equity, caprice and pride invade, fortune is changed just as with morality".
luck 
may 2016
The Rejection Book: Good luck, bad luck, who knows?
It's hard to evaluate something in a given moment. Our reactions are too immediate for implications that are often long term - with benefits and downsides that are hard to predict. Let go of the moment and instead try saying to yourself, good luck, bad luck, who knows?
luck 
may 2016
The Luxury of Obliviousness
The luxury of obliviousness is an integral part of privilege, the ability of whites to act as if they have no race at all but are simply human beings, while people of color must have what W.E.B. DuBois called a double consciousness.
privilege 
may 2016
Raising the Achievement of Minority Ethnic Pupils (2003)
While over half of White, Indian and Chinese pupils now achieve at least five good GCSE passes, the same is true for just three in ten Black Caribbean children and four in ten of those of Pakistani or Black African origin.
privilege 
may 2016
Ethnicity and deprivation in England
This briefing shows that all ethnic minority groups in England
are more likely to live in deprived neighbourhoods than the
White British majority.
privilege 
may 2016
Redefining capitalism | McKinsey & Company
Today our culture celebrates money and wealth as the benchmarks of success. This has been reinforced by the prevailing theory. Suppose that instead we celebrated innovative solutions to human problems. Imagine being at a party and rather than being asked, “What do you do?”—code for how much money do you make and what status do you have—you were asked, “What problems do you solve?” Both capitalism and our society would be the better for it.
capitalism  society 
may 2016
The Numbers in Black And White: Ethnic Disparities In The Policing And Prosecution Of Drug Offences In England And Wales | Release
This report demonstrates that the policing and prosecutions of drug possession offences in England and Wales is unduly focussed on black and minority communities.
privilege 
april 2016
Flexbox Patterns
Flexbox is awesome, but it introduces many new concepts that can make it difficult to use. These interactive examples will show you practical ways to use it to build UI components.
development 
april 2016
Why Garbagemen Should Earn More Than Bankers
If we want this century to be one in which all of us get richer, then we’ll need to free ourselves of the dogma that all work is meaningful. And, while we’re at it, let’s also get rid of the fallacy that a higher salary is automatically a reflection of societal value.
society  economics 
april 2016
All Pricing is Relative. How To Make That Work in Your Favor.
Pricing not just on relative value but relative competition.
product_design 
april 2016
The first rule of pricing is: you do not talk about pricing
Price is the crudest, and most subtle, message you can send about your product, so it’s worth getting it right.
Running experiments is the best way to achieve that.
product_design 
april 2016
Best Netflix TV Shows
A mixture of BBC classics, Netflix Originals, foreign hits and soon-to-be cult favourites, here’s - in no particular order - the very best that UK Netflix has to offer.
tv 
april 2016
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group.
privilege 
april 2016
Intersectionality
Intersectionality (or intersectional theory) is the study of overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination.
society 
april 2016
What is neoliberalism? / Boing Boing
Neoliberalism is the ideology of Hayek, Friedman, Reagan, Thatcher, Pinochet, Mulroney and the other business-lionizing, union-bashing, greed-is-good politicians who effectively took over the world in the early 1980s, when Thatcher famously declared "There is no alternative."
politics 
april 2016
Everyday Carry - What are your EDC essentials?
Find inspiration for your daily essentials from the best of our community.
tools 
april 2016
Walking on Custard: How Physics Helps Anxious Humans
Comedian, author, and physicist Neil Hughes lived with anxiety for years before he had a strange realisation: anxiety is just like custard! This surprising pudding-based insight led to a new approach to his mental health.
psychology 
april 2016
I Hired A Life Coach To Help Me Make Friends
Can Steven transform his life from awkward introvert to social butterfly in just 1 week?
psychology 
april 2016
Hell Is Other People: A Self-Help Guide to Social Anxiety
Performer Byron Vincent is unfazed when entertaining an audience but is terrified of making conversation with strangers. He embarks on a quest to overcome his paralyzing fear of social situations.
psychology 
april 2016
The Largest Ever Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender: 2,000 scripts, 25,000 actors, 4 million lines
To begin answering these questions, we Googled our way to 8,000 screenplays and matched each character’s lines to an actor. From there, we compiled the number of words spoken by male and female characters across roughly 2,000 films, arguably the largest undertaking of script analysis, ever.
gender 
april 2016
Yoga Stretch Class for Beginners
A Stretch Class for Beginners I
Good shoulder stretches
Week 1 Class 1
yoga 
april 2016
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