- Here be monsters | Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science
Another compelling s/f short story published in Nature.
- In Defense of Reading | bread crumbs and candy cottage
Why read? Because “[e]veryone can hold a gun, but not everyone can lead a revolution”.
If you’re interested, you can read a compendium of posts which the same author has written on “The Importance of Reading”.
- New York Times Shifts its Framing of the Arrests at Occupy Wall Street | Sociological Images
“This is a great example of how important language is in framing events… . It’s also a great example of the power of certain individuals and institutions to shape how the rest of us understand reality”.
- How to Know What to Look For | Penelope Trunk Blog
To summarise (and please correct me if I’m wrong): don’t look for what you think you want; look for what you need.
- How to Procrastinate and Still Get Things Done | The Chronicle of Higher Education
“…begin by establishing a hierarchy of the tasks you have to do, in order of importance from the most urgent to the least important. Even though the most-important tasks are on top, you have worthwhile tasks to perform lower on the list. Doing those tasks becomes a way of not doing the things higher on the list”.
— Hence, the awesomeness of listography.com. In any case, read the article with some degree of scepticism.