Research that will surely send a shiver down the spines of content producers and independent publishers such as myself… up to eighty-three percent of the content published online is unfit for human consumption:
Warning about the dangers of prolonged exposure to toxic text, graphics, and videos, a study released Thursday by the University of Florida found that 83 percent of web content is wholly unfit for human consumption. “Our data showed that the vast majority of online material proved to be fetid, noxious, or otherwise detrimental to an individual’s well-being,” said the study’s lead researcher, Jenny Pridham, who recorded hundreds of extremely adverse reactions among adults who made direct contact with one or more pieces of entertainment news, lists, advertisements, or viral content.
That has to mean you are, as you read these words, visiting one of the seventeen percent of websites that is ok.
Careful editing and cropping work prevents us from seeing the bigger picture when it comes to album cover photography… here’s a selection of covers from the likes of FatBoy Slim, Adele, Blur, and Michael Jackson, that gives an idea, maybe, of what we’re missing out on.
So what is the key, or for that matter, keys, to a long, healthy, life? To be succinct, your guess is as good as mine. One day we are told, say, coffee consumption is essential, the next day we are told that it is detrimental. So who, or what, to believe. This guide, prepared by The New York Times, may, or may not, be of assistance…
Make coffee, not war? The rise of capsule powered coffee brewing machines however is allowing us the choice… enter the Gatlino, a machine gun that uses said coffee capsules as ammunition. Capable of firing four thousand shots a minute, this gun is one formidable weapon. Or imaginary weapon, you didn’t think it actually existed, did you?
So, these days you work for yourself, by yourself, from home, whatever, but still – for reasons best known to yourself – miss being in an office environment. The politics. The policies. The procedures. The culture. The water cooler. The list goes on. Striking out on one’s own sure seems to have its drawbacks, doesn’t it?
Enter then Generic Office Roleplay (Facebook login required), possibly the best online simulation of an office I’ve ever seen.
The new management team thank you for your years of service and take this opportunity to tell you that the only changes which will be implemented in the next few months will be those that can clear the well defined process mapped out on pages 2814 to 2912 of your employee manual. We’re dedicated to red-tape, bureaucracy and efficiency.
With cafes now offering a variety of takeaway cup size options for coffee, caffeine lovers would appear to be spoilt for choice when comes to selecting a dose. Tom Scocca however makes the case that smaller is better, on the basis that larger cups of coffee don’t scale all that well.
When you drink a coffee larger than a small coffee, the coffee gets cold before you can finish it. You begin with a steaming, uplifting sip, and by gradual stages you end up sucking down cold, aroma-less dregs. Everyone knows this. Even people who disdain small coffee will confess that their larger beverages end in misery.
Is it possible to jump off the tube at Mansion House station, along the Circle and District lines of the London Underground, and rejoin the same train at Cannon Street station, by sprinting, at street level, between the two stations, that are a couple of hundred metres apart? Assuming there are no delays and the like, that is.