Archive for the ‘Ideas’ Category


A New Car UI: How touch screen controls in cars should work

A New Car UI
How touch screen controls in cars should actually work

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“Piero Lissoni” by Matthew Donaldson – NOWNESS

The filmmaker follows the Italian designer and architect to his sun-soaked Tuscan retreat to discuss simplicity, innovation and inspiration.

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Human Sexuality is Complicated…

How should we talk about sexuality, what is the difference between sex and gender…and between sexual orientation and sexual behavior.

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“Daphne’s Window” by Brennan Stasiewicz – NOWNESS

The documentary filmmaker infiltrates the cosseted world of eccentric fashion patron and socialite Daphne Guinness as she prepares for her recent call-to-arms in the windows of Barneys, New York.

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10 top time-saving tech tips – David Pogue

Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t.

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Your body language shapes who you are (Amy Cuddy)

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.

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Viktor Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning

Have you read Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s Search for Meaning?

If not, do yourself a favor and stop what you are doing and read it this week.

This book argues that meaning, not success or happiness, is the driving pursuit of human life.

Even in the worst imaginable circumstances, Frankl believes that man’s spirit can rise above his surroundings.

Frankl wrote:

    “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”

    “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.”

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My Potato Project; The Importance of “Organic”

A child’s experiment turns into a lesson on the toxins in our food supply.

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