Txchnologist: Power Walking, Literally →
txchnologist: by Txchnologist Staff Rice University mechanical engineering students have built a prototype shoe fitting that generates enough energy to power portable electronics and recharge batteries. The fitting, called PediPower, diverts the energy of heel strikes while walking, which would…
Date a girl who doesn’t read. Find her in the weary squalor of a Midwestern bar....– “You Should Date An Illiterate Girl” by Charles Warnke (via 33113)
Boston, from One Citizen of the World Who Calls...
newyorker: Haruki Murakami shares his experience running the Boston Marathon and reflects on why the race is a meaningful race to runners around the globe: http://nyr.kr/12uvnks Illustration by Ed Nacional. In the past thirty years, I’ve run thirty-three full marathons. I’ve run marathons all over the world, but whenever someone asks me which is my favorite, I never hesitate to answer:...
Chris Arnade Photography: Political Rant:... →
arnade: (Prince with “How to Spend it” from FT) Before spending the last two years photographing and writing about Hunts Point, New York’s poorest neighborhood, I worked on Wall Street for twenty years. I get asked often, “What have you learned from those two different experiences?” My…
What You Should Know About Chechnya as the Boston... →
Before the suspects of the Boston Marathon bombing were even identified, some of the least educated, least thinking among us were already Tweeting hatred toward Muslims. Since then, one of the terrorists has already been killed by the police in a firefight. The other one was recently captured. They are Chechen brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. As it turns out, these terrorists were, in...
“What About Livingstone” by...
You May Leave Boston, But Boston Never Leaves You →
I joined the cross-country team for a season in my sophomore year, running laps around the park behind the school in the brittle chill of the New Jersey autumn. As a freshman and as a senior at Columbia, I somehow managed to wake up early enough on a Friday for President Bollinger’s Annual 5K Fun Run in Riverside Park. The longest race I’ve run so far was the Montclair YMCA 10K. In the...
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Medical workers run a badly injured man past the finish line the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) ...
One Tiny German Town, Seven Big Michelin Stars →
aic-edu: Nicholas Kulish reports on the small German town of Black Forest, with a population of just 16,000 but not one, but two three-Michelin-star restaurants. Three-star chef Harald Wohlfahrtof the Schwarzwaldstube has not only defended his restaurant’s reputation for more than two decades, trained five of the nine three-star chefs in Germany, developed meals for European astronauts in orbit,...
Why You Won’t Be the Person You Expect to Be →
aic-edu: The “end-of-history illusion is a commonly-held perception that, at any given point in our lives, we feel that we’ve done all the growing there is to be done and our maturity level has reached its peak. The full text of The New York Times article, ”Why You Won’t Be the Person You Expect to Be” by John Tierney, is below: When we remember our past selves, they seem quite different. We...
Momofuku? More like Momofoucault! AMIRITE?! HA. PUNS.
Won a four-day, three-night tour of Hong Kong and Macao for two,valued at 3,000 RMB / $480 at the company raffle last night. Also spent 4,500 RMB / $720 to win a date with a coworker (who’s also a friend of more than four years) at the company charity date auction. (I guess this more than exceeds my $25 per month to a charity or cause pledge. Overall, the charity auction raised 189,000 RMB /...