From Holly, enjoy getting the iPhone's Siri to do your work for you? Here are 10 more gadgets you can boss around (until they come for you … fair warning!)
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Speaking of the Robot Revolution, the BBC tells us not to fear the robots so much as the people who make them. But isn't that just what a robot would say?
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Take this quiz to find your ancient philosophical guru (mine apparently is Zeno of Citium, the founder of what we know of as Stoicism) and then follow the video link to see a short clip to learn more about them!
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For having such a short history, relatively speaking, it's amazing how much I am still learning about it. For instance, these 5 hidden messages in the United States flag.
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Helpful for winter but also all year round (with lighter materials): 25 ways to tie a scarf.
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"Think surgery is painful now? Imagine it before anesthesia:" the curious beginnings of 5 common surgical tools
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These Weekend Links have been very heavily British-newspaper-sourced but here's another one just to complete the set: I've really been the enjoying David Mitchell's Soapbox videos. You'll probably either love him or hate him, but this one brings up something I feel pretty strongly about: "David questions the modern assumption that everything is quicker and easier to sort out by text, rather than via the mystical language of the mouth." Though why he's floating on a river of spaghetti, I cannot tell you.
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This is the link I am the most excited for this week, and I appreciate my friend Ryan Anderson for sharing it: F.lux. This free download will adjust your monitor settings before and after the sun sets to have a warm glow rather than the harsh blue light that can actually upset your sleep patterns. You can adjust how drastic the change is, but I can say anecdotally it's been fantastic for me. My eyes rejoice! Do you guys have any other monitor or productivity-enhancing apps that you use?
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