fastcompany:

Some of these ad concepts are better than what you see coming out of major agencies—and they were all conceived by felons, a reminder that creativity is born from life experience. Read more>

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fastcompany:

The data team at Verge has a great infographic researching the Top 20 Startups of All Time. Check it out.

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life:

Women of the Winter Olympics: vintage photos of amazing athletes.  (Photo: George Silk—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

life:

Women of the Winter Olympics: vintage photos of amazing athletes.

(Photo: George Silk—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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fastcompany:

  • "…it snaps a photo of the fridge’s contents whenever you open the door, allowing you to check what food you already have before you stop off at the store on your way home from work.”

  • Your SmartThings hub could detect that you’ve woken up, either through a motion sensor outside your bedroom or a biometric wristband like the Jawbone Up, and turn on the lights in your kitchen and activate the outlet to which your coffee pot is connected, starting the coffee brewing if you had the foresight to put the grinds in the night before. When you enter the kitchen, motion sensors could trigger a Sonos speaker to give you a weather report and play the news. When you leave for work, the home senses that you are gone and shuts everything down.”

2014: The year companies try to make the kitchen the smartest room in the house

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nprbooks:

Via The Paris Review, William Faulkner’s one weird trick for understanding his own writing.  More of the Faulkner interview here.

And you can hear one of TPR founder George Plimpton’s last interviews, with NPR’s own Jacki Lyden, here. (I tagged along as a baby production assistant!)

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guardian:

The coldest city in the world - in pictures 

While the US recovers from the recent polar vortex, in the city of Yakutsk, locals continue daily life in -45C (-49F). Located on the permanently frozen tundra of Russia’s far east, Yakutsk is generally considered the coldest city in the world. Photographs: Amos Chapple

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