thecooknook: Have you ever wondered why drive through ATMs have braille on them? Here’s why: It’s cheaper to just make one prototype/plastic mold for the little key pads than to have two - one with braille and one without braille. Since walk-up ATMs need braille, the single prototype, also used on drive through ATMs, was designed with braille. Now you know.
yacht: Recently a few New Yorker friends of ours made the mistake of thinking Stumptown Coffee was actually native to New York and/or originated in Seattle. Stumptown is now roasting outside of New York City and being served in NYC cafés at a growing rate. This made me want to know more about the origin of the Portland nickname, so here we go: Stumptown was coined in a period of phenomenal...
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Hans Rosling: Let my dataset change your mindset (via TED Talks)
jakelodwick: An inspiring TED talk about architecture, with an evolutionary perspective. 18.5 min but good all the way through. via themadeshop.
Writing slows the rush of life, forcing awareness and reflection. As writing...– Donald Murray (via refinementuptake)
If you’ve got a small, fixable problem, people will rush to help, because people...– Seth’s Blog: Enormity (via soxiam)
What Are You Reading on the Subway? →
A poll conducted by the New York Times had 6,000 respondants to the question “What was the last book, magazine and newspaper you read on the subway?” The top magazines were The New Yorker and New York Magazine respectively.
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Burgerville Announces Latest Sustainability... →
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Julie Bidwell and Andrew Sansone get married →
Julie “Banderas” Bidwell and Andrew Sansone met on the set of Fox News, where he would bring dates to watch a show being taped. Four and half years and several breakups later, they’re ready to get married. (via NYT)
Utah Gets Tough With Texting Drivers
Under a new state law, texting motorists who cause traffic fatalities could be imprisoned for as long as 15 years and fined $10,000. (via NYT)
If there was an airline that flew more passengers than anyone else, but lost...– Jason Fried in “The Bar for Success in Our Industry is Too Low” (via cubicle17)
Teachability is often confused with subservience. A person is wrongly thought to...– Mortimer Adler (via azspot: dalasverdugo)