Zen and the art of cleaning, from a post spotted on a blog – What Japan can teach us about cleanliness.
When children’s lunch is reduced to cold food and biscuits, something is seriously awry
Exams, rules, timetables: do teachers know what’s best for children? Increasing numbers of British parents don’t think so.
Bloc issues 16-page document and leaves open possibility of visa requirement for Britons
Edward Snowden: ‘The people are still powerless, but now they’re aware’
How Tolkien created Middle-earth
Social media copies gambling methods ‘to create psychological cravings’
The Declutter Experiment
In late 2017, Cal Newport invited his mailing list subscribers to participate in an experiment he called the digital declutter.
The idea was simple. During January 2018, participants would take a break from “optional technologies” in their lives, including, notably, social media. At the end of the 31-day period, the participants would then rebuild their digital lives starting from a blank slate — only allowing back in technologies for which they could provide a compelling motivation.
Cal expected around 40 – 50 people would agree to participate in this admittedly disruptive exercise.
His guess was wrong.