Kurt Vonnegut worked at a car dealer after publishing his first novel, and Philip Glass worked as a plumber while crafting his music. So while you may be itching to ditch your 9 to 5, take a lesson from these legendary creatives and pursue your passions while still collecting a pay check.
You would think people might be concerned when they live in societies with big, ugly, entrenched gaps between rich and poor. But those in the United States generally don’t, according to recent survey data from the Pew Research Center.
Don’t confuse caring with awareness: According to another Pew survey from July of 2012, nearly two-thirds of Americans know that income inequality has grown worse over the last decade. But despite having a measure of income inequality three to four times wider than most developed democracies, only 47% of the population thinks it’s a problem.
The key to solving complex problems may be to simplify as much as possible and approach them with a beginner’s mind.
“The hidden Net is no different than the Internet in the early 1990s. The original pioneers using the Internet were criminals and pornographers trying to figure out how to make money with it. And then came everyone else. This is the same situation we’re in now, where early adopters are exploring the hidden networks and figuring out how to make money or just exist within it.”
Andrew Lewman, executive director of the Tor Project
from "Could The Road To The "Dark Web" Be The Right One?," which examines whether browsing below the corporate and governmental radar may start to lose its underworldly taboo as concerns about surveillance grow.
The jewelry, by Aroha Silhouettes, turns the molecular structures of coke, meth, LSD, and more into intricate accessories. I’ll take the overdose necklace, please.
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On the heels of its critically acclaimed Walking Dead game series, Telltale Games is now taking on another Hollywood property and adapting it into an interactive experience: HBO’s Game of Thrones. The first title will be released in 2014. The news has incited much buzz in the games world, given Telltale’s track record of borrowing the best from TV—focusing on characters and strong story lines, and even releasing games in episodes—in order to create an immersive experience that goes far beyond your typical shoot-em-up adrenaline rush.
Like other service dogs for people with disabilities, Duffy actually already knew how to load and unload a washing machine. But dogs couldn’t start machines until a UK engineer created a voice-activated washer. Bark, and it’s on.
Want to have a clearer head a more engaged workday and get wiser faster? Then you might want to write this down.
She’s lived and breathed GM most of her life. She’s worked there since age 18. “I was on the line … all day long,” the now first female CEO of a major American automobile company recently told Fast Company editor-at-large Jon Gertner over tea. Here’s a look into how Barra will lead GM.
This is far and away the craziest cat litter commercial you will see today.
When Jeremy Stoppelman founded Yelp, he didn’t expect to be at the helm of a billion dollar business. The odds were against him.
"At the time you don’t really realize what’s going on, you’re just trying to make something successful," he says. "The initial idea that we had didn’t actually work. We had to pivot quite substantially."
Topping the list is Ylvis’s music video The Fox.