The original pilates poses are a great core workout to this day and you don’t need any expensive equipment or DVDs to do them.
Beautiful hand painted recreation of Blade Runner at a tighter running time than Ridley Scott ever managed.
I only buy cheap headphones but this guide helps ensure they’re cheap headphones that work well with options at every price level and style. The best advise is:
avoid products made by Skullcandy, Bose, Beats, or Monster unless otherwise specified in this thread
Link: Headphone Buying Guide
If you care about securing your documents then using TrueCrypt to create a secure folder to store documents is a great way to make sure you don’t have to panic quite as much if you loose your laptop. This guide is a great introduction and tutorial on setting it up.
Great article by Tim Harford about how to short the housing bubble in London. There certainly is a bubble and when interest rates go up there will be problems but predicting when and how dramatically things will fall is impossible and will almost certainly burn people trying to short companies with large London property portfolios. The article is a great overview of the market, common fallacies, and how a deflation of the bubble might play out.
Asakusa is a small, fairly tatty, pretty cheap (for London) Japanese restaurant in Camden. The food is fantastic and extremely varied. The salmon head, although it’s pretty unappealing to western eyes, contains some of the best salmon meat you’ll ever taste and the tea is wonderful.
Many of your memories are not real. Reading this article made me consider my early memories. I’ve long realised that some are formed from photos I’ve later seen of events but the article made me realise how much importance the brain places on narrative and how memories are recorded and reinforced to support those built narratives.