This is a great story of how one woman’s parents started to come to terms with her sexuality.
This is a fantastic article about the failure of the media, phone hacking, banking crisis, income inequality and the spy agency surveillance society. Instead of being written as a one page news article expressing outrage it builds a narrative, along with some fascinating diversions, to allow your mind to put the elements of the story together.
Save it for when you have some time and concentration, it’s really worth reading a few times.
Link: What the Fluck?
This is Richard Feynman’s method for solving problems. Most of the time when you’re failing to solve a problem it’s because you’ve forgotten step one.
Link: Feynman Algorithm
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.
Kata are choreographed movements conducted individually or in pairs. They’re most associated with martial arts but occur in the tea ceremony and are a strong part of awareness of the current moment in moving meditation. Interestingly they were developed to allow groups to work together in a coordinated fashion instead of acting in a disorderly individualistic manner.