YouTuber pranks her followers with “photos from Bali” taken at her local IKEA – DIY Photography

People read a headline and believe they know all there is to know. People also see pictures taken by “influencers” and believe them. Ignoring the fact that the word ‘influence’ is literally what the creator calls themselves.

It could be precisely because of this trust, but also because people rarely take a good look at the content they see on social media.

Source: YouTuber pranks her followers with “photos from Bali” taken at her local IKEA – DIY Photography

Democrats Love a Good Fight (with each other)

I’ve recently begun listening to the Reply All podcast and came across a three part series that had me riveted. I have a habit of putting on a podcast with a 15 minute timer when I can’t sleep late at night. This series came me awake for the next 2 hours because I HAD to hear out the situation turned out.

Emanuel Dzotsi is an investigative journalist who decided to turn his attention to the Alabama Democratic State Party. If you are a Liberal Progressive Democrat, I HIGHLY recommend listening to Part 1. This series has a high production level and is on par with the storytelling of the Serial podcast.

#152 The Real Enemy, Part 1

#153 The Real Enemy, Part 2

#154 The Real Enemy, Part 3

Not All Artists Wear Capes

Puzzle mashup of train and horse

Tim Klein is equal parts artist, comedian, and cornball. And if what he does doesn’t bring a smile to your face, then there’s somethin’ wrong witcha’.

Klein creates puzzle mashups. And they are truly great.

And as an enthusiastic public speaker, I’m available to give a fun 20-to-45-minute talk and slideshow about my adventures with the obscure art of puzzle montage.

The Last of the EV1

This is possibly the most incredible automotive “barn find” in the last decade with a modern twist.

GM also bricked the cars’ control units to ensure those entities didn’t turn around and put their presents back on the road. Nice. Handed an extremely interesting paperweight, engineering students did what they always do: They took it apart. Many of the collegiate EV1s were completely stripped for parts that went into experimental race car builds or design projects. This one was not.

Easier said than done

This is by far the best piece of modern self-help writing I have read in several years. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck is obviously eye-catching, but goes surprisingly deep without wearing out the obvious schtick.

I highly recommend the book.

Because when we give too many fucks, when we choose to give a fuck about everything, then we feel as though we are perpetually entitled to feel comfortable and happy at all times, that’s when life fucks us.