Paul Miller of the online tech magazine, The Verge, has finally finished his year of living without the internet. Guess what! You can be just as unproductive without Reddit and Facebook.
Reuters reports this morning that the UN has evidence that the Syrian Rebels used the Sarin gas, not the Assad regime. Score one for Obama having played it close to the chest on this one. Score zero to whoever is found to have provided the rebels with chemical weapons.
Maria Popova, the Bulgarian writer behind the blog Brain Pickings, loves literature. For proof, look no farther than the mountains of tips for writers by writers on the site. Between her work and the millions of other pontifications published by writers out there, it’s almost impossible for an aspiring writer today to find a path of his or her own. Yet trying to take someone else’s path is strangely addictive. To fuel the addiction, feast your eyes on some of the best that they have to offer on writing.
Al Jazeera’s Patricia Vieira asks “Does reading make you smarter?” While there is no doubt that literature can have a huge effect on our lives, there is no panacea for making people good writers or to make them like reading.