Charles Bukowski Explains How to Beat Depression: Spend 3-4 Days in Bed and You’ll Get the Juices Flowing Again (NSFW)

I felt like sleeping for five years but they wouldn’t let me
—Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

I don’t know about you, but the grind gets me down. Day in, day out, the same routine, never a break but the odd vacation. And you know what they say about vacations; when you get back, you need another one. Used to be days were more regular, in the heydays of the unions. You put in your time and you get some back, enough at least for a good night’s sleep. No more. The machine never sleeps, and neither can we. If you have the good fortune to live in the U.S., you and I can call ourselves blessed residents of the most overworked nation in the world....more 

Blue Bottle Founder James Freeman’s Journey From Mozart to Cortados

Look back to San Francisco in August 2002 when James Freeman’s idea to start Blue Bottle Coffee began to take shape. You’ll see an uninspired professional clarinet player who decided to invest $20,000 to turn his hobby of roasting coffee into a business. It began with an espresso cart.

Sixteen years later, Blue Bottle has grown from that one humble coffee cart to 40 locations throughout the United States and Japan. ...more 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Liam Wong - Tokyo Nights

"One night it rained and the city came to life," he says, explaining how the series began. "I got lost in the beauty of Tokyo at night. I was fascinated by how the city lit up and I just kept taking picture after picture. It was like being inside Gaspar Noé’s film Enter The Void, or living in the cyberpunk world that Syd Mead had created in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner." - Liam Wong ...more 

What if you could turn random cellphone browsing into beautiful music?

Estimates vary, but smartphone-using Americans use between 2 and 5 megabytes of data a month. When it comes to data, the first thing that comes to people's minds is usually how much it costs — how much they can get for the best price. But what if you thought of your data as a creative device instead, a way to create a new type of art?

That's exactly what Lithuanian artist Andrius Šarapovas did for his Kinetic Generative Music Installation, which translates people’s Internet browsing on a 4G network into sound....more

A NASA study explains how to purify air with house plants

How do houseplants clean the air? A 1989 NASA study explains exactly how plants remove toxins from air by trapping them in their leaves, soil, and roots, and which houseplants clean air the best. 

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