You may not be Spider-man, but here’s what the life of a real spider is like. Shoot webs from one wall to another and make your way to the fly to tangle it up and eat it. But beware, there are bees in your path who will follow and sting you; best to avoid them.
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to children, and quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. In a TED talk, she explains the importance of grit.
A spaceman wakes up from his cryogenic sleep chamber to find he has crash-landed on an alien world. His hair and beard have grown long, and he must find a way to survive in this inhospitable environment. But someone’s watching him! A lovely animated short…
A recent blog post about how the brown wife of a journalist was allegedly mistreated at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner has renewed a focus on what it’s like being brown-skinned in America. Writer Amitava Kumar pens a wonderful essay on exactly what it’s like.
The fall of Saddam Hussein was the beginning of a new world for the Kurds – a Sunni Muslim group in the north-west of Iraq who were often ill-treated. Kurdistan is now an autonomous entity within Iraq, and has flourished into a bustling, functional society.