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The holiday season can be a saccharine overload - consider the case of heiress Sunny von Bulow, who fell into a comatose state from which she'd never wake following a 1982 Christmas celebration. Authorities accused her husband Claus of attempting to murder her by injecting her with insulin. Claus maintained that Sunny had, like so many of us during the holiday festivities, merely overindulged - in her case with an eggnog/barbiturate cocktail.

One jury found Claus guilty. Another found him innocent. Sunny died, still in a coma, in 2008. A very good movie, Reversal of Fortune, was made about the whole thing. It's a much better movie than Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, or any other Christmas movie I can think of except maybe Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

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I've recently acquired a pair of track pants. They are soft. They are warm. They are comfortable. I haven't worn or even thought of wearing track pants since childhood, instead opting for jeans from dawn til dusk, but I've since rediscovered a world of comfort known only to those who don soft pants. I suggest you do the same.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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I am not an audiophile, but I do love convenience. And comfort. And it is quite inconvenient when you just want to use your headphones to drown out the subway and find yourself tangled in a cord like an invasive weed, or when the sound is dominated by the rustling stethoscopic vibrations of said cord. It is more convenient to have no wires at all. If you are also a fan of convenience, perhaps you should try some wireless Bluetooth headphones.

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One of the confounding problems with a number of "gaming" headsets is that so many of them look like gaming headsets. Which is fine if you're at home in front of the computer, but if you want to buy a headset that can also be the headphones you listen to out and about, The Arctis 5 from SteelSeries is a great option.

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Keeping my glasses from slipping down my face is a constant battle. It's a classic nerd trope that holds true, for me, and I've been losing the fight against gravity. But I've found some help in the form of Nerdwax.

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Reading Marion Nestle's Food Politics will make you feel like a speck in a universe of giants. Corporations alternately battle and collude with the United States government in chapter after chapter, spending billions of dollars to influence what the consumer chooses to put in their mouth.

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If you know someone who is gearing up to travel, looking to tidy up their home, or wrangle their chaotic cables, we've got you covered. These gifts can help the most disorderly of people in your life achieve organisational nirvana.