Father Builds Incredible Treehouse for His Children An incredible father and Reddit user decided to do something most dads would love to be able to do for their children: he was going to build a tree house. It wasn’t just any treehouse, though. It was a custom-made, incredibly well-designed treehouse that could make most adults jealous. The hours of hard work that this dad put into building the treehouse were well worth it, though.
Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous? Film - Moeder It is said that children inherit their parent’s histories, that the scars of one generation diminished through time become the scars of the next. Director Roma D’Arrietta grew up hearing fragments of her mother Sacha’s tumultuous life. ‘Moeder’ chronicles Sacha’s story, from her beginnings in post war Holland where the effects of the holocaust are still tied to those around her, including her parents. Sacha is an only child, which in her innocence is something of joy as she finds happiness in her small trio. However, the trio begins to fall apart, when she is fourteen her mother commits suicide.
Open Source Ecology We are offering workshops at Factor e Farm and also at other sites in North America. OSE workshops are intended to provide you with immersion, hands-on training in practical skills – so you can Build Yourself – and thereby build the world around you. The goal is to lay to rest the myth of technology – to tame technology so that it truly serves human needs – as opposed to humans serving the needs of technology. The way to such mastery, autonomy, and purpose is lowering the barriers to understanding and hacking the technosphere around us – unleashing both information and raw horsepower – ecologically and regeneratively. Upcoming Workshops Past Workshops
Pit Greenhouses Pit Greenhouses Depending on latitude, but despite above ground air temperatures (and wind chill), 6 to 8 feet down into the earth, temperatures remain fairly constant, between 50 and 60°F. Meaning your pit greenhouse will be much warmer than an above ground greenhouse in winter and that cool earth will keep temps bearable in the summer.
The Greatest Enemy of Privacy Is Ambiguity - By J.M. Berger The details of who is listening to what and who knew may be decidedly unclear, but it's hard to escape the clamor over one of our most cherished possessions: privacy. But that word, and the concept behind it, is fluid, subjective, contextual, and self-referential -- shifting sands that have come to the forefront in our torturous public debate about NSA surveillance. In their formative years, most people discover the dictionary game -- in which you look up a word and then look up all the words used in the first word's definition. Then-And-Now Photos Of The Girl From That Iconic LEGO Ad Show Just How Much Has Changed What a difference 33 years makes. Back in 1981, Rachel Giordano was a red-headed 4-year-old child model with pigtails and baggy jeans, starring in a LEGO ad -- in a time when toys did not yet scream pink or blue. Today she's a 37-year-old doctor (still with thick red hair and a proud grin), recreating her ad to send the message that creativity is not a boy thing or a girl thing. Last month, when HuffPost Parents resurfaced the 1981 ad as an example of what toy advertising should be, it was popping up all over social media.
20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Superb Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life As a hopeless lover of both letters and famous advice, I was delighted to discover a letter 20-year-old Hunter S. Thompson — gonzo journalism godfather, pundit of media politics, dark philosopher — penned to his friend Hume Logan in 1958. Found in Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience (public library | IndieBound) — the aptly titled, superb collection based on Shaun Usher’s indispensable website of the same name — the letter is an exquisite addition to luminaries’ reflections on the meaning of life, speaking to what it really means to find your purpose.
How Kano turned Patrick, aged eight, into a computer programmer "So we're going to talk to a computer and ask it to change Minecraft?" Patrick, my eight-year-old son, sounds both excited and dubious. "How will we talk to it?" "Well, we'll type in what we want it to do," I say, confidently. (Parenting is all about confidence.) "And it will do what we say? The Greatest Enemy of Privacy Is Ambiguity - By J.M. Berger The details of who is listening to what and who knew may be decidedly unclear, but it's hard to escape the clamor over one of our most cherished possessions: privacy. But that word, and the concept behind it, is fluid, subjective, contextual, and self-referential -- shifting sands that have come to the forefront in our torturous public debate about NSA surveillance. In their formative years, most people discover the dictionary game -- in which you look up a word and then look up all the words used in the first word's definition. Properly executed, this exercise teaches us something important about the power and challenge of language -- how some of our most important words drift into meaninglessness because their definitions are circular, while others bloat into unmanageable complexity due to the number of additional, definable terms needed to describe them. There is a long road from "belonging to a particular person" to "personal and not publicly expressed."