My cab driver shares his tragic state of love affair.

This is a story about love. I was taking a cab to Pasir Ris Mrt after a wonderful lunch at a friend’s home when the conversation with the uncle turned to his Love life when I asked him how his day has been so far. Turns out he was madly in love with a lady who…

Sleep and the Teenage Brain | Brain Pickings

Biology’s cruel joke goes something like this: As a teenage body goes through puberty, its circadian rhythm essentially shifts three hours backward. Suddenly, going to bed at nine or ten o’clock at night isn’t just a drag, but close to a biological impossibility. Studies of teenagers around the globe have found that adolescent brains do…

Your body’s amazing reaction to water

Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:
Writer James Nestor explores the science of the “mammalian dive reflex,” the phenomenon by which water triggers an immediate decrease in heart rate. In 1949, a stocky Italian air force lieutenant named Raimondo Bucher decided to try a potentially deadly stunt in a lake on the island of Capri, Italy. Bucher would…

iDoodle.

“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” ― Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story The first actual portrait I tried to do with crayons. Inspiration: The Ikea painting I have in my room. Inspiration: Post card. After finishing this sketch,…

Letting go.

I find the door to my home closed as I exit the lift at my floor. I take the keys out of my bag and enter my home. Its 11:46pm. My parents have been waiting for me. I haven’t spoken to my father in months and my mother sometimes send me messages to make sure…

The Baked Brownie: Guest Post by @wallflourgirl

Originally posted on gotta get baked:
I have such a treat for you guys today! Remember my funfetti Rice Krispies post, where I sang the praises of my friend Ala, aka Wallflour Girl? Well, she’s guest posting for me today and she really went above and beyond, both with her writing and with her dessert.…

Vogue (January 2007)

Originally posted on Jolie-Pitt Press Archive:
The Bold and the Beautiful By Jonathan Van Meter Photographed by Annie Leibovitz Fresh from filming The Good Shepherd, Angelina Jolie opens up for the first time about falling for Brad, life as a mother of three, and why she doesn’t need a shoulder to cry on. It’s official:…

The Science of Creating Demand

Originally posted on Sean on Startups:
If you gave a random person your product for the first time, do you think they will immediately become a loyal customer? Maybe not for most products but definitely for your product, right? Right. Creating demand for your product is more than just building a great product. People have…