A controversial property site makes prospective tenants compete via auctions for somewhere to live.
Samsung has had quite a week with the debut of the Galaxy S8 — now available for preorder — but if you’re not looking to spend $720 to $850 on a phone (or any product, for that matter) we’ve rounded up our five favorite deals of the week.
- As my colleague Nick Statt pointed out earlier this week, Amazon is giving Prime members $30 to $50 discounts on nearly its entire e-reader line. Until April 3rd, they’re offering $30 off Kindle, $30 off Paperwhite, $50 off Voyage (which almost never goes on sale), $30 off Kindle for Kids Bundle, $50 off Paperwhite Essential Bundle, and $75 off Voyage Essential Bundle. These discounts are better than Amazon’s Black Friday Kindle sales, which is why this is our top deal this week.
- B&H has a pretty…
Cats seem to dominate the internet, but does looking at Grumpy Cat actually make you feel better?
Don’t be so quick to say “yes, obviously.” People love cat videos and, in fact, cat videos consistently have one of the highest views per category on YouTube. But while it may be taken for granted that looking at cute animals improves mood, researchers have wondered whether looking at cats when we’re supposed to be doing something else makes us feel guilty for procrastinating. So you see that the answer is not as obvious as it might seem at first.
I’ll let the title speak of the relevant paper speak for itself: “Emotion regulation, procrastination, and watching cat videos online: Who watches Internet cats, why, and to what effect?” It was…
We shouldn’t confuse a great idea with where it came from
It’s a new month, which means there is another stack of books hitting bookstores to check out.
I recently finished John Scalzi’s The Collapsing Empire, and I had a lot of fun reading it. I’ve largely enjoyed the books that I’ve read from him, and I had the chance to chat with him back in February about this new one.
It’s a very utilitarian space opera novel, one that’s fun to sink into, but it isn’t quite as serious as books like Ann Leckie’s Ancillary novels or Iain M. Banks’ Culture series. As Scalzi noted in the interview, it’s his job to be a gateway author for the science fiction genre, and I can see how this book would be a nice jumping-off point for some of the other, heady books in the canon.
In the meantime, though, there’s a…
Here are 4 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Career
The weekend is the perfect time to charge your creative battery and fill your well.