Several of today’s top nonfiction authors aren’t only superb scribes — they’re also among the most profound podcasters in the industry. In fact, many of the minds behind the most popular titles on Blinkist have their own shows where they tear into topics ranging from finance and philosophy to religion and relationships. With so much compelling content out there, it’s clear that today’s most influential authors have a lot more to say than just what’s in their books.
You pull up to the take-out place around the corner, browse your options for a moment, then ask for the daily special plus a side of greens and a cookie for dessert. You fork over some cash, and a seconds later, the friendly cashier hands you your order. “Enjoy your cannabis!” she says with a smile. Welcome to 2018, when a whole new kind of “happy meal” is on the menu in North America.
While it’s not entirely unheard of for a PACIFIC blind dater to end their evening on all fours, it’s rare that both daters begin the night on hands and knees. And even less frequently are farm animals involved. Yet that’s what’s happening tonight, as Ashley and Kyle are about to do yoga with a herd of hooved creatures before going boating on Lake San Marcos.
Pacific Beach’s long-awaited Waterbar opened in time to kick off the New Year just south of Crystal Pier. Filling the 6,700-square-foot void left by the long-standing Joe’s Crab Shack, Waterbar continues the trend of upscale establishments slowly overtaking the coastal community.
Next month marks 15 years since the completion of the Human Genome Project, an international effort to map—or sequence—the 3.2 billion pairs of nucleotides that make up our DNA and determine how they each affect our physiology. This ambitious undertaking lasted 13 years, cost more than $2 billion, and involved 20 teams of scientists from half a dozen countries.
Have you ever wished you were taller, leaner, or maybe had a different eye color? Or have you ever wondered what life would be like if you possessed a genius IQ or an olympian’s physique? While it can be fun to fantasize about changing qualities about ourselves, the technology now exists to alter the traits we pass onto our children. Thanks to the astonishing strides made by genetic engineers in recent years, in the near future, it could be common practice for parents to enhance their offspring.
Here’s a fun trick: Go to Google Image Search, type in “future phones,” and adjust the settings so your query only returns results from 2008 and earlier. (This link should save you some time.) You’ll find some pretty wild concepts, few of which look anything like the devices most of us carry around today. And though it might be hard to believe, it’s just as likely we have no idea what the technology of 2028 will look like. Yet that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate.
It’s not often two sober singles strip down within minutes of meeting each other, but that’s exactly what’s happening tonight as blind daters Danielle and Ian introduce themselves inside an EPIC Limo destined for a couple’s massage at downtown’s AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club.
The digital displays we stare at might be doing us more harm than good. Here’s what you can do to keep them from taking over.
Among the most buzzed-about books on Blinkist’s social media pages in 2017 was A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. Written by journalist Warren Berger, this best-seller illustrates the importance of asking the right questions in order to embark on personal journeys of creativity and success. Based on cutting-edge research, and highlighting actual examples from today’s business world, A More Beautiful Question outlines a path to living a more meaningful life by demonstrating how curiosity can lead to more purposeful questions.
Any stoners worth their salt have seen Dave Chappelle’s 1998 cult classic, Half Baked, at least a dozen times ... though they might not remember the first 11 viewings. In the film, a trio of best buds sell some killer weed under the brand “Mr. Nice Guy” in an effort to raise enough money to bail their fourth friend out of jail for inadvertently killing a diabetic police horse.