Sara Little, Peripatetic Product Designer, Dies at 97
For Corning she designed the “Classic” 1962 pattern of Centura tableware: gray and white place settings to complement CorningWare, the oven-to-freezer cookware introduced in 1958 and made of ceramic material like that on spacecraft heat shields ...
September 7, 2015
Write Stuff: Andrew Nicoll's The Secret Life and Curious Death of Miss Jean Milne
All was exactly as John Slidders described: an iron box on the back wall, rammed to bursting with letters and papers, and that pamphlet opened at the middle and folded open over the door handle. A breath of wind might have knocked it off. We tried to ...
August 30, 2015
Don't have a spare bedroom? You can still welcome guests
Access to a television, a reading lamp, a fan for some white noise and a table on which to place a phone or alarm clock are helpful to have. Such items Sofa bed or chair Sofa beds and chairs have a fold-out bed nestled beneath their cushions ...
August 21, 2015
'The Folded Clock' an engaging portrait of a woman's sense of identity
This is clearly true of Heidi Julavits' "The Folded Clock," which is billed as a diary but is actually a collection of meditations written very much for publication. Part of a new, less formal trend in personal if "The Folded Clock" were just for ...
April 2, 2015
Waiting in Kuwait, Between Home and War
I couldn't sleep past four in the morning, when individual alarm clocks started going off one by one in the dark. Each seemed to have a sound unique to its owner; all were loud. I got up to shave, tracking dust into one of the little shower buildings ...
May 27, 2015
AppAdvice App Brief: Wake up motivated, write efficiently, flick to check your ...
Up! Alarm Clock is an iPhone-only app that was released June 15, 2015 for $1.99 on the App Store. With Up! Alarm Clock, users get a simple and clean design with their alarm clock, and it is incredibly intuitive to use. To set an alarm, just slide your ...
June 22, 2015
What People Around the World Dream About
“When I was 16, I dreamed that I won the lottery. Of course, the first thing I did was buy my high school. When my actual alarm clock went off, I kinda half woke up. I thought, 'I don't have to go to school, I own the place!' Then, I rolled over and ...
May 14, 2015
Based on a real murder in pre-First World War Broughty Ferry, Andrew Nicoll’s The Secret Life and Curious Death of Miss Jean Milne reopens the case. It was November, at the end of a short, bright day that came as a kind of gift before the winter fell on us. I was walking with Constable Brown in Duntrune Terrace, one of those fine broad streets that began to grace the burgh at the end of the... As we came down the hill, towards the Claypotts Pond, we met the postman Slidders, with his bag on his back and a grieved expression on his face. As a sergeant of Broughty Ferry Constabulary I would not encourage such a thing in the usual course of affairs, but Postie Slidders and I started at the parish school on the same day and we are brethren of the Lodge, so I cannot stand too much on... “Because every day I go three or four times through her gate and down the stairs to her back court and there she has an iron box fixed to the wall where I’m to put the letters. I doubt I could get another sheet of paper into it. “And I can say this as God’s my judge, that door has never once opened for days. There’s a pamphlet from the Kirk that’s been left hanging off the handle and it’s never moved since last week. She’s a queer-like body and I never ring at her bell unless I’ve a registered parcel, the kind she has to sign for.
It’s time to stop using the Apple alarm to wake up Up. Alarm Clock provides a beautiful design and makes waking up a motivational experience Up. Alarm Clock is an iPhone-only app that was released June 15, 2015 for $1. 99 on the App Store. Alarm Clock , users get a simple and clean design with their alarm clock, and it is incredibly intuitive to use. To set an alarm, just slide your finger along the slider on the screen — adding increments of five minutes can be done by flicking up or down on the alarm time. Once you’ve used the app a few times for alarms, Up. will display your three most recent alarms for quick access. When an alarm is set, Up. goes above and beyond — the app will even tell you what time you should go to bed and catch some z’s for the recommended number of hours of sleep one should get (seven, eight, or nine hours). While there are many alarm clock apps on the App Store, I’ve been enjoying this one quite a bit lately because of the simplicity and intuitiveness of the design, which.
Consider the surly taxi driver I met in Ukraine who, when asked what he dreamed of at night, responded, “I jump and then I fly—higher than the trees, higher than the trolley wires. I’ve always had an active dream life (just recently, I sent a herd of buffalo rampaging through a deserted Times Square, and performed psychic surgery on a thousand-chambered heart). Curious whether others had similar experiences, I started the World Dream Atlas project, a Facebook page of dreams gathered on my off hours while traveling as a journalist. In class, I teach from a scientific perspective—everything from Freud’s interpretation of dreams as encrypted “ emotional and intellectual trains of thought ” to Jie Zhang’s theory of dreams as a byproduct of memory-encoding. Each paradigm is different, but most ignore the innate power of dreams. Dreams are typically regarded as part of a subordinate reality that only becomes significant if it can be translated into something rational. But when dreams are experienced on their own terms, they offer a glimpse of how expansive our minds can be outside the strictures of physical reality. Since most academic research on dreams is generated in the West, I ventured overseas for a fuller understanding of that potential.