Dutch Renaissance and Recycled Materials by Suzanne Jongmans – PLAIN Magazines

Dutch artist Suzanne Jongmans stumbled onto her project Mind Over Matter by blessed coincidence. Running out of fabric for a model’s costume she was building, she stumbled upon some packing foam which she crafted into the shape she wanted. The rest, as they say, is history.
— Read on plainmagazine.com/dutch-renaissance-and-recycled-materials-by-suzanne-jongmans/

Via Everlasting Blort

Smishing: A New Security Threat The Targets Smartphones By Text Message | Digital Trends

We all know phishing is a huge security problem, but most people still believe it’s a problem limited to email. According to new reports, more and more phishing scams are appearing in text messages. The problem is much worse than you might assume. Here’s how to protect yourself and the personal data attached to your phone.
— Read on www.digitaltrends.com/computing/smishing-threat-targets-phones-by-text-message/

Habits Are The Compound Interest of Self-Improvement | Rich Roll

JAMES CLEAR ON WHY HABITS ARE THE COMPOUND INTEREST OF SELF-IMPROVEMENT

October 28, 2018

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“True behavior change is really identity change.”
JAMES CLEAR
What stands in the way of becoming the person you aspire to be?

Maybe it’s circumstances. Access or opportunity. For many its bad habits, exacerbated by the unsuccessful war waged to replace them with good habits — a rinse and repeat process that generally leads to failure and discouragement.

Why is it so hard to overcome negative patterns?

Today’s guest contends the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system.

Evolving from stuck and unsatisfied into the person you wish to become is equal parts art and science. Science helps explain the root causes of our behaviors and how to modify them. But the application of said principles into practice is very much an art.
— Read on www.richroll.com/podcast/james-clear-401/

Long podcast on habits and ways to create and remove ones that we might label good or bad. I enjoyed how they discuss the danger of callin something a bad habit and how that can create more stress leading to the continuation of said bad habit. Habits are just habits. If you have one that you aren’t happy about then you might want to figure out new habits that help you avoid the undesired habit. Habit habit habit.

In Amazon Go, no one thinks I’m stealing – CNET

Amazon Go isn’t going to fix implicit bias or remove the years of conditioning under which I’ve operated. But in the Amazon Go store, everyone is just a shopper, an opportunity for the retail giant to test technology, learn about our habits and make some money. Amazon sees green, and in its own capitalist way, this cashierless concept eased my burden a little bit.
— Read on www.cnet.com/news/amazon-go-avoid-discrimination-shopping-commentary/

This is something I hadn’t even considered about cashierless shopping.