If snow’s got you stuck inside, while away the hours with some captivating reads! This week’s sources are all about expanding horizons, enriching the mind, and gathering fascinating information from all corners of the Internet. They’ll keep you entertained and provide plenty of holiday party conversation starters.
The Daily Dot is the Internet’s newspaper. It brings journalistic flair to the place we all call home: the world wide web. From Reddit digests to Youtube gems to compelling articles, the Daily Dot can keep you enthralled for hours.
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American Public Media’s Marketplace keeps you informed on everything business: the global economy, financial news, a smattering of culture, and more. Enjoy this wildly popular radio broadcast now, in the What’s New section of Pulse.
What We’re Reading: OMG! Text messaging turns 20 years old
Brain Pickings is the creation of Maria Popova, an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow, writer for Wired UK, The Atlantic, and more, and a renowned curator. Brain Pickings has garnered acclaim for its range and quality of creative topics; this source is sure to inspire and captivate.
Maria says of the project:
“Brain Pickings is a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, culling and curating cross-disciplinary curiosity-quenchers, and separating the signal from the noise to bring you things you didn’t know you were interested in until you are.”
What We’re Reading: The Daily Routines of Famous Writers
Laughing Squid is multifaceted—it’s everything from a web hosting service to an events listing to a truly excellent blog about technology, culture, and art. We’re focusing on the last of these, bringing the Squid’s selection of oddball and awesome content to the Pulse catalog.
What We’re Reading: Rain Shield, A Clever Redesign of the Umbrella
Letters of Note is a collection of just that: letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and more from anyone you can imagine. They’re all remarkable in their own way, from poignant love notes to influential correspondence. Let yourself get swept up in this affecting compilation of human connection.
What We’re Reading: I love June Carter, I do
GOOD is more than good content—it hopes to do some good as well. Through both its own initiatives (like Coding for GOOD) and highlighting other innovative projects, the site seeks to enrich the lives of of its readers and other people around the world. Check out GOOD to be inspired, in more ways than one.
What We’re Reading: Steal This Idea: Glove Love Rescues Single Mittens
A Smart Bear was founded by Jason Cohen, an entrepreneur, mentor, and investor who writes about marketing and small business. Filled with valuable information and practical advice, this source answers questions, solves problems, and sheds light on the ins and outs of building a business. It’s a must-read for entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs alike.
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