OS X Yosemite Review: The Mac Cozies Up to the iPhone - WSJ - WSJ

Macs and iPhones finally speak the same language. I can begin replying to an email on my phone, then walk over to my laptop and finish it off there. While my phone charges on my nightstand, I can pick up calls from my mom with a mouse click at my desk. And when someone texts me a photo, it’s already on my laptop, where I can quickly jazz it up in Photoshop then tweet it. With the Thursday release of the Mac’s free OS X Yosemite update, Apple is finally getting its devices to behave like a real, happy family—a family that not only talks to each other but even looks very much alike. The Mac operating system has acquired apps and features from iOS—and vice versa—over the past few years, but this is the biggest leap toward each other yet.

The Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Within Our Lifetime

Earth’s magnetic field is constantly shifting, and roughly every 200,000 to 300,000 years it flips north and south completely. We’re currently overdue for a switcheroo—and scientists now say it could happen in a time as short as 100 years, potentially altering life in unexpected ways.

Evidence shows Diversity stimulates Innovation

Management teams of most companies are still dominated by an uniform group of white heterosexual males aging age between 40 and 60. In this article I will explain why this is a massive problem for the continuity of modern organizations. Lacking diversity is, in my opinion, not an equality issue; it is essential for innovation and the survival of businesses. Companies with diversity grow faster and are better able to survive in new markets. First some statistics to set the grounds:

2015 moon / seasonal plants calendar | $15 thyme herbal

2015 moon / seasonal plants calendar | $15 thyme herbal

The Chemistry of Connection

Researchers at Harvard have identified the three ingredients that can give a conversation, a presentation, even a negotiation, a personal touch. The three signs:

Butterfleye, A Portable Camera That Allows Users to Check on Their Homes From a Smartphone

29 Moments Any Librarian Knows Too Well

"I’m looking for this book, I forget the title, but there’s a dog on the cover…?"
thegetty:
Four gorgeous tapestries now hang at the Getty Center.
Open this week, Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist, features monumental weavings and preparatory paintings by Peter Paul Rubens both on loan and here in Los Angeles for a limited time.
Sneak peek at the title wall? Check it out.
#NowReading is a series with @gettypubs that celebrates books, reading everywhere, and art.

thegetty:

Four gorgeous tapestries now hang at the Getty Center.

Open this week, Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist, features monumental weavings and preparatory paintings by Peter Paul Rubens both on loan and here in Los Angeles for a limited time.

Sneak peek at the title wall? Check it out.

#NowReading is a series with @gettypubs that celebrates books, reading everywhere, and art.

Your Lack of Self-Awareness is Making the World Worse

Something I’d really like to fix in this world is people’s lack of self awareness and empathy - In fact, while we’re on the subject, I’d also like to take down cynicism. Those are the three things that i’d like to fix. But, how do you fix them?

Apple Pay Explained

Apple Pay will be launched on Monday October 20 to US users and Wired Magazine have listed the stores that will accept the service, however there is currently no information on exactly how long it will be until it will be offered outside of America. How Does It Work? Users simply scan and add their payment card of choice to their iPhone, which will enable you to make payments at a growing number of retailers by a single touch. Is it secure?

SUBMISSION:  white oak leaves in autumn (at stillblog.net by mary jo hoffman)

SUBMISSION:  white oak leaves in autumn (at stillblog.net by mary jo hoffman)

Return of the Calling Card

Fashion publicist James LaForce is constantly meeting with new clients, but he’ll never forget one first session with a buttoned-up Italian shoe company and its venerated CEO. “There was a hush in the room when he came in, and these terribly uptight, suited Italians with MBAs made their anxious introductions.” But instead of handing out logo-ed business cards, LaForce opted for the simple cards he kept in his desk drawer—flimsy and white, with only the word ‘JIM.’ They are his calling cards. “The minions looked at me like they’d brought their boss to the wrong place,” he recalls, “But he loved them. He thought they were funny and totally hysterical, and as soon as he laughed, the MBA minions did, too.”