Ted Talks: Andrew McAfee: What Will Future Jobs Look like?

Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs -- or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them.


Ted Talks: Paul Pholeros: How to Reduce Poverty? Fix Homes

In 1985, architect Paul Pholeros was challenged by the director of an Aboriginal-controlled health service to "stop people getting sick" in a small indigenous community in south Australia. The key insights: think beyond medicine and fix the local environment. In this sparky, interactive talk, Pholeros describes projects undertaken by Healthabitat, the organization he now runs to help reduce poverty -- through practical design fixes -- in Australia and beyond.


50 Ways to Pretend to Be Smarter

In which Grace teaches you how to fake being smarter than you are in 50 easy steps. Some of them might possibly involve cheese. Maybe.

Today's paternity leave video is brought to you by the delightful: http://www.youtube.com/dailygrace


How to get Americans to Watch Soccer

I was lucky to find this just before the England vs US match today. I think this is very appropriate for the circumstances... On the eve of the World Cup, Slate V offers tips on how to juice up soccer telecasts for an American audience.


How Not to Be a Secretary, 1944

Careers for Girls - Hints on how NOT to be a secretary.

A 1944 Pathe Pictorial on how a bored secretary at work does everything she can to avoid typing 'dreary letters'.


Ted Talks: George Papandreou: Imagine a European Democracy without Borders

Greece has been the poster child for European economic crisis, but former Prime Minister George Papandreou wonders if it's just a preview of what's to come. "Our democracies," he says, "are trapped by systems that are too big to fail, or more accurately, too big to control" -- while "politicians like me have lost the trust of their peoples." How to solve it? Have citizens re-engage more directly in a new democratic bargain.


Ted Talks: Andrew McAfee: What Will Future Jobs Look like?

Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs -- or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them.


Easy Bread

Vincent shows you how simple it is to make a good loaf of bread at home.

All you need to do is get some good flour and relax, let time do the hard work ;)

Remember, source your ingredients, find a local miller who produces stone ground flour.

No more excuses now, get baking!

Recipe:
1000g flour
700g water
20g salt
Tiny bit active dry yeast

By the Real Bread Campaign.