big ideas

Power prices go negative in Germany. 

After decades of investment into renewable energy sources like wind and solar, the energy produced is having unexpected consequences. Energy prices are actually going negative at times because at times there’s more supply than demand. The missing link in grids […]

thoughts of food

Daily leafy greens may slow cognitive decline. 

“Eating one serving of leafy green vegetables a day may aid in preserving memory and thinking skills as a person grows older, according to a study published in the December 20, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American […]

better doing

Why calendars are more effective than to do lists. 

This is a great article that explains something that I learned first-hand a few years back. I found myself transferring to-do items to my calendar regularly to plan my time. Eventually, I skipped the to-do list altogether. The calendar has […]

better doing

Growth without goals. 

This is a provocative look at goals and their potential dark side. Goals that haven’t been achieved yet may end up becoming “failures” if viewed with the wrong frame of reference. The author has turned to habits for right-now in […]

retail therapy

On the Whole Foods shortages. 

I’ve heard speculation about Amazon’s influence being the source of the recent stock-outs. This convincing article instead lays the blame on a new inventory efficiency campaign that’s working well – maybe too well. | learn more

on the blockchain

Inside a pump and dump chat group. 

A reporter shares details of his inside look at the chat rooms where crypto ‘investors’ attempt to scam money from the public. Interesting twist – sometimes it backfires! | learn more

tech, startups, internet

The X team has a new approach to connectivity. 

One of the technologies they had to apply for Project Loon (balloon-powered internet) turned out to be interesting for other applications. Now Google’s moonshot team is toying with Free Space Optical Communications, which reminds me of ancient light-based relay stations. | learn […]