After a summer break, we’re back with more longreads recommendations! This week, we feature the superkitty Lil BUB, a viewpoint from the real Larry of Orange is the New Black fame, the highs of sugar addiction, why it’s so difficult for us to spot our own typos and what exactly Gross National Happiness means. Happy reading!
Our thinking drone picks this week range from experimenting with OKCupid to the baby boom in the UK, the classic article from Rebecca Solnit on mansplaining before mansplaining was even a thing, how housewifing is a choice and just because you put a coding video in pink doesn’t mean that girls will be any more enthused about technology.
This week, the thinking drone’s roundup has gone all tech – well, kind of. Read up on Amazon from two different perspectives, both as the giant taking a shot at Hachette and a logistical wonder, explore what the future holds for libraries and find out just why tech companies put such stock in jazzy interiors. Finally, our last pick is Google poised to take over from Apple’s skeuomorphism (we had to look it up, too).
For as long as Time, philosophers have sought the answer to the question of what makes a good life? Health, wealth and a good education are all deemed important, but can they be depended on? When the chips are down, what can guarantee human happiness? For the Nobel Prize winning behavioural psychologist Danny Kahneman the answer is simple: friendship.