Week of Links 002

A Guide to Meditation for the Rest of Us

This is a nice and brief guide teaching you how to meditate. I find mediation to be useful and extremely helpful in reducing my daily stress levels, and this article is a nice introduction to the subject. Give it a read if you have a lot of stress in your life and too many things on your mind.

The Top Idea In Your Mind

Always a great essayist, Paul Graham, discusses the pitfalls of ruminating on one thought for too long. A nice read with interesting points worthy of your time.

Three Minute Philosophy

If you’re interested in philosophy at any level check out this YouTube account. Hosted here are quick and entertaining three-minute-long overviews of famous philosopher’s views. Although in no ways comprehensive, each video will give you enough material to research that will consume many hours of Wikipedia-ing. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Mercury Prize 2010 Shortlist

The Mercury Prize is “an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom or Ireland”. This year’s nominations were just released, showcasing a great array of talent over the past year. My money’s on The xx - their album is absolutely impeccable.

Tab Candy: Making Firefox Tabs Sweet

If you’re like any internet user that I know then you make heavy usage of tabs. Aza Raskin, a Firefox developer, has just released a prototype for a new tab management tool. Click through the link to watch a video showing off its sexiness, and if you’re feeling dangerous click the download link at the bottom of the page to try it out yourself. Can you say sweet?


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