Stephen Colbert on San Bernardino: ‘So what do we do?’




On Monday’s Late Show, host Stephen Colbert took a moment to address the San Bernardino shooting for the first time since returning from a break last week.

He started off with a defense of the phrase "thoughts and prayers," which the New York Daily News decried on its front page last Friday.

"The reason you keep people in your thoughts and prayers is admittedly not to fix the problem, but to try to find some small way to share the burden of grief," he said, before agreeing that our actions can’t stop there.

Colbert took the rest of the segment to discuss President Obama’s Sunday night speech, and to examine the issue of gun control in the U.S. Read more…

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There’s an Entire City Hidden Beneath This Thick Layer of Fog


There's an Entire City Hidden Beneath This Thick Layer of Fog

Last night, Pécs, the fifth largest city in Hungary, was completely engulfed in thick early-December fog running off the slopes of the nearby mountains.

Only the upper half of the 197 meter-tall TV Tower, standing on the top of the 535 meter-high Misina Mountain, was visible from a neighbour peak. The result is this remarkable shot, which shows the clear night sky and a thick sea of fog, with the bright tower the only sign of human life below.

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from Gizmodo

Image Your Task From An Outside Persective to Give Yourself New Ideas


Image Your Task From An Outside Persective to Give Yourself New Ideas

When you’re experienced in something, the last thing you want is an outsider chiming in to tell you how to do your job. If you’re trying to come up with a new idea, though, thinking like that outsider might help.

As tips blog Barking Up the Wrong Tree explains, experience is great, but it can color your perception of your own art or projects. You get into the habit of dismissing ideas outright that a newcomer might have to mull over for a while. By assuming the perspective of an outsider, you can potentially come to new conclusions:

So what’s the takeaway here? You don’t need to have a mental disorder but thinking like an outsider, like someone new to your field, is often enough of a perspective shift to start the innovation gears in your head cranking.

The site goes on to suggest that a quick way to do this is to think like a child. Children are new to everything, so it’s easy to come up with outlandish or atypical ideas. They don’t know not to. However, any outsider perspective can help, if you can imagine your situation through the eyes of someone without your experience.

How To Be Creative: 6 Secrets Backed By Research | Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Photo by Kenzie Saunders.

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