1. How to Organize Your Information for Better Decision-Making | “Here’s some good news for anyone else out there who’s always got a zillion browser tabs open at once: We’re doing something right, you guys. Sure, it makes your screen look crazy cluttered and stresses out your organized friends when they look over your shoulder, but there’s something so easy about being able to bounce back and forth between so many different sources of information with just a click.”
  2. #ConferenceCall BINGO card | By @Doug_Laney
  3. Here’s every total solar eclipse happening in your lifetime. Is this year your best chance? | “On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from the contiguous United States. It’ll be the first to traverse coast to coast in nearly a century. There will be 69 total solar eclipses visible from somewhere on the planet in the next 100 years, but only a few will be visible from North America.” We’ll probably be releasing our eclipse infographic next week!
  4. See How Well You Can Draw All 50 States | “The following interactive quiz will prompt you to draw one randomly selected state at a time. Once you’re finished sketching the outline with your mouse or finger, we’ll compare your version to the actual boundaries and give you a letter grade as feedback.”
  5. The Foodnited States of America | “U.S. States made of food and renamed accordingly.”
  6. From Personal Project to a 40-Book Cover Commission | “How one young designer broke into the publishing world on her first try.”
  7. Not for the first time, Microsoft’s fonts have caught out forgers | “If you’re going to pretend a document is from 2006, you should use Times New Roman.”
  8. California Typewriter | “Cultural historians, collectors, and various celebrity obsessives, including Tom Hanks and John Mayer, launch us into the bittersweet moment when a beloved-but-dying technology, the typewriter, faces extinction.”
  9. 20 years after ‘Contact’ came out, the rest of pop culture still hasn’t caught up | “‘Contact,’ Robert Zemeckis’s sprawling, melancholy movie about Ellie Arroway (Foster), the scientist who first detects a signal from another world, may not be a box-office champ or a pure classic. But the movie, which came out 20 years ago today, set a marker for what smart, emotionally compelling science fiction can look like.”
  10. Something else states-related (and STL-based): John Donovan’s making more music than anyone you know | “He has a new album—and just just finished 200 songs for his “50 Songs 50 States” project, essentially penning an EP for a fictional band from every state in the union.”