This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. — Alan Watts (via larmoyante)
What we’re reading
Researchers want to flood your body with disease-detecting diamonds
Future Windows 8 updates will happen on a monthly schedule
Interesting stats about the influence of social media on e-commerce purchases. Hint: it’s not just about the click.
The waves wash in, warm and salty,
leaving your eyebrows white and
the edge of your cheekbone. Your ear
aches. You are lonely. On the
underside of a satin leaf, hot
with shade, a scorpion sleeps. And
one Sunday I will be shot brushing
my teeth. I am a native of this island.
—Frank O’Hara, from “Pearl Harbor”
Download some warm fuzzies with these apps that make donating to charity easy. If you want to put your smartphone to work for the common good, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.
As always, while they’re free now, we can’t guarantee how long they’ll last—so don’t wait too long.