Josh Ginter has coined a memorable term for the kind of navigation used in apps like Unread or Facebook Paper:

I determined “sloppy swiping” as a way to go back a menu by swiping from the middle of the screen to the right rather than from off the screen to the right. This is probably not…

when a backend developer wants to edit my sass files



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Attention to detail can’t be (and never is) added later. It’s an entire development philosophy, methodology, and culture.

- Marco Arment

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Can you control your metabolism with your mind?

Turns out … yes.

Watch the science desk’s new video: a super fun collaboration between Alix Spiegel and Bianca Giaever.

Food as placebo! Does labeling something “low fat” or “healthy” trick our brains in the wrong direction? Feed your mind with this great vid from NPR Science.

Previously: Learn more about the weirdness of placebos, from medicine color to pill size, with this video.