Coffee Reads of the Week – the magician and the future

Some of the articles I enjoyed reading over the net are worth sharing, too. Check out my weekly posts via the Coffee Reads series. I’ve got my google reader to back me up so do also check out my shared reads. Enjoy!

sports: Efren “Bata” Reyes named “Player of the Decade” by US Billiards Media Association
My favorite Pinoy sportsman is hailed as the “Player of the Decade” and man, with all the magic he does, he deserves it!

technology: There Really Is Nothing that Cannot Be Innovated by Hutch Carpenter
One example is the traffic lights, and yes, they can be innovated.

dining & cuisine: Jenny Orillos: 10 Resolutions for Foodies by Jenny Orillos
Let’s sum it up. Eat, don’t diet. Cook an exotic recipe at least once a week. Do a Julie on Julia. Eat something you’ve never eaten before. Overcome a food fear. Expand your repertoire of places to eat. Plant a small garden and harvest your own veggies. Be in touch with the season. Chew slowly. Spruce up your workspace – the kitchen.

technology: Jobs of 2030: Memory Augmentation Surgeon, Waste Data Handler, Narrowcaster by Ariel Schwartz
“The report, commissioned as part of the government’s Science:[So what? So everything] campaign, asked a network of futurists to imagine how advancements in science and technology will shape the job market in 2030. Fast Future ended up with a list of 110 jobs, which were then cut down to 20 top positions. The results might surprise you.”

personal: Why Are You at Work Right Now? by Ben Paynter
Is that still being asked? Kidding aside, this study shows that a 40-hour workweek doesn’t hold true anymore. Check it how it happened and why.

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