1. This is a cool visual explanation of how some special effects were done in silent films.

2. This article about how not moving during the day “will kill you” got me to download the same app and now I’m the weirdo in my office doing squats every hour.

3. This is a good thought, from the ultra-escapist blog of a British architect/designer:

But without burying my head from problems at all, I’d merely urge you do what I always try to do, and that is this.  Look at that little part of the world that you can directly influence, in your own way: it might be your front yard, your street, your village. And do whatever you can to make that world just a bit better in the next twelve months. And if we all managed that – well, that would be a powerful, powerful thing.