Weekend reading list – week of March 2

March 5, 2015

Each week, TP1 shares the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of March 2.

White and gold or blue and black?
Nowadays, we can correct myopia and presbyopia, but what about colour perception problems? EnChroma, a California-based company, has created corrective glasses capable of significantly improving the sight of those who are colour blind.
Read it on The Atlantic

The secret is in the sauce
Naan, garam masala, butter chicken… Are you salivating yet? That’s normal, according to a study published in Scientific American. Find out the scientific reason behind the irresistible taste of Indian cuisine.
Read it on Washington Post

Getting a free education
How did LaSalle College dropout Guillaume Dumas manage to attend the most prestigious US universities for four years without paying a cent? It’s easy: by sitting in on classes without being registered! This article takes a closer look at this degree-less university student’s unusual path!
Read it on Fast Company

A website redesign is a major undertaking that requires juggling aesthetics, performance and user-friendliness. Wired held an interview with the director of its very own redesign project to demystify the UX, design and technological issues and choices.
Read it on Wired

Careful, you’re being watched
Behind the camera of filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras, discover the shocking testimony of Edward Snowden, alias Citizen Four, on the practice of illegal surveillance by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. Filmed with the highest degree of secrecy in Hong Kong and Moscow, this unsettling documentary reminds us to what extent our privacy and anonymity in the 21st century are fragile social concepts.
View it for free at Thought Maybe

Reading of the week:
The Nordstrom Way to Customer Service Excellence: The Handbook For Becoming the “Nordstrom” of Your Industry discusses how the US store chain Nordstrom puts the accent on excellent customer service. An inspiring read whatever your industry.


Read and suggested by Ylan Arfi, Support Coordinator at TP1.

Happy reading!
– TP1 team

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