Over time I learned that if you chat with a stranger, in the course of any kind of interaction (like buying a hot dog, or groceries) they’ll chat back with a powerful beam of pleasure. Slowly, like a creeping addiction to coffee, this became my drug of choice.
Pieter Hintjens, a terminally ill author/programmer writes a brilliant final blog post on life, dying, euthanasia and how to interact with the terminally ill.
Book and Bed is a hostel in Tokyo where you can sleep surrounded by thousands of books in English and Japanese. Each bunk is built into a huge bookshelf.
The official Lisa Frank Facebook page is an internet safe space for aggressively positive memes [The Verge]. If that is too much positivity for you, head over to Nihilisa Frank for a more nihilist experience.
Chronas, an interactive history map with wikipedia content, lets you move a slider to explore 2000 years of history and see how empires and countries developed. Clicking on the map shows you the wikipedia article about the selected country. Fascinating.