1. Philosophy as a way of life: Massimo Pigliucci explains "How to Be a Stoic."
2. Psychiatrist Scott Alexander's reflections on our society's collective failure to develop a sensible set of policies to combat drug addiction.
3. The cutting edge for life hackers: analog work. (I.e., sit in a chair with a book or manuscript and write on paper with a pen.)
4. A philosopher attempts to define academic freedom. (This is in the wake of the controversy surrounding Marquette University's decision to try to fire tenured professor John McAdams, after the latter apparently engaged in a campaign to defame graduate student Cheryl Abbate. McAdams and his supporters claim that the issue is one of academic freedom, while his critics frame the issue as one of what counts as harassment or libel.)
5. Portions of the Silmarillion written in Quenya and illustrated as an illuminated manuscript.