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10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week: Grow Your Own Edible Bugs, The Perfect Email Length, And More

Learn how to grow your own bugs to eat and find out what successful people do during lunch (hint: they don't eat bugs) in this week's Top 10.

  • <p>Squirmy, squishy, crunchy, slimy: <a href="http://www.fastcodesign.com/1673117/a-kit-to-grow-bugs-at-home-to-eat#1" target="_self">Grow your own edible bugs</a> in Farm 432's DIY kit.</p>
  • <p>What you do on your lunch break can make or break your day. <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3014909/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/what-successful-people-do-during-lunch" target="_self">Take a hint from those who do it best</a>. (No bugs are involved.)</p>
  • <p>Email shouldn't be too long, <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3014857/leadership-now/why-every-email-should-be-5-sentences-long" target="_self">but it can't be too short, either</a>. Why Goldilocks' pursuit of "just-right" is the Golden Rule for writing emails.</p>
  • <p>Unlike Apple devices, Google's new tablet supports multiple user profiles, <a href="http://www.fastcolabs.com/3014960/the-nexus-7-is-hiding-googles-stroke-of-genius" target="_self">and that's great news for anyone who uses shared devices</a>.</p>
  • <p>A new medical robot promises to <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3015013/fast-feed/would-you-let-the-veebot-robot-take-your-blood" target="_self">safely stick you in the vein for blood tests</a>. No word yet on whether it'll give you a lollipop afterward, though.</p>
  • <p>Where better to see how eBay's new one-hour delivery service works than in demanding New York City? <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3014672/condoms-ipads-and-toilet-paper-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-ebay-now-deliveryman" target="_self">Austin Carr tags along for the ride</a>.</p>
  • <p>From Square to the Chromecast, <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3014920/much-ado-about-dongles" target="_self">it seems dongles are everywhere these days</a>. But what exactly <em>is</em> a dongle?</p>
  • <p>Max Roberts's map of a reimagined New York City may not be geographically accurate, but <a href="http://www.fastcodesign.com/1673116/look-no-grid-nyc-reimagined-as-a-circular-metropolis" target="_self">it presents a compelling case</a> for why we should consider designing different kinds of maps to suit various needs.</p>
  • <p>There's no generic "Out of the office until date X" line in <a href="http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682679/brilliant-vacation-auto-reply-will-make-you-appreciate-vacation" target="_self">this thoughtful email auto-responder</a> that will make you appreciate your next vacation.</p>
  • <p><a href="http://www.fastcocreate.com/1683480/take-a-look-at-what-happens-every-single-minute-on-the-internet" target="_self">A snapshot of the Internet in 60 seconds</a> shows a whole lot of Likes, share, pins, tweets, Snapchats, videos, and more.</p>
  • 01 /10
    | A Kit To Grow Bugs At Home, To Eat!

    Squirmy, squishy, crunchy, slimy: Grow your own edible bugs in Farm 432's DIY kit.

  • 02 /10
    | What Successful People Do During Lunch

    What you do on your lunch break can make or break your day. Take a hint from those who do it best. (No bugs are involved.)

  • 03 /10
    | Why Every Email Should Be 5 Sentences Long

    Email shouldn't be too long, but it can't be too short, either. Why Goldilocks' pursuit of "just-right" is the Golden Rule for writing emails.

  • 04 /10
    | The Nexus 7 Is Hiding Google's Stroke Of Genius

    Unlike Apple devices, Google's new tablet supports multiple user profiles, and that's great news for anyone who uses shared devices.

  • 05 /10
    | Would You Let The Veebot Robot Take Your Blood?

    A new medical robot promises to safely stick you in the vein for blood tests. No word yet on whether it'll give you a lollipop afterward, though.

  • 06 /10
    | Condoms, iPads, and Toilet Paper: A Day In The Life Of An eBay Now Deliveryman

    Where better to see how eBay's new one-hour delivery service works than in demanding New York City? Austin Carr tags along for the ride.

  • 07 /10
    | Much Ado About Dongles

    From Square to the Chromecast, it seems dongles are everywhere these days. But what exactly is a dongle?

  • 08 /10
    | Look, No Grid! NYC Reimagined As A Circular Metropolis

    Max Roberts's map of a reimagined New York City may not be geographically accurate, but it presents a compelling case for why we should consider designing different kinds of maps to suit various needs.

  • 09 /10
    | Brilliant Vacation Auto-Reply Will Make You Appreciate Vacation

    There's no generic "Out of the office until date X" line in this thoughtful email auto-responder that will make you appreciate your next vacation.

  • 10 /10
    | Take A Look At What Happens Every Single Minute On The Internet

    A snapshot of the Internet in 60 seconds shows a whole lot of Likes, share, pins, tweets, Snapchats, videos, and more.

1. A Kit To Grow Bugs At Home, To Eat!
Co.Design
Squirmy, squishy, crunchy, slimy: Grow your own edible bugs in Farm 432's DIY kit.

2. What Successful People Do During Lunch
Fast Company
What you do on your lunch break can make or break your day. Take a hint from those who do it best. (No bugs are involved.)

3. Why Every Email Should Be 5 Sentences Long
Fast Company
Email shouldn't be too long, but it can't be too short, either. Why Goldilocks' pursuit of "just-right" is the Golden Rule for writing emails.

4. The Nexus 7 Is Hiding Google's Stroke Of Genius
Co.Labs
Unlike Apple devices, Google's new tablet supports multiple user profiles, and that's great news for anyone who uses shared devices.

5. Would You Let The Veebot Robot Take Your Blood?
Fast Company
A new medical robot promises to safely stick you in the vein for blood tests. No word yet on whether it'll give you a lollipop afterward, though.

6. Condoms, iPads, and Toilet Paper: A Day In The Life Of An eBay Now Deliveryman
Fast Company
Where better to see how eBay's new one-hour delivery service works than in demanding New York City? Austin Carr tags along for the ride.

7. Much Ado About Dongles
Fast Company
From Square to Google's new Chromecast, it seems dongles are everywhere these days. But what exactly is a dongle?

8. Look, No Grid! NYC Reimagined As A Circular Metropolis
Co.Design
Max Roberts's map of a reimagined New York City may not be geographically accurate, but it presents a compelling case for why we should consider designing different kinds of maps to suit various needs.

9. Brilliant Vacation Auto-Reply Will Make You Appreciate Vacation
Co.Exist
There's no generic "Out of the office until date X" line in this thoughtful email auto-responder that will make you appreciate your next vacation.

10. Take A Look At What Happens Every Single Minute On The Internet
Co.Create
A snapshot of the Internet in 60 seconds shows a whole lot of Likes, share, pins, tweets, Snapchats, videos, and more.

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