Benjamin Gatti

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The Paying-It-Forward Payoff

You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours. But if you scratch my back, am I any more likely to scratch someone else’s?<p>Most of us are familiar with direct reciprocity – the idea that people respond to kind actions directed toward them with other kind actions. But generalized reciprocity — “you …

Do You Really Have to Fail to Succeed?

What’s the best thing that’s ever happened to you? Meeting your spouse? Becoming a parent? Some breakthrough moment of career success? When journalist Megan McArdle conducted a web survey on the topic, most respondents offered some variation on the love/kids/job theme. But then she turned to Google …

The Cause Of Mediocre U.S. Math Scores

<i>This is the first in a two-part look at how to improve America’s math performance.</i><p>When I was in fifth grade, I struggled to move beyond basic math concepts – which I mastered – to more abstract math reasoning. I asked my parents for help. They politely declined with the kindly, but …

Ritholtz's 10 Weekend Reads: Of God, Religion and Burt Reynolds

Happy Saturday! Start your weekend off right, with these longer-form weekend reads:<p>How U.S. Courts Are Radically Upending International Finance …

Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less

The worst kept secret is that employees are making less on average every year. There are millions of reasons for this, but we’re going to focus on one that we can control. Staying employed at the same company for over two years on average is going to make you earn less over your lifetime by about …

50 Things a Geek Should Know (Apparently)

Not only is geek culture a lot more popular these days, in some circles it’s even a competition. We’ll entertain the notion, but I suggest we ignore …

Home - Architecture Lab

Latest<p>March 28, 2018<p>Transparent bathrooms and shower designs have been proven to be a simple yet effective way of giving your washroom a trendy and …

12 Hugely Important Moments in the History of Photography

As humans we seem to have an insatiable need to document life — our actions, the actions of other species of animals, anything and everything around …

NSA spying protest takes to the skies in Utah

In the skies above the NSA's data center in Bluffdale, Utah, a lone airship protests mass government surveillance.<p>A team of anti-surveillance activists from Greenpeace, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Tenth Amendment Center came together to protest the US government's mass surveillance …

The brave new world of 21st century learning

School's out. At last, kids and parents can relax. No more worries about crowded classrooms and teachers' strikes – at least until September.<p>But parents should be very anxious indeed, especially if their children go to school in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario or Nova Scotia. These provinces are …

Banksy in Cheltenham: Campaigners say 'council owns work'

Campaigners have been trying to stop a Banksy work being removed in Cheltenham.<p>Retired chartered surveyor Phil Jones said the artist's mural, known as Spy Booth, was on a wall which was formerly part of a house purchased by the county council.<p>Street artist Dice67 is also campaigning to keep the …

Bletchley Park 'secret' codebreakers: Hundreds more named

<b>Hundreds more people have admitted they, or their relatives, worked at the home of the World War Two codebreakers.</b><p>The Bletchley Park Trust set up a "roll of honour" last October, including details of about 10,000 veterans, but asked for more to come forward.<p>The trust said some former Government …