Artur Pestka

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Here's how to win the lottery, according to a Romanian-born mathematician who hacked the system, won 14 times, and retired on a remote, tropical island

You're four times more likely to be struck by lightning than to win the lottery.<p>Those odds apparently don't apply to Stefan Mandel, a Romanian-Australian economist who's won the lottery 14 times, The Hustle reported in a feature on the mathematician.<p>Mandel's first two wins were in his native …

Mathematics

Physician Solves Mystery of Mona Lisa's Smile While Waiting in Louvre Line

"I don’t know how to appreciate art. But I sure do know how to make a clinical diagnosis."<p>The “Mona Lisa” has her own room in the Louvre, where she …

Mona Lisa

Porn meme ‘oh f*ck yeah spread it’ takes over Reddit

For some reason, there is something inherently funny about taking (typically SFW) screenshots of porn captions and turning them into jokey memes, and …

7 Personal Finance Books You Need to Read This Summer

It’s summertime, and that means relaxing by the pool or on the beach. But before you pick up the latest paperback thriller to read by the water, consider giving your brain a little bit more of a workout. These 7 personal finance and self-improvement titles are not only entertaining and informative, …

Personal Finance

"I Was a Starter Wife": Inside America's Messiest Divorce

In the middle of her headline-grabbing divorce settlement from Elon Musk, Justine Musk reveals the truth about her marriage to the multimillionaire cofounder of PayPal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX.<p>In the late spring of 2008, my wealthy entrepreneurial husband, Elon Musk, the father of my five young …

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

The Trouble With Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp isn’t here yet. Still, his presence is all around the 10,500-square-foot rented mansion at 16 Bishopswood Road in London’s Highgate …

The secret to an ageless body (and how to get fitter after 40)

The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.<p>But now they …

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Johnson & Johnson: Recent Price Drop Offers Opportunity

<b>What did I think last time?</b><p>I have written about Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) several times in the past, but since the last article was around 8 months …

Why didn’t anyone warn us not to play Fortnite on PS4?

The Fortnite account issue is a ridiculous situation<p>The <i>Fortnite</i> community is currently enraged over the inability to play the game on the Nintendo Switch with their Epic Games accounts if they’ve ever logged in with the same account on PS4. They’re right to be upset, and the situation raises a big …

Are we trading security for ... emoji?

June 01, 2018 | 10:30 AM<p>Venmo has been a major player in the peer-to-peer payment scene the past few years. If you’re not familiar with the PayPal-owned app, one popular feature is its public news feed. That’s where people post their payments, often with emoji to describe them. But as it gets more …

Venmo

'It's only a beer': the unwritten contracts between men and women

‘It’s a contract only a man can create, and sometimes it feels like only a man can break it. Women are expected to sign on the dotted line’<p>The first time I failed to pay up, I was a high school student at a bowling alley in my small town in central Pennsylvania. An older man bought me a beer and …

Beer

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

H. Jon Benjamin’s Failed Threesome Story Brings On A Classic Stephen Colbert Laughing Fit

H. Jon Benjamin’s new book is titled <i>Failure Is An Option</i>, something that he proves isn’t just a fun title during his appearance on <i>The Late Show</i> on Friday. Not only did Benjamin detail how he has failed consistently throughout life, he also brought Stephen Colbert to tears with the story of his …

John Mulaney Goes Behind The Sketch To Share The Origins Of Bill Hader’s ‘SNL’ Treasure Stefon

Bill Hader’s off-kilter club kid Stefon has a knack for cracking people up with the comedian portraying him notoriously serving as no exception. Hader and upcoming <i>SNL</i> host John Mulaney created this long-time <i>Weekend Update</i> fixture and thanks to a friendly “Behind the Sketch” video released by the …

Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

The undoing of Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham was meant to be the voice of a generation. But the 31-year-old American actress, writer, producer, and director—who created and starred in HBO’s dramedy <i>Girls</i>—has gone from critical acclaim to becoming an outright pariah.<p>Dunham is now as well-known for her extraordinary ability to put …

Here Are A Bunch Of Ultimate Comfort Foods From Around The World

Feed your body and your soul.

Chefs reveal the foods you should never order at a restaurant

When it comes to dining out, we may all have our personal preferences, but who better to give insider tips on what <i>not</i> to order at a gourmet restaurant than the chefs themselves?<p>INSIDER spoke with several professional chefs to ask their opinion about the food you should never order in a restaurant …

This Is How to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation, According to Science

Caroline Webb, author of How to Have a Good Day, uncovers the science behind owning the room in a social situation.<p>Caroline Webb, the renowned economist, leadership coach, and author of <i>How to Have a Good Day,</i> has helped hundreds of organizations be more effective through behavioral economics, …

This Stock Pays a 6.2% Dividend and May Be Safer Than You Think

Hotel REITs can be prone to recessions, but this one has some advantages over its peers.<p>Hotel REITs can be excellent income-generating investments, …

Why It Matters Who Females Choose to Have Sex With

Book Talk<p>Warning: Graphic duck sex.<p>Charles Darwin made Victorians splutter into their tea when he wrote <i>The Descent of Man</i>, subtitled “selection in relation to sex.” In it, he not only claimed that animals and birds select their mates according to what he called “the taste for the beautiful.” He …

Being a CEO Can Cause Brain Damage, According to Scientists

Psychologists and neuroscientists agree that the ongoing exercise of power can damage your brain as badly as a serious head injury.<p>I've interviewed probably a hundred CEOs and, with few exceptions, my observation has been "the bigger the company, the bigger the jerk." CEOs, especially in big …

As Cost Plunges, Solar Power is Ready to Surpass Coal

Solar Boom<p>Solar power is among the easiest ways for individuals to hop on the clean energy generation train. There are many incentives afforded to …

Architecture 101: 10 Architectural Styles That Define Western Society

Throughout history, architecture has been used as a creative, functional outlet that often heralds the cultural depth of society. In fact, a scroll through the basics of important architectural movements is a window into art and culture during any given time period.<p>Often, architectural styles build …

'Fantastic Beasts 2' Open Casting Roles for Teen Dumbledore, Grindelwald, Newt, Leta

The sequel to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" already cast a young-ish Albus Dumbledore in Jude Law, but now it's looking for an even younger one -- plus four other teens, presumably for the characters's Hogwarts years.<p>Pottermore, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's site, announced the …

A Wall Street bank used bitcoin to prove that NVIDIA is better than its competitors (NVDA)

NVIDIA stock is a darling among millennial investors, and bitcoin could be a reason why they are right to love the stock.<p>NVIDIA makes graphics processing units, also known as GPUs or graphics cards, and it competes with companies like AMD. When the average consumer shops for a GPU, they are …

Wall Street

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

Street Artist Transforms the Disrepair of a Crumbling Brooklyn Building Into a Magnificent Skull Mural

Brooklyn street artist G Suits of DAE Crew has transformed the existing disrepair of a building near East River Ferry’s Greenpoint Landing into a …