Miki Therkildsen

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5 Tips for Cheap Holiday Gaming

New consoles and full price games can drain your funds alarmingly fast, so what's a prospective purchaser to do? Well, don't buy new consoles or full-price games, for starters, and take these five suggestions to have a happy gaming holiday.<p>by on

Retrogaming

19 Things You Didn't Know About Scrooge McDuck

There's a good reason why Scrooge is so stingy.

This Is The Best Game To Play With Your Family Over The Holidays

No skills necessary for this hilarious drawing and writing game. In fact, the worse you are, the better this game gets.<p>When your paper comes back around to you, you'll see the hilarious mutations of your original sentence. Here are a few examples of what might happen...

The 1936 book that every business person should read

Strauss Zelnick is chief executive and chairman of the company that makes Grand Theft Auto, BioShock and other cutting-edge videogames. But he says the book that has most influenced him is Dale Carnegie’s 1936 bestseller, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>.<p>“The title is unfortunate because it …

Plan for the worst: Your disaster preparation kit

No matter where you live, the potential for natural disaster is right around the corner.<p>The United States is in the middle of hurricane season, even as parts of the country are still recovering from last year’s devastating superstorm, Sandy, which did billions of dollars in damage — much of it not …

Brics economies plan $100bn reserves fund

<b>Leaders of the Brics group of nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - have said they will set up a $100bn (£65bn) fund to guard against financial shocks.</b><p>The move comes as emerging economies across the world have been hit by speculation that US may scale back its key economic …

Economics

Inside North Korea's not so isolated, free-enterprise economy

As Dennis Rodman plans to return to North Korea this week with hopes of securing the release of a captive American, the former NBA star's trip brings …

How to Read a Book | The Art of Manliness

1. Open book.<p>2. Read words.<p>3. Close book.<p>4. Move on to next book.<p>Reading a book seems like a pretty straightforward task, doesn’t it? And in some …

How to Create a Lifelong Brotherhood | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post from Jonathan Mead</i>.<p>The responses from my closest male friends surprised me when I asked them this question: “What’s …

Being an Entrepreneur When You’re Not Extroverted

“You really hate people,” said an ex to me during intermission at the theater, as we discussed our weekend plans. He, as always, wanted to get groups of friends together. I wanted, in contrast, a night to ourselves. “I do not hate people,” I said, angry and sad that it was <i>this</i> conversation again. …

Most Successful Entrepreneurs Aren't Young and Inspired. They're Old and Fed Up.

How does one become an entrepreneur, especially if you're 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 years old? There’s a secret. The secret isn’t talked about much. In …

Gigaom | What digital media will look like in 2017 – highlights from PwC’s report

Advertisement<p>Anyone with a smartphone — or just a pulse — is aware that broadband access and second screen devices are changing how we consume …

Evernote iPad App Updated: Adds Reminders & More

The <b>Evernote</b> app for iPad and iPhone has been updated today, to Version 5.3. This update adds Reminders as a new feature which lets you pin notes to the top of your list to help you remember those that are most important.<p>You can also add due dates and receive notifications in the app and via email, …

Hunting for Alien Megastructures

It’s a big galaxy out there. Even the most skeptical scientist has to accept that if a civilisation like our own exists, then there’s a good chance …

Dear High School Graduate: Everything You've Been Told Is False

When I graduated from Omaha Creighton Prep High School back in 1977, my fellow grads and I entered a benign, forgiving, if U.S.-hegemonic, economic order where one could find paid work — albeit of a blue collar variety — just by completing high school. A world where even a C student was guaranteed …

What advice I would give my 23 year old self

Tweet30<p>Pin<p>Share17<p>Flip<p>+13<p>50 Shares<p>Recently I read an article asking what advice you would give your 23 year old self. (Sorry, I forgot where I read …

David Lynch's Cast of Villains by Daniel Nyari (http://bit.ly/16WzI7S) for The Hero Complex's Arch Nemesis exhibit opening May 24th. Can you name all the bad guys? ▲ Welcome to Twin Peaks ▲

The Playground Workout | Art of Manliness

A "Global-Extinction-Sized" Asteroid to Sail Past Earth This Week

Astrophycisist, Sir Martin Rees pf Cambridge University, has famously speculated that the asteroid risk is just one of many reasons why humankind has …

Tim Peake: Next stop Mars!

There is something about human space flight that simultaneously feels both entirely futuristic and of the past; a future written into stories and …

5 Best “Work-From-Home” Money Making Ideas

The idea of working from home has become more popular and viable in recent years. Being able to work remotely from home often means more time for …

Why Entrepreneurs Can't Just Hire A 'Finance Guy'

There are three ways for aspiring entrepreneurs to equip themselves with the financial expertise necessary to start and grow a business:<p>You can limit yourself to a simple, slowly growing, cash-based business so you do not need to develop financial skills;<br>• You can learn the financial skills required …

4 Stocks to Cash in on Japan's Recovery

More than 300 Japanese stocks trade in the U.S. But many are thinly traded, which could mean big gaps between buy and sell prices. For that reason, …

Automotive Industry

Your Life Isn't Limitless! Narrow Your Career Choices for Greater Happiness | The Art of Manliness

<i>“You can do anything you put your mind to!”</i><p><i>“The sky’s the limit!”</i><p><i>“You’re the best!”</i><p><i>“Follow your dreams!”</i><p>Did you hear these kinds of things growing …

Conversational Narcissism: How to Avoid It | The Art of Manliness

Last month I met up with an old friend I hadn’t seen in forever to have lunch. Having both read and written about how to be an effective and …

Maker's Mark's Plain Dumb Move Proved To Be Pure Marketing Genius

Sex sells, and so does panic, apparently.<p>Sales of Maker’s Mark bourbon, known for its distinctive red wax seal, soared 44 percent in the first quarter, its best ever, after the distillery announced in mid-February that it plans to water down its own product and lower the proof due to shortage of …

The shorter your first name, the bigger your paycheck

Shorten it to Bill, Bob, Marc or a Cindy, if you want to work in the executive suite.<p>That’s the messages from a new study by TheLadders, an online job matching site, which says every extra letter in a person’s first name may reduce her annual salary by $3,600.<p>Since short and sweet may equal a …

Marquette University

12 Investing Tips for Beginners

If you want to make headway on building wealth, simply saving money might not be enough. To optimize your savings, you should start …

Here's The Real Reason Apple's Stock Is On A Roll

Just before Apple announced its earnings last week the stock price was trading below $400. It’s now trading at a more healthy $450. Why?<p>There’s a long term reason for it, a secular trend not associated with the earnings report or Apple‘s new debt plans.<p>There is no denying that the earnings …