John Roxandich

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The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

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Muscle detailing: The leg workout to carve your quads and calves

Want bulging hamstrings, well-rounded glutes, rock-solid calves, and sculpted quads with a teardrop to boot? Say no more. This routine will give you …

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How Ancient Civilizations Fathomed The Unfathomable

The Mayans, Eastern Indians, and other ancient cultures knew things (celestial mechanics, perspectives on quantum physics, architecture, etc.) that to us seem unimaginable for those times. How could they have possibly known those things? Where did their knowledge come from? Could there be an …

Ancient Civilization

Ancient Greeks may have helped design China's Terracotta Army, experts say

Archaeologists have unearthed evidence that ancient Greeks may have helped design the famous Terracotta Army, which could shed new light on China’s early contact with the west.<p>The 8,000 warriors guarding the tomb of China’s First Emperor Qin Shi Huang date back to the third century B.C. and have …

Salary or equity? This website wants to help you understand startup job offers

Job offer letters can be confusing, especially in the startup industry. Instead of just having a base salary and a benefits package, early-stage …

The workout to build bigger arms

Hey guys, we have a confession to make: We really don’t know why muscles grow how they do—in fact, no one does.<p>The best that science has done thus …

Bulgarian werewolves and Byzantine eunuchs: 12 historical lives that should be novelised

<i>Minoo Dinshaw on 12 unfamiliar lives – from a Byzantine eunuch to a Turkish arms dealer – that deserve to be novelised</i><p>British historical fiction is thriving, but its readers might be forgiven for seeking fresher banquets. The wild boar at the Henrician court grows overcooked. Hilary Mantel herself …

The Freakish Forearm Workout

When you're planning your workouts for the week, you're probably sure to include back, chest, legs, shoulders, and arms. But, what about your …

‘Stranger Things,’ Parallel Universes, And The State Of String Theory

A conversation with theoretical physicist Brian Greene<p>Undoubtedly a hit of the summer, Netflix's <i>Stranger Things</i> is a Sci-Fi horror series that utilizes some serious scientific theories. Although they may use some terminology interchangeably, the series dives into some intense, confusing topics in …

Physics

What Leaders Actually Do to Inspire and Motivate

Lets leave intellectual theory behind. These are the nuts and bolts of great leadership, and you can apply it starting today.<p>Back when I was doing the corporate grind, Bruce was the first boss (and my favorite to this day) that exposed me to the very practice of "Servant Leadership." That's how he …

Leadership