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What the 4% of Americans who believe in lizard people can teach us about conspiracy theories

The internet is full of wild-eyed insinuation. Seemingly accidental events are not actually accidental. A few powerful people have hatched plots to bring about certain outcomes, usually with the goal of benefitting the shadowy string-pullers. As Karl Popper noted in <i>Conjectures and Refutations</i> …

Conspiracies

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

The Mobster Who Bought His Son a Hockey Team

A tale of goons, no-show jobs, and a legendary minor-league franchise that helped land its owner in prison<p><b>T</b>here’s nothing sadder than a small city.<p>A small town has its lawns and picket fences and wholesome values, a big town its go-getters and civic fathers. A big city has its strivers and fine …

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

Freebie: The Basics of User Experience Design

Learn about core concepts in UX design as compiled by the Interaction Design Foundation (IDF), design thinking, interaction design, mobile UX design, …

The 50 best computer science schools in the world

A computer-science degree from one of the world's top higher education institutions can help graduates land their dreams job at companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, or Amazon.<p>But if your goal is to impress prospective employers, which university should you shoot for? Using the QS …

Hollywood's moral confusion: They kicked Harvey out, then nominated Kobe for an Oscar

On Sunday, at the Oscars, Hollywood will celebrate itself yet again. This town spends so much time patting itself on the back, it's a wonder any movies ever get made.<p>This year, I keep hearing that the usually self-satisfied tone of the ceremony will be a bit different. Women are angry and empowered …

The Top 10 Diets: Is One Right for You?

To some, diets are a religion. And for others, they’re practically a 4-letter word. A registered dietitian breaks down the highlights and potential …

A startup that runs marijuana dispensaries is America's first $1 billion marijuana 'unicorn'

Chain stores have arrived in the legal marijuana industry — and it could be a billion-dollar idea.<p>MedMen, a cannabis retail company that operates 11 marijuana dispensaries across California, New York, and Nevada, has sold a minority stake of the company to a Canadian investment firm at a $1 billion …

Cannabis

Netflix Shows Are Entertaining Enough, But It's the Digital Marketing That's Masterful

Effective digital marketing has more to do with creative strategies focused on the individual customer than it does with big budgets and advanced technology.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In five years, the share of households with a Netflix subscription has increased …

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new features or improve on features that already exist within …

Marketing

How Reggie Brown invented Snapchat

Billy Gallagher Contributor<p>Billy Gallagher is a former TechCrunch staffer whose first book "HOW TO TURN DOWN A BILLION DOLLARS: The Snapchat Story by Billy Gallagher" is on sale now. Gallagher previously worked as an analyst at Khosla Ventures.<p>Reggie Brown carefully ran his fingers over the blunt, …

The B-32 Waged America’s Last Air Battle in World War II (After the War Ended)

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber achieved fame—and infamy—for its role in the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and …

HR has lost the trust of employees. Here is who has it now

Human resources has to be one of the greatest bait-and-switch professions one can join today. HR departments position themselves with a forward-facing fluffy image, whether improving the productivity of workers through training and development programs or perhaps righting the yawning inequality gap …

GoPro’s spectacular implosion reveals brutal reality facing tech hardware startups

While the recent earnings warning from GoPro was seen as a disaster, it’s quite possible that the situation for this briefly high-flying camera company is even worse than it appears. But GoPro’s fate is also an indicator of a larger problem that’s sweeping across independent hardware startups.<p>Just …

Startups

Load up on CompTIA certification training for less than $8 per course

Learning will always be the cornerstone of any progressing career. And if you make your living (or want to make your living) as an IT pro, you’d better be ready to pick up new skills and learn new disciplines even faster than most.<p>In the IT world, there’s no more bankable training than …

Touring Hyperloop One's ever-evolving test site

Virgin Hyperloop One, a company that's developing a new way of moving people around the world, has precedent when it comes to missing deadlines. The company pledged to test a fully working Hyperloop by the end of 2016, but its first test didn't take place until Aug. 2017. The future doesn't conform …

The Reporter Who Helped Persuade FDR to Tell the Truth About War

Sherrod’s educational effort included influencing President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s decision to release photographs and film footage taken on …

History

​Back and Shoulder Stretch | Men’s Health

“What we’re trying to do today is teach you guys how to open up your thoracic mobility,” Giordano says. Sorry, our what now? “The thoracic segment of your spine is the segment between your upper back and your lower back.”<p>Ah, that makes more sense.<p>Tightness in your thoracic segment, says Giordano, …

The Secret World War II History Hidden in London's Fences

In South London, the remains of the UK’s World War II history are visible in an unlikely place—one that you might pass by regularly and never take a …

Great Depression

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Watching History Fade Away in 'Call of Duty: WWII'

The latest Call of Duty returns to its roots, casting a modern warfare gaze on a past that suddenly seems mythic.<p>Remember that we knew them. The people who survived the Second World War were grandparents or great-grandparents who we saw slip into old age, and whose occasional stories gave us very …

These are the US startups that Russian investors are backing

Joanna Glasner Contributor<p>Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items<br>• The state of the unicorn<p>A taxi-hailing app. A transplant device developer. An online mortgage provider.<p>Those businesses may …

A guy filmed a fantastic commercial to sell his girlfriend’s 1996 Honda Accord

Bug shield, rubber duckies, and tape converter included<p>Sometimes, you have to go a bit beyond Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace to sell your aging car. To help his girlfriend move her 1996 Honda Accord, Max Lanman filmed his own fantastic commercial to find a buyer.<p>Set to a piano score in the …

Even Daniel Radcliffe Is Into This 'Harry Potter' Theory About The Dursleys

There may be a reason they were such turds.<p>Dumbledore once said happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.<p>Yeah, that’s easy to say when you don’t live with the Dursleys.<p>In the “Harry Potter” universe, it’s a little befuddling why the Dursleys …

Film Industry