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A Data Nerd’s Guide To Winning Texas Hold ‘Em

Know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em.<p>Do you suck at the mental math of Texas Hold ‘Em? Here’s an interactive cheat sheet that you might want to play around with before your next game. Chris Beaumont, a former software engineer at Harvard’s Center for Astrophysics, has put together a …

You can’t be Warren Buffett, but you can be a better investor

Financial markets are complex dynamic systems, populated by irrational and biased participants. Because of this, we have a tendency not only to …

10 facts about America's new soccer hero, Tim Howard - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The word "epic" gets thrown around a lot these days, but there's no other way to describe what we saw Tuesday.<p>It was an epic battle. Team USA goalie Tim Howard on one hand. The entire Belgian team on the other.<p>Facing the relentless onslaught of Belgium's offense, Howard made 16 saves -- …

Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young | Colossal

<p>Self-taught artist Ben Young is a man of many exceptional talents from surfing and skateboarding to repairing furniture and working full-time as a …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …