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Pharmaceuticals Rapscallion Martin Shkreli Now Playing the Stock Market Like a Goddamn Pan Flute

Here’s a fun story a few weeks in the making, starring everyone’s favorite price-gouging pharmaceuticals asswipe, Martin Shkreli. This one involves …

Martin Shkreli

74% of millennials don't invest in stocks, but maybe they should

If you're a member of the other 74%, you could be making a terrible financial mistake. As you'll see shortly, investing for the long term is much more effective if you start as early as possible.<p>In a survey by Bankrate, investors who don't own stocks were asked why they aren't in the market. Here …

Investing

Here’s what Cards Against Humanity did with the $71K customers paid for nothing in return

The folks over at Cards Against Humanity did something rather novel this past Black Friday, asking customers to pay $5 to receive absolutely nothing …

The Art Of The Brick: DC Comics superheroes and LEGO together at last

Superhero geeks and LEGO obsessives — your forces are set to combine.<p>Now you can check out both together in Art Of The Brick: DC Comics, a …

Comic Books

Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

iOS

Scientists discover 308-million-year-old tropical forest in the Arctic

The trees date back approximately 380 million years, to a time when the continents existed in a very different arrangement from today’s world. At …

Global Warming

This billionaire figured out how to fly free forever

NEW YORK — Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian, who doesn't exactly struggle to afford a plane ticket, can now likely fly free, in first class, with his …

How Jimmy Fallon Turned a Genius Style Hack into a Collaboration With J.Crew

Oh, Jimmy, let us count the ways that we love thee. Just when we thought we couldn’t be bigger fans for the goofy, soft-hearted late night talk show host, he comes at us with an idea so genius we wouldn’t be surprised to see pitched on <i>Shark Tank</i>. On his show last night he told the audience, “I kept …

J.Crew

People Put Their Arms In A Hole, Letting This Tattoo Artist Ink Whatever He Wants

Scott Campbell, a well-known tattoo artist based in the Williamsburg part of Brooklyn, New York, has created the ultimate test of trust in his work: …

Penelope Cruz

The best bars in New York, as chosen by bar experts

The fact that the world’s best bars are in New York City shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s pulled up a barstool for something shaken or stirred. To …

Manhattan

Half of world's museum specimens are wrongly labelled, Oxford University finds

Don't believe everything you read at the museum. Up to half of the specimens may be wrongly labelled.<p>Museums might seem like infallible hubs of knowledge and learning, but a new study suggests it might be wise not to trust everything that appears on the shelves.<p>As many as half of all natural …

Dinosaurs

Disturbing Vintage Medical Illustrations That Will Shock You

Back in the 19th century (long before any form of multimedia existed) the principles and practices of surgery had to be illustrated to help educate …

Why millennials should stick to renting and ignore advice to buy a home

Major online realtor Trulia says it’s high time to take a risk but drinking the real estate Kool-Aid will only lead to financial heartache<p>Today’s 20-somethings and even those in their early 30s came of age in what may have been the worst national real estate market on record since their …

Parents who refused to let baby die of leukaemia change medical history

Lisa Foley and Ashleigh Richards refused to let their daughter die of cancer<p>When Lisa Foley gave birth to her second daughter Layla in June 2014 everything seemed fine.<p>There had been no problems during pregnancy and the baby was born a healthy 7lbs 10oz and seemed happy and content.<p>But at …

Genetic Engineering

The government's new retirement savings account is now available across the US

It's called the myRA, which stands for My Retirement Account.<p>MyRA has been in a pilot program with a select group of employees since 2014, but was launched nationwide on Wednesday, meaning anyone can now participate.<p>It's geared towards people who don't have a lot of savings, and operates similarly …

Retirement

The year’s biggest fashion trend is officially getting an entry in the dictionary

It’s been everywhere: the coffee shop, the grocery store, the office, and sometimes even the gym. Dressing in workout clothes at all times, whether for exercising or not, has been one of the biggest, most persistent, and most comfortable clothing trends of the past couple years.<p>The style of dress …

New York Times

Billionaire Michael Dell was just revealed as the mysterious buyer of the most expensive home ever sold in NYC, a $100 million penthouse — see inside

Michael Dell — founder and CEO of Dell Technologies — owns the most expensive apartment ever sold in New York City, and it was a well-kept secret until now.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that the tech billionaire was the buyer of the $100.5 million penthouse in One57, according to two people with …

Real Estate

Why buying individual stocks is a bad idea

Even if you’ve never made an overt decision to invest in the stock market, stocks form the foundation of your retirement investing. (At least if …

Investing

The 12 dumbest things you can do with your money in your 30s — and how to avoid them

Time is still on your side in your 30s. If you manage your money well, it can mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>That's easier said than done. And many of us tend to assume that we'll have more money in our 40s and have plenty of time to tune up our finances, which can lead to some poor money …

Personal Finance

11 of the weirdest things you can buy on Amazon

You have to hand it to Jeff Bezos. He took an idea that nobody thought would work — selling books on the Internet — and transformed it into the …

Shopping

10 things you probably didn’t know about Manhattan

As a New Yorker, you probably think you know everything about this great city we all call home. Well, wrong-o, bucko. We rounded up a list of 10 …

Grand Central Station

This Artist Places People's LinkedIn and Tinder Profile Pictures Side-by-Side

One is for scoring that job; the other is for scoring.<p>Belgian artist Dries Depoorter’s art series titled “Tinder In” uses public profile pictures from professional social networking site LinkedIn and social dating app Tinder and places these two photos side-by-side. The point of this exhibition, …

Tinder

A cartoonist turned the iTunes Terms of Service into a 47-page graphic novel

It is a time-honored truth (or at least an oft-cited anecdote) that no one reads the iTunes Terms and Conditions. It's long and presumably boring (but who knows? I've never read it) and I'm not even sure there are paragraph breaks. There already exist a few projects that try to reshape various user …

Graphic Novels

Nigella Lawson's new 'avocado toast' recipe has annoyed a lot of people

LONDON — So Nigella Lawson returned to British television screens last night with a new series called <i>Simply Nigella</i> — a show about "how cooking can …

Alexander Semenov Continues to Photograph the Earth’s Most Fragile Marine Wildlife Near the Arctic Circle | Colossal

<p>For the last several years, marine photographer Alexander Semenov (previously) has lead the divers team at Moscow State University’s White Sea …

Nature

Guinness goes vegan: Stout agrees to stop using animal bladders in brewing process for first time in 256 years

The new system is due to be installed in 2016<p>Guinness will soon be good for vegans.<p>The famous Irish stout is to become vegan friendly for the first time in its 256-year history, as the company halts the use of fish bladders in its brewing filters.<p>"It is part of our ongoing efforts to further …

Beer

The nine most toxic investments ever

From ostrich farms to "rare earth" metals, we round up the investments that are simply too risky for pension savers<p>Conmen are quick to spot new targets so, with pension savers now enjoying the new freedom to access and invest their retirement cash, scams are on the rise.<p>The latest ruse involves …

Finance

A financial planner shares her personal system for managing money

But we also ring up debt because we simply don't understand the flow of our income and expenses, so we can't accurately estimate how much money we have available to spend.<p>I've struggled with this myself. A few years ago, I put in place a "Money Flow" system to help my family track our spending.<p>You …

Personal Finance