Nathan Victor

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13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

”Somebody once told me the definition of hell:<p><i>“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

I’m harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from your site. Here’s how.

The following is a true story. Or maybe it’s just based on a true story. Perhaps it’s not true at all.<p>It’s been a frantic week of security …


Effective Notification Management in a Workplace of Distraction

Picture this: You have a big project due at the end of the week that you’ve committed to finishing. With this in mind, you sit down, ready to roll …


Kobach Exposed at Trial

Kobach utterly failed to present convincing evidence for his claim of rampant voter fraud.The federal trial over a law that disenfranchised tens of …


World's tallest active geyser may be erupting deep in Yellowstone National Park

The tallest active geyser in the world may be erupting for the first time since 2014, according to the National Park Service.

National Parks

Easter Island Is Eroding

Rising ocean levels are causing waves to break on the statues and platforms built a thousand years ago. The island risks losing its cultural heritage. Again.

Easter Island


I wrote a book about how Hulk Hogan sued Gawker, won $140M, and bankrupted a media empire...funded by billionaire Peter Thiel to get revenge (or justice). AMA

Hey reddit, my name is Ryan Holiday.<p>I’ve spent the last year and a half piecing together billionaire Peter Thiel’s decade long quest to destroy the …

Peter Thiel

The Man Who Knew Too Little

GLOUSTER, Ohio — At first, the experiment didn’t have a name.<p>Right after the election, Erik Hagerman decided he’d take a break from reading about the hoopla of politics.<p>Donald Trump’s victory shook him. Badly. And so Mr. Hagerman developed his own eccentric experiment, one that was part silent …

Kim Jong-un

Genes have a role in empathy, study says

<b>It helps us to make close connections with people, and influences how we behave in a range of situations, from the workplace to a party.</b><p>Now scientists say empathy is not just something we develop through our upbringing and life experiences - it is also partly inherited.<p>A study of 46,000 people …


Comcast Found Blocking Legitimate Sites — Including PayPal and Steam — Through Its 'Protected Browser' Feature

Scared yet? Comcast’s Xfinity broadband internet access service has been found blocking a number of legitimate sites through its ‘Protected Browsing’ …

Net Neutrality

Prostate screening saves no lives and may do more harm than good

Screening for prostate cancer does not save lives, and may do more harm than good, a major study has concluded.<p>The largest ever trial of PSA tests - which all men over 50 can obtain on request from their GP - found that death rates were identical among men, whether or not they underwent …


7 Practical Tips for Cheating at Design

Improving your designs with tactics instead of talent.<p>Every web developer inevitably runs into situations where they need to make visual design …

UI Design
Los Angeles

The Last Babylift

Adopting a child in Haiti.<p>In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti on January 12th, many Americans inquired about adopting Haitian orphans, estimated to number three hundred and eighty thousand before the quake and as many as a million afterward. International adoption agencies, adoption …

The Internet Isn’t Forever

Maria Bustillos | Columbia Journalism Review | February 2018 |2900 words (12 minutes)<i>This story is published in collaboration with the</i> Columbia …


Are We Getting Ripped with Protein or Ripped Off?

Carbs are good. Carbs are bad. Butter’s good. Butter’s bad. Coconut oil is a miracle. No, it’s evil. After decades of diet trends and conflicting …


Longform -- Dagestani Dynasty: Nurmagomedov family business

<i>Mixed Martial Arts was never the plan that he had for his son. It was a sport that few understood in Dagestan, and even fewer ventured to experiment</i> …

Martial Arts
Tim Ferriss

San Jose: Homeless advocates protest sweep of ‘Googleville’ encampment

<i>(Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.)</i><p>Commuters rushed along freeway overpasses to the Google and …

Ethical Electronics

Three strategies for building hardware sustainably<p><i>Last fall, Heather Corcoran, Kickstarter’s Design and Tech Lead for Europe, organized a</i> <i>series of</i> …


Craftsmanship—The Alternative to the Four Hour Work Week Mindset

Often times when I attend a conference or a networking event I am surprised how many people operate at the periphery of the tech industry. Social …


Polar Bears Really Are Starving Because of Global Warming, Study Shows

New science sheds more light on recent controversy over how much the large carnivores are being impacted by melting sea ice.<p>Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Shot by Paul Nicklen and Cristina …


This Is Why Uma Thurman Is Angry

Yes, Uma Thurman is mad.<p>She has been raped. She has been sexually assaulted. She has been mangled in hot steel. She has been betrayed and gaslighted by those she trusted.<p>And we’re not talking about her role as the blood-spattered bride in “Kill Bill.” We’re talking about a world that is just as …

Kill Bill

Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle

A vast, interconnected network of ancient cities was home to millions more people than previously thought.<p>Using a revolutionary technology known as LiDAR (short for “Light Detection And Ranging”), scholars digitally removed the tree canopy from aerial images of the now-unpopulated landscape, …


Hitler’s Dark Vision for the UK

Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

The studio for what is arguably the world’s most successful online course is tucked into a corner of Barb and Phil Oakley’s basement, a converted TV room that smells faintly of cat urine. (At the end of every video session, the Oakleys pin up the green fabric that serves as the backdrop so Fluffy …