Chantz Kouveras

87 Flips | 7 Magazines | 3 Likes | 1 Following | @NickBryant | Keep up with Chantz Kouveras on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Chantz Kouveras”

From College Dropout to Wall Street Success Story: 11 Things Winning People Always Do

From thinking strategically to maintaining discipline, these core principles make success more likely.<p>If you're a parent, it's hard when you don't like your kids' choices. Sometimes you have to step in, like when they're acting illegally or risking their health. But what do you do when your kids …

How to Make LBJ's Barbecued Chicken

LBJ and his wife Lady Bird made full use of "barbeque diplomacy" while in the White House, and with this recipe it's no wonder he was so</b> …

What "Black Tie" Means Now

The ominous but alluring "Black Tie" invitation arrives at your door. Do you wear a short dress or a long gown? Here are a few formal wear etiquette tips to keep in mind for your next black tie gala or wedding.<p><b>I. White Tie</b><p><b>"I'm so fancy."</b><p><b>Ladies</b>: Bring out your best full length ball gown and jewels. …

How to build and use a basic Android app for your business

There was a time in the early days of the internet when not every business had a website. Back then, you would often read articles attempting to convince business owners to invest in their ‘online presence’ and get with the times. Sure the articles were normally written by web developers and may …

Apps

Name That Shifter, No. 219 - Feature

On Monday, we presented this week’s shifter and asked you to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence it came. We had hoped to confuse you with this blurry, frankly terrible shifter photo, but alas, you came through again. Iggy correctly identified the shifter as belonging to a BMW …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

The Police Aren’t Under Attack. Institutionalized Racism Is.

John Minchillo—AP<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>John Taggart—EPA<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>Paul Martinka—Polaris<p>Seth Wenig—AP<p>Mark Lennihan—AP<p>Carlo …

New York's 10 Coolest Hidden Museums - PAPER

<i>While exhibits at the Met, MoMA or the Whitney might get most of the media attention -- and tourists' admission fees -- there's a slew of under-the-radar (and underrated) institutions scattered throughout New York City worth a visit. From a *very* impressive collection of trolls to a museum</i> …

The Neuroscience Of "Harry Potter"

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

Bionic Bird

This biomimetic flying device can be controlled by a smartphone, to entertain people and cats alike.<p>If aeronautic engineer Edwin Van Ruymbeke gets his way, you may soon be able to use your smartphone to fly with the birds. Not personally, of course, but in the form of Van Ruymbeke's crowdfunded …

Drones

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

5 Things You Should Never Do in a Restaurant

Dining out is meant to be a fun and pleasant experience. We show up, we sit down, we order, we eat, we pay, and we leave. But while that may sound like a rather straightforward experience, there are actually a host of unspoken rules that you really should be playing by.<p><b>Click Here to See All 13</b> …

How to Make Smoked Ribs on a Gas Grill | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Mcintyre.</i><p>Learning basic cooking skills was not a priority for me while growing up. The transition from …

How to debate your crazy uncle at the July 4 BBQ

<b>Bobby Moynihan aka "Drunk Uncle" (AP/Evan Agostini)</b><p>It’s an awful holiday tradition: Political debates with ignorant relatives. Here’s a guide for answering the crazy<p>Sean McElwee<p>July 4, 2013 11:15am (UTC)<p>With the July 4 holiday upon us, you may find yourself gathering with family this long weekend. …

The future arrives: Pioneer launches sat-nav with augmented reality

We're sufficiently old that we remember when the windscreen augmented-reality display from <i>Knight Rider 2000</i> seemed fanciful. Still, 200 years later, and finally, such things are a reality. Pioneer is launching NavGate, a sat-nav with a built-in projector and glass screen that'll provide the …

How much do oceans add to world’s oxygen?

Most of Earth’s oxygen comes from tiny ocean plants – called phytoplankton – that live near the water’s surface and drift with the …

Earth Science

SoundBrush, An App That Lets You Draw Music, Turns The Untrained Into Musicians

An iPad app called SoundBrush is out to make music composition accessible, even those who don’t play an instrument. After releasing a MVP in April 2012 to test out the concept of drawing music on a tablet, SoundBrush released a more sophisticated second version last month along with a sharing and …

4 Real Inventions Inspired by Science Fiction

Here’s what connected cars will be doing by 2020

<i>Pavan Mathew is Global Head of Connected Car for Telefonica Digital.</i><p>Many of us dream of autonomous cars. Just imagine the relaxation of completely hands-free driving that is both seamless and safe, unlocking new time for us to work, talk, and learn while going from point A to point B. A recent …

This 'Fish Car' Lets A Goldfish Drive Around

Drinking and driving is frowned upon. But swimming and driving is okay.<p>Where's the fish? The fish is out for a drive.<p>A company called Studio diip has created a mobile aquarium that can be "driven" by a fish. The four-wheeled device has a digital camera mounted above that can recognize which part of …

RANKED: The 11 Best Donuts In America

We couldn't personally taste donuts from every beloved pastry shop in the country, so we scoured blogs and online reviews to come up with 20 bakeries known for their rave-worthy donuts.<p>The we ranked the donuts based on availability, originality, and price, in addition to how they tasted.<p>Keep …

Los Angeles

Edible Flower Ice Cubes from Salted & Styled

Or, actually, IN the rocks. The team behind Salted & Styled came up with these edible flower ice cubes, perfect for summery cocktails<p>We wrote about how to use edible flowers (like nasturtiums, pansies, and the unfortunately named borage) in your cooking and cocktails as a celebration of the spring …

The Lasagna Grilled Cheese | BS' in the Kitchen

The Lasagna Grilled Cheese<p>Author: BS' in the Kitchen<p>Recipe type: Grilled Cheese Sandwich<p>Prep time: 20 mins<p>Cook time: 10 mins<p>Total time: 30 …

American Foods Quiz: Where Did They Really Come From?

As America's birthday nears, we always start to get a little nostalgic for our favorite American foods. But, like everyone always says, America is a melting pot, and that means that most of our food actually originated someplace else. We were amazed to find out just how many of our favorite iconic …

George Lucas explains how he invented lightsabers

Lightsabers, as Obi Wan Kenobi once said, are an elegant weapon for a civilized age. In <i>Star Wars</i>' galaxy, they're graceful and otherworldly things. In ours, as the 15-minute <i>Birth of the Lightsaber</i> featurette shows, they were little more than sticks onto which the movie's visual effects artists …

The 10 Best Things From April 2014

'Doctor Who' Meets 'Sherlock', Internet Explodes

<i>Doctor Who</i> and <i>Sherlock</i> — two shows helmed by the prolific British TV writer Steven Moffat — are both returning to our screens over the holidays. Matt …

Scientists can now control flies' brains with lasers

A laser beam can alter a fly’s behavior and make it mate with just about anything — even a ball of wax, according to scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The researchers have developed an experiment which involves shining an infrared laser directly at the head of a fly whose brain has …

Why Dads Matter

A third of American children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers.<p>MIDVALE, Utah — Jordan Ott was the third of his mother’s six children, born over the course of four marriages.<p>By age 8, he’d had two step-dads; his brothers and sisters had more or fewer based on birth order. Each …