Patrick A. Lambert

108 Flips | 1 Magazine | 482 Likes | 1 Following | 6 Followers | @PatrickLamb6c2u | I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and urban hang gliding. I have performed several covert operations for the CIA. The laws of physics do not apply to me. I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to right it down. I don't perspire.

3 Books That Will Immediately Sharpen Your Mind

Reading inspires so many. Here are the top three books that have changed my life.<p>Books sharpen our minds.<p>When was the last time a book shifted your outlook? Stirred your heart? Challenged your biases?<p>If you're like me, you know reading is a vital part of each of our journeys <b></b>if we want to grow as …

New Testament

The 100 novels Americans love the most, based on a survey of thousands

In 2018, Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i> and James Comey’s <i>A Higher Loyalty</i> have captured US readers with juicy insights into the Trump White House. But what books bring Americans deep, blithe pleasure?<p>Starting in May, PBS will run a series called <i>The Great American Read</i>, in which journalist Meredith …

Literature

The Congressman Who Warned Us About Climate Change in 1864

George Perkins Marsh wrote a best-selling book warning about the devastation of man-made climate change in the 19th century. We've been backsliding …

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them. They were digitally looting an account of the Bangladesh Central Bank, when bankers grew suspicious about a withdrawal request that had misspelled “foundation” as …

North Korea

After the Equifax breach, consumers were advised to freeze their credit — but almost no one did it

On Tuesday, Equifax Chairman of the Board and CEO Richard Smith was the latest — and most high-profile — executive to step down, following the exit last week of the company's chief security officer and CIO. The US Justice Department is looking into sales of Equifax stock by executives before news …

How to Take Down Kim Jong Un

Stop saying there are no good options on North Korea. Here’s how we can end the threat once and for all—without firing a shot.<p>At my Senate confirmation hearing a few years ago, I made a promise to the panel deciding my fate: never to use the phrase “there are no good options.” After all, if there …

North Korea

Drinking Water Database: Put in Your ZIP Code and Find Out What's in Your Water

What's in your drinking water? Whether you're wondering if your water is safe or just what that weird smell is, a new tool is now available that …

Proposal Filed To Turn Former Car Dealership Site into Apartments at Westfield Montgomery Mall

Early plans show apartments with plaza, walking trail on former Ourisman site<p>By Bethany Rodgers<p>Published: 2017.07.26 10:45<p>Rendering of the proposal …

11 Pollutants Found In Maryland Drinking Water, Study Shows

What's legal isn't necessarily safe. See what Marylanders are drinking that could harm their health.<p>When water flows out of the faucet and into a …

Lessons from the Leaders Who Inspire Me

One of our employees at Accenture asked me recently about leaders I admire. Finding inspiration in those who have led before is incredibly important, …

Motivation

Kill boredom at work before it kills your productivity

<i>“I’m not feeling worky today.”</i><p>“<i>I’m bored to death, doing the same thing over and over again. I cannot work anymore.</i>”<p><i>“I NEED A BREAK!”</i><p>Do you overhear …

Creativity

Hitchhiking Woman Was Locked In A Coffin For 7 Years And Her Story Is Even Worse Than It Sounds

When you’re young, it’s natural to want to take on a big adventure. Starry-eyed kids ready to see the world romanticize cross-country road trips and …

Crime

Praying Mantises Are Killing Birds And Devouring Their Brains All Over The World

ARGHHH!<p>The elevated posture and folded front legs of the praying mantis might lead you to believe that this cunning predator is a seemingly benign, …

Birds

Time 4 Machine promises to bring us back to an age of metal and clockwork

The tinging of tiny hammers from the heart of Dwarf Mountains may now be lost to the mists of time but you, my friend, can still make magically complex metallic contrivances in the comfort of your own barrow/home. I point to Time 4 Machine, a selection of metal models made the creator of the wooden …

WARREN BUFFETT: The Republican healthcare bill should be called the 'Relief for the Rich Act'

Warren Buffett thinks the Republican healthcare bill has one goal: to help rich people like him.<p>During an interview with "PBS NewsHour" on Tuesday, the legendary investor presented his tax return from last year to show just how much he would save from the two proposed Republican plans (the House's …

Sorry ‘Stang, The Camaro ZL1 1LE Is The New King Of Modern Muscle

Photography by Aaron Miller<p>Un-watermarked photos courtesy of Chevrolet<p>John Coletti, the former head of Ford SVT, made one of the boldest claims in …

Sports Cars

Cloak and Dagger: From Two Permissions to Complete Control of the UI Feedback Loop

Frequently Asked Questions<p>How can an app stealthily obtain the two permissions?<p>A malicious app can declare the "draw on top" and the a11y permissions …

Apps

Persuasive proof that America is full of racist and selfish people

What millions of Google searches reveal about our national psyche.<p>“Google is a digital truth serum,” Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of <i>Everybody Lies</i><i>,</i> told me in a recent interview. “People tell Google things that they don't tell to possibly anybody else, things they might not tell to family …

Google Trends

23 Annoying Noises and How to Eliminate Them Forever

Most homeowners can get used to outside noise, like airplanes, trains and the neighbor kid's garage band, but those persistent little sounds in our …

Home Improvement

Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

This is the conclusion from decades of Gallup data and interviews with 25 million employees. But companies still keep getting it wrong.<p>In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.<p>So, many of …

Employee Engagement

Superhot 'Dragon's Breath' Chili Pepper Can Kill. Here's How

Death by chili pepper may not be a common way to die, but it's certainly a possibility for unlucky souls adventurous enough to try Dragon's Breath, …

Here's The Secret Part Of Commercial Airplanes That No Passenger Ever Gets To See

Flight attendants have a hard job. You might think of them as the smiling faces who make sure your seatbelt is buckled and that your drink is always …

Antarctica

One of the Biggest Bank Heists Ever Is Being Blamed on North Korea

Federal prosecutors have reason to believe that North Korea was the mastermind behind one of the biggest bank robberies in history—a stunning …

What Really Happens When You Don't Turn Off Your Cell Phone on a Plane?

'It's not necessarily that a phone can bring down an airplane.'<p>Cell phone use on planes has been heavily debated as the airline industry attempts to …

British Airways

Deranged Millennials, academicians, and Hollywood crap shooters

In the two weeks since the inauguration of our 45th president, we have seen the world erupt into predictable chaos. Anarchy has been fomented by the …

13 phenomenal reasons to drink more wine

Wine sometimes gets a bad rap.<p>Sure, overconsumption can be hazardous, and you may have made some terrible life choices thanks to wine. But drink wine …

The Vertical Farm

Growing crops in the city, without soil or natural light.<p>No. 212 Rome Street, in Newark, New Jersey, used to be the address of Grammer, Dempsey & Hudson, a steel-supply company. It was like a lumberyard for steel, which it bought in bulk from distant mills and distributed in smaller amounts, mostly …

Don't carry these 5 things in your wallet

Most of us have been there, that moment when you start to panic because you can’t find your wallet. It’s an unfortunate situation that for many, …