Natalie Legień

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PNTV: Existentialism Is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre

Optimistic Nihilism

How wealth inequality has changed in the U.S. since the Great Recession, by race, ethnicity and income

In the U.S., the racial and ethnic wealth gap has evolved differently for families at different income levels since the Great Recession.

Demographics

3 Investing Lessons From The Great Recession

It’s hard to believe this year marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Recession. Talk about a milestone no one wants to commemorate.<p>To be sure, we’ve come a long way from October of 2007 when housing sales started to fall and the Federal Reserve began cutting interest rates. That …

How the Great Recession Changed Banking

Just over 10 years ago, French bank BNP Paribas froze U.S. mortgage-related funds. Defaults on subprime mortgage loans mounted. The market panicked. There was a run on British bank Northern Rock. Over the next year, many banks fell. Investment bank Bear Stearns collapsed. Lehman Brothers toppled. …

There’s precedent for Amazon competing with so many companies. It doesn’t end well.

Perhaps no other company in history has sold so many different products (354 million) while competing against so many other companies (hundreds). In the past, that power hasn’t lasted. Amazon is betting it will be different.<p>Amazon today is a retailer, a logistics network, a book publisher, a movie …

5 things never to say to your daughter if you want her to grow up body positive

Given we’re bombarded with unrealistic beauty standards and constant criticism of women’s bodies in the media, body confidence is understandably a …

You're Bloated. Here's What You Can Do.

Enough is enough, beat the bloat.<p>September 21, 2017<p>If you've clicked this link, then you're probably experiencing bloating or have felt bloated in …

Get ready for pea milk. It doesn’t taste like peas and it’s not even green.

It’s never been easier to avoid dairy, thanks to an ever-expanding array of plant-based milks: Rice, soy, hemp, oat, coconut, almond, macadamia, …

Gluten-Free

Homeopathic remedies are 'nonsense and risk significant harm' say 29 European scientific bodies

A scientific organisation intended to influence EU policy has called for tougher regulations of alternative medicine, branding homeopathy “nonsense” …

Is Sexism All in Your Brain?

A new study says the brains of misogynists are also super-dense in regions that control fear and anger. But there’s a twist.<p>Sexism is deeply …

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

Photography

12 Theories of How We Became Human, and Why They’re All Wrong

Killers? Hippies? Toolmakers? Chefs? Scientists have trouble agreeing on the essence of humanity—and when and how we acquired it.<p>What a piece of work is man! Everyone agrees on that much. But what exactly is it about <i>Homo sapiens</i> that makes us unique among animals, let alone apes, and when and how …

Ask a North Korean: what's life like in the army?

In an ongoing series, NK News poses a reader’s question to a defector. This week, enduring military service on an empty stomach<p>In North Korea, men serve in the military for 10 years and women for seven. The special unit working as Kim Jong-un’s personal bodyguards serve for 13.<p>Military service is …

North Korea

Poland Developing Liquid Body Armor

Oobleck versus bullets<p>Liquids are great at absorbing bullets' energy. Fired underwater, an AK-47 can only send a bullet a few feet forwards, while in the air the same bullets would easily fly over 1,000 feet. This is great news for secret agents looking to avoid henchmen by swimming underwater, but …

Engineering

A new study says only a few parts of the brain control rats' dreams

Many scientists have speculated that dreams help us process memory or learn new things. But there’s a lot of work between that and figuring out what our bodies are actually doing when we dream. Now, a group of researchers at UCBL in Lyon, France say they’ve found a link between REM sleep and a few …

This 24-Year-Old High School Dropout Is Tackling A Problem Every Startup Hates To Deal With

That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. She leased servers out of a few data centers and created a fully managed hosting service for small businesses, which she describes as a "cheaper version of Rackspace." She had about four part time employees and generated …

Startups

What are the highest paid jobs of 2014?

Ever wondered which are the best paid jobs in the UK and what it is like to have one of them? The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014, so we have taken a look at what you need to land one of the top 10 jobs, and asked people who do them to …

Welcome to Forbes

Inhabitat's Week in Green: hydroelectric house, human hamster wheel and a saltwater-powered car

Salt water covers the vast majority of the Earth's surface, making it one of the most abundant and under-appreciated resources on the planet. Taking advantage of this resource, Nanoflowcell has developed the world's first saltwater-powered electric car! The vehicle, known as the Quant …

Fascination With Chernobyl Inspires Surreptitious Visits

Nuclear meltdown leaves a vast, empty land overtaken by vegetation.<p><i>"What was it? A meteorite that fell to Earth? Or a visitation from outer space? Whatever it was, there appeared in our small land a miracle of miracles: the ZONE."</i><p>-- From the epigraph of <i>Stalker</i>, a 1979 film by the Russian director …

This 8-Year-Old Makes $1.3 Million A Year By Posting YouTube Videos

Evan is the kid behind EvanTubeHD, which is a family-friendly YouTube channel where Evan (and occasionally his sister or mom) reviews toys and video games.<p>Evan rakes in $1.3 million a year from posting his toy reviews to YouTube.<p>Tech-savvy and smart. Not a bad combo.<p>In an interview with Newsweek, …

Angry Birds

Forget The Hyperloop: Larry Page Wants Google To Build A Super-Efficient Airport The Rest Of The World Can Copy

Larry Page's ambitions are huge and grow bigger every day.<p>Already, he has Google working on self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, robots, aging, and drones. At Google, they call these efforts moonshots.<p>The latest problem Page wants to solve: inefficient airports.<p>In an excellent report, The …

Tesla

This Is the World's Smallest Functional V-12 Engine

You’d never guess it judging by the collection of tiny, intricate works of kinetic art on display in his workshop, but José Manuel Hermo Barreiro, a.k.a. “Patelo,” claims to be a “very impatient person.” A retired naval mechanic, Patelo continues to create after his contemporaries have ditched …

All change: The little things that will have to change if Scotland votes for independence

From stamps, phone roaming and Gretna Green to licence plates and web domains, it's not just the obvious things that could change if Scotland votes for independence<p>Becoming an independent country means more than flying a new flag. What other things will have to change?<p><b>Brinnng Brinnng</b><p>Scotland would …

So you think you know where babies come from?

It has been a long journey of scientific discovery from Aristotle to epigenetics – and it's not over yet<p>We know a lot about the world around us. We know a lot about ourselves and how we work. We even know where babies come from, and this is no mean feat. Imagine it's 350BC, and you're trying to …

Using 'Doom' To Design A Room

The program for a classic demon-slaying game is helping construction companies design hospitals and office buildings.<p>Remember that early ‘90s horror-themed video game, <i>Doom</i>, where you roamed around a Martian landscape, killing everything in sight? Well, now the game isn’t just for shooting demons …

Zack Snyder posts another Batman v Superman / Star Wars mash-up

Earlier in the week Zack Snyder gave us our first official look at the Batmobile from <b>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</b>, while yesterday brought a …

The Week in Spandex - Batman v Superman, DC TV, Captain America 3, Iron Man 4, The Hulk, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Spider-Man and more

<i>Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Legion of Super-Heroes,</i> …

Can We Jump-Start A New Space Age?

Jon Morse, former astrophysics division director at NASA, can remember the exact moment he knew things had to change.<p>It was the late spring of 2011. After one particularly long planning meeting, Morse headed to the elevators with some high-ranking budget officials. As they waited for the next car, …