Tristan Hayes

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The Economists Who Studied All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

"If it costs more, does it taste better?" and other financial questions about restaurants that permit unlimited consumption.<p>When I was a kid, the paradox of choice didn't occur to me. I wasn't yet overwhelmed by the "tyranny" of too many options, nor stressed with decision making if more options …

The Making of ‘Boyhood’: Richard Linklater’s 12-Year Journey to Create An American Masterpiece

There’s a scene toward the end of <i>Boyhood</i> that seems prosaic, even hackneyed. An absentee father is loitering about with his son and namesake, Mason …

Drug-fueled, EDM-obsessed millennials are saving the music business

Electronic dance music (EDM) is not just growing, it’s absolutely booming. The genre, which has been popular in Europe for decades but only really broke through in the US in the last couple of years, has now spawned an industry conservatively estimated to be worth $6.2 billion a year, according to …

Why The World Is Moving To Diplo’s Beat

The DJ superstar is a performer, a producer, and the creative force behind a growing musical empire. He even pays his taxes.<p>Diplo was halfway to Burning Man when the pilot got lost.<p>It was just the two of them in a tiny prop plane last summer, on what was ­supposed to be a two-hour hop from Los …

Fall’s Best New TV Show Is Not on a TV Network

It’s been a momentous end-of-the-TV-summer while I’ve been on vacation–the Emmys spun Sofia Vergara like a car-show model, Tony Soprano lived (or …

Cancelled Kickstarter Game 'Yogventures' Raised Over $500,000 In Crowdfunding

If you happen to be one of the 13,647 backers of the <i>Yogventures</i> Kickstarter project, YouTube partner Yogcast has some bad news for you: The game isn’t being made.<p>Despite having raised over $560,000 for the adventure game, and having entered beta in 2013, developer Winterkewl Games has canned the …

The US gets its first professional gaming arena

Competitive gaming is practically an institution in countries like South Korea, but it hasn't really had a permanent home in the US. That's going to change pretty shortly, though; Major League Gaming has revealed that it's opening its first dedicated eSports location, MLG.tv Arena, in Columbus, …

Grand Theft Auto Online’s neighborhoods are defined by those who “live” in them

<i>Special Topics In Gameology</i> <i>is an in-depth look at a specific corner of the gaming world in miniseries form. For this edition of the</i> …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

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Woody Allen denies adopted daughter's renewed molestation accusations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film director Woody Allen defended himself on Friday from newly published accusations by his now-adult adopted daughter that he molested her as a child, calling the allegations “ludicrous” and the product of a bitter custody battle with his former partner, actress Mia Farrow.<p>…

Here are Wall Street’s six worst trades of 2014

A lot of money went the wrong way on Wall Street this year, and none of it was managed by the Quartz staff. Still, we used our 20/20 hindsight to gather up six of the worst investing ideas of the year. We hope none of them have punished your portfolio too much.<p><b>1. Oil</b><p>Reuters/Todd Korol<p>Analysts had …

Gaza: hopes rise of end to war as Hamas 'optimistic' of deal with Israel

Hopes rose on Tuesday night of an end to the month-long war in Gaza, with officials from Hamas and other groups expressing cautious optimism that a deal would be made with Israel before the current 72-hour ceasefire ends on Wednesday evening.<p>After a day of conflicting reports about Egyptian …

Apple In Talks to Roll Out HealthKit to Medical Professionals Across U.S.

Apple is preparing to roll out its Healthkit development tools to health professionals across the U.S., and has been discussions with health providers at Mount Sinai, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, and Allscripts to use the new system, reports <i>Reuters.</i><p>Apple is said to be pushing Healthkit and its …

Uber denies Lyft accusation that its employees canceled thousands of rides on rival platform

Competition in the ridesharing space is getting extremely fierce, especially in the rivalry between Uber and Lyft. Earlier today, CNN shared data from Lyft that suggested Uber recruiters had made and canceled over 5,500 Lyft rides over the past 10 months.<p>Notably, Lyft’s figure counts rides canceled …

Gaza cease-fire holds; Israeli officials head to Cairo for truce talks

As a three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip held Monday, Israeli negotiators returned to Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials and indirect discussions with Palestinian militants about a permanent truce and long-term arrangements.<p>There were reports in Israeli and Palestinian news media that …