Alex Evangelidis

19 Flips | 1 Magazine | 52 Likes | 2 Following | @alexeva232014 | Keep up with Alex Evangelidis 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 “Alex Evangelidis”

So You Want to Read Alternate History: Here’s Where to Start

I’ve tried to focus solely on alternate history novels where the twist is entirely historical rather than dependent upon some kind of magical act, …

Take the same finance class the NFL gives its players

Slide 1 of 49<p>The NFL held its second annual Personal Finance Camp for players from April 4 to 7 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The first session, “Funding …

NFL

The most anticipated video games of 2016

Circle, Bitreserve, and BitPay are turning their backs on bitcoin

Circle, BitPay, and Bitreserve — who between them have raised over $130 million — have all shifted away from bitcoin in one way or another in recent months.<p>That's after people failed to adopt it in the way entrepreneurs and venture capitalists had hoped.<p>Circle — which makes a mobile bitcoin wallet …

WWE Network Breaks Into Top Five Of Streaming Services

There’s no need for Netflix to watch out, but WWE is building up some steam with its streaming service.<p>WWE issued a press release Thursday touting the WWE Network as a top-five Over-the-top (OTT) streaming service, based on a report by Parks Associates, a market research and consulting firm.<p>WWE …

Who Pissed Off All the Mascots? An Investigation

Teams have found out that angry mascots appeal more to fans than friendly mascots.<p>If you're a logo designer in today's sports world, your first duty is to make the mascot scowl—make him, as the press releases and ensuing analyses always put it, "fierce." Most recently the Milwaukee Bucks and …

These modern ads are even more sexist than their 'Mad Man'-era counterparts

The caveat tends to be: "But look how far we've come today! Times sure have changed!" But have they?<p>While demeaning ads were more omnipresent in the '50s and '60s, their modern counterparts can give vintage ads a run for their money. We've compiled some notoriously sexist vintage ads and put them …

Could Uber Put FedEx Out Of Business?

<i>Spoiler Alert: The answer is yes, and that is a very important lesson for you, as well.</i><p>You’ve probably heard that when he was an undergraduate, Frederick W. Smith got less than a stellar grade on what was in essence the business plan for the company he would create: Federal Express. The professor …

Ninja Metrics shows which ad networks are really delivering the most social and lucrative users

<i>Click here for all of GameBeat’s 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage</i>.<p>Ninja Metrics spent a long time building Katana, its social predictive analytics engine. And now it really looks like it’s paying off, and the truth of the research is quite fascinating.<p>By identifying users who bring “social …

The World Is Nintendo's (If Only They'd Take It)

Thirty years after the debut of the NES, Nintendo still finds themselves as a leader in the video game industry. That’s an unprecedented position to be in, as all Nintendo’s rivals have fallen to their might, and stranger still, Nintendo persists in being the “model” example of many of the best …

The 20 Best Books From The Past 20 Years, According To The Independent Bath Literature Festival

Picking a good book can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. There are just SO many.<p>Luckily, the literary experts over at the Independent …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

18 Reasons Why Denmark Is A Wonderful Place To Live

1. The landscape of southern Funen (Fyn, Denmark's central island), which undulates like a reclining nude:<p>3. Flødebolle—a chocolate-covered Italian meringue with a wafer base (sometimes they have a marzipan base, but those are to be avoided):<p>4. There's parking.<p>5. The view from the room that houses …

The Attack On Charlie Hebdo Was A Symbolic Tragedy So Quit Trying To Change The Subject

As I write this, it is just few days after the barbaric attacks on French satirical newspaper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> and already the inevitable backlash against the murdered victims has begun. Firstly, it comes from those who seek to question the judgment of the victims. Then it comes from publications and …

15 Great Stocks For 2015

Trying to outguess the market can make a fool of anyone. Instead of trying to move in and out of the market, a better strategy is to buy quality stocks that you can ideally hold for the longer term. With that in mind, we asked some of our favorite investment advisors for their best ideas for 2015.

This Brilliant Chart Reveals How Patience Pays Off For Investors

When first introduced to investing, people are often told that the stock market offers around 10% per year. Meanwhile, bonds offer a mid-single digit return annually.<p>However, these average numbers rarely reflect what'll happen in any single year. In fact, it's actually rare to see the stock market …

Here's Why Office Layout Was So Important To Steve Jobs

But what you may not realize is that Jobs held the layout of his work place's office to the same level of detail, Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson writes in his new book "The Innovators: How A Group Of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution."<p>When he designed a new headquarters …

35 Places You Need To Visit In France

Provence is famous for its fragrant lavender fields. Shutterstock France was recently named the most-visited country in the world with over 84 million visitors in 2013 — and for good reason.<p>Millions of people go to France each year to stroll along the quays of Paris, lie on the gorgeous beaches of …