Ben Katz

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Is Facebook replaceable? Tech investor launches bid to 'start the process'

Jason Calacanis, an early investor in Uber, spearheads a contest to find a service ‘that is actually good for society’<p>Can Facebook be replaced? The prominent Silicon Valley investor Jason Calacanis, who was an early investor in several high-profile tech companies including Uber certainly hopes so. …

Social Media

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas

A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of …

Consciousness

‘Daily Show’s’ Trevor Noah Exposes Trump’s ‘Origin Lie’

“It turns out his entire origin story was fake,” the ‘Daily Show’ host revealed.<p>This past week, we learned that Donald Trump appeared to lie himself …

Comedy

This discovery could show our universe is teeming with advanced alien civilisations capable of building giant ‘megastructures’

Scientists have made a discovery which could be a crucial step in proving that our universe is populated by vast numbers of advanced alien …

Habitats

Kakeibo: a life-changing method for saving money

<b>This Japanese approach to managing household spending may be over 100 years old, but it's as relevant as ever.</b><p>First there was Marie Kondo, who …

Personal Finance

Male contraceptive sinks swimmers without hormonal side effects

As a man, if you're not a fan of condoms and don't really want to commit to a vasectomy, you're pretty much out of options when it comes to birth …

Contraception

Couple's Comics About Married Life Are Dark And Super Relatable

Life is never boring when you’re in love with someone whose imagination is just as wild as yours.<p>Just ask Mac Håndlykken and Andreas Håndlykken. The Oslo, Norway-based couple have been together since 2012 ― they married last year ― and are co-creators of a surrealist comic series inspired by their …

Comics

This Company will Sell You a Brand New 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

A Boss 302 and Mach 1 are also available<p>If you walk into a Ford dealer today, you can pick up a 2018 Mustang GT that makes 460 hp, hits 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and includes an optional magnetic suspension for less than $45,000. It will be comfortable and refined enough to take on a road trip, while …

Sports Cars

How to throw a punch

Without hurting yourself more than your opponent.<p>The punching-bag game at the arcade or county fair always looks so tempting. After all, punching seems like the easiest thing in the world: You ball up your fist and hurl it toward your target, just like in the movies. In reality, however, there’s a …

Martial Arts

11 of the Coolest Ford Mustangs Ever Made

As chosen by the Motor Trend staff<p>Originally introduced back in 1964, the Ford Mustang officially turned 54 this month. To celebrate that milestone and National Mustang Day, the <i>Motor Trend</i> staff put together a list of our favorite Mustang models, in no particular order. Read on to see which ones we …

Sports Cars

Born to the Blade Aims to Be Game of Thrones, Just for Your Ears

For centuries, seven countries in the sky have solved their political disputes with duels between blade-magicians called Warders... but not for much …

Game of Thrones

Meet the 29-Year-Old CEO Who Turned His Hobby Into a $1.5 Billion Business That's Backed by Jay-Z

The company bills itself as the Uber of private jets<p>The first time Sergey Petrossov flew on a private jet in 2009, he was surprised. Not just by the …

Startups

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know About Negotiation

<b>In Life, everything is a negotiation.</b><p>Your Job.<p>Your Bonus.<p>Your Promotion.<p>Your Project.<p>Your Deadline.<p>And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home …

Emotional Intelligence

Your Coachella Money Is Going to a Right-Wing Billionaire Who Funded Anti-LGBT and Anti-Marijuana Causes

Think twice before donning that flower crown.<p>This weekend, hordes of music lovers and teepee enthusiasts will descend on Indio, California, for the …

Southern Poverty Law Center

What It's Really Like to Give Up Alcohol at the Age of 27

<i>It’s practically an adult rite of passage to wake up the morning after the night before and think,</i> Right, that's it, I’m never drinking again<i>, only</i> …

Alcohol

Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Eurovision in spaaaaaaaaaace!<p>Many authors attempt comedy in science fiction, but few pull it off. Alongside very funny works like John Scalzi’s <i>Redshirts</i> and Terry Pratchett’s entire <i>Discworld</i> series, the pinnacle of hilarious science fiction is Douglas Adams’ <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,</i> …

Science Fiction

Now That I'm 50, Here's What I've Learned About Achieving Success That Escaped Me at 25

Hitting the big fifty requires reflection almost as a duty. So I focused mine on what I've learned about success since being half my current age.<p>I like writing about timeless lessons for success or key behaviors that lead to success. I've even written about famous failures that will inspire you to …

Motivation

Police fired after claiming mice ate half a ton of missing weed

If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. If you blame half a ton of impounded cannabis that's gone missing on said mouse, …

Buenos Aires

31 Gifts For Someone Who Doesn't Want Anything

We all know and love them: the people who have everything, and need and want nothing. Finding gifts for someone who doesn't want anything is the …

Skin Care

Low-Carb and Sugar-Free Coconut Cake Recipe

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)<p>Calories 217<p>Fat 15g<p>Carbs 45g<p>Protein 19g<p>Nutrition Facts<p>Servings: 12 (1 piece each)<p>Amount per serving<p>Calories<p>217<p>% …

Dessert

5 California Road Trips That'll Make You Fall in Love With the Golden State

Like many born-and-bred Californians, I would choose Joan Didion as my fantasy dinner guest and I feel more at home in my car than pretty much …

Travel

Japanese beef stew is umami-rich and deeply magical

<i>Umami Issues</i><i> is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i> I’ve turned my back on …

Soysauce

The San Francisco housing market is so dire that people are leaving in droves — here's where they're headed

The San Francisco Bay Area is on the brink of an exodus as a low supply of homes and high demand drive housing prices— and the cost of living — to new heights.<p>A recent report from the real-estate site Redfin found that San Francisco lost more residents than any other US city in the last quarter of …

Silicon Valley

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

These stocks offer both strong dividend policies and the promise of long-term stability.<p>Income investing is harder than it seems. Finding the most …

Investing

This woman perfectly deals with scammer posing as an IRS agent

People who pose as fake IRS representatives and try to scam unsuspecting people deserve your ire. It takes a particular kind of jerk to combine the …

Identity Theft

The Best Bad-Breath Remedies, According to Dentists

<i>While we might all be curious about the</i> <i>best plunger</i> <i>or</i> <i>probiotic tampon</i> <i>or</i> <i>cold-sore remedy</i><i>, it can be difficult to discuss these more</i> personal <i>items.</i> …

Dentistry

The cheapest all-inclusive destinations for summer 2018

Dreaming of the beach<p>Now Easter is out the way, summer is officially around the corner.<p>Cocktails on the beach, reading on a pool float and soaking up …

Travel

April Fools’ joke convinces Twitter of The Dark Knight prequel starring Joaquin Phoenix

The Joker Origins film, to be directed by Todd Phillips, will serve as a prequel to Christopher Nolan’s 2008 movie The Dark Knight. Or it was until …

Comic Books

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

Black Holes

3 Stocks I'll Buy in a Stock Market Crash

Volatility has returned to the markets. Here's my shopping list in case the carnage continues.<p>It's been a rough month or two for investors. As of …

Investing