Bobby Akines

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PayPal Alum: How Blockchain Will Change Investing and Why Real Estate Will Be First

There’s a lot of hype about turning property into digital tokens and trading it on a blockchain—but so far no one is actually doing it. That’s going …

The Curse of an Open Floor Plan

A flowing, connected interior—once a fringe experiment of American architectural modernism—has become ubiquitous, and beloved. But it promises a liberation from housework that remains a fantasy.<p>For some American families, one kitchen is apparently not enough. What is wrong with having just one …

How to Pay Zero Taxes Legally in Retirement

And when you pay zero taxes, you shouldn't be doing it the way most people do it -- which is by being broke.<p>5 min read<p>Are you gambling your retirement savings on the idea that your taxes will be lower when you retire? If so, I’ve got some bad news. If you have your retirement savings in a …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Using Virtual Buildings to Create Real Ones

Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is transforming the construction industry—making buildings cheaper, safer, and more amazing than ever.<p>The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles is a one-of-a-kind building. Designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry, the hall’s stainless …

It's Looking A Lot Like 2008 Now...

Economic and market conditions are eerily like they were in late 2007/early 2008.<p>Remember back then? Everything was going great. Home prices were …

Wondering which Instant Pot to buy? Discover why this is one of the best kitchen tech items you'll ever own.

Instant Pot (<i>noun</i>): The insanely fast, intelligent pressure cooker that can replace numerous kitchen appliances, and possibly the most important …

The Fed is sending mixed messages about interest rates — and Wall Street is trying to figure out what it all means

Federal Reserve officials are becoming increasingly conflicted about whether to keep raising interest rates. That could spell trouble for a breathless stock market rally that many investors feel has already entered bubble territory.<p>At the center of the debate is a chronically-low inflation rate …

Monthly U.S. Jobs Report

The first Friday of most months brings a new chapter in the U.S. government’s running chronicle of economic health: The monthly jobs report. It’s a …

The economy is on a sugar high, and tax cuts won’t help

<i>Lawrence H. Summers is a professor at and past president of Harvard University. He was treasury secretary from 1999 to 2001 and an economic adviser to President Barack Obama from 2009 through 2010.</i><p>The approaching end of President Trump's first year in office, another strong employment report and a …

Within The Context Of All Contexts: The Rewiring Of Our Relationship To Music

<b>Imagine you are</b> in an averagely pleasant pub in Manhattan, talking to a couple of people, half-listening to the music being played from the ceiling speakers, until a song from the distant past makes you start listening closely.<p>The song is Homer Banks' "60 Minutes of Your Love," from 1966, which was …

Los Angeles

50 Heart-Pounding Historical Novels to Read Right Now

You can always count on historical fiction to transport you.<p>While actual time travel isn’t always the most appealing prospect, one way we can sate …

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

Books

An underwater ancient city in Turkey may open up to diving for the first time in 30 years

A sunken city near the island of Kekova, near Antalya in Turkey, may open up to diving for the first time in 30 years. Diving at the ancient underground city has been banned since 1986 in order to preserve it, but with the cooperation of archaeologists and local experts, the ban could be partially …

kekova

This Excel training will turn you into a data whisperer

Not many people put "Excel wizard" on their dating profiles — but just because it isn't the sexiest skill doesn't mean that ninja-level mastery of …

Video Tutorials

'Organized Enough: The anti-perfectionist's guide to getting and staying organized"

<b>This is the perfect book for those who want a sort-of tidy house, but find Marie Kondo and the minimalists far too intense.</b><p>“Organized Enough” is the …

Minimalism

The US Military Unveils $65m Plan To Plug A Human Brain Directly Into A Computer

The Matrix is real.<p>DARPA, the US Military’s ultra-secretive research agency, has unveiled a $65 million dollar plan to plug a human brain directly …

Neurophilosophy

18 maps that explain America

Happy Fourth of July!<p>As Americans celebrate Independence Day, here are 18 maps that illustrate various aspects of our country's demographics, economy, and culture.<p><i>Rob Wile contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

Demographics

11 classic books our readers can't get enough of

With over a million books being published a year, it can be easy to forget about the classics. In a recent article (50 books to read in a lifetime), we asked readers to share their favorite classic books in the comments, and we had a ton of great responses! From Moby Dick to The Scarlett Letter, …

Books

World's best Go player flummoxed by Google’s ‘godlike’ AlphaGo AI

Ke Jie, who once boasted he would never be beaten by a computer at the ancient Chinese game, said he had ‘horrible experience’<p>A Google algorithm has narrowly beaten the world’s best player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go, reaffirming the arrival of what its developers say is a …

Artificial Intelligence

Bill Gates: Your Summer Reading List Should Include These 5 Books

Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book. This year, I found myself drawn even more than …

Books

Spring 2017

Welcome once again to the Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases, our seasonal guide to new music. Four times a year, we round up a list of albums, singles, EPs, reissues, and more arriving in the coming months. This installment covers spring 2017, starting with this Friday, April 7. (Please note …

Indie Music

The 15 most useful Google apps you never knew existed

Google can be your best friend when it comes to searching for answers or information online. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can …

16 brilliant quotes from Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's right-hand man

And then he met Warren Buffett, and the rest is history.<p>As vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Munger is Buffett's right-hand man. He has an estimated net worth of $1.51 billion.<p>Like Buffett, Munger is incredibly sharp in his wit and investing wisdom. You might even argue that his words are more …

The 5 Jobs Robots Will Take First

Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47% of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which ones will robots take …

Machine Learning

Comment on Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years by Anonymous

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What Should Cities Make?

President Trump is gung-ho about the U.S. producing more goods. But what, exactly, should cities be making in the 21st century?<p>When President Donald Trump announced his Manufacturing Jobs Initiative last month, he was moving forward on a promise he made over and over during his campaign: to make …

28 Secrets For Shopping Online That Will Blow Your Mind

All the tips and tricks you need to get the best deals during your next online shopping spree.

Microsoft Excel user? Consider these 5 Productivity Hacks!

Anyone who uses Excel everyday spends a LOT of time doing the same repetitive tasks. For example:<p>Customizing worksheet preferences (formatting, …

As the nation’s capital booms, poor tenants face eviction over as little as $25

Published on August 8, 2016<p>Her mother told her to always maintain poise, no matter the indignity, so she awoke early to prepare for a day she thought would be full of it. She put on a purple blouse — her favorite color — dabbed her face with makeup, then sprayed herself with a $10 perfume called …