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8 Historical Fiction Books You Don’t Want to Miss

From ancient Egypt to the grunge era, historical fiction novels are a fun immersive way to experience the past! Even if you’re not into togas or …

Books

An 860-Square-Foot Tiny Home Becomes a Summer Haven For a Family of Five

Nestled near Lake Michigan, a family finds peace and relaxation in the form of an off-grid tiny home.<p>Designer Jorie Burns never forgot her childhood summers in Michigan. Although it's been years since those particular long days—and she now has three kids of her own—Jorie always planned to return to …

Lake Michigan

Andrés Iniesta’s Farewell, and How to Make Endings Count at Work

The game had ended. The applause had died down, and people had gone home. His work was done, now he could rest. So he took off his cleats and he sat down. Someone took a picture, and it went viral. Andrés Iniesta, one of the most gifted and successful soccer players of his generation, barefoot, …

Soccer

How should I invest my nest egg for maximum retirement Income?

<i>I'm in my mid 60s and have about $1.2 million I would like to invest for the maximum income possible for the rest of my life. I don't care for stocks or bonds because I hate the idea of seeing the value of my savings drop if the market has a correction. And I don't understand annuities. Any</i> …

Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”

“We have a great culture.” We have all heard it. We have all said it. But what does that mean?<p>Ping-Pong tables, free meals, and beer on tap? No.<p>Yoga, CrossFit classes, and massage chairs? I so need that, but no.<p>The promise of being part of a hip, equity-incentivized, fast growing team? Closer, but …

Felipe Assadi's linear H House stretches along the Chilean coast

Chilean firm Felipe Assadi Arquitectos has created a long concrete house for a sloping site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with extended portions …

Felix Klein and the Klein-Bottle

Klein Bottle by Tttrung<p>On April 25, 1849, German mathematician and mathematics educator <b>Felix Klein</b> was born. Klein is known for his work in group …

Best multi-tool 2018: cut, sand, grind and more with the best oscillating multi-tools

By Leon Poultney<p>Need to do some cutting, grinding, polishing, grout removing and sharpening but only want to buy one tool? The best multi-tools are …

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study

A banana might reasonably replace sports drinks for those of us who rely on carbohydrates to fuel exercise and speed recovery, according to a new study comparing the cellular effects of carbohydrates consumed during sports.<p>It found that a banana, with its all-natural package, provides comparable or …

Nutrition

Mathematicians Explore Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Decades after physicists happened upon a stunning mathematical coincidence, researchers are getting close to understanding the link between two …

To work for society, data scientists need a hippocratic oath with teeth

One person unsurprised by the unfolding data scandals surrounding Cambridge Analytica and Facebook is Cathy O’Neil. In 2016 Cathy published her book</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Everything You Need to Know About Lavender (Plus 5 Kinds to Grow)

Everything you need to know about lavender is a lot. Remember the <i>Encyclopedia Britannica</i>? The final hardcover edition—with 32 alphabetized volumes …

Cristiano Ronaldo's Bicycle Kick Goal Is a Stunning Feat of Physics

His "best goal" involved some serious hang time.<p>In the 64th minute in a match against Juventus on Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid executed …

Soccer

Helpful Infographics Visualize Complex Branches of Math and Science

Click to enlarge<p>It's often easy to get stuck into a narrow view of what a particular field of study entails, but as Dominic Walliman reveals in his impressive science infographics, there's much more than meets the eye when thinking of particular STEM subjects. Walliman demonstrates the diversity …

What Was the Vietnam War About?

Was America’s war in Vietnam a noble struggle against Communist aggression, a tragic intervention in a civil conflict, or an imperialist counterrevolution to crush a movement of national liberation? Those competing interpretations ignited fiery debates in the 1960s and remain unresolved today. How …

9 Inspiring Quotes From One of the Most Anticipated Leadership Books Ever Published

Marshall Goldsmith, Simon Sinek, Stephen M.R. Covey, Bren Brown and the rest are featured on this important, new book release.<p>Hailed by its publisher as "the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide on the subject of servant leadership ever produced," the newly-released <i>Servant Leadership in</i> …

Invisibilia: We All Think We Know The People We Love. We're All Deluded

<i>Welcome to a new season of</i> Invisibilia<i>! The NPR program and</i> podcast <i>explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior. Episode 3 involves two brothers who are happy about the polite, helpful tenant who moves into their mother's house, until they start to suspect he has sinister motives. Here</i> …

Psychology

Nine Rules for Managing a Creative Culture

I called a meeting the other day within Ritholtz Wealth Management to solicit ideas from the staff (now 24 of us) about how we could address …

Quantum physics made fun

Clifford V. Johnson adopts the graphic novel approach, while Philip Ball decides which myths need busting<p>We all know that physics and maths can be pretty weird, but these three books tackle their mind-bending subjects in markedly contrasting ways. Clifford V. Johnson’s <i>The Dialogues</i> is a graphic …

Here's Why You Shouldn't Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

More than half of Americans own their homes rather than rent, and if you're one of them, you're probably used to getting a mortgage statement in the …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

4 Safe 13.4% Dividends You Won't Hear About On CNBC

There’s one question I’ve been getting from <i>a lot</i> of folks lately. You may have wondered about it yourself.<p>It’s simply this: <i>“Is the stock market even safe anymore?”</i> Or another, less anxious, variation: <i>“How can I bank fast returns while slashing my risk?”</i><p>I have great news. As I wrote back on February …

Investing

This is why Kushner's gargantuan debt matters

Politico reports:<p>Jared Kushner, a White House aide and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, appears to have drawn more money out of three separate lines of credit in the months after he joined the White House last year, a newly released document shows.Recent revisions to the financial disclosure …

Donald Trump

If you're under 40 you should be hoping for another stock plunge, says pundit Josh Brown

Josh Brown is not your average Wall Street pundit.<p>Brown is chief executive of Ritholtz Wealth Management, a financial advisory firm in New York, and his blog, the Reformed Broker, is popular reading for those interested in the financial markets. The blog and his Twitter account are often witty, …

Stock Markets

4 Ways to Build an Innovative Team

One of the most common questions I get asked by senior managers is “How can we find more innovative people?” I know the type they have in mind — someone energetic and dynamic, full of ideas and able to present them powerfully. It seems like everybody these days is looking for an early version of …

Jean-Paul Sartre’s Concepts of Freedom & “Existential Choice” Explained in an Animated Video Narrated by Stephen Fry

The non-existence, or non-importance, of the self has for millennia been an uncontroversial proposition in Eastern thought. But Western thinkers have …

You thought quantum mechanics was confusing? Check out entangled time

Entanglement is the inability to describe two quantum systems or particles independently, after they have interacted.<p>In the summer of 1935, the …

These Log Cabin Kit Homes From Finland Are Surprisingly Sleek

Helsinki-based company Pluspuu offers 11 customizable models of modern log homes and sauna cabins that start at $18,000.<p>Settled logs that shrink can pose a problem for builders of log homes, as this calls for constant adjustments and maintenance. To counter the effect, architects and builders have …

Living Rooms

You thought quantum mechanics was weird: check out entangled time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Physics