Bridget Mason

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Twitter's IPO Is More Proof That Tech Is In A Massive Bubble

After years of anticipation, Twitter finally went public today on the New York Stock Exchange, and nearly doubled from its $26 IPO price after being 30 times oversubscribed. While many investors and commentators view Twitter’s heady market debut as a reason for optimism about our economy and …

US Scientists Are Leaving The Country And Taking The Innovation Economy With Them

Federal funding cuts, and the insidious damage caused just since March by federal budget sequestration, have forced nearly one in five U.S. scientists to consider moving overseas to continue their research.<p>While that immediate threat of a brain drain is alarming enough, it’s the long-term effects …

Republicans Aren’t Hostage Takers, They’re Political Terrorists

Republicans want to take down Obama, and they don’t care if they go down with him, says Michael Tomasky.<p>Back in the late 1970s, Richard Pryor had a …

What Every Fan Needs to Know About the 2013 Dallas Cowboys

Surprisingly, the Dallas Cowboys have had a fairly quiet 2013 offseason. The biggest news has been the changing of the guard at offensive coordinator, where Bill Callahan will now control the play-calling.<p>Other than some position-battle discussions, there hasn’t been too much noise out of Cowboys …

The Most Influential Organization In Sports Takes A Second Shot At Gender Equality

Where the original 30 for 30 fell short, ESPN's new Nine for IX documentary series makes good.<p>If the first installment of ESPN's <i>Nine for IX</i> documentary series — a spin-off of its successful <i>30 for 30</i> series — is any indication, sports fans (regardless of gender or sporting preference) are in for a …

Little Known Federal Court Ruling Hints At NCAA Showdown With Current Student Athletes

NCAA Basketball (Photo credit: Wikipedia)<p>It’s one thing to have a federal lawsuit by former so-called student athletes against the NCAA. It’s quite another to have current players suing the premier college sports regulator. And it is even more cataclysmic if the case is certified as a class action …

Master of Pen and Ink: The Monumental Drawings of Ikeda Manabu | Colossal

<p>The task of Japanese artist Ikeda Manabu is seemingly impossible: a blank paper canvas larger than a person spread before him, a small acrylic pen …

15 Refreshing Drinks to Keep You Cool by the Pool This Summer

Summer is all about spending time outside. When the weather gets really hot, nothing beats a day lounging by the pool, drink in hand. Whether you have a yard full of guests or you're enjoying a relaxing solo sesh—or you're really on someone's roof or fire escape—you can't go wrong with one of these …

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MIT tool connects the dots of your life through Gmail metadata

How much does the metadata gathered in your inbox reveal about you? Quite a lot, judging by what researchers at the MIT Media Lab have managed to accomplish with Immersion. They've built a web app that — once you grant it permission to do so — digs through your email history to piece together a …

Stylish Stockholm Loft With Classic Scandinavian Interior Design and Modern Overtones

Pristine white interiors are a great way to enhance and accentuate the presence of an intimate space. This gorgeous and smart apartment in Stockholm …

Peach, Blueberry + Basil Crisp

Fresh Peach, Blueberry + Basil Crisp.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 21, 2013 75<p>This is how I know it’s officially summer.<p>Warm fruit<p>with a crispy topping<p>and melty …

Articles about wood works on Dwell.com - Dwell

The efficiency and aesthetics of prefab proved appealing to the owner of this Dwell Home, built on a rugged island off Canada’s...<p>Chronicling the eponymous exhibition from earlier this year at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London,...<p>Designing a house for this setting was a …

Prefab Homes

Britain's electricity grid takes big hit from marijuana farms

Britain's energy regulator proposed new rules to combat electricity theft on Wednesday, revealing that up to one-third of electricity stolen each year is used to power illegal cannabis farms.<p>"Theft of electricity increases the costs paid by customers and can have serious safety consequences," …

Cannabis

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Egypt unrest pushes the price of oil to a 14-month high

<b>The price of US light crude oil hit a 14-month high on Wednesday to over $100 a barrel on concerns over political turmoil in Egypt.</b><p>The benchmark US crude rose $1.64 to $101.2 a barrel, its highest since May 2012, while Brent crude rose 1.76% to $105.76 a barrel.<p>As well Middle East worries, rising …

First Cup Meditation

It's early on a summer's morning and I'm sitting out back with my first cup of tea. The air is cool, my tea is hot and bracing, and the birds are …

Meditation

Chef Edward Lee Adds Korean Spice To Southern Comfort Food

Korean and Southern food may not seem like a natural pair. But now it's one more example of traditions emulsifying in the great American melting pot. Korean-American chef Edward Lee makes that case with his new cookbook <i>Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories From a New Southern Kitchen</i>.<p>Fusion …

Meet the Teen Chefs With Adult Tastes—and Ambition

This fall, Fox will debut <i>Junior MasterChef</i>, which pits 8-to-13-year-olds against one another in a series of escalating cook-offs. But some teenagers …

Thanks for nothing, college! | Salon.com

One problem [Dr. Schneider] sees with the estimates: They don't take into account deductions from income taxes or breaks in employment. Nor do they factor in debt, particularly student debt loads, which have ballooned for both public and private colleges in recent years.<p>Unfortunately, the Census …

Republicans Spare No Expense In The Fight To Keep Foreigners At Bay

Republicans in Congress have taken every opportunity to enact new cuts, threatening shutdown and default if Democrats do not go along.<p>Many have also resisted the proposed immigration reforms working their way through the Senate, in part on the grounds that they would add to the government's burdens …

Illegal Immigration

NYT columnist Michael Powell slams NYT columnist Thomas Friedman

<b>(Wikipedia)</b><p>Friedman wrote a column on why there are “so many popular street revolts in democracies”<p>Jillian Rayfield<p>June 30, 2013 5:03pm (UTC)<p>Michael Powell, a columnist on New York City for the New York Times, tweet-slammed fellow New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman for a column he wrote about …

Wendy Davis: Battle isn’t over on Texas abortion bill

“We will fight as we begin the session again on Monday,” she said<p>Jillian Rayfield<p>June 30, 2013 7:16pm (UTC)<p>Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, D, said that her 11+ hour filibuster of the state's harsh abortion bill was not the end of the fight against the legislation. "We will fight as we begin the …

How The NSA Collects Contents Of Internet Traffic In Four Charts

Last night, WaPo released the latest batch of slides given to it by Edward Snowden who appears to have been very busy downloading as much internal NSA info as he could, during his three months at Booz. This time we learn all about the PRISM "tasking" process - or the detail of how the NSA goes …

Surveillance

Powerful Photos Show President Obama's Visit To Nelson Mandela's Former Prison Cell

White House photographer Pete Souza documented the visit, posting two photos to his Twitter account of Obama inside Mandela's former cell, looking out from behind the thick bars.<p>In the visitors book for the island, the President wrote that he and his family were "deeply humbled to stand where men …