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See How Montblanc Makes Its Famous Pens

<i>Originally published by Jack Forster on Hodinkee.</i><p>The notion of Montblanc as a watch manufacturer has now been around long enough that most of us have …

Mont Blanc

Taxes are tricky for cryptocurrency investors

Tax day is just two weeks away, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions for those who have gains (or losses) to report from investments in …

Cryptocurrency

How will China react to Trump’s tariffs? Here are 5 things you should know.

The Trump administration wants China to cut its trade surplus by $100 billion. China has already released an opening list of retaliatory tariffs in response to Trump’s March 22 announcement that the United States will impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese exports to the United States — but …

Mark One Minimal Pen by Studio Neat

Do you know <b>Studio Neat</b>? Well, to me they are a company that likes to attack a wide range of problems that are generally completely unrelated, but …

Neat

Trump’s Tariffs Could Actually Work — If He Has A Plan

Republicans are in revolt. Economists on the left and right are deeply skeptical. President Trump’s top economic adviser resigned rather than be …

The economist Joseph Stiglitz explains why he thinks the late Milton Friedman's ideas have contributed to rising inequality in the US

At the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January, Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget made the case why it's time for a "better capitalism."<p>The current state of inequality in the United States, he explained, is largely linked to a reaction to 1970s stagnation that has …

Economics

The Ocean Swirl Pen From Pelikan

If you’ve been following me here, you know that I am a huge fan of German-made writing instruments, and Pelikan pens are no exception. The Hanover-based firm has been crafting writing implements since the mid-1800s, now offering a substantial range of models fit for just about every person and …

Fountain Pens
Cryptocurrency

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.<p>From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental …

Dentistry

Opus 88 Koloro Demonstrator Hands-on: Not a Koloro but Plainly Awesome

With the Koloro Demonstrator, launched shortly after the original Koloro line by US and European retailers, Opus 88 is offering a different product …

Furniture Design

What You Need to Know About The Intel Flaw Everyone's Freaking Out About

Practically every PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphone is affected.<p>Silicon Valley is abuzz about 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' – new ways for hackers to …

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

Psychology

Scotland Is Starting a Universal Basic Income Experiment in 2018

The only way to figure out if it will work.<p>People living in the Scottish cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, and North Ayrshire may soon receive an …

Scotland

2017: The year AI beat us at all our own games

In the late 1990s, IBM's Deep Blue embarked upon a series of chess games against Garry Kasparov, the world champion. In 1997, Deep Blue ultimately …

Artificial Intelligence

Inventery Modular Fountain Pen

Far more capable than the name suggests, the Inventery Modular Fountain Pen is an elegant, versatile writing tool worthy of even connoisseurs. It …

Pilot Kakuno Clear Fountain Pen Review

When I talk about the best fountain pens for beginners, the list goes something like this:Pilot MetropolitanTWSBI ECOLamy SafariAnd every time I …

Fountain Pens

Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans

Should we be worried?<p>In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain announced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that's capable of …

Artificial Intelligence

The Perfect Pen

Gorgeous pens have always symbolized the art of writing at its finest—the quintessential combination of beauty, tradition, and skill. But did you …

Fountain Pens

The Classic // LAMY Safari [REVIEW]

<b>LAMY Safari Fountain Pen</b> <br>EF nib, black finish<br>Aquamarine Edition (2011)<br>$29.60 USD [purchase from jetpens]<br>Current ink: Waterman South Sea Blue Ink (now …

QUICK LOOK: NAMISU NOVA TITANIUM STONEWASHED FOUNTAIN PEN REVIEW

I couldn't help myself, I bought another Namisu Nova. In fact, I bought another titanium Nova. And the only difference with my <i>other</i> titanium Nova is …

Operating Systems

Why you’re never really happy with the things you buy anymore

Constant bargain hunting makes us value all the wrong things about shopping.<p>I wasn’t supposed to be looking at leather jackets in Macy’s. Had I gone in the entrance closest to the online order pick-up desk, I wouldn’t have found myself stroking the smooth lambskin sleeves of a black moto jacket …

LAMY Aion (black)

Few weeks ago, Lamy has introduced a new pen called Lamy Aion. It’s pure and quite minimalistic look, which is is rather characteristic to Lamy in …

review: twsbi eco

twsbi 10/09/2017 0<p>I purchased my TWSBI Eco more than a year ago. A review at this point would be useful, don't you think? <br>When TWSBI announced the …

Review: TWSBI Eco Turquoise EF nib

€35 bought at La Couronne du Comte<p>Since the TWSBI Eco in turquoise was a special edition, I pre-ordered and pre-paid. And while Appelboom and P.W. …

Lamy AL-Star Black Review

The first time I went to a dedicated pen shop, I wanted a Lamy. I loved the Dialog 3 and the Pico, but the smoothness of the AL-Star/Safari/Vista …

Time I

Lamy Safari Petrol 2017 LE

Despite my best efforts tunderstanding wasn’t coming. The problem would probably torment me throughout the life just to remain unsolved when I pass …

Video-Review: Waterman Exception “Slim”

I have already reviewed the Waterman Expert and the Waterman Carène some time ago. With each Waterman reviewed, I liked the pens (and brand) more and …

Customer Service

Zimbabwe Hyperinflates Again, Entering the Record Books For A Second Time In Less Than A Decade

In 2008, Zimbabwe suffered the second most severe episode of hyperinflation in recorded history. Zimbabwe’s annual inflation rate peaked in November 2008, reaching 89.7 sextillion (10^23) percent. Well, Zimbabwe is experiencing hyperinflation again today. Zimbabwe’s annual inflation rate is …

Stock Markets

Inflation is getting harder to understand, central banker warns

Inflation is becoming harder to understand and more difficult to control, a top central banking official has warned.<p>The fallout from the financial crisis combined with changes in the global economy mean interest rate policies do not necessarily affect inflation as quickly as they once did, Claudio …