Emily Pier

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The Importance Of Interest Rates To Investors, Retirees, And The Economy

Interest rates are one of the most important aspects of the American economic system. They influence the cost of borrowing, the return on savings, and are an important component of the total return of many investments. Moreover, certain interest rates provide insight into future economic and …

Economics

Ultra-Rare Nikon 13mm f/5.6 ‘Holy Grail’ Lens Shows Up on eBay

One of the rarest Nikon lenses in the world has popped up on eBay. It’s the Nikon 13mm f/5.6, a lens reviewer Ken Rockwell calls ‘The Holy Grail’ of …

Frank Gehry's greatest works on show in Paris

With his unique vision and fantastical approach to architecture, winner of the 1989 Pritzker prize Frank Gehry has become an internationally …

Frank Gehry

Why U.S. Is Reluctant to Issue Travel Ban on Ebola-Stricken West Africa

U.S. officials are reluctant to ban travel from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.<p>It seems so obvious: To keep Ebola out of the United States, simply keep anyone who has the deadly disease from getting in.<p>Some prominent Obama administration critics have made that argument this week, calling for a …

Disease

Birthday Suits

For 40 years, Lucy Hilmer has photographed herself on her birthday wearing nothing but her white lolly pop underpants, shoes and socks. She made her first Birthday Suit self-portrait in Death Valley, CA in 1974. Without fail, she has faced her camera every year since then, on April 22nd, to create …

Death Valley

Baked Rosemary Beet Chips

I distinctly remember one December in college when my dad took me to his office Christmas party at a dinner theatre. I hardly remember the show, but …