@fortes | Born somewhere interesting, my life gets more boring every day
I remember when I was a kid, I watched a documentary on how to catch a monkey. Basically you dig a hole in a tree, big enough for a stretched monkey …
Cars are going to change a lot in the next few decades. Electricity on one hand and software on the other change what a car is, how it gets made and …Driverless Cars
In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.
Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …Psychology
Container ships preparing to leave Algeciras, Spain. (Photo: Alex Proimos/WikiCommons CC BY 2.0)Robert Rieffel was strolling with his wife and …Shipping
It’s easy to feel like everything’s swell in San Juan. Driving through the neighborhoods of the Puerto Rican capital -- touristy Old San Juan, with …Puerto Rico
LeBron James is one of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen.
The body of an NFL linebacker. The speed of a track star. The vision and precision of a marksman. The basketball mind of a computer. All rolled into one package barreling right at you on his way to the rim.
How do you defeat such a …Rick Pitino
In 2006, the tiny Caribbean state of St. Kitts and Nevis was in deep trouble. Its sugar plantations had closed a year earlier, gang violence had …Finance (Singapore)
Jessie discovered it accidentally.
"It was on the popular page," he told me. "I thought it was just a hot guy with his shirt off."
Jessie, a …Teens
Right now people in my professional world (content platform pontificators) are avidly discussing the traffic garnered by a single picture of a …Dresses
Our social networks have a banality problem. The cultural premium now placed on recording and broadcasting one’s life and accomplishments means that Facebook timelines are suffused with postings about meals, workouts, the weather, recent purchases, funny advertisements, the milestones of people …Facebook
It's like one of those slow-motion car crash sequences in a 1970s movie. You see the tractor-trailer spinning out of control, and you know what's …