Filipe Fortes

@fortes | Born somewhere interesting, my life gets more boring every day

The Rule of "The Most Accessible" and how it can make you feel better

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 …

Ways to think about cars

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

The Coddling of the American Mind

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 …


The Container Ship Tourism Industry

Container ships preparing to leave Algeciras, Spain. (Photo: Alex Proimos/WikiCommons CC BY 2.0)Robert Rieffel was strolling with his wife and …


Does Puerto Rico Really Want to be the 51st State?

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

How the NBA learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

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

MarI/O - Machine Learning for Video Games

The Shadow in the Darkness: A guide dogs story

This Swiss Lawyer Is Helping Governments Get Rich Off Selling Passports

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)

The Disturbing Side to Instagram You Haven't Seen

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 …


Yes to the Dress?

Right now people in my professional world (content platform pontificators) are avidly discussing the traffic garnered by a single picture of a …


‘Pics or it didn’t happen’ – the mantra of the Instagram era

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 …


FIFA's winter World Cup should not be played in November-December

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 …

Fake braces a dangerous trend

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8, 2015:

Malaysians have been advised against buying and using fake braces that has become a trend among youngsters.

Health Minister …

Dental Care