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The Karl Marx Credit Card – When You’re Short of Kapital

Is it a tragedy? Is it a farce? In the land once called East Germany, in a town once called Karl-Marx-Stadt<i>,</i> a bank called Sparkasse Chemnitz ran an …

Johnny Cash’s Short and Personal To-Do List

Johnny Cash wrote down at least two lists in his lifetime. Let's start with the big one. In 1973, when his daughter Roseanne turned 18, the legendary …

The Book Nook: What I’m Reading

When I finished school, I felt so fatigued and overloaded and, as strange as this sounds, sick of words. I was sick of writing them for my Studies of …

Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course

He captivated the world with visions of self-driving cars and Google Glass and has signed up 1.6 million students for online classes. So why is he pivoting away from MOOCs? “We don’t educate people as others wished, or as I wished,” Thrun says.<p>There’s a story going around college campuses–whispered …

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

Judge Says Google Book-Scanning Is Fair Use

Google has been fighting the Authors Guild since 2005 — eons in Internet time — over the search company’s efforts to scan copyrighted books. Today, …