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Clawback

For more than a decade, we’ve been living through a commodity price boom. From oil to wheat and beef, the general rule has been that if you farmed it, caught it, or took it out of the ground you were probably going to make money selling it. But there has been a strange exception: lobster. In 2005, …

MBank And The Future Of Responsive Banking

I’m not a huge fan of banks, but when senior director Michal Panowicz approached me about mBank, my interest was piqued. How could a banking spin-off of BRE Bank and founded in 2000 create one of the coolest, most high-tech banking experiences I’ve seen? The more important question, however, was …

How Much Does Culture Matter for P.T.S.D.?

In 1985, two British mountaineers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, completed the first-ever ascent of the west face of Siula Grande, a twenty-one-thousand-foot peak in the Cordillera Huayhuash of the Peruvian Andes. During the difficult descent, Simpson took a fall and broke his leg. As the pair …

The Unread: The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

Stored away in the rare-book library at Yale University is a late-medieval manuscript written in a cramped but punctilious script and illustrated with lively line drawings that have been painted over, at times crudely, with washes of color. These illustrations range from the fanciful (legions of …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

News and Politics<p>Because the worst year deserves the worst people.<p>By Drew Magary2 days agoView More<p>Hair<p>The right products and techniques for that …

A Great Cold War Movie

The movie version of John Le Carré’s “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold” begins at night at Checkpoint Charlie and ends, one hundred and ten bitter moments later, at the Wall dividing East and West. The movie was actually shot on sets in Ireland and England, but that hardly matters. We are in the …

Books

Stories in the Smoke: What a Bomb Expert Sees

Dr. Adam B. Hall, a forensic chemist and former crime-scene analyst for the Massachusetts State Police, teaches at the Boston University School of Medicine, home to a highly regarded forensic-science program. He had just left campus on Monday, around 3 <i>P.M.</i>, when ambulances screamed past him on …

Boston

Welsh slate: Strong, thin, and long on history

North Wales is associated with slate in the way South Wales is associated with coal<p><b>Slate. It is part of the look and feel of Wales, and now there are efforts to have its iconic status more formally recognised on the international stage.</b><p>Experts want it listed as one of the great natural stones to …

Australian Universities

Just Back From: The First Annual Bourbon Classic

<i>Give me cornbread when I’m hungry/Corn whiskey when I’m dry</i> (Ralph Stanley, Poor Rambler)<p>"Serendipitous science." That’s how Brent Elliot, quality …

Healthy Eating

7 Thrilling Adventures in the UAE

Known as a labyrinth of luxury high-rises and deluxe shopping malls, the United Arab Emirates might not seem like the ideal destination for the …

Roller Coasters

Buster Posey Mega-Deal: How the Catcher's New Contract Impacts Giants' Payroll

The champagne won't stop flowing in San Francisco as the Giants have locked up Buster Posey to a lucrative contract extension, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman:<p>posey gets $167M over 9 years.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) March 29, 2013<p>The deal makes Posey the second-highest-paid catcher in the …

7 US Festivals Worth Traveling For

We’ve spent too much time holed up at home this winter. It’s time to stretch our legs and celebrate something. Need a reason? We’ve got seven. If …

Travel

The Life of Jack London — #5: On the Road | The Art of Manliness

<i>This article is part of a series that studies the life of Jack London, and especially his display of the Ancient Greek concept of thumos.</i><p>As Jack …

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Behind The Scenes With VistaJet

When back to back meetings happening on two different sides of the world is a common work scenario, private jetting serves as more than an opulent way to get around—it becomes an essential way to save precious time. Not only can these aircraft fly over the Arctic Circle, whittling a trip from NYC …

Arctic Circle

JR Art App and E-Book

Working primarily with large scale wheat pastes of black and white portraits, street artist JR has gained recognition—although his actual identity is still considered unknown—among his peers and art-conscious citizens all over the world to win both public support and a TED Prize in 2011. While his …

TED Talks

Times Square from above (r)

What Each Justice Said About Gay Marriage

I’ve filed my thoughts on the second day of oral arguments in the same-sex marriage cases over at Daily Comment—here, meanwhile, are my nominations for each Justice’s most memorable line in the Prop 8 and Defense of Marriage Act cases. Several of them can be heard and (thanks to courtroom artists) …

How to Survive a Soccer Game

In preparation for attending Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier between Mexico and the United States, I was ordered to be discreet. The game was being played in Mexico City, at Estadio Azteca, in front of more than a hundred thousand Mexican soccer fans, so I shouldn’t wear red, white, and blue. My …

Caribbean DIY island-hopping: St-Martin/Sint Maarten

If you’re thinking Caribbean this year, don’t want to book a cruise, can’t afford a yacht, and don’t know where to begin, think St-Martin/Sint Maarten. This 33-square-mile island is split in half into a Dutch (aka the jammin’ side) and French (the traditional European) side.<p>It’s not exactly a …

Hana: not just the end of Maui's most famous road

Road trippers consider the 52 miles, 59 bridges and 620 curves of the Hana Highway to be one of the finest driving roads on earth, and the ultimate option to chill out, ditch Maui’s tourist-heavy areas, and enjoy the emerald and azure scenery of east Maui’s coastline. But what if you’re looking to …

Disability Fraud?

Everybody is talking about the recent NPR segment of <i>This American Life</i> on disabilities, "Unfit for Work." The findings are startling: the number of people on disability is skyrocketing, even as work becomes increasingly less physical, and sit-down tasks dominate, either in the intellectual domains …

Snapguide

Whether you're looking for instructions on how to change a worn-out rotor or looking for a way to share your latest libation, Snapguide (Free) can …

Royals Re-Sign Xavier Nady, George Sherrill

The Royals announced that they have re-signed outfielder <b>Xavier Nady</b> and left-hander <b>George Sherrill</b>. Kansas City cut both players in advance of …

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