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This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

<b>(Universal/Battrick via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Sean McElwee<p>October 11, 2014 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

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World's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in Japan

Plenty of sleep and a varied diet are the secrets to a long and healthy life, according to Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person, who celebrated her 116th birthday on Wednesday.<p>Okawa, who became the world's oldest person last June following the death at 116 of fellow Japanese Jiroemon Kimura, was …

A Solar-Powered Drone Designed To Fly For Five Years Nonstop

Titan Aerospace will test a drone that could track hurricanes, spot pirates, and more.<p>If a drone never had to land, it could track hurricanes, spot pirates and smugglers, follow animal migrations, and even act as an auxiliary GPS. In essence, it would be a geostationary satellite without the …

Golden Meaning: 55 graphic artists reveal the maths of the golden ratio

Pictured above are two self-portraits of the British designer Oli Kellett.<p>Which one is most attractive?<p>The left one is untouched. The right one is retouched so that the features of his face conform to the golden ratio.<p>The golden ratio – or golden mean - is a number that is said to provide the …

‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ Is Expanding Massively

WinCo Foods is pushing into one of the country’s hottest grocery store markets, Texas—and the competition is quaking in their boots.<p>This week, WinCo …

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

<b>Karl Marx, Gordon Gecko</b><p>Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>Jesse Myerson<p>February 2, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most …

Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain by Wiel Arets Architects

The Refined Architecture of the Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain.<p>Wiel Arets Architects have designed the Jellyfish House located in Marbella, …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

Articles about thank hue 7 color saturated homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

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12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet

You know the alphabet. It’s one of the first things you’re taught in school. But did you know that they’re not teaching you <i>all</i> of the alphabet? There …

Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Hallo Sans, CM Tiempo, Clear Sans

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Typography

NHDK – Building Photo Manipulations by Víctor Enrich

Architectural Photo Manipulations.<p>Víctor Enrich is a photographer and digital artist who creates breathtaking surreal images. NHDK is a series of 88 …

Building a solar power generator - Green Diary - Green Revolution Guide by Dr Prem

• Fetch a small solar panel from market. The solar panel must be one rated and more than 12 volts. You can find the solar panel in an RV or marine …

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

Miners spend $17 million a day for a shot at $4.4 million of bitcoin

The price of a single bitcoin, now sitting at $899, is derived from many mysterious sources: supply and demand, potential future business value, animal spirits. One factor is less widely understood: The price of bitcoin depends on the price of electricity.<p>Bitcoin are produced by “mining,” having …

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How to Maximize Sharpness with a Telephoto Lens

Maximizing Sharpness - Tips for overcoming the difficulties associated with shooting at long focal lengths to help you maximize image sharpness

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Actually Don't 'Create The Jobs'

In this war of words (and classes), one thing has been repeated so often that many people now regard it as fact.<p>"Rich people create the jobs."<p>Specifically, by starting and directing America's companies, entrepreneurs and rich investors create the jobs that sustain everyone else.<p>This statement is …

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …