Logan Nicholson

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There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

A Gift-Wrapped Edible Present Equals Longer Sex (For Spiders)

He who comes bearing gifts spends more time with the ladies, at least in the world of spiders.<p>Aroused arachnids who remember to bring a “nuptial gift” — not just any gift, but an edible one, all nice and wrapped up in silk — get to mate longer with females. Literally, their copulation lasts 10 …

Microsoft's Answer To Apple's Siri May Be Halo's 'Cortana'

I don’t usually dabble into the phone wars here, as I’m far more concentrated on Microsoft vs. Sony vs. Nintendo in the console game, rather than Microsoft vs. Apple vs. Google in the phone OS arena. Sometimes however, there’s crossover in unexpected ways.<p>According to a report for ZDnet, Microsoft …

Chinese citizens are hijacking Xi Jinping’s latest propaganda tool

If the last sixty odd years of Chinese history were told through Chinese Communist Party slogans, this year would mark a turning point in who controls the narrative.<p>Elusive expressions like Jiang Zemin’s “three represents” (which refers to the three pillars of the party—military, culture and public …

China

The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …

Star Wars and Doctor Who fans clash at Norwich convention

<b>Police were called to a science fiction convention after an argument between two rival groups of fans.</b><p>Trouble flared at the fourth Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia, organised by Norwich Star Wars Club.<p>Police were called after members of the rival Norwich Sci-Fi …

Doctor Who

Start By Being a Leader of One

Before you strive to be the next Steve Jobs or Richard Branson, start with being a leader to yourself.<p>The topic of leadership can get pompous pretty quickly as names like Steve Jobs and Abraham Lincoln are bandied about. But if you're just starting out, this sort of inspiration can seem more than a …

Black Marker Coffee Cup Art by Cheeming Boey

Cheeming Boey (born April 12, 1978) is a Malaysian artist best known for his ongoing series of illustrations on paper and foam coffee cups, his daily …

Locks Of Love: $6 Million Of Hair Donations Unaccounted For Each Year

Our firm Nonprofit Investor did an analysis indicating that approximately $6 million worth of hair donations are unaccounted for each year by the West Palm Beach, Fla., charity Locks of Love. Children, celebrities, relatives of those in need, and countless others have been selflessly donating their …

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

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JON CONTINO — LetterCult

J<p>ON CONTINO HAS NO HESITATIONwhen naming his biggest influence: It’s The City. New York City, a comforting presence, a constant source of inspiration.<p>…

Pokras Lampas’ Calligraphy Art on the Body

<b>Note:</b> Contains nudity.<p>Instead of his usual tagging on city walls, Pokras Lampas has decided to tag the nude bodies of female models. The final photos …

Fine Art

How To Use Frustration To Create Something Amazing

If you find something that frustrates you, your choices are clear: Do something about it or stop complaining.<p>I met a really pissed-off doctor last week. And, wow, was it inspiring!<p>Dr. Jonathan Bertman launched his own practice in the late 1990s. Like so many others at the time, he got excited about …

6 Things Exceptional Leaders Do Better

Exceptional leaders differentiate themselves by doing a few things better. Here are six things you can learn from them.<p>What makes an exceptional leader exceptional?<p>This was the topic I had the fortunate opportunity to discuss recently with a class of graduating university seniors. Many of the …

The Ripple Effects You Create as a Manager

Each one of us holds a set of beliefs and attitudes — a mindset — that determines how we interpret and respond to situations. That mindset shapes how we interact with others, and therefore it also affects the people we work with — in ways both subtle and profound. A person with a distrustful …

7 Employees You Should Fire Now

It's a crazy competitive world out there--you can't afford to have employees who aren't cutting it.<p>Some months ago, Apple and Microsoft each parted ways with a high-profile senior executives: iOS software chief Scott Forstall and Windows president Steven Sinofsky.<p>The moves were just weeks apart and …

Employment

Defining Your Brand: The First Step In Your Marketing Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the fourth in the series "Marketing Like the Big Brands," running every other week in which marketing expert Jim Joseph shows entrepreneurs on a small-business budget how to apply marketing strategies used by big …

Marketing

8 Ways to Be a Truly Memorable Boss

Employees don't leave jobs; they leave bad bosses--and even mediocre ones. Don't be that kind of boss.<p>I remember all of my bosses. Some were bad. Most were good.<p>But only one was truly <i>memorable--</i>in the best possible way.<p>Memorable bosses possess qualities that may not always show up on paper but do …

Where Have All The Leaders Gone?

Where have all the leaders gone? That’s the question I hear everywhere I travel at home and abroad. I can’t answer the question, but it caused me to reflect on what makes a good leader.<p>When I think of leaders I admire, the first thing that stands out is their vision. A leader knows where he or she …

Marketplace Fairness Act Adds Automation to Tax Confusion

On May 6, 2013, the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA). If this legislation passes the House, it will require Internet-based businesses to collect state sales tax based on the shipping address for qualifying states. A state can qualify by simplifying its sales tax and providing …

Durbin: You're All Scared of Hillary 2016

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Sen. <b>Dick Durbin</b> blamed Republicans fear of Hillary Clinton dominating the 2016 Presidential election …

Bloomberg’s culture is all about omniscience, down to the last keystroke

At Bloomberg, omniscience is a feature not a bug.<p>The company’s New York City skyscraper unfurls around its courtyard like a panopticon. Inside, the decor is punctuated at every turn with fish tanks. No one has an office to hide in, and the meeting rooms are enclosed in clear glass.<p>Visit any of …

Customers

Banksy Mural May Be Coming To U.S. After All

You might remember the story of the uproar earlier this year over a piece of art by the mysterious graffiti artist Banksy that disappeared from its home on a wall in north London and ended up on the auction block in Miami.<p>That auction was canceled, and residents of Haringey Borough, the area from …

Tim Ferriss Shares How to Master Any Skill by Deconstructing It

Tim Ferriss, the guy behind The 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Body and The 4 Hour Chef, took the stage at TNW Conference in Amsterdam to discuss how you can master almost any skill through the process of deconstructing it.<p>In case you haven’t heard of Ferriss, he has essentially turned himself into a …

Houses In California Are Mysteriously Sinking Into The Ground

In this photo taken Monday, May 6, 2013 Robin and Scott Spivey walk past the wreckage of their Tudor-style dream home they had to abandon when the ground gave way causing it to drop 10 feet below the street in Lakeport, Calif. Officials believe that water that has bubbled to the surface is playing …

Hot Springs

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Bought Apple Stock Instead Of Its Gadgets

Did you buy an Apple product between those dates?<p>Ever wonder how much money you would have now had you invested in AAPL stock instead of the first iPod when it came out? (That's $399 in 2001).<p>You'd have tens of thousands of dollars (see image).<p>We put 10 of the most popular Apple products of the …

Gear & Gadgets

A PhD in economics is the only one worth getting

People often ask me: “Noah, what career path can I take where I’m virtually guaranteed to get a well-paying job in my field of interest, which doesn’t force me to work 80 hours a week, and which gives me both autonomy and intellectual excitement?” Well, actually, I lied, no one asks me that. But …

University of Michigan

Gold Prices Up 11% Since Market Collapse On Physical Demand, But Bullishness Is Lacking

After a massive decline in mid-April that shattered any sort of confidence in the gold market, bullion prices have remained relatively range bound. While physical demand has picked up, ETF liquidation has kept the gold market flush with supply. Amid light volumes, record-high stock markets, and …