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Your Brain Catches Grammar Errors Even When You Don't Realize It

The pedant within<p>The brain does all kinds of amazing things while you're not paying attention (you know, like regularly remind you to breathe). But it's also engaged in less critical but equally interesting tasks, like correcting the grammar of the person sitting across from you at dinner. A …

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, …

Know Before You Go: Paris

If Paris is a croissant, crafted with immeasurable pride, kneaded by the hands of many, some visitors only get a taste of the flaky exterior. Whether you’re traveling for a long weekend or coming back for more, here’s a quick primer on getting to, from, and around this iconic city with ease.<p><b>Know</b> …

Half of Internet Traffic in North America Is Just to Watch Netflix and YouTube

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you combine everything that you do on every website besides Netflix and YouTube — reading this …

Vice President Biden wants to levy tax on makers of violent media

We’ve heard a lot of about lawmakers wanting to levy a tax on violent video games and such, but today’s news is a bit different. Vice President Biden …

Media Industry

With Square Stand, Jack Dorsey Brings High Design to the Point of Sale

If you’re a business, Jack Dorsey wants to make your countertop look a whole lot better than it does right now.<p>That, in part, is the philosophy …

Jack Dorsey

Spanx Mogul Sara Blakely Becomes First Female Billionaire To Join Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge

The youngest woman in the world to make $1 billion on her own has announced she’s giving most of her fortune away.<p>Sara Blakely, founder of shapewear brand Spanx, has become the first female billionaire to join the Giving Pledge, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s bid to encourage the world’s richest …

The Shorter Your First Name, The Bigger Your Salary

Shorten it to Bill, Bob, Marc or a Cindy, if you want to work in the executive suite.<p>That's the message from a new study by TheLadders, an online job matching site, which says every extra letter in a person's first name may reduce her annual salary by $3,600.<p>Since short and sweet may equal a bigger …

Marquette University

My Dad And His 10,496 Book Reviews

My Father, Craig Zarzyczny, died earlier this week at the age of 66 after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer around two months ago.<p>While it was incredibly difficult to see my Dad's body slowly disintegrate in front of my eyes, one of the smaller but weirder things about those last two months …

Books

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Renowned architects have now created more than 100 houses in the city.<p>José Selgas and Lucía Cano explore …

Architecture

Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity

Designers are more than floor lamps and logos—first and foremost, they are problem solvers. When Alan Siegel began his career in corporate design, he saw a problem with complexity. He saw insurance forms that were incomprehensible to policy holders and financial contracts that befuddled retirees. …

Trader Joe's

Articles about week review 7 great reads you may have missed 4 on Dwell.com - Dwell

As Friday winds down and we await the three day-weekend with bated breath, take a few moments to enjoy the best of Dwell.com from...<p>Dwell.com is never short of informative, inspiring, and engaging articles and slideshows for your viewing pleasure, but with 50...<p>We had a four-day work week here at …

Palm Springs

Marco Rubio Won't Please Everyone, and Not Everyone in the GOP Is Very Pleased

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>There is only so much Marco Rubio will do to placate conservatives who oppose immigration reform. In …

Only 65% of college presidents say getting a good job matters

Gallup released a survey today probing the various and sundry opinions of some 889 college and university presidents about the state of higher ed, and a few of their results have left me at a complete loss. Specifically, I’m talking the responses charted out below, asking how important employment …

Cost-benefit Analysis

$75 million lawsuit could destroy bitcoin’s largest exchange—but might help the currency go mainstream

Coinlab, one of the best-funded bitcoin startups in the US, is suing Mt.Gox, the world’s largest exchange for bitcoin, for $75 million. According to estimates, that’s several times more than Mt. Gox’s entire annual revenue, which The Verge pegs at about $22 million a year. (My own calculations, …

Bitcoin

The White House Convenes Scientists to Discuss the World's New Ocean

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>Despite its straight-from-science-fiction premise, it's real: A group of scientists …

Try It Now

Terrifying Images From California's Latest Wildfires

Boston bomb suspect died from gunshots, trauma

Death certificate cites bullet wounds to torso and trauma to head and body from being run over by brother.<p>Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev died from bullet wounds to his torso and extremities and blunt trauma to his head and body, according to the death certificate.<p>Tsarnaev, 26, …

'Iron Man 3' Takes $15.6 Million At Midnight Shows

The wait is over, as <i>Iron Man 3</i> opened nationwide last night to one of the biggest openings in film history. Pulling $15.6 million from midnight screenings, the latest entry in Marvel-Disney‘s superhero franchise takes eleventh place in all-time midnight openings, and the fourth-highest midnight …

The College Grad Recovery Continues

Stay in school, kids<p>(Reuters)<p>The rumors of the recovery's demise are greatly exaggerated. It turns out it's the same as it ever was: slow and steady, but real nonetheless. If you graduated from college, that is.<p>The past few years have been an economic Groundhog day. Despite the biggest spending …

2012 Was a Cold Year in a Spectacularly Hot Decade

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>For twenty-seven years, the world's average temperature has been hotter than the …

Solar Impulse plane lands in Phoenix

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/975000/975769_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534395327_00853be782574cc463f4adf6da7bd6f3<p><b>A plane powered only by the Sun has completed the first leg of a journey that aims to cross the US.</b><p>Solar Impulse, as the vehicle is known, took off at …

Solar Impulse

College Graduates' Expectations Are Out Of Line with Reality, Says Study

A new poll by consulting firm Accenture shows some striking gaps between the expectations of graduating seniors about the world of work and the experiences of recent grads who are already in the workforce. Only 18% of pending 2013 grads plan to get a graduate degree to get ahead in their career. By …

Bulletproof Whiteboards And The Marketing Of School Safety

A recent news item out of Minnesota caught our eye: "Bulletproof Whiteboards Unveiled at Rocori Schools."<p>Bulletproof what? Where?<p>That would be whiteboards, at the small central Minnesota Rocori School District, which will spend upward of $25,000 for the protective devices produced by a company …

Rain will get more extreme thanks to global warming, says NASA study

The forecast for the future of rainfall on Earth is in: over the next hundred years, areas that receive lots of precipitation right now are only going to get wetter, and dry areas will go for longer periods without seeing a drop, according to a new NASA-led study on global warming. "We looked at …