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Built By A Parkinson’s Sufferer, MyHealthPal Tracks Symptoms, Creates Research Data

The development and availability of wearables is running hand in hand with the exploding interest in the digital health space. Managing our health via apps and devices is slowly becoming the norm. And patients that need to monitor their condition day-to-day have even more to benefit from this …

Startups

These 6 tests take the stress out of investing

Here are six portfolio stress-tests to run now, before a Minsky Moment arrives or Mr. Market becomes mood, writes John Coumarianos.

All great economic observers have commented on economic and market cycles. Economist Hyman Minsky thought periods of economic stability led to instability because …

Investing

Don’t miss this ‘gem’ in Europe’s stock market, says Barclays

You can still comfortably take a seat on the European equity train, and let the European Central Bank’s easing program and local reforms do all the hard work, Barclays says. And you’re best friend is peripheral stock markets.

European stocks have further room to run, analyst says

LONDON (MarketWatch) …

Europe

The states with the most job openings for college graduates

Massachusetts, Delaware, and Washington state provide college graduates with the best odds of landing a job.

Class of 2015, take note. Some states have more job openings than others.

Massachusetts, Delaware, and Washington state provide college graduates with the best odds of landing a job, while …

College & University

These are the top-performing S&P 500 stocks of 2015

The Health Care sector continues its ascent even as the benchmark index stumbles, writes Phil van Doorn.

The Health Care sector continues its ascent even as the benchmark index stumbles

The S&P 500 has risen only 0.1% this year, held back by weak corporate earnings.

The benchmark index rose 11% last …

Stocks

Why entrepreneurs reach out to female investors

Female entrepreneurs look for female investors for shared experience, diversity

Female venture capitalists were more than three times as likely to invest in companies with female CEOs

As women entrepreneurs seek cash for their startups, some say they specifically seek out female investors in order to …

Venture Capital

A Japanese Engineer Allegedly Committed Suicide Over a Bridge Collapse

This Monday a group of school children in the town of Altınova , Turkey discovered the corpse of 51-year-old Japanese engineer Kishi Ryoichi at the entrance of a local cemetery. Ryoichi had slashed both of his wrists and cut his throat, leaving a suicide note that the Turkish press has used to …

Japan

We Spoke to Frontline Photojournalist Lynsey Addario About Fear and Female Resilience

"Libya was incredibly violent," frontline photojournalist Lynsey Addario begins. We're instantly a world away from the civilized lunchtime chatter and clanging crockery of the London member's club we're sat in. We're transported back to March 16, 2011, when Addario and three other New York Times

Photojournalism

Something Nice to Do: An Interview with Renata Adler

Tell a bookish person you're going to interview Renata Adler and you can expect a range of reactions, everything from envy to wariness, to a sort of fear-stricken awe. Many know Adler from her two novels, Speedboat and Pitch Dark, first published in 1976 and 1983, respectively, and both reissued by …

Authors

Kofi Annan: The War on Drugs Has Failed in West Africa and Around the World

Photo via Flickr user United States Mission Geneva

In 2013, a United Nations report estimated that the cocaine trade through West Africa was worth at least $1.25 billion a year. This is higher than the combined government budgets of several countries in the region, which has become an important …

Africa

Nick Cave

In a new episode of VICE Meets, we sit down with Nick Cave to talk about the release of his new book, The Sick Bag Song.

The book was written by Cave as he and the Bad Seeds undertook a mammoth tour of 22 cities across America, and in it you can feel all the exhaustion, romantic longing, musings, …

Nick Cave

The Mongoose: Lessons in Fighting from Nature's Greatest Outfighter

Fightland Blog

There is a famous line in the Bubishi, the ancient Chinese text that shaped the way karate developed on the island of Okinawa, relating to the generation of power through the use of weight. It remarks that the tiger does not bring down its prey with its claws, they are just the …

Mongoose

Behind 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' - An Interview with the Director of the Cobain Documentary

Behind The Lens

It’s been sixteen years since filmmaker Brett Morgen was last at SXSW. Back then he was touting his boxing documentary, On The Ropes. While there, he also happened to attend the screening of his friend’s film in the 320-capacity Austin theater known as The Paramount. Morgen was one of …

Documentaries

Amelia Gray Shoots for Your Guts

Amelia Gray is an author I've long admired. Her first book, the vignette-comprised AM/PM, was published by indie mainstay Featherproof Books back in 2009, and established Gray as a truly weird and formidable talent. Gutshot is her fourth book, and her second on Big 5-imprint FSG, following her aptly …

Authors

This Guy Turned an ‘Eat a Bag of Dicks’ Joke into a $150,000 Gummy Shlong Empire

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.

Brady Grumpelt holds his glass high.

"Gentlemen, to evil," he proclaims, and with that we down our shot of Jameson.

He's pretty nonchalant for a man who earned $80,000 off gummy dicks in one day.

On March 4, while half cut on whiskey, Grumpelt bought the …

Rolls Royce

Elon Musk: Burning Fossil Fuels Is the 'Dumbest Experiment in History, By Far'

​Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, and chairman of SolarCity, and the guy who dreamt up the hyper loop, says we shouldn't need an environmentally motivated reason to transition to clean energy. We're probably going to run out of oil sometime; why find out if we can destroy the world while we …

Energy

How to Survive the Best Party on the Planet: Trinidad Carnival

Longreads Or Whatever


All photos by the author unless otherwise credited.

Before I begin, I want to clarify that I didn’t go gallivanting through Port-of-Spain in a rhinestoned thong because I care for crazy parties. I don’t. I have narcolepsy (no, not like Carol in Deuce Bigalow, and no, I don’t need …

Carnival

Engineering Lightbulbs To Keep Insects Away

Could help limit insect-borne diseases like malaria

Spending long summer evenings outside comes with a big nuisance: bug bites. Mosquitos and other insects are drawn to the lights illuminating your dinner party, which helps them hone in on their human prey. While that might mean a few days of itchy …

Insects

‘The Folded Clock,’ by Heidi Julavits

THE FOLDED CLOCK

A Diary

By Heidi Julavits

290 pp. Doubleday. $26.95.

The self, a friend once informed me, is an illusion. We were 19 at the time, and he was reading Foucault, but that was 18 years ago, and now he doesn’t think he understood Foucault back then. “It’s real,” my friend says of the self, …

James Baldwin

Trenton Doyle Hancock "Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing" @ The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC

We highly recommend going to this show at the Studio Museum in Harlem to see the exceptional works of Trenton Doyle Hancock. From Artsy, the show is an …

The Arts

The Floating Flower Garden by teamLab

The Floating Flower Garden is an installation of over 2,300 living flowers taht float up and down in relation to the movement of people in the space. …

Flowers

Chance Lord: Lunatic of Assorted Flavors

We're really enjoying these tripped-out drawings by Guess aka Chance Lord. The artist had a book and print release last night at Red Bull Studios in …

Flavors

This Stunning Time-Lapse Video of Flowers Blooming Will Make You Really, Really Ready for Spring

Watch a dozen types gorgeous cactus flowers bloom in seconds

It’s technically spring, but several parts of the U.S. are still facing cold temperatures and generally unpleasant weather. Watching the above video, though, will help us all feel like it’s spring.

Created by filmmaker Greg Krehel (also known …

Flowers

The Most Challenging Oil and Gas Projects in the World

As easy oil runs out, drillers are forced to look in difficult places for new sources of oil

The fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster is approaching, but in the intervening years since the well blowout deep offshore, oil and gas drillers have pushed even deeper and even farther afield.

Oil & Gas Industry

The Winklevoss Twins Will Have a Cameo in the New Season of Silicon Valley

The Bitcoin investors who once accused Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea for Facebook will play themselves

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have already been portrayed onscreen once, but this time around they will be playing themselves.

The twin brothers, famous for suing Facebook CEO Mark …

Silicon Valley

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Has Plans to Give Away All His Wealth

“You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change”

After paying for his 10-year-old nephew’s college tuition, Apple CEO Tim Cook says, he plans on leaving all his wealth — which today amounts to $120 million — to good causes.

But he won’t simply be writing checks. In an …

Tim Cook

Meet America’s First Video Game Varsity Athletes

The newest route to college is through a video game

Correction appended, March 27, 2015

Parents who think that video games are an academic distraction, take heart: pounding on the controller can now help pay for college.

Last fall, Robert Morris University in Chicago became the first college in the US …

Robert Morris

Who Should—And Who Shouldn’t—Take Vitamin D

Here's what experts say, based on the latest evidence

Does your diet need a little extra D? For researchers, it’s one of nutrition’s most vexing questions. “It’s the wild, wild west,” says Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of medicine at …

Medicine

8 Destinations That Totally Own Spring

By Laura Pearson for the Orbitz Travel Blog

Tiptoe Through Tulips

Lisse, Netherlands

1. Lisse, Netherlands
Spanning almost 80 acres, Keukenhof is one of the world's largest flower gardens. Quite simply, it's the stuff of dreams. More than seven million bulbs are planted annually in the wooded parkland, …

U.S. Travel

This Oakland Sculpture Changes Color to Suit the Weather

Its chameleon surface is reportedly similar to currency's anticounterfeiting paint.

Stroll by Oakland's newest public art twice, and you might feel like you've seen two different things. That's because the swirling, landscape-looking sculpture at the 19th Street BART is coated with "flip-flop …

Sculpture