James A. Walbridge

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How We Killed Expertise

(And why we need it back.)<p><b>Average Americans have never much liked</b> eggheads. That’s not a bad thing in itself: Americans are a skeptical but level-headed people—or were until recently—whose common sense and ingenuity allowed their nation to achieve great heights in science, diplomacy and the arts, …

Political Science

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.<p>It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular …

Andrew Ng will help you change the world with AI if you know calculus and Python

If the next era of human progress is built using AI, who gets to engineer it? Who will have the coding skills to use the software for creating AI products, or even more importantly, the skills to write that software?<p>In an attempt to make the answer to those questions “anyone who wants to,” Andrew …

Machine Learning

What Is Intermittent Fasting? A Beginner's Guide to Burning More Fat | Inc.com

For more than a year, I've been following an intermittent fasting eating regimen. I use the word <i>regimen</i> because intermittent fasting is not a diet, at least in a "consume less calories" way. Intermittent fasting is all about <i>when</i> you eat, not what you eat.<p>Even though I'm usually up by 4:30 or 5 …

Holistic Medicine

How to Learn in 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months | Inc.com

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There's a lack of clarity on <i>how to</i> …

Motivation

Merida pushes boundaries of gravel bike geometry with new Silex

With a reach of 415mm in a size large, the new Merida Silex pushes gravel bike geometry in a new direction by taking cues from the latest generation …

NSFW +18 | Noir Style Photography Using Cheap Flashlights

(NSFW/18+) The previous article of photographer Daveed Benito, "Pro Lighting with Cheap Flashlights", was really popular on our blog. To create this …

15 mutant images that will stop you in your tracks

And a unique insight into big wave photography, from the man who took them.<p>Trent Slatter is not your run-of-the-mill surf photographer. He has a …

Death And Taxes | SPIN

Did you watch Michelle Wolf's comedy routine from the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday? (It's down below if you need to catch up.) It's …

Donald Trump

Best and worst celebrity beach bodies (okay mostly best)

Best and worst celebrity beach bodies (okay mostly best)<p>It is very hard to find stars with bad bodies who frequent beaches. But we still try. Kind of.<p>http://www.foxnews.com/">Fox News<p>http://www.foxnews.com/<p>Riley Keogh: Best<p>Actress Riley Keough, also known as Elvis Presley's granddaughter, shared a …

Dancing with the Stars

Where to Find the Bluegrass State's Best Sips on a Kentucky Bourbon Trail Road Trip

Take a journey along Kentucky’s famed Bourbon Trail and experience the best of the state’s distilleries. (All Photos: Kristin Luna)<p>Bourbon has become …

Whiskey

5 Natural Tricks To Boost Your Metabolism and Improve Digestion

It’s no secret that our metabolisms begin to slow down as we get older.<br>But the truth is that this has more to do with our activity levels than it …

Wellness

There's even more evidence that one type of diet is the best for your body and brain

In a world dominated by celebrity fad diets that range from absurd, like Reese Witherspoon's alleged "baby-food diet," to absurdly unaffordable, such as the $200 "moon dust"-infused smoothie that Gwyneth Paltrow drinks, many people don't believe there's a single best diet for your health.<p>But a …

Holistic Medicine

This Olympian Says You Can Achieve More in Life by Slowing Down Time (Here's How) | Inc.com

Since I was a little kid, I've been fascinated with the passage of time. Time is always such a paradox, especially in the way we use it. While none of us have control over it, we still use phrases like "time stopped," or "time slowed down," or "time sped up." But what if we use those phrases …

Bucket Lists

‘Escapes’ Review: A Breezy, Rambling Doc About the TV Actor Who Slept Around, Cheated Death, and Wrote ‘Blade Runner’

Michael Almereyda’s casual Hollywood doc eschews the staid approach of most biographical portraits in favor of something more free-form and feral.<p>In …

Blade Runner

The F Pattern: Understanding How Users Scan Content

July 24, 2017Reading online is a little different than the way you read textbooks high school and college. Today, when people find content on the web …

Web Design

A handy list of 2017’s excellent, must-watch TV and movies (and how to watch them all)

It’s only July, but 2017 has already provided us a full year’s worth of great movies and TV shows.<p>More than usual, the first six months in entertainment has transcended genre lines, as a number of versatile films and shows have hit theaters and TV screens. In the last few weeks alone, the heartfelt …

Entertainment

5 Little Shifts that Will Make Your “Stressful” Life 5 Times Easier

The little things define you.All the results in your life come from the little things.Regardless of your unique life circumstances, or how you define …

Schadenfreude

Quantum computers compete for “supremacy”

<b>This Oct. 26, 2016 photo provided by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research shows the new supercomputer named Cheyenne at the National Center for Atmospheric Research at the supercomputing center in Cheyenne, Wyo. (Carlye Calvin/ University Corporation for Atmospheric Research via …

Quantum Computing

Make Grandma Proud by Learning the Five Mother Sauces

Though many of us are hustlin’ through the week begging for Instant Pot recipes and one-pot curries, it’s nice to hit the kitchen on a Sunday to make a carefully crafted meal. But after so many quickie skillet meals, how does one get their groove back? The mother sauces, of course. There are five …

Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Happiness

48 Hours With the Military's Most Covert Special Ops

As the rear door of the C-130 opens up, I see the early morning sun reflect off the Gulf of Mexico 10,000 feet below. I have never jumped out of a plane before, but if you are going to do it, I figure you may as well do it strapped to a member of Air Force Special Operations Command.<p>The airman taps …

80 Viking Wisdom Sayings and Proverbs | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: Over 1,000 years old, the Hávamál (“Sayings of the High One”) is a series of Old Norse poems from the Viking age. Stanzas 1-80 include</i> …

Literature

Get More Done With the Rule of 3 | The Art of Manliness

Towards the tail end of 2016, my productivity took a big leap forward. The first catalyst was taking a few weeks to diligently track my time, and …

Hollywood Has Ruined Method Acting

Jared Leto’s turn in Suicide Squad is the latest reminder that the technique has become more about ego and marketing than good performances.<p>Of all the stories surfacing about the new DC Comics film <i>Suicide Squad—</i>from the dismal reviews to the box-office reports—the most disconcerting are the ones …

How to Shake Hands: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

<i>Illustration by Ted Slampyak</i><p>I’ve been wanting to incorporate a more visual element into the Art of Manliness, but I have no artistic talent …

Twenty Years to Go. Getting older getting you down? Try flipping your aging paradigm.

On this crisp fall afternoon, I'm sitting at my desk in my Pacific Heights office, a converted A-frame studio condo at the top of a three-story Victorian, bathed in sunlight from windows on three sides. The flip chart behind me has scribbled notes from my earlier session with a group of exuberant, …

9 Life-Changing Habits That Will Make You a Better Person

Life is truly a gift, but even when you know this deep down, sometimes it can really get the better of you. Just when you think you’ve got it all …

How to make people like you in 4 seconds or less

Are you hireable? Or dateable? How about friendable?<p>And while it's technically possible to reverse a bad first impression, it's not easy. So you'll want to put your best face forward.<p>To help you out on that front, we checked out "How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less" by speaker and …