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Wave Selection for developing surfers

Surfing

Top 3 Ways to Paddle Like World Champion Kelly Slater - Surfing Paddling Technique Revealed

Kelly Slater

How the World's Best Surfers Pop Up (Slow Motion)

Surfing

Surfing: How To Pop Up FAST

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Die Hard at 30: how it remains the quintessential American action movie

The first shot of John McClane in Die Hard is his left hand digging into the armrest as his plane lands at LAX. We can see he’s wearing a wedding band on his ring finger. His seatmate then gives him an unusual piece of advice about surviving air travel: once he settles in, he should take off his …

Die Hard

As Marijuana Goes Mainstream, Investors Rush In

The cannabis industry is growing and, naturally, investors are taking notice.<p>With 30 states and the District of Columbia having legalized the use of the drug for medicinal or recreational use, the stock prices of the companies that grow, process and sell marijuana have been rising.<p>Late last year, …

Cannabis

The definitive guide to surfing in San Francisco and the Bay Area: beginners to experts

From gentle rollers anyone could ride to one of the most frightening waves in the world, San Francisco and its nearby beaches have a wave for every …

Inside Netflix’s TV-Swallowing, Market-Dominating Binge Factory

Above, Ryan Murphy, Spike Lee, Laverne Cox, Alison Brie, Jane Fonda, Robin Wright, and Jason Bateman.<p>“What do you think about gas in the tank for the …

Laird Hamilton's age-busting 10-point plan to supercharge your body

Laird Hamilton found fame and fortune surfing the world’s biggest breakers. But, as he tells Tim Lewis, his daredevil streak could easily have led him down more dangerous paths as a young man. Plus, he reveals his life secrets for staying ahead of the curve<p>Laird Hamilton has ridden many of the …

Aquatic Sports

Invisible asymptotes

"It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do …

Social Media

The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges

Even with no one in charge, army ants work collectively to build bridges out of their bodies. New research reveals the simple rules that lead to such …

New Jersey

Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a comprehensive scientific review of research.<p>The review finds that eating more protein, well past the amounts currently recommended, can significantly augment the …

Nutrition

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

Blockchain

The First 9 Things Flight Attendants Notice About You When You Board a Plane

Sure, opening an airline credit card or using your points can help you secure a free flight upgrade. But as Business Insider reports, making a good …

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

SAN FRANCISCO — Recently the founder of something called Ripple briefly became richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Another day an anonymous donor set up an $86 million Bitcoin-fortune charity called the Pineapple Fund. A Tesla was spotted with a BLOCKHN license plate. There’s a surge in people looking to …

Cryptocurrency

Where to Go in 2018

Plenty of cities are always worth a visit. But when destinations are in the midst of an evolution—bursting with new, standard-setting hotels and …

52 Places to Go in 2018

A starter kit for escaping into the world.

Twelve Days in Xinjiang: How China’s Surveillance State Overwhelms Daily Life - WSJ

URUMQI, China—This city on China’s Central Asia frontier may be one of the most closely surveilled places on earth.<p>Security checkpoints with identification scanners guard the train station and roads in and out of town. Facial scanners track comings and goings at hotels, shopping malls and banks. …

China

52 things I learned in 2017

Between projects at Fluxx, and editing a book, I learned several learnings.<p>In Silicon Valley, startups that result in a successful exit have an …

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

eCommerce

Ranking The Best Passive Income Investments

In order to relax, you must first work very, very hard!<p>After about the 30th day in a row of working 12+ hour days and eating rubber chicken dinners …

39 Book Recommendations From Billionaire Charlie Munger that Will Make you Smarter

That quote kickstarted my own reading habits and helps me regularly read over 100 books a year.<p>Charlie Munger is the billionaire business partner of …

61 Books Nassim Taleb Recommends you Read in his Own Words

Nassim Taleb, the polarizing author of best-selling books The Black Swan and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, offers 61 reading …

Books

11 Aphorisms To Remember When You’re Overthinking Your Drawdown — TRADING COMPOSURE

It’s always a good idea to trade a system that has been tried and tested – one that you understand thoroughly. And you usually develop that …

Bitcoin hits $15,000 and is already trading at $19,000 in Korea

If you bought 1 bitcoin yesterday, it would've cost you $12,000 and someone in your family probably would've called you a mad man. Just one day …

Charles Manson Was Not a Product of the Counterculture

The Manson murders — the seven killings committed by Charles Manson’s followers in two days in Los Angeles in August 1969 — are often thought to mark the end of the 1960s, as if those brutal slayings were the inevitable outgrowth of the counterculture, the dark consequence of long hair, free love, …

This Starting Strength Review Doesn't Lie

One of the most popular beginner strength training programs is Starting Strength.<p>Funny enough, it’s also one of the <i>most ridiculed routines</i> by …

Buddhism Is More ‘Western’ Than You Think

Not long ago I was accused of something I hadn’t realized was a bad thing: clarity. Adam Gopnik, reviewing my book “Why Buddhism Is True,” in The New Yorker in August, wrote: “He makes Buddhist ideas and their history clear. Perhaps he makes the ideas too clear.”<p>Underlying this allegation (which I …

Meditation

The Implosion of Western Liberalism

“Western liberalism is under siege,” writes Edward Luce in his short new book, <i>The Retreat of Western Liberalism</i>. Whether it is under siege, …