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The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Bill Gates

David Price offers new jersey to kid wearing a homemade one at the Blue Jays game

David Price is one of those athletes who is really good at Twitter. He proved it again Saturday.<p>After finding out about a young fan who had made a homemade jersey for the new member of his favorite team, Price went about trying to get in contact with the little guy's family.<p>Thanks to the power of …

Drugs, paranoia and a creepy Charles Manson connection: Why we’re still fascinated with the dark drama of the Beach Boys

<b>The Beach Boys (AP)</b><p>“Love & Mercy” tells part of the tale — the Beach Boys story is a weird and twisted one overall<p>Scott Timberg<p>June 5, 2015 6:36pm (UTC)<p>The new film “Love & Mercy” looks at the brilliant and troubled Brian Wilson around the time of the Beach Boys’s artistic breakthrough, “Pet …

Charles Manson

Here's how standardized tests like the SAT have poisoned America's classrooms

In "The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have To Be," veteran education reporter Anya Kamenetz investigates the $2 billion dollar standardized test industry.<p>Testing is thoroughly entrenched in the American education system. Students in grades three …

What Ever Happened to the Affordable Pickup Truck?

Or: The temptation of the overkill truck.<p>From the May 2015 issue<p>In 1987, my parents bought their first new truck, a Dodge Ram D150. The Big Dodge Ram, as it came to be called, was so sparsely equipped that it should have come with a vow of celibacy. It had a manual trans hooked to an overtaxed …

Yet another reason to buy a Jeep Wrangler

Tow trucks? They don't pose a problem.<p>Let's see...<p>Iconic American design? Check<br>• Go-anywhere off-road chops? Check<br>• Ability to thwart tow-truck drivers the slip? CHECK!<p>The Jeep Wrangler is America's original, and still ultimate, sport-utility vehicle, and all that baked-in capability has applications …

Who Knows More About Working Wood, Furniture Designers or Shipwrights?

In this YouTube channel, a Master Shipwright shares his knowledge and skillset--and shows you his massive 42" bandsaw<p>To some, four years of design …

In the Classroom with AP Econ Teacher & College Counsellor Michael Brody

Imagine that moment when a student “gets it”—the lightbulb goes off and (s)he understands hard concepts for the first time. Real-world examples can help illuminate complex ideas in memorable ways, and that’s the goal of most of the articles in Michael Brody‘s Flipboard magazine, <b>Things AP Econ</b> …

London, This Is What's Actually in Your Cocaine

London is the coke capital of Europe. It's absolutely everywhere, except the one place you'd expect it to be: cocaine.<p>London is the cocaine capital of Europe. According to a report from 2014, the city has a higher concentration of coke in its water system than anywhere else on the continent; we're …

Tesla "Ends Range Anxiety," Promises Self-Driving This Year

Tesla Motors held a press call today to detail some of the big new features coming over-the-air to current and future Model S owners, and they’re pretty significant. According to what Elon Musk had to say, an update coming in a few weeks will “end range anxiety” both in town and on long-distance …

An Irishman Explains His Country's Reputation for Enjoying Alcohol So Much

I am afraid you are going to be disappointed... We have a reputation for enjoying alcohol because we enjoy alcohol.<p><i>Why do Irish people have a reputation for enjoying alcohol?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and</i> …

Alcohol

Determined Rural Postman Builds Elaborate Limestone Cathedral By Collecting Pebbles on His Mail Route

Postman Ferdinand Cheval spent 33 years picking up unusual pebbles while he delivered mail, and he turned his collection into this stunningly elegant limestone cathedral. The 100-year-old “Palais Ideal” stands today near the village of Hauterives, France. Its elaborate edifices include sculptures …

He ate all the pi : Japanese man memorises π to 111,700 digits

People have enjoyed memorising the digits in pi since at least the beginning of the 19th century.<p>Back then only a few hundred digits were known, so it was barely more of a challenge than memorising a long poem.

Poetry

This Desk Features 1,100 Yards of Scrolling Paper to Record Your Ideas

Handwritten list makers, doodlers, and note takers – rejoice! Minneapolis College of Art and Design student Kirsten Camara designed the <i>Analog Memory Desk</i>, which is perfect for people who like to write things down. It has a built-in mechanism for scrolling 1,100 yards of butcher paper that acts as a …

Photo Sharing is Hurting Our Enjoyment of Life, Study Finds

Smartphones and social networks have made snapping and sharing photos extremely easy to do, allowing us to preserve our memories and broadcast our …

Social Media

Pope Francis Gets The Problem With Money In Politics Exactly Right

Pope Francis succinctly summarized the corrupting influence that money can have in elections during an interview with a group of Argentine teenagers from a Buenos Aires slum, Crux reported.<p>Speaking about elections in his home country of Argentina, the pope said that candidates can become too …

15 Reasons Your Boyfriend Looks Cheap

At least he's trying. Then again, maybe he should just listen to you about his cargo shorts for once.<p>Anyone who has ever tried to take their boyfriend shopping for a new look knows that it's much easier said than done. They are just so damned stubborn. And who suffers? You, that's who! After all, …

Students Around The Country Are Opting Out Of Tests, Even If State Law Doesn't Allow It

In New Mexico this past week, over 2,000 students from Albuquerque Public Schools opted not to participate in standardized testing, after voicing their opposition to the exams with protests and walk-outs. In New Jersey, districts around the state also reported large numbers of opt-outs, with some …

An Officially Christian America Sounds Just Right To Most Republicans

Republican Party candidates like to say that America is a Christian nation. It turns out most Republicans are willing to make that official.<p>Fifty-seven percent of Republicans support establishing Christianity as the national religion of the United States, according to a new Public Policy Polling …

Once-homeless Baylor RB ineligible

Baylor confirmed Wednesday that walk-on running back Silas Nacita is no longer a member of the Bears' football team.<p>"Silas Nacita will not be a part …

Mike Huckabee Once Attacked An Opponent For Not Having A College Degree

WASHINGTON -- Mike Huckabee says it's not an issue that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) doesn't have a college degree.<p>Walker, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, dropped out of Marquette University in 1990, just one semester shy of graduating. If he wins the presidency, he'd be the first …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Oklahoma Legislators Move To Push AP U.S. History Courses Out Of Schools

Oklahoma politicians are trying to ban Advanced Placement U.S. History courses from state classrooms, calling the course's recently updated framework unpatriotic.<p>On Monday, the Oklahoma House Common Education Committee voted 11-4 in support of a bill that, if signed into law, would prevent the …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

410-pound teenager who has barely played football got a BYU scholarship after meeting the coach for 15 minutes

BYU gave Langi a scholarship, despite the fact that head coach Bronco Mendenhall met him for a grand total of 15 minutes and, as Deadspin notes, his entire recruiting evaluation was based on one pickup basketball game in 2013.<p>At a press conference on Wednesday, Mendenhall said teaching him how to …

The Polygraph Has Been Lying for 80 Years

Eighty years ago this week, inventor Leonarde Keeler proudly proclaimed his expert testimony before a Wisconsin jury to be “a signal victory for …

Lie Detection

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Red Sox's David Ortiz Comes in Third in Boston Mayor's Race

When Boston chose its new mayor on Tuesday, some Bostonians had an entirely different candidate in mind - one who wasn't even on the ballot.<p>The …

Boston Red Sox

Jake Bugg: 'You never forget where you're from'

Early afternoon in Austin, Texas, and Jake Bugg is perhaps having cause to regret one of his most famous lyrics. It's the line from "Two Fingers", one of five singles he released last year, that goes: "Skin up a fat one, hide from the feds…"<p>"Our bus got pulled over by the cops in Arizona," mutters …