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These 5 Facts Explain Putin’s War in Syria

The Russian President is taking a chance by intervening in a bloody civil war in Syria, but his gamble is a calculated one

No laughing matter

Swans, swans, more swans. If the lifespan of a dance critic were calculated by the number of performances of Swan… The post No laughing matter appeared first on The Spectator.

MPs rack up £4.3m in motoring expenses in past three years

MPs have claimed nearly £4.3m in motoring-related expense claims over the past three years, according to new figures from Auto Express. The publication calculated totals for each of the 11 regions defined by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) and found that around £1.4m was claimed by MPs per year – an average of £130,000 […]

Conscious Parenting: Raising a Child to Find Their Soul's Purpose (Part 1)

The evening after I'd given birth to my daughter, I sat in the hospital bed and held her in my arms, unsteadied by the responsibility that lay before me. I'd calculated what it would cost to provide for her every month, what to budget...Show More Summary

500 Days of Kristin, Day 247: Kristin's Husband Won't Be There When She Gives Birth But It's Fine It Is What It Is

4 months agoEntertainment : Defamer

Kristin Cavallari is currently pregnant with her third child (due by Defamer’s calculations in approximately 33 days) and a book called Balancing in Heels (due much, much later). While Kristin’s husband might be around for her book party, he’s not going to make the baby launch. Read more...

Hillary Clinton gets interviewed by Lena Dunham, tries to seem like less of a Marnie.

4 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

One of the biggest criticisms of Hillary Clinton is that she seems very calculated and rehearsed, like Marnie from Girls. With Bernie Sanders getting popular among the youths, Hillary sat down with Lena Dunham, "a voice of a generation," to reach said generation. Show More Summary

Majority of used car buyers cap monthly payments at £200

The majority of consumers using online finance calculators want to pay a deposit of £1,000 and cap their monthly payment at £200. Research carried out by G Forces and Codeweavers found that 48 months was the most popular loan term for loans closely followed by 60 months. Most users of online finance calculators adjusted the […]

Human error in the surface temperature record

Guest essay by John Goetz As noted in an earlier post, the monthly raw averages for USHCN data are calculated with up to nine days are missing from the daily records. Those monthly averages are usually not discarded by the USHCN quality control and adjustment models, although the final values are almost always estimated as…

10 Ways Monopoly Airlines Use 'Calculated Misery' to Make Flying an Increasingly Overpriced Nightmare

The airline industry profits by having you pay extra to be treated like a human being. If you’ve ever seen those pictures of flight from the air industry’s “Golden Age” -- roughly the 1950s to the 1970s -- you know how hard it is toShow More Summary

Jeb Bush's "Free Stuff" Racial Insult Was a Shrewd Calculation

GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush knew exactly what he was doing when he insulted African-American voters by alleging that the Democrats buy their votes with "free stuff." In fact, it was no accident that he hurled his slur at Democrats at a campaign stop in South Carolina. Show More Summary

The Best Tools for Managing Household Finances

Getty ImagesWith these tools you can calculate how much to save for emergencies and organize financial paperwork. By Kimberly Palmer When Johnny and Joanna Galbraith got married eight years ago, they quickly realized they needed a way to coordinate their spending and saving with each other. Show More Summary

How To Square Any Number In Less Than A Second — Without A Calculator

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Want to look a lot smarter than you actually are? "Mathemagician" Arthur Benjamin is here to help. Benjamin dropped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday and gave host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani a peek at some of the incredible tricks in his book, The Magic of Math. Show More Summary

The human physician will soon become history. Here’s why.

In the age of spiritual machines Ray Kurzweil in 2001 predicted: By 2020, a $1,000 computer will match processing speed of the human brain — 20 billion calculations per second. By 2030, it will simulate the brain power of a small village about 1,000 human minds. Show More Summary

Jessica Alba Wants to Be 'Treated Like a Guy' -- So She Takes a Dig at Women Everywhere

Post by Adriana Velez. When it comes to building a career in Hollywood, this actress/entrepreneur has been calculating and careful. In a cover story for Self magazine Jessica Alba says she wanted to be treated "like a guy." Wait -- what does she mean by that, exactly? I think I get what she means. Show More Summary

Paying Redstone a premium could clear CBS discount

If the 92-year-old mogul doesn’t live forever as planned, his empire will be controlled by a trust. Either way, ending the dual-class share structure could lift the value of CBS by 20 pct, according to a Breakingviews calculator. The price of doing so would be more than worth it.

It Doesn't Even Graph!: Casio's $225 Luxury Calculator

5 months agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is the Casio S100 'Special One', a $225 luxury calculator made by Casio to celebrate all the years the company has been calculating. Punch them numbers! Only 5,000 are going to be produced and sold in Japan though, so in the off-chance you're some sort of calculator collector you need to get on that shit pronto. Show More Summary

How Apple Owns Hollywood, and Makes You Buy Its Products

Apple might not actually own Hollywood yet, but Apple products do get featured in a lot of Hollywood films. So much so that in 2014 the company reclaimed the top spot in Overall Product Placement as calculated by BrandChannel. It seems that any film — no matter what genre — features an Apple product. Show More Summary

India's Incredible Shrinking Air Force

Shashank Joshi Security, undefined As other nations around the region are expanding their capabilities in the air, New Delhi seems to be slipping.  By my calculation, about 79% of India's combat aircraft squadrons and 96% of its main battle tanks are of Soviet-design, a legacy of New Delhi's close relationship with Moscow in the 1970s and 1980s. Show More Summary

Social Security Q&A: What's Wrong with Using Life Expectancy Estimates?

Social Security has? a warning on their website that many people will live beyond their life expectancies. But their life expectancy calculator, simply by its prominent position on their website, strongly encourages people to focus on life expectancy when it comes to collecting benefits.

India's incredible shrinking air force

By my calculation, about 79% of India's combat aircraft squadrons and 96% of its main battle tanks are of Soviet-design, a legacy of New Delhi's close relationship with Moscow in the 1970s and 1980s. A country's defence choices can define the shape of its armed forces for decades to come. Show More Summary

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