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Swans Feeding Fish

yesterdayOdd : Neatorama

(Video Link) Here's an unexpected event! But I suppose that, in retrospect, it shouldn't be. These two black swans reach into the trough and drop food for their friends, the koi. They're all residents at the Swan Lake Resort in Kenting, Taiwan. -via Lustik

Two Black Swans Generously Feed Multiple Hungry Koi Fish

2 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In 2012, a man named Joey Delsordo documented the beautiful sight of two black swans appearing to generously feed multiple hungry Koi in a pond at Swan Lake Resort in Kenting, Taiwan. via Steve Garfield

Breaking Down the Barre Craze: Which Ballet-Inspired Workout is On Pointe for You?

Ballet dancers have flexible bodies conditioned from hours of training. Their specialized workouts create long and lean frames — think Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Their shapely legs, abs, thighs and buttocks come through hybrid weight training, Pilates and cardio workouts with some straight-up ballet pole (barre) stretching. Their moves are spreading like wildfire, and [...]

Nighttime Must-Read: Scott Sumner: DeLong on the Mother of All Black Swans

Scott Sumner: Black Swans: "Brad DeLong... is mildly critical of Shiller... >...in almost precisely the same way that I am.... DeLong and I think... the real mystery [is] not so much why stocks were so high in 1929, 2000, and now, but rather why they were so low 90% of the time. Show More Summary

Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina & Jon Bernthal Join HBO Miniseries ‘Show Me A Hero’

Winona Ryder (The Iceman, Black Swan), Alfred Molina (Chocolat, Raiders Of The Lost Ark) and Jon Bernthal (The Wolf Of Wall Street, Snitch) have been cast opposite Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener in HBO's six-hour miniseries Show Me A Hero from The Wire co-creator David Simon. Show More Summary

DeLong on the mother of all black swans

Brad DeLong has a post that is mildly critical of Shiller’s stock market model in almost precisely the same way that I am critical of Shiller’s stock market model.  The only difference is that DeLong knows more finance than I do, and makes the case far more effectively than I can.  I was intrigued by […]

Brad DeLong is relatively optimistic on stock returns

There are many interesting charts and graphs in the post, and he argues against a belief in mean reversion, along with a discussion of “the original Black Swan.”  It is a difficult post to excerpt, best to read and view the whole th...

The Looming Black Swan

By Jeff Binkley: The Black Swan. A "Black Swan" event leading to a substantial market correction is just around the corner. At least that's what an increasing number of market prognosticators have been saying. With that in mind, I thought it might be useful to you, Dear Reader, if we brushed up on what a "Black Swan" event is. Show More Summary

Update: Poseidon Nickel Receives Expert Opinion On The Black Swan Restart

By The Investment Doctor: A short while ago I reported how Poseidon Nickel's (OTC:PSDNF) acquisition of the Black Swan processing plant was a move which would reduce the initial capex of the Windarra/Black Swan mine, but also increase the operating expenditures. Show More Summary

Nassim Taleb, the author of The Black Swan and one of the most original and provocative thinkers in

Nassim Taleb, the author of The Black Swan and one of the most original and provocative thinkers in the fields of economics and risk management, is not good at Twitter. Read more...

Nassim Taleb Outlines Every Sin To Remember On One Card

Nassim Taleb, the noted author who has written best-selling titles including "The Black Swan" and "Antifragile," just tweeted a photo of an index card outlining his "sins to remember." The card, which appears to be a quote from Taleb...Show More Summary

Celebrity Real Estate: Mila Kunis Selling Single Life House in the Hills For $4 Million

Not a huge surprise that actress Mila Kunis of That '70s Show and Black Swan has listed her bachelorette pad in the Hollywood HIlls; the pregnant fiancée to Ashton Kutcher probably doesn't...

Ebola is an Economic Black Swan

``The fact is, each time Ebola skips a border it's going to freeze that economy. When that happens, more incremental steps will be taken but, as a species, we're chasing a faster moving organism. ''

Ebola is an Economic Black Swan

Yves here. I might step down the headline claim to "Ebola could be an economic black swan" but otherwise the depressing point is well taken.

The S&P 500 And The Russian Black Swan

By The Panoramic View: Black swans don't occur very often. When they do occur, they change everything. The last major black swan event was in 2008 when Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy. That event nearly took down the global financial system and sent the S&P 500 racing below 1,000. Show More Summary

Bull-fighting (or polite exception to efforts to distort ballet's historical record)

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Houston Ballet's Lauren Anderson as Odette in Swan Lake. She debuted in 1996: Birmingham Royal Ballet's Celine Gittens as Odette (with Tyron Singleton): Dance Theatre of Harlem's Stephanie Dabney in excerpts from the Black Swan PdD from nearly than three...

'Leftovers' Episode 6 Recap: Good Girl Gone 'Black Swan'

Sunday night's installment of HBO's The Leftovers, dubbed “Guest,” should have been titled Black Swan 2: Nora Durst. Minus the dark, deliciously campy spin on Swan Lake, Episode 6 recalls Natalie Portman’s bravura performance as a straight-laced,...Show More Summary

Apocalypse Preview: Chinese River Turns Blood-Red

Things in China are getting downright biblical. First it was the floating animal apocalypse: who can forget the 16,000 floating pigs, followed by a thousand dead ducks, culminating with 5 dead black swans. But nothing quite beats the dramatic impact of the inner river of Wenzhou flowing blood red. Show More Summary

Noah

After rebooting his career with two small scale earth-bound pictures, The Wrestler and Black Swan, to my surprise Aronofsky launched back into big idea cinema with the previously unfilmed biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood. It’s...Show More Summary

Book Review: Reducing The Risk Of Black Swans

By David Merkel: This is a very short book. I read the whole thing in 40 minutes. It has one main idea: what if you could create a less variable portfolio that returns as much as the traditional 60% S&P 500, 40% Barclays Aggregate blend? Wouldn't you want that? Most of us would want that. Show More Summary

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