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The life of a Thanksgiving turkey perfectly illustrates what Nassim Taleb's 'Black Swan' is all about

In the financial world, everyone loves to talk about potential "Black Swan" events. The concept of a "Black Swan" event takes its name from Nassim Taleb's 2007 book "The Black Swan." But there's a slight problem: acknowledging an event's possibility means it can't be a Black Swan. Show More Summary

It's In The Mix: Kitchens with Different Cabinet Types

Lonny Pin it The kitchen in the photo above is pretty much my dream kitchen: black and white color scheme, wood floors, marble countertop, a section of open shelving—throw in a copper or matte black swan tap and I'm sold. But you know what really gets me about the space above? The mix of cabinet types. READ MORE »

Presenting SocGen's 5 Black Swans For 2016

If you’re the type who likes black swans this has been the month for you. On the political front, Portugal’s Socialists, led by Antonio Costa, formed an alliance with the Left Bloc and the Communists on the way to overthrowing the Passos Coelho government and presaging a repudiation of Berlin’s brand of fiscal rectitude. Show More Summary

Turkish F-16s Shoot Down Russian Su-24 Warplane Near Syria Border

Moments ago a big black geopolitical swan landed when newswires lit up with headlines that a Turkish F-16 shot down what was initially said to be an unidentified warplane near the Syrian border after it violated Turkey's airspace on Tuesday, a Turkish military official said, but the nationality of the downed aircraft was not immediately clear. Show More Summary

Saudi De-Peg Looms As FX Market Signals Loudest "Black Swan Warning" In 13 Years

As we noted recently, BofAML fears "a depeg of the Saudi riyal is the number one black-swan event for the global oil market in 2016," adding that it is "a highly unlikely but highly impactful risk." Given the recent action in Saudi Riyal...Show More Summary

Nassim Nicholas Taleb Defends Homeopathy on Twitter

Author and statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan, recently tweeted his support of homeopathy, with a series of statements:

Blind Investing: Why Financial Gurus Are Often Deeply, Spectacularly Wrong

Forecasting models have a serious problem: they don't work. In the stock market, stuff happens you didn’t see coming. It could be something huge, like a war breaking out (some call this a “black swan” event), or relatively small, like a company using a new technology to build products. Show More Summary

"Black Swans" Is the Wrong Way to Think About It: "Great Birnam Wood to High Dunsinane Hill Come" Weblogging...

Well, this is certainly surprising; this is certainly a black swan!: Nassim N. Taleb, noted promoter of junk science, is now defending homeopathy— Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) NovemberShow More Summary

Presenting BofA's "Number One Black Swan Event For The Global Oil Market In 2016"

We’ve spent quite a bit of time this year talking about Saudi Arabia’s rather precarious financial situation. To be sure, the move to artificially suppress crude prices has at least partly served the kingdom’s interests in terms of market share and geopolitics. Show More Summary

Nassim Taleb defends homeopathy

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The statistician and risk analyst, who rose to prominence with his 2007 book The Black Swan, has a history of sticking up for junk science, but has crossed a Rubicon with his latest set of tweets, in which he defended homeopathy as harmless placebos that divert hypochondriacs from taking too many real pharmaceutical products. (more…)

What Can We Really Know About the Future of Stock Prices?

In the stock market, stuff happens you didn’t see coming. It could be something huge, like a war breaking out (some call this a “black swan” event), or relatively small, like a company using a new technology to build products. TheseShow More Summary

Lesbian Kissing Scenes

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis' embrace in Black Swan was one of the most talked about in film history, but that's nothing compared to the sexually explicit lesbian romance in the Palme d'Or-winning Blue is the Warmest Color. The film...Show More Summary

Summer Willow Tree Wedding at Black Swan Lake

I’m pretty sure Jose Villa has more talent in his pinky finger than most do in their entire body, which is why his weddings never fail to get our hearts racing. This time around he’s taking us to the ultimate summertime nuptials anchored in traditional elegance thanks to Kathy Higgins, Kathleen Deery, Paula LeDuc and so many more. Sit back and whisk away to […]

Spain's Black Swan In Muddied Waters As Court Ruling, Political Turmoil Threaten Catalan Secession Bid

On Monday, Catalonia’s parliament approved a “democratic disconnection” resolution which will see the region push to separate from Spain and establish an independent republic. The so-called “democratic disconnection” passed by a vote...Show More Summary

Mila Kunis Keeps It Casual For Lunch with Pals

Mila Kunis goes for a stroll with a group of friends on Monday afternoon (November 9) in Los Angeles. The 32-year-old Black Swan actress socialized with a few pals while soaking up some sun rays. She kept it casual in a striped cropped sweater and black trousers. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Mila [...]

Cross Creek Pictures Moving To Sony; 3-Year Deal To Co-Fi, Produce Films From ‘Black Mass’ And ‘Black Swan’ Maker

EXCLUSIVE: After co-financing/producing tastemaker films including Black Mass, Everest, Rush, The Ides of March, and Black Swan, Cross Creek Pictures is ready to take that next step up. Cross Creek principals Timmy Thompson and Brian...Show More Summary

Black Swan Lands In Portugal As Socialists Move To Overthrow Government

Late last month we highlighted to reappointment of Portuguese PM Pedro Passos Coelho, noting that, in the words of Communist leader Jerónimo de Sousa, the President’s move to ignore the left’s attempt to form a government in the wake...Show More Summary

‘Flesh and Bone’ Is More ‘Black Swan’ Than ‘Bunheads’

A hyper-competitive ballet company is such an excellent setting for a television show — Built-in conflict! Built-in ensemble Cast! Built-in eye candy! — it’s a wonder no one’s attempted it until 2015. Of course, someone already has,Show More Summary

Summer Black Swan Lake Wedding

If there’s one thing we know around here, it’s a pretty wedding. But “pretty wedding” doesn’t even scratch the surface of this day planned and designed by Laurie Arons. She took a color palette of cerulean blue + yellow, and along with A Day In May Design, Paula LeDuc and Valley Flora pulled off the summertime “I do” of our dreams. The […]

Dad Defends Son's Cruella Halloween Costume From 'Small-Minded' Bigots

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Liam is a 9-year-old who takes Halloween very seriously.  The boy, who is a talented dancer with a passion for theater, loves creating his own costumes every year and helps his dads design them. After going as Black Swan and Cleopatra in years' past, Liam decided to dress as Cruella de Vil.  “We encourage him to do what he wants. Show More Summary

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