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Cecil the Lion, and the Story of Savari the Hunter and Kuan Yin

By now you must have heard about Cecil the Lion. But if you haven’t, here is a brief account of the facts: Cecil was a 13 year old lion that roamed Zimbabwe’s Hwange national park. (See him on the left in an undated photo from by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit – click to enlarge). …

Around the Web Digest: Week of July 26

Happy August readers! Welcome to a month so great they stole a day from another month to make it longer. Let me know about anything cool I should feature here at It’s a TED Talk! It argues that humans...Show More Summary

Productivity And Working Smarter, Confidence For Writers And Breaking The Rules With Chandler Bolt

I love meeting people who challenge me by what they accomplish and how they work. Chandler Bolt has inspired me with his focused and ‘work smarter’ approach and today I interview him about how he does it. Here come the productivity tips! In the intro, I talk about the launch of Deviance and the Desecration […]

Mitt Romney Is Probably Going to Be Pissed Off if There Are No Pancakes on Stephen Colbert's Late Show

Stephen Colbert is a lot of things: America, comedian, magician, and pancake liar. But, most importantly, he's also about to become a major late-night host (and potential Romney enemy). Here to remind you of all that are three very new, very Colbert CBS promos for his Late Show. What's it... More »

'Zoolander 2' teaser is here to teach you about neuroscience

Inside Derek Zoolander's brain, Einstein's theory of relativity swirls, orange mocha frappuccinos float, synapses sputter and the word "Eugoogly" is very clearly defined. The new teaser for the sequel to Zoolander also explains the most pressing question some fans may have: Why isn't the movie called 2oolander. Show More Summary

José Mourinho Has No Use For This Loser's Medal, Or For Arsène Wenger

4 hours agoSports : Deadspin

Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 today to win their second straight Community Shield, and it appears Chelsea manager José Mourinho has about as much use for the match as the rest of us. Here he is avoiding congratulating rival manager Arsène Wenger and then throwing his second-place medal up into the crowd. Read more...

IT'S A HUGE WEEK FOR THE US ECONOMY: Here's your complete preview (DJIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

It's all about economic data. As the Federal Reserve prepares the world for tighter monetary policy via interest-rate hikes, it continues to reiterate that tightening will depend on the incoming economic data, not some fixed schedule. Show More Summary

Here's The Bad News That Nobody Is Telling You About The Record Lows In Initial Jobless Claims

Submitted by Lee Adler via, The headline, fictional, seasonally adjusted (SA) number of initial unemployment claims for last week came in at 267,000. The Wall Street economist crowd consensus guess close to the mark this week, at 272,000. Show More Summary

Confederate racism denial journal

6 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Pay no attention to the redneck behind the curtain: “We’re not here to promote racism. That’s not what the flag is about..." “The KKK took the flag and made it racist, and that’s not what it’s from..." "...the people out here don’t look at it as racist. Show More Summary

Drop out with Dropsy creator Jay Tholen

[Update: Thanks again to Jay for being on the show! We talked about Christianity, Earthbound, and poverty way more than I thought we would, and I lover it! The rerun should be up soon, but in the meantime, here's the latest trailer for Dropsy.] Today on Sup Holmes we've got Atomic Santa and Dropsy creator Jay Tholen on the show. Show More Summary

Hitting the wall.

It's very hot here in Madison today, hot and windy. Hiding indoors, I watched 4 — 4! — of the morning talking-heads shows, but there's nothing I want to write about them. Or... okay: Donald Trump was on at least 3 of them, literally phoning it in, saying the same thing in response to the same questions. Show More Summary

Watch Maclean’s National Leaders Debate from our hub

Live-stream Maclean's four-leader debate here on August 6, and find out more about the campaign The post Watch Maclean’s National Leaders Debate from our hub appeared first on

Election Issues 2015: Read our in-depth campaign primers

It's official: The election is on. Here's what you need to know about the 12 issues that will dominate the campaign The post Election Issues 2015: Read our in-depth campaign primers appeared first on

5 books to help you make better decisions

Morning runs every day for a month. Learn to code by July. Whatever you swore to do and then…well… didn’t, stop feeling guilty and do something about it. Here, we reveal five books that teach you exactly how to build your willpower and get things done. Show More Summary

Gamay focus, 10 – Puy de Dôme Gamay 2013 from the Auvergne

I recently wrote about the wines from Caves Saint Vernay in France’s Auvergne, a volcanic terroir in the south of the Loire. Well, next stop on my Gamay journey is the Auvergne, and their varietal Gamay. Reds here are typically a blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir, but on its own, the Gamay really shines. [...]

The awesome power of social media, Part II

Joshua Tucker: Earlier this week I blogged here at The Monkey Cage about social media and baseball, and began by noting that the post could just have easily been about Cecil the lion. Not to be outdone, official Monkey Cage cartoonist Ted McCagg responded:

What The What?! Kevin Hart Doubles Down On An Old Statement About Not Wanting A Gay Son — Read His Words HERE!

It seems like not much has changed for Kevin Hart. The funnyman has blown up in the last twelve months, thanks to major movies and worldwide attention, but if his new interview in Rolling Stone is any indication, he may still think some of the same things about having a gay son that he stated years [...]

Sunday's Best Deals: Chef's Knife, Latex Pillows, Granola, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. Read more...

The truth about Ultra HD 4K TV refresh rates

17 hours agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Today's Ultra HD 4K TVs are all marketed with "motion," "action" and "clear" numbers that start at 240 and go up from there. They're all basically made up. Here's the real story.

A new AI problem

Here's a task that I haven't heard about: recognizing mixed metaphors and idiom blends. For example, from Bob Ford, "Eagles season can go one of three ways", Philadelphia Inquirer 8/2/2015: If the Eagles win big this season, they will get bonus points for degree of difficulty. The tightrope over which success is stretched is very narrow. […]

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