By Ironman at Political Calculations: We're going to start solving the mystery of why economic growth in the U.S. was so unexpectedly strong in the third quarter of 2013 in a place you wouldn't necessarily expect: the ports of China....Show More Summary
A magical scent passed from mother to daughter as a secret to seduce and bind one's true love... Wouldn't you love to have something like that? I always thought that some of my mother's recipes could serve this purpose, but apparently...Show More Summary
You guys, Michelle Obama is totes cool with that "selfie," why wouldn't she be? Ya know, the selfie that her husband President Barack Obama took with British Prime Minister David Cameron & Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the Nelson Mandela memorial! Despite the glare she has (above), she was totally cool will what went down, [...]
Here’s a light switch you wouldn’t want to reach for in the dark. Artist Rob Roberts of Afterlight Sculpture in Vernon, New Jersey created this awesomely terrifying Facehugger Switch Plate Cover. Available via the Afterlight Sculpture...Show More Summary
You don't have to own their labels to know their names (but wouldn't it be nice if we could all have a little Alexander Wang for Balenciaga in our closets?!). These designers were on the tip of our tongues this year for all the right reasons. Show More Summary
So the big draw to the Xbox One is that it's an all-in-one media hub entertainment system. You can go online and surf the web using voice commands (although you probably wouldn't want your wife hearing what you're searching for), you can watch movies, stream content, play games and even upload game moments while skyping with friends... Show More Summary
If you had unparalleled access to one of the biggest names in investing, wouldn’t you ask that person for some advice? That’s the logic that some prisoners at the federal prison in Butner, N.C. are using. Their financially savvy neighbor is Bernie Madoff, mastermind of the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. Yes, he knows something about investing. Of course, all … [More]
Mars is a big boy. At 4.5 billion years old, the Red Planet can surely take care of itself by now—but you wouldn't know it based on the great lengths NASA and friends go to protect it from contamination by Earthly debris. Some astrobiologists think these measures are unnecessary. Read more...
We examine the impact of the Americanization of names on the labor market outcomes of migrants. We construct a novel longitudinal data set of naturalization records in which we track a complete sample of migrants who naturalize by 1930. We … Continue reading ? The post If this were “Chris Blattmänn’s Blog” you wouldn’t be reading it? appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Have you ever walked into the studio with no inspiration and bashed out a song just because you know you're supposed to? Let's be real - so has everyone else. You probably didn't like if very much and bet your fans wouldn't either......Show More Summary
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. I'm a voracious reader of American fiction and I've noticed something odd in recent years. This country has been eternally "at war" and you just wouldn't know that—a small amount of veteran's fiction aside—from the novels that are generally published. Show More Summary
The National Audit Office's report on free schools is generally favourable, though you wouldn't know it if you relied on this article on the BBC's website. The NAO report found that the average cost of establishing a new free school is £6.6m, compared to an average cost of creating a new school under the last government [...]
I suppose you could label my Jamaican-Chinese, second-generation immigrant father somewhat of a “tiger parent.” There was that year before kindergarten when every time my sister or I proclaimed we were bored we were forced to recite the times table up to twelve…and write out the whole thing if we missed a beat. Read more
Remember the Nintendo GameCube? Of course you don’t. It’s the system that came out between the Nintendo 64 and the Wii. So why would you need that? You wouldn’t. I had a friend who had one, though. We played it for about six months and then moved on to something else. I think it was(...)
For a movie about a giant scary monster, the first Godzilla trailer is a little light on wreckage: there's a subway car you wouldn't want to be on, and an airport terminal on fire, and a hole in the middle of a city building, and … okay, yeah, there is... More »
The Telegraph reported yesterday that Heidi Klum has no plans to walk in another Victoria Secret's fashion show, now that she is turning 40. "I wouldn't model with my underwear down the runway anymore, I think that would feel, you know, a little uncomfortable maybe." This came just after fellow supermodel Christy... More »
What a Car Enthusiast Looks Like to Everyone Else He looks at me as if I’ve grown a second head. “Well I suppose if you’ve never tried it wouldn’t make sense. Let me tell you, once you get the hang of it you gain a fine control of the exact engagement point that is far better [...]
Wouldn’t it be nice if you knew when a company would make its most significant improvements? While nothing is guaranteed, this company’s estimates are detailed and predictable enough that this might be a possibility.
The dame walked into my office just before closing. An older woman, dressed like every other woman in this city in a black leather jacket and black pants. You wouldn’t look twice at her unless you were allergic to cats, because she was covered with cat hair. “I require your services, Mr. Show More Summary
Wouldn’t it be great if you could manage all your digital work from a single dashboard without having to jump from one app to another? Managing your email program, messenger, browser, Twitter client, to-do list, writing app, etc. can...Show More Summary