Last Days of the Pirate Blackbeard, and More

The Dark Side of the Truffle Trade – The Atlantic “But both producers and buyers who do not exercise the same caution are vulnerable. The high-end industry has spawned a shadowy underworld, where tax evasion, nighttime heists, counterfeits, and sabotage are not uncommon. The schemes span continents and truffle types, … Read More

The Secrets Your Phone Shares About You, And More

How Stars Like Jay Z and Martha Steward End Up With Samsung Devices – Fast Company “Brunetti was a victim–or perhaps benefactor–of a Samsung program known as “White Glove.” It’s a marketing effort designed to convert Apple-slinging celebrities and business influencers into Samsung evangelists. When Beyoncé whips out her phone … Read More

Modern Universities, Payday Loans, and Bitcoin Assassinations

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship – Inc. “By all counts and measures, Bradley Smith is an unequivocal business success. He’s CEO of Rescue One Financial, an Irvine, California-based financial services company that had sales of nearly $32 million last year. Smith’s company has grown some 1,400 percent in the last … Read More

Banksy, Bill Watterson, and Scott Adams

Enter The Quiet Zone: Where Cell Service, Wi-Fi Are Banned – NPR “There are no physical signs you’ve entered the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square-mile area that covers the eastern half of West Virginia. But the silence gives you a signal. Somewhere around the Virginia-West Virginia state line, the periodic … Read More

Hardcore Gamers Have Better Visual Skills Than Non-Gamers

We already know that many people believe that competitive gamers are athletes, but now there’s scientific proof that confirms hardcore gamers have skills that non-gamers just don’t have. A study published in the June issue of Attention, Perception and Psychophysics found that gamers have improved visual skills, including the ability to see and … Read More

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