Think back to high school. What if your teacher had told you to throw out the curriculum and run the class yourself? What would you have done? Would you extend recess by several periods? Would you turn the class into Watching "Real Housewives of Atlanta" 101? Or would you pull yourselves together, get creative, and make something incredible like, say, a piano powered by celery and old bananas? If your answer is the latter, you'd probably love Makerspace in
President Donald Trump‘s business is reportedly worth much less than it previously claimed. According to Crain’s New York Business, a business-centric publication that tracks business in New York state, the Trump Organization dropped from near the top of its well-publicized list to 40th place this year after Crain‘s discovered that public filings by the president showed the organization had less than a tenth of the revenue it previously reported. Crain’s said last year the Trump Organization claimed $9.5 billion in sales,
Thanksgiving is around the corner and you know what that means ... Black Friday and all its beautiful madness is almost upon us. Photo by Powhusku/Flickr. Sure, it's crowded and intense, but those glorious sales make it worth it, right? Maybe you'll find that game system your kids have been begging for marked down 50% or a pair of earrings you could never justify buying for yourself until the price hit the floor. Regardless of why someone chooses to
Dashawn Hightower was only 3 years old when doctors discovered he had a tumor wrapped around his kidney. He went through two years of intensive treatments that included having a needle stuck under his chest to make sure his kidney was still working. Eventually, he made it out the other side cancer free but sans one kidney. "Every day, I just think I’m lucky to be here," Dashawn says. Dashawn Hightower. All photos via Dashawn Hightower, used with permission.
“Jesus Christ.”That was the reaction of mega art dealer Larry Gagosian after a rediscovered painting by Leonardo da Vinci became the most expensive work ever sold, soaring to $450.3 million at a Christie’s auction in New York on Wednesday.Alex Rotter, the auction house’s co-chairman of postwar and contemporary art in the Americas, placed the winning bid on behalf of an unidentified client after a 19-minute war that saw offers at $200 million, $300 million and $350 million fall short. The result
If ships really do have souls, the Kodiak Queen's must have been a weary one. It's an old ship, first launched as a Navy barge in 1940 under the uninspiring moniker YO-44, and it's had its share of experiences. On Dec. 7, 1941, for instance, it was moored in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when the Japanese attacked. The crew had to scramble to avoid the bombs while all around them, other ships and their sailors sank to the bottom of
Living on an island and existing in isolation can cause all sorts of bizarre behavior, especialy if there’s no one else to compare just how weird you are with. For lemurs, which only inhabit the island of Madagascar, this is often demonstrably true. The latest in a long line of strange habits researchers have discovered lemurs have evolved or adapted is “stink flirting”. Yes, you read that right. And, no, it doesn’t sound sexy. Researchers at the University of Toronto
Lately, there's been a lot of talk about Facebook ads and how they may or may not have influenced the results of certain recent elections. As research has shown, it's becoming ever easier to target consumers with personalized messages, using their digital footprints to identify key personality traits. In fact, depressingly, computers may know us better than our friends and family. That same experiment found spouses still have an edge over machines – for the time being anyway. In a
Tucked away inside the Senate Republican’s , already jam-packed with goodies for U.S. businesses, is a provision that seems specially tailored to spark massive populist outrage: a tax break aimed at private plane travel. It appears on page 50 of the bill, which is headed for a vote sometime after Thanksgiving. The plane thing got a wave of attention Thursday after a about the provision went viral. “wroteWell, yes and no. The measure is certainly a tax break for
Image: pixabayImagine delivering a child in a place where you're required to bring your own water to the delivery room, in a healthcare facility in which there's no viable way for the staff to wash their hands before bringing your baby into the world. This scenario, says Dr. Greg Allgood, the vice president of water at World Vision, is more than simply a disturbing hypothetical. In fact, he explains, it's the reality for more than a third of healthcare
The $1 trillion fund that Norway has amassed pumping oil and gas over the past two decades wants out of petroleum stocks. Norway, which relies on oil and gas for about a fifth of economic output, would be less vulnerable to declining crude prices without its fund investing in the industry, the central bank said Thursday. The divestment would mark the second major step in scrubbing the world’s biggest wealth fund of climate risk, after it sold most of its coal stocks.“Our
We mourned, again. We voted, again. And black women had another week of breaking barriers and doing the most in the best way. This is the third edition of "This week in black women," a weekly column dedicated to signal-boosting the black women who make the world spin. With elections across the country, this week was a big one. I've got shoutouts for a noteworthy artist, innovative entrepreneurs, and the black women politicians getting it done at the state
People do die having sex; if they don’t, they can get severely injured. This is something that’s notoriously difficult to categorize or rank, though. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lets you see how many people in the US have died from “exposure to sunlight”, so it caters to vampires, but the closest we can find to sex-based injury appears to be the very ambiguous “overexertion from repetitive movements” and “exposure to vibration.” Even the estimates
You know the quickest way to grow an online business? It's not building a list of freebie seekers and scraping by a living with affiliate commissions. It's not by setting up a review blog and hoping for a smidgen of traffic. Both of those are perfectly fine in some contexts, but they're not going to build your business quickly or effectively. The #1 way to grow your online business is to have products of your own to sell
Plastic surgery is a very risky business. When you decide to go under the knife purely for cosmetic purposes, there are plenty of things that can go wrong. However, there are still many people who, despite knowing full well what the risks are, will choose to undergo plastic surgery in order to “perfect” their physical appearance. The tricky thing is, when you undergo one procedure, it’s very easy to become hooked on it and opt for many, many more.
The world is currently being treated to a slow-rolling reveal of the alleged bad behavior of some of its most powerful men. And inevitably, with bad behavior comes excuses. It's no surprise that prominent accused harassers and predators, once cornered, would try to wriggle out of accusations of sexual conduct and abuse. What is surprising is the variety in their attempts to justify their alleged behavior. Excuses by way of apology. Excuses by way of confession. Excuses by way