With equity markets trading close to their all-time highs it would be easy to assume that most stocks in the S&P 500 are experiencing a similar performance. After all, the index represents the market, right? In our opinion, we are approaching a new phase of the current equity market cycle.
Monthly Archives: June 2018
Mosquitoes Might Like Your Smell, But They Remember Your Swat, Study Finds
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Many states, especially those in the South, often refer to the mosquito as their “state bird,” a dry joke making light of the high prevalence of the bothersome bug.
How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective
Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert. By
Digital News Report 2018
Explore the 2018 data and build your own charts. Compare dimensions and data types between or within countries, Discussions over misinformation, disinformation, and ‘fake news’ have reignited interest in news literacy.
How Batteries Went From Primitive Power to Global Domination
For an energy source that’s been around for three decades, the lithium-ion battery is only just hitting its stride. It’s worked its way up from primitive cellular phones to cameras and laptops before entering everyone’s pockets inside smartphones.
Guinness’s ‘Surfer’ ad didn’t do that well in research ‘but we ignored it’
No list of the greatest ads of the past 40 years would be complete without Guinness’s ‘Surfer’ ad.
American toddlers are eating more sugar than the maximum amount recommended for adults
We’ve long known that processed sugar is bad for kids.
The Story Behind Susan Kare’s Iconic Design Work for Apple
Susan Kare’s icons and fonts for the original Macintosh were revolutionary. They gave a lifeless computer a warmth and personality that lives on in the modern Mac to this day.
How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores (Without Resenting It)
Back in the early 1990s, psychologist Suzanne Gaskins was living in a small Maya village near Valladolid, Yucatán, when she struck up a conversation with two sisters, ages 7 and 9. The girls started telling her — with great pride — about all the chores they did after school.
Why the Future of Machine Learning is Tiny
When Azeem asked me to give a talk at CogX, he asked me to focus on just a single point that I wanted the audience to take away.
The Magic of a Cardboard Box
Ms. Lange is the architecture critic for Curbed. On April 20, Nintendo released a new line of accessories for its best-selling Switch game console.
Math Bee: Honeybees Seem To Understand The Notion Of Zero
Honeybees understand that “nothing” can be “something” that has numerical meaning, showing that they have a primitive grasp of the concept of zero.
Uber can tell if you are drunk by the way you hold your phone
For many commuters who have had one too many after work, Uber has been a godsend, allowing over-the-limit passengers to stumble into a cab and get dropped off outside their door at the touch of a button.
Here’s Why CarMax Makes More Money On Used Cars Than Anyone Else
CarMax is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to pre-owned vehicle retailing. It sells more than double the used inventory than their nearest competitor and they make significantly more money doing so. The primary reason for this is simple—most people are overpaying.
Patents: how and why to get them
Some of my points are a bit naughty. But I maintain that they’re based in fact and fairly widely known. So well-known, in fact, that I’m surprised to have never read it somewhere else.
Tesla can change so much with over-the-air updates that it’s messing with some owners’ heads
When Consumer Reports recently found that the braking distance on the Tesla Model 3 was worse than that of a Ford F-150, CEO Elon Musk took the criticism and found a solution.