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How To Become A Mathematical Genius Overnight

Everyone’s out of school and so this post is not strictly about game theory but rather a case study in strategic thinking. For 7 years I was called very few names online. Then one day my math video Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines went viral and got over 1 million views. Suddenly people were talking […]

Lifestyle

‘Things didn’t feel right’: Some SmileDirectClub customers report problems

Anna Rosemond was drawn to the advertisements for SmileDirectClub, which promises to straighten teeth for under $2,000 — about a third the cost of traditional braces — in as little as six months and all from the comfort of home. “It seemed like a really simple, easy way that they were offering people to straighten […]

Business

Amid opaque tariff process, questions arise as to why some companies receive exemptions

As of Friday, tariffs on $75 billion of imported goods such as soybeans, cars and crude oil will be reduced by half as part of a trade war cease-fire. While that’s good news for some, it still leaves thousands of American companies paying a higher price for goods integral to their business — which, in […]

Technology

Half-Life: Alyx will launch on March 23rd

The long-awaited next Half-Life is coming very soon. Half-Life: Alyx, a VR spinoff that was revealed last year, will launch on March 23rd. Valve previously said that the game would be available sometime in March. Announced back in November, Alyx is the first new Half-Life game in 13 years, and it’s exclusive to virtual reality […]

News

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to guest judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has found herself in a new race: “Rupaul’s Drag Race.” The congresswoman will be a guest judge on season 12 of the reality competition. Ocasio-Cortez teased the return of the show, which premieres Feb. 28 on VH1, saying in a tweet, “This was absolutely, 100% a peak experience. I […]

Sport

Devin Booker replacing Damian Lillard in All-Star game, 3-point contest

Announcing an injury that’d sideline him for the All-Star game, Damian Lillard suggested Devin Booker as a replacement. Adam Silver listened. NBA release: “Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard on Team LeBron in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game” Booker […]

Lifestyle

For men like me who don’t want to get married, Valentine’s can be a minefield

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, gents. That means, for men in relationships, being a decent human being, holding down a steady job and keeping your partner happy may no longer be enough. Valentine’s Day brings with it a relationship assessment form. How serious are we? Very? Okay then, where is my ring, b*tch? For […]

Business

Judge temporarily blocks Microsoft’s Pentagon cloud contract after Amazon suit

A judge ordered Thursday a temporary block on the JEDI cloud contract in response to a suit filed by Amazon. In April, the Defense Department announced that Amazon and Microsoft were the two finalists to provide the contract, ruling out other contenders like IBM and Oracle. Then in July, President Donald Trump said he was […]