A Symbolic Gesture

“As an artist, I think that our hands tell a story,” says photographer Chelsi McFadden, who was attending Let’s Go Workshop in Oregon earlier this month when she shot this photo. “I was trying to capture the essence of his wedding band. I wanted the photo to break the rules and stand out from the […]

Bernie Sanders says ‘Endgame’ profits should pay Disney employees

The Avengers film has earned $1.2 billion worldwide, smashing box office records across the globe. Bernie Sanders’ criticism comes after it was also revealed that Disney CEO Bob Iger made $65 million last year. Read more… More about Entertainment, Politics, Disney, Mashable Video, and Bernie Sanders source https://mashable.com/video/bernie-sanders-avengers-endgame-disney/

UN rights experts call on Philippines Government to halt ‘unacceptable attacks’ on Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

False claims levelled at the UN expert on the rights of indigenous peoples by her own Government in the Philippines, “are without grounding in fact or law” and must cease immediately, said a statement issued by a group of her fellow experts on Wednesday. source https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1037641

Riders of unlicensed e-bikes in Beijing face US$150 fine, unless they have an appointment to get one

The owners of about 1 million unlicensed electric bikes in Beijing that do not meet national safety standards have been reminded that as of Wednesday they could be fined 1,000 yuan (US$150) for riding their machines in public, unless that is they can show proof they plan to get a licence soon, local media reported.Authorities […]

This Girl Gets Assigned To Write A Movie Review, Writes One Sentence On Fight Club And Gets An A

http://bit.ly/2WcJEpE College assignments often test our creativity. However, some students take it a little too far and even risk to fail a course. Luckily, there still are some professors who recognize and encourage their student’s sense of humor and allow a little bit of fun. Allison Garret recently proved to be one of the lucky […]

This Girl Gets Assigned To Write A Movie Review, Writes One Sentence On Fight Club And Gets An A

http://bit.ly/2WcJEpE College assignments often test our creativity. However, some students take it a little too far and even risk to fail a course. Luckily, there still are some professors who recognize and encourage their student’s sense of humor and allow a little bit of fun. Allison Garret recently proved to be one of the lucky […]

Happy Reiwa! People celebrate the first day of a new era around Japan 【Pics & Videos】

From jumping off bridges to waiting in ten-hour long queues, there are plenty of ways to welcome in a new era. The past two days have seen a historic turn of events in Japan, as Emperor Emeritus Akihito stepped down from the throne and handed the role over to his eldest son, Emperor Naruhito. This […]

How To Make Croissants

This method for how to make flaky croissants will have you confidently rolling and assembling these buttery delights like a French pastry chef in no time at all. Adapted from Sarabeth Levine | Sarabeth’s Bakery | Rizzoli, 2010 We’re grateful beyond words to Sarabeth, of the famed Sarabeth’s Bakery in Manhattan, for divulging her recipe […]

Potato Gnocchi

These potato gnocchi, made with russet potatoes, flour, egg, and salt, are like little pillows of potato heaven. Four ingredients. Ridiculously easy. So inexpensive. And, quite frankly, the best gnocchi we’ve ever had. Adapted from The Silver Spoon Kitchen | The Silver Spoon | Phaidon, 2011 We don’t know all there is to Italian cooking, but […]

Volatility Was Supposed to Help Active Managers

Hedge Funds Keep Failing to Deliver on What They’re Selling They neither outperform in bull markets nor offer insurance against bear retreats. Bloomberg, April 25, 2019       The stark underperformance of hedge funds and others in the alternative-investments business since the end of the financial crisis has been a long-running mystery. Or as Worth so starkly put… […]

10 Wednesday AM Reads

Welcome to May! Our midweek morning train reads: • The Rich List (Institutional Investor) but see Rich guys are most likely to have no idea what they’re talking about. (Washington Post) • Stephen Moore wants people to pay more attention to his economic policies. Challenge accepted. (Washington Post) • Manchester United, Poor Decision Making and… […]