If there’s one thing Americans know to do on July 4th, it’s have parades and barbeques, fly American flags, light off fireworks, and in general, enjoy a day well into summertime. No instructions necessary! But even this most patriotic of holidays has become commercialized, and as we prepare to once again celebrate the day that, […]
After a 2-year head start, Amazon’s Echo product finally has the deployed competitors of its rivals vying to make their way into our homes: the Google Home (last year) and the Apple HomePod (just a few months ago). Despite the fact that Siri, invented by Apple, kickstarted the voice-activated assistant craze, it is Amazon’s first […]
Until very recently in human society, we often grew up, worked, and died in close proximity to where we were born. This wasn’t just due to custom and tradition; it was a constraint of technology. As the Industrial Revolution provided inexpensive means to travel and relocate, and monetary and climate shocks caused migrations, society necessarily […]
This is a guest post from Brett Hatfield. It’s a shortened version of a much-longer article you can find on his car-obsessed website. There is a little-known car that could have changed almost every facet of the post-war auto world, had it ever been allowed to exist: the 1959 Corvette Scaglietti. The story starts with […]
It’s hard to believe that with all the talk of “side hustles” that there was no book by that title before Chris Guillebeau recently wrote Side Hustle. In a related play, John Warrilow named a podcast after a book he had written years ago, Built to Sell. Both of these podcasts feature men who have […]
You may have seen some people running in minimalist “five finger” running shoes or even simply barefoot and wondered what benefit they were getting. The reality is that most of us are used to running in shoes and we might consider barefoot running strange, or worse, dangerous. It’s true that barefoot running isn’t for everyone, […]
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