With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s a good idea to start thinking about gift options now — lest you wind up with some half-hearted, last-minute present. Need some inspiration? Here are 10 things I wouldn’t mind getting this year. Everybody has different preferences, of course. But consider this a jumping off-point for your…
Truly a controversial manager.
Chelsea Football Club are champions of English football after comfortably winning the 2014/15 season of the English Premier League.
At the heart of Chelsea’s win is a unique combination of a controversial manager, conditioned players, unorthodox tactics, and extremely loyal fans. The result is victory.
If you want to succeed in any field, you can learn a thing or two- make that seven from Chelsea.
Many people describe Coach Jose Mourinho’s game strategy as boring and lacking entertainment. Interestingly, if you ask those critics if they expect a team to win games, they will all say yes. Mourinho’s message is clear- winning is the only important thing, everything else is secondary.
You can apply this in competitive situations in business, careers, or schooling. Go for a strategy that brings results, not one that pleases people. Like Chelsea players show, entertainment can wait till you are eating at the…
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Bike nerds and the physical activity-averse, rejoice! Ford Motors has released its latest smartbike — or eBike, or whatever you want to call it — the Mode: Flex. Unlike the company’s previous folding bike models, the Flex was built with the smartphone (and smartwatch) crowd in mind. While a motor and battery-backed bicycle might not appeal to bicycling traditionalists, it still sounds pretty damn neat. The Verge has the deets:
[T]he bigger device can interact with your smartphone, enabling a “no sweat” mode that will calculate how much effort you need to put on the pedals to get to your destination without any serious physical exertion. In addition to advancing human laziness, the MoDe:Link app also informs riders of real-time weather, road, and traffic conditions up ahead.
Ford says the app comes with an Apple Watch extension that can somehow detect potholes on the road. Riders will feel their handlebars vibrate…
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Time to start hoarding vintage Cheetos for eBay: This morning, the FDA announced it will ban the largest source of trans fats in the American diet. In 2018, partially hydrogenated oils — a major preservative and general nastifier of processed foods — will no longer be “generally recognized as safe.” The reasoning? Uh, it kills you:
“In this case, it has become clear that what’s good for extending shelf-life is not equally good for extending human life,” said Susan Mayne, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, in the announcement. The FDA said it expects the action to result in reductions coronary heart disease and fatal heart attacks.
Industry giants like ConAgra and General Mills have already banned trans fats from 90 and 95 percent of products, respectively. Companies can, however, petition the FDA for exemptions. Let’s see: Thousands of lives saved vs. oily donuts? Tough call.
A couple of miles outside the town of Page, three 775-foot-tall caramel-colored smokestacks tower like sentries on the edge of northern Arizona’s sprawling red sandstone wilderness. At their base, the Navajo Generating Station, the West’s largest power-generating facility, thrums ceaselessly, like a beating heart.
Football-field-length conveyors constantly feed it piles of coal, hauled 78 miles by train from where huge shovels and mining equipment scraped it out of the ground shortly before. Then, like a medieval mortar and pestle machine, wheels crush the stone against a large bowl into a smooth powder that is sprayed into tremendous furnaces — some of the largest ever built. Those furnaces are stoked to 2,000 degrees, heating tubes of steam to produce enough pressure to drive an 80-ton rod of steel to spin faster than the speed of sound, converting the heat…
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