The Cost of a Bottle of Sutter Home at the Times Square Olive Garden + More Booze Facts


12 Percent of Billionaires Are Virgos

On February 15, a 10-ton meteor entered the atmosphere at 33,000 miles per hour and exploded in the sky over the Russian town of Chelyabinsk with a force 20 times more powerful than the atomic bomb at Hiroshima.

A Chat With Mike The Mailman, Who Delivers the Mail (For Now)

A friendly chat with Mike the Mailman.

Valentine’s Day Spending Will Total $18.6 Billion This Year

If you combined Harper’s Index with its Findings section and dramatically lowered the research quality of both, you would get my mind after a good Internet k-hole. Here are all the things I learned this week.

474 People in America Named Richard Rich

In 1982, Sweden enacted a Naming Law in order to prevent non-noble families from giving their children the names of nobility

The Apartment Now Belongs to Ekaterina Rybolovleva, the 22-Year-Old Daughter of a Russian Fertilizer Magnate

Everything Jia learned on the internet this week.

The Cigarette Tax in New York is $4.35 Per Pack

From the cigarette tax to the price of myrrh.

How Becca McCharen of Chromat Makes Money By Building Sexy Cages

How to start a fancy fashion line.

From Rwanda to New York to You

Where’d you get that great scarf?

The Anti-Gift Guide

I am 7 years old. I start editing my holiday long-list in November and hand it to my mother, who wrinkles her nose.

Thoughts on Class and Finance from the OC Series Pilot Script

We’ve been on the run / Driving in the sun / Looking out for number one

The Ideal Solar Powered Gadgets for Your Ideal Day

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ACHIEVE HAPPINESS THROUGH SUNLIGHT etc. Picture your ideal day, just for one second. Are you outside? (Certainly.) Is the sun out? (Of course it is.) Do you have a drink in your hand? Well, that one’s up to you! (Yes.)

I don’t mean to make any assumptions or anything. Maybe your ideal day involves your work desk, total winter darkness, and compulsively checking the same six blogs until lunchtime. But personally, I’m picturing a day spent in the sun with good company, adventuring forth into nature or drinking on a rooftop or lounging by the beach, with the added bonus of self-satisfaction sustainable energy use from all these fancy solar-power gadgets.


SOLAR SPEAKERS First things first: You need a soundtrack. How else will you burst into nostalgic tears, many years later, when your perfect-day song comes on the radio and reminds you of the inexorable passing of time? Call your girlfriend, put on your autumn sweater; say you’re never ever ever getting back together. Solar speakers are an obvious essential for any day spent outside relaxing.