Five Questions With Author Mary Pilon About “The Monopolists”


Who knew a simple board game bore such a fascinating history? Journalist Mary Pilon uncovers the story of individual creativity, corporate strategy and legal battles over the game Monopoly in her new book "The Monopolists" (Bloomsbury). Pilon started writing about the history of the game when she and I were cubicle neighbors [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Avril Lavigne reveals mysterious illness: ‘I was bedridden for five months’


Avril Lavigne has been out of the public eye for quite some time. In December, the ‘;Complicated' singer admitted that she was shunning the spotlight because she was suffering from “health issues,” but she declined to elaborate, stating on Twitter that she was “torn” about sharing more info with her fans because she is “quite private.” In a new interview with People, Avril came clean about the mysterious illness that's been plaguing her since the spring of 2014. "I was bedridden for Read more [...]

Stephan Jost: What should our museum look like in five years?


To mark #MuseumWeek, which runs March 23 to 29, the UK newspaper The Guardian asked directors of British museums: “What should our museums look like in 2020?” We asked Honolulu Museum of Art director Stephan Jost to join in the conversation. Here’s what he said: At our most fundamental, the art museum is about bringing together great art and people. We do this because we have a deep conviction that people find inspiration from great works of art. We also know that the museum helps make Read more [...]

Anthony Weiner’s five takeaways from the Aaron Schock scandals


Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) announced his decision to resign at the end of the month on Tuesday. His star was rapidly rising in the GOP, but it fell thanks to a series of scandals involving his use of campaign cash and taxpayer money.While Schock's issues, especially his six figure "Downton Abbey" style office makeover might seem unique, the story does touch on a few larger lessons about campaign cash and ethics on Capitol Hill.I found five key points in my Schock post-mortem:1. Read more [...]

Five for Friday: How Is this Art? or What I Learned from Conceptual Art


When you visit a modern art museum it can be easy to find yourself looking at a blank white canvas or a pile of bricks and wonder, “How is this art? Shouldn’t art be about something?” The problem of appreciating art is not limited to casual viewers. As an artist and employee at MoMA, I too can find it tough to relate to certain artworks. But the good news is that we can do more than just throw up our hands and ask for our money back. With a bit of imagination, we can make up our own ideas about Read more [...]

Five For Friday: Hot Pot of Coffee!


Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection. A few years ago a series of studies suggested that, despite all evidence to the contrary, coffee might inhibit creativity. Upon learning of this, my initial reaction was something along the lines of, “Why don’t you take your science and cram it, Einstein.” Then I had my morning coffee. Suddenly free Read more [...]

Five things to do after buying a gadget


Don’t you feel elated when you purchase a new phone or tablet? Congratulations on your new device! Now that you’ve bought one, what should you do? Here are five things we recommend you to do after point-of-sale gadget purchases. Some items listed here are very obvious, but for those who just held a smartphone for […] The post Five things to do after buying a gadget appeared first on YugaTech ... Gadget - Yahoo News Search Results Read more [...]