Why Ski Resorts Are Dying – Cheddar Explains

From Cheddar. Skiing is the quintessential winter pastime. But recently, the multi-billion dollar industry is in decline. The number of skiers is falling fast and the industry is scrambling to make up the difference. Is this going to be the end of the ski resort? Further reading: 1: Skiing History https://www.skiinghistory.org/news/impact-soaring-season-pass-sales-ski-and-snowboard-participation-rates 2: The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/02/falling-popularity-downhill-skiing/357940/…

How This Guy Uses A.I. to Create Art | Obsessed | WIRED

From Wired. Artist Refik Anadol doesn’t work with paintbrushes or clay. Instead, he uses large collections of data and machine learning algorithms to create mesmerizing and dynamic installations. Machine Hallucination at Artechouse NYC: https://www.artechouse.com/nyc WDCH Dreams: https://www.laphil.com/visit/when-youre-here/wdchdreams Winds of Boston: http://refikanadol.com/works/wind-of-boston-data-paintings/ Melting Memories: http://refikanadol.com/works/melting-memories/ Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 Get more…

The Guy Who Was (Maybe) President for One Day

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How New Jersey Is Getting Its Lead Out | VR180

From Bloomberg. After rising public pressure and lawsuits over health concerns, the city of Newark, New Jersey (a half-hour from New York City) is undertaking one of the most ambitious and impactful infrastructure projects in the country: replacing all of its residential lead service lines within 2 years. In this 3D VR180 video, we visit…

How to Repair Toilet Tank Components | Ask This Old House

From This Old House. Ask This Old House plumbing and HVAC expert Richard Trethewey explains the failure points in toilet tanks and how to repair them. #ThisOldHouse #AskTOH SUBSCRIBE to This Old House: http://bit.ly/SubscribeThisOldHouse Time: 30 minutes-1 hour Cost: $10 and up Skill Level: Moderate Shopping List: Toilet flapper [https://amzn.to/30b0Aj9] Fill valve replacement parts [https://amzn.to/2tKX9U4]…

How India’s Richest Man Fought to Build an Empire

From Bloomberg. Mukesh and Anil Ambani inherited their father’s fortune. But while Mukesh’s wealth grew to $60.1B making him India’s richest man, his brother’s net worth tumbled to less than $2B. The story of their diverging fortunes is steeped in a family feud that has captivated India for over a decade.  #India #Asia #QTProfiles ——–…

American Sports’ Battle for China

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How To Spot Fake Luxury Jewelry

From Insider. An authenticity expert from designer consignment shop The RealReal in New York City taught Insider producer Kyle Kerchaert how to spot replicas of popular designer jewelry. We took a look at some of the most iconic jewelry pieces around: the Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra necklace with 20 motifs, the Hermès Clic Clac…

The Rise And Fall Of Blockbuster

From Business Insider. Once valued as a $3 billion company, Blockbuster owned over 9,000 video-rental stores in the United States. But in 2010, after turning down the chance to buy Netflix, Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy with almost $1 billion in debt. So, what happened? —————————————————— #Blockbuster #Movies #BusinessInsider Business Insider tells you all you need…

Old-fashioned rice cookers are extremely clever

From Technology Connections. You can support this channel on Patreon! Link below Bet you didn’t think a rice cooker was so interesting, did ya? Links! Get your links! Hot, fresh, links! Technology Connextras (the second channel that stuff goes on sometimes): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClRwC5Vc8HrB6vGx6Ti-lhA Technology Connections on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TechConnectify The TC Subreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/technologyconnections Wanna see that rice…

Going Dark

From Reactions. We won’t be releasing any new videos in January and February. Why? We’ll be working hard to develop new content we hope you’ll love. But fear not! We’ll still be posting on social media and in the community tab, so give us a follow to stay up to date. We’re psyched to bring…

Asbestos and Human History

From The History Guy. Today we know asbestos to be a health hazard. But the natural mineral was not simply an artifact of the industrial age. The History Guy recalls the long human history with asbestos. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected…

Extortion or Infringement? MxR Plays v. Jukin – Real Law Review // LegalEagle

From LegalEagle. Jukin Media demands MxR Plays pay $6000 for three meme videos! Is it EXTORTION??? Get the 11 Myths of Online Copyright for FREE: https://www.copyrightcourse.com/myth Get more info on the subject! Richard Hoeg’s video on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtV_nYZT-mg Leonard French’s video on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko4f_X-QFrM Summary of the dispute from the BBC: MxR and…

The Abandoned Mansion gets an Insulated Rain Coat!

From The Build Show. https://buildshownetwork.com/newsletter Zip System R Sheathing – http://www.huberwood.com/zipsystem/products/zip-system-rsheathing Follow along with Matt Carriker – https://www.youtube.com/user/mlcarriker Follow Matt on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/risingerbuild/ or Twitter https://twitter.com/mattrisinger Huge thanks to our Show sponsors Polywall, Huber, Dorken Delta, Prosoco, Rockwool & Viewrail for helping to make these videos possible! These are all trusted companies that Matt has…

Why Presidential Speeches Are Getting “Dumber”

From Cheddar. The reading levels of American presidential speeches have been on a steady decline since the 1920’s. The answer has less to do with the president and more to do with who they are speaking to. Further reading: 1: The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/10/have-presidential-speeches-gotten-less-sophisticated-over-time/381410/ 2: Readability Formula https://readabilityformulas.com/freetests/six-readability-formulas.php 3: Towards Data Science https://towardsdatascience.com/a-quick-dip-in-presidential-rhetoric-or-a-permanent-plunge-fda7f3cc2625 4: Brown University…

A 97-Year-Old Philosopher Faces His Own Death

From The Atlantic. Dr. Herbert Fingarette is a philosopher who’s tackled many topics: Confucius, psychoanalysis, alcoholism, self-deception, responsibility, death. In each case, he thought he’d "solved the problem." Now, he’s grappling with a question that can’t be answered: What is the meaning of life in the shadow of impending death? Where he once argued there…

Volcanoes 101 | National Geographic

From National Geographic. About 1,500 active volcanoes can be found around the world. Learn about the major types of volcanoes, the geological process behind eruptions, and where the most destructive volcanic eruption ever witnessed occurred. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world’s premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their…

Why Big Tech Is Getting Into Finance | WSJ

From Wall Street Journal. In 2019, many large tech firms announced plans to offer financial products and services. WSJ’s Liz Hoffman explains why Google, Apple, and others are offering products that might someday replace your wallet. More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On…

The ballet that incited a riot – Iseult Gillespie

From TED Ed. Dive into the history and controversy of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet, “The Rite of Spring,” which shattered the conventions of classical ballet. — Ballet is typically thought of as harmonious, graceful and polished— hardly something that would trigger a riot. But at the first performance of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” audience…

What Life Under China’s Social Credit System Could Be Like

From RealLifeLore. Get a 30-day trial, 1 Audiobook, and 2 Audible Originals for free at https://audible.com/reallifelore, or text reallifelore to 500 Visit audible.com/reallifelore or text reallifelore to 500 500 Check out my new channel FakeLifeLore! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-vzYTutOl2ZFq6KcT9F0HA Follow Joseph from RLL on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joseph_pisenti/?hl=en Please Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2dB7VTO Animations courtesy of Ryan Stevens, check out his channel…