Groupe D’arabes À L’abreuvoir (1928) Henri Émilien Rousseau

How much can athletes really make in niche sports? A whole lot more than you might think. Disc golfer Paul McBeth set a new standard by signing an eight-figure endorsement contract—and his deal might only be the beginning.

Writing with pen is the first skill you learn in school. It is also one of the most important skills you learn in life, because writing enables you to record your thoughts and send them to another human. Your thought may effect a person that is thousands of kilometres away, and even hundreds years in the future. Recording thoughts is the most powerful technology our civilization ever created. And without writing, well, there wouldn’t be any human civilization. Writing is here to stay, so we might look at how we can improve it.

Let’s look at one specific mode of writing that people often do. You have a problem that can be expressed as an algebraic expression. For example you are a carpenter and you want to know volume of piece of wood that is 13cm by 13cm by 1m. Or you want to know price of 3kg of bananas if 1kg is for 2.44€. Or you want to know how much money you’ll have in 10 years when you start with 1000€ and 3.5% annual growth. This is basic math that you can do with pen and paper without even using a calculator. However, calculator is equally useful tool as pen and paper because you can think faster by automating the boring parts. Okay, so let’s look at some concrete example of this workflow:

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Gesicht (around 1928) Karl Wiener

A Belgian weightlifter says dealing with transgender issues in sport is “impossible” but the presence of Laurel Hubbard in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games is “like a bad joke” to women athletes.

When the qualifying process for Tokyo ends tomorrow Hubbard will be guaranteed a place.

She is the first openly transgender athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games in any sport.

Until now, none of Hubbard’s rivals has spoken on the controversial rules that appear to give the New Zealander a huge and, to many, unfair advantage.

Athletes from the United States and Britain are potentially adversely affected but, understandably, they and their National Federations have shown no desire to comment on the controversy.

Anna Vanbellinghen of Belgium has broken the athletes’ silence with a considered statement on Hubbard’s achievement.

Vanbellinghen has a chance of qualifying in the same weight category, the over-87-kilogram super-heavyweights, and is therefore directly affected by the presence of Hubbard, who transitioned to female at the age of 35.

Others have voiced outrage at Hubbard’s presence in women’s sport, most often on social media, but Vanbellinghen is not making a personal criticism.

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Spineless publishing houses and ‘sensitivity readers’ don’t care about art…

Marble sculpture of a kneeling tiger-man. China, Shang dynasty, 1300-1000 BC.

Late bronze age Minoan Temple of Knossos, Crete - abandoned 1380-1100 BC.

Child’s hunting crossbow, Germany, 1600 CE.

Rodarte, Spring/Summer 2018.

Giambattista Valli Spring 2016.

Jade mask with shell and obsidian eyes. Guatemala, Maya civilization, 250-850 CE.

Achieving immense success requires hard work, dedication, perseverance, and — perhaps most importantly — lots of luck. But oftentimes, luck doesn’t get as much credit as it deserves.

On May 1, 1903, an African-American man named Will West entered the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth. Like any other new prisoner, West was subjected to the standard admission procedure: prison clerks took photographs, a physical description, and eleven anthropometric measurements.