We have all heard it, whether it’s from an online guru, the local news, or our favorite finance magazine. “Supplement your income with a side hustle”. It sounds great, the idea of not only providing ourselves with a supplemental income but also helping to insulate ourselves from being entirely dependent on a single source of income. Like investing, diversification of income streams is typically considered a financially wise decision. On top of that side hustles sound quite appealing. Work an amount that makes sense for you, and earn a little extra dough on the side doing something you hopefully enjoy…


The world we live in stands as a testament to the overwhelming will to progress that drives humanity forward. Just 100 years ago, the concept of artificial intelligence and gene editing were the realm of science fiction writers and not university research, and data was scarce and hard to come by. Today, we have plans to send humans to Mars, link our brains with computers, and edit out the genetic markers that lead to any host of genetic diseases. All of this was possible because of two things, interconnected in a way rarely seen in this world. …


Fortnite — Epic Games

EPIC Games, the creators of the world-famous Fortnite have just had their app pulled from both the App Store and the Play Store. The app has stood the test of time holding a spot in the most downloaded and highest-grossing categories of both marketplaces since its release in July 2017. Fortnite has become a world phenomenon, finding it’s way on to every imaginable platform from IOS and Android to Nintendo Switch, Xbox, Playstation, and PC. The game itself is free to play with in-game purchases accounting for most of the games $1.8 billion in revenue in 2019. This isn’t the…


It’s been five months now since the pandemic got started in the United States, since then we have added 3 million cases and show no signs of slowing down. In the wake of this incredible situation, traditional sports find themselves in an untenable situation. Play with incredible restrictions that include no crowds, stringent testing regimens, and constant monitoring of all players and staff, or don’t play. Some sports have found ways around this, these include UFC which continues to host fights on a semi-regular basis, the MLB, and the NBA who have both started or continued their seasons sans crowds…


If you have been living in the United States for the last 4 months you have likely experienced the impact of a prolonged quarantine. A lack of social interaction, travel, and prolonged loneliness has impacted the lives of people in ways they never could have imagined just half a year before. In the midst of all this chaos, many people have begun searching for an outlet. A way to escape the daily grind of waking up, not leaving the house, going to sleep, and starting over again. One of these escapes has been video games.

Video game services have seen…


The world is a very different place from the one we had just a few short months ago. Times have gotten tough for many people, and with that comes the inevitable pullback on subscriptions and other discretionary expenses. The problem lies in the fact that in a world with a limited number of outlets and an increasing number of idle hours, we are left facing boredom of epic proportions. When it comes to indoor entertainment, video games stand as the pinnacle of human achievement. So, what should you spend your limited number of entertainment dollars on in order to maintain…


It wasn’t too long ago that video game tournaments were mostly hosted in small back rooms under flickering fluorescent lights amid tables of CRT TVs. These tournaments were typically local, or regional, and rarely did they offer substantial prizes of fame. Instead, people played them simply for the bragging rights and beer money that they offered. So, how did we go from that, to international leagues with millions of dollars in prizes, and national television spots in a little over a decade? The answer is simple. Streaming.

The year is 2006, and Justin Khan has just about run about of…


Habit accumulation is something I have seen plenty of gurus pushing in recent years. It has a simple core concept. If you can learn a new habit over a 30–60 day period, and then start a new habit at the end of that period, eventually you will end up with a set of habits that together improve your life. The concept seems entirely sensible at first glance. If I can learn to take cold showers in the morning, why couldn’t I also learn to read at night, meditate after breakfast, and add intermittent fasting to my daily routine? The short…


So this isn’t a story about how bad video games are, it’s a story about how depending on your personality, you need to find the right games for you. I originally started playing League of Legends (LoL) at the tail end of its first season all the way back in 2010. I was just transitioning from high school to college, and game-wise was moving from Halo 3 and Starcraft 2 over to the newly minted MOBA that had taken the market by storm. My friends had all begun playing it, and it seemed like something that would be a ton…


E-Commerce is a fast-moving entity, one-minute subscription boxes are all the rage, then DTC startups are the darlings of the industry, and now, customization and short release windows have taken over. These types of quick sales are called “Drops” and they have infiltrated everything from sneakers to keycaps to golf polos.

Memeda Keycaps Sold Through Drop.com

This style of marketing can be traced back to early streetwear companies that benefited from creating a lot of hype around their products in order to set themselves apart from the plethora of other options available at the time. The “Drop” works like this.

  1. A company creates a rabid…

Ronnie

Aspiring fiction writer, developer, lifelong student, seeker of meaning.

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