Trolling the Great Outdoors – The New Yorker

On the roof, which looks out toward downtown and the snowy high peaks beyond, he had a hot tub, deck furniture, and a giant chess set, the kind where the rooks are the size of toddlers. He brought out a standard chessboard, and we played a game. He said hed learned chess from Dan Bilzerian, the Instagram influencer, professional poker player, and former Presidential candidate.

Continue Reading

Between the Covers: Dos and don’ts at the public library – Seaside Signal

There is a childrens book at the Seaside Public Library called, If you ever want to bring a circus to the library, Dont! by Elise Parsley. I enjoy these books because I know the author but it also reminds me of all the things people bring to the library and shouldnt. I was reminded again of this title earlier this morning as I did my weekly trash sweep outside the library and picked up three left shoes (apparently the right foot is in more demand these days), a white sock (again just one, must have been a left foot), and various other paraphernalia and trash

Continue Reading

How this 34-year-old chess champion became Indias youngest new billionaire – CNBC

The opening move No one was going to hire me without a college degree, which meant I had to do something which didn't require one. Nikhil Kamath co-founder and chief investment officer, Zerodha But when the school dropout began trading at 17 years old, that wasn't the strategy: Having played chess internationally but fallen short of a professional career, he simply needed a backup plan. Inspired by his elder brother, Nithin, he took to stock trading, and taught himself on the go.

Continue Reading