The Most Successful People Are The Ones Youve Never Heard Of (And Why They Want It That Way)

Ryan Holiday Updated May 7, 2019 By Diego PH The vast majority of successful people who ever lived are people you’ve never heard of. If we are to drill down further and consider happy successful people, it’s almost certain that we haven’t heard of them. The reason for that is something called the survivorship bias. Only a very small number of stories and identities make their way into the history books or into legend, and by definition, those that sought fame and fortune beyond what any human could possibly enjoy, are often overrepresented among them. Even my own writing is guilty of this. I tell stories about Rockefeller and Grant and Alexander the Great. I don’t talk about the people …

The View Confronts Crenshaw for Defending Trump on Charlottesville: Why Do You Apologize for Him?!

Appearing on The View on Monday, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) was challenged by hosts Sunny Hostin when he claimed that President Trump never referred to white nationalists or neo-Nazis as very fine people during his response to the deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally. Towards the end of his multi-segment Monday morning interview, the Texas Republican was asked about his vocal criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Crenshaw, in case you forgot, helped spark conservative outrage against Omar last month, he attacked her for out-of-context remarks about 9/11. Meghan McCain asked Crenshaw why he felt Democrats were reluctant to call [Omar] out, prompting the GOP congressman to reply that it was because were playing a team sport today. We just had a …

This Fish Has Adapted To Lethal Levels Of Water Pollution By Making Hybrid Babies

The Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis) might sound like the name of a ferocious marine predator, but lethal levels of pollution on its home turf has put its very survival under threat. And yet, in an extraordinary tale (should that be tail?) of adaption and hybridization, one population of fish has evolved to exist in the dirty waters of the Houston Ship Channel thanks to genes acquired from its relative, the Atlantic killifish. This is the finding of a study recently published in the journal Science.  Despite measuring just 18 centimeters (7 inches) head-to-tail, the Gulf killifish is one of the largest of its kind. It can be found in coastal estuaries running along the northern Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coast, where it serves as a …

This old Donald Trump income tax tweet isn’t aging well

A tweet sent by now-President Donald Trump in 2012 pointing out that many Americans don’t pay their income tax resurfaced after a New York Times report published on Tuesday. The Times found that more than decade ago, the president was able to legally avoid paying income taxes because of declared losses. As the investigation puts it: The numbers show that in 1985, Mr. Trump reported losses of $46.1 million from his core businesses largely casinos, hotels and retail space in apartment buildings. They continued to lose money every year, totaling $1.17 billion in losses for the decade. In fact, year after year, Mr. Trump appears to have lost more money than nearly any other individual American taxpayer, The Times found …

Twitter Taunted Trump With A New Nickname After The Release Of His Tax Info

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images These Tweets About Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Are Roasting His Losses By Chelsea Stewart 5 hours ago The world has finally gotten a look at some of President Donald Trump’s tax information and it’s… interesting, to say the least. The documents show that Trump, a man that has long touted his business acumen and success, has had some major losses over the years — to the tune of about $1 billion worth in just a 10-year span. The revelation has lots of people talking, and the tweets about Donald Trump’s tax returns are seriously going in on him. This all stems from a May 7 report from that unveiled Trump’s tax documents from 1985 to …

Lucas Moura: from So Paulo prodigy and PSG outcast to Tottenham hero | David Hytner

The Brazilian took time to settle at Spurs and may not have faced Ajax but for injuries yet his hat-trick showed his talent Lucas Moura put the earphones in and looked down at the iPad screen, the peak of his dark NYC cap obscuring his eyes. It was late on Wednesday night and the Tottenham forward, whose sensational second-half hat-trick had set up a final against Liverpool on 1 June the first time that the club have reached the showpiece. The commentary built to its classically Brazilian climax and when the man behind the microphone boomed out Mouras name, the man himself lifted his head and chuckled. Photograph: Sergio Perez/X00213 Was this helpful? Thank you for your feedback. The affection …

It really is Lionels world now: Messi has remade football in his own image | Barney Ronay

From Under-9s in parks to Pep Guardiolas champions no one person has had such a vast impact on a major sports footprint as Barcelonas superstar Lionel Messi There was some consolation this week for anyone feeling a little maxed-out by the relentless individual brilliance of Lionel Messi. We have at least found something he isnt good at on a football pitch. It turns out Messi isnt very good at punching Fabinho in the head. Frankly, more of the same from Messi against Liverpool. Unclosing like a hand, he gives forever. I make no apology for writing about him again here. Firstly, because Messis talent is endlessly divisible. You never get to the bottom of it. It is always surprising. And …

Chinese woman who paid $6.5M after her daughter got into Stanford says she did it to help others

(CNN)The mother of a Chinese student who was admitted to Stanford University said the family gave $6.5 million to the man at the center of a massive college admissions scandal — but as a donation to help others. After her daughter got into Stanford, the statement said, Singer asked her for a donation to the university through his foundation. Singer told her the donation was “for the salaries of academic staff, scholarships, athletics programs and helping those students who otherwise will not be able to afford to attend Stanford,” Zhao said. Mother says she fell victim to the scam While Singer’s company provided “educational advisory services,” she said, it did not guarantee admission into any school. Her daughter has a …

TikToks new school of comedy

is full of challenges: , the . The apps format makes it easy for users to find, duplicate, and mutate these curated performances; a scroll through the trending hashtags provides a window into this unique synchronized sport. But one challenge on TikTok is finding content thats actually funny. Old Town RoadYee Yee JuiceisScrolling through the comedy hashtag, a lot of the top-viewed posts are challenge-heavy or rely on parroting audio clips or goofy faces. These performances are plentiful, and part of the reason the label TikTok comedian has come to represent a certain kind of risk-free comedy: Content that doesnt necessarily come from a place of truth or offer a dissenting opinion or insightful commentary. It doesnt challenge; its a …

Will the W Series herald a new age for women in motor sport? | Giles Richards

Only two women have competed in F1 in its 69-year history. The radical W Series, which begins this weekend at Hockenheim, is hoping to change that and inspire a new generation Ninety years ago Eliska Junkova the queen of the steering wheel as she was known lit up motor racing. An exceptional talent, the Czech driver was an inspirational figure for women in the 1920s. This weekend 18 of her spiritual heirs will take to the grid for the inaugural round of the all-female W Series. They believe the championship will be equally groundbreaking, changing the landscape for women in a sport that has remained almost exclusively male-dominated since Junkovas time. The W Series, using single-make, single-seater F3 cars, will …

The Caster Semenya Case Ruling Has People Outraged About Policing Women’s Bodies

Lukas Schulze/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images The Caster Semenya Case Ruling Has People Outraged About Policing Women’s Bodies By Chelsea Stewart 14 hours ago People are not happy with the way Caster Semenya’s case ruling has panned out. The South African Olympic champion had been appealing the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) 2018 decision to limit women’s testosterone levels, but she lost her case on May 1. The outcome has sparked conversations on Twitter regarding the policing of women’s bodies, and they’re seriously heated. On May 1, a Swiss court ruled against Semenya, who claimed that the IAAF’s restrictions on her body’s natural production of testosterone was discrimination. According to the BBC, the athlete, who is a two-time Olympic gold …

Klopp took a risk with his tactics at Barcelona and Messi made him pay | Jonathan Wilson

Attacking Barcelona is not wrong given it can unsettle them but it leaves teams exposed and Liverpool found that can be fatal Contemplating his sides Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City last season, Jrgen Klopp said that to sit back and look to absorb pressure against such a side was in effect to try to win the lottery. Against the very best, he believes there is no point at least for a team of Liverpools ability in curling up like a hedgehog and hoping the threat somehow goes away. He vowed to attack, and did, and his reward was three goals in an extraordinary 20-minute spell that on Wednesday, there was some concession to the fact they were playing Barcelona. …

Man City star denies Tommy Robinson support

He is one of nine party representatives and two Independent candidates standing in the North West England constituency. Skip Twitter post by @edersonmoraes93 "People have made me aware of who this guy is. I definitely not support this guy or his ideas. He just stopped me for a picture. I had no idea who he was" (do not be a liar) https://t.co/IkjTOUmcfE — Ederson Moraes (@edersonmoraes93) April 30, 2019 On Tuesday night, a photograph of Ederson posing with Mr Robinson was posted on Twitter by an aide who identifies himself as Danny Tommo. But the goalkeeper replied by tweeting: “People have made me aware of who this guy is. I definitely [do] not support this guy or his ideas. “He …

You Can Fly To Nashville For $49 During Southwest’s May Flight Sale If You Book ASAP

Donald Miralle/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images Southwest Airlines’ May 2019 Flight Sale Features Cheap Fares To Summer Destinations By Collette Reitz 11 hours ago Now that May is finally here, it’s time to toss all your winter gear into storage to get ready for summer. Even though the official beginning of summer is almost two months away, there is no denying that the weather is starting to heat up. As the days get longer, I can’t help but find myself planning all the summer trips I want to take once the season finally arrives. If you also have some top destinations on your wanderlust wish list, then you’ll be interested in Southwest Airlines’ May 2019 flight sale, because it includes cheap …