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'52 Shades Of Greed': The Best-Looking Thing To Come Out Of The Financial Crisis

Remember the so-called "banking crisis" of 2008? The one where a handful of clever investment bankers stole billions of dollars from ordinary people — and got away with it?To make sure we don't forget, 27 artists made this awesome deck of cards, each representing a different culprit.This is just 12 of them. After you've shared it with your friends, you can head over to 52ShadesOfGreed.com to see the rest.

Joe Cassano: AIG Executive

Hank Paulson: Treasury Secretary


Erin Callan: CFO, Lehman Brothers

Regulatory Capture: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Regulatory Capture: Treasury

Moral Hazard: The Revolving Door

Toxic Methods: Shorting Against Your Clients

Toxic Institutions: Goldman Sachs

Toxic Laws: Erosion and End of Glass-Steagall

Toxic Institutions: Magnetar

Toxic Institutions: AIG

Kathryn Wylde: Deputy Chair of NY Fed Board of Directors

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16


92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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