Visual Capitalist's graph of the world's 25 richest families includes only those that inherited their wealth (not "self-made" centi-billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, or Bill Gates). I was surprised that the Mars family is second on the list (behind the Walmart family, which is worth $215 billion). The supercilious Koch family comes in third, followed by the gentlefolk in the House of Saud. Fifth place goes to Ambani (never heard of them, but they are worth $81.3 billion), then Hermès (the graph says one of its stores in China made "$2.5 million in sales the day after it reopened after being closed during the lockdown"), followed by a lot of families I've never heard of and whom I'm sure are happy to enjoy their unimaginable wealth in relative obscurity.
Scientists have found there's a danger just as impactful on your health as killers that everyone talks about like obesity or smoking. This one, though, is a lot more subtle. Researchers say that the threat posed by sitting for eight hours a day with little physical activity is just as harmful as some of the… READ THE REST
Your brain really is every bit the supercomputer that you think it is. Scientists found that over the course of your life, your modest human brain will hold up to 1 quadrillion pieces of information. You also have an average of 70,000 thoughts per day. Considering that, it's really no surprise that we can all… READ THE REST
Prime Day week is here, but before you start rifling through page after page of Amazon deals, you should know Amazon isn't the only fish in the sea. In fact, many companies are combating Amazon's Prime Day dominance with some fairly impressive sales of their own. That includes the Boing Boing Store and a full… READ THE REST