Space Junk

Ignoring the debris that’s orbiting Earth could have dire implications Odds are, orbital debris seldom tops the list of pressing issues occupying most people’s minds. But those privy to the possible consequences of growing debris fields feel differently. “It’s an area of huge concern,” said Director of the National Air and Space Museum Ellen Stofan. “It’s the … Continued

The LAST Picture

“A few hours before leaving space for the last time, I went to the Cupola to take a few final shots. After I shot this one, I looked at the preview screen on the camera and said, ‘OK, I’m done. No more photos after this.’ After over 300,000 pictures, I had saved the best for last.” —Col. Terry Virts … Continued

Your Brain on Sleep

Americans spend a third of their lives sleeping—or trying to, anyway. And although it may come naturally, how and how often people sleep can play a game-changing role in their cognitive abilities. Getting enough sleep is a smart idea. Literally. A wealth of studies indicate sleep deprivation carries adverse side effects, ranging from poorer mental … Continued

Luckbox Lookback: Hindsight in 2020

Luckbox launched its debut issue in April 2019, so it’s time to revisit some of the trends, forecasts and investment ideas that have graced the magazine’s pages. Check out these highlights, as well as two understandable lowlights. Stock Losers Some trade ideas that appeared in Luckbox didn’t perform as expected. The May 2019 issue carried … Continued

The Pros are Betting on Blue

Prediction market traders forecast a strong Democratic showing in November Despite Joe Biden’s lead in national polling, the fate of the 2020 election is closely tied to the results of a few key battleground states. Two months ahead of election day, Luckbox asked five accomplished prediction market traders how they would wager in some of … Continued

Vinyl’s Revival: A Decade of Growth

A seemingly endless amount of music is just a smartphone tap away, but that isn’t stopping a growing demographic of music-lovers from listening the old-fashioned way: laying some vinyl down on a turntable What do vinyl records and craft beer have in common? “Nothing” may be the instinctive response, but Rick Wojcik, owner of what … Continued

High Fiverr

Fiverr connects freelancers and gigs with Amazon-like efficiency, one of the reasons so many new freelancers aren’t looking back. Amid a harsh economic landscape, where Covid-19 jeopardizes lives and livelihoods around the world, freelancing has emerged as a much-needed beacon of hope for skilled workers.  In the United States alone, tens of millions of people … Continued

Drunk, High & Horny

America is drinking more booze, ingesting more weed and spending more time on porn sites to while away the hours in self-isolation. Luckbox looks at vices during quarantine. The nation is beginning to reopen, but Americans have felt cooped up for a long time. California imposed the nation’s first statewide COVID-19 lockdown on March 19, … Continued

American Factory

In 2008, a General Motors factory closed in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, leaving more than 2,000 employees without work. The plant, which had produced SUVs and trucks, would lay dormant for years, offering no indication that life—or jobs—would return. Then entered China. Six years after the closing of the GM plant, China-based manufacturing company … Continued