What’s on your desk, Alice Newcome-Beill?

What’s on your desk, Alice Newcome-Beill?

As Alice Newcome-Beill describes herself, she’s currently the “commerce / deals writer for The Verge, 35 years old, a Scorpio, and a chaotic neutral.” With the other members of the commerce team, she helps handle The Verge’s daily deals posts and newsletters in addition to maintaining the “best deals” announcements and other buying guides across …

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Brooks Koepka becomes latest star golfer to leave PGA Tour for LIV Golf Series, sources confirm

Brooks Koepka becomes latest star golfer to leave PGA Tour for LIV Golf Series, sources confirm

Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka is the latest golfer to defect from the PGA Tour to the LIV Golf Invitational Series, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Koepka, 32, is one of the highest-profile players to join the breakaway circuit, which is being funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and is fronted by two-time Open …

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Dow Jones Jumps;  Tesla Job Cuts, Kellogg Breakup In Focus

Dow Jones Jumps; Tesla Job Cuts, Kellogg Breakup In Focus

Dow Jones rose strongly in morning trade, along with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite, signaling a market rebound after the major indexes tumbled last week to their worst levels since late 2020. Treasury yields and crude oil futures rose, while Bitcoin rebounded from a sharp plunge weekend. X You’re here (TSLA), Li-Auto (LI), homebuilder …

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Psychosocial stress triggers an oxytocin response in women, study finds

Psychosocial stress triggers an oxytocin response in women, study finds

Socially anxious women exhibit heightened oxytocin reactivity to psychosocial stress, according to new research published in Psychoneuroendocrinology. The study provides evidence that the hormone plays a role in physiological reactions to socially stressful situations. Oxytocin is a hormone produced by the hypothalamus and secreted by the pituitary gland. It plays a key role in several …

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Review: Sonic Origins is a tragic example of good classics ruined by greed

Review: Sonic Origins is a tragic example of good classics ruined by greed

Enlarge / Sonic Origins comes with a few brand-new, nicely animated sequences. But do they tilt the scale to make this compilation worth $40? (Spoiler: nah.) Sega Here’s a gamer version of “guess how many gum balls are in the jar”: How many times has Sega re-released the very first Sonic the Hedgehog game? If …

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Tim Benz: Steelers WR Chase Claypool still hasn’t learned the difference between confidence and false bravado

During a recent episode of the “I Am Athlete” podcast, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool said that he sees himself as a top-five — or perhaps even top-three — wide receiver in the National Football League. “I’m not normal. I feel that way when I’m on the field. I know for a fact I …

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Unexpected polar bear population may offer some hope for the species

Unexpected polar bear population may offer some hope for the species

In the southeast corner of Greenland, scientists have discovered an unexpected population of polar bears. This population has developed distinct habits to survive in its odd—as far as polar bears are concerned—habitat, and the bears’ genomes are quite different from many of their kin. Beyond the novelty these animals represent, they could also help inform …

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Elon Musk joins the growing chorus fearing a US recession.  But there are stocks for that.

Elon Musk joins the growing chorus fearing a US recession. But there are stocks for that.

Look out above, the dip buyers are back in town. Stocks are soaring — for now — as Wall Street returns from a long holiday weekend, with Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifying in front of Congress this week. The buying mood comes after the S&P 500’s worst week since March 2020, including its fall …

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