Cardi B’s Plastic Surgery Probs Helps Boost Ticket Sales for Postponed Show

Cardi B’s cosmetic surgery complications have led to an unintended bonus … skyrocketing ticket sales!!! We broke the story … the rapper had to cancel her headlining gig at the 92Q Spring Bling Festival Friday night in Baltimore so she could properly…

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Sportsheets Hires Morgan Panzino to Boost Marketing Efforts

Sportsheets has tapped Morgan Panzino as its new marketing assistant.
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Boost Your Productivity By Doing One Of These 20 Habits Every Day

Boost Your Productivity By Doing One Of These 20 Habits Every Day

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Mozart for Your Mind – Boost Your Brain Power – Various Artists

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Mozart for Your Mind – Boost Your Brain Power

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Genre: Classical

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: August 7, 1996

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Pelton mail: Will Marvin Bagley’s decision boost the Celtics?

Pelton mail: Will Marvin Bagley’s decision boost the Celtics?
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Mozart for Your Mind – Boost Your Brain Power – Various Artists

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Mozart for Your Mind – Boost Your Brain Power

Various Artists

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: August 7, 1996

© ℗ 1995 Universal International Music B.V.

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China Film Execs Claim ‘Terminator’ a Victim of Box-Office Fraud to Boost Propaganda Movie


The CEOs of Huayi Bros. and Bona, the country’s two largest private film companies, both sent out messages on social media suggesting malfeasance at Chinese cinemas.

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Lionel Richie Heads To Number One After Glastonbury Sales Boost

Lionel Richie rocketed to number one on the charts following his performance at Glastonbury. His 2003 album, The Definitive Collection, shot to number one after the Sunday gig. “When they told me this morning, I was screaming like a kid with his first hit record,” Richie told the BBC. “I’m trying to be very calm about this, but there’s no way you can be calm about this.”
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Mozart for Your Mind – Boost Your Brain Power – Various Artists

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Mozart for Your Mind – Boost Your Brain Power

Various Artists

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: August 7, 1996

© ℗ 1995 Universal International Music B.V.

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MLB seeks last-day boost via synched starts

Major League Baseball says it scheduled every game of regular season’s closing day to start at the same time because it hoped to elevate the excitement of the day, with five playoff spots now up for grabs in each league.
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Do Open Networks Boost Your Odds of Success?

Every time I hear of a study suggesting that doing (whatever) is important for success, I ask myself if the authors interpreted the correlations correctly.

And I rarely think they did.

Take for example this recent article describing how people with “open networks” are far more successful than those with “closed networks.” In this context, it means that the more new ideas you are exposed to, the more likely you are a success.

That interpretation makes perfect sense to me. Seeing lots of new ideas is probably a good thing in most situations.

But another interpretation is that the folks with the personalities and resources to succeed are more likely to also have open networks. It doesn’t necessarily mean one causes the other. 

The good people manufacturing mature products, such as concrete, probably don’t see many new ideas. And I would guess they don’t attract the world’s most ambitious and talented employees to their industry because the upside potential feels limited. 

My ambitious personality ruled out any field with no upside potential. So I cartoon, write, and work on my Internet start-up. Each of those career choices benefit from open networks and a high flow of new ideas. I choose my projects for their upside potential; the open networks just come with the deal.

To be fair, the article says open networks “predict” success as opposed to causing it. (“Predict” sounds like language used by the people doing the studies and it does not assume causation.) But the article hints at causation because it treats the correlation as important.

My observation is that smart people tend to gravitate toward jobs that have a lot of new ideas swirling around. When smart people succeed at higher rates than others, do we need to drill too deeply to understand why?

Scott Adams

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