The Scam of The Lottery – Sunday Stuff Edition #31

The 31st edition of Sunday Stuff, a weekly business, technology, and science newsletter.

The Scam of The Lottery – Sunday Stuff Edition #31
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The Lottery: The Scam No One Sees

A 22-minute YouTube Video by Johnny Harris

Lotteries are massive worldwide. Are they really fair or just a clever government scam? Critics argue that lotteries prey on the poor and vulnerable, with the odds heavily stacked against them. Additionally, there have been numerous reports of fraud and corruption within the industry, raising questions about whether lotteries serve the public or simply line the pockets of insiders. While lotteries may offer the allure of a life-changing jackpot, it's important to understand just how low your chances of winning are.

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Is China Really Socialist?

A 22-minute YouTube video by PolyMatter

China's socialist identity is complex. While the government's policies have shaped China's development, they have also been subject to constant revision and adaptation. It has continuously been criticized for its authoritarian government and human rights problems. As China continues to evolve, its future as a socialist country remains uncertain.

The outline of a fingerprint

Facial Recognition Tech: What Happens to Your Biometric Data?

A 7-minute YouTube video by Wall Street Journal

Biometric data is a valuable tool that can help identify criminals but raises significant privacy concerns. Once your biometric data is collected, it's often stored in databases maintained by governments or corporations, making it vulnerable to hacking or misuse. Biometric data could aid in discrimination or track people without their knowledge or consent. By understanding the risks associated with biometric data and taking steps to protect it, we can help ensure that this technology benefits society without sacrificing our privacy and security.

A full parking lot

Why America's Biggest Cities Are Littered With Vacant Lots

A 6-minute YouTube video by Wall Street Journal

Vacant lots are a growing problem in many US cities. These empty spaces can become eyesores and deter economic development. However, some cities have implemented solutions to address the issue, like development incentives and acquisition programs. By turning vacant lots into vibrant spaces, cities can improve.

A person mowing a large lawn

Why American Lawns All Look the Same

A 6-minute YouTube video by Half as Interesting

Have you ever noticed that all American lawns look the same? From the suburbs to the countryside, most lawns are characterized by a uniform height of grass, a rectangular shape, and only grass. But why? The answer lies in a combination of historical and cultural factors. From the rise of suburban housing developments to the desire for a neat outdoor space, there are many reasons why Americans have come to view a perfect lawn as the standard. By embracing more diverse landscaping techniques, we can create beautiful and sustainable outdoor spaces that are also eco-friendly.

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How to Create Amazing Things With Technology

March 6, 2023 • Creativity

In today's fast-paced society, creativity has become vital for success. With the advancement of technology, it has become easier than ever to create amazing things. It provides us with the tools to express our creativity and also enables us to share and collaborate in real time. If you are a student, professional, or something in between, technology can help unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life. In this article, I'll explore how you can use technology to create amazing things and showcase two of my favorite free software tools for creativity – Notion and Canva.

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A Short Guide to Exercise

March 10, 2023 • Exercise

Physical exercise can improve both mental and physical health. Developing healthy habits, like exercise, as a teenager can lead to improved fitness in the short term and healthy habits for the entirety of your life. Everyone can experience the health benefits of exercise. Age, abilities, ethnicity, shape, and size do not affect its importance.

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Milk: The Dark Side of the White Beverage

March 5, 2o23 • In-Depth Analyses

Recently, concerns have been growing about milk's health and environmental impacts. Many health experts and environmentalists argue that milk is not as healthy as it has been marketed and that the dairy industry's and government’s claims about its benefits are very misleading.

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Tri-Berry Banana Smoothie

March 11, 2o23 • Treats

Packed with frozen fruits and milk of your choice, this smoothie is a great way to start your day or enjoy as a quick snack.

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Tangy Chickpea Salad Spread

March 4, 2o23 • Snacks

This awesome chickpea spread is perfect for sandwiches, burritos, wraps, and dips! With a tangy dressing of freshly squeezed lemon, Dijon mustard, and red wine vinegar, mixed with crunchy diced bell pepper, celery, and capers, all combined with mashed chickpeas, it's a quick and easy recipe perfect for a healthy and tasty lunch addition or snack.

A blueberry muffin

Scrumptious Blueberry Muffins

February 18, 2023 • Treats

These scrumptious blueberry muffins will make you happy every time you eat them! They are just as fun and easy to make as they are to eat.

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