Steve Lovelace

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Biggby Coffee in East Lansing

I’ve enjoyed coffee since I was a kid, and I always enjoyed going to coffee shops with my dad and/or grandpa. But it was only as a teenager that I really got into the...

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The Student Government Election

I was in student government in college, and I had some good times. I handed out candy and hot chocolate to constituents, and traveled to Washington, DC for a conference with the World Bank....

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The Rise and Fall of OS/2

When IBM decided to get into the personal computer business, they knew they had to move quickly to get a foot in the door. Thus the makers of the original IBM PC worked outside...

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Dealing with Clickbait

Recent years have seen a rise in clickbait articles online. These clickbait articles have alluring headlines that promise to make you lose weight or regain faith in humanity. Clickbait stories tend to be “shallow”....

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The Genius of Weird Al Yankovic

I wish there were a Nobel Prize in Music. I would nominate Weird Al Yankovic. He is without a doubt one of the greatest musicians of our time. Since the 1970s, he has been...

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The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

You don’t often hear people talk about the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. Most people would rather discuss Game of Thrones or the latest celebrity gossip than a century-old pact between dying European empires. I can’t...

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Facebook’s News Feed Algorithms

Facebook is at it again, violating users’ privacy in new and bizarre ways. This time it’s a psychological experiment, performed on some. 700,000 users, to see if positive statuses can invoke negative feelings and...

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Coming Soon: The 2014 Brand Map

Back in 2012, I designed a map of the United States showing the most famous brand for each state. Last year, “The Corporate States of America” was picked up by BuzzFeed, Huffington Post on...

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Naps and Siestas

I drove my parents crazy as a kid. I was an insomnia baby, and getting me to sleep was next to impossible. I was too excited about life. There were just too many things...

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Space Age Astrology

I don’t understand how astrology still holds any sway over modern society. Given what we know about the laws of physics, it doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. After all, you don’t see many people...