Abbe Ginis

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Tim Cook visits Boston Apple retail store, attends Red Sox game with Eddy Cue following MIT speech

<i>Phil Schiller’s iPhone 7 Plus shot</i><p>Tim Cook yesterday gave the commencement speech at MIT, speaking on the importance of humanity and citing Steve Jobs several times. Following the commencement address, Cook headed to Apple’s Boylston Street retail location, as well as Fenway Park for a Red Sox …

Now You Can Buy Your Thin Mints Online, As The Girl Scouts Undertake A Tech Overhaul

Going from camping to coding, the Girl Scouts hope to boost cookie sales, but also membership and the tech skills of its members.<p>The number one reason that people don’t buy Girl Scout cookies isn’t because they’re not craving a Thin Mint or a Samoa. It’s because they don’t know a Girl Scout.<p>A lot …

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2014

We cover a lot of things here at Lifehacker, but we love nothing more than a good step-by-step guide. Here are our best how-tos from the year, from …

Yes, newsrooms are shrinking — but journalism is growing

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Everett Collection<p>The latest wave of buyouts has hit the <i>New York Times</i> newsroom, with the paper …

Meet the Flat White, the Coffee Drink Taking the U.S. by Storm

The Australian coffee craze is about to make it big in America<p>The latest Aussie invasion has nothing to do with beers, bands, or crocodiles. But it does have a strong connection to an Australian breakfast.<p>It's the <b>flat white</b>, the Australian answer to the latte, and it's a name you should know the …

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Employers ignore almost everything on your application–except this

It’s the holiday season, and millions of people are about to get a flood of unsolicited career advice from older relatives.<p>Most of it will be useless.<p>You don’t need to be told that a resume should be clear, uncluttered, and typo free. (A good summary of common, deal-breaking mistakes comes from …

Watch This Woman Try On 100 Years' Worth of Hair and Makeup Trends in Just One Minute

The evolution of beauty looks is amazing.<p>Time flies in this video of a woman being made over to showcase the most iconic beauty looks of each decade from the past hundred years. Which year did it best?<p><b>Follow Brooke on Twitter.</b>

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My Great-Great-Grandfather and an American Indian Tragedy

Some of my relatives cringed when I first told them of my plans to explore Sand Creek. “This is Allen business,” declared my 86-year-old uncle. “You don’t stick your nose in stuff that’s old history.”<p>I have to admit I had my own qualms. I quickly learned, for instance, that William Allen brought …

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The Weight of Guilt

Death, disgrace, and a handful of knockers: inside the secret world of competitive bass fishing cheaters.<p>Danny Ray Davis wasn’t just a fisherman, he …

o: The surprising power of emoticons

From :) to ¯\(°_o)/¯, there are now thousands of emoticons, and as Chris Baraniuk discovers, some can even sway our behaviour.<p>It all started with an awkward moment online. In the early 1980s, computer scientist Scott Fahlman realised his words were failing him. When communicating with others on a …

Stunning Vintage Photos of Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and More

Throughout his storied career, photographer Terry O'Neill has mingled with some of the biggest names in show business. It was his comfortable, easy-going attitude that earned the now 76-year-old such incredible access to his famous subjects. "Getting to know my subjects and [forming a level of] …

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Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2014. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

Chris Rock: The Rolling Stone Interview

As Chris Rock would be the first to tell you, stand-up comedy brilliance doesn't necessarily translate to movie stardom. Onstage, Rock is a virtuoso …

Here's What 6 Billion Tweets Looks Like Mapped

What do you do with three terabytes of geotagged tweets? You map them if you’re a cartographer like Eric Fischer.<p>A data artist and developer at Mapbox, Fischer has been collecting geotagged tweets for the last three and a half years using Twitter’s public API. With more than 6.3 billion tweets …

A eulogy for RadioShack, the panicked and half-dead retail empire

This may very well be RadioShack's final holiday season. Jon, a former employee, looks back on a strange, craven, five thousand-fingered strip-mall monster from a forgotten age.<p>RadioShack won't be the only store to open on Thanksgiving Day, but it might be the only one of its particular makeup to …

Afghanistan: The Making of a Narco State

Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan is named for the wide river that runs through its provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, a low-slung city of …

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

Let's make a deal: Amazon introduces haggling for 150,000 items

Would you read 300 words on Amazon? No? How about 250? OK, deal.<p>Amazon has introduced a new system that lets customers offer lower prices on certain …

Henri Rousseau’s Heartening Story of Success after a Lifetime of Rejection, Illustrated

<i>“People working in the arts engage in street combat with The Fraud Police on a daily basis,”</i> Amanda Palmer wrote in her fantastic manifesto for the creative life, one of the best books of the year, <i>“because much of our work is new and not readily or conventionally categorized.”</i> Few artists in …

The secret GOP tech summit to plot 2016

The Republican Party’s top operatives — including strategists representing the Koch brothers’ political operation and several leading prospective 2016 presidential candidates – on Monday huddled behind closed doors to discuss how to synchronize their sometimes competing tech efforts, multiple …

Everybody Freak Out Because Kate Middleton Met Beyoncé

THE FUTURE QUEEN OF ENGLAND AND THE CURRENT QUEEN OF AMERICA.<p>Let's get a playdate for Prince George and Blue Ivy in the books pronto.

How much would Santa make? Almost triple the U.S. median income

If spreading Christmas cheer and delivering presents around the world in one day were a paid gig, Santa would make about $140,000 a year.<p>This year's Santa Index released by Insure.com shows Kris Kringle deserved a 1.5% raise in 2014, according to a wage analysis by the consumer insurance …

Here’s the first line of code ever written by a US president

Barack Obama just became the first US president to write a line of computer code (assuming George W. Bush never secretly indulged in PHP). At the White House yesterday, Obama sat down with students who were learning the fundamentals of JavaScript, the popular programming language used to create …

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Here's What We Talked About Most On Facebook In 2014

Last year it was Pope Francis, the Royal Baby and Miley Cyrus. But this year, our conversations -- Facebook conversations, that is -- were all about Ebola, the World Cup and the Ice Bucket Challenge.<p>Facebook released its Year In Review on Tuesday, listing the things its 1.35 billion monthly active …

The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine.<p>When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact …

Can America’s Desert Cities Adapt Before They Dry Out And Die?

Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and many other western cities are all growing fast–and are all running out of water.<p>Los Angeles traffic is worse than usual as hordes of parched citizens evacuate a concrete tomb that once supported millions of lives. Savvy entrepreneurs are selling bottled water …