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Sean Spicer Is Ready to Talk About It

Donald Trump had barely taken his hand off the Bible when his press secretary, Sean Spicer, catapulted into the annals of American ignominy with his …

Donald Trump

How Obama Described Meeting Trump For The First Time Is Not Exactly Complimentary

When President Obama met with President-Elect Donald Trump in the White House, it was just days after the 2016 election, and the country was still …

Donald Trump

Amazon Just Made A Smart Move That Will Make Consumers Cry

Amazon has just scored the streaming rights to the football Premier League starting in 2019 a key tentpole for Sky and BT. Exclusively streaming 20 matches per season from next year might not seem like a big deal but it’s another in a long line of shrewd moves for Amazon that disrupts the old …

MacBook Air

The best parts of your childhood probably involved things today’s kids will never know

The endless stretch of a lazy summer afternoon. Visits to a grandparent’s house in the country. Riding your bicycle through the neighborhood after dark. These were just a few of the revealing answers from more than 400 Twitter users in response to a question: “What was a part of your childhood that …

Parenting

A New Craft Beer Hotel Will Have a Tap in Every Room—and Cold Beers in the Shower

Beer lovers can soon spend their days surrounded by their favorite drink as the world’s first craft beer hotel is underway thanks to independent …

Craft Beer

Trudeau Reaches His Breaking Point With Trump

The Canadian leader’s response to U.S. tariffs formed his sharpest-ever rebuke of the president.<p>Spare a thought for Justin Trudeau. The Canadian prime minister is most often seen smiling while meeting with world leaders, showing off his immaculate sock collection, and uttering the kinds of …

Globalization

Rewarding failure has become an American epidemic

The proverb is simple: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” But a teenage girl and her mom in New Jersey figured out how to circumvent …

New Jersey

Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore

Telephone culture is disappearing.<p>The telephone swept into Americans’ lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted people to start conversations by saying, “Ahoy-hoy!” AT&T tried to prevent people from saying “hello,” …

Time I

Talking “craft beer sellouts” with the guy who wrote the book on them

Nothing riles up the craft beer world like news of yet another brewery getting bought up by “Big Beer.” Chicago’s Goose Island was the first such …

Beer

America has a massive truck driver shortage. Here’s why few want an $80,000 job.

America has a massive shortage of truck drivers. Joyce Brenny, head of Brenny Transportation in Minnesota, increased driver pay 15 percent this year to try to attract more drivers. Many of her drivers now earn $80,000, she says, yet she still can't find enough people for the job.<p>About 51,000 more …

Trucking

50 books that inspire Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and other tech titans

We all know that the most successful entrepreneurs and CEOs have a great appetite for reading. But what books do they remember? Which ones do they …

Jeff Bezos

How everything on the internet became clickbait

The “Laurel or Yanny?” phenomenon was the logical endpoint of 300 years of American media.<p>Remember Yanny vs. Laurel? It was some science thing that …

Journalism

17 Libraries That'll Make You Say, "My Library Needs That!"

More reasons to hide out in a library all day!

Books

17 Library Workers Who Deserve A Goddamn Medal

Including one who trolled their patrons in the best way.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook

Librarianship

Reason with Trump supporters? Here are some in their own words

We’re going to try something different today. Rather than pontificate yet again upon the motives of Donald Trump’s supporters, I'll let a few of them explain themselves in their own words.<p>Here, then, is “Robert” with a comparative analysis of the 44th and 45th presidents:<p>“President Trump has …

Donald Trump

23 Ways To Be A Little Bit Smarter About Your Money

"Think about what you want to buy in terms of the hours it took you to earn that money."

Personal Finance

‘My Life Is at Risk of Being Undermined.’ Morgan Freeman Pushes Back Against Misconduct Allegations

Actor Morgan Freeman is maintaining that his behavior should not be classified as sexual assault, in the wake of harassment and misconduct …

Morgan Freeman

I Haven't Eaten for 3 Days and It's Amazing

It's Sunday and the last food I ate was lunch Thursday. I've ingested only water for 72 hours and the experience is life-changing.<p>I love food, but I have eaten nothing and drank only water for the past 72 hours.<p>Why?<p>Partly because I kept hearing from friends and the media that they enjoyed fasting. …

Hudson River

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Writing

I’ve covered gun violence for years. The solutions aren’t a big mystery.

America can prevent shootings. But it has to come to grips with the problem.<p>These mass shootings don’t keep happening because we don’t know what to do.<p>With another mass shooting in the US — this time, in Santa Fe High School in Texas — many Americans are once again horrified and bewildered by what …

The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t

The Amish have negotiated a pact with modernity. Whereas much of the contemporary world sees technological progress as inevitable, even a moral imperative, the Amish ideal lives in the past, circa 1850.<p>It’s not that the Amish view technology as inherently evil. No rules prohibit them from using new …

A New Harvard Study Reveals The Truth Behind Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods (And Why Store Shelves Are Shockingly Empty)

Employees crying, empty store shelves, and irate customers do not sound like the Whole Foods we know and love. Welcome to the new normal -- at least for now.<p>Whole Foods has enjoyed an incredible history of success. Their co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, is an evangelist for "conscious capitalism" …

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Income Inequality

He lured young men looking for weed. Their bodies turned up in a pig roaster.

Cosmo DiNardo declared “I am a savage no explanation needed” on social media seven months before police say he lured four young men to his family’s farm, shot them to death, ran one of them over with a backhoe and dumped three of their bodies in a 12-foot-deep pit used as a pig roaster.<p>DiNardo, 21, …

Crime

NPR's Summer Movie Guide: 27 Films Coming Your Way

Not so very long ago, everyone agreed when Summer Movie Season kicked off. There was no subjectivity involved. It was dictated by the calendar: Memorial Day weekend meant the arrival of the big tentpole movies that would proceed to bust blocks over the course of the sultry summer months. Simple.<p>But …

Paul Rudd

Everything You Should Know About Your Clitoral Hood

Illustrations by Ruth Basagiotia<p>Let’s cut to the chase. If you’ve ever used a hand mirror to get an up-close look at yourself <i>down there</i>, then you’ve …

Rights & Freedoms

Consumer DNA tests can’t tell you much, but they sure can get your relatives arrested

It's time to think about who has your data.<p>The suspected Golden State Killer’s apprehension last week caught a lot of people off guard. Prior to the big reveal that detectives were able to trace the alleged serial rapist and killer through his DNA, many hadn’t seriously considered the ramifications …

Genetics

Ariana Grande's Flawless Musical Impressions Are a Wild Sonic Experience

There’s no denying that Ariana Grande is a talented singer. But throw her for a loop — like Jimmy Fallon does in his “musical genre challenge,” in …

The Patriots' Tom Brady Just Made a Startling Admission About the NFL (Here's Why It's Even Worse Than He Thinks)

When your biggest star begins to tell the grim truth, you have a problem.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Stars are supposed to be your most precious commodity.<p>They carry your brand past its everyday obstacles and reach into the …

Sorry, but you're washing your jeans wrong

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Clothing