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Run of storms push up vegetable prices

Recent bad weather has hit vegetable crops, pushing up the price of tomatoes, lettuce, cauliflower, cabbage, and broccoli.

Cyclone Gita

‘Bill to: The patriarchy’: How one woman is addressing the unpaid work gap

After her son was born in late 2016, Patti Maciesz found herself feeling alone and overwhelmed. The experience of becoming a mother — everything from …

Women of Color

What Does Atlanta Hip-Hop Think of “Atlanta” the Show?

Donald Glover’s 2014 Childish Gambino mixtape, <i>STN MTN,</i> begins with a dream that he runs Atlanta. But when Glover opened for OutKast at their big homecoming show that same year, you could tell there was a divide within the crowd: There were those who seemed to recognize him from TV, and those who …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Why Holi Is the 'Festival of Colors'

On Friday, Google unveiled a festive Google Doodle in honor of Holi, a Hindu festival that marks the end of winter. Also known as the “festival of …

India

Before Black Panther there was Abar, The First Black Superman

With the critical and commercial success of <i>Black Panther</i>, the word "unprecedented" has become ubiquitous in recent pop culture discourse. True, …

The Golden State Warriors’ 70-Year-Old Truth-Teller

OAKLAND, Calif. — Out on the hardwood, toward a far corner of the gym, crouches a 70-year-old man, thin and bespectacled, with a crook in his back, a hitch in his step and braces on his wrists to protect them from bullet passes. He is drilling a quartet of Golden State Warriors, each young enough …

Basketball

The 'Genome Hacker' Who Mapped a 13-Million-Person Family Tree

Huge crowdsourced genealogy databases are inspiring new genetics research.<p>Yaniv Erlich has been a white-hat hacker and a geneticist at Columbia University, and now he works for a genealogy company.<p>This unusual career trajectory has led, most recently, to a 13-million-person family tree unveiled …

Genealogy

Not the end of The World: the return of Dubai's ultimate folly

Underwater bedrooms, ‘Lohan Island’ and snow all year round – a decade after it was scuppered by the financial crash, the fantasy archipelago of 300 artificial ‘countries’ is back in business. Has anybody learned anything?<p>I had the whole of Palestine to myself that day. It was only a short swim …

Skyscrapers

Bitcoin, move over. There’s a new cryptocurrency in town: The petro.

The newest cryptocurrency is the invention of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. The “petro,” as the cryptocurrency is known, was launched this week as a very creative Hail Mary by a struggling autocrat.<p>The website for the cryptocurrency claims that in its first issue, opened for trading on Feb. …

Venezuela

Inside a Broken Police Department in Flint, Michigan

The street lights are out. The porch lights are off. The empty houses and vacant lots are illuminated by headlamps and siren strobes and police-cruiser searchlights, flashes of color amid myriad shades of gray. The murder victims are both black and white, as are the perps, in handcuffs, and the …

Flint

Monica Lewinsky: Emerging from “the House of Gaslight” in the Age of #MeToo

On the 20th anniversary of the Starr investigation, which introduced her to the world, the author reflects on the changing nature of trauma, the de-evolution of the media, and the extraordinary hope now provided by the #MeToo movement.<p><i>How do I know him? Where have I seen him?</i> The Man in the Hat …

Me Too movement

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

New Zealand

Rise and Fall of the Mighty Minoans

Perhaps the inspiration for Atlantis, Minoan civilization born on the island of Crete spread throughout the Mediterranean before it mysteriously collapsed.<p>In the epic poem <i>The</i> <i>Odyssey,</i>the Greek poet Homer praised an island that lies “out in the wine-dark sea . . . a rich and lovely sea-girt land, …

The space race goes private

SpaceX made headlines last week for launching the world's most powerful rocket — as a private company, not a superpower government. But the private …

Space Travel

Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook—and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His …

Social Media

How Do You Become a Great Salesperson? (Most People Forget to Do This 1 Thing) | Inc.com

Dale Carnegie framed it best: to become a great salesperson, you have to remember that people want to do business with people they like and respect. At the end of the day, while you may be selling to a customer, what you're really doing is looking to earn their trust. As Carnegie said, it's about …

Selling

For Native Americans, a ‘Historic Moment’ on the Path to Power at the Ballot Box

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah — In this county of desert and sagebrush, Wilfred Jones has spent a lifetime angered by what his people are missing. Running water, for one. Electricity, for another. But worst of all, in his view, is that the Navajo people here lack adequate political representation.<p>So Mr. …

Native Americans

The Real Future of Work

Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it.<p><b>In 2013, Diana Borland and 129 of her colleagues</b> filed into an auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Borland had worked there for the past 13 years as a …

The Workplace

Subway's 'mystery meat' and 'mushy and rotten vegetables' destroyed the 'Eat Fresh' advantage it spent years building

Subway has fallen behind on food industry trends — and it could be killing the chain.<p>The sandwich chain's US store count dropped by more than 900 in 2017, almost three times as many locations as closed the year before. National sales declined across the US in 2017, people with knowledge of the …

Customers

Why You Should Not Set Goals For 2018, And Do This Instead | Inc.com

As 2017 ends, you start setting your goals for 2018. Your goals are typically set as outcomes, such as "lose 50 pounds," "make $100,000 in paid speeches," "save $25,000," and the like. And it makes sense because, after all, you care more about losing 50 pounds than about working out every day. You …

Motivation

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

Ask Yourself These Seven Questions Before Setting 2018 Goals

The end of December is a great time to step back to reflect on the year before the frenzy of a new year starts again. One of the activities I cherish the most (and recommend to my executive coaching clients) is to do a personal year-end review.<p>Doing a personal review is critical before you set new …

Happiness

12 Financial Goals For Each Month Of 2018

Implementing new financial practices at the beginning of the year is a great idea in theory. In practice, trying to overhaul your finances all at once might be too much. You don’t want to attack your finances with vigor on January 1 and then wear yourself out by January 10. Instead, you want to …

Personal Finance

Charles and Ray Eames: The couple who shaped the way we live

Charles and Ray Eames were two of the most influential designers of the 20th Century. William Cook looks at how the pair worked together to create designs that still inspire today.<p>Charles and Ray Eames are most famous for their iconic chairs, which transformed our idea of modern furniture, but this …

Design

Inside Latin Pop's 2017 Takeover

Artists and industry experts on how pop's paradigm shifted – and what it means for 2018 and beyond<p>In September of 2016, a young Venezuelan singer …

The Pessimist’s Guide to 2018

Methodology<p>This report was compiled from interviews, data and research.<p>Nightberg, a global macro consultancy based in New York, evaluated the …

North Korea
Social Media

Super Bowl Recipe: 5 Ingredient Buffalo Blue Cheese Pull Apart Bread - Great Ideas : People.com

There’s something about pulling on a string of melty cheese that just, well, pulls on our heart strings.<p>It’s like that first bite of a piping hot …

Chase ATMs Will Now Let You Withdraw Cash With a Phone

Payment by cell phone and contactless payment have become all the rage with Apple Pay and Android Pay bringing payment to you with the touch of your …

Identity Theft