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Nobody Knows What Lies Beneath New York City

Before a single raindrop fell, Alan Leidner knew the waters could rise and throw the city into darkness. On this point, the maps were as clear as a …

How Glossier Hacked Social Media to Build A Cult-Like Following

Former blogger Emily Weiss had a hunch: If she could translate women's real needs into products, she could build a beauty company unlike any other.<p>This story appears in the September 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking<i>, a new book</i> …

Beauty

Why are people still racist? What science says about America’s race problem.

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>William Wan<p>, Reporter<p>Torch-bearing white supremacists shouting racist and anti-Semitic slogans. Protesters and counter protesters colliding with violence and chaos. A car driven by a known Nazi sympathizer mowing down a crowd of activists.<p>Many Americans responded to this …

Rights & Freedoms

How Spotify Playlists Create Hits

Last month, Spotify reported that it has 60 million subscribers – a 100 percent jump from last year (its closest competitor, Apple Music, has 27 …

Trump dumps Bannon, who returns to conservative website

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who went from Donald Trump's victorious campaign to a top White House post, has been pushed out by the president, capping a turbulent seven months that witnessed the departure of much of Trump's original senior staff.<p>A …

What Doctors Want You To Know Before Trying Whole-Body Cryotherapy

Sometimes, all you need is an old-school ice pack.<p>In May, Golden State Warrior and reigning NBA champ Steph Curry stripped down to his birthday suit, …

Biologists Just Discovered an Underwater Octopus City And They're Calling It Octlantis

I, for one, welcome our cephalopod overlords.<p>Scientists have discovered a small octopus city – dubbed Octlantis – a find that suggests members of the …

Strangers know your social class in the first seven words you say, study finds

What we wear and buy are status symbols we can purchase to show off our economic success in the workplace. But a new study shows that there are …

Psychology

Down the Breitbart Hole

The editor in chief of Breitbart News is a 31-year-old craft beer enthusiast from Los Angeles named Alexander Marlow. Probably starting about here, the official style guide of The New York Times Magazine would have me refer to him as ‘‘Marlow,’’ but this is a story about storytelling — about the …

The Story Behind the Greatest Eclipse Video of All Time

A group of astronomers diverted a flight to get a better view of the moon’s shadow.<p>With over 2,300,000 views on YouTube alone, the video below, of a …

Inside the Internet's Obsession with "Slime"

Strange, soothing—whatever you call it, millions of young women all over the world have been watching it, making it, and raking in money from it this year.<p>The pastel pink mass swelled and receded on my screen. Disembodied fingers poked and prodded it, resulting in loud pops and smacks. I watched as …

A lot of our ideas about bilingual children are total myths

“What’s that music?” my three-year-old asked as we listened to a song in a foreign language last December.<p>Could my toddler be showing an interest in her Russian heritage? Maybe this would be a chance to tell her about the revered winter holidays of my childhood in St. Petersburg, Russia—calling up …

Language Learning

Women of Sex Tech, Unite

For Janet Lieberman, making sex toys started as a bit of a joke. In 2013, she was living in Brooklyn and getting ready to leave MakerBot, where she worked as an engineer. When people asked her what she planned to do next, she’d say she wanted to start a sex toy company.<p>But she noticed that women …

Entrepreneurship

The Loud, Obnoxious, 3,500-Year History of Sonic Warfare

It’s just getting started. "Frequency-based warfare will become more widespread due to its capacity to be covert and controlled from distance," one …

In the future, your body won’t be buried... you’ll dissolve

The Resomator stands monolithic in the corner of a room in the bowels of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). It's as sterile as a …

What 'Game Of Thrones' Gets Right And Wrong About Eunuchs And Masculinity

A lot of misconceptions about eunuchs have proliferated since the premiere <i>Game of Thrones</i> in 2011. A look back at the history of eunuchs allows us to explore what they really were, how they were castrated and the ways in which we define masculinity in pop culture.<p>As I have written about before, I …

Karl Ove Knausgaard: what makes life worth living?

Apples, plastic bags, teeth – the bestselling Norwegian author brings his forensic attention to everyday objects to explain the world in a letter to his unborn baby<p>August 28. Now, as I write this, you know nothing about anything, about what awaits you, the kind of world you will be born into. And I …

Trudeau: Canada could stop dealing with Boeing over dispute

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday his government could stop doing business with Boeing if the U.S. company doesn't drop a …

Canada

WATCH: Lupul comments may be strong but likely won’t change a thing

<b>PLAYERS:</b> Joffrey Lupul <b><br>TEAMS:</b> Toronto Maple Leafs<p>MORE FROM YARDBARKER

A star is born

After his run at the Rogers Cup, Denis Shapovalov has become a household name in Canada. But he has his sights set on bigger games ahead, Rachel Brady writes<p>In a few hours, Denis Shapovalov will head to the airport for his flight to New York for the U.S Open. But at the moment, he's strolling into …

Toronto Maple Leafs: The Joffrey Lupul Situation as Is

This past Sunday, ‘injured’ forward Joffrey Lupul made his feelings towards the Toronto Maple Leafs abundantly, and publicly, known.<p>Upset with his …

Canadian Hockey

What to do if you downloaded the malware-infected CCleaner app

All you wanted was a faster computer. You thought that by downloading CCleaner, a popular and free app for optimizing PC performance, you'd sweep out …

Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy fears hit Mattel and Hasbro

Christmas is still more than three months away. But it looks like investors in several toy makers may be left with lumps of coal in their stockings thanks to concerns that one of their biggest customers could be in trouble.<p>Shares of industry leaders Hasbro and Mattel as well as smaller toy company …

Box Office

The Latest: Ivanka Trump pursues her own agenda at UN

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):<p>10:50 p.m.<p>Ivanka Trump is meeting with foreign officials as the United Nations …

Donald Trump

ANALYSIS: Expect a healthy dose of flattery during Donald Trump’s UN debut

There’s a new layer of complexity at this year’s United Nations General Assembly and its name is Donald Trump.<p>Amidst simultaneous global crises, …

Would Trump really let NAFTA die over a dispute process he likely can’t explain in a tweet?

OTTAWA — As NAFTA negotiations unfold over the course of several months, the trade deal’s much-discussed Chapter 19 will be used for negotiating …

Some Flat-Earthers say Monday’s solar eclipse just proved the world isn’t round

As the moon briefly blacked out the sun on Monday in a swath across the U.S., a rambunctious sect of conspiracy theorists on the internet pointed to …

Flat Earth Society

What’s New in the iPhone X

Better Late Than Never<p>While Apple invented the modern smartphone, it has since mostly played catch-up with competitors. A few times it got there …

Is America Finally Ready for the Bidet?

You can make the case for bidets in a few different ways.<p>First, there's the ecological argument: As in, if Americans use bidets instead of all that …