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Palo Alto mayor: Tech firms are 'choking' the city

In a tech-centric city built on the backs of Google, Facebook and its own feeder program in Stanford University, Palo Alto’s mayor isn’t making many friends. For decades, Palo Alto has played host to some of the brightest minds on the planet while they toiled away on keyboards creating the next big …

Lyft says self-driving cars won't replace drivers' jobs, but they might make carpooling awkward

That could be the future of ride-hailing and carpooling, but that's a future Lyft is still a bit unsure about.<p>"When [self-driving car technology] becomes available and more widely adopted, I think that'll work for Lyft Line and I think that'll work for Lyft," Rob Farmer, a Lyft product manager, …

Lyft

School slut-shames teacher: Forced to resign after student leaks private photos off her phone

Leigh Anne Arthur might not have any legal recourse—and the student who stole nude photos hasn’t been punished yet<p>Union County, South Carolina mechatronics teacher Leigh Anne Arthur is out of a job after a student accessed her phone while she was in the hallway for five minutes, took photos of …

Intellectual Property

Net-a-Porter Hosts a Pre-Oscars Lunch in Los Angeles

South Korean Nut Rage Incident Leads to Harsher Aviation Laws

South Korea toughened its aviation security law in the aftermath of the notorious nut rage incident involving a top airline executive.<p>The transport …

South Korea

This 16-minute sci-fi short is the best movie of the year

After a trailer hit the web with more distinct and honorable praise than is typically found with Sundance sensations, the film became one of the must-see titles of SXSW, and then it arrived online in late March for all to see and believe the hype. Nobody seemed to be disappointed with it, certainly …

Science Fiction

Declassified: Here’s where the U.S. planned to nuke if a war with the Soviets broke out

[np_storybar title=”” link=””]<p>WASHINGTON — Target category No. 275 from the nuclear target list for 1959 may be the most chilling. It is called …

Have Cookies for Breakfast: Sarabeth's Morning Cookie Recipe

It's officially cookie season, so this month we're pulling out all of our favorite cookie recipes. First up is one from legendary New York City-based bake shop and brunch stop Sarabeth's: A breakfast cookie. Cookies for breakfast? There's nothing better with coffee and cream or Earl Grey tea.<p>Among …

Dessert

Daniel Radcliffe says he was 'not wanking' on set of 'Harry Potter'

Today in unfortunate celebrity Google alerts: Daniel Radcliffe has clarified comments he made previously about masturbation.<p>Last month, in an …

The State Department Travel Alert Doesn't Mean You Should Stay Home

The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Monday, cautioning of "increased terrorist threats" across the globe just as travel heats up for the holiday season. The alert will be in effect until Feb. 24, 2016.<p>What does this <i>really</i> mean for your upcoming trip, and should you still get on a …

U.S. Dept. of State

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Kim Kardashian Has Email Chains About 'Push Presents'

Oh, Kim K. Where would the world be without you? (It probably wouldn't be that much different, but this is a nice question to ask). The world would certainly contour less, strobe less, and slick back hair less. The world would probably also be significantly bored without envy-stalking your …

E-Mail

Stephen Colbert: Lord of the Rings spider discussed on Late Show

Stephen Colbert’s love of <i>Lord of the Rings</i> is well documented, so it should come as no surprise that the <i>Late Show</i> host had some issues with the …

Home, on demand

<i>This story is part of</i> Crossings, <i>a series chronicling the global refugee and migrant experience. Follow the series and add your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #GlobeCrossings.</i><p>There can be few items in the world more poorly designed for the purpose it serves than the standard …

Google Doodle honors '40s actress Hedy Lamarr, who helped make Wi-Fi a thing

Hedy Lamarr was unquestionably one of the biggest movie stars of the 1930s and '40s. Her beauty was legendary, but in the 21st century, Lamarr's …

'Don't Be Mad At Me For Being A Picky Eater'

These days there are so many groups of eaters to please -- the gluten-free, the vegans, the vegetarians, and so many more. But there's an underrepresented group that has been tormented for too long, and we're here to help: It's the plight of the picky-eating adult.<p>For selective eaters at every …

Filmmaking

Jared Leto’s description of playing The Joker is horrifying

The picture painted by numerous co-stars is one of an actor so dedicated to the performance that he never broke character. Now we have the first word from the man himself about what it was like playing the clown prince of crime and the picture he paints is twisted and weird.<p>Speaking with Empire …

Comic Books

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology

Man Jailed For Unpaid Traffic Ticket Suffers 'Excruciating' Death In Cell: Lawsuit

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player<p>The family of David Stojcevski, a 32-year-old man from Roseville, Michigan, who died in the Macomb County Jail last June after being arrested for failing to pay a $772 traffic ticket, has filed suit against the county for his wrongful …

Medicine

Buffalo Wild Wings ending ads after actor lied about Sept 11

NEW YORK (AP) — Buffalo Wild Wings will stop airing TV commercials featuring comedian Steve Rannazzisi, who said this week that he lied about being in the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 attacks.<p>"Upon careful review, we have decided to discontinue airing our current television commercials …

World Trade Center

Salma Hayek's Advice For Women Is Basically All You'll Ever Need

You asked, Salma answered. Ladies, listen up.<p><i>She's an Academy Award-nominated actress, producer of</i> The Prophet<i>, and basically gives the best damn life advice to ever exist. We sat down with the woman who ~does it all~ and asked her to answer your burning questions.</i><p>Making mistakes. I think that they …

Salma Hayek

How Long Do All Your Favorite Foods Last After They're Opened?

<i>By: Lee Breslouer</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>After you've opened a jar of pasta sauce and put in the fridge, it's good basically forever, right? Sorry, Andre 3000, it's not good forever, or even forever ever. Because we're often confused about how long our favorite packaged food, …