Chris Walker

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The Gig Economy Won't Last Because It's Being Sued To Death

If Uber, Lyft, and others don’t stop relying on contract workers, business could crumble. Is it time for a new definition of employee?<p>When Vilma and Greta Zenelaj came across a Craigslist job ad that promised they could make as much as $22 an hour and get paid fast, it seemed like a good deal. The …

How Coca-Cola Used Clever Bottle Design To Outsell Competitors

Packaging design matters. It’s not just that people want to buy a sleek, cool package. It’s that factors such as the size and shape of a product can influence how much consumers want it, according to University of Chicago psychologist Sian Beilock.<p>“Subtle changes in the placement or packaging of …

Six David Carr Pieces to Remember Him By

Our editors collected some of Carr’s finest journalism.<p><i>The New York Times</i> media critic David Carr died on Thursday night, prompting a flood of remembrances from his colleagues, musicians, tech entrepreneurs, and a host of other well-deserved fans. As the world says goodbye to the rarest of …

Inside the Grateful Dead's Final Ride

Trey Anastasio on the band's historic reunion shows this summer<p>On January 5th, just after his band Phish ended a four-night run of shows in Miami, …

Rock Music

A Card Game Designed To Get Kids Off Their Butts

Ujinga, a new card game designed to help fight childhood obesity, requires kids to dance and jump around to win.<p>Childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in the past 30 years, no small thanks to increasing numbers of sedentary hours spent watching television or playing video games. Ujinga, a …

DNA Reveals How Darwin's Finches Evolved

A study finds that a gene that helps form human faces also shapes the beaks of the famously varied Galápagos finches.<p>Wide, slender, pointed, blunt: The many flavors of beak sported by the finches that flit about the remote Galápagos Islands were an important clue to Darwin that species might change …

Biology

The House That Jon Stewart Built

The comedian's style of left-wing humor ran low on targets, but his legacy will endure.<p>For most of his 15-year tenure helming <i>The Daily Show</i>, Jon Stewart had a rogues’ gallery worthy of the name: A buffoonish, chuckling George W. Bush, a sinister Dick Cheney whose hunting mishap Stewart never …

Glenn Beck

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …