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This Is How a Newspaper Dies

It’s with a spasm of profits.<p>For a preview of the newspaper industry’s coming death, turn your gaze to Colorado, where the withering and emaciated <i>Denver Post</i> finds itself rolling in profits.<p>The <i>Post’s</i> controlling owner, “vulture capitalist” Randall Smith, has become journalism’s No. 1 villain for …

Journalism

Trump Official Blames Obama for His $1 Million Office Redesign

This is all Barack’s fault, you see.<p>Since the Trump administration moved in last year, there’s been an unspoken competition among Cabinet officials to spend as much taxpayer money as possible in the most questionable of ways. A favorite among the group, of course, has been refusing to come within …

Donald Trump

The advertising industry needs to balance out its programmatic transparency quest

<b>The Drum’s digital editor Ronan Shields reflects on some of the key talking points of The Drum’s Programmatic Punch, NYC,</b> <b>conference</b> <b>hosted earlier</b> …

Procter & Gamble

John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize …

Guns

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

Former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens on Tuesday called for the repeal of the Second Amendment, the constitutional right used to defend gun ownership.<p>In a <i>New York Times</i> op-ed, Stevens — a Gerald Ford appointee who emerged as a liberal voice on the court and who retired from the court in …

Guns

25 buzzwords that make smart people sound stupid

At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to help people deal with touchy subjects that were difficult to talk about. Before long, they morphed …

Truth Isn’t the Problem—We Are

Politics has warped facts since the days of Pericles, but our ‘post-truth’ era offers a destructive new twist: defying facts as a badge of tribal allegiance.<p>The term “post-truth” has been around for decades, but its big moment came in 2016, with the Brexit vote in the U.K. and the presidential …

Donald Trump

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Graphics

Google’s Chrome ad blocking arrives today and this is how it works

Google is enabling its built-in ad blocker for Chrome tomorrow (February 15th). Chrome’s ad filtering is designed to weed out some of the web’s most annoying ads, and push website owners to stop using them. Google is not planning to wipe out all ads from Chrome, but it will be blocking all ads on …

5 Reasons Why Demographic Targeting Is Out and Behavioral Targeting Is In for 2018

Between Generation X, millennials and Gen Y, marketers are getting pulled in every direction.<p>Take the millennial segment of 18- to 34-year-olds. At …

14 New Ways To Cook An Egg

Time for something different.

Amazing Color Photographs Capture Everyday Life in Southern California From Between the 1940s and 1960s

Charles Phoenix is a dude who has done a great service to mankind. He has traveled to countless thrift stores and estate sales rescuing abandoned …

The World's Tallest Man And Shortest Woman Hung Out At The Pyramids And The Pictures Are Pretty Amazing

Just two Guinness Record holders chilling together.<p>Kosen and Amge were invited to Cairo by Egypt's Tourism Promotion Board in an attempt to boost travel to Egypt's capital city.<p>Kosen's massive height is caused by pituitary gigantism, a condition where the body produces too much growth hormone.<p>Due …

TV shows

10 Storage-Tricky Foods Explained

Storing these 10 kitchen staples should be easy, but there are rules to follow to keep them tasting their best from Food Network.<p>Nuts<p>Store: In the …

19 Recipes Every Serious Mac 'N' Cheese Lover Needs To Try

Sweet dreams are made of cheese.

The 6 Biggest Mistakes You Make Cooking Chicken Breasts

The fear of undercooking chicken is what usually leads to dry and stringy breasts. Boost your confidence with these easy cooking and purchasing tips …

Local Ad Spending to Surpass $151 Billion in 2018

The firm reports that direct mail will account for the largest portion of local advertising in 2018, with $38.5 billion devoted to that purpose. …

How Often Do Consumers Intentionally Click Mobile Ads?

While there were some (31%) who said they sometimes click on a mobile ad, very few (10%) did so regularly.<p>This was the case for older consumers as …

McDonald's just posted the ultimate Black Friday Twitter fail

For big name brands like McDonald's, it's crucial to get your marketing and promotion spot on — especially on big holidays.<p>Mistakes do happen, though.<p>…

50 Box-Office Bombs That Are Actually Great

Movies are big business, so it makes sense that their performance at the box office often determines whether they're considered a "success" or "a …

Box Office

Pandora Is Pitching Brands Ad Targeting for Connected-Home Devices

As devices like Amazon Echo, Google Home and others grow in popularity, Pandora is rolling out granular ad targeting it hopes will create more …

Can't find a coupon code? This L.A. start-up does all the work for you

Ryan Hudson was trying to order pizza online for his two children when he was prompted to enter a coupon code at checkout.<p>Hudson knew better than to bother searching for a discount. His kids were hungry and he didn't have time to scan the internet for coupons that had either expired or didn't apply …

eCommerce

The advertising industry has been living a lie

Did you catch that bombshell story posted by BuzzFeed the other day about the super sophisticated online advertising fraud operation?<p>I noticed right away that it was remarkably similar to a piece I'd written for Adweek in 2013.<p>It's not that BuzzFeed plagiarized anything. In fact, their reporting …

Advertising

See Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen Play 'I Saw Her Standing There' at MSG

Rock legends perform 'Please Please Me' classic twice at third show of McCartney's eight-gig New York-area run<p>Paul McCartney welcomed surprise guests …

Music

One of Facebook's First Employees Explains Why Email Marketing Is Better Than Social Media Marketing

How you can take advantage when everyone else is focused on social.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Noah Kagan was the 30th employee at Facebook, so he knows a little about social media. But, he might surprise you, because he doesn't say Facebook is the best way to …

How to turn your YouTube channel into a gold mine

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

All Songs +1: A Conversation With Paul McCartney

You'd figure Paul McCartney, the most well-known songwriter on planet Earth, would, by now, have confidence in his ability to write a song. But as he tells us in this week's <i>All Songs</i> +1 podcast, "You never get it down. I don't know how to do this. You'd think I do, but it's not one of these things …

Music