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How Much Money Do You Need to Be Wealthy in America?

Many Americans cite leading a stress-free life and having “peace of mind” as their personal definition of wealth. That doesn’t sound too …

Online or in Politics, ‘Backlash’ Is as Predictable as Weather

Is it possible that anger qualifies, at this point, as a national pastime? It roils our cultural dialogue, poisons social media and — as is frequently, and somewhat helplessly, observed — it curdles much of our politics into a zero-sum game of tribal loathing. It is the predictable response to …

Don’t Try to Hone In On a Copy Editor

Our tweeting readers have homed in on what they characterize as a flagrant misuse in this week’s Comment. Steve Coll writes, about the evolution of the two big Party Conventions, that although the procedure by which the Republicans and the Democrats nominate their candidates for President changed, …

What to Do When Laptops and Silence Take Over Your Cafe?

Kyle Glanville should have been thrilled. All 70 of the outdoor seats at Go Get Em Tiger were taken, only three days after he and his partner opened the cafe in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.<p>He was not. “Everybody was at a laptop wearing headphones,” Mr. Glanville said. He strode …

Ghost People: Consumers Sunk Into Smartphones Are Not Where You Think

The ironic thing about the nearly pinpoint accuracy with which we can locate people as they use their mobile devices is that their physical …

Advertising

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why | Inc.com

Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep disconnect people feel between themselves and their jobs, and …

Study Skills

Hormel Finds a New Recipe for Success

<b>By Ken Otterbourg</b><p>Photograph by Ackerman + Gruber for Fortune Magazine<p>June 8, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>The maker of Spam is booming—and learning to love …

Why I Can’t Quit You, Hoops

All the girls in the Harlem tenement building I grew up in wore a pair. My older sister and I had rail-thin large ones. Sometimes I would take them off and wear them as bracelets. We slept in them, our hoop earrings.<p>I fell in love with hoops after seeing the fly ladies, like Lauryn Hill and Mary J. …

Why WeWork Thinks It's Worth $20 Billion

<b>In the future</b>, you’re going to <i>love</i> going to the office. Everything you need to do your job effectively will present itself without effort. You won’t …

5 Industries Millennials Are 'Killing' (And Why)

Napkins. K-Mart. Even, horror of horrors, fabric softener.<p>These items are just a small selection of what news outlets have accused Millennials of “killing.”<p>At this point, it’s so overdone it’s become its own meme. One tweet, mockingly calling Millennials a “generation of murderers,” listed 14 …

Demographics

During the Holiday Season, Home Is Where The Games Are

Tucked away in my mother's house, somewhere in the room that used to be mine, is a Nintendo GameCube that's not mine. My own GameCube is …

Retrogaming

The Suburban Maximalists Making Viral Christmas Displays

Matt Johnson. Ryan Kasper-Cook. Tom BetGeorge. These three kings deal not in frankincense and myrrh but in dubstep and mirth. They’re the vanguard …

San Francisco

Selfie Factories: The Rise of the Made-for-Instagram Museum

When the Museum of Ice Cream opened in New York in 2016, it was more a temporary curiosity than a rival to, say, the Whitney Museum of American Art, …

Car subscriptions: Ford, Volvo, Porsche, and Cadillac offer lease alternative

A curious trend has taken hold of the automotive community. Until recently, your only options with vehicle ownership were to purchase the car …

The Instant Pot is now an entire economy and religion.

This year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday might as well as been the start of recruiting season for the world’s newest, tastiest cult. The Instant Pot …

This Startup Is Rebranding Penis Pills And Hair Loss Treatments For Millennials

*Eggplant emoji*<p>The first time I saw the website for Hims, a new men’s wellness startup, I thought it was elaborate satire.<p>The page had all the telltale signs of a millennial-focused women’s beauty brand: a gauzy-peach color palette, contemporary type, a clever name, copy about looking your best …

How Two Suitcase Designers Are Cramming More Into Your Carry-On

Away founders Steph Korey and Jen Rubio understand your packing anxiety, which is why their new suitcase is a 2017 Innovation By Design Awards honoree.<p><i>Away’s Bigger Carry-On is an honoree in the 2017 Innovation By Design Awards,</i> Fast Company<i>‘s annual celebration of the best ideas in design. See the</i> …

This Furniture Startup Wants You To Meet The Craftsman Who Made Your Sofa

An ex-Birchbox executive is looking to bring radical transparency to furniture buying, and it’s about time.<p>This year, my husband and I decided to finally shed the beat-up Ikea furniture we had acquired in our twenties. We’d just bought a house and it seemed like the right time to start investing in …

Everlane’s First-Ever Physical Store Takes “Radical Transparency” Literally

The clothing retailer joins a growing list of online-only brands that are seeing the value in bricks and mortar.<p>Back in 2012, when Everlane was just a year old, founder Michael Preysman made a grand pronouncement to the <i>New York Times</i>: “We are going to shut the company down before we go to physical …

What I Learned Helping Blue Apron Grow 25X in 3.5 Years

Being at an early-stage startup is a bit like being in grade school — but in this version, you have to skip a grade every 6 months <i>and</i> still get all …

Starbucks Closes Online Store to Focus on In-Person Experience

As customers increasingly shift their retail shopping toward e-commerce, Starbucks is bucking the trend: It shuttered its online store on Sunday.<p>The company posted a notice in late August on its online store notifying shoppers that the site would soon close. The digital store stocked items like …

Putting a Designer’s Polish on Ikea Products

When the designer Alsun Keogh began renovating a SoHo loft for a young bachelor last fall, she took him through Manhattan’s temples of kitchen design, including the showrooms of Boffi, Poggenpohl and Bulthaup.<p>They admired the silky glide of drawers; they caressed counters and studied every minute …

Can a $300 Cooler Unite America?

In a country where we can’t seem to agree on anything, one opinion has lately reached a broad consensus across diverse groups of people: Yeti is pretty awesome.<p>Miranda Lambert loves her Yeti. Jason Momoa, the beefy actor from “Game of Thrones,” considers his Yeti essential technology. The hit …

You Can’t Join This Exclusive Club Until You’ve Been to 100 Countries (Video)

A globe-spanning Instagram feed may be considered the benchmark for being well traveled in 2017, but for the ultimate travel bragging rights, there’s …

Travel

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Why ‘strategy’ does not exist. And everything is strategic

Ever committed to complicating things, Ad- and Marketingland have long liked to distinguish between a process called ‘strategy’ and a thing called …