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Tesla’s New NYC Store Makes Room For Energy Products, Too

Elon Musk’s electric car company—which ended door-to-door sales of solar panels in April—has been quietly updating hundreds of showrooms.<p>Tesla is opening a new storefront in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood tomorrow that showcases not only vehicles, but also solar panels and energy-storing …

Clean Energy

Nutter Butter and Chips Ahoy cereals are now a thing

Stop what you’re doing, go to your cereal shelf, and dump every single box of granola, muesli, and chia-hemp-barley flakes directly in the trash, because you can’t recycle that stuff and you’re going to need the space. <b>Post just announced that, this holiday season, it’s giving the world the greatest</b> …

Dessert

With a dramatic flair, Shervin Pishevar resigns from Sherpa Capital amid allegations

Shervin Pishevar, the tech investor who has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and misconduct, just resigned from Sherpa Capital, the venture capital firm he cofounded and had worked for as managing director. He has denied the allegations, and last month he filed a lawsuit against …

Venture Capital

Apple TV and Chromecast suddenly appear on Amazon’s website

Amazon is preparing to sell the Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast again, two years after yanking both streaming devices from its website. Listings for various Apple TV and Chromecast models have appeared on Amazon.com, and an Amazon spokeswoman confirmed to CNet that it’s now “assorting” the …

Amazon

This doll gives new parents the gift of sleep

When the Lulla doll hit the market in 2016, it sold out within two weeks of its release, prompting Ebay bidding wars the drove up the price of the $69 doll to $665. These bidders were likely exhausted new parents, who would do anything to get a few more hours of shut-eye.<p>That’s because the Lulla is …

Babies

Cute present alert! A stuffed toy that transforms into a hoodie for toddlers

Does your kid really need a $59 stuffed panda or tiger that miraculously transforms into a hoodie? Technically, no. But I guarantee it’s going to be a hit on Christmas morning. A new startup, Cubcoats, has just released a collection of eight adorable animals—from Kali the Kitty to Pimm the …

Kids

Most Americans know sexual harassment is a problem but don’t expect bosses to fix it

Despite the outpouring of workplace sexual harassment and assault allegations that continue to dominate headlines, <b>only 49% of Americans believe male business leaders need to speak out and set better examples</b>, according to a nationally representative survey this month of over 2,000 U.S. working …

Gender

HuffPost editor steps down to launch a New York-centric nonprofit news project

Jim Rich, who was most recently the executive editor at <i>HuffPost</i> and before that the editor-in-chief of the <i>New York Daily News</i>, has announced he is stepping down from his post. According to a tweet, <b>he is planning to launch his own “not-for-profit news site that will cover the city and state in the</b> …

Journalism

A Simple Checklist To Help You Not Get Hacked

There are a lot of in-depth guides to staying safe online. Citizen Lab and a group of security gurus built an interactive tool to keep things simpler.<p>While many people are pretty vigilant about their personal security, be it financial, physical, mental, or otherwise, most of us internet users are …

Bruce Schneier

The Problem With Morgan Spurlock’s #MeToo Mea Culpa

The documentarian released a long statement about his past sexual behaviors, and there are several things about it that just don’t sit right.<p>Last week, John Oliver offered a riveting, uncomfortable example of how to confront other men about their past behavior toward women. Now, Morgan Spurlock has …

Documentaries

Here Are 5 Ways The Disney-Fox Merger Changes The Game

It’s not just about Netflix. Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets will reshuffle the power dynamics of the entire entertainment business.<p>After Disney’s $52 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox—or most of it, anyway—there are so many pieces to unpack, it’s hard to know where to begin. …

Bob Iger

By 2018, Every Bus In This Chinese Megacity Will Be Electric

Shenzhen’s 16,000 busses will be fully replaced by electric busses by the end of the year.<p>Until recently, most of the thousands of buses on roads in the Chinese megacity of Shenzhen ran on diesel. But in 2011, long before many other cities around the world, Shenzhen rolled out its first pilot of …

Shenzhen

The FCC just voted to undo net neutrality—so what happens now?

Despite predictions, there was some surprise at the FCC today when the hearing room was briefly evacuated due to a threat. But from a policy perspective, there was no surprise. The Republican-majority FCC voted to undo the net neutrality regulations put in place by the previous Democrat-majority …

Net Neutrality

Now That The FCC Has Scrapped Net Neutrality, Get Ready For The Legal Battles

With a vote to scrap the FCC’s net neutrality regulations all but certain, activists are gearing up for lawsuits that could stretch to 2019.<p>Despite protests online and in the streets, as well as appeals from Congress (including one Republican ), the FCC voted three-to-two this morning for …

Net Neutrality

Ivanka Trump is ending a roller-coaster year with a new Trump Tower store

In a new sign that the Trumps are perfectly comfortable mixing public service with private gain, Ivanka Trump just opened a brick-and-mortar store in the lobby of Trump Tower.<p>It’s Ivanka’s second attempt at launching a physical store. In 2007, she opened a store for her fine jewelry brand, but it …

Donald Trump

This List Ranks 1,000 Companies Based On Their Corporate Behavior

Because the rankings–based on surveys of what people want in companies–give weight to living wages, equal pay, and environmental policies, tech companies come out far on top.<p>Big tech has been accused of doing some shoddy things this year, including enabling Russian interference in a presidential …

West Elm

Blake Farenthold, scandal-plagued Texas congressman, will not seek reelection

Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold has decided to not run for another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. The news comes in the wake of allegations that the congressman ran his office like “a frat house,” per the <i>New York Times,</i> and frequently bullied and harassed his staff, including making …

Blake Farenthold

How Consumer Movements Have Been Galvanized In The Trump Era

In the second part of its “The Business of Change” series, Capital & Main looks at how consumer protests are affecting corporate branding strategies.<p>Capital & Main <i>is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues.</i><p>Consumer movements have been …

Glenn Beck

This Is What It’s Like To Be The Only Person Of Color At Work

It can feel like a lonely experience, but there are some strategies to make it easier.<p>It is 8:55 a.m. on a Monday morning. I walk by the office of a coworker who always seems to “know” what is going on in the office. She steadily checks her clock before greeting me as I walk to my office. I put my …

Diversity

Brandless, the $3 grocer, gets cash from Steph Curry, Randi Zuckerberg, and others

In July of this year, Brandless launched with a new online grocery concept. It would make and sell non-perishable grocery items, but charge $3 for everything on the site. Every item would also be organic, fair trade, and non-GMO. The idea was to take thinking out of the shopping process and also …

Steph Curry

Snap Is Now Letting Users Make Their Own Filters

Cue endless rainbow vomit.<p>Who will make the next dancing hotdog? Maybe you. That’s the hope of Snap, which for the first time in the company’s history, will allow anyone with a computer and a little spare time to make its addictive Lenses–those 3D, augmented reality figures that can show up in your …

Snap Inc.

What To Say When You’re Asked “What Is Your Current Salary?”

Here are a few strategic ways to dodge (or kind of answer) the question without sounding shady or defensive.<p>You’ve finally decided to take the leap and apply for that job that you <i>really</i> want. You made it through the interview stage, and so far you and the hiring manager are hitting it off. They …

Employment

Here’s What Viewers Voted As YouTube’s Most Iconic Ads Of 2017

Advertising has no shortage of industry awards, but considering we’re all just as—or more—likely to see a good commercial on YouTube as on TV, the annual collaboration between YouTube and The Webby Awards may be the most egalitarian of them all. The public chooses six winners from 30 nominees …

Advertising

Ask This Interview Question To Hire A More Inclusive Workforce

If you wait until the onboarding process to start talking about diversity and inclusion, it may already be too late.<p>Before making a job offer to any candidate, I always ask them one question. It’s simple yet wide-ranging, and in my experience it’s the key to building an inclusive, open-minded …

Leadership

What happens to Fox News after the Disney-Fox merger?

As you probably heard, the Walt Disney Company is sprinkling $52 billion worth of pixie dust on 21st Century Fox in an acquisition that will include the company’s film and TV studios, cable entertainment networks, and overseas TV businesses. The all-stock transaction was announced today and, as …

Bob Iger

This Celebrated Arts & Crafts House Is Getting An Ingenious Refresh

The unusual process turns architectural conservation into a living exhibition.<p>Architectural preservation is meticulous and complicated work. Teams of expert historians, builders, and designers assemble to carefully figure out how to retain the building’s most important elements, how to repair …

Design

2017’s Best And Worst Moments In Leadership

From Mark Zuckerberg ducking the Russian hacking hearing to Maxine Waters “reclaiming her time,” here are some of the best and worst moments in leadership.<p>On the heels of a roller-coaster 2016, we’ve discovered just how far from “normal” current events can be. We’ve learned how vulnerable even the …

Maxine Waters

This Radical Parking Garage Solves Three Of Cities’ Biggest Problems

A futuristic concept addresses three of today’s very real needs: more parking, more open space, and better flood mitigation.<p>As cities become more crowded, there’s less room for open public spaces. There are more cars, with less space for parking. And with storms intensifying due to climate change, …

Cities

This AI Marketplace Matches You With A Job, Even If You’re Rejected

Stella.ai aims to create a massive marketplace for companies and jobseekers that will ensure more people get hired.<p>It’s challenging on both sides of the table: for job hunters and hiring managers. This year, we’ve seen a spate of startups tackle the pain points from writing resumes to landing …

Employment

So, the moon might soon have ads…

No joke. A Japanese spaceflight company called Ispace has said it plans to help fund future missions to the moon by selling advertising to brands who wouldn’t mind seeing an astronaut plant a flag with their logo or products on the moon’s surface, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. <b>Ispace hopes to land a manned</b> …

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