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Email sign-offs, ranked

Well, you've done it. You've written the email that will land you the job, get you the big meeting, or convince your landlord to finally replace your …

10 Super-Common Fitness Myths—Busted

True or false? When it comes to fitness there’s a lot of misinformation out there. (Looking at you, guy in the gym who wants to share <i>all the advice.)</i> …

Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced | GQ

He's been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL—all because he took a knee to protest police brutality. But Colin Kaepernick's determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson—athletes who risked everything to make a difference.<p><b>In 2013,</b> Colin …

Black History

After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study.<p>After poring through a mountain-load of data, obtained from in-person interviews, questionnaires, medical …

Happiness

This Photo Series Captures Women Before, During And After Orgasm

Here’s a photo series that’s <i>anything</i> but anticlimactic.<p>To break down taboos about female sexuality ― and celebrate the glory of the orgasm ― photographer Marcos Alberti teamed up with sex toy company Smile Makers for a <i>very</i> bold project: The esteemed photog captured women at four different stages of …

Asia

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

Discovering Manhood in Soapy Bubbles

It wasn’t until I started doing dishes that I realized men in my family don’t do dishes.<p>At parties, I rarely saw Martins men helping out in the kitchen. Instead, our grandmothers, aunts and female cousins (all Portuguese and Argentine immigrants) would cook and serve the meal, and afterward the men …

Google Play

The Lonely Road Back From a Very Public Injury

MANCHESTER, England — From the other side of the wall, the muffled sounds of halftime drifted through to Ilkay Gundogan. He could hear the skitter of studs on the floor, the murmuring voices of his Manchester City teammates exchanging notes, and then his manager, Pep Guardiola, starting to …

Soccer

Undercover With the Alt-Right

Last September, Patrik Hermansson, a 25-year-old graduate student from Sweden, went undercover in the world of the extreme right. Posing as a student writing a thesis about the suppression of right-wing speech, he traveled from London to New York to Charlottesville, Va. — and into the heart of a …

Alt-Right

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

From Music to Movies to TV, Latinos Are Widely Underrepresented - And I'm Done With It

Following the 'Despacito' VMA snub, actor John Leguizamo pens a powerful essay on Latinos' absence from film, TV and media in general.<p>It was OK in …

Oscar de la Renta

Inside the black market where people pay thousands of dollars for Instagram verification

"I mean if <i>Mashable</i> wants to pay for it, I can get you a blue check over night," reads a recent Twitter direct message.<p>This is a guy who knows a guy, …

America's 'Confederate infrastructure:' Too big to hide, move or raze

Although a few communities are removing a few statues, the nation’s Confederate memorial infrastructure — estates, plantations, battlefields, graveyards, birthplaces, shrines and at least two huge obelisks — is too vast and diverse to be moved, hidden or destroyed.<p>The sites range from small, …

War

What to Blame for Your Stomach Bug? Not Always the Last Thing You Ate

It happens like a bolt out of the blue. One minute you’re fine, and the next you begin to sweat as crippling cramps move wavelike through your belly. You vomit or have diarrhea, or both, fearing you won’t live to see another day.<p>And then it goes away. You’re back to your old self, maybe after a day …

E.coli

Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism

When Americans think of Communism in Eastern Europe, they imagine travel restrictions, bleak landscapes of gray concrete, miserable men and women languishing in long lines to shop in empty markets and security services snooping on the private lives of citizens. While much of this was true, our …

University of Pennsylvania

David Hasselhoff and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 cast star in music video

When EW spoke with <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> director James Gunn last week, it’s fair to say he was not in the business of underselling the video …

The best things on the internet don't make any money

At some point, the internet became a get-rich-quick scheme.<p>There's a simple formula to it: Smart people with good ideas receive millions of dollars …

Internet

HBO knows what you're thinking while watching 'Game of Thrones' thanks to this company

People went "crazy" over the season seven premiere of HBO's <i>Game of Thrones.</i><p>Or so they say.<p><i>"</i>Crazy" accounted for 8.9 percent of all emotional …

University of Chicago

The Best and Worst New York Neighborhoods for Subway Service, Rat Control and 42 Other Joys of Urban Life

What do New Yorkers think of their city? These 44 maps represent their attitudes on a host of issues spanning city life.

Urban Design

You’re doing your weekend wrong

Just because you didn’t work last weekend doesn’t mean you had a good weekend.<p>White-collar workers are logging longer hours than a generation ago, and Americans excel at the losing game of competitive busyness. In this context, a weekend without email and spreadsheets might seem like a victory in …

Rise Above Your Awful Commute - WSJ

By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Delays and commuter complaints are mounting on many of the nation’s largest transit systems, including those in New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Boston. New York’s governor has declared this the …

Commuting

The Plot to Disrupt the NCAA with a Pay-for-Play HBCU Basketball League

The multibillion-dollar college sports industry exploits African-American athletes and has left historically black schools behind. Some people think there's a better way.<p>What if I told you there was a way to pay men's college basketball players a fairer portion of the hundreds of millions of …

College & University

Check Out These Jewels From Prodigy's Old Blog

Prodigy was a true rap legend, known for his classic tunes and his outsized personality, the latter of which sometimes led to conflict. But his …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Boost Your Workouts With Caffeine, Even if You Chug Coffee Daily

Caffeine improves athletic performance. This is a truth almost universally acknowledged in exercise science.<p>But scientists, coaches and athletes also have thought that to gain any performance boost from taking caffeine before an event, an athlete had to abstain from the stuff for days or weeks …

Coffee

The Summer Anthem Everyone Was Obsessed With the Year You Were Born

Or the year your kid was born (you know you were really into Usher...).<p>Or the year your kid was born (you know you were really into Usher...).

Music Videos