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'Tinder for elites' app The League had an exclusive party in Montauk with helicopter rides and celebrities — here's what went down

Stanford graduate Amanda Bradford founded The League and raised $2.1 million to match up highly motivated and interesting single professionals.<p>On July 31, The League held a party out in Montauk, exclusively for its selective group of New York users. Actress Mischa Barton was among the party's …

Hamptons

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

Nature

6 Must-Have Back to School Apps

When you pen a story about school children and technology, this is typically the spot where the writer goes on about how kids used to walk uphill in …

What We Talk About When We Talk Trump

The only thing possibly more disconcerting than Donald Trump’s campaign has been our response to it.<p>Acres of pixels have been burned out by people …

Glengarry Glen Ross

How Hurricane Katrina Turned Pets Into People

After Katrina, animal rescuers saved thousands of New Orleans' cats and dogs — and in the process, elevated the status of pets in the eyes of the law.<p>It was late morning on Aug. 29, 2005, and William Morgan’s home was rapidly filling with water. Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in …

The Cop

Darren Wilson was not indicted for shooting Michael Brown. Many people question whether justice was done.<p>Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an eighteen-year-old African-American, in Ferguson, Missouri, has been living for several months on a nondescript …

The Story Behind New York Magazine’s Powerful Cosby Cover

New York mag’s photography director, Jody Quon, on the cover’s creation and hearing the women’s stories firsthand.<p>By now you’ve likely seen the cover of this week’s <i>New York</i> Magazine. Thirty-five of the 46 women who have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault appear on the cover, dressed in …

Two Nine-Year-Olds’ Magnificent Open Letter to Disney About Racial and Gender Stereotypes

“Like most people we love your attractions, but we found some problems with some of them and those problems are stereotypes.”<p>In the spring of 2015, a nine-year-old boy named Dexter went to Disneyland with his family and found himself deeply unsettled — not by a scary ride or the unpleasantness of …

CNN

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Jim Morrison

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Baking

Mindy Kaling's Guide to Killer Confidence

Mindy Kaling's secret? You have to earn that bulletproof feeling. In an excerpt from her new book, <i>Why Not Me?</i>, she explains.<p>One evening last year, I was onstage at a Q&A in Manhattan hosted by a magazine to discuss my life and career. This was one of those fancy events where ticket prices are high, …

You’re probably doing email introductions wrong

If you are introducing two people without using a double opt-in intro, you have a high likelihood of being a terrible person. Yup–I said it.<p><b>First, what’s a single opt-in intro?</b><p>Very simply, a single opt-in intro is where you are introduced to someone via email without them giving you a heads up …

Self-help

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Fact-Check: How True Is the Explosive N.W.A. Biopic?

The hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton, about the rap group N.W.A., hits theaters Friday, and contains plenty of larger-than-life moments. Here, …

Rap & Hip-Hop
Government

Ferguson, in their own words

In Their Words<p>Ferguson, one year later<p>In Their Words<p>Ferguson, one year later<p>One year ago, the St. Louis suburb became the focus of national attention …

Yes, Mr. President, We Remade Our Atlas to Reflect Shrinking Ice

While discussing his new plan to combat global warming, the President referenced one of the most striking shifts in the history of National Geographic maps.<p>Unveiling his most aggressive plan yet to combat climate change, President Obama on Monday referenced recent dramatic changes that National …

Global Warming

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Medical Research

How Zombie Spiders Are Enslaved As Wasp Nursery Builders

Parasitic wasps are horrible things. They inject their quarry with chemicals that turn them into zombies, forcing the host animal to do their bidding. A new study has some insight into how a species of spider is forced to build a nursery for tiny wasp babies, ensuring their survival after the …

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Streams from Flying Lotus, Disclosure, DJ Snake and more<p>By , , , , , ,<p>There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing …

Miami Beach

The WTF Economy

WTF?! In San Francisco, Uber has 3x the revenue of the entire prior taxi and limousine industry.<p>WTF?! Without owning a single room, Airbnb has more …

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Jordan Peterson

Satoru Iwata changed the whole games industry and now leaves it in mourning

The Nintendo president, who has died from cancer at the age of 55, brought in a ‘blue ocean’ strategy that would lead to the industry’s most successful consoles<p>On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.<p>– Satoru Iwata, speaking …

Comic-Con trailer roundup: Star Wars, Superman, and a whole lot of zombies

This past week San Diego Comic-Con attendees got a look at some of the biggest projects Hollywood is working on — and that meant a whole lot of trailers. The behind-the-scenes reel for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> and the new <i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> trailer were no doubt the biggest hits, …

The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time

From the well-known to the unexpected, these 99 LPs span five decades and countless BPMs in the name of dancefloor greatness.<p>In the world of dance music, the single is the thing. Still, not everyone is a DJ and sometimes a playlist just won't do. Even in a time when the record industry is satiating …

9 Powerful Books Elon Musk Recommends

Elon Musk's must-read list exhibits his well-known and deep interest in science, as well as the personalities behind it.<p>In previous posts, I've reviewed Bill Gates's summer reading list and the books that Steve Jobs wanted people to read.<p>Elon Musk's reading recommendations are quite different. …

Walter Isaacson

CERN's Large Hadron Collider has discovered a new class of particle

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of the pentaquark, a class of subatomic particle consisting of four quarks and one antiquark bound together. Like the Higgs boson before it, the pentaquark's existence has been theorized for years, but experiments in the …