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Forget the Cat Ladies, Meet the Plant Parents

When Hilton Carter went to Tulum for his honeymoon in April he had to secure a sitter. The person needed to be responsible, demonstrate strong attention to detail and have plants proven to still be alive.<p>The 38-year-old artist living in Baltimore currently has about 180 plants in his home. And …

Plants

The rocket scientists mixing up a giant firework

In a remote corner of tropical South American jungle, French scientists are mixing a ‘cake’ with a difference – a highly explosive rocket fuel for a new breed of space rockets.<p>I have never been anywhere with so many warning signs on the walls. They instruct the use of protective overalls, gloves …

Space Travel

How This 60-Year-Old Company Reinvented the Humble Kitchen Whisk

Best Manufacturers, the sole U.S. maker of kitchen whisks, has innovated everything you can put in a pot.<p><i>Editor's note: This tour of small businesses across the country highlights the imagination, diversity, and resilience of American enterprise.</i><p>"I refer to bean mashing as a brutal sport," John …

Made in America

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

Indiana University

Meet the New Mormons

<i>Sarah Scoles| Longreads | June 2018 | 23 minutes (5,714 words)</i>It’s a summer day in Salt Lake City, and tourists are resting inside the Mormon …

Religion

Same cancer, worse results and twice the cost in the US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Americans paid twice as much as Canadians for health care, but they didn't get twice the benefit, according to a new study of patients with advanced colorectal cancer who lived, in some cases, mere miles from each other.<p>The patients had similar diagnoses, levels of education, financial …

Health Care

Looking for Life on a Flat Earth

What a burgeoning movement says about science, solace, and how a theory becomes truth.<p>On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. …

The Death of a Gig Worker

An SUV killed Pablo Avendano as he picked up jobs for the food-delivering app Caviar. Who is responsible?<p>Editor's Note: This article is the first in a series about how the gig economy is shaping the future of labor.<p>An 8-year-old told me about Pablo Avendano’s death: “My dad’s friend was just killed …

Florida International University

Blood Will Tell, Part I

I.Most mornings, the sky was still black when Mickey Bryan made the short drive from her house on Avenue O, through the small central Texas town of …

Crime

Why did it take so long to arrest the Golden State Killer suspect? Interagency rivalries, old technology, errors and bad luck

The killer was thought to have law enforcement or military experience. He was believed to stand around 6 feet tall, with an athletic build. He was presumed to live in the Central Valley and Sacramento area at different points in the 1970s.<p>Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. was a former police officer who …

Hot Pockets, mismatched chairs and a critical mission: Inside year one of the Mueller investigation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Early each morning, special counsel Robert Mueller arrives wearing his signature uniform: a crisp white dress shirt, tie, slacks and dark baseball cap. Occasionally he accessorizes with a dark vest or sunglasses, depending on the weather.<p>A simple routine for the head of a very …

Donald Trump

The Owl Thieves of Sweden

As the country ditches cash, criminals turn to stealing owls.<p>Here’s a dead-end job: Swedish bank robber. In 2016, there were only two bank heists in all of Sweden, compared with 110 eight years earlier. Why the steep plunge? The country’s bent on going cashless.<p>In 1661, Sweden became the first …

Why 'Stories' Took Over Your Smartphone

The format, made popular by Snapchat and Instagram, is the native genre of glass rectangles.<p>Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, made a remarkable announcement during a keynote at the company’s big conference this week: “The increase in the Stories format,” he explained, “is on a path to …

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.<p>In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from <i>Game of Thrones</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i> engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, and …

Domestic Violence

How Did Lift Tickets Become So Expensive?

<b>Buy the ticket (If you can afford it). Take the ride.</b><p><i>Words: Jesse Huffman</i><i>(Originally published in the latest print volume of TransWorld SNOWboarding</i> …

Good luck leaving your Uber driver less than five stars

Have you ever given an Uber driver five stars who didn’t deserve it? If you’ve ever taken any ride-hailing service, the answer is probably yes.<p>Uber asks riders to give their drivers a rating of one to five stars at the end of each trip. But very few people make use of this full scale. That’s …

Transportation

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Consulting

The world's most influential restaurant reinvents itself. Jonathan Gold tastes the changes

The first act of a meal at Noma passes as a dream; rich sea snail bouillon sipped from its herb-smeared shell fading into a field of empty cockleshells in which two or three contain the sweet meat; a mussel constructed from the chewy lips of half a dozen mussels woven into a single shell; hot …

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media

ICE pledges immigration crackdown on businesses. Here's what it looks like

Last summer, roughly 800 undocumented workers at Cloverhill Bakery in Chicago were let go after immigration agents discovered that many of them had used fake or stolen papers to secure their jobs.<p>The temp agency that had hired the workers had been audited by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In …

Immigration

Influencer subculture: the Kim Kardashian lookalikes

They are the ultimate followers. They go under the knife, get their cheeks sculpted, foreheads frozen, noses streamlined, necks and chins contoured, lips filled and apply makeup with a precision that leaves them nothing short of a Kim Kardashian facsimile.<p>"Keeping Up With the Kardashians" has taken …

How to Turn a Red State Purple (Democrats Not Required)

A tiny group of political renegades is transforming one of the reddest states in the country through a surprising strategy: ignoring their own party. Could it work elsewhere?<p>On May 23, 2012, after finishing final exams at the end of his junior year at Yale, a 23-year-old named Jonathan …

Income Tax

‘Yesterday morning, he was key. Today, I’m not sure’: Bannon’s allies start to abandon him

Former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon's hopes of leading a revolt in the Republican Party this year suffered a severe blow Thursday as his allies rebuked and abandoned him following a nasty public break with President Trump.<p>Candidates who once embraced Bannon distanced themselves …

Donald Trump

The 15-Step Guide to Acing Any Job Interview

You’ve made it past the resume robots and the critical eyes of the recruiter to land an in-person interview. This is your chance — perhaps your <i>one</i> …

The Greatest Director in Sci-Fi Goes to Mars

With his new film, The Martian, acclaimed director Ridley Scott adds a new dimension to his legacy. Science, a frequent backdrop to the stories he tells, becomes a main character.<p>When you stand on Mars, it's hard to figure the horizon. It looks a smidge too close, disconcertingly dim. Dark even. …

Saving lives at 18 of the world's suicide 'hot spots'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since the Golden Gate Bridge was built in San Francisco in 1937, more than 1,600 people have jumped off it and died. The bridge is one of many sites around the world that are considered suicide hot spots because people use them frequently to take their own lives.<p>A new analysis suggests that …

New York State

I survived the deadliest day in Everest’s history, and I’m still surviving it

Promotional posters for the new <i>Everest</i> movie recently appeared in New York City subway stations, and these days I travel to and from work with a strange lump in my throat.<p><i>Everest</i>, which opens in wide release in the US today (Sept. 25), is based on the true story of how eight people died in a storm …

Mountaineering

The most uplifting playlist ever, according to a neuroscientist

The list was commissioned by British electronics brand Alba, which had done a large survey of customers around the UK and Ireland — asking everything from their basic music taste to what sounds they listen to to feel happier.<p>According to Jolij's blog:<p>Basically, they asked me whether I could find a …

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