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The Difference Between Being Broke and Being Poor

<i>Words by Erynn Brook | Illustrations by Emily Flake|</i> <i>Longreads | June 2018</i><i>Erynn Brook is a feminist and freelance writer who studies media, people,</i> …

Feminism

This 2-year-old has become the face of ‘zero tolerance’

The 2-year-old girl looks up at the adults around her with tears in her frightened eyes, her curls clinging to the side of her face and her mouth opened in a terrified cry.<p>The girl, who was with her mother and others, had rafted across the Rio Grande and were stopped in Texas by US Border Patrol …

Immigration

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

Philip Roth Goes Home Again

Philip Roth, a prize-winning novelist and frequent Esquire contributor, died Tuesday night at the age of 85. In 2010, on the occasion of his thirty-first book, Esquire's Scott Raab returned to the Newark of Roth's boyhood. And there, on Philip Roth Plaza, he couldn't stop laughing.<p><i>This story first</i> …

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

Harvey Weinstein’s Secret Settlements

The mogul used money from his brother and elaborate legal agreements to hide allegations of predation for decades.<p>On April 20, 2015, the Filipina-Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez sat in an office in midtown Manhattan with an eighteen-page legal agreement in front of her. She had been advised …

I’m a liberal because I’m autistic

My experiences in the workplace have taught me all too well that bootstraps only lift so far<p>To understand why I'm left-wing on economic issues, you first need to realize how devastating it is to be autistic in the modern workforce.<p>I have no idea what it was like for autistic people who tried to get …

Nintendo Switch Vs. Xbox One X: The Console Wars Are Finally Interesting

In recent years, the term “console war” has largely been about PlayStation vs. Xbox, first in the guise of the Xbox 360 vs. the PS3, then the Xbox One vs. the PS4, and now the Xbox One X vs. the PS4 Pro. And let’s be real: this is a marketing battle more than anything else. Yes, the consoles do …

My boyfriend and I answered those 36 questions that make strangers fall in love with each other

You might learn something new about your partner from these questions, even if you thought you knew everything<p>Over cocktails with friends one recent night, my boyfriend was recounting a story about his crazy college days when an important call forced him to step aside unexpectedly. “Don’t worry, I …

The History of Russian Involvement in America's Race Wars

From propaganda posters to Facebook ads, 80-plus years of Russian meddling.<p>According to a spate of recent reports, accounts tied to the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency—a Russian “troll factory”— used social media and Google during the 2016 electoral campaign to deepen political and …

How Hurricane Irma Is Sucking Florida’s Beaches Dry

The hurricane is leaving flat expanses of land where ocean used to be, but all that water will rush back as storm surge.<p>One of the most dangerous effects of a major hurricane is storm surge: a kind of temporary, localized sea-level rise caused by high winds and low atmospheric pressure. Storm surge …

Floridian decided to evacuate, but didn't count on a half million others leaving at the same time

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It was right around Mile Marker 159 that I knew trouble was ahead. I was traveling north on the Florida Turnpike. For the first time in my 37 years in Florida, I had decided to evacuate in the face of a hurricane. Five minutes of listening to Gov. Rick Scott’s warnings and …

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

How A Russian Con Artist Is Running A Multibillion-Dollar Scam

One of Russia's most famous conmen ran a pyramid scheme that earned him billions of dollars before he was jailed for fraud. Now he lives in hiding, but that hasn't stopped him targeting Nigeria.<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — The realization that she’d made a catastrophic gamble came in the form of a letter …

The 7 Most Unique Restaurants in the World

Dining out can be fun and all (<i>Ooh</i>, look honey. They have a fish tank!), but we pretty much always know what to expect. That is, until we heard you …

The Woman Targeted by Gamergate on Surviving a World-Altering Trolling Attack

One day in 2014, the video-game designer Zoë Quinn decided to make herself a cyborg. And so, this being the modern world, she simply ordered a kit …

Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat

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Headphones

Terrorism and the De-Gentrification of Istanbul

A devastating string of attacks and woeful city planning have driven away locals and tourists alike, prompting a swift process of decline.<p>Istanbul's central Beyoğlu district experienced sweeping gentrification throughout the 2000s, as its popularity increased among locals and a boom in tourism …

Frank Lloyd Wright in 45 essential works - Curbed

<i>For Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday, Curbed is celebrating the life and work of the legendary American architect that brought us the Prairie School movement. Join us in exploring</i> <i>all things Wright</i> <i>this week.</i><p>Few figures are as ever-present in American architecture as Frank Lloyd Wright, a …

Apple Just Revealed the Secrets to Taking Perfect iPhone Pictures

Struggling to take your photography game to the next level? Then fear not, for help is at hand. Apple has just launched a new website brimming with …

Photographers captured shots of mortar exploding in the instant before their deaths

A mortar shell exploded during a training exercise in Afghanistan in July 2013, killing four Afghan soldiers and a U.S. Army photographer, Specialist …

U.S. Army

Why Smart People Don't Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It's also really bad for you.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you …

Time Management

These Photo Restorations May Boggle Your Mind

Tetyana Dyachenko is a Ukrainian photo retoucher who often does restorations of vintage photos that are extremely damaged — often seemingly beyond …

Martin Luther King, Jr., the radical: 9 MLK quotes the media won’t cite

The words of the real MLK were far more radical than today’s cherry-picked lines<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>The Martin Luther King Jr. who is cynically trotted out every time racial unrest erupts in our cities is the MLK who can be conveniently used to prop up the status quo. He is …

Japan’s trains are in a league of their own. Japan’s subculture of train fanatics is no different.

TOKYO — Just as Japan’s trains are in a league of their own, so too are its trainspotters.<p>This country, where a 20-second delay leads to profuse apologies on the platforms and conductors bow to passengers as they enter the train car, has taken train nerd-dom to a new level.<p>Sure, there are the …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Toys R' Us' Christmas 1996 Catalogue Is A Historic Wonderland

Ah, 1996. The future, as the front cover of Toys R' Us' catalogue so boldly states, is here! Or...was there. And it was only really there for some of …

Retrogaming

The 10 best books of 2016

From novels spanning centuries to a history of existentialism, Jane Ciabattari chooses the best titles the year had to offer.

Books

Super Mario’s Reluctant Leap to the iPhone

As recently as five years ago, Nintendo’s late president, Satoru Iwata, was adamant that Super Mario would never make the leap to smartphones. “If we did this, Nintendo would cease to be Nintendo,” he said in an interview with <i>Nikkei</i>, in 2011. The decision was philosophical rather than economic. The …

Silicon Valley Has an Empathy Vacuum

Silicon Valley seems to have lost a bit of its verve since the Presidential election. The streets of San Francisco—spiritually part of the Valley—feel less crowded. Coffee-shop conversations are hushed. Everything feels a little muted, an eerie quiet broken by chants of protesters. It even seems as …

Silicon Valley