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How to Upgrade Your Garage in 8 Days (Or Less)

A contractor tells all.<p>It's not uncommon for a tricked-out garage reno to take months to complete. But sometimes all you need is a functional, decluttered space in which your tools, gear, bikes, the car, and anything else taking up residence in the garage can live harmoniously. And the reality is …

Home Improvement

The Best Movies of 2016

<i>The film critics of The New York Times — Manohla Dargis, A. O. Scott and Stephen Holden — share their picks for the best movies of the year.</i><p><b>Manohla Dargis</b><p>It was the best of times, it was — well, you know. “Captain America: Civil War” and “The Purge: Election Year” may sound like the zeitgeist, but …

Why I Left My Dream Job at Second City

<i>Just let it go, do not engage him. He cannot hurt you.</i><p>That’s what I kept telling myself as I stumbled backstage. I had less than 3 minutes to change …

Google’s ad tracking is as creepy as Facebook's. Here’s how to disable it

Google in June deleted a clause in its privacy settings that said it would not combine cookie information with personal information without consent<p>Since Google changed the way it tracks its users across the internet in June 2016, users’ personally identifiable information from Gmail, YouTube and …

These 21 Truly Scary Netflix Movies Will Scare The Pants Off You This Halloween

There are times when you want to watch a family-friendly spooky movie—and then there are times when you want to watch a horror film that will freak …

Tech Billionaires Want to Destroy the Universe

Seriously.<p>First they changed the way we bore ourselves online, revolutionized hotels and taxis and minor financial transactions, and gave us lightbulbs that won’t switch on if you haven’t installed the right software driver. Now—it was always inevitable—they want to destroy the universe.<p>The news …

What the WikiLeaks Emails Say About Clinton

Conservatives will see corruption and liberals will see corporatism and expedience, but the exchanges simply expose the candidate who’s been there all along.<p>“There is no other Donald Trump,” Hillary Clinton likes to say about her opponent. “This is it.”<p>The events of the last two weeks—Trump’s two …

Management changes at Second City after half an e.t.c. Stage cast departs

Following the departure of half the cast of the critically acclaimed Second City e.t.c. revue "A Red Line Runs Through It," the venerable Chicago comedy theater has shuffled its creative management team and installed a new president.<p>Steve Johnston, who has been running Second City Works, the …

Terra & Vine, from former 'Check, Please!' host Alpana Singh, now open in Evanston

Terra & Vine, the latest restaurant from master sommelier Alpana Singh and business partner Matt Fisher, and their first in Evanston, opened Sept. 29. There are two things I suggest you look for when dining: Can you find the visual pun on the Terra & Vine name in the bar? And in the handsome dining …

North America’s First “Surf Park” Will Open Friday - Come one, come all

Landlocked surfers of America, your time has come! North America’s first official “surf park” (that’s Nland’s term, mind you) will open this Friday, …

The Unfortunate Reality of Dry Shampoo

It’s convenient, but bad for the scalp. So bad it might lead to hair loss.<p>There’s a common pattern with socially constructed beauty norms. Society insists women do a ridiculous thing to look good (see: unnaturally small waists; looking awake and vibrant 24/7; heels as standard formalwear.) Women, …

Hair Care

How to Protect Your Mac from the Recently Discovered OS X Malware, 'Mac File Opener'

From time to time, we find ourselves standing square in the midst of a new form of OS X- or iOS-based malware. And while the cyber threats are …

Crowd had no Brazilians to cheer for, so they cheered for the Brazilian referee

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Riocentro Pavilion 6 was sold out on Aug. 16, as fans waited for Robson Conceição to make history and become the first Brazilian boxer to win a gold medal in the Olympic Games. Conceição was the only Brazilian fighter competing that day, but another Brazilian stole the show …

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This Warren Buffett Quote Hit Home for Netflix Investors

Image source: Netflix.<p>Investors in <b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ: NFLX) have been going through considerable pain lately. Shares of the video-streaming leader are down roughly 20% over the past year, as the company is being hurt by slower-than-expected growth in its subscriber base. Warren Buffett is one of the …

The Newspaper Association of America is mad at John Oliver for telling the truth about journalism

On Sunday (Aug. 7), John Oliver aired a segment on his HBO TV show lamenting the demise of local newspapers due to financial pressures. “Sooner or later we are all going to have to pay for journalism,” said Oliver, “or we are all going to pay for it.”<p>The segment was widely discussed and shared …

Journalism

Aliens After All? The 'Alien Megastructure' Star's Dimming Can't Be Explained By Natural Causes

The story of the “alien megastructure” star KIC 8462852 has been utterly fascinating and it looks as though even now, the mystery just got a little …

Garden fencing for nosey neighbours in stylish ways

Is there anything worse than planning to spend some time out in your garden, only to see your neighbours peering over or twitching their curtains? …

A renovation that shows that nothing is impossible

If you are one of those people who thinks it preferable to buy a new home, creating a project to your needs and with your means, you need to know …

Hackers Have Just Cracked The Internet’s Most Common Security Protocol, Here’s How To Protect Yourself

HTTPS is everywhere you look. Most social media sites use it, YouTube uses it, it’s a basic protocol for secure email, and any website that takes a credit card uses it as a bare minimum. And unfortunately, researchers have just breached it in a method so simple that any idiot can do it.<p>What Is …

First Click: Never discuss politics on Facebook, dummy

What pushed me over the edge was an abhorrent post by an immediate family member — a person for whom I care deeply but rarely see in person. So, after a period of cautious consideration, I keyed in a brief response from my phone. My notifications lit up almost immediately with a chorus of rebuttals …

This company’s one small step may be a giant leap for private space travel

By Brian Fung<p>, Reporter<p>For years, the only entities with the power and resources to visit the moon were governments, such as the United States, China and India. But that's all about to change: On Wednesday, a private spaceflight company announced it will be the first of its kind to conduct an …

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon:7 Must-Watch Shows and Films to Stream This Weekend

Even though we’re in the last real month of summer and you should probably spend all your time outside in the sun, let’s be real: Sometimes you just …

How to successfully manage creative projects

A hot cup of tea or coffee and your favorite designer notebook at your side. Your to-do list carefully prioritized in your favorite task management app. All your favorite design apps are open and the warm glow of your computer monitor beckons your masterful, creative brilliance. It’s time to get …

Here's why we can't just rocket nuclear waste into the sun

Orbital mechanics, ruining your dreams for 13.5 billion years.

Astronomy

10 Small Fixes That Could Save You Big Money in Your Home

You're not doing the Earth — or your wallet — any favors by handwashing your dishes.<p>Don't let the cost of energy-efficient upgrades — new windows or appliances, large-scale insulation rehab — scare you into inaction when smaller tweaks could still shave hundreds of dollars off your utility bills. …

What Is Cloud Computing Good For?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Cloud computing is a big deal, and only getting bigger. The simple idea of moving large computing tasks from smartphones and desktops into bulky data centers via internet links is gathering a ton of steam. Companies like <b>Amazon.com</b> and <b>Microsoft</b> are building billion-dollar …

Inside the Mind of Steven Spielberg, Hollywood’s Big, Friendly Giant

The legendary director on <i>The BFG</i>, eye contact between actors, the trauma of his childhood, and the reason he gave Drew Barrymore a kitten.<p>by Jon …

Would you let an algorithm manage your relationships?

There are few aspects of our lives that are not influenced by algorithms. But would you let one manage your relationships with other humans?<p>“I had this everyday feeling – stress about not properly articulating my emotions in my emails to people,” artist and writer Joanne McNeil tells me over the …