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Your guide to disco – where nightlife truly began

There’s a specific euphoria that comes from sweating on a dancefloor to disco music. That repetitive disco beat, as comforting as the <i>boo-boom</i> of a maternal heartbeat, overlaid with soul-stirring violins and tales of heartbreak, survival, and coming out gets you <i>right there.</i><p>Not only is disco …

LGBTQ

The Drug of Choice for the Age of Kale

How ayahuasca, an ancient Amazonian hallucinogenic brew, became the latest trend in Brooklyn and Silicon Valley.<p>The day after Apollo 14 landed on the moon, Dennis and Terence McKenna began a trek through the Amazon with four friends who considered themselves, as Terence wrote in his book “True …

Marc Maron

The 9 Biggest Myths About Creativity You Should Never Believe

Here are nine things you were told about innovation and creativity. None of them are true--here's what the reality is.<p>The following beliefs are held firmly throughout corporate America, and I hear them all the time. They simply make sense to people, but they are not true. Here is why.<p>1. Innovation …

Innovation

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

Inside Magic Leap, the startup creating a new type of reality

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Stephen Curry becomes the NBA's first unanimous MVP winner

As expected, Curry has earned his second consecutive MVP. In a mild surprise, he became the first unanimous winner in the award's history.<p>Stephen Curry has officially earned his second consecutive MVP award following a historic campaign that saw his Golden State Warriors win an NBA record 73 games. …

New York Fed Chief Believes the Central Bank Is on the Right Track

William C. Dudley, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York president, who helped pilot the Fed’s post-crisis stimulus campaign, sounded pretty calm about the nation’s current economic situation.<p>In an interview on Friday, Mr. Dudley said he foresaw continued growth despite bumps in the early months of …

Economy

The Science of Making Friends

Our number of friends starts to decrease steadily in adulthood; there are ways to reverse the tide<p>I’ve been going on a series of dates lately.<p>I exchanged numbers with the person sitting next to me at a Cabernet tasting at my favorite wine bar and went for a coffee with a neighbor I met walking my …

Relationships

4 Men with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford

From a father on the poverty line to a CEO millionaire.<p><b>The median household income in America is $53,657.</b> Politicians draw $250,000 as the line between the middle and upper classes. And the true starting point of real wealth remains a cool $1,000,000. We asked four more or less typical men, each of …

Personal Finance

How thousands of gamers are helping to decode the human body

<i>EVE Online</i> isn't just a game about internet spaceships and sci-fi politics. Since March, developer CCP Games has been running Project Discovery – an …

Genetics

12 Outdoor DIY Projects To Start Building Now

Warmer weather is here, so there's no time to waste. Get started on these spring DIY projects and enjoy them all summer long.<p>Spring is the perfect time to prepare your home for the hot summer months and start all of those DIY projects you put off during the winter. Some of our favorite spring …

Landscaping

No Steph Curry, no problem as the Warriors end the Rockets' season

Without Steph Curry, the Warriors continued responding in spectacular fashion.<p><b>FULL FIRST-ROUND SCHEDULE | EXPERT BRACKETS</b><p>As this series began and the …

Basketball

NFL Draft 2016: Last-Minute Rumors and News for 1st-Round Order and Picks

The 2016 NFL draft begins in prime time on Thursday night, with the event's first round taking up the entire day of coverage from the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.<p>Success in the NFL depends greatly on putting together a successful draft class. Even the good teams often have glaring needs at …

45 Everyday Phrases Coined By Shakespeare

April 23rd is generally considered to be a good day to celebrate the birth of England’s greatest poet and playwright, <b>William Shakespeare</b>. This is …

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them.<p>Since 2013, the Federal Reserve Board has conducted a survey to “monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.” Most of the data in the latest survey, frankly, are less than …

Personal Finance

The Book of Bernie: Inside Sanders' unorthodox faith

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nobody would mistake Bernie Sanders' stump speech for a sermon. When making moral arguments about income inequality or climate change, he's more likely to quote statistics than Scripture.<p>Though raised Jewish, Sanders says that he is "not particularly religious," nor is he a member of any …

Middle-class

$250 million, 300 scientists and 40 labs: Sean Parker’s revolutionary project to ‘solve’ cancer

SAN FRANCISCO — Billionaire Sean Parker, famous for his founding roles at Napster and Facebook, is backing an unconventional $250 million effort to attack cancer that involves persuading hundreds of the country’s top scientists — who often are in competition with each other — to join forces and …

Immunotherapy

The Golden State Warriors Have Revolutionized Basketball

Team executives saw the 3-point line as a market inefficiency and unleashed Stephen Curry to exploit it<p>OAKLAND, Calif.—On every NBA court, about 24 feet from the basket, there is a thin stripe of colored paint. The flat-sided semicircle it forms is the boundary between shots that count for two …

Basketball

SolarCity Just Produced Enough Power to Charge Every Tesla on the Planet

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk should be over the moon right now: The reveal of the Tesla Model 3 (tsla) at the end of March was a veritable …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

The Problem with Modern Lenses

When talking about the right kind of lenses, there are some characteristics that people should <i>not</i> be buying for most photographic practices. In this …

What Trump Supporters Were Doing Before Trump

Typically, at this point in a presidential election cycle, punditry is focused on campaign tactics and delegate counts — who is advertising where, …

February smashes global temperature record, says Nasa

Nasa announces February exceeded historical average temperatures by more than any month in history, making it the third consecutive month to break the record<p>February set global temperature records, Nasa announced on Saturday, deviating from historical norms by a wider margin than any month ever …

Global Warming

It's time to change the clocks: Here are 8 ways to avoid losing sleep this weekend

Wake up, sleepyhead!<p>This weekend is the beginning of daylight saving time, you know, the first part in "spring forward, fall back." So that means we lose an hour of dreamy weekend slumber when clocks are set to jump forward an hour early Sunday morning. And that can be problematic for many.<p>"Some …

Sleep

How to See the Total Solar Eclipse, No Matter Where You Are

Skywatchers around the world can see a supermoon eclipsing the sun via live feed.<p>Lucky skywatchers in Southeast Asia get a rare front-row seat to a total eclipse on March 8 and 9, and Pacific islanders will see a still-dazzling partial eclipse. But the rest of the world doesn’t have to miss out: If …

Solar Eclipse

The dark side of the city

In this extract from her new book, The Lonely City, Olivia Laing explains why Edward Hopper’s urban scenes so expertly capture the experience of loneliness.<p>What is it about Hopper? Every once in a while an artist comes along who articulates an experience, not necessarily consciously or willingly, …

Edward Hopper

Daylight saving time increases stroke risk, scientists find

Turning the clocks forward or back by an hour at the start and end of summer may be tied to increased risk of ischemic stroke, researchers find<p>Daylight saving time increases the risk of having a stroke by eight per cent, researchers claim.<p>Turning the clocks forward or backwards by one hour at the …