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“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side

Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice. Yet, while the guys get laid, the women get screwed. In an adaptation from her new …

Silicon Valley

There Are Two Types of Performance — but Most Organizations Only Focus on One

In 2007 Harvard Business School professor Ethan S. Bernstein studied assembly-line performance at a company he called “Precision.”<p>Based in Southern China, Precision was the second-largest manufacturer of cell phones in the world at the time. Precision made it easy for managers to oversee their …

Fast food chain Carl’s Jr. hopes Amazon bites on its big ideas in playful bid to get bought by tech giant

Plenty of companies may fear the eventual day when Amazon will come knocking. The fast food chain Carl’s Jr. is actively courting it.<p>In a series of …

EPA chief Scott Pruitt tells coal miners he will repeal power plant rule Tuesday: ‘The war against coal is over’

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky on Monday that he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, “The war against coal is over.”<p>Speaking at an event in Hazard, Ky., with Senate Majority …

Natural Gas

Trump undercuts Tillerson's efforts on North Korea

The president inserts himself emphatically into Tillerson's diplomatic efforts.<p>President Donald Trump on Sunday seemed to undercut his own secretary of state and escalate the ongoing nuclear crisis with North Korea, tweeting that Rex Tillerson's efforts to negotiate with Kim Jong Un's regime were …

North Korea

Underrated San Francisco landmarks every local should visit at least once

The Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and Chinatown are amazing, don't get us wrong. But San Francisco is a fascinating city that offers tourists — and locals — dozens more landmarks off the beaten path.<p>In the hopes of highlights some of the city's best low-key landmarks, we compiled a list of our …

San Francisco

People spend more time sitting on the toilet each week than exercising, study finds

People in the UK spend more time sitting on the toilet every week than exercising, a study has found.<p>Adults clock up an average of three hours and nine minutes on their loos every week - but spend just 90 minutes being active.<p>In fact, more than a quarter (26%) of people exercise for 30 minutes or …

Exercise

Group from region hit by deadly forest fires to sue 47 countries alleging failure to tackle climate change threatens their right to life<p>Portuguese schoolchildren from the area struck by the country’s worst forest fires are seeking crowdfunding to sue 47 European countries, alleging that the states’ …

Human Rights

'Shut up,' judge tells Menendez lawyer

After a long criminal probe and several years of legal wrangling, the corruption trial of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez opened Wednesday in Newark.<p>Menendez, a Democrat and New Jersey's senior senator, is charged with doing official favors for his friend and co-defendant, Florida eye doctor …

7 billion-dollar mega-projects that will transform New York City by 2035

Manhattan's most recent transportation upgrade came in the form of the glistening, $4.5 billion Second Avenue subway line, which opened on January 1.<p>On the other side of the island, Hudson Yards — the most expensive real estate development in American history— is under construction. And on an …

Skyscrapers

The 38 Essential Portland Restaurants, Winter 2018

It's time to update the <b>Eater 38</b>, the list of highly elite restaurants that define what it means to eat in Portland. The Eater 38 encompasses the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all restaurant needs, whether diners want to drop serious cash or to magically transform a …

YouTube star Adam Saleh speaks out after being kicked off Delta flight

YouTube celebrity Adam Saleh, whose prank videos have garnered him a significant online following, has accused Delta Air Lines of kicking him off …

Flying

Introduction to Psychology: A Free Course from Yale University

Taught by Yale professor Paul Bloom, this course presents an Introduction to Psychology and tries to explain what makes us tick:<p>What do your dreams …

Psychology

Definitive Proof That No Place in the World Does Christmas as Well as London

Prepare to be stunned.<p>If you were under the impression that we are more than a little obsessed with Christmas, then you would be right. And while we, of course, ooh and aah over the Christmas offerings in the U.S., we're here today to say something that might be a little controversial: We think …

Christmas Trees

Venezuela pulls most common banknote from circulation to 'beat mafia'

The Venezuelan government is to withdraw its largest banknote from circulation in its latest attempt to tackle the world’s worst inflation crisis.<p>President Nicolás Maduro said on Sunday that the 100-bolivar note, which is currently worth only two US cents (1.6p) on the black market, will be …

Venezuela

Trump invites trouble if he keeps businesses: ethics experts

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump says he will step away from managing his business empire while he's in office — but he's not going to sell it off. If he …

10 secret subway tunnels in New York City - Curbed NY

Just like the rest of New York City, our 112 year-old subway system consists of many layers, each of which provides a glimpse into a sliver of the city’s history. However, even abandoned underground spaces don’t stay neglected for long. While some of NYC’s old tunnels and stations seem to have been …

City Halls

Women And Men Use Cities Very Differently

Ask women and men how they, say, use transportation and you’ll get very divergent answers. The women, unsurprisingly, have a much more complex relationship.<p>In 1999, officials in Vienna handed out a questionnaire about how people in the city used transportation. The men filled it out in five …

Sexual Health

German utilities set for compensation after court win on nuclear | Reuters

KARLSRUHE/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany’s highest court ruled on Tuesday that hastening the shutdown of nuclear plants after Japan’s Fukushima disaster violated some of the property rights of utility companies, allowing them to seek limited damages.<p>Anti-nuclear badges are offered for sale during a …

Ski resort to fine people caught wearing ski boots at night €2,000

The Austrian resort of Ischgl has banned skiers from walking around the resort in their ski boots after 8pm, with anyone caught doing so facing a fine of up to €2,000 (£1,711).<p>The edict was issued by the Mayor’s office this week and posted on the ski resort's Facebook page.<p>The statement said: "We …

Anti-Trump Demonstrations Continue; Man Shoots Protester In Portland

Friday night brought more protests against Donald Trump's White House win, with marchers taking to the streets in cities from Miami and Atlanta to San Francisco. In Portland, Ore., police say a man was shot on a bridge by a suspect who then fled.<p>Most of Friday's demonstrations in cities that …

The MoMA Fire That Destroyed a Coveted Monet Painting

In 1958, a New York MoMA’s workman’s cigarette landed on some sawdust, sparking a massive fire that killed an electrician, as well as destroying a …

Illinois governor reports $188.1 million in 2015 personal income | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner reported personal income of more than $188.1 million in 2015, and 90 percent of the former private equity investor’s earnings came from capital gains, according to income tax returns he released on Friday.<p>Illinois Gov-elect Bruce Rauner talks to …

The Latest: SKorea media say Trump promises military support

LONDON (AP) — The latest on world reaction to the U.S. presidential election (all times local):<p>3:30 a.m.<p>South Korean media say U.S. President-elect …

Mom Asked to Leave Without Voting When Poll Workers Decide Her Crying Toddler Is Too Disruptive

Facing the prospect of waiting to vote with three small children in tow, Jennifer Fair decided to make things easier on herself.<p>The Georgia mom went …

Walkable cities are healthier cities, new study affirms

Urban design has a real impact on physical activity levels<p>Implicit in the work of all architects and urban designers is the idea that good design can improve human life. And now, a massive global study spanning 14 cities and 10 countries has put that idea to the test and found it true: a …

Research

Baltia, The Airline That Never Flew A Single Passenger in 27 Years, Has a New President!

If you are a regular Boarding Area reader, you have probably heard of Baltia Air Lines. It’s the airline with a single 747 that has never flown a …

UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT: CETA is incompatible with the rule of law, democracy, and human rights

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is set to be signed by EU members and Canada on Sunday after opposition to the deal by Wallonia almost caused it to collapse.<p>Alfred de Zayas, the UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, said in a …

In new trend, Mexican women are sporting dangerous scorpion manicures

Video: 'Scorpion Manicure' craze hits Mexico<p>A new shade of danger has debuted on the fingertips of Mexican women sporting scorpion manicures.<p>The …

Trends