Matthew Blackwell

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The Highest-Paying Jobs Of The Future Will Eat Your Life

In the future, highly skilled people will be bringing home fatter paychecks, but they’ll rarely be home long enough to spend them.<p>For a glimpse of the future of work, especially the high-paying kind, look at finance and high-tech companies. Some of the biggest offer high employee salaries combined …

18 Dishes Every Adult Should Know How to Make

<b>We'll call these foundational dishes.</b> Get them under your belt, and it's just the beginning—you'll be able to branch out in myriad ways. Pancakes! Hummus! Better guac! Learn to make it all without even glancing at a recipe. Then go from there.<p>How to Make Pancakes Without a Recipe by Sarah Jampel<p>How …

Collapsing Buildings Were The Most Dangerous Part Of The Nepal Earthquake–What Could Make Them Better?

In a poor country that’s rapidly urbanizing, earthquake readiness isn’t a high priority, but Nepal’s two temblors shows why it’s necessary. What can other cities and countries learn from how Nepal’s buildings fared in the quakes?<p>Many of the most shocking photos to emerge from the recent Nepal …

Don't blame women for your dad bod

If you haven't been online in the past week, you may have missed the news: The so-called dad bod is hot.<p>It's so hot that a college girl and her …

They Built A Capital And No One Came: Inside Burma’s Ghost City

Naypyidaw, the mysterious Burmese Oz, is six times larger than New York. It’s very well-lit and clean, and extremely empty. So why build it?<p>On a …

Long Live Secrets on the Internet

The app Secret may be dead, but people have been confessing things to strangers for centuries.<p>The advice column, as a format, is widely believed to have started in 1691, in a periodical called the <i>Athenian Mercury</i>. In the magazine's six-year run, it published thousands of questions and responses. …

Literature

The World's Most Beautiful Train Stations

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72 Hours Inside the Eye-Popping World of Cardistry

The kids lost it for the Danes. Like, jump-out-of-your-seat incredulity, involuntary burbles of whoas muffled by hands over mouths. These kids (nine-year-olds to twentysomethings) were watching a slick three-minute video titled “Pacemaker” accompanied by a propulsive drum-and-bass soundtrack. In …

Here’s what the world’s design mavericks created in the last year

In her 2009 book, <i>Design Revolution</i>, Project H founder Emily Pilloton lucidly states: “Humans have an instinct to seek out better ways, and designers possess the toolbox (and responsibility) to deliver solutions that make those ways accessible and improve life.” Each year, the annual exhibition and …

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The Golden Age of Online Music Is Over (and Another Is Beginning)

Beyonce and Rihanna's exclusive Tidal releases show that what was once a listener's paradise is now being carved into fiefdoms as competition between streaming platforms intensifies.<p>It might just be the platonic ideal of music listening: hear any song of your choice instantaneously, whenever and …

YouTube Music

Why your dream career could turn into a nightmare

'Do what you love.' 'Find a job that makes your heart sing.' 'Never settle.' Good advice? Or self-help claptrap that denigrates honest, hard work and harms the economy?<p>My friend Lauren is looking for a job, ideally office-based, nine to five, to fit around her 10-year-old son’s schooling. She wants …

Budget 2015: who are the winners and losers?

The chancellor is offering first-time buyers £6,000, and savers a boost, but remains silent on inheritance tax<p>First-time buyers will be handed up to £6,000 in free money. Taxes on savings will be all but axed. Pensioners trapped in hated annuities will be freed. Taxpayers will be released from …

By Jessica Saia – The Bold Italic

<i>By Jessica Saia</i><p>San Francisco makes it easy to pretend you’re in a movie, but usually it’s a sweet movie, set to a toy piano or a sickeningly twee …