Peter Lynn

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Do Avatars Make the Perfect Influencers?

A deep dive into the worlds of post-scandal Lil Miquela and newcomer Shudu.<p>Nineteen-year-old Miquela, with her blunt-cut bangs, light freckles, and penchant for messy double buns, has all the hallmarks of an Instagram influencer. There’s her cool factor (see the Brazilian-American Angeleno …

Social Media

Nine Brilliant Schemes for Slacking Off at Work

"I automated 80 hours of financial analyst work down to 15 minutes. Used the remainder of my time to play computer games, day trade stocks, and write a blog."<p>Some day in the distant future we will tell our grandchildren about the time back on Earth, before the monthly Musk Buck stipends, when …

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Why 'Stories' Took Over Your Smartphone<p>Ian Bogost<p>The format, made popular by Snapchat and Instagram, is the native genre of glass …

Paul Ryan Gave Up One Of The Most Powerful Jobs In Politics. It Totally Makes Sense.

The news on Wednesday that House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t run for another term wasn’t shocking — it has been rumored for months. It’s also, weirdly, …

In 1905, someone murdered the founder of Stanford University. They've never been caught.

Someone got away with murder. But who killed Mrs. Stanford — and why?<p>There was a great deal of gossip in San Francisco when Mrs. Jane Stanford suddenly left her Nob Hill mansion for Hawaii on February 15, 1905.<p>Ill health was one theory. Low spirits another. But, most shocking of all, the persistent …

The Name’s Hader … Bill Hader

If you think about it, Bill Hader’s long and successful career can be traced back to the day he took his SATs—or, rather, the day he chose <i>not</i> to take …

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Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week<p>Neil Pasricha<p>I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in …

The House That Spied on Me

<b>Kashmir</b><p>In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.” I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as …

Living Rooms

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Indiana University

What is motion smoothing, and why do all your favorite directors hate it?

Out of the box, new televisions can make many films and TV shows look wrong, with settings that can often make the picture brighter or more saturated …

Why America still permits child marriage

CHILD marriage is common in the developing world. One in three girls there is believed to marry before the age of 18, which is how child marriage is …

LGBTQI

The Tattooist of Auschwitz - and his secret love

<b>For more than 50 years, Lale Sokolov lived with a secret - one born in the horrors of wartime Europe, in a place that witnessed some of the worst of man's inhumanity to man.</b><p>It would not be shared until he was in his 80s, thousands of miles from that place.<p>Lale had been the Tattooist of …

World History

My Do-It-Yourself Language Immersion, Prison-Style

Filed 10:00 p.m.<p>12.14.2017<p>Life Inside<p>Where the culture was Hispanic, ‘Me llamo Morgan’ got me started.<p><i>This article was published in collaboration</i> …

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>How We Curate “10 for Today”<p>Do you read “10 for Today“? If so, thank you, we love you! If not, you’re missing …

3 Untraditional Families on How It Feels to Be “Different”

When you hear “traditional family,” what comes to mind? A doting mother and father, 2.5 kids and a Golden Retriever? Maybe a white-picket fence and a …

Tardigrades are the toughest animals on Earth. What would it take to kill them all?

A lot.<p>In the end, there will be tardigrades.<p>If a cataclysm wipes out most of life on the planet — including humans — it’s likely that tardigrades will survive. These oddly cute microscopic animals are among the toughest creatures on Earth.<p>Some can withstand the shock of boiling water and …

Biology

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>Preparations Underway for the Royal Wedding: Pictures<p>Georgina Chapman on Life After Harvey Weinstein<p>On the day …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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Inventions

Suddenly, Jimmy Kimmel Is Our Cronkite

The other day, I had a foie gras hot dog,” says Jimmy Kimmel, dressed in a gray hoodie and baggy jeans, sitting in a makeshift office at the Brooklyn …

Comedy

The Lost Children of Tuam

Ireland wanted to forget. But the dead don’t always stay buried.

Ireland

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>47 Ways to Add Literary Charm to Your Wedding<p>Bookworm brides, you'll want to see this! We're not ashamed to …

We Tried 15 Brands of Grocery Store Coffee and Found the Best One

As Americans become more sophisticated about their morning cup of joe, the coffee aisle at the grocery store is expanding.

Before Mace, a Hatpin Was an Unescorted Lady’s Best Defense

Accessories to assault.<p>There were once, among the rogues’ gallery of men who harass women in public, disreputable fellows known as mashers. The …

I let Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson run my life for a week

I write a lot about productivity and managing one’s own life. But am I doing either of those things well?<p>I don’t know. I’m at that stage of life where the kids are always yelling and I’m answering emails in the bathroom and everything seems to be sliding toward some mushy middle.<p>I don’t want to …

Human Rights

Forget Hygge: Ikigai Might be the Secret to Finding Longevity and Purpose In Life

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.<p>By now, you're probably familiar with the buzzword <i>hygge</i>, the …

Ikigai

Modern Love: Are We Ready for Intimacy With Robots? | WIRED

Love in the Time of Robots<p><b>Hiroshi Ishi­guro builds androids. Beautiful, realistic, uncannily convincing human replicas. Academically, he is using</b> …

Robotics

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The top 11 innovations in recreation this year<p>By Berne Broudy and Rob Verger<p>Ted Cavanaugh<p>Technology<p>Skis that fold in half, wool that glows, and a …

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'Casting Couch': The Origins of a Pernicious Hollywood Cliché<p>Ben Zimmer<p>How a seemingly innocuous phrase became a metonym for the skewed sexual …