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This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley

In December 2010, Sheryl Sandberg gave a talk about women’s leadership in which she mentioned “sitting at the table.” Women, she said, have to pull …

What a Fraternity Hazing Death Revealed About the Painful Search for an Asian-American Identity

Pocono Pines, Pa., is a two-hour drive from New York City. After you exit the Interstate, the route into town winds past short trees and abandoned gas stations with rust-­edged signs showing gas prices from years before. The town, on the shore of Lake Naomi, once serviced the traffic to Mount Airy …

The Truth About In-Flight Turbulence

A rundown of statistics, recent incidents, and what pilots and airlines do to avoid hitting potholes in the sky.<p>DALLAS (AP) — At some point during many flights, the captain will calmly announce that there could be some bumps ahead and so passengers must be seated with their seat belts on.<p>The plane …

American Airlines

These are the electric cars arriving by 2020 that you can actually afford

A slew of long-range electric cars are expected to hit the market by 2020.<p>Several of these electric vehicles will be made by luxury automakers and will most likely cost upward of $50,000.<p>But several automakers are working on EVs with a range of more than 200 miles that are likely to have a …

The best fonts to use on a resume, according to typographers and designers

When it comes to writing a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with — avoid typos, and don't lie. But many applicants skip over crucial …

Typography

Who's Winning the Fight for the Best In-Car Technology?

There was a time when buyers measured the appeal of a vehicle based on such things as styling, performance or the availability of features like power windows and leather seats. But these days, shoppers are seeking out the vehicles that offer the most seamless and powerful digital technologies.<p>Next …

General Motors

As Workouts Intensify, a Harmful Side Effect Grows More Common

Three years ago, Christina D’Ambrosio went to her first spin class, pedaling fast on a stationary bike to the rhythms of popular music as an instructor shouted motivation.<p>But Ms. D’Ambrosio, who exercises regularly, found the hourlong class was harder than she anticipated. By the end her legs were …

Medicine

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

Self-help

The Best Colleges for Your Money

Move over, Ivy League. Schools in our "Paycheck League" offer you the best odds of real-world success.<p>Thirty years ago, when the cost of sending a …

Liu Xiaobo: The man China couldn't erase

Carrie Gracie @BBCCarrie on Twitter<p><b>"There is nothing criminal in anything I have done but I have no complaints."</b><p>So stated Liu Xiaobo in court in 2009, and in the eight long prison years between then and now, he refused to recant his commitment to democracy. No wonder China's leaders are as afraid …

China

A new generation of giant rockets is about to blast off

It’s been 44 years since the mighty Saturn V last thundered skyward from a launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The towering rocket, generating enough power to lift 269,000 pounds into orbit, had been the workhorse of the Apollo moon missions.<p>Later this year,<p>SpaceXplans to launch its most …

Uber CEO Search: Sandberg? No. Wojcicki? No. Mulally? No. Staggs? No. Arianna? No. (And Mayer? No way.)

Uber wants a global CEO — like easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall.<p>I know it’s fun to speculate on the various CEO candidates who might take over at Uber. And that’s what many in the media have been doing since its leader Travis Kalanick was jettisoned in a shareholder pique last month, often quite …

Is Aidan Gillen the Most Misunderstood Man in Westeros?

The man who started the War of the Five Kings now sets his sights on the end of Game of Thrones.<p>Even if you’ve never seen an episode of <i>Game of Thrones,</i> chances are that if you’re a TV lover, you’ve watched Irish actor <b>Aidan Gillen</b> manipulate <i>someone.</i> Whether as the sexually aggressive Stuart Alan …

A timeline of events that led to the downfall of Travis Kalanick at Uber

Uber’s 40-year-old chief executive Travis Kalanick has resigned from the ride-sharing company.<p>On June 20, the New York Times reported that Kalanick, who helped found the company in 2009, resigned after five of Uber’s major investors sought his removal. Kalanick will reportedly stay on as a director …

Can Uber’s Travis Kalanick be redeemed? Arianna thinks so. (Me, not so much.)

An eye for an eye or a clean slate? That is the question.<p>It’s not easy to win an argument with Arianna Huffington.<p>She was, of course, president of the famous Cambridge Union debating society when she was in college in Britain. And Huffington has since polished her smooth Greek accent to perfection, …

How Apple leapt ahead of Google, Facebook and Microsoft on AR

We knew Apple CEO Tim Cook was keenly interested in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). But earlier this month, Apple finally -- and openly -- revealed its plans to the world.<p>Apple dedicated a significant portion of its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to ambitious new plans to …

Will Robert Mueller Separate Fact From Fiction?

In Washington, the ‘first law of holes’ is one of those shopworn maxims that are so familiar, they need not be spoken. It’s like what you should do …

How Uber Backers Orchestrated Kalanick’s Ouster as CEO

Partners at Benchmark began hatching a plan a few weeks ago to pressure CEO to resign<p>Travis Kalanick’s decision to step down as chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc. stunned his more than 12,000 employees and rippled through Silicon Valley, but it was the culmination of weeks of maneuvering by …

Silicon Valley

A shock to the system: how Corbyn changed the rules of British politics

When the clock struck 10 last Thursday night, there was a moment of collective disorientation. With each tolling of the bell, the solid political ground we had been standing on was shaken by tectonic shifts below. On television, the anchors sounded unconvinced by the news they were announcing: …

Hard Brexit

The Untold Story of How Gary Cohn Fell for Donald Trump

As Goldman Sachs’s long-suffering No 2., Cohn approached his board about his future. He didn’t get the answer he wanted. And then Jared Kushner swooped in. This is how Goldman Sachs took over the White House.<p>One photograph makes it abundantly clear just how present a small group of Goldman Sachs …

Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat

This detail about Snap Map is frightening<p>Snap Map introduction<p>Earlier this week, Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. Snapchat’s introduction video to Snap Map, seen above, focuses on sharing the location of posted Snaps …

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs

Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless trucking startup in San Francisco, he gives them …

Indian Technology Workers Worry About a Job Threat: Technology

PUNE, India — Last month, Sudhakar Choudhari took the company bus as usual from his one-bedroom apartment to the suburban offices of Tech Mahindra, a major employer of workers in India that powers the global technology machine behind the scenes. Then a manager took him into a conference room and …

India

Trump's Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, descended into Baghdad on Monday, the highest-profile passenger aboard his military aircraft was neither a seasoned Iraq hand nor even someone who'd visited the country before.<p>It was Jared Kushner, the 36-year-old commercial …

Donald Trump

The Syrian Rebel Who Tried to Build an Islamist Paradise

Zahran Alloush had dreams of an Islamist state in his besieged city. It wasn’t only Bashar Assad who stopped him.<p>First came the tanks, a line of hulking Soviet-built T-72s, adorned with black Islamic flags. Then, the anti-aircraft guns, the armored troop carriers, and a line of flatbed trucks with …

India: Investors Are Betting On a Hot Economy

Among the best performing areas of the emerging markets, India country-specific exchange traded funds have made a drastic surge since the start of the new year.<p>Specifically, the India ETFs that focus on small capitalization stocks have been among the best performers in the emerging markets category …

How the New York Times Is Using Strategies Inspired by Netflix, Spotify, and HBO to Make Itself Indispensible | WIRED

<i>The New York Times</i><p>Claws Its Way<p>Into the Future<p><i>The New York Times</i> Claws Its Way Into the Future<p>by Gabriel Snyder | photographs by James Day …

Journalism

The Secret to Keeping Your Goals When You Have Zero Willpower

Don't worry, this is not another New Year's resolutions how-to article. This is a beautiful challenge to be accepted, a desperate call to action, and …