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The Follower Factory

Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.

Social Media

Female Fertility in 2018: What Every Millennial Needs to Know *Now*

Brooke Wallace*, an archivist librarian, calls me from uptown Manhattan on her lunch break. We’re connecting because she just finished the process of freezing her eggs and I want to know how it went.<p>We start at the beginning. Wallace tells me she first considered the procedure when she and her …

Pregnancy

The Best Movies of 2017

Celebrating the finest movies offered up by both the multiplex and the art house.<p>The end of the year is here, meaning it’s now time to definitively celebrate the finest movies that made their way to the multiplex and the art house. Over the past twelve months, moviegoers have been gifted with a …

Yukon Territory

The Top 10 Television Shows of 2017

It didn’t take any extra effort to produce a top 10 list in which every series has at least one strong female lead character, powerfully examined in …

The Fashion of ‘I, Tonya’ Goes Deeper Than Nostalgia

<i>I, Tonya</i> is the kind of film to watch without expectations. That’s a tall order, though, considering how cemented Tonya Harding is in the public consciousness and how much people know—or think they know—about the figure skater who achieved athletic greatness only to be banned from the sport …

What Happens When an Algorithm Helps Write Science Fiction | WIRED

The machines sat empty in the dark. Only a single light was on when Anne and Ed entered. A lone searcher was staring at the Other planet1, his face …

Profit

The Rise and Fall of Hype Machine, the Internet's Forgotten Fave

From starting one of the most popular music websites of the 2000s to struggling to keep the lights on, Hype Machine’s founder explains what the fuck happened.<p>“A juggernaut of growing influence,” “[one of] 100 essential websites,” “the future of all media” – in the late 2000s, Hype Machine was being …

The politics of pop music in 2017

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Politics permeated our culture in 2017. It wasn't just on our news channels, it was in our professional sports, our awards shows and late-night talk shows, and in our pop music.<p>Not all the political pop of 2017 was radio friendly, nor was it obvious or intentionally political. …

Shot by cops and forgotten

Police shoot far more people than anyone realized, a VICE News investigation reveals<p>An exclusive analysis of data from the 50 largest local police departments in the United States shows that police shoot Americans more than twice as often as previously known.<p>Police shootings aren’t just …

The Untold Story of How Massive Success Made GoPro's CEO Lose His Way. Can He Recover? | Inc.com

Nick Woodman is crying.<p>Red-tailed hawks wheel around the sky outside the wall of windows of the GoPro founder's hilltop office in San Mateo, California. A few miles east and far below, the San Francisco Bay twinkles in the late-September light. Mementos of a life spent surfing around the world, …

Estonia, the Digital Republic

Its government is virtual, borderless, blockchained, and secure. Has this tiny post-Soviet nation found the way of the future?<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Up the Estonian coast, a five-lane highway bends with the path of the sea, …

Europe

This is How a Woman is Erased From Her Job

<i>A.N. Devers | Longreads | December 2017 | 26 minutes (6,577 words)</i>This is a story about a woman who was erased from her job as the editor of the most …

Journalism

A stupid mistake undermined the academy’s response to the #OscarsSoWhite campaign – but the dream factory has at last extended its repertoire of dreams<p>The biggest mistakes at the Oscars are usually said to be made by women with their fashion “fails”. I won’t bore you with the details, but last year …

La La Land

Proof that India’s growth mostly benefits India’s rich

India is a 1.3 billion person anomaly. As a whole, the country is doing exceptionally well. It is the fastest growing major economy in the world, and is catching up with wealthier nations with impressive speed. Yet over the last several decades, defying economic theory, the Indian states with the …

Twitter tweaks direct messages for brands so they sound more human

Twitter is once again tinkering with direct messages, this time to let brands show customers that they’re communicating with a human, not an automated bot. With custom profiles, businesses no longer have to respond with their company name; they can instead insert a customer service agent’s name and …

Traveler’s Photos Capture the Beautiful Diversity of Remote Cultures Around the World

Eight years ago, photographer Alexander Khimushin set off on an adventure around the globe—and he’s been a permanent nomad ever since. This lifestyle has allowed him to see incredible sights while also teaching him a valuable lesson: people are the most amazing part of his travels. “Especially in …

Refugees,Mosul,Weddings,World news,Islamic State,Iraq,Middle East and North Africa,Life and style<p>The wedding of Hussain Zeeno Zannun, 26, and Chahad, 16, who both fled from Isis in Mosul, northern Iraq

Middle East

Apple’s new spaceship campus gets a name, lifts off in April

Main headquarters replaces the '90s-era Infinite Loop campus.<p>Apple has been building its giant new "spaceship" campus in the company's hometown of …

DID YOU KNOW This place in Northeast India is home to Asia’s largest all women’s market!

In a nation where Patriarchy has ruled and thrived over centuries, there are women who have stood tall on their own.One of the leading example is the …

India

I like to call myself and be called fat. I think fat is a political subject, and as such it feels powerful to reclaim words that are frequently used pejoratively<p>There are lots of words used to describe people such as me. Medics and their allies will use some Latin or Greek to make their language …

Weight Loss

Have the women spoken?

South Asia needs mutual accommodation in solving problems. It needs a feminist foreign policy.<p>Written by |<p><i>Hogen, a Chinese Zen teacher, lived alone</i> …

Foreign Policy

Beyond green tokenism, what each of us can do, every day

Sunday was the World Environment Day. A day well spent in academic seminars, sarkari functions and corporate social responsibility events. An average …

Dadri: Panchayat says they are the 'real victims'; demand FIR against Akhlaq's family within 20 days

The villagers in Bishada village of Dadri on Monday held a panchayat to discuss Mohammad Akhlaq's lynching incident. Earlier in the morning …

This Is Where Women Are Seeking Peace In The World's Most Violent Country

El Salvador's former first lady has founded six miniature cities spread throughout the country as a place where women can learn, grow, and escape from the death that looms outside. BuzzFeed News' Karla Zabludovsky reports from Usulután, El Salvador.<p>USULUTÁN, El Salvador — The threat came from …

NIT flare-up refuses to die, HRD Ministry sends team

Tensions between Kashmiri and outstation students kept the National Institute of Technology in Srinagar on the boil as outstation students — …

A project that gives free bicycles to girls and a soap opera that subverts the usual stereotypes are challenging deep-seated patriarchal social norms<p>“I began to feel that myself plus the bicycle equaled myself plus the world,” said American women’s suffragist Frances Willard in the 1800s, …

India

A lesson in hidden agendas

The public education system (PES) has for long been under fire. It is being painted as non-functioning, wasteful and un-improvable. The Right to …

With 33 Employees, Nextbit Hopes To Succeed In Ways That Smartphone Giants Can’t

In a business where big companies struggle to compete, maybe being tiny is an advantage.<p><i>“Samsung Smartphone Sales Will Decline For The First Time Ever This Year”</i><p><i>“HTC Forced to Lay Off Employees Due To Loss In Smartphone Sales”</i><p><i>“Microsoft Writes Off $7.6B, Admits Failure Of Nokia Acquisition”</i><p><i>“Sony</i> …

This lesbian hip-hop duo from Cuba fights homophobia with music

In the early years after 1959 revolution, homosexuality was seen as counter-revolutionary and Cuba’s socialist rulers sent gay people to correctional …

LGBTQI