Ruth Fuller

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4 Powerful Body Language Habits of Confident People

An intriguing interview with the Body Language Doctor reveals 4 simple nonverbal-communication tips to build up your confidence and leadership skills.<p>Quite often, I get new books coming across my desk by authors and thought-leaders asking to be interviewed for my column. One that caught my …

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

What Critics Said About 'The Handmaid's Tale' Back In The 1980s

Some of these takes haven't aged well.<p>In 2017, Margaret Atwood is ascendant. The New Yorker has dubbed her the “Prophet of Dystopia.” The upcoming Hulu adaptation of her most well-known book, the feminist speculative novel <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>, long in the works, has turned out to be almost …

Literature

A salary guide for your 20s, 30s, and 40s

As it turns out, your money arc is shorter than you think. According to an analysis from PayScale.com, women's pay peaks at age 39, and, according to their median data, at about $60,000.<p>After that, there may be small bumps in salary, but they rarely outpace inflation — so in real terms, you'll make …

Personal Finance

Silicon Valley is 'officially a retirement community for D.C. political vets'

Silicon Valley is 'officially a retirement community for D.C. political vets' starting fresh outside the nation's capital<p>A graying man — once the baby-faced press wrangler for Sen. Barack Obama’s nascent presidential campaign — nursed an absinthe cocktail as he mingled near a former spokesman for …

Silicon Valley

These Are the Best Books You'll Read in May

It's starting to get nice out. Here are some good-ass books you can bring outside.<p>The Dinner Party<p>Joshua Ferris | Short Stories<p><i>The Dinner Party</i> is a collection of stories about quiet, domestic chaos. It’s mostly unhappy white people acting like assholes. I love it.<p>The titular story finds a couple …

Unraveling a 70-Year-Old Photographic Mystery

An extraordinary picture taken in 1948 by David ‘Chim’ Seymour, one of Magnum Photos’ co-founders, has since been seen by millions: first, it was …

How Morale Changes as a Startup Grows

When we think about startup cultures, we imagine ping pong tables, kegerators, and Nerf guns. More importantly, we envision an <i>esprit de corps</i> that drives employees to happily burn the midnight oil to build the next big thing.<p>However, this startup cultural utopia invariably hits a rough patch for …

Can we know what animals are thinking? – The Economist

<i>For the first of our new series of Medium stories about the animal kingdom, we’ve chosen a 2015 essay about the minds of animals. Animals think,</i> …

A transformative practice in Mongolia is helping people die with grace and dignity

What comes to mind when you think of Mongolia? My answer, probably like many people’s, was vast empty space, those signature round white tents (which Mongolians call <i>gers</i>, not ‘yurts’ – a word brought in during the country’s period under Russian and Soviet influence) and Genghis Khan.<p>One thing you …

Inside the failed secret mission to save the filibuster

A group of senators secretly tried to negotiate an end to the Senate's decade-long judicial wars. But distrust ran too deep.<p>A week before Republicans gutted the filibuster to put Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, nine senators gathered in John McCain’s office to see whether they could save the …

The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now

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What Bill O’Reilly Means to Fox News

One afternoon last month, when I was reporting a Profile of Tucker Carlson, I met him in the cafeteria at the Fox News Channel headquarters, in midtown Manhattan. During the interview, we were briefly interrupted by Bill Shine, the co-president of Fox News. When Carlson told Shine that he was doing …

The joy of stocks: The weird world of stock photos

<b>There is a place where no emotion is understated. A place that pioneered "post-truth" before it was discovered by politicians. A place where both triumph and disaster are met with... perfect dentistry.</b><p>This is the land of stock pictures.<p>Even if you wanted to avoid it, you'll have been there. News …

The Seven Types of People Who Tweet at Trump

by Polly Mosendz | April 10, 2017<p>I love Twitter,” Donald Trump once tweeted. That love is manifest in more than 34,000 tweets since he took up the …

When And How You Should Ask For A Raise: The Dos And Don'ts

It can be the most daunting of all discussions, even if you have a great relationship with your boss. For some reason, you don’t have a problem standing your ground when it comes to your opinions about a project. You don’t have a problem setting boundaries. But, when it comes to asking for a raise, …

Sheryl Sandberg: Option B and Life After Grief

<i>Life After Death</i><p>When she lost her husband, Sheryl Sandberg also lost her bearings. Now she wants to help others find a way through grief<p>By Belinda …

Amazon, the world’s most remarkable firm, is just getting started

AMAZON is an extraordinary company. The former bookseller accounts for more than half of every new dollar spent online in America. It is the world’s …

Meet ELLE's 2017 Women in Washington

With American political life at peak volatility, these 10 women come armed with intelligence, determination—and, most important, facts. Lots of facts.<p><b>This article originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of ELLE. Location courtesy of The Watergate Hotel.</b><p>JUDY WOODRUFF | Anchor and managing …

The Hottest 100 Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

Looking to make a reservation somewhere new this weekend? You’re in luck.<p>OpenTable—the app that allows you to make online reservations, read and …

Florida

Why the white middle class is dying faster, explained in 6 charts

The complicated collapse of middle-aged white Americans.<p>In 2015, a blockbuster study came to a surprising conclusion: Middle-aged white Americans are dying younger for the first time in decades, despite positive life expectancy trends in other wealthy countries and other segments of the US …

Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever

Can billions of dollars’ worth of high-tech research succeed in making death optional?<p>On a velvety March evening in Mandeville Canyon, high above the rest of Los Angeles, Norman Lear’s living room was jammed with powerful people eager to learn the secrets of longevity. When the symposium’s first …

Medicine

Google’s Plan to Engineer the Next Silicon Valleys | Backchannel

<b>Vu Van is a CEO</b> in San Francisco. Born in Vietnam, she is a member of the auspicious class of Silicon Valley founders who are immigrants — among US …

I studied how journalists used Twitter for two years. Here's what I learned

Twitter reflects the good, the bad and just plain ugly reality of social media these days. For academics, journalists and voters, there’s never been …

Journalism

Trump vs. Congress: Now What?

On Monday, Jan. 9, less than two weeks before President Trump’s inauguration, the House speaker, Paul Ryan, hosted a dinner at his office in the Capitol with members of Trump’s inner circle. The guests included the president-elect’s chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon; his son-in-law …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Ryan Reynolds on his Deadpool Obsession, Meeting Blake Lively, and His New Film, Life

The last time we talked to Ryan Reynolds, he was merely the handsomest, charmingest, Blake Lively–est actor alive. His quirky superhero movie, Deadpool—an obsession, to put it mildly—was a few months from being released. He was, you know, enjoying your standard incredibly successful Hollywood …

How Surgeons Stay Focused for Hours

Practitioners at Montefiore Health System have honed strategies to push through long procedures<p>Organ-transplant surgeons have skills most of us can only dream about. One, concentrating for hours straight, is something we can aspire to.<p>Transplanting a liver can take eight to 10 hours. Surgeons are …

Health

Here are the 10 best memes from the 2016 presidential election

The 2016 presidential election is finally over, and it was quite a ride. Throughout the year we've seen the candidates debate each other on stage, give speeches to voters, and travel around the country. With that much media exposure, the multitude of memes that popped up were inevitable. Here's a …

Voting

November Is the Best Time to Travel to Paris. Here's Why.

Lower airfares, shorter lines and beautiful Christmas markets are just a few of the draws to Paris.<p>As the leaves change and people swap their …

France