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The hipster is dead, and you might not like who comes next

What do we call me? I’m a 26-year-old writer who lives in a gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn. I’m a straight white man with a single-speed bike …

The Man Who's Reinventing Walmart

In his more than two-decade career at Walmart (WMT), Doug McMillon has unloaded trucks in a warehouse and helped lead a $2.4 billion acquisition in …

How To Live To 102

Doctors say that healthy habits will help get you to age 85, but how to live beyond that remains a medical mystery. We interviewed people in their 100s to find out how they did it. (Pictured here: Daisy McFadden, 101.)

The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

The Stark Inequality of U.S. Public Schools, Mapped

Who attends America’s “high-poverty” public schools—and where.<p>U.S. public schools and the neighborhoods in which they’re located are inextricably tied together. Growing up in economically segregated, low-income neighborhoods comes with a host of disadvantages, one of which is that local schools …

Income Inequality

The Great Pot Experiment

Photo-illustration by Brobel Design for TIME. Mouse: Getty, Lighter, Joint, Smoke: iStockphoto

Many barriers to work/life balance

<b>(CNN) —</b> This week, Google CFO Patrick Pichette made headlines when his resignation memo announcing his retirement surfaced in the media. But the uproar wasn't that Pichette was quitting so much as why.<p>"After nearly seven years as CFO," he began, "I will be retiring from Google to spend more time …

SXSW 2015: the up-and-coming bands you need to see

Photograph: Brace Yourself PR<p>Kero Kero Bonito: MIA meets J-pop<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/9/1425914754467/defbb11f-420f-4f38-ab0a-cfe938c59e18-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Brace Yourself PR<p>Kero Kero Bonito: MIA meets …

THE BIG SEVEN, by Jim Harrison

Featuring murder, treachery, calamity, and revenge.<p><b>The days when you had to choose</b> between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone. The days when you were steadfastly denied cheap thrills and blood and quality mayhem just because you picked up a so-called literary novel? Kaput. We're …

Tip of the Day: Quickly Access Contacts Without Opening an App

If you want to quickly call, FaceTime, or text a contact, there's no need to open any of the related apps. Those who have iOS 8 on their iPhone can quickly access Favorite and Recent contacts via the App Switcher.<p>Double press the home button. Above the App Switcher you'll see a swipeable menu of …

43 Meals Everyone Should Eat In Their Lifetime

From unpretentious fried fish tacos in Baja, Mexico, to the foraged tasting menu at Copenhagen's Noma (the best restaurant in the world), we found 43 meals that are worth traversing the planet for.<p>Foodies will want to put these spots on their travel bucket list.

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Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi

Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>The latest …

6 Influential (and Awesome) Giant Japanese Robots

Any kid that grew up in the 1980s is familiar with giant Japanese robots like <i>Voltron</i> and <i>Transformers</i>. But those are just a small taste of the dozens …

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

The Empire Reboots

Over the last decade, as the biggest force in tech history hurtled toward irrelevance (albeit lucratively), a few blamed Microsoft’ s woes on founder Bill Gates, while most pointed to his successor as C.E.O., Steve Ballmer. Bethany McLean charts the breakdown of their relationship, the growing …

Motor-less City? Bankrupt Detroit's booming bike industry

Before there was the Model T, there was the Quadricycle. Henry Ford fashioned his original automobile from four bicycle wheels and a chain at the …

These Lunch Bowl Recipes Just Made Your Work Week Infinitely Better

The lunch slump -- it happens to all of us. Once you've eaten at every lunch spot around your office, and you've made every sandwich, soup and salad you can dream up, you're hit with a total loss of what to eat for your midday meal. Once it sets in, it's hard to shake. Nothing seems appetizing …

GOP braces for 2016 free-for-all

The message from Republican officials has been crystal clear for two years: The 2016 Republican primary cannot be another prolonged pummeling of the eventual nominee. Only one person ultimately benefited from that last time — Barack Obama — and Republicans know they can’t afford to send a hobbled …

How The New Yorker Finally Figured Out The Internet: 3 Lessons From Its Web Redesign

The New Yorker‘s creative director and web editor reveal how they approached the redesign–and what other brands can learn, too.<p>In late July, NewYorker.com unveiled a slew of changes aimed at modernizing the site. The update included a responsive design that’s meant to work just as well on …

The stunning weirdness of Ayn Rand: Why her newfound popularity makes no sense

<b>Ayn Rand (AP)</b><p>If she were alive today, Rand herself might wonder what the big deal is<p>Evan McMurry<p>October 6, 2014 1:03pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>On <i>Last Week Tonight</i>, perhaps to balance out his less-than-friendly main segment on Obama’s drone policies, John Oliver asked a …

Sweater Weather Means Pho Weather

Brothy, meaty pho is surprisingly easy to make at home—this recipe is done in 30 minutes.<p>It's officially fall, which means it's officially sweater weather. But being a food publication and all, we're pointedly more interested in the start of pho weather. Autumn is the perfect time to try your hand …

How the Shinkansen bullet train made Tokyo into the monster it is today

At 10am on 1 October 1964, with less than a week and a half to go before the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the two inaugural Hikari Super Express Shinkansen, or “bullet trains,” arrived at their destinations, Tokyo and Osaka. They were precisely on time. Hundreds of people had waited overnight …

What You Should Watch in October 2014

In theaters and on Netflix Streaming and VOD, straight from your couch<p><b>While September might have been</b> a relatively lean movie month, October will no doubt remedy that situation. With the summer now clearly in the rearview mirror, the multiplex promises to be a place full of award-baiting studio and …

By Odin's beard! The new female Thor has arrived

It's been less than two months since the world first learned about it, and now, it's official. Call her Thor.<p>Wednesday sees the publication of "Thor" #1, which tells how the original Thor we all know (perhaps best of all, Chris Hemsworth's character in the movie) is replaced by a new Thor with two …

Here’s What’s New On Netflix In October

In case you didn’t already binge watch season 4 of <i>The Walking Dead</i> — made available this past weekend on Netflix streaming — there’s a cache of new programming ready to fill up your queue in October. We’re getting an instant Tarantino classic, a ton of new seasons of TV, and a few new horror films …

The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time

A dud at the box office when it opened 20 years ago this week, The Shawshank Redemption now perennially tops IMDb’s favorite-movies list—the ultimate in “guy cry” cinema. A story of studio maneuvering, big paychecks deferred, and well-earned roof suds.<p>The odds of a successful jailbreak are never …

The Gefilte Fish Line: A Sweet And Salty History Of Jewish Identity

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a day when everything tastes like dessert. In symbolic hope of a sweet year to come, the table is positively sticky — honey marinades, honey cakes, raisin-studded challah bread. And, depending on where your family is from, sweet gefilte fish.<p>Gefilte fish, …

The definitive case for paternity leave

Suddenly last year, maternity leave got a makeover, courtesy of a most improbable source: Shinzo Abe.<p>Japan’s prime minister is synonymous with machismo-spiked nationalism (he famously denied that women forced into sexual servitude by Japanese soldiers in World War II were “coerced”). But when he …

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