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The Psychology of "Strava or It Didn't Happen" - Social Media Addiction

N<b>ot long ago</b>, I went on what may have been one of the most glorious rides of my life—a three-and-a-half-hour rural loop with a steep six-mile climb that is famous among locals. It was one of those days when everything—weather, training, rest, group chemistry, and caffeine—came together perfectly. I …

Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg Is Totally Out of His Depth

I might be the only person on Earth feeling sorry for the big boys of technology. Jack Dorsey from Twitter, Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook, all those Google nerds: They’re monumentally screwed, because they have no idea how to tame the monsters they have created.<p>The way I see it, these guys -- and …

Mark Zuckerberg

Omarosa, and Trump White House’s new hush-money problem

Skepticism abounds, for good reason, about Omarosa Manigault Newman’s White House tell-all. Like Michael Wolff, Manigault Newman has a long, demonstrated history of suspicious claims, and just because the things she writes confirm what lots of people on the left badly want to believe doesn’t mean …

Donald Trump

‘Daddy, I’m sorry’: Children begged as father cut their throats, leaving note on bodies for wife, police say

The calls kept coming. It was last Saturday, and Sabine Ntongo was reportedly working at her Houston-area hair braiding business. Hours earlier, she had dropped her children off with her husband, Jean Pierre Ndossoka. Now he was repeatedly ringing Ntongo throughout her workday.<p>Their relationship …

Crime

My Friend Accused My Daughter of Sleeping With Her Husband

Read Prudie’s column for Aug. 9.<p><b>Dear Prudence,</b><br>My longtime friend “Toni” is getting divorced from her husband, “Cal,” after his affair. It has been …

Relationships

Private Schools Are Becoming More Elite

The decline of Catholic schools is making independent education less accessible to middle- and lower-class students.<p>In 1925, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that cemented the country’s thinking on school choice: Families, the justices concluded in <i>Pierce v. Society of Sisters</i>, had the right …

Education

'You're getting nothing': Steve Jobs' daughter wrote a heartbreaking memoir about their often brutal relationship

Lisa Brennan-Jobs, a daughter of the longtime Apple CEO Steve Jobs, has published an excerpt from her coming memoir, "Small Fry" — and it contains heartbreaking details about her difficult relationship with her father.<p>This is the first time Brennan-Jobs has written in depth about her father, who …

Steve Jobs

Strava is making a huge change to its premium membership: here's all you need to know

Strava’s Premium model has been totally overhauled and is being replaced with Strava Summit, which separates its core features into three distinct …

Cycling

Behind the Spectacular Collapse of a Private Equity Titan

Days before rubbing elbows with global business titans in Davos in January, Arif Naqvi set out to charm another circle of friends—Gulf Arab …

Bill Gates

What 'Interracial' Cuckold Porn Reveals About White Male Insecurity

The genre, in which a Black man has sex with a white man's wife, represents the ultimate threat to white manhood and racial purity. And it's loaded with racist undertones that have real-world implications.<p>In July 2017, director James Camp allegedly twice asked porn actor Maurice McKnight (who …

Black Culture

I Made a Deal in a Bike Race—And It Haunted Me for 15 Years

<b>I remember that the race was long and lumpy,</b> 18 times around a roughly six-mile loop. I remember that on one side of the course rain would sprinkle and splatter, and on the other side the sun would bake road grit against my lips. I remember racing down single-lane roads canopied by ancient oak …

Cycling

Porn Stars Are Getting Personal To Combat Piracy

Dania Maxwell for BuzzFeed News<p>Casey Calvert (right) and husband Eli Cross (left) film a personalized video for a client at their home in Los Angeles …

Social Media

My deep dive into one of the largest dark web hacking forums | Dylan Curran

It’s fascinating to see how this community works together to take down 'western' systems and divulge chaos and profit from it<p>The darknet (or dark web) is one of the most fascinating vestiges of humanity we’ve ever seen. It’s an aggregated swamp of all the darkest aspects of internet activity – …

Social Issues

Hiking South Africa's Wild Coast through the spectacular Mkambati Nature Reserve

<b>(CNN) —</b> Some beaches are best enjoyed with umbrellas, lounge chairs and cocktails. But to experience beaches such as Mkambati, hiking shoes and canoes work better.<p>That's because there's no roads leading to the beach. Hidden inside a nature reserve along South Africa's Wild Coast, the only way to …

South Africa

The man whose terminally ill wife wrote the heartbreaking letter 'You may want to marry my husband' reveals how a year of grief changed his life

Jason Rosenthal's wife Amy published a rather startling statement last year: "You may want to marry my husband."<p>That headline ricocheted around the world after it was published in a March 2017 Modern Love column in The New York Times.<p>More than 5 million people around the globe read it. That's more …

TED Talks

The World Burns. Sarah Sanders Says This Is Fine.

The White House press secretary has set a new precedent: Partisanship over patriotism. Victory over truth.<p>On Wednesday, two representatives of the United States government held press briefings, both of them touching on one of the most astonishing news stories of the Trump presidency—a series of …

Donald Trump

The Story Behind Why Soccer Players Sit In Race Car Seats

While watching the FIFA World Cup a few weeks ago, my boss noticed players sitting in race car seats, and ordered me to figure out why. So I reached …

I Asked Cucks Why They’re Obsessed With Watching Their Partners Cheat

"I want my wife to sleep with randoms, but it’s breaking her heart."<p>My worst nightmare is the thought of my partner sleeping with another man. Jealousy is my weakness, and it easily consumes me. But there are people out there, cuckolds, who are aroused by these thoughts. They want other men to …

Everything you ever needed to know about investing, scribbled on cocktail napkins

Warren Buffett once said “there seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” Those words, of course, can …

Investing

How to use the Law of Attraction to thrive in your career

You’ve probably noticed that being positive can tend to bring good results into your life, whether you’ve been penning affirmations or treating …

The Legend of Nintendo

For anyone who’s ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid, phantasmagoric, zoologically ornate video games, visiting the company’s understated home in …

Why People Really Quit Their Jobs

People don’t quit a job, the saying goes — they quit a boss. We’ve heard it so many times that when we started tracking why employees leave Facebook, all bets were on managers. But our engagement survey results told a different story: When we wanted to keep people and they left anyway, it wasn’t …

The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr.

All he ever wanted was to make his dad proud, but things have never turned out quite right for Donald Trump Jr. Even now, despite finding his purpose as a bombastic star of the far right, Junior’s personal life is in shambles and the specter of Robert Mueller looms large. As Julia Ioffe discovers …

Donald Trump

14 Podcasts You Need To Listen To This Summer

For those long road trips or rainy nights in, these are the podcasts you should be listening to this summer.<p><b>Looking for podcasts</b> to binge on this summer, but overwhelmed by all the options? Don’t sweat. Here are 14 podcasts you should listen to no matter <i>how</i> or <i>where</i> you’re spending your summer.<p>Grab …

Confessions of an Instagram Influencer

Success as an influencer requires a strong knowledge of digital marketing. Expertise in what you're commenting about is optional.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Scrolling through the comments, I caught a “thank you for coming in.” It was posted by a popular celebrity …

Social Media

Why Women Say Nothing Is Wrong When Something Is Clearly Wrong

No YOU’RE fine.<p>Why can’t women pick a restaurant? Why do women need throw pillows? Why do women go to the bathroom in groups? What’s an eyelash curler? Men have a lot of questions about women. Some of these questions are unanswerable—I have no idea why throw pillows make beds look so much nicer, …

The Rise of Stories: The Driving Force Behind Today's Top Brands

In the last two years, the use of "stories" has increased 842 percent across social platforms, opening new doors for brand engagement.<p>"Stories" has become a bit of an industry buzzword. With the rise of Instagram and Snapchat Stories, the hype is well deserved. More than any other content type, …

I’m way cooler on the internet than I am in person, and it gives me anxiety

<i>This post is part of</i> <i>Me, online</i><i>, Mashable's ongoing series digging into online identities.</i><p>"Chill the fuck out," my internet self is constantly …

Just How Much Money Do “Influencers” Make?

According to a decade-long study by a professor at the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, 96.5 percent of YouTubers don’t make …

The 50 Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

In March of 2017, we recommended 50 of the best podcasts for your listening pleasure. Many of those shows continue to do great work, including</i> …