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Burst your bubble: five conservative articles to read in this 'peak Trump' week

Just when you think you’ve hit peak Trump, Buzzfeed comes out with a story that gives a whole new meaning to “leaks”.<p>As our grace period between Trump’s election and his assumption of power draws to a close, people on the right are frequently as bewildered as the rest of us. But some of them offer …

Foreign Policy

DIY Embroidered Map: The Most Thoughtful GiftEver

This might be one of my favorite DIY gifts of all time. It’s intensely personal, it’s relatively easy, very inexpensive, and it means so much to the …

Separate Egg Yolks from Whites for Incredibly Fluffy Pancakes

Unless I’m making crepes, I want my pancakes to be fluffy stacks of cloud-like wonderment. Luckily, it’s really simple to add oomph to flapjacks: you …

Project: Amtrak Subway Map, 2016

Click on the image above or here to view a large version of the map!One of my longest-running projects is a subway diagram-styled map of Amtrak’s …

The Anxious Lover: Stop Feeling Insecure And Get The Love You Crave

Why do people manipulate others? Is it because they're an asshole? Is it because they need to feel powerful?<p>I manipulated an ex-girlfriend once. Years ago, when I was in a toxic relationship with someone I loved, I lied to get a reaction out of her. I told her I was going to watch her soccer game, …

The Psychology of White-Collar Criminals

A researcher reflects on conversations with nearly 50 convicted executives about why they did what they did.<p>Two leading executive headhunters once wrote a book called <i>Lessons From the Top: The Search for America’s Best Business Leaders</i> that celebrated 50 titans of industry. Readers were encouraged …

"Streets Of Whiterun" From Skyrim Played On A Beautiful Harp Guitar

Watching musician Andy McKee play is a delight for both eyes and ears, since his harp guitar sounds as wonderful as it looks, as you can see/hear …

Guitar

Inside Magic Leap, the startup creating a new type of reality

<i>This article was first published in the June 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Bottled air started as a joke. Now China can't get enough.

BEIJING — Moses Lam was an overworked mortgage broker when he started selling bags of air from Canada on eBay as a joke.<p>Now his company, Vitality …

The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies

For years Donald Heathfield, Tracey Foley and their two children lived the American dream. Then an FBI raid revealed the truth: they were agents of Putin’s Russia. Their sons tell their story<p>Tim Foley turned 20 on 27 June 2010. To celebrate, his parents took him and his younger brother Alex out for …

Russia

Life hack alert: This is how to make an avocado ripen in only 10 minutes

Rock-hard avocados, be gone!<p>It’s an avocado recipe disaster; you’ve fancied it all day long, finally get home and set about whipping up your dinner, …

From sunsets to waterfalls to starry skies, the 9 most relaxing videos on YouTube

There’s more to YouTube than just vlogs, pranks, and pop song covers done on guitar. YouTube might be the source of your entertainment, but when you …

4 Awful Secrets No One Is Telling You About Windows 10

There are two kinds of people in this world: people who hate Microsoft and no others ... so, actually, there are one kind of people in this world. …