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How Domino's Pizza Lost Its Mascot

In 1960, Tom and James Monaghan borrowed $900 and bought a small, ailing pizza shop on the fringes of the Eastern Michigan University campus. Early …

Backlash has begun against gluten-free dieters

The swelling ranks of Americans adopting gluten-free diets have given rise to another hot trend: people calling the whole thing a bunch of baloney. And then requesting that the baloney be sandwiched between two pieces of white bread. Served with a cookie for dessert.<p>David Klimas has a friend who …

How Dangerous Is Licking a Batter-Covered Spoon?

Brownie batter is great, but getting salmonella from eating that batter? Not so great.<p>For years, parents have told their kids not to lick the spoon — …

Brazil’s Secret History of Southern Hospitality

Story by Stephen G. Bloom<br>Photo of Elizabeth MacKnight in Americana, Brazil, 1979, by Stephen G. Bloom<p>7.7.14<p>Share:<p>After the American Civil War, some …

The Drunken Downfall of Evangelical America's Favorite Painter

Thomas Kinkade’s death shocked his legions of fans—not only had the Painter of Light died at 54, but the cause was alcohol and Valium. How did the …

Here's the secret to getting a lower cable bill

Comcast, my cable company, has an annoying habit of unexpectedly raising my bill for cable internet service. When I moved to the Washington, DC, area in 2013, I signed up for Comcast's Xfinity broadband service at an introductory rate of $41.99 per month. In January, the price went up to $57.99. …

What Hollywood Can Teach Us About Escaping the Dreaded Time Loop

It’s happening again: In <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i>, opening Friday, Tom Cruise plays a soldier fighting alien invaders, endlessly reliving his last day in a …

The Fifth Element Is Starting to Come True

Earlier this week, we learned that Apple's Touch ID could be used in third party apps with iOS 8, paving the way to make your fingerprint a universal …

Bruce Willis

An Office for Introverts

You might be an introvert if the idea of working in one of these gorgeous, soundproof boxes appeals to you. Or you might be, you know, just a rational being.<p>Open offices were supposed to liberate us from cubicle-land. In the 1960s, the German design group Quickborner decided that grouping desks …

Americans Are Getting Less And Less Of Their Money From Their Jobs

Going to work and collecting paychecks isn't the only way to make money in America.<p>"Since 1980, direct labor income has become a smaller share of personal income, while income from transfers has risen," write Wells Fargo economists John Silvia and Sarah Watt House. "This mix may help to stabilize …

2014 India monsoon season: The most important forecast in the world.

It’s about to start raining in India, but not quite yet.<p>That’s big news in a country where about half of the 1.25 billion population is engaged in …

Turbulence: Everything You Need to Know, Part 1

<b>Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves.</b> But is it a crasher of planes? Judging by the reactions of …

This Drug Defendant Spoke Her Mind, Then A Judge Told Her She’d Stay In Jail Until She Retracted Her Statements To The Media

After federal and local authorities raided Ilana Lipsen’s Alpine, Texas, store in search of illegal drug evidence, there was a dispute over what …

Why Memorial Day Traffic Will Be Even Worse This Year

More than 36 million Americans are expected to travel somewhere this Memorial Day weekend, according to an AAA survey. Better start designing your getaway route now.<p>If you’re planning to leave town for the long Memorial Day weekend, it might be good to get on the road early—like, before Friday’s …

You should fear background checks even if you’ve done nothing wrong

I’m pretty sure I’m the only person named “Dan Fleshler” in the United States. That’s good news. If my last name were Jones–or Smith, or Harris, or another common moniker—I might have suffered the Kafkaesque fate of Kevin A. Jones.<p>In 2012, he was offered a job as a doorman and porter in New York …

How I Got Kicked Out Of The 9/11 Museum

<i>Inside the 9/11 Museum (Getty Images)</i><p>The National 9/11 Museum opened to the public yesterday, with dozens of museum employees on hand to assist …

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

What’s life really like designing for Apple? An alum shares what he learned during his seven years in Cupertino.<p>Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s <i>own</i> employees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design …

UX Design

It’s Time to Kill Surface

<i>“The question that needs to be asked and answered is why hardware.”</i><p>To Satya Nadella’s credit, he provided not just the answer, but the question as …