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Fitbit CEO: Here's What's Coming Next

Fitbit’s fitness trackers already gather tons of information about users’ activity. Depending on the device, they know how many steps they’ve taken, …

Wearable Tech

Republican governors and candidates move to keep Muslim migrants out

Nearly two dozen Republican governors moved Monday to close off their states to Syrian migrants as leading GOP presidential candidates outlined positions that would discriminate against Muslims seeking refuge in the United States.<p>The efforts come amid heightened fears among Republicans, and some …

Kelly Ayotte
U.S. Supreme Court

Meatballs and Mushrooms: 2 of the 700-Plus Recipes From Magnus Nilsson’s Epic New Cookbook

nordic cookbook<p>According to chef Magnus Nilsson, his new book, <i>The Nordic Cookbook</i>, has nothing to do with ego: “This book is not about me and my work as a chef; I merely documented what was there already, what was created by others.” The 32-year-old wunderkind is modest, but with tomorrow’s release …


5 Years Later, The Most Surprising Part About Instagram Is That No One’s Ruined It

As Instagram turns 5, we had an exclusive chat with cofounder Kevin Systrom and his design team about how they haven’t ruined it.<p>Today, Instagram turns five years old.<p>Despite being purchased by Facebook (everyone’s love-to-hate social network), despite adding video, despite changing the filters, …

Social Media

“The Koch brothers are more powerful than papal teaching”: Why Rick Santorum doesn’t care what the pope says about climate change

“The pope is focusing on morals,” an expert tells Salon, “but not the morals that Rick Santorum wants”<p>As someone who's all too familiar with the hoops Republicans will jump through to avoid doing anything about climate change, it's not like I thought Catholic GOP leaders would suddenly have a …

Can Silicon Valley Fix Women's Fashion?

“Fashion tech” companies like Stitch Fix are using algorithms and personal stylists to sell women the priceless commodity of confidence — but who’s left out?

Stitch Fix

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety

An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.<p>After nine years writing <i>Slate</i>’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addicted to porn, impossible officemates, crazy brides.”<p>Sometimes, Yoffe says, …


The World’s Most Overrated Product Design

The people have spoken! Here are your picks–and ours–for the world’s most overhyped product designs.<p>Coffee makers, headphones, and various “smart” things. Are these really some of the best products in history? With your help, we’ve selected eight candidates for our forthcoming bracket on the …


How to Turn a Magazine Into a Valentine’s Day “Card”

Got someone who’s always on your mind? Make them a magazine this Valentine’s Day. It’s a one-of-a-kind “card” that the object of your affections can follow and enjoy anywhere. And anytime you add to it, your sweetheart will get a notification and think of you! Here are a few ways to flip yourself …

TransAsia discusses compensation after plane crash


Quite possibly the best-sounding headphones in the world

The Audiophiliac previews the ultimate Hifiman model, the HE1000.<p>Last Sunday at the Trump SoHo New York hotel I heard a preview of a new pair of high-end headphones from Hifiman, the HE1000, and they were easily the best I've heard from that company.<p>The see-through clarity and lively dynamics were …


Students who survived Mexico’s night of bloody horror accuse army and police

Two who escaped death in the attack on students in Guerrero last September testify to the murderous role of state forces<p>Uriel Alonso Solís is an affable 19-year-old, the oldest of five children from a poor <i>campesino</i> family. But his grittiness shows through as he recounts the terrible night his …