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I write viral news for a living. What it's like will shock you

Everyone knows clicking on an article promising to tell us “What REALLY happened,” or “The devastating truth,” is pointless, but something compels us …

Psychology

The tube at a standstill: why TfL stopped people walking up the escalators

It’s British lore: on escalators, you stand on the right and walk on the left. So why did the London Underground ask grumpy commuters to stand on both sides? And could it help avert a looming congestion crisis?<p>On 4 December last year, the London Underground ingested 4,821,000 passengers and spat …

Everything You Need To Know About TV And Movies In 2016

From The X-Files to The People v. O.J. Simpson, and Captain America: Civil War to Rogue One, there are a lot of new film and television offerings to look forward to. In chronological order!<p><b>Note:</b> This list, though long, is of course not everything. There will be movies that come out of Sundance and …

34 Flea Market Finds Turned Playful Decor

One person's junk is another person's eye-catching bedside table.<p>All it takes is a little imagination to turn that budget-friendly thrift store find into an eye-catching piece.

La guerre des Shazam du vin en procès à Bordeaux

Dans la guerre des applis, tous les coups bas sont permis, entre start-up, pour écraser la concurrence. Et pas seulement en Californie, comme on l’a …

Google Q1 2015 earnings miss, but investors appear unfazed.

In the first quarter of 2014, when Google missed expectations for both revenue and earnings per share, its stock fell more than 5 percent after …

Google Fiber

Sophisticated Sell

Why are so many women so passionate about shopping at Anthropologie? Because Glen Senk and his colleagues aren’t just selling clothes and furnishings. They’re selling a sense of adventure and originality — and the promise of self-discovery. A field report from the frontier of retail.<p>My mother used …

Patton Oswalt on Movie Addiction, Star Wars, and the One Film He'd Watch on Loop

The actor and comic talks about how he (really, truly) lost it at the movies.<p><b>Like so many celebrities before him,</b> Patton Oswalt has a history with addiction. But in the case of this celebrated comedian-actor-writer-producer, his dependence wasn't on any kind of substance or condition you might find …

The Buenos Aires bomb, the Iranian allegations, and the accusations against Cristina Kirchner

Alberto Nisman, the 51-year-old prosecutor who had spent a decade investigating Argentina's worst ever terrorist attack, has been found dead. But what is the story of the bombings, and 20 years of investigation?<p><b>What happened in 1994?</b><p>In the centre of Buenos Aires, a Renault van packed with over …

The Challenge of the Planets, Part One: Ports-of-Call

In the 1950s, those few individuals who made it their business to think seriously about interplanetary travel predicted that the immense gulfs …

8 Bourbon Terms Every Man Should Know

<i>Last Updated November, 2017.</i><p>The patois of bourbon has developed over centuries. During that time, the language mostly stayed within the confines of …

Darpa funds soft exoskeleton trousers

Exoskeletons have helped people achieve incredible things. They have helped the paralysed "walk" again, aiding in their therapy by giving nerve …

13 Times When C.J. Cregg Was Totally Right

The West Wing hasn't been on TV since 2006, but Claudia Jean's wisdom is as relevant as ever.

Articles about 7 modern homes london on Dwell.com - Dwell

A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>With streets lined with historical structures from multiple time periods—including Georgians, …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Articles about 9 striking modern white facades on Dwell.com - Dwell

Traditionally used by nomads in Central Asia, the circular, tent-like yurt has become part of the current zeitgeist, as travelers...<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>The term "clerestory" is applicable to …

Architecture

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

National Parks

Watch This Historic Theater Transform Into The World's Largest IMAX

Seeing an IMAX movie is impressive, sure, but what's even more impressive is watching an IMAX theater get built. The world's largest no less. It's a …

Clotilde Dusoulier's Strawberry Tartlets with Breton Butter Crust

<i>All week long, Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate & Zucchini will be sharing recipes from her latest, The French Market Cookbook, answering our questions, and giving away copies of her book to a few lucky readers. With her as our guest editor, we're feeling slightly more French -- and significantly</i> …

DIY Solar Thermal Panel Made with 275 Aluminum Cans Takes a Seattle Home Office Off-Grid

When Peter Rowan left corporate life to pursue a career writing fiction and teaching, he needed a little office in which to work. So he decided to …

A Summer Birthday Dinner

One of my oldest friends from college celebrated his birthday this past week, and we threw him a dinner on Saturday night with a long table on a …

Supermoon

5 Simple Ideas for an Easy Outdoor Update

I consider my porch to be an extension of my home. When putting it together I thought about how I would be spending my time there and outfitted it …

Up in the Air

When online accommodations service AirBnB first launched, its primary mission was to find all you urban sophisticates an affordable crash pad in a cool city center. Now, with a $2.5 billion valuation and 200,000 active listings, AirBnB has seen property owners—“hosts”—push it into the realm of …

Hearst Magazines

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

These 4 Sisters Were Photographed Every Year For 36 Years

The year was 1975 when world-renowned Nicolas Nixon, a professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art originally photographed his wife …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

Black Marker Coffee Cup Art by Cheeming Boey

Cheeming Boey (born April 12, 1978) is a Malaysian artist best known for his ongoing series of illustrations on paper and foam coffee cups, his daily …