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Arundhati Roy: ‘The point of the writer is to be unpopular’

Arundhati Roy does not believe in rushing things. With her novels, she prefers to wait for her characters to introduce themselves to her, and slowly develop a trust and a friendship with them. Sometimes, however, external events force her hand. One of these was the election of the divisive Hindu …

Books

7 Pro Tips to Up Your Game on Instagram Stories

As Hootsuite’s social media coordinator by day and a professional DJ by night, Christine Colling uses Instagram Stories—a lot. That’s why we asked …

Beyond a joke

Conventional economic thinking would suggest it is easy to outcompete Coca-Cola. You could produce a drink that tastes nicer; or make a drink that …

Al Gore

Anthony Bourdain and the Power of Telling the Truth

I have long maintained a theory that Anthony Bourdain—who died on Friday, at the age of sixty-one, of an apparent suicide—was the best-known celebrity in America. There are, I realize, actual ways to measure this sort of thing, but the intimacy that Bourdain cultivated with his fans was of a sort …

Sexual Harassment

Affordable Shopping In Paris

<i>Photo: Courtesy of Jimmy Choo</i>Chic, high-end and enviably couture: affordable shopping isn’t something that springs to mind when thinking about Paris. …

France

Designer outlet shopping near Paris | La Vallée Village

Treat yourself to whatever you want from 9 June to 15 July! Enjoy Further Reductions of up to 70%* on selected items in a selection of …

Paris

Anthony Bourdain’s field notes from Hong Kong

I am brutal on directors. Not in a “Where’s my half-caff soy latte!?!” kind of a way, but in my expectations. I show up on time—all the time. I don’t …

Hong Kong

101 things to do in Paris

Whether you're here for a weekend or a week, choosing how to spend time in Paris can seem overwhelming. But fear not, a browse through our bible of …

The author and oncologist on his red suede writing couch, his admiration for Orwell and his love of cell biology<p>By the time I sit down to write in my office, I’ve typically gone through several internal cycles of remission and relapse. I’ve probably finished my rounds in the cancer ward. Perhaps …

Books

“Bursty” Communication Can Help Remote Teams Thrive

Working from home is becoming more mainstream, but large employers are starting to wonder whether remote work actually stifles innovation and …

The Workplace

21 Paleo Chicken Recipes So You’re Not Making the Same Thing Every Week

Whether you’re just starting out on Paleo or have been a certified caveman for some time now, you know that the diet involves saying goodbye to …

Healthy Eating

Internet Trends Report 2018

Trends

Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours A Week On “Compound Time”

<b>Warren Buffett, Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey all do this one thing outside their to-do-lists everyday.</b><p>One question has fascinated me my entire …

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes may be our first true feminist anti-hero

It’s 2008, and Elizabeth Holmes is about to be removed as CEO of Theranos, the blood-testing startup she founded. Don Lucas, chairman of Theranos’ board, has convened an emergency meeting with the other directors to discuss concerns about Holmes’ revenue projections, which seem highly unrealistic. …

Silicon Valley

Junction Shadow House

Once an exact replica of its neighbor, the Junction Shadow House underwent a complete renovation to set itself apart from its semi-detached twin. …

Architecture

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

A Local’s Guide to the Best of Mykonos, in 12 Photos

“I’ll tell you something,” Manola begins. “I love eating.” So where does this self-proclaimed gourmand indulge on the island? “<b>Tasos</b> is a small …

European Travel

Internet Insecurity

Here’s the brutal truth: It doesn’t matter how much your organization spends on the latest cybersecurity hardware, software, training, and staff or whether it has segregated its most essential systems from the rest. If your mission-critical systems are digital and connected in some form or fashion …

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

The Kurt Vonnegut Guide to Great Copywriting: 8 Rules That Apply to Anyone

Discover eight actionable takeaways from Kurt Vonnegut's writing rules that copywriters can apply to their own work.

Kurt Vonnegut

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

We can stop hacking and trolls, but it would ruin the internet

CYBERTERRORISM fears are through the roof. Ransomware is wreaking havoc on corporations, hospitals and individuals. Printers can be hacked to take …

How Steinbeck Used the Diary as a Tool of Discipline, a Hedge Against Self-Doubt, and a Pacemaker for the Heartbeat of Creative Work

“Just set one day’s work in front of the last day’s work. That’s the way it comes out. And that’s the only way it does.”<p>Many celebrated writers have championed the creative benefits of keeping a diary, but no one has put the diary to more impressive practical use in the creative process than <b>John</b> …

Increase Employee Engagement By 300% With This Daily Practice

We all know that traditional performance management systems and practices have outlived their use.<p>We also know that the #1 stressor for American workers per Andrew Faas’s work with Yale is the old-fashioned, and often intimidating, annual performance review.<p>So what’s the answer?<p><b>Feedback That</b> …

Employee Engagement

'Dear Mark, this is why I hate you.' An open letter to Zuckerberg

Dear Mark,<p>Fuck you. Oh, sorry, were you expecting something politer? Senators might thank for you volunteering to appear in Congress, but you helped …

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

How do I know that the usual perception is right, and this is wrong?<p>In the elementary grammar of things, there is no distinction between ‘cause’ and ‘effect’<p>What do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, …

Quantum Mechanics

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

Setup

Zaha Hadid’s only private residence is finally complete

A master suite tower appears to float above the tree canopy<p>Capital Hill Residence, the only private home by the late Zaha Hadid, is finally complete. Designed for international real estate developer Vladislav Doronin, who is the chairman and CEO of OKO Group as well as of luxury hotel group Aman …

Related Maps

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It's also a meal that many New Yorkers skip. This is a shame because so many restaurants in this city do some amazing things before 11 a.m. Whether it's with a civilized traditional Japanese breakfast, an egg-stuffed burrito, bagels and lox, or …

Breakfast

Photos of Loneliness in New York City

Photographer Luc Kordas first moved from Europe to New York City in 2014 after living in six different countries in six different years. Since then, …