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Why the global economy may be doomed to lower growth—maybe forever

We’re more than halfway through the second-quarter corporate earnings season. And while the results for US companies show corporate growth, it’s been slower than normal—even the last few years’ normal. For the last four years, the “surprise percentage” of the S&P 500—the percentage by which all …

Economics

Zimmerman, Abortion, and Obamacare: 25 Contemplations on Current Events

Twenty-five random thoughts:<p>Given the messages we’ve learned from the Zimmerman case, Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, and the N.R.A., all young black men should arm themselves and shoot anyone whom they believe threatens them. Because freedom.<br>• It makes no sense to argue that you support Stand …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Seth's Blog

"It'll never last..."<p>"Someone with her background will never make a go of this..."<p>"Are you kidding me?" "Pathetic! Delusional!"<p>"Social media is a …

Rembert Explains America: Texas. Forever.

I drove through Massachusetts in 90 minutes. I did Atlanta to the Florida-Georgia line in an always-surprising four full hours. I made it through …

El Paso

You Need to be Thinking Mobile 1st, 2nd, and 69th

For the last six months, I’ve been baffled.<p>Looking at startups, the client work that we do here at VaynerMedia, work that other agencies and our …

There Is a 99.45% Chance That Nate Silver Is Changing Journalism

Today, <b>Nate Silver</b> and ESPN made official that the baseball-stats analyst turned election data-cruncher, whose aggregation of polls predicted the last …

When To Eat Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Keeping track of what you’re supposed to eat to stay healthy can already be overwhelming, but it turns out that <i>when</i> you eat what can also be …

Slow Ideas

Some innovations spread fast. How do you speed the ones that don’t?<p>Why do some innovations spread so swiftly and others so slowly? Consider the very different trajectories of surgical anesthesia and antiseptics, both of which were discovered in the nineteenth century. The first public demonstration …

Fear of a Black President

As a candidate, Barack Obama said we needed to reckon with race and with America’s original sin, slavery. But as our first black president, he has avoided mention of race almost entirely. In having to be “twice as good” and “half as black,” Obama reveals the false promise and double standard of …

Entertainment News - Latest Celebrity News

From the multiplex to the art house, here are the first quarter of the year's standout films.<p>It's never too early to find good music.<p>Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker try to find the rapper's murderer.<p>Fingers crossed for an animated comedy.<p>More old-timey covers of anachronistic pop songs!<p>The artist, …

Celebrity News

A Beer (or Two) with Chuck Klosterman

<b>Master of pop-culture analysis,</b> music journalist, sports writer, '80s metal lover, <i>New York Times</i> ethicist, and the man who compared Britney Spears's you-know-what to the bending-spoons scene in <i>The Matrix</i> (for this very magazine), Chuck Klosterman is about to release his eighth book, <i>I Wear the Black</i> …

Writing

The Prophet

Before Proof of Heaven made Dr. Eben Alexander rich and famous as a "man of science" who'd experienced the afterlife, he was something else: a neurosurgeon with a troubled history and a man in need of reinvention<p>On December 18, 2012, the set of <i>Fox & Friends</i> was both festive and somber. Festive …

E.coli

Miami: How Rising Sea Levels Endanger South Florida

I began reporting this piece in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I had seen what the hurricane’s nine-foot storm surge had done to New York City …

Sea Level