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Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn’t Care Less

The host of CNN’s Parts Unknown (starting again on Sunday) wants to make a great show–and challenge some cultural assumptions.<p>“Ready to eat well?” asks Anthony Bourdain.<p>The chef turned TV star is leading the way toward a pair of narrow seats at the New York outpost of a Michelin-rated Tokyo …

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17 Famous Women on What Feminism Means to Them

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Well Instagram, You Sure Were Shady This Week

Oh Instagram, we'll never stop scrolling.<p>Summer may be drawing to a close, but bloggers, designers and all of our favorite fashionistas have really been stepping up their sunglasses game. Better late than never, right? Whether you opt for a retro pair from ASOS or classic Ray-Bans, these photos …

Amazon looks to gain liftoff for drone delivery testing

Amazon is going on the offensive as it seeks federal approval to test its planned Prime Air drone delivery system.<p>You are not likely to get a Prime Air drop on your porch anytime this year, or even next, but the online retailer, which announced plans for drone delivery last December on <i>60 Minutes</i>, …

How An Earthquake’s Tweets Helped Shape Twitter’s Trajectory

One day, a 15-year-old in Chile plugged seismograph readings into a Twitter account–and that changed everything. Glenn Brown tells Fast Company how user innovations are driving marketing and monetization at Twitter.<p>Cecil B. DeMille once gave a word of advice to aspiring filmmakers: “Start with an …

Why Your Car Is Now A Giant Smartphone On Wheels

A GM-curated app store? Hackathons? Mary Chan, of GM’s “Global Connected Consumer” unit, on how the auto industry speaks Valley.<p>There was a time when the automotive industry was the pride of America, when consumers eagerly awaited each new model, when Wall Street happily buzzed about each upcoming …

Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art | Colossal

<p>Last week Japanese botanic artist Makoto Azuma attempted to go where most artists only dream of going: to space. In a project titled Exbiotanica, …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …