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Formula 1 set to agree plan on 2017 rule changes

The Obama Doctrine

The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world.<p>Friday, August 30, 2013, the day the feckless Barack Obama brought to a premature end America’s reign as the world’s sole indispensable superpower—or, alternatively, the day the sagacious Barack Obama peered …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

Mercedes: Engine boss 'assuming Ferrari wins & Honda threat'

World champions Mercedes are expecting a serious challenge from Ferrari this season and also say McLaren-Honda are a "big threat".

Formula 1 gossip: Haryanto, Hamilton, Vandoorne, Jorda

Friday, 12 February 2016<p><b>Indonesian driver Rio Haryanto, 23, says Manor has given him more time to find the required funds to race for the team in 2016.</b> (F1i.com)<p>Renault development driver Carmen Jorda has hit back at former Formula 1 colleague Marco Sorensen following an accusation that her …

Renault reveal new F1 car and driver for 2016 season – video

Renault revealed their new Formula One car for the 2016 season along with new driver Kevin Magnussen on Wednesday. Magnussen, who was released as McLaren’s test driver last year, will join Britain’s Jolyon Palmer at the team. He believes they have the ability to win the F1 world championship and …

Formula 1: Kevin Magnussen in for Pastor Maldonado at Renault

Former McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen is to replace Pastor Maldonado at Renault for the 2016 Formula 1 season.

How to (try and) make it as a young, creative woman in 2016

We’re officially one month into 2016. After drowning the ghosts of last year in a December-long binge of Prosecco, a lot of us have sobered up (literally, if you’re one of those “Dry Jan” types) to the reality that it’s, er, <i>kinda hard</i> to get your goals off the ground – no matter how many …

British Vogue at 100: how a magazine pictured a nation in style

It wouldn’t be ‘Vogueland’ without Shrimpton and Moss, Bailey and Beaton, but this new exhibition of Vogue images at the National Portrait Gallery also offers a long record of British life, from Woolf to Winterson, Bowie to Beckham<p>Few publications, however august or important, have had quite the …

'All Australian cliches are true': Martin Parr talks beach life before Bondi show

The Magnum photographer’s travelling exhibition, Life’s a Beach, showcases images shot at coastlines around the world. Here he talks about sausage sizzles and beach nudity with Guardian Australia’s picture editor, Jonny Weeks<p>Martin Parr answers my questions in explosive bursts – pop, pop, pop – …

BBC 'likely to lose more sport in wake of F1 and Olympics'

The BBC is likely to have to lose more live sporting events as it tries to find an additional £550m in annual savings, according to the chair of the BBC Trust.<p>Rona Fairhead told the Radio Times she was “sad” the BBC had lost the rights to broadcast events such as Formula One and the Olympics, but …

Formula One drivers call for halo safety device to be introduced from 2017

Formula One drivers are calling for a new safety device to be installed in their cockpits from 2017, hoping the so-called halo will prevent serious injury from flying debris.<p>Alexander Wurz, the chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, said his members wanted “swift implementation” of the …

F1’s Red Bull team still on thin ice despite their ski slope stunt | Paul Weaver

The spectacular sight of Max Verstappen driving a Red Bull car down an Austrian ski slope was a reminder this team have the greatest showmen in Formula One.<p>F1, ridiculously, doesn’t have a marketing department. It relies on the media to promote the sport and then gets sulky when we criticise as …

Up the Anti: how Rihanna rewrote the rules of pop

With the chaotic release of her eighth album, Rihanna may have made her most audacious career move yet. Her ‘impulsive, gleeful’ side has helped her become the ultimate 21st-century pop star<p>When an artist with more than 40 top 10 hits to her name finally releases a long-awaited, much-delayed album …

How Design Thinking Transformed Airbnb from a Failing Startup to a Billion Dollar Business

In 2009, Airbnb was close to going bust. Like so many startups, they had launched but barely anyone noticed. The company’s revenue was flatlined at …

Startups

Quentin Tarantino explains the mind-blowing way that all of his movies are connected

And it turns out they're right.<p>From Uma Thurman's character in "Pulp Fiction," Mia Wallace, explaining the plot of "Fox Force Five" (which is essentially the same as "Kill Bill") to characters in different films being related (like Vic Vega in "Reservoir Dogs" and Vincent Vega in "Pulp Fiction") …

10 Movies We’re Excited to See at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Even though we’re still a day out from the start of 2016’s Sundance Film Festival, many of the films have already generated a ton of buzz outside of Park City, Utah. Here, we highlight the 10 films and documentaries we’re most excited to watch this year.<p>sundance preview<p><i>Certain Women</i><br>Indie dream team …

Mike Leigh interview: ‘I’m not like Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard, sitting there every night watching my old films’

At nearly 73, Salford’s finest film-maker has no plans for retiring – but he is pleased to see several of his key TV plays being made available online by the BBC. As he prepares to start on a new film about the Peterloo massacre, Leigh discusses Jeremy Corbyn, the licence fee and the one TV show he …

Design Kit

How AirBnB uses Design Thinking in Projects – An Example

Design thinking and design research inform strategic decision-making on many levels. This is an example of how AirBnB's Insights team uses data to …

What Questions do Airbnb Design Researchers Ask? - Bridge

“Find your inner two year-old and ask ‘why’ over and over again to understand someone’s behavior.”<p>Sasha Lubomirsky loves to ask questions. For the …

Airbnb Design

What's it like to work on the research team at Pinterest? What's the qual/quant mix? How often are you in the field? Does research have a place at the table?

<b>TLDR:</b> Being a researcher at the pin factory is what I imagine it’s like for Oompa Loompas working at Wonka’s Chocolate factory: an opportunity to …

Design

Meet The Scientist Whose Job Is Studying Pinterest Users

In a past life, Gabe Trionfi was helping design new kinds of microwaveable pasta meals.<p>Now, he heads up the team of researchers at Pinterest tasked with understanding how people use the site. It's an important question for the company, which is rapidly expanding and growing internationally, and has …

Bob Marley

What is Human-centered Design?

Why Pinterest Makes House Calls

There’s no better way to learn how people actually use your product than to visit them in their homes, says Gabriel Trionfi, Pinterest’s user experience researcher (and imaginary friend expert).<p>Every once in a while, Gabriel Trionfi, a user experience researcher at Pinterest, will walk over to his …