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The Résumé: The Winding, Everlasting Career of William H. Macy

Tucked away in the corner of a bar and grill in Playa Vista, I spot William H. Macy holding court. I’m 15 minutes early but Macy has beat me here. In …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

College & University

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

The Man Who Lives Inside His Dreams

When the most important people in his life all died in quick succession, Stephen Wright channeled his bereavement into turning his house into a work of art.<p>Every morning, Stephen Wright gets up at around 4:30 AM, makes a cup of tea, sits beneath the oak tree in his back garden, and pretends he's …

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

Inside The Ecosystem That Fuels Amazon’s Fake Review Problem

A vast web of Amazon review fraud lives online, and it's designed to evade the company’s efforts to thwart it.<p><b>One morning in late January</b>, Jake picked up the box on his desk, tore through the packing tape, unearthed the iPhone case inside, snapped a picture, and uploaded it to an Amazon review he’d …

How Trump is reshaping the courts

President Trump has already appointed a record-breaking number of federal judges, but his judicial legacy is even bigger than that: More than half of …

The Colonel In The Kitchen: A Surprising History Of Sous Vide

Long before sous vide became a culinary sensation celebrated by top chefs around the world a retired Army colonel started cooking meat and vegetables in sealed plastic pouches immersed in a water bath to liven up the flavor of hospital food. But you'd be hard pressed to find his name associated …

Sous-vide Cooking

How Rap Became the Sound of the Mainstream

When Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert was 20 years old, he uploaded a few songs to SoundCloud, a free music-sharing platform. The tracks got a couple …

The Follower Factory

Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.

Social Media

13 Experts Explain Why Diets Don't Work And What To Do Instead

These experts have two goals: to help people have better relationships with food, and to dismantle the diet-first mindset.<p>But there are registered dietitians whose approach to working with clients doesn't include dieting or weight loss at all. In fact, some of them outright reject it as a way to …

10 reasons you should wake up earlier and how to do it

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” - Ben Franklin<p>“Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as …

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

Books

The 10 Most Popular 'Fresh Air' Interviews Of 2017

In 2017, <i>Fresh Air</i> marked 30 years as anationally syndicated, daily radio program by doing what it does best: more in-depth interviews.<p>This year's guests included journalists, late night hosts, notable authors, political movers and shakers and an FBI profiler — not to mention the multitalented …

Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up

<b>Updated at 11:02 p.m. ET</b><p>When President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on Friday at the White House, he made a bold claim — that his "legislative approvals" were off the charts. "No. 1 in the history of our country," he said, citing 88 as the number of bills he had signed into law.<p>The …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Parked at Loopia

This domain has been purchased and parked by a customer of Loopia. Use LoopiaWHOIS to view the domain holder's public information.<p><b>Are you the owner</b> …

39 Movies, TV Shows, Albums, And Podcasts You Might Have Missed In 2017

Take a break from reading Best of the Year lists to discover some of the stuff that fell between the cracks.<p>Not only have we reached the era of Peak TV, but it’s starting to look like that episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> where Homer climbs to the summit of an enormous mountain (The Murderhorn), only to …

Why You Need Less Noise for Work and Your Health

<i>Shhh.</i> Hear that? No? That’s surprising. Odds are, you can hear something right now: A siren, the hum of a fan, the blur of background conversations, …

A scientist calculated the nutritional value of a human being

There are lots of reasons why cannibalism isn’t a good idea.<p>For one, most cultures would consider it unethical, even if there was no actual killing involved. For another, it can make you pretty sick. The Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea practiced cannibalism as part of a preservation ritual for their …

Anthropology

The challenges and adventures of life on the road, as told by 14 bands

I asked a bunch of musical artists about touring life. They gave me an earful.<p>Earlier this summer, I attended the Pickathon music festival in Happy Valley, Oregon, just outside of Portland, with a simple mission: to talk to as many bands as possible about life on the road.<p>The festival, which just …

To Survive in Tough Times, Restaurants Turn to Data-Mining

The early diners are dawdling, so your 7:30 p.m. reservation looks more like 8. While you wait, the last order of the duck you wanted passes by. Tonight, you’ll be eating something else — without a second bottle of wine, because you can’t find your server in the busy dining room. This is not your …

Hospitality

How We Killed Expertise

(And why we need it back.)<p><b>Average Americans have never much liked</b> eggheads. That’s not a bad thing in itself: Americans are a skeptical but level-headed people—or were until recently—whose common sense and ingenuity allowed their nation to achieve great heights in science, diplomacy and the arts, …

Steve Bannon

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

A Beginner’s Guide To True Crime Books, Podcasts, TV Shows & More

The genre has a long, bloody history<p>It all started with Serial. Well… sort of. True crime as a genre has a long, bloody history, and it's been through several incarnations before arriving at what is—in my opinion—its best form yet. But the current obsession with it is definitely due to the wildly …

Tina Brown Looks Back at the Roaring ’80s in Her New Book, The Vanity Fair Diaries

<b>Wednesday, January 11, 1984</b><br>I have a rush of desire to live somewhere modern. I had always imagined myself living in a New Yorker–y brownstone walk-up, but I am over old-world touches. I want to be the opposite of who I was in London. I want to live in a glass box with white sofas that looks down on …

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

7 things that could help improve your memory

Smartphones and the internet have changed just about everything, including our brains.<p>With limitless information at our fingertips, it's no surprise that our ability to store and recall information has begun to atrophy. This mental reliance on technology is often referred to as the Google Effect.<p>A …

The Brain

10 Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is made in your liver and has many important functions. For example, it helps keep the walls of your cells flexible and is needed to make …