Dan Grant

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What I learned from a week on food stamps: Paul Ryan couldn’t be any more wrong

Republicans have their sights set on food-stamp cuts that would devastate lower-income Americans<p>“Can I help you with something?” said a pleasant English-accented voice. It was 4:46 p.m. on a Saturday and I’d been staring -- face contorted with confusion -- at the buzzer directory of 12 East 14th …

Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy

Zappos is known for its zany corporate culture. The company’s Q4 “All Hands” meeting in November was aptly-themed “Gone Wild”: one female employee voluntarily climbed into a case filled with tarantulas to win a $250 gift card. The event opened with a <i>Lion King</i> performance put on by employees at the …

The Workplace

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Elon Musk

Saving the Lost Art of Conversation

In a fast-paced digital age, an MIT psychologist tries to slow us down.<p>“I am going to be a little boring,” Sherry Turkle announces as we sit down to tea in the living room of her sprawling Boston townhouse. “And you’re going to be a little boring, too.”<p>Turkle, for the record, is not boring. She is …

How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet

On many occasions, we've been tempted to grow our own potatoes. They're fairly low maintenance, can be grown in a pot or in the ground, last a fairly …

Gardening

The Monsters And Aliens Of America’s Best B-Movies, Mapped By State

This print of the Altered States Of America is the best way to teach geography to a sci-fi or fantasy fan.<p>In <i>League of Extraordinary Gentlemen</i>, legendary comics magus Alan Moore imagined a Victorian England in which all of the most fantastic people, places and events in fantastic British fiction had …

Tech Billionaires Throw an Oscar Night for Science Nerds

Steve Jennings/Getty ImagesIt was a red-carpet, black-tie affair at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., on Thursday evening, an …

Black Tie

Articles about 12 clean and contemporary interiors on Dwell.com - Dwell

Your fiancé’s place is ten times nicer than yours and you’re planning on moving in. If only you could get out of your lease.<p>I've long been intrigued by the overlap of design, art, and architecture, and one of the most interesting practitioners working...<p>Far from pandering to the whine of youth, …

Real Estate