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The Hidden Messages of Colonial Handwriting

Jean Leon Gerome Ferris's rendering of the signing of the Mayflower Compact. Each person to hold this quill would have done so in a way suited to …

Handwriting

Back to the future: how football’s tactical evolution has begun to invoke the past

For a time, the orthodoxy was that the only way, at least for clubs that saw themselves as part of the elite, was the Barçajax way. Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona were seen as the model, producing football of extraordinary brilliance, pushing the boundaries of what had previously been thought possible …

Soccer

The Non-Monetizable Product Blind Spot

Why, in 2016, is there still no good, widely available, digital address book? Why is mobile calendaring still so incredibly broken? Why is there no …

Watch Neon Indian and Friends Cover Prince's "Pop Life"

In the wake of Prince's death, numerous artists have paid tribute to the music legend with essays, live covers, art, and more. Today, Neon Indian and some of his friends have shared a cover of "Pop Life," off Prince's 1985 album <i>Around the World in a Day,</i> via Pitchfork.tv. Holy Ghost!, Kristin …

Entertainment

How I Learned to Love Snapchat

In the mid-’80s,a German engineer named Friedhelm Hillebrand helped devise a way for cellphones to send and receive text messages. Back then, mobile bandwidth was extremely limited, which meant that the messages needed to be as lightweight as possible. The story goes that Hillebrand experimented …

Snapchat

Probiotics Are Useless, GMOs Are Fine, and Gluten Is Necessary | Motherboard

The biggest nutrition fads of the last few years have all taken huge blows in the last week. But will anyone listen?<p>Over the last seven days, a roster of myth-busting nutrition studies were published showing probiotics are unnecessary, GMOs are harmless, and a gluten-free diet is a terrible idea …

Food

Not Every Startup Should Be Venture-Backed — Medium

Not Every Startup Should Be Venture Backed<p>A quick gut check<p>In this record fundraising year, (and despite the recent hiccups, record year in the …

Startups

The Best Jobs Now Require You To Be A People Person

And that’s better news for women than for men.<p>Are you good at math? A computer whiz? Well, great! Presumably your “hard skills” are a surefire ticket …

Employment

Word Problems for Future Hedge-Fund Managers.

Elementary <br>AGES<p>1. Dick has $1 million. Jane has $1 million. If Dick and Jane both give their $1 million to T. Boone, how many millions will he claim …

Humor

For World's Newest Scrabble Stars, SHORT Tops SHORTER

LAGOS—Nigeria is beating the West at its own word game, using a strategy that sounds like Scrabble sacrilege.<p>By relentlessly studying short words, this country of 500 languages has risen to dominate English’s top lexical contest.<p>Last November, for the final of Scrabble’s 32-round World Championship …

Scrabble

Giant Killer: Draymond Green's unreal versatility

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In Japan’s Slow Economy, Rare Price Rise Prompts Surplus of Remorse

TOKYO — One of the most talked-about television commercials in Japan this year advertises an unusual product: contrition.<p>The ad shows a group of workers and executives from an ice cream company lined up in neat rows in front of their suburban Tokyo factory. As gentle folk music plays, they bow in …

World Economy

Ayahuasca Shaman Dreading Another Week Of Guiding Tech CEOs To Spiritual Oneness

IQUITOS, PERU—Saying he was trying not to think about how awful the next few days would be, master ayahuasca shaman Piero Salazar expressed his sense …

What Was the Greatest Era for American Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour

We’re in the golden age of innovation, an era in which digital technology is transforming the underpinnings of human existence. Or so a techno-optimist might argue.<p>We’re in a depressing era in which innovation has slowed and living standards are barely rising. That’s what some skeptical economists …

Problem-solving

Confessions of a former bike thief

<b>Richard Cantle, founder of Stolen Ride, the London-based website that helps victims of bike theft recover their rides, talks to a reformed thief</b><p>So, …

Money

Intel Culture Just Ate 12,000 Jobs — Monday Note

<b>by Jean-Louis Gassée</b><p><i>‘Just you wait’, Intel kept telling us, year after year. ‘Yes, our legacy x86 architecture, dominant in the PC world, hasn’t yet</i> …

Apps

The final match of the 2016 Haru Basho — one of six professional sumo tournaments held each year — was a day-15 championship-deciding showdown between the sport’s top yokozuna. Ha…

The final match of the 2016 Haru Basho — one of six professional sumo tournaments held each year — was a day-15 championship-deciding showdown …

Sports Analytics

The Demise of Hezbollah’s Untraceable Ghost

Mustafa Badreddine, a cocky Lebanese bomb maker and one of the architects of Islamic terrorism, was buried Friday. He was Hezbollah’s top military commander, and, along with his brother-in-law Imad Mughniyah, who died in 2008, masterminded one of the longest-running sprees of violence—bombings, …

Hezbollah

Mystery in Sochi Doping Case Lies With Tamper-Proof Bottle

They are about two inches wide, squarish, and five inches tall. They hail from the Toggenburg valley of northeast Switzerland, and they are held in the highest regard by experts around the world.<p>They are glass bottles used to hold athletes’ urine samples, and they are central to the account of a …

World Anti-Doping Agency

To the Class of 2050

Class of 2050, faculty, alumni, family, and friends:<p>I remember when I sat where you sit today. The year was 2020. The fires from the Impact still smoldered in their craters. Madonna’s “Dance Dance Boom Boom” had just hit the airwaves. Athleisure was bigger than ever, and it seemed like everyone I …

Bachelor's Degree

U.S. Loses U.N. Membership After Soapy Bo Obama Jumps Up On Secretary-General

WASHINGTON—Calling the transgression simply unacceptable as foamy suds dripped onto the floor from his shirtsleeves, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon …

Humor

Criminal charges

Mysterious Benefactor Leaves Coupon Book To Dozens Of Local Establishments In Man’s Mailbox

BARTLETT, TN—Hardly able to believe his good fortune as he opened his mailbox Tuesday, area man Roger Grenville confirmed that a mysterious …

Humor

Stephen Curry’s 17-Point Overtime: Shot by Shot

Overtime is the ultimate crucible of basketball: five tense minutes, with the game potentially turning on every possession.<p>Stephen Curry on Monday scored more points in overtime than any player in N.B.A. history. And he did it in the playoffs, after missing four games with a knee injury.<p>The signs …

Stephen Curry

Inside Evan Spiegel's very private Snapchat Story

It's Evan Spiegel's world — we're all just snapping in it<p>Before Evan Spiegel was <i>Evan Spiegel</i>, there were times he wanted to fit in.<p>Like in June 2012, when Spiegel walked across a makeshift stage erected inside Stanford University’s football stadium to collect a diploma he hadn’t actually …

Evan Spiegel

Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon hits first career homer

SAN DIEGO -- New York Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon's hitting has been celebrated for its comedic value in recent years, especially when his helmet …

New York City

Here’s What Happened When We Tried To Play Moneyball Without Any Money

<i>This is an excerpt from</i> <i>“The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team”</i> <i>by Ben Lindbergh, a writer for</i> …

College Sports

The Sound of dial-up Internet

What Happens When Baseball-Stats Nerds Run a Pro Team?

IN 2015, the Sonoma Stompers, the team with one of the lowest payrolls in the Pacific Association, a professional baseball league near San Francisco, did something desperate: It handed its baseball-operations department to a couple of stat-savvy writers with no baseball-management experience, Ben …

Statistics

1 Minute of All-Out Exercise May Equal 45 Minutes of Moderate Exertion

For many of us, the most pressing question about exercise is: How little can I get away with? The answer, according to a sophisticated new study of interval training, may be very, very little. In this new experiment, in fact, 60 seconds of strenuous exertion proved to be as successful at improving …

Fitness