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PIERRE, SD—Saying he couldn’t wait to spend the entire night struggling to maintain a comfortable …

Infographic: Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Family vacations can be a time for bonding and building lasting memories, but when young children are involved, trips can also be stressful to plan …

Kids

iOS v. Windows and Immunity to Disruption

The pattern of Mac growth exceeding Windows PC growth (and overall PC growth which includes the Mac) is old news. It has been observed for at least …

Microsoft Windows

At the 2022 Winter Olympics, No Snow Is No Problem for the I.O.C.

It’s a sad day when the International Olympic Committee cannot even clear one of the lowest bars for choosing the host city for the Winter Games: snow.

Yes, snow — the element that most would say is crucial for holding events that are contested on it.

But the I.O.C. on Friday still went ahead and …

Olympics

Say goodbye to the weirdest border dispute in the world - The Washington Post

Just after midnight Saturday, one of the most perplexing border disputes in the world officially ended. India and Bangladesh began the exchange of over 160 enclaves – small areas of sovereignty completely surrounded on all sides by another country – and in so doing ended a dispute that has lasted …

South Asia

Leaving Town: The Creator of Cinemax’s ‘Banshee’ Explains Why He’s Ending the Show

If you work in TV, you know that it’s pretty damn hard to get a show on the air. You’re just a guy with an idea, and they are an entire army of producers, development execs, network VPs, presidents, directors, and chairmen all trained to wring out all the joy, wit, and excitement from your idea.

And …

Cinemax

This Hollywood House Sitter Makes His Own Rules

LOS ANGELES — Brian Farrell rarely sleeps at the ramshackle apartment he rents on an uninviting stretch of Sunset Boulevard. Look for him instead in the Hollywood Hills, where residents pay him to slumber in their guest rooms, swim in their pools and rummage through their refrigerators.

“Has he ever …

Rizzoli & Isles

The Omnipotent Realm of the Profane: Ronaldo, Hazard, and the Soul-Killing Economy of ‘Who’s Better?’

Jose Mourinho said this week that Eden Hazard is better than Cristiano Ronaldo. We’ll call that Thing One. The planet Earth came into being 4.5 billion years ago when the core of the solar nebula collapsed to form a star, causing debris in the resulting gravitational sphere to accumulate into …

Jose Mourinho

Welcome to Your Airbnb

OH, MY gosh, welcome! So great to meet you! I’m Margot. This is my boyfriend, Claudio. Claudio doesn’t talk much. He mostly speaks with his body. We’re superexcited to have you here for the weekend.

I hope you found the place O.K. Did you park in the lot across the street? Oh, good! It’s crazy …

Airbnb

Park Service to Big Water: No federal funding for bottled water bans? We’ll find our own money, thanks. - The Washington Post

First, the National Park Service said it would cut back on selling its visitors bottled water to reduce the litter left behind.

Now, Congress — under pressure from the powerful bottled water industry — is threatening to cut off the federal money the Park Service is using to replace the disposable …

Environmentalism

Why Russian Astronauts Pee on a Bus Tire Before Launching Into Space, and Other Pre-Flight Rituals

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Russia

Oakland A's tell the big lie

Here is a link to my Friday column about the A’s. The full text runs below:

Most people around here accept the A’s big lie. Routinely accept it. Like …

Oakland A's

Mapping the United Swears of America

Swearing varies a lot from place to place, even within the same country, in the same language. But how do we know who swears what, where, in the big …

Why Red Means Red in Almost Every Language - Issue 26: Color

When Paul Kay, then an anthropology graduate student at Harvard University, arrived in Tahiti in 1959 to study island life, he expected to have a …

Linguistics

Buster Posey’s Pitch Framing Makes Him A Potential MVP

At the top of FanGraphs’ wins above replacement leaderboard, you will find the two leading candidates for MLB’s Most Valuable Player, Mike Trout and …

Baseball

10 Signs You’ve Got A Good Man

A good man is hard to find, but there are still plenty of them out there. Check this list to see whether or not you’ve got a keeper.

1. He makes you

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Confronting New Madrid (Part 2)

07.13.2015

Phyllis talks a lot about “the wrong kind of earthquake”. The wrong kind of earthquake in the central United States would strike on a work …

Earthquakes

Toddler Discipline Made Easy.

Do you have a toddler? Are you confused by all the advice on how to discipline him or her? Here is a set of guidelines collected from various experts

Toddlers

How App Design Can Hurt App Development

Mobile apps have become so ubiquitous that it’s easy for most people in tech to assume that creating them is a simple, straightforward process. Look behind the curtain of their development, however, and you’ll often find a painful history of cost-overruns, code and asset bloat and development …

Software

How Open Should a Startup CEO be with Staff?

CEO transparency. It almost sounds uncontroversial. A CEO should tell her staff everything! Right? Right?!?

Of course not.

It’s a hard topic to write …

Uber Makes Its Pain New Yorkers’ Problem

In the immediate aftermath of the stock market crash in 1929, amid the suicides, collapsed fortunes and other pervasive miseries, the number of men looking for jobs in New York expanded the ranks of the city’s cabdrivers to 30,000. Chaos reigned. There were too many drivers going after too few …

New York City

How Trump spent the war years

IT WAS THE spring of 1968, and Donald Trump had it good. He was 21 years old and handsome, with a full head of hair. He'd avoided the Vietnam War …

Donald Trump

The Facebook Method of Dealing With Complexity

Computer systems used to be weak, so we had to make their world simple and standardized. They now can handle almost endless complexity—but we still

Facebook

Why You Should Find Product-Market Fit Before Sniffing Around For Venture Money

When you first start out the only thing that matters is finding a cohort of customers who truly value what you offer. Growth alone means next to nothing.

Many early-stage entrepreneurs who come to me for advice love to brag about how fast their companies are growing. To the consumer-focused …

Entrepreneurship

What the ‘Times’ Got Wrong About Nail Salons by Richard Bernstein

Rarely does a newspaper story get the kind of response that The New York Times front-page exposé of wage-theft at nail salons prompted this spring. …

Salaries & Wages

Commentary: Do You Know Why I’m Pulling You Over, Being Wildly Aggressive, And Charging You With Assault Today, Sir?

Good afternoon, sir. Go ahead and roll your window all the way down for me. My name is Officer Daniel McEwen from the Greene County Police …

Driver's Licenses

In Iraq, I raided insurgents. In Virginia, the police raided me.

I got home from the bar and fell into bed soon after Saturday night bled into Sunday morning. I didn’t wake up until three police officers barged into my apartment, barking their presence at my door. They sped down the hallway to my bedroom, their service pistols drawn and leveled at me.

It was just …

Middle East

My Periodic Table

I LOOK forward eagerly, almost greedily, to the weekly arrival of journals like Nature and Science, and turn at once to articles on the physical sciences — not, as perhaps I should, to articles on biology and medicine. It was the physical sciences that provided my first enchantment as a boy.

In a …

Oliver Sacks

Why a warm-up to the America's Cup is being held in England

IF IT'S summer, it's the sailing season in the northern hemisphere. The waters off the south coast of Britain this year see plenty of exotic sailing …

America's Cup

The Transcript Of Sandra Bland's Arrest Is As Revealing As The Video

During the traffic stop that led to her arrest and, ultimately, her death in a Texas jail, Sandra Bland repeatedly questioned the decisions of state Trooper Brian Encinia and asserted rights she said Encinia was violating.

A close look at the police car dashcam video that recorded the exchange shows …

Driver's Licenses