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Welcome to impossible: The Golden Knights and the NHL miracle that makes no sense

<b>So what just happened?</b> On Sunday, the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Winnipeg Jets to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.<p>The win is the latest in what’s been a stunning campaign – they were 500-1 to win the championship at the start of the season – one that’s seen the Golden Knights stake their …

Ice Hockey

Tracking the Gender Balance of This Year’s Music Festival Lineups

Even a quick scan through this year’s festival lineup posters reveals a gender imbalance, with female artists scarce among the larger font sizes. To look even deeper, we converted those lineups into data—logging the nearly 1,000 artists booked at 20 of this year’s biggest multi-genre festivals …

Festivals

Dream Chasers: The Sixers’ Moment Has Arrived

The Philadelphia 76ers are not a dog mask team. They are not an all-we-got-is-all-we-need team. They are not a do-you-believe-in-miracles team. …

Basketball

Citizen Zuck: The making of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

<i>"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up." <br>-Pablo Picasso</i><br>(Listed on Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook profile under "Favorite Quotes")<p><b>There's a story</b> about Mark Zuckerberg visiting his hometown of Dobbs Ferry, New York: A few years ago<b>,</b> he and his wife, Priscilla …

Silicon Valley

TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2018 | Time.com

Instagram Looks Like Facebook’s Best Hope

Through the glass doors, beyond the giant camera logo and before the artisan coffee stand, visitors to Instagram’s headquarters in Menlo Park, …

Social Media

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Minimalism

The 10 best airlines in the world, according to travellers

TripAdvisor has revealed the winners of its 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards for Airlines — and some of the results are pretty surprising.<p>The winners were chosen based on airline reviews submitted on TripAdvisor Flights or via one of TripAdvisor's review collection partners from February 2017 to …

Why He Kayaked Across the Atlantic at 70 (for the Third Time)

For Aleksander Doba, pitting himself against the wide-open sea — storms, sunstroke, monotony, hunger and loneliness — is a way to feel alive in old age.

Old Age

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Racism

The Sequel to the Beloved Card Game Uno Has Arrived

It's name? Dos.<p>By<p>Feb 13 2018, 10:21 PM<p>MATTEL<p>Mattel is rolling out a sequel to its popular card game <i>UNO</i>, and it’s being called the most appropriate …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Lacoste swaps out iconic croc logo for endangered species

The polos sold out faster than you can say 'Anegada ground iguana.'<p>Alongside the Ralph Lauren polo horse, the Vineyard Vines whale, the Tommy Bahama …

Rotten Tomatoes may have radically skewed the Best Picture race

There are several other factors behind the shift to weirder, more personal nominees in the category, but the statistics are worth considering<p>For a certain class of Oscar viewers, the Best Original Screenplay category has always been the one to watch. That’s where the best films end up — the movies …

Rotten Tomatoes

Meet Vero: Why a billionaire's Instagram alternative is suddenly so popular

Instagram haters are jumping on a new social media bandwagon.<p>Vero, a photo-sharing app that launched in 2015, is the latest app to benefit from …

18 most dominant athletes from the 2018 Olympics

My 18 most dominant gold medalists at the Olympics, choosing at least one from each sport … 1. Ester Ledecka, Czech Republic, Alpine …

Olympics

See the 100 Years of Presidential Portraits Leading Up to Kehinde Wiley’s Much-Debated Barack Obama

On View<p>Show of the Day: "America's Presidents" (plus Barack Obama's presidential portrait) at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, …

National Portrait Gallery

This Is How Much Money You Should Have in Savings at Every Age

And the steps that will get you there.<p>Are you falling behind? Ellevest recently talked to 1,000 women about their money—and their lives. Based on the …

A Literary Road Trip Into the Heart of Russia

Russia is a land of stories. Stories of the czar and his people, of Lenin and the revolution, of the Great Patriotic War; of the transformation of a backward land into a mighty, modern industrial state; of Sputnik, of Laika, of Gagarin. Then the story of Stalin’s reign of terror, the story of a …

Literature

A Japanese mobile game about a traveling frog is teaching its fans a philosophical lesson about letting go

The hit Japanese mobile game <i>Travel Frog</i> has conquered mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, touching a chord with many people for whom the idea of “winning” in life seems an impossibility.<p><i>Travel Frog</i>, or <i>Tabi Kaeru</i>, has been topping Apple’s App Store across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan since …

Hong Kong

Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook—and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His …

Journalism

This Is Why Uma Thurman Is Angry

Yes, Uma Thurman is mad.<p>She has been raped. She has been sexually assaulted. She has been mangled in hot steel. She has been betrayed and gaslighted by those she trusted.<p>And we’re not talking about her role as the blood-spattered bride in “Kill Bill.” We’re talking about a world that is just as …

Kill Bill

Spurs have done everything right: if they cannot succeed, who can?

There is an awkwardness to the situation in which Tottenham find themselves, a hollowness that should reverberate around all of modern football. Over the past three seasons they have probably been the best side in the Premier League. They have improved each year under Mauricio Pochettino. Their …

Soccer

Everyone Hates Setting Goals. Here's How Google Makes It Easier for Its Employees | Inc.com

It's that time of year--leaders everywhere are charging employees with the task of establishing goals for 2018. If you've never been through a structured process, this exercise can be daunting, and frankly, feel like a big waste of time. I can assure you, it's not.<p>Setting goals is critical. Goals …

Employee Engagement

Oscar Nominations: The 10 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

A great morning for Phantom Thread, a tough one for The Florida Project, and a truly baffling one for Jane Goodall.<p>The Oscar nominations are out, and with them the usual selection of gasp-inducing moments for the would-be nominees who found themselves shut out. Below, a look at some of the …

Comic Books

What the Men Didn't Say

At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, not one male award winner used their platform to mention the biggest story of the night.<p>The women of the 2018 Golden Globes collectively (almost) wore black. On the red carpet, many of them brought as their dates not husbands and partners, but activists for gender …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

The Iran-Saudi Arabia Rivalry Has a Silver Lining

The escalating rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has alarmed foreign policy experts who believe that it could further destabilize the region. But feminists have reason to rejoice. In the competition between the two regimes to earn the mantle of the more moderate Islamic alternative, women have …

Middle East

‘I’m Struggling to Survive’: For Rohingya Women, Abuse Continues in Camps

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh — Rahima’s father never wanted her out of his sight. She and her sister were too young, too pretty, too vulnerable to be trusted among the men of her village in western Myanmar, not to mention the soldiers who roamed the region.<p>“My father would beat us if we dared to go out …

United Nations