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Vintage Vacations That Will Give You Intense Nostalgia

Travel before the 19th century was limited to the very wealthy. The automobile and its widespread availability after World War II changed that, …

Martha's Vineyard

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of March 20, 2017)

This week, the most consequential of Donald Trump‘s presidency thus far, culminated with the biggest news of the week when House Republicans pulled their Obamacare replacement bill from the floor on Friday. The disappointment followed a busy week on the Hill that included the Supreme Court …

The joy of stocks: The weird world of stock photos

BBC News<p><b>There is a place where no emotion is understated. A place that pioneered "post-truth" before it was discovered by politicians. A place where both triumph and disaster are met with... perfect dentistry.</b><p>This is the land of stock pictures.<p>Even if you wanted to avoid it, you'll have been there. …

Jaguar Land Rover

Maybe You, Too, Could Become A Super Memorizer

There is such a thing as a memory athlete. These are people who can memorize a truly insane amount of information really quickly, like the order of playing cards in a deck in under 20 seconds, or 200 new names and faces in a matter of minutes.<p>Neuroscientists writing Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron</i> …

The Brain

The Secret to Beating Connecticut, According to Geno Auriemma

Believe it or not, there is a proven strategy for beating the top-ranked juggernaut that is the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. Just ask Geno Auriemma.<p>Lost in the justifiable ballyhoo of Connecticut’s historic dominance—winning 109 straight games and outscoring its opponents this …

College Basketball

Everything You Need to Know About Africa's Beer Culture

Wine, palm oil, cocoa, and coffee are among the agricultural products Americans consume from Africa. But pity the American beer geek and craft brewer …

Beer

Strings Attached: How Symphonic Soul Scored Big In The 70s

<i>“We was thinking about Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Brahms… but maybe we should have had a little bit more Brown.” James Brown, ‘Dead On</i> …

Music

How Morale Changes as a Startup Grows

When we think about startup cultures, we imagine ping pong tables, kegerators, and Nerf guns. More importantly, we envision an <i>esprit de corps</i> that drives employees to happily burn the midnight oil to build the next big thing.<p>However, this startup cultural utopia invariably hits a rough patch for …

Harvard Business Review

Who Owns Your Face?

Advertising companies, tech giants, data collectors, and the federal government, it turns out.<p><i>Updated on March 26 at 10:20 a.m. ET</i><p>It takes a feast of facial imagery to teach a machine how to recognize an individual person.<p>This is why computer scientists so often use the faces of Hollywood …

Big Brother

Inside the GOP’s Health Care Debacle

Eighteen days that shook the Republican Party—and humbled a president.<p>Donald Trump had heard enough about policy and process. It was Thursday afternoon and members of the House Freedom Caucus were peppering the president with wonkish concerns about the American Health Care Act—the language that …

U.S. Congress

The Jihadi Who Turned to Jesus

ISTANBUL — When 22 Christian refugees gathered in the basement of an apartment in Istanbul early on a recent Sunday afternoon, it was quickly clear that this was no ordinary prayer meeting. Several of them had Islamic names. There was a Jihad, an Abdelrahman and even a couple of Mohammads. …

Islam

Can we know what animals are thinking?

<i>For the first of our new series of Medium stories about the animal kingdom, we’ve chosen a 2015 essay about the minds of animals. Animals think,</i> …

Animals

36 Gloriously Cheesy Recipes From Around the World

Say cheese for our cheese dumplings, lasagna bread, and the world's best grilled cheese sandwich<p>Whether it's simple mac and cheese or traditional</i> …

Foodies

Swing Rooms Are In. Here's How to Use One

Guest rooms are an amazing houme amenity...for guests. The question is, <i>W</i><i>hat’s in it for you?</i> Allow us to suggest tweaking that spare room to serve a …

11 of the World's Most Over-the-Top Pizzas

The go big or go home slice<p>The Super Slice hails from Yonkers, New York pizzeria Pizza Barn, and it's a major, major undertaking. (See: children for …

Restaurants

Elton John's Essential Albums

Oh, but he's weird and he's wonderful. Elton John has spent 50 glorious years building one of the strangest songbooks in music – there isn't a pop …

Music

28 Streaming TV Shows You Can Binge Watch in A Weekend

Stay home, get cozy and settle in with these great streaming shows you can wrap up over the course of a few easy-going days

Hollywood

The Week in Review: London Hit by Terror Attack

Five people died and at least forty more were injured this week when a man deliberately mounted the pavement and drove into pedestrians before attacking a police officer outside London’s Houses of Parliament.<p>The attacker was British-born Muslim-convert Khalid Masood. He rented a car and travelled …

‘Bro, I’m Going Rogue’: The Wall Street Informant Who Double-Crossed the FBI - Bloomberg

On the night he cut a deal with the FBI, Guy Gentile was on his way to a Connecticut casino for his cousin’s bachelor party. He’d jetted up from the …

Fraud

President Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead

President Trump called me on my cellphone Friday afternoon at 3:31 p.m. At first I thought it was a reader with a complaint since it was a blocked number.<p>Instead, it was the president calling from the Oval Office. His voice was even, his tone muted. He did not bury the lead.<p>“Hello, Bob,” Trump …

U.S. Congress

China goes west: a ghost city in the sand comes to life

Mountains have been flattened and villages bulldozed to build Lanzhou New Area in China’s wild west. Four years ago Tom Phillips met empty streets and an eerie hush, but now he finds this improbable desert mirage finally filling up<p>点击这里,阅读本文中文版<p>It was a scheme as bold and eccentric as any to emerge …

Cities

The Enduring Legacy of the Pocahontas Myth

Four hundred years after her death, misperceptions of the Native American icon continue to shape the cultural image of indigenous peoples—though that’s starting to change.<p>On March 21, 1617, a 21-year-old woman from Virginia’s Pamunkey tribe died at Gravesend, England. She went by many …

Dystopia

How two companies hooked customers on rarely used products

Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google), has a quirky way of deciding which companies he likes. It’s called “The Toothbrush Test.” According to the New York Times, when Page looks at a potential company to acquire, he wants to know if the product is, like a toothbrush, …

YCombinator

Why Does Mount Rushmore Exist?

Nothing about our trip to Mount Rushmore went according to plan. Our flight was delayed. We found ourselves stranded in the Minneapolis airport for four hours. “Minneapolis airport four hours,” we typed into Google, and the internet responded by persuading us to take a train to the Mall of America. …

A Culinary Legend’s Next Fight

<i>Emily Kaiser Thelin | Longreads | March 2017 | 9 minutes (2,256 words)</i><p><i>The following is a Longreads exclusive excerpt from</i> Unforgettable: The Bold …

Long-form Journalism

Too Much Experience To Be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias

Most baby boomers say that they plan to keep working past conventional retirement age. But to do that, they have to get hired first. New research shows that can be harder when you're older.<p>The study was conducted by David Neumark, who is a professor of economics at the University of California, …

Employment

Start Small, Start Now: Daily Ways to Build Resilience

“Most people define resilience as recovering from a hurricane or a divorce, a big thing. If you define it as small, you can improve.”<p><b>Amy Cuddy</b> is a …

Wonder Woman

Jake Gyllenhaal: Inside Man

"You take the couch," Gyllenhaal says, pulling up an armchair. He's supposed to be "The Patient" in this scenario, I remind him.<p>"Oh, right," he …

Jake Gyllenhaal

The Most Inspiring Muslim Beauty Gurus From Around the World

<i>At Byrdie HQ, it's our MO to celebrate beauty from every corner of the world. The beauty customs of different cultures are unique and steeped in</i> …

Skin Care

Green Beauty 101: Where to Start and What to Avoid

Once relegated to the shelves of Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, green beauty is now big business. The natural personal care market has been growing by …

Skin Care