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What Hope Hicks Learned in Washington

On the morning of Wednesday, February 28, Hope Hicks arrived at the White House just after 8 a.m. Within a week, it would be snowing in Washington, …

Donald Trump

Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety — But Schools Can't Keep Up

Not long after Nelly Spigner arrived at the University of Richmond in 2014 as a Division I soccer player and aspiring surgeon, college began to feel …

College & University

These 32 Brilliant Products On Amazon Have Over 5,000+ Reviews For Good Reason

Good reviews matter when it comes to buying new products online — and oftentimes, the more widely reviewed something is, the easier it is to take a …


12 Home Projects Designers Say Pay For Themselves Over Time

You don't have to spend big bucks to make a big impact on your space.<p>It's normal to get the itch to update your home, <i>especially</i> when new trends are cropping up every day. But, sadly, even DIY renovations aren't free. So we asked some of our go-to designers which projects are worth the investment.

Home Improvement

Seven creatures with skills that easily beat humans

Britt Spencer<p>What scientists learn about animal cognition helps unravel the mysteries of intelligence.<p>You think you’re so smart. Well, a wave of research into animal cognition reveals that just about anything you do, other creatures can do too. Sometimes, they can do it far better.<p>To probe the …

Cambridge University

SXSW 2018: 30 Best Artists We Saw at the Austin Throwdown

Hop Along, Kelela, two nights at Willie Nelson's ranch and more<p><b>Courtney Marie Andrews March 17th, Cheer Up Charlies</b> Courtney Marie Andrews tends to …

Jerry Lee Lewis

Making Musical Connections At Sing Sing Prison

Sing Sing Correctional Facility is not the sort of place you'd expect to find a flourishing music community, but a workshop run by Carnegie Hall offers inmates the ability to learn in harmony. Twice a month, artists from New York City travel to Sing Sing and spend a day giving 30 inmates enrolled …

Carnegie Hall

The Name’s Hader … Bill Hader

If you think about it, Bill Hader’s long and successful career can be traced back to the day he took his SATs—or, rather, the day he chose <i>not</i> to take …


28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

Is your spin class too young, too thin and too white?

After a few committed months of hot yoga at a studio in New York, Christina Rice had found her niche. So when the studio announced that it was offering teacher training, she signed right up.<p>It was only when she arrived with her mat that she noticed something striking.<p>There were 54 other women and …

Los Angeles

There’s Never Been a Native American Congresswoman. That Could Change in 2018.

ALBUQUERQUE — When Deb Haaland was a child, she would rise early on this state’s sun-beaten tribal land, sling a water jar around her waist and climb the mesa overlooking her pueblo.<p>It was as high as she ever thought she would go.<p>Now, she is among a historic number of Native American women running …


Vladimir Putin: From accidental president to defender of Fortress Russia

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> The first time I saw Vladimir Putin face-to-face was a cold night in March 2000. He had just won his very first election and had arrived at his campaign headquarters, ready to answer questions from reporters.<p>Putin, then 47, was new to politics and he looked it: dressed informally in …


Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings.<p>When I worked as Director of Leadership …


Interview: Woman Discovers Over 30,000 Secret Photos Left Behind by Her Mother

Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan always knew her mother was taking photographs, but never fully understood just how deep this passion ran until recently. When Masha Ivashintsova passed in 2000, she left behind boxes of belongings and memories, which remained untouched until late 2017. It was only then …

Street Photography

'Holy shite, what am I seeing out here?': 7 astronauts reveal what it really feels like to live in space

Seeing our planet from space is a rare treat — fewer than 540 people have ever left the Earth.<p>Seven astronauts who've blasted off from our planet with NASA came together this week for the premiere of the National Geographic series "One Strange Rock." The show, produced by Darren Aronofsky, takes an …

Space Exploration

The Road to the Sweet 16 in Pictures

Auburn Tigers

Luminale Festival Lights Up Frankfurt: Pictures


My Taper’s Keeper: Inside the World of NBA Barbers

Legend has it that Kobe Bryant was always first in the gym. His fanatical reputation was built before sunrise, and, as the stories go, he was in the …


13 Women Writers Recommend Books for Men

From Audre Lorde's book of essays to Margaret Atwood's chilling fiction.<p>When I finished <i>Sex Object,</i> Jessica Valenti's memoir about sexism in everyday life, I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it: hand it off to every guy in my life with a little note that said, "Please read now." While it's …


Why Apple Is The World’s Most Innovative Company

In this exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, he explains the culture and approach that led to iPhone X, Air Pods, Apple Watch 3, and HomePod.<p>The only things more impressive than Apple’s financial numbers are the products that generated them. For a company routinely slagged for not having …

Apple Music

Happy St. Patrick’s Day in Pictures

Baltic States

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s what he found.<p>It is November 2, 1930, and <i>National Geographic</i> has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of …

Black History

The Billionaire Philanthropist

<i>Jacob Silverman</i> | Longreads<i> | March 2018 | 9 minutes (2,268 words)</i> During the political chaos of the last year, one American institution has emerged …

Jeff Bezos

Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet

How do we fix life online without limiting free speech?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Which Web sites get the most traffic? According to the ranking service Alexa, the top three sites in the United States, as of this writing, are …


‘I created Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Cambridge Analytica

The Dollars and Desperation Silencing #MeToo in Music

Sexual misconduct is built into the foundation of the music industry. Our data and the stories of over two dozen women show how culture and labor conditions create a perfect storm for abuse.<p><i>This piece carries a content warning for descriptions of sexual harassment and assault.</i><p>Claire had been …

Music Industry

‘Decolonizing’ Roller Derby? Team Indigenous Takes Up the Challenge

MANCHESTER, England — Some of the women have blue hair, others, purple, some long and plaited, others short and shaved on the sides. Tattoos depicting skates, roses and eagle feathers peek out from behind their elbowpads and kneepads. They wear a streak of red makeup across their face with three …


Why Every Entrepreneur Should Keep a Sleep Diary

A simple thing can have a massive impact on your psyche<p>As any entrepreneur should know, good sleep is essential to good business.<p>High-quality sleep sustains the energy levels you need to grow a company. It enhances cognitive function so your brain operates at its best. It helps you recover from …

Time Management

There’s an opioid abuse problem unfolding in African cities and it’s not getting the attention it needs

Accra, Ghana<p>For a man who once wrestled a runaway cow to the ground, Ali (not his real name) appears timid and tranquil. The notoriety he gained on the bustling narrow streets of Newtown, a suburb of Accra, is something he is trying to shake off. His “rebirth” began four months earlier when he …


10 myths about what can cure a hangover — and whether or not they really work

Everyone's heard some version of a hangover cure.<p>Some people swear that remembering to chug water before bed will cure a hangover. Others have more elaborate routines, involving various types of food, drink, or physical activity.<p>The problem with trying to find a hangover cure is that many aspects …