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The untold story of the vegetable peeler that changed the world

Smart Design’s Davin Stowell shares the origin story of the OXO Swivel, one of the great icons of 20th-century industrial design.<p>One of the most important moments in the history of industrial design occurred in 1990, when the kitchen brand OXO defied the traditional, knuckle-bleeding tools of …

Universal Design

Get in Bed With Skynet

As Americans cram into ever-tighter urban living arrangements, a question has emerged: Isn’t there some better way to furnish a tiny apartment?<p>Yes. The answer, of course, is robots.<p>Inside a model studio apartment at the Eugene, an 844-unit building on Manhattan’s West Side, sits a blocky, Swiss …

Here Are the Best Credit Cards of 2018, No Matter What Kind of Perks You're Looking for

Whether you're a road warrior, foodie, or student, these cards offer you the best perks--and won't hit you with sneaky fees.<p>It turns out 2018 is a …

Credit Cards

'We're moving to higher ground': America's era of climate mass migration is here

After her house flooded for the third year in a row, Elizabeth Boineau was ready to flee. She packed her possessions into dozens of boxes, tried not to think of the mold and mildew-covered furniture and retreated to a second-floor condo that should be beyond the reach of pounding rains and swelling …

Sea Level

Cry, Dammit!: The Sob-Filled Race to Be the Next ‘This Is Us’

These days it’s hard to shake the feeling that you need a good cry. At least that’s what TV networks are banking on.<p>In what might be the biggest boon …

Breast Cancer

How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump

A meticulous analysis of online activity during the 2016 campaign makes a powerful case that targeted cyberattacks by hackers and trolls were decisive.<p>Donald Trump has adopted many contradictory positions since taking office, but he has been unwavering on one point: that Russia played no role in …

Long-form Journalism

Tiger Woods wins. A win for all, and a win for all-time

ATLANTA—It wasn’t the tap-in or ensuing raised arms from Tiger Woods that signaled the unbelievable just occurred. Not that security said, the hell with it, allowing thousands of fans to march with him down the 18th fairway to a deafening ovation that gave anyone with a pulse goose bumps. No, it …

Tiger Woods

Death at Delta Sig: Heiress Wages a Million-Dollar War on Frats

It’s almost midnight when Deborah Tipton settles down to study the evidence once again. In her grand Memphis home, the scene of elegant dinner …

Fraternities

Emerging From The Piles: Life As The Child Of A Hoarder

As my other half clears the kitchen table, heaping our children’s books into a pile on the windowsill and placing a bag over the back of a chair, my …

Hoarding

Paper Trails: Living and Dying With Fragmented Medical Records

Every year, an untold number of patients undergo duplicate procedures — or fail to get them at all — because key pieces of their medical history are …

Health Information

How architects and designers are rebuilding Puerto Rico

From rethinking resiliency to strengthening infrastructure and building codes, there’s considerable work to be done<p>Maria Gabriela Flores, an architect based in San Juan, was home when Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico with 155-mile-per-hour winds and, in some areas, 20 inches of torrential rain. …

Puerto Rico

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post

Print this story<p><b>From the 16th century to the 19th,</b> scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. It was an ugly, smelly death, too, beginning with rattling teeth and ending with a body so rotted out from the inside that its victims could literally be …

Long-form Journalism

The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far

For two years, Americans have tried to absorb the details of the 2016 attack: spies, leaked emails, social media fraud — and President Trump’s claims that it’s all a hoax. The Times explores what we know and what it means.

Donald Trump

Chevy Chase is 74, sober and ready to work. The problem? Nobody wants to work with him.

Chevy Chase is sitting on the porch, outside his home in wooded Westchester County. He takes a drag off a Marlboro and casually mentions that he ran into Donald Glover backstage at “Saturday Night Live.”<p>This is striking on multiple levels. Chase, one of SNL’s founding fathers, last appeared on the …

Chevy Chase

The Science Behind Home Disaster Preparedness Kits Is a Disaster

Helicopters got to Wilmington, North Carolina, after a day of isolation; Hurricane Florence made landfall there, and the city, with one foot in the …

Washington State

How Far Have We Really Come Since Anita Hill?

Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh present a test that the Senate very well may not pass.<p>With a Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation hearings thrown into chaos by accusations of sexual misconduct, the <b>Brett Kavanaugh</b> drama feels like a familiar spectacle. During <b>Clarence</b> …

Brett Kavanaugh

The Re-reinvention of Chris(tine and the Queens)

In her third act, France’s Héloïse Letissier is playfully muddying the gender lines. But under the name Chris, she continues to make pop’s brashest, queerest records with absolute clarity.<p><b>A petite Chris</b> (née Christine and the Queens) lounges in New York’s Standard Hotel. Dressed in a white polo …

Short Hair

Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence

KIGALI, Rwanda — Neighbors whisper that she is pregnant, a disgrace for a young, unmarried woman. The rumors mortify her. She hates her swollen belly.<p>But Florence Ndimubakunzi is not pregnant. Her heart is failing. It pumps so poorly that blood backs up in her veins, bloating her liver and spleen, …

Health

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford moved 3,000 miles to reinvent her life. It wasn’t far enough.

By Jessica Contrera ,<p>Jessica Contrera<p>Enterprise reporter focusing on stories about people whose lives are affected by what's happening in the news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ian Shapira ,<p>Ian Shapira<p>Enterprise reporter covering the Washington region and beyond<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Emma Brown and<p>Emma …

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MMA the Morning After: The Reality of Recovering from Fight Night

It's mid-August, more than five weeks since UFC 226, and Paul Felder still can't pick up anything much heavier than a spoon with his right arm.<p>Felder sports a splint on his right forearm, the fallout from an ill-fated spinning backfist he threw at Mike Perry in the first round of their match in …

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

Why you should read this article slowly

The Kindle has not killed off the printed book any more than the car killed off the bicycle<p>The slow reader is like a swimmer who stops counting laps and just enjoys how their body feels and moves in water<p>Are we doomed to read distractedly in the digital age? Technology seems to deter slow, …

LeBron James Is Already Winning Hollywood

As he prepares to debut with the L.A. Lakers, the NBA’s biggest star has emerged as one of the town’s hottest producers, setting up a dozen film and …

Lebron James

How ClassPass and Mindbody Are Killing the Big-Box Gym

I resisted fitness studios for a long time. Instead, I preferred the isolation of big-box gyms, the nationwide chain types: warehouse-like spaces …

Heart Rates

Rob Delaney and His Son’s Cancer

If you watch the show <i>Catastrophe</i>, you already know Rob Delaney is a wizard alchemist at combining wit and empathy. He now uses this trademark …

Alan Partridge

Pickup Artists Are Still A Thing. And They Want You To Know They’ve Evolved.

In 2005, Neil Strauss’s The Game changed how we date. Now Mystery, the pickup artist featured in the book, is trying to disassociate from the toxic …

Colgate

How to Get Lucky: The Secrets to Creating Your Own Good Fortune

Think getting lucky is all about, well, luck? Think again. Those who appear to “run lucky” just might be engineering fortune in their favor.<p>Some guys seem to have all the luck. A perfect career, a perfect partner, a perfect life. When they’re not sitting next to a book publisher on a flight, …

Six Cookbooks That Will Make You a Better Cook, According to Julia Turshen

Julia Turshen has long been a sought-after cookbook writer, collaborating with big names like Gwyneth Paltrow and Dana Cowin and famously turning in book drafts an entire year before their due date (unheard of in the cookbook world).<p>She redefined her career as a solo cookbook author with <i>Small</i> …

Flavors

Cheese Tea Could Be the New Bubble Tea — If Americans Get Over the Name

“Cheese tea? What’s that?”<p>Mention it to anyone who’s hearing about it for the first time and you’ll likely get a scrunched-up nose and a look of confusion. Perhaps even a shake of the head. To many Americans, the combination of tea and cheese sounds downright unappetizing. But, as any cheese tea …

Cream Cheese

The Tiny Blond Bible Teacher Taking on the Evangelical Political Machine

Beth Moore grew her flock by teaching scripture to women—and being deferential to men. Now her outspokenness on sexism could cost her everything.<p>When Beth Moore arrived in Houston in the 1980s, she found few models for young women who wanted to teach scripture. Many conservative Christian …

Sexual Harassment