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One Last Visit to See My Patient

The rain was coming down in torrents and my shoes were not up to the job. Nevertheless, I pressed forward along the soggy blocks. My 91-year-old patient and I had been together for some 20 years — honestly I’d lost count — so this was the least I could do.<p>Fibrotic lungs and a weak heart set in a …

Medicine

9 Perfect Sports Movies That Aren’t About Men

After watching Battle of the Sexes, go ahead and have a lady-athlete movie marathon.<p>In <i>Battle of the Sexes,</i> <b>Emma Stone</b> takes on the role of <b>Billie Jean King,</b> the legendary tennis star who agreed to an exhibition match against Bobby Riggs (played by <b>Steve Carell</b>) in an attempt to quiet sexist chatter. …

Rosie O'Donnell

7 tips for staying healthy during what looks to be a horrible flu season

With cold weather comes flu season, and this year isn’t looking too great when it comes to avoiding the sniffles—at least if the US follows in …

Wellness

Surf’s Up! Dog Surfing Contest in Pictures

Surfing

Gloria Allred’s Crusade

A few years ago, Marisa Woytek, a lance corporal in the Marines, decided to help other women deal with a problem she’d already dealt with several times herself. She was going to get their photographs removed from private Facebook groups like Just the Tip of the Spear. (The name refers both to a …

Bill Cosby

After 70 years, we’ve finally figured out how to build a better microwave

You’ve probably never heard of Percy Spencer, but you’ve certainly used one of his most famous inventions—probably to make popcorn.<p>The microwave was invented it in 1947 and soon became an American household staple. The devices sped up the heating and reheating process in the kitchen, and flew off …

Microwaves

How to Work From Home: 6 Steps to Land the Perfect Remote Job

Want to find a great job that lets you work from home? Here's how to get hired for the perfect remote job -- and dream lifestyle for you.<p>Remote work is increasingly popular for employees and employers. (I know: "Thanks, Captain Obvious.") Working from home is quickly becoming an expectation: Nearly …

Employment

How Apple Will Stop Companies Abusing Facial Recognition on New iPhone X

When Apple's new iPhone X arrives next month, its Face ID technology will introduce a new era of convenience—but also new risks of broad face-based …

Privacy

The Untold Story of Kim Jong-nam’s Accidental Assassination

Two women had the most audacious task. Killing the brother of the North Korean leader. Right out in the open, using deadly chemical weapons in an international airport. And the craziest thing? They had no idea what they'd gotten into.<p><b>When Kim Jong-nam</b> was a boy, his father, the dictator of North …

Condé Nast

The large parts of America left behind by today's economy

Economic prosperity is concentrated in America's elite zip codes, but economic stability outside of those communities is rapidly deteriorating.<p>Data: …

Equality

Travis Scott: Hip-Hop's King of Chaos

He has two platinum LPs, he's dating Kylie Jenner, and his shows are so wild they've gotten him arrested. Now, he's got much bigger things in …

Travis Scott

The NFL Won't Forget September 24, 2017 Anytime Soon

September 24, 2017 has been a day of immense consequence for the National Football League. Across the nation, an unprecedented number of players, coaches, and even owners have stood—or kneeled—in solidarity in the face of an avalanche of invective from the President of the United States. Donald …

Colin Kaepernick

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains ‘Game of Thrones’: All Your Burning Dragon Biology Questions Answered

It looks like America's favorite astrophysicist finally finished season 7. He also hinted at a profound observation about NFL players who "bend the …

Game of Thrones

The Sadness of the Kardashians

E!’s 10-year anniversary special celebrating its flagship family was surprisingly honest and strangely tragic.<p>On Friday, as Puerto Rico contended with the aftermath of a hurricane that had left much of the island without power, and North Korea threatened to detonate a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific …

Reality TV

What the media gets wrong about Donald Trump, according to the NYT’s Maggie Haberman

“Shrill” outrage and grandstanding only hurt the media’s credibility, Haberman says.<p>New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman is known for her deeply sourced stories about what’s really happening at the Trump White House. She says the gap between what people close to Trump know and what everyone else …

Donald Trump

The 37 best young adult books we ever read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Many of us look back on the "young adult" years of our life and remember both broad brush strokes of volatile feelings and …

Books

Bubble Trouble

Why “ICO” is becoming a bad word—and what’s next<p>Everyone’s going gaga for Initial Coin Offerings. “What’s an <b>ICO</b>?” asks, then answers, <b>Bloomberg</b>. “The ICO Craze Explained,” explains <b>Recode</b>. “WTF is an ICO?” demands <b>TechCrunch</b>. And here’s “Everything you need to know about ICOs,” soothes <b>TNW</b>.<p>Techland’s …

After Trump’s Comments, a Watershed NFL Sunday?

On Saturday night the Buffalo Bills opened the floor for discussion about the news of the day—and what President Donald Trump said on Friday night, …

Donald Trump

Here’s What Men and Women Dream About Most Often

Daydreams are great because they inspire, entertain, and de-stress us. And if you begin to visualize your daydreams, there’s actually a better chance they’ll become reality. But if the best part about daydreams is our ability to consciously control them, then the strangest part about our <i>actual</i> …

Cheat

These are the most popular wedding songs in America — and the ones your state loves

<i>Welcome to Wedding Guest Wednesday, a feature in which Solo-ish explores the joys and woes of attending other people’s weddings. Because it’s not all about the happy couple — it’s a big day for guests as well.</i><p>“Marry Me” or “Marry You”? “Can’t Stop the Feeling” or “I Gotta Feeling”? “Lucky” or “Get …

Weddings

How to Wake Up Feeling Motivated & Ready to Succeed

We've all been there. The alarm goes off in the morning and we groggily feel around the nightstand in search of the alarm's snooze button to snag a …

Productivity

​The Conscious Buyer's Guide To Safe Seafood

Take this cheat sheet to the seafood aisle with you to buy more sustainable, safe fish.<p>You know that eating fish—particularly fatty fish like salmon or mackerel—offers some pretty impressive health benefits, from boosting heart health to keeping your brain sharp. But as soon as you get to the …

Seafood

Pictures of the Week 9.21.17

Bundestag

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of September 18, 2017)

Disaster struck Puerto Rico this week when Hurricane Maria crashed into the southeastern coast of the island, killing over a dozen and rendering an estimated 3.4 million people without power.<p>The strongest storm to hit the island in 80 years, Maria also knocked out much of the water supply. The …

The Best Surf Towns in America 2017

<b>1. Haleiwa, HI</b><br>Visions of clean, white-sand beaches, palm trees, and perfect surf usually accompany a first-time visit to Hawaii. But it’s not until …

Hampton Roads

Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is science-fiction's brave new hope

Villeneuve directed Arrival, the most profound and original sci-fi film in years. Then Ridley Scott hand-picked him to make the long-awaited sequel …

Science Fiction

#TheLIST: 9 Exhibitions You Must See This Fall

Renowned art advisor Sara Kay shows us the way.<p>We entrusted private art dealer Sara Kay, who just opened her own namesake gallery in New York's Lower East Side, to share the top exhibitions worth browsing this fall season.

Art

The Full Revolution of Nicki Minaj

‘Some may call it attitude, some might call it genius’ — after a decade of dominance, the rap revolutionary is ready to launch a new era of pink-tinged provocation<p><i>Taken from the autumn/winter issue of Dazed. You can buy a copy of our latest issue here.</i><p>“You know what?” Nicki Minaj says, catching a …

Miu Miu

Trump has started a brain drain back to India

In 2005, two years after Sameer Sahay arrived in the United States from India to pursue an MBA, he was thrilled when an Oregon health care company hired him and agreed to sponsor his green card. His life as an American, he thought, had begun.<p>Twelve years later, Sahay, now 50, is still a data …

Immigration