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Carpool Karaoke

Ninja’s Fortnite tournament was an exhilarating and unprecedented e-sports experiment

The future of e-sports may be in hybrid entertainment that puts fans, pros, and streamers together in the same server<p>As I found myself seated at a gaming PC on the floor of the Luxor hotel’s exuberant Esports Arena, preparing to play <i>Fortnite</i> among the best players in the world, I can say my …

eSports

Why More Young Married Couples Are Keeping Separate Bank Accounts

It doesn’t signal a lack of trust—to some, it’s a way for spouses to show they trust each other more.<p>A joint bank account has, traditionally, been a sign of commitment. As newlyweds start their lives together, it is perhaps the clearest way for them to say, to each other and to the world, “What’s …

Customer Service

‘They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President’

Things were already looking bad when, several people told me, Chelsea Clinton popped the Champagne. It was just after 9 p.m. on election night and she was having her hair and makeup done in the family’s suite at the Peninsula hotel. She stopped to pour what someone said was Veuve Clicquot into …

Government

10 million lives could be lost to superbugs - so how far have we got in the race to beat them?

British scientists claim they have beaten more than a dozen rival teams around the world in the race towards a new synthetic antibiotic. They hope that the agent – an improved version of a natural antibiotic called teioxobactin, discovered in soil by American scientists in 2015 – will provide a new …

Microbiology

These Countries Changed Their Names. Here's How It Worked Out.

Swaziland's change to eSwatini is the latest in a series of shifts in country names around the world. Here's a look back at some of the most famous.<p>To celebrate his 50th birthday, Africa’s last absolute monarch changed the name of his country. Instead of Swaziland, it will now be known as the …

National Parks

Passing the Torch: Denzel Washington and Michael B. Jordan

“It was a big highlight,” Michael B. Jordan said, then looked down shyly into his lap.<p>The actor was explaining what it meant to him when film critics wrote that his breakthrough performance in “Fruitvale Station,” five years ago, reminded them of a young Denzel Washington. Possibly complicating …

Michael B. Jordan

Melissa McCarthy: From $5 in the Bank to Million-Dollar Mogul

If you step up to a negotiating table in Hollywood, pray you never find yourself on the other side of Melissa McCarthy’s “fists of justice.” That’s how her husband, comedian and <i>Bridesmaids</i> costar Ben Falcone, refers to the 47-year-old actress’s fiery resolve to get the roles and production deals …

Michael Kors

The British women who secretly served in the Cold War

<b>For more than 20 years, the green plains of Holderness, East Yorkshire, were the secret location of underground bunker RAF Holmpton, where radars watched the skies amid the threat of the Cold War.</b><p>During the uncertain years of the Cold War, when nations prepared for the prospect of a devastating …

Cold War

Inside the secret U.S. stockpile meant to save us all in a bioterror attack

A SECRET LOCATION OUTSIDE WASHINGTON, D.C. — From the outside, it looks like an ordinary commercial warehouse, only much bigger, about the size of two super Walmarts. Inside it’s dark except when motion sensors are triggered. When the lights come on, hundreds of thousands of shrink-wrapped boxes of …

Public Health

The Five Types Of Nicolas Cage Movies

Our Hollywood Taxonomy series, which just turned 3 years old, is all about the pursuit of clarity through categorization — using box office data and …

Box Office

Inside A Divisive Fight Over How A Top Progressive Think Tank Handled Sexual Harassment

"All of this to say, I surely expected better out of an organization that housed a national campaign on sexual assault."<p><b>One of Washington's leading liberal</b> <b>institutions</b> grappled with a divisive internal battle over sexual harassment during and in the aftermath of the 2016 election, according to …

Sexual Harassment

Announcing The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

Nearly 5,000 entries from all 50 states and we had to pick just one! The competition rose to a new level this year, and the decision was harder than ever. Our judges looked at a vast array of music from every genre — and lots of music that couldn't be categorized. The creative community these days …

Guitar Playing

Technology on Flipboard Just Got Even Better

One of the most read categories on Flipboard is technology, and today it’s becoming an even more essential destination for tech insiders, professionals and enthusiasts, thanks to a major injection of new content, a faster way to browse the day’s news, a way to share articles with your team, and …

Apps

Royal baby: What's it like growing up as a third child?

<b>There will be many things that set the new royal baby's life apart from others, but something the prince will have in common with lots of us is siblings. With an older brother and sister, his is fifth in line to the throne, but what other effect can being third-born have?</b><p>The Duke and Duchess of …

Khloe Kardashian

When We Fled Peru, My Mother Took "Green Noodles" With Her

<i>Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more! In My Family Recipe, a writer shares the story of a single dish they've inherited, and why it's meaningful to them.</i><p>My mother may have been a white woman who grew up in Texas, but she could talk your ear off in Spanish, sprinkled liberally with …

South America

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Management

How to Clean Out Your Spice Cabinet and Organize It—for Good

In the realm of "things I'd like to do on a Saturday," cleaning out my spice rack ranks just higher than doing my taxes and washing my third-floor apartment windows. But keeping your spices organized and fresh matters. Doing so may not automatically make you a better cook, but it <i>will</i> make you a …

Spices

Inside the World of Amal Clooney

A sudden late snow is falling, bright with just a touch of magic, as the automatic gate to Aberlash House opens. It’s an afternoon in March but, in this powdery landscape, could be January. Footprints lead a few steps down a drive, between a row of trees, and climb to a small colonnaded entryway. A …

Human Rights

The New Royal Baby Arrives: Pictures

The resume of the future will tell employers who you are, and not just what you’ve done

Resumes are a poor proxy for a human being.<p>Whether on paper or LinkedIn, they may tell an employer about a job seeker’s experience and credentials, but they’re frustratingly silent about almost everything else. They have virtually nothing to say about a candidate’s personality, or their character, …

Employment

Tesla and Waymo are taking wildly different paths to creating self-driving cars

Autonomous cars won’t happen without tons of data, but Tesla and Waymo have a big head start<p>There’s a race happening right now that stretches from Silicon Valley to Detroit and back: who can make a self-driving car that behaves better than a human driver? It’s a far harder task than it sounded even …

Autonomous Cars

Royal family tree: How the line of succession to the British throne has changed with the new royal baby boy

• Follow the latest royal baby updates on Tuesday here<br>• Royal baby boy: Everything we know so far<p>The new Royal baby boy, born yesterday morning just after 11am, has created history and will slot in as fifth-in-line to the throne.<p>Prince William and his wife Kate's third child means the new line of …

Prince Harry

The Post-Millennial Generation Is Here

… and they're working at the Museum of Ice Cream.<p>To get a job at the Museum of Ice Cream, hopeful future employees show up at the weekly casting call, Tuesdays at noon. They head to the former Savings Union Bank in San Francisco’s financial district, where pink banners announce, in minimalist font, …

San Francisco

Beaten, tortured, sexually abused: An American ISIS widow looks for a way home

<b>Northern Syria (CNN) —</b> For Samantha Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and propaganda videos of ISIS's so-called Caliphate.<p>A holiday is …

Cotton Candy

Karen Pence Is Playing the Mother of All Long Games

Before running for Congress 18 years ago, Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, sat their kids down to talk about it. To explain why they’d be uprooting …

Donald Trump

As algorithms take over, YouTube's recommendations highlight a human problem

A supercomputer playing chess against your mind to get you to keep watching.<p>YouTube is a supercomputer working to achieve a specific goal — to get you to spend as much time on YouTube as possible.<p>But no one told its system exactly how to do that. After YouTube built the system that recommends …

Internet