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'Ice Runner': Running across the world's deepest lake in Russia

The Baikal Ice Marathon is a standard length marathon: 26 miles long.<p>But there is nothing standard about where those miles are run: across the frozen …

Siberia

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

"I want The Three Bears!"<p>These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa.<p>A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young …

The Brain

What the Hell Happened at GE?

<b>It’s a bad day</b> for a CEO when he announces he’s retiring and the stock goes up. That was Jeff Immelt’s day on June 12, 2017. The news of his …

General Electric

Are bots entitled to free speech?

<b>We need to talk about bots.</b> How will the courts address free-expression rights for artificially intelligent communicators? This conversation is …

Columbia Journalism School

Pipe dreams: can 'nano apartments' solve Hong Kong's housing crisis?

“Both indoors and out, life in Hong Kong can feel pretty suffocating at times,” says 39-year-old finance worker Wai Li, who rents a 200 sq ft (19 sq m) “nano flat” by herself in Hong Kong’s Sheung Wan neighbourhood. Li’s living area is little more than the size of two standard Hong Kong parking …

Hong Kong

Experiencing these 5 things? You might be in the wrong profession

Sometimes a job or career is just not meant to be. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you might want to think about making a change.<p>While “picking the wrong career is not an uncommon thing,” according to Karen Elizaga, career coach and author of Find Your Sweet Spot, it’s not always easy to …

Employment

We Sat Down With the ‘Arrested Development’ Cast. It Got Raw.

Perhaps no moment better defines “Arrested Development” than a recent attempt by Tony Hale, who plays the high-strung, blissfully immature (and one-handed) Buster Bluth, to set up a promotional clip on “Conan.”<p>“I don’t even know how to explain this,” Mr. Hale said.<p>The show, created by Mitchell …

TV

My Parents Arranged A Marriage For Me That I Don't Want

"Love was a real thing, I had learned from books. And I wanted it."<p><i>Mama pours milk into the pot. She grabs a box of tea leaves and puts some in. Chai patti, we call it. I don’t know what she does next or how much of each ingredient she adds. I don’t know how long each step is supposed to take, even</i> …

Relationships

These Are The Female Music Executives on the Recording Academy's Diversity Task Force

In February, 21 female execs signed a letter calling for the resignation of Grammy's chief Neil Portnow after he told women in the industry to "step up." Five weeks later, the Recording Academy named Time's Up confounder Tina Tchen chair of its newly formed task force to tackle diversity. Is this …

Music

Danica Patrick quiet, focused as her final Indianapolis 500 approaches

NEW YORK -- Danica Patrick stood in her firesuit next to a life-size Lego statue in her likeness in Times Square when a school bus went by Tuesday …

Motorsport

Your Smartphone Is the Best Computer You Own

What’s keeping your phone from tackling more PC tasks? Just a keyboard, mouse and big screen<p>By<p>David Pierce<p>David Pierce<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@pierce<p>piercedavid<p>david.pierce@wsj.com<p>What’s the difference between your phone and a computer? Seriously, look at your phone, and at your laptop. …

Wall Street

Meet the Disabled Trans Model Who's Here to DOMINATE the Fashion World

"My disability is a part of me, but it does not define my whole identity. It does not define my worth, my value, or what I can or cannot do."<p>If you …

Disability

Philip Roth: A Life in Pictures

5 Magazines Worth Your Time: Royal Wedding Edition

With just a day to go until the biggest (in our opinion) wedding of the year, all eyes are on American actress Meghan Markle and Britain’s Prince Harry, who are set to walk down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Saturday.<p>Will Prince William leave early to catch the FA Cup football final? …

Weddings

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of May 14, 2018)

The U.S. Embassy in Israel was relocated to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv with a ceremony that featured Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and a video message from President Donald Trump. The move sparked mass protests at the border fence with Gaza by neighboring Palestinians, dozens of whom were then killed …

Donald Trump

The 5 Best Stories I Read This Week: Steve Fine, Photo and Sports Editor

<i>We at Flipboard are on a mission to inform and inspire the world. In light of that, we read a lot. In this ongoing series, our team shares the best things they’ve read recently—whether it made them smarter, challenged their perspective or just made them laugh when they really needed it—and explains</i> …

Books

New German Edition Gets Deep Personalization Powered By Machine Learning

<i>Du sprichst Deutsch? Ja? Prima!</i><p>Today, we’re rolling out a new German edition of Flipboard, giving that community more stories, better recommendations and new ways to personalize their Flipboard.<p>The launch continues Flipboard’s focus on Europe. Last fall, our new French edition delivered an …

Machine Learning

The Five Best Stories I Read This Week: Gabriella Schwarz, Managing Editor

<i>We at Flipboard are on a mission to inform and inspire the world. In light of that, we read a lot. In this ongoing series, our team shares the best things they’ve read recently—whether it made them smarter, challenged their perspective or just made them laugh when they really needed it—and explains</i> …

Leonard Bernstein

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of May 7, 2018)

President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear accord—a 2015 agreement with Iran aimed at curbing their nuclear capability. He also announced his intention to reinstate economic sanctions against Iran and any foreign company that does business with them.<p>Trump also announced …

Donald Trump

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of April 30, 2018)

President Donald Trump confirmed he reimbursed former personal lawyer Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to silence porn actress Stormy Daniels’ claims they had had an affair. However, he insisted he didn’t use election funds. The statement contradicts earlier denials about his knowledge of the …

Donald Trump

The Five Best Stories I Read This Week: Mia Quagliarello, Head of Curation

<i>We at Flipboard are on a mission to inform and inspire the world. In light of that, we read a lot. In this ongoing series, our team shares the best things they’ve read recently—whether it made them smarter, challenged their perspective or just made them laugh when they really needed it—and explains</i> …

San Francisco

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of April 23, 2018)

A historic one-day summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in led to the announcement that they signed an agreement committing to denuclearization and talks aimed at ending the Korean War.<p>President Donald Trump hosted his first state visit, welcoming …

Donald Trump

The 5 Best Stories I Read This Week: Ben Wasserman, Flipboard

<i>We at Flipboard are on a mission to inform and inspire the world. In light of that, we read a lot. In this ongoing series, our team shares the best things they’ve read recently—whether it made them smarter, challenged their perspective or just made them laugh when they really needed it—and explains</i> …

Public Relations

On Countering Bias—in People and Algorithms

<i>No system is foolproof but there are things that can be done to help</i><p>The process of producing, delivering and presenting articles to readers has always involved more people than just journalists. To scale, it has to.<p>At Flipboard, we deliver well over 100,000 stories per day—far too many for even an …

Machine Learning

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 …

Tech Industry

The 5 Best Stories I Read This Week: Jess Eggert, Flipboard

<i>We at Flipboard are on a mission to inform and inspire the world. In light of that, we read a lot. In this ongoing series, our team shares the best things they’ve read recently—whether it made them smarter, challenged their perspective or just made them laugh when they really needed it—and explains</i> …

Time I

5 Magazines Worth Your Time: Music Festival Lovers’ Edition

<i>Beyonce’s reportedly been practicing for 11 hours a day and has hired 100 dancers for her Coachella debut. After cancelling last year due to her pregnancy, Queen B—and the people!—are ready to hit it in this weekend in the desert. Coachella heralds the start of the summer music festival season, and</i> …

The best career advice from this year’s graduation speeches

This year's headline-grabbing commencement speeches have been high on thinly veiled critiques of the Trump administration and big on dire warnings about the state of American democracy.<p>Former secretary of state Rex Tillerson cautioned graduates at Virginia Military Institute about the end of …

Oprah Winfrey

‘Savagely funny and bitingly honest’ – 12 writers on their favourite Philip Roth novels

<b>Emma Brockes on Goodbye, Columbus (1959)</b><p>I fell in love with Neil Klugman, forerunner to Portnoy and hero of Goodbye, Columbus, Philip Roth’s first novel, in my early 20s – 40 years after the novel was written. Descriptions of Roth’s writing often err towards violence; he is savagely funny, bitingly …

Literature

Philip Roth Goes Home Again

Philip Roth, a prize-winning novelist and frequent Esquire contributor, died Tuesday night at the age of 85. In 2010, on the occasion of his thirty-first book, Esquire's Scott Raab returned to the Newark of Roth's boyhood. And there, on Philip Roth Plaza, he couldn't stop laughing.<p><i>This story first</i> …

Literature