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The Woman Who Gave the Macintosh a Smile

Every fifteen minutes or so, as I wrote this story, I moved my cursor northward to click on the disk in the Microsoft Word toolbar that indicates “Save.” This is a superstitious move, as my computer automatically saves my work every ten minutes. But I learned to use a computer in the era before …

Graphic Design

Dry, the beloved country - The Huffington Post

A dispatch from Cape Town by<p>PHOTOGRAPHS BY PIETER HUGO<p>When I moved to South Africa nine years ago, one of the first things some locals told me was to be careful using GPS. The country had rules of navigation, they told me, but ones more complicated and intuitive than a computer could manage. You …

Cape Town

Humboldt crash: A tiny town tries to cope through unimaginable tragedy

The night before the accident, Leroy and Shirley Haugan had their son and his family over for dinner. Shirley laid out chicken wings, turkey, ham and …

Therapy Dogs

Cynthia Nixon Is Serious About Her Candidacy. You Should Be Too.

<b>They say politics is</b> Hollywood for ugly people, so it’s understandable that the question of why exactly Cynthia Nixon is running for governor of New …

Sex and the City

The Young and the Reckless

I. The Bumper<p>The trip to Delaware was only supposed to last a day. David Pokora, a bespectacled University of Toronto senior with scraggly blond hair …

Crime

Citizen Zuck: The making of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

<i>"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up." <br>-Pablo Picasso</i><br>(Listed on Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook profile under "Favorite Quotes")<p><b>There's a story</b> about Mark Zuckerberg visiting his hometown of Dobbs Ferry, New York: A few years ago<b>,</b> he and his wife, Priscilla …

Silicon Valley

The Delay

After an 11-year-old Navajo girl was kidnapped, her family and friends sprang into action to find her. Why did it take so long for law enforcement to join them?<p>The first day I was in Shiprock, New Mexico, a horse made the front page of the local newspaper<i>.</i> The dark bay with a white stripe down its …

Crime

Palantir Knows Everything About You

Trump<p>White<p>House<p>Justin<p>Mikolay<p>EMPLOYEE OF<p>EMPLOYEE OF<p>Kevin<p>Harrington<p>EMPLOYEE OF<p>Thiel<p>Capital<p>FORMER<p>OPERATOR OF<p>Alexander<p>Karp<p>FORMER<p>OPERATOR<p>OF<p>FORMER<p>OPERATOR …

Silicon Valley

Women-Only Spaces Are Part of a Coworking Craze. Some Might Also Be Violating the Law

On a rainy morning in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, women are filing through the arched doors of a old Greek church carrying bike …

Human Rights

How Harvey Karp Turned Baby Sleep Into Big Business

Harvey Karp, the pediatrician, parenting expert and inventor-slash-entrepreneur, cuts an unimposing figure. Lean and agile, with wispy dark hair, blue-rimmed glasses and a bounce in his step, Karp hugs like the Angeleno he has become and deadpans like the New Yorker he once was. Gray has …

Pregnancy

The Weirdest Ways That U.S. Cities Are Celebrating Earth Day

From group oyster-shell bagging to a naked bike ride, some Earth Day events are more colorful than the standard festivals and tree plantings.<p>When Earth Day began in 1970, the dire state of cities had a lot to do with it. Urban industrialism had literally become lethal: During a particularly warm …

Earth Day

3 Metabolism Experts Weigh in on the Great Breakfast Debate

If there’s a discussion that we have often at <i>Cooking Light</i>, it’s about whether breakfast is really so important. Readers constantly ask: Will …

Holistic Medicine

Restaurant noise levels are climbing. Here’s how to fight back. 

“I can’t hear you.”<p>When the Line Hotel opened in Washington, DC, last December, the cocktail bars, gourmet coffee shops, and restaurants that fill its cavernous lobby drew a lot of buzz. Housed in a century-old church, the space was also reputedly beautiful.<p>My first visit in February confirmed that …

Hospitality

Meet The World's Fastest Backwards Runner

His backwards mile is way faster than your forward-facing one.<p>Aaron Yoder is one fast dude. Or maybe that’s <i>edud tsaf eno</i> to him.<p>You see, Yoder is the world’s fastest backwards runner, holding the record for the fastest backward mile, which he ran in an absolutely insane time of 5 minutes and 54 …

Marathons

Avicii and EDM’s Promise of Post-Recessional Excess

In late 2011, I moved back to Los Angeles after a yearlong exile in Seattle. I had lived in L.A. for six years prior to that, but I might as well …

Ralph Lauren

An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

In April 1968, the United States was grieving. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a white nationalist. Cities burned with riots.<p>Across the Atlantic, Britain was debating the Race Relations Act, which made it illegal to deny a person employment, housing or public services based …

United Kingdom

The rise of the ambient video game

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ and its contemporaries are sensory soothing software several decades in the making.<p>In February 1986, …

Apple Store

Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400. Here are the tapes.

In May 1984, an official from the Trump Organization called to tell me how rich Donald J. Trump was. I was reporting for the Forbes 400, the magazine’s annual ranking of America’s richest people, for the third year. In the previous edition, we’d valued Trump’s holdings at $200 million, only …

Donald Trump

Perry Chen Says He Wants To Revitalize Kickstarter. Employees Say He’s Doing the Opposite.

Since founder Perry Chen took back the reins at Kickstarter, the company has landed in a period of turmoil set in motion by the person most equipped to steer it in a new direction: Chen himself.<p><b>Founders of successful startups hold</b> mythical status in the tech industry. But while myths are often …

Journalism

Avicii – a life in pictures

The death of the 28-year-old Swedish DJ and producer cuts short a globally successful career, filled with arena tours and big star collaborations

Kendall Jenner

Avicii's 10 Best Songs: Critics' Picks

Avicii may have retired from touring, he may have just announced a break with his long-time manager who helped make him a superstar and he may be one …

Dance

Welcome to the app-i-fication of friendship

Millennials increasingly feel isolated and alone. Can the internet help solve a problem it created?<p>Megan, a 37-year-old copywriter in Washington, …

Relationships

How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice

On a hot December afternoon, the sky hazy from wildfires that raged just beyond the Los Angeles city limits, a handful of people gathered outside a nondescript Super 8 motel off Sunset Boulevard. Nearly all were dressed head to toe in black: elegant crepe shirts, fitted leather pants, wide-brimmed …

Sexual Harassment

Why City Accents Are Fading in the Midwest

And why tariffs won’t bring back the blue-collar heyday they represent.<p>A few years ago, I was sitting at the bar of Wrong’s Tap, a tavern in the Irish-American neighborhood of Beverly, watching a Bears game. Suddenly, a classic Chicago accent was hurled across the room.<p>“Hey,” someone shouted. “What …

Seattle Seahawks

‘My Dearest Fidel’: An ABC Journalist’s Secret Liaison With Fidel Castro

The untold story of how Lisa Howard’s intimate diplomacy with Cuba’s revolutionary leader changed the course of the Cold War.<p>Lisa Howard had been waiting for more than two hours in a suite of the Hotel Riviera, enough time to bathe, dress and apply makeup, then take it all off to get ready for bed …

Cuba

The End of the Joint As We Know It

Willie Nelson may be a legendary country musician, but he is first and foremost the world’s most famous joint ambassador. Legend has it that he once …

Cannabis

Cuba after the Castros

By Will Grant<p>The boat was barely seaworthy and heavily overloaded with men and equipment. For seven days and nights, the crew had attempted to navigate the treacherous seas but the ship was unfit and letting in water.<p>Almost all the men on board were unwell – seasick or weak with hunger and …

Cuba

The 'Scandal' Crew on Their Favorite Scenes of All Time

As we say a teary goodbye to Olivia Pope, the people behind your favorite show take us on a trip down memory lane.<p>Raise your hand if you're devastated that <i>Scandal</i> is coming to an end tonight. 🙋For seven years, we've witnessed the dramatic evolution of nearly every character—from Olivia to Cyrus to …

TV

Sexual Harassment Was Rampant at Coachella 2018

<i>Trigger warning: This article contains multiple stories describing sexual assault.</i><p>The annual Coachella music festival always promises a few things for my social media feeds: selfies in front of a ferris wheel, an array of photogenic and overpriced foods, and extravagant pool parties that are …

Festivals

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of April 16, 2018)

North Korea reportedly told South Korea that they are committed to unconditional “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula. The news followed the revelation that secretary of state nominee and current CIA Director Mike Pompeo visited North Korean President Kim Jong Un over Easter to …

Donald Trump