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Standout moments in the lives of waves (and the surfers who ride them)<p><b>Brendon Gibbens, Ericeira, Portugal. Photo: Ellis</b><p><b>Rob Machado, San Diego,</b> …

Western Australia

10 intelligent house floor plans to inspire!

Before anyone starts building a house or renovating an apartment, the first thing to tackle is always a floor plan, or a drawing/computerized image …

Architecture

Are expats in South Korea worried about Kim Jong Un and Trump? We asked them.

Tensions between North Korea and the United States are continuing to escalate, due to North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile tests, …

North Korea

Nobody Knows What Lies Beneath New York City

Before a single raindrop fell, Alan Leidner knew the waters could rise and throw the city into darkness. On this point, the maps were as clear as a …

GIS

The Brain Cancer That Keeps Killing Baseball Players

PHILADELPHIA — Since Darren Daulton succumbed to brain cancer on Aug. 6, heartfelt tributes have honored the way he led a raucous Phillies team to the World Series in 1993.<p>And unanswered questions have surfaced about the way he died.<p>Daulton and several prominent contemporaries in baseball — …

Darren Daulton

First jobs matter more than ever, and the ones young people get today aren’t great

Most of your career earnings take place before age 40, so if you don’t land a high-paying job early, odds are you will be stuck on a lower-earning track for life. First jobs matter, perhaps more than ever before.<p>A recent academic paper took Social Security records and tracked lifetime earnings for …

Equality

America’s Oldest Private Detective Agency Takes on China’s Fake Products

Four plainclothes officials from China’s Market Supervision Bureau emerged from a van and headed toward an unmarked concrete building in an …

China

Chelsea Manning Changed the Course of History. Now She’s Focusing on Herself

One hot, humid early-summer evening in New York, a hired car slows on Bleecker Street, and a young woman inside prepares for her first party out in years. She is wearing a midnight-colored semiformal dress by Altuzarra and Everlane ankle boots with heels. Her hair is trimmed into a pixie cut; her …

Chelsea Manning

The Ruthless Lives of ‘Social Influencers’

Influencers’ social media feeds may look cool and sexy, but behind the pretty pictures lies a ruthlessly efficient combining of advertising, product placement, and self-promotion.<p>Tesa Pesic’s Instagram profile depicts a life best lived in artisanal coffee shops and indie boutiques, hanging around …

Digital Marketing

Why are people still racist? What science says about America’s race problem.

Torch-bearing white supremacists shouting racist and anti-Semitic slogans. Protesters and counter protesters colliding with violence and chaos. A car driven by a known Nazi sympathizer mowing down a crowd of activists.<p>Many Americans responded to this weekend's violence in Charlottesville with …

Racism

Meet the family doctor with a rare practice — he only makes house calls

When it comes to Ernest Brown's medical practice, the doctor is definitely not in. Ever.<p>That’s a good thing for his patients, however, because it usually means he’s out visiting them.<p>Brown, 49, is a family practitioner who only makes house calls. That means he travels to patients — at their homes, …

Health Care

How Glossier Hacked Social Media to Build A Cult-Like Following

Former blogger Emily Weiss had a hunch: If she could translate women's real needs into products, she could build a beauty company unlike any other.<p>This story appears in the September 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>.<p><b>On a Thursday afternoon</b> in late spring, 32-year-old Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss …

Beauty

The Story Behind That Famous Photo of Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon

Though Elvis Presley's music has largely been responsible for sustaining fans' burning love for the 40 years that have passed since his Aug. 16, …

Elvis Presley

How to Tell If Someone is Lying, According to Behavioral Experts

Nonverbal clues that someone isn’t telling the truth.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>If you claim that you never lie, well, you’re a liar.<p>Those little white lies are slipping out more often than you realize: One study found that Americans, on average, tell about 11 lies per week. Other …

Psychology

Cue the Carrots! Strike up the Squash!

On a muggy day in July, in a Long Island backyard, a group of musicians had gathered for rehearsal. As their conductor gently raised both hands, they steadied their instruments, and played the first notes of a Bach chorale, “Nun freut euch, Gottes Kinder all.”<p>The conductor stopped them. The snake …

Orchestras

‘It’s fun to be scared’: Life and mortality at the carnival

If you believe a narrative that Americans are nihilistic ids who are test-piloting themselves toward their own inevitable doom, then there is probably hard evidence to be found at county fairs, like this one in rural Virginia, where a bunch of us are dangling in metal cages off a ride called the …

Ohio State Fair

There's So Much Meaning Hidden in Sansa Stark's Fashion Evolution

Sansa Stark

This Is the Biggest Home Trend for Fall 2017

You heard it here first, folks. From dark, brooding walls to luxe, tailored appliances, one thing is certain on the home front this season: Matte …

Brine of the Times

Pickles make us human. That may sound a little overzealous, but we're not ashamed. We're totally obsessed with all things pickle. And we're not …

Recipes

The 74 Most Incredible Looks From the Outside Lands Festival

Stylish AF.<p>View Gallery 74 Photos<p>Next53 Celeb Couples Halloween Costumes That Are Just Too Cute<p>Skip Ad

Education

25 Indie Films and Festival Favorites to See This Season, From ‘mother!’ to ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Plus: New films from del Toro, Anderson, Dayton & Faris, Allen, Sorkin, Linklater, and many more.<p><i>All this week, IndieWire is rolling out our annual</i> …

October 27

This 'Little Ass' is the Unsung Queen of Italian Cured Meats

Unlike its internationally ubiquitous cousin, prosciutto, Culatello di Zibello almost never leaves its home of the Po river valley, which is one of …

Meat

Why do hotels still put a Bible in the nightstand?

Those brave enough to open the drawer of a hotel nightstand may still find a relic from the days before people traveled everywhere with a digital …

Hospitality

The Next Moon Landing Is Near—Thanks to These Pioneering Engineers

Researchers and entrepreneurs pursue a question for the ages: Can someone make money venturing into the great beyond?<p>This story appears in the August 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<b>CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS</b> The Short Film Showcase wants to feature your film as part of the <i>National Geographic</i> …

Who are white nationalists and what do they want?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A quaint Virginia college town still wrestling with the legacy of slavery became the scene of deadly protests this weekend as white nationalists and other right-wing groups clashed with counterprotesters over the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park.<p>…

A Man Without a Country

I.<p>The Ecuadorian Embassy in London is situated at the end of a wide brick lane, next to the Harrods department store, in Knightsbridge. Sometimes plainclothes police officers, or vans with tinted windows, can be found outside the building. Sometimes there are throngs of people around it. Sometimes …

Julian Assange

Nashville songwriters are like family. Here’s what happens when things get complicated.

A few years ago, country singer Tyler Farr was out listening to live music at a bar in Nashville when he heard hit songwriter Jonathan Singleton play a catchy ballad called “A Guy Walks Into a Bar.”<p>Intrigued, Farr walked up to Singleton afterward. “Man, that’s a hit song,” he said. His next …

Keith Urban

Hurt and Angry, Charlottesville Tries to Regroup From Violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Brittany Caine-Conley, a minister in training at Sojourners United Church of Christ, arrived in downtown Charlottesville on Saturday morning expecting that there might be violence. She did not expect things to get out of hand so quickly.<p>But what began as a rally of white …

Virginia

The Last American Baseball-Glove Maker Refuses to Die

This little brick factory isn’t supposed to be here. It should be in the Philippines, or Vietnam, maybe China. Not here, in the heart of …

Made in America

3D printing will revolutionize how the Marine Corps fights

"The people closest to the problem are also the people closest to the solution," Capt. Chris Wood, co-lead for Additive Manufacturing with the US Marine Corps, told Engadget. In 2016, the USMC put that adage to the test as it launched the Logistics Innovation Challenge, a program "to solicit ideas …

Military