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How to Be Better at Canceling Plans—Especially When You’re Dealing With Social Anxiety

Picture this: You’re relaxing at home relishing the bliss of alone time and a plush mattress. Suddenly, a ping from your phone grabs your attention, and, sure enough, it’s a text from a friend confirming your approaching plans. If you’re being extra honest with yourself, not only are you less than …

Relationships

Being Muslim in the NBA

A roundtable of current and former basketball players discuss religion and career<p>There is a new private room in Madison Square Garden in Manhattan …

NBA

The 27 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

Authors

When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy

I first met Amy Cuddy in January, soon after she moved into a new office at the Harvard School of Public Health. Cuddy was, at the time, officially on the faculty at Harvard Business School, but she was taking a temporary leave, her small box of an office filled with boxes. As she talked about her …

Revolution

Everyone’s Mad at Google and Sundar Pichai Has to Fix It

The sparsely furnished offices of Sundar Pichai stretch across the second floor of the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif. On one side of the room, a …

Google

The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis

You’re aware America is under siege, fighting an opioid crisis that has exploded into a public-health emergency. You’ve heard of OxyContin, the pain medication to which countless patients have become addicted. But do you know that the company that makes Oxy and reaps the billions of dollars in …

Opioid Crisis

Before media firestorms, decades of assaults

One common trait shared by recent high-profile sexual assault scandals is that it took a major media event for many of the women to come forward with …

Feminism

The woman behind ‘Me Too’ knew the power of the phrase when she created it — 10 years ago

Tarana Burke was watching as #MeToo became an Internet phenomenon Sunday. Soon, she started to panic. By the time celebrities were tweeting #MeToo, encouraging every woman who had survived sexual harassment or assault to do the same, Burke knew she had to do something. She didn’t know where to …

Feminism

What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle.

Amazon.com has driven an economic boom in Seattle, bestowing more than 40,000 jobs upon a city known for Starbucks coffee and Seahawks fandom. Its growth remade a neglected industrial swath north of downtown into a hub of young workers and fixed the region, along with Microsoft before it, as a …

Jeff Bezos

Is Ikigai the New Hygge?

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.<p>By now, you're probably familiar with the buzzword <i>hygge</i>, the …

Happiness

Who cleans up after hurricanes, earthquakes and war?

Natural disasters can reduce entire cities to rubble, leaving streets littered with debris, bodies and toxic material. Modern warfare’s devastation also brings the hidden dangers of unexploded weapons, landmines and booby traps. Who clears up the wreckage of natural and man-made catastrophes and …

Recycling

Content Marketing Conversations: Jay Acunzo’s 6 Questions for Exceptional Marketing

Jay Acunzo, a former digital media strategist at Google and head of content at HubSpot, is also a gifted speaker—which was apparent during his keynote speaking slot at Content Marketing World this year. His talk there in 2016 earned the highest audience evaluations, which is why the founder of the …

3 Powerful SEO Tips to Help Curators Find Your Content for Flipboard Magazines

No matter what you write about, a portion of the people who arrive on your blog do so as a result of conducting a search. You can enhance that traffic, and in turn the number of people who add your content to their Flipboard Magazines, by being savvy about search engine optimization (SEO). These …

How to View Uranus Without a Telescope as It Nears Earth Tonight

From about 1.7 billion miles away, Sky-gazers will have a good chance of seeing the icy planet Uranus Thursday night — without the help of a …

Astronomy

This is the face of the average American politician

BBC Future created a composite face of all members of the US Senate and House of Representatives. Here’s what it tells us about US politics in 2017, and how the Democrats and Republicans differ.<p>Take a close look at this face. Who do you see?<p>We’d call him a clean-cut, middle-aged white man. He looks …

Behavior

R&B's Changing Voice: How Hip-Hop Edged Grittier Singers Out of the Mainstream

Lower-register pipes once thrived on the airwaves, but rap caused a paradigm shift. Artists and producers reflect on how we got here, and what's …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Imagining the Future Is Just Another Form of Memory

Humans’ ability to predict the future is all thanks to our ability to remember the past.<p>“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia.” This is a line from John Green’s young-adult book <i>Looking for Alaska</i>. It’s pretty, and melancholy, and very popular on Tumblr. It’s also scientifically …

The Brain

These 5 financial heroes are improving vulnerable people’s lives

Money can be confusing, and the vast majority of us don’t have nearly enough of it — or at least not as much as we’d like. That’s why those folks who …

Hurricane Harvey

10 Companies That Are Getting Creative With Cryptocurrency

The question entrepreneurs need to be asking now are: When will this technology come to the masses?<p>A lot of buzz is circulating in the financial and technology space over cryptocurrencies. Whether or not you're bullish on investing in bitcoin and altcoins, it would still be wise to invest in …

Bitcoin

The New Golden Age of Studio Science-Fiction is Upon Us

From heavyweights like James Cameron to indie darlings like James Gray, studios are risking it all to make science-fiction great again.<p>“Blade Runner …

Movies

Tony Fadell, Co-inventor of the iPod, Gets Back at Silicon Valley

Tony Fadell is at the Grove, a spectacularly beautiful country estate outside of London. The event is Founders Forum: the ultra ­exclusive …

Silicon Valley

Mapping the Great Barrier Reef with cameras, drones and NASA tech

New and old technologies reveal what's killing Australia's great marine wonder.<p>This is part of our series, "Rebooting the Reef," on efforts to save one of the world's greatest natural wonders.<p>Richard Vevers, a British underwater photographer, was horrified when he returned in 2015 to a colourful …

Oceans

Gloria Steinem on Harvey Weinstein's Downfall, Hugh Hefner's Death, and the Patriarchy's Endless Last Gasp

Oct 12, 2017<p>At the beginning of Gloria Steinem's career, she filed all her stories in person. There was no email, no internet, no Google Drive. She delivered her work face-to-face.<p>Once, she dropped off her piece at a prominent New York-based magazine, and her editor gave her a choice: "Either I …

Feminism

Museum of Illusions in Vienna: Pictures

Vienna

The private life of Sgt. La David Johnson, the slain soldier ensnared in a Trump controversy

To most of the country, Sgt. La David Terrence Johnson was an American service member killed in action in West Africa.<p>But to his family and in his community in Miami Gardens, Fla., Johnson was also known as “Wheelie King,” a nickname he earned for riding his bicycle on one wheel. He rode a lot, …

Veterans

Last-Minute Trips to Catch the Fall Foliage

An Indian summer on both coasts has kept leaves on the trees later than usual, and since the possibility of foliage-ending snow is never far from our …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Best Short Ombré Hair - 14 Celebs Who Nail the Short Ombré Look

Miley Cyrus<p>Two thumbs up for ombré that's more dip-dyed tips than gradual fade. (Love the combo of chestnut brown and snowy platinum, too.)<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Ciara<p>The gorgeous ombré with chunky amber blonde highlights frames the singer’s face just so.<p>Advertisement - Continue …

Hair

How to Succeed in Mobile Today: A Conversation with the French Market

Flipboard has seen over 25 percent audience growth in France since the beginning of this year. We have a local curation team as well as local advertising representation in the French Market. To deepen our brand relationships, we recently partnered with CBNews, a leading advertising and marketing …