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4 things to do with your solar eclipse glasses

If they aren't headed for the scrapbook, reuse your glasses with these tips.<p>Now that the excitement is over, don't toss your eclipse glasses just yet. Here are some ways to give them a second life and keep them out of the landfills.<p>1. Use them as DIY camera filters<p>Many people placed their glasses …

Solar Eclipse

The hashtag celebrates its 10th anniversary

Today is the10th anniversary of the first Twitter hashtag. It was #barcamp, sent by former Google designer Chris Messina, in reference to a …

Social Media

The Beginning of Uber (First Pitch Deck)

Since we just passed the ninth anniversary of the idea of Uber (originally UberCab, in Aug 2008), I thought it would be interesting to share the very …

Uber

Racial conflict sells boxing matches. Mayweather and McGregor are its latest pitchmen.

For all the novelty of their fight, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have relied on boxing’s most durable means of promotion. Through words and behavior, they have concocted a racial rivalry in a climate ripe for exploiting it.<p>In press tours stops in Los Angeles and Toronto, McGregor said to …

Boxing

World Robot Conference in China: Pictures

This Big Beef Exposes The Ugly Underbelly of Vegan Vlogging

<b>When Anna Scanlon logged onto the video streaming site</b> YouNow last Halloween, her stomach sank. Vegan Cheetah, a popular vlogger within the online …

Social Media

These Are the 50 Most Popular Trader Joe’s Products of All Time

Though we never need an excuse to celebrate all the great offerings at Trader Joe’s, the company is giving us just that with their 50th anniversary. …

Shopping

‘Loving Vincent’: How 125 Artists and 65,000 Paintings Made the World’s First Oil-Painted Movie

It took seven years and 65000 hand-painted frames to turn a live action feature into a one-of-kind animated film about the last days of Vincent Van …

Artists

9 Signs an Employee Deserves a Promotion

If you want to get promoted, think more than skills, qualifications, and experience. The most promotable employees also have the right attitude -- and the right outlook on individual and team performance.<p>Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional …

Leadership

Meet the healthy it-dogs of Instagram

Mesmerizing smoothie pours, wanderlust inspiration, and dreamy home design are key ingredients in the recipe for an addictive Instagram …

Instagram

The 32 Fall Restaurant Openings We're Most Excited About

Summer's end isn't all bad. This year, sweater season brings with it a slew of exciting restaurant openings that will make putting away the beach …

Restaurants

How RFID tags became trendy

As far as wireless technologies go, radio-frequency identification (RFID) is one of the oldest. Patented in 1983 by the late British inventor Charles Walton, RFID made it possible for new, cutting-edge tech such as near-field communication (NFC) to exist. As with NFC, RFID chips are used to store …

Trends

Hauntingly Surreal Sculptures of Split Figures Holding Hands

Renowned for his surreal approach to figurative sculpture, artist Anders Krisár explores the duality of human nature in his work. Though the multidisciplinary artist experiments with various motifs and mediums, his bronze sculpture series features his most revisited theme: the human body split in …

Art

How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature

White supremacist marchers had not yet lit their torches when the deletions began. The ‘‘Unite the Right’’ Facebook page, which had been used to organize the rally in Charlottesville, was removed the day before the event was scheduled, forcing planners to disperse to other platforms to organize. …

Hate Groups

Is America Finally Ready for the Bidet?

You can make the case for bidets in a few different ways.<p>First, there's the ecological argument: As in, if Americans use bidets instead of all that …

United States

The Women Who Are Changing the Face of The NFL

On the eve of this year’s training camp, Katie Sowers was packing and about to travel from Kansas City to San Francisco for a coaching internship …

Women's News

Transplantees Find Catharsis in Holding Their Old Hearts

An initiative reunites transplant recipients with their former organs for education and therapy.<p>Kamisha Hendrix’s heart lay on the table between us. Seventy days ago, this heart had been beating inside of her, back behind the dark scar that plunged into the neckline of her blouse.<p>“No—my heart …

Medicine

Turn on, tune in, drop by the office

The Silicon Valley avant-garde have turned to LSD in a bid to increase their productivity. Emma Hogan meets the people breakfasting on acid<p>Every …

Silicon Valley

End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers

Donald Trump is fixated on a vision of masculine, blue-collar employment. But the retail sector has long had a far greater impact on American employment – and checkout-line technology is putting it at risk<p>The day before a fully automated grocery store opened its doors in 1939, the inventor Clarence …

eCommerce

My Life at a Russian Propaganda Network

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>I thought they’d let me be a real journalist at Sputnik news. I was wrong.<p>“What would you do if we asked you to write something that wasn’t true?”<p>I was sitting in a …

Russia

‘It’s like everyone forgot’: On a familiar battlefield, Marines prepare for their next chapter in the Forever War

CAMP SHORAB, Afghanistan — In Marine Brig. Gen. Roger B. Turner Jr.’s office on this small, dusty base, there is a leather couch, a map of Helmand province and a white board marked with half a dozen goals. One of them reads: “Get thru fighting season.”<p>That aim — survival — demonstrates how modest …

War

Apple's Winning iPhone Formula Is Perfecting Its Rivals Best Ideas

Better Late Than Never<p>While Apple invented the modern smartphone, it has since mostly played catch-up with competitors. A few times it got there …

Essential Phone

Where Statues Go to Retire

Humans have been building statues and taking them down for a very long time.<p>The ongoing controversy over Confederate statues, which has seen these …

History

Lady Liberty Meets The Jetsons: Frank Lloyd Wright's Futurist Dream For Ellis Island

After Ellis Island processed its last immigrant, Frank Lloyd Wright had a plan to turn it into a futuristic community that was part Jetsons-style luxury, part live-work colony.<p>Imagine what the view could have been like, looking out from your penthouse apartment on Ellis Island.<p>Across the water to …

Architecture

Who Gets Speeding Tickets and Why?

While we can't guarantee you won't get a ticket, here's what you can do to try to avoid getting pulled over.<p>As an attorney, I get asked all the time about what will and will not get you ticketed when driving. Are you safe driving 10 MPH over the speed limit? What about age? Who is most likely to …

Behind the Story: Wine Enthusiast’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2017

<b>Publication:</b> Wine Enthusiast<p><b>Story:</b> America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2017<p><b>Reporter and editor:</b> Nils Bernstein, Food Editor<p><i>Born and raised in Seattle, now based in New York City, world-traveled Nils Bernstein is food editor of Wine Enthusiast. For the past three years, he’s cooked up and shared</i> …

Highlights from the Little League World Series: Pictures

Art and Design Come Together in These 10 Examples of Inspirational Wall Murals

Lately, we've been noticing intricate murals turning up in projects everywhere, from the walls of dashing new hotels and beachside resorts to uplifting street art.<p>In fact, they've become important elements of many colorful public projects, particularly in large cities. However, we've also found …

For some reason, everyone was listening to “Total Eclipse of the Heart” today

North America had a fit of lunacy on Monday afternoon when a rare solar eclipse, the first to sweep from coast to coast in 99 years, caused traffic jams, medical emergencies, and wildlife dangers the continent over—and also led to a crazy spike in sun-themed music tastes.<p>Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 hit …

Moon

Research: Sleep Deprivation Can Make It Harder to Stay Calm at Work

When new managers and their employees meet for the first time, they begin to forge their working relationship, which will be a crucial factor in how they both experience work, how much they trust each other, and how effectively they can work together. You may have a direct report that you hold in …

Wellness