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4 Types of Curation on Flipboard

When the team here gushes enthusiastically about a magazine we love, what is it about the curation that makes us swoon so? What do we mean when we say, “Wow, that’s good!”<p>The answer is, of course, it depends.<p>It depends on what the goals of the collection are. Is the curation meant to showcase …

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Jennifer Lopez Shuts Down The 2018 MTV VMAs With Vanguard Award Performance

The singer is the first Latina artist to receive the award.<p>Jennifer Lopez received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night and proved just why she deserved the honor in the first place.<p>The stunning 49-year-old actress, singer and dancer brought …

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The Return of Simone Biles and the Costs of Gymnastics

It can be difficult to describe the experience of watching women’s gymnastics, because it is not like any other sport. Most élite athletes challenge bodily limits, but gymnasts seem to exist in a realm beyond the human body’s horizon. Some have the brawny necks of linebackers, others the knobby …

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When flying to Mars is your day job

<b>Sending missions to Mars for a living sounds like a dream job. But not every day can be launch day - so what do Nasa's spacecraft engineers get up to the rest of the time?</b><p>Dr Farah Alibay is based at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and works on the InSight mission - which lifted off to Mars …

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The personal stylists who are training the bots to be personal stylists

Can’t decide what to wear?<p>Uniqlo, the Japanese fast-fashion chain, has a solution: A chatbot that gives clothing recommendations based on human input, as well as your purchasing history and . . . your horoscope.<p>The technology, which has been years in the making, is just one example of the extremes …

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America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead.<p>The proliferation of retail boutiques in California did not really bother him, Evan told me, but the billboards did. Advertisements for delivery, advertisements promoting the substance for relaxation, for …

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Chris Hemsworth Is Post-Hunk

How, in times like these, is a golden-haired, chiseled-bodied action star supposed to be...relevant? Lauren Larson discovers how Chris Hemsworth threw out the old macho playbook and became a new kind of leading man.<p><b>The private lives</b> of action stars tend to disappoint, action-wise. The superhero …

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385 Feet of Crazy: The Most Audacious Flying Machine Ever

On December 13, 2011, Paul Allen, the reclusive billionaire and cofounder of Microsoft, stood in front of a group of reporters in Seattle and told …

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A day in the life of a Waymo self-driving taxi

Waymo is ready to start charging for its self-driving trips, but first, it needs to master the dreaded art of fleet management<p>In a nondescript depot in suburban Arizona, the future of transportation is getting a tune-up. This is where Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, houses …

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The Most Influential—and Hardest-Rocking—Man in Country Music

“Dang, that sounds fuckin’ country, man,” says the drummer in the country band, as a ghostly keyboard squall fills the room where they’re recording …

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Tattooed eyebrows? Microblading makes its mark

More and more women are binning their eyebrow pencils and going under the scalpel. But is it worth the sting?<p>“You have tensed up!” the therapist …

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The 52 Places Traveler: A Road (and River) Trip Through Western Germany

<i>Our columnist, Jada Yuan, is visiting each destination on our</i> <i>52 Places to Go in 2018 list</i><i>. This dispatch brings her to West Germany, which took the</i> <i>No. 23 spot</i> <i>on the list; it is the 31st stop on Jada’s itinerary.</i><p>“Google Maps, where have you taken us?” I screamed at my phone for maybe the fifth time …

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Watch: the 3 best performances of the 2018 VMAs

Watch J. Lo live her best life, Nicki Minaj go regal, and Ariana Grande go religious.<p>MTV’s Video Music Awards have a reputation for being a hotbed of scandal and intrigue — Kanyegate! Hey Miley, what’s good! — but this year’s ceremony was, in all honesty, a bit of a snooze. There were few shocks or …

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Movie Stars, Returning Favorites, Depressed Cartoon Horses: The Uproxx 2018 Fall TV Preview

There are a lot of television shows. Perhaps you’ve heard, or noticed, when a friend comes up to you and tells you about a show they love and you say “Oh, is that new?” only to find out it’s in the middle of its fourth season. It’s hard enough to keep up with the shows that are out there currently, …

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JLo Steals the Show at the VMAs: Pictures

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The 25 Food and Drink Trends Taking Over Restaurants in 2018

What we ate, drank, and got really into.<p>From the plating method every chef is obsessed with right now (hint: It involves a mandoline) to the rise of the breakfast sandwich, here are the trends we kept seeing over and over again as we dined out across the country this past year. Pull up a backless …

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15 Recipes from the Best New Restaurants in America 2018

From fiery homemade chili paste to an impossible-to-stop-eating chocolate budino, these are the recipes from our 2018 Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants.<p>We get it—you're probably not going to make it to all of our Hot 10 restaurants (and if you do, wow, we are impressed). But you <i>can</i> make the …

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Chris Messina Joined Sharp Objects Because It Scared Him

Although he maintains that dancing on camera is much more terrifying than shooting sex scenes.<p>Chris Messina has a knack for blending in. Here he is, climbing up scaffolding on West 57th to get his photograph taken, and no one so much as pauses when they walk by him. His demeanor is so relaxed, so …

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How TripAdvisor changed travel

Should one be so unlucky as to find oneself, as I did, lying awake in bed in the early hours of the morning in a hostel in La Paz, Bolivia, listening anxiously to the sound of someone trying to force their way into one’s room, one could do worse than to throw a chair under the doorknob as a first …

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The West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.

In Western capitals a decade ago, Turkey’s now-paramount leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held promise as a potential beacon of democracy for a region rife with religious conflict.<p>Turkey was a stalwart NATO ally bridging Europe and the volatile Middle East. As Mr. Erdogan sought to secure a place for …

Geopolitics

I’m Coping With Cancer by Reporting On It

This is what it’s like to go from journalist to patient.<p>It’s Wednesday morning. My boyfriend’s mom is walking around the house, humming to herself, and my puppy is waiting for her to leave, sitting patiently by the door.<p>I’m also waiting for her to leave, just like I waited for my own mother to …

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The Pursuit of Blondness

Modern hair-coloring technology has allowed people to dye their hair virtually any shade. So why is one hue in particular so popular?<p>Turn on the TV or scroll through Instagram, and it’s not difficult to find a sea of blond politicians, news commentators, celebrities, and social-media influencers. …

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Bikinis and TED Talks: Can This All-Asian Competition Truly Disrupt Beauty Pageants?

Kathy Zhou never considered herself the type of woman who would enter a beauty pageant. But this May, the Pinterest engineer found herself among a …

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Difficult Women: The Complex and Powerful Characters of Glenn Close’s Career

If you haven’t read Meg Wolitzer’s best-selling novel <i>The Wife</i>, the trailer for director Björn Runge’s adaptation will keep the story’s twists …

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Is it possible to catch up on sleep? Yes and no

It’s Friday and you’re clocking off, and after a few sleepless nights you want to tuck yourself up early and catch up on all the sleep you’ve lost. But does it really work that way?<p>During sleep our memories from the day are solidified and our brain does a bit of a clean-up sorting through the …

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A baby was abandoned in a phone booth 64 years ago. Now, DNA has helped explain why.

Steve Dennis’s birth certificate didn’t say where he was born or when, or to whom. It just said he was found in a telephone booth.<p>Two bread deliverymen had found him there early one January morning in 1954, back when Dennis didn’t yet have a name. They found the “big blue-eyed infant” wrapped in …

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Read Pope Francis' letter on abuse

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Vatican released a letter Monday from Pope Francis directly addressing for the first time the latest accusations of sexual abuse by priests. Here is the full text of the letter.<p>Dear Colleagues and Friends,<p><b>Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God</b><p>"If one member suffers, …

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What the first day of school looks like in 12 countries around the world

Many American students are gearing up for their first day back to school.<p>While the start of the school year differs by country, the first day back is normally a big day no matter where you're from. It's usually marked by excitement — or perhaps some dread if you don't want to give up your vacation …

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Esquire's 2018 Mavericks of Style

Our annual celebration of those who aren't afraid to go against the grain.<p>Somewhere along the way, guys all started dressing alike. And they look sharp, sure. But also...safe. Which is why we’re here to lift up the rule breakers, the renegades. The ones who can pull off a salmon-colored suit or a …

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