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Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibit Opens in Milan: Pictures

The Arts

NBA 2017-18 predictions: our writers forecast the winners and Trump baiters

Can anything stop the Warriors? Will the 76ers finally make the playoffs? And who will win MVP? Guardian writers on what’s coming up this season<p><b>What I am most looking forward to ...</b><p>Seeing how <b>Oklahoma City will fit Paul George and Carmelo Anthony with Russell Westbrook</b>. The Thunder have essentially …

Basketball

The Grocery Store Coffee Taste Test: We Tried 15 Brands and Ranked Them

As Americans become more sophisticated about their morning cup of joe, the coffee aisle at the grocery store is expanding. Now there are …

Coffee

Before Mace, a Hatpin Was an Unescorted Lady’s Best Defense

Accessories to assault.<p>There were once, among the rogues’ gallery of men who harass women in public, disreputable fellows known as mashers. The …

Atlas Obscura

5 blind spots

The most important stuff about America we still don’t know.<p>Washington spends billions of dollars every year collecting information on the country, from high-profile surveys like the monthly jobs report to the little-known census of mink operations. But for all the resources expended to collect, …

Human Geography

The Danger of President Pence

On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been feeling since the 2016 election. The previous day, President Trump had dined with Democratic leaders at …

Donald Trump

Analysis of 141 hours of cable news reveals how mass killers are really portrayed

Less than 12 hours after the news of the Las Vegas shooting broke, the sheriff in charge of investigating it described the gunman as a “lone wolf.”<p>In short order, that terminology was denounced as a proxy for white privilege.<p>Shaun King writing for The Intercept, said that the language perpetuates a …

Mass Shooting

How Seattle Bucked a National Trend and Got More People to Ride the Bus

Three experts in three very different positions weigh in on their city’s ridership success.<p>Almost every major U.S. city has seen years of decline in bus ridership, but Seattle has been the exception in recent years. Between 2010 and 2014, Seattle experienced the biggest jump of any major U.S. city. …

Urban Design

The Politics Of Tax Reform: 101

President Trump and congressional Republicans are ramping up their push to pass tax reform. What, exactly, “reform” means is still an open question; …

ObamaCare

A Silent Epidemic of Cancer is Spreading Among Men

Jason Mendelsohn had been married for close to 20 years and was happily raising three kids when he noticed the painless lump on his neck while shaving three years ago.<p>Within days, he had been diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer caused by a virus that he probably caught while in college, decades …

Public Health

#MeToo: See Beyond the Hashtag

#MeToo is all over my social media. It hurts and yet, it does help. These two terrible words are being posted by friends, family and people I do not know at all. And yes, #MeToo.<p>But the shared pain is remarkably empowering. You can literally feel how it helps. You’re not the only one.<p>And yet, it is …

Feminism

Photos: The secret Swiss mountain bunker where millionaires stash their bitcoins

Attinghausen, Switzerland<p>I’m being driven along the eastern shore of Lake Lucerne when my guide points out our destination. “The bunker is in one of those mountains,” says Maxim Kon, gesturing at a fog shrouded peak on the opposite shore as he pilots his BMW convertible.<p>Kon is taking me to see one …

Cryptocurrency

The 50 Best Dressed Celebrities of 2017

We’ve tracked the red carpets, stalked the stars of street style, scoured the photos, and scored the gowns, all in the name of creating the only …

Women's Fashion

See the Most Luxurious Medieval Manuscripts in Existence

Feel free to judge these books by their covers.<p>There are treasures to be found inside many medieval manuscripts, from pointing hands to menageries of …

Atlas Obscura

The 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America

Eating vegetarian at home: Endless options. Eating vegetarian while traveling: Do you want the side salad or the cheese pizza? But if you do a little …

4 Surprising Facts About the Universe We Just Discovered in a Cosmic Breakthrough

News from space always arrives late — and in a discovery announced Monday, that meant 130 million years late.<p>It was that long ago that two neutron …

Universe

'The Walking Dead' Season 8: Everything You Need to Know

From how the upcoming 'All Out War' storyline will change things to why this may be the 'TWD' comeback season we've been waiting for<p>Last October, <i>The</i> …

TV

The Eerie Light in the London Sky: Pictures

England

‘Bone Music’: The revival of making albums made from X-rays

Music etched onto the film of X-rays was the only way some rock-and-roll lovers in the former Soviet Union could listen to certain tunes. It’s called “bone music.” Now, people trade these old relics online and visit museums to see them.<p>And one Los Angeles record label is reviving the practice, …

Soviet Union

20 Stylish Bathroom Design Ideas

Go big in your home's smallest room.<p>A few key design choices can update the vibe of your bathroom in a snap. Want a clean, modern look? All-over …

Bathrooms

9 Modern Homes Made Out of Shipping Containers

These shipping containers have left their itinerant lives as vessels that carried goods around the world, only to be reborn as structural and design elements of modern homes.

Architecture

13 spooky science stories

Tis the season, after all.<p>It's Friday. It's also Friday <i>the 13th</i>. And it's <i>also</i> October, A.K.A. Halloweentember. You know what that means: it's time for some spoOooOooOooky science stories. Here are 13 of the most shudder-inducing tales we could find in the <i>Popular Science</i> vaults.<p>A mysterious …

Science

How Essential Oils Became the Cure for Our Age of Anxiety

Twenty years ago, Carla Cohen fell mysteriously ill. She couldn’t put her finger on what was wrong; it felt as though some conspiracy between her mind and her body were eroding her capacity to work. Cohen, who was an entertainment executive in Los Angeles, woke up every morning feeling weak and …

Essential Oils

The drug industry’s triumph over the DEA

In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected of spilling prescription narcotics onto the nation’s streets.<p>By then, the opioid war had …

Government

How the Astros Built a Contender From the Ground Up

HOUSTON — His bumbling team was 40 games under .500. Eleven times, the Houston Astros had pushed a game into extra innings. Eleven times, they had lost. This was an August morning in 2012, and few fans would show up to Minute Maid Park later that night. The Astros would be shut out and lose for the …

Alex Bregman

Nike’s Chief of Design Doodles All Day

In the latest installment of this series that goes inside the private working worlds of designers, John Hoke, the chief design officer of Nike, discusses his dyslexia made him look at the world differently, why he doodles and how he manages 1,000 designers. The interview has been edited and …

Shoes

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bullet Journaling

Staying organized seems easy from afar. Write a daily to-do list, use a calendar, don't take notes on random scraps of paper: these suggestions sound …

Productivity

Nobody Thinks About eBay

Even with 171 million users, the online shopping giant is grasping for relevancy.<p>“Fill your cart with color,” read several giant billboards standing high above San Francisco’s highways this summer. Down below, in the city’s underground BART stations, loud posters with proclamations like, “Shop like …

eCommerce

Italy’s Trouble With Terrorists

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly warns more terrorists are heading to Europe. Will they feel safe in Italy? Many who’ve carried out attacks across Europe have ties there.<p>ROME—On October 7, Anis Hannachi seemed to feel perfectly at ease riding his bicycle through the center of the quaint …

Terrorism

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Management