10 for Today

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The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

<i>This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.</i>The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long …

Pharma

A 10-year-old’s overdose death reveals Miami neighborhood’s intense struggle with opioids

When 10-year-old Alton Banks left the community swimming pool on the last day of his life, he walked past the elementary school where he had just finished fifth grade.<p>He passed a cheery banner that defined a beaten-down inner-city neighborhood trying to will itself into up-and-comingness: …

Washington Post

The Mystery of Why Japanese People Are Having So Few Babies

Many point to unromantic 20-somethings and women’s entry into the workforce, but an overlooked factor is the trouble young men have in finding steady, well-paid jobs.<p>TOKYO—Japan’s population is shrinking. For the first time since the government started keeping track more than a century ago, there …

The Workplace

Is This the Woman Who Will Save Uber?

A little over a year before Bozoma Saint John became the first chief brand officer at Uber, the transportation company’s best hope to rehabilitate its tarnished image, she hailed a ride from the Four Seasons hotel in Austin, Tex., to a nearby business dinner. What pulled up was a wreck.<p>“Hey, …

Iggy Pop

How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists away

‘25 million plays, and zero dollars’<p>In December 2012, as part of a major redesign, SoundCloud introduced a feature called the repost. Similar to Tumblr’s reblog or Twitter’s retweet, reposts were designed as a way to help new music spread virally. But from the start, artists abused the feature by …

Music

Jordan Spieth comes up huge at just the right time

SOUTHPORT, England – Now THAT was clutch.<p>What Jordan Spieth did on the final nine of the 146th Open Championship goes far beyond the customary, time-honored standard of golfing winners simply “getting it done.”<p>What happened at Royal Birkdale on Sunday wasn’t clinical. It was a passion play. …

Golf

Do the Right Thing

After making two hugely acclaimed movies on contemporary international warfare, director Kathryn Bigelow turns her camera backward to the 1967 Detroit riots, where white cops played a "death game" with a group of young black men and two white women at the Algiers Motel. Reverend, professor, and …

Black Lives Matter

'There's A 20 Minute Line To Leave' - How Pokémon GO Fest Almost Became Gaming's Fyre Festival

It was supposed to be a celebration of how far <i>Pokémon GO</i> had come in its first year, a victory lap for a game that has broken every mobile recording on the planet, and was about to debut its most coveted update to date in the form of Legendary Pokémon.<p>Instead, Chicago’s Pokémon GO Fest was a …

Pokémon

The best film and TV trailers from San Diego Comic Con 2017 - including Justice League, Stranger Things and a few surprises

It's the best time of year for film and TV fans - when all the trailers and clips drop at Comic-Con.<p>There's been plenty already from San Diego …

Comic-Con

Who’s Winning the Fight for the Best In-Car Technology?

There was a time when buyers measured the appeal of a vehicle based on such things as styling, performance or the availability of features like power windows and leather seats. But these days, shoppers are seeking out the vehicles that offer the most seamless and powerful digital technologies.<p>Next …

Transportation

As Workouts Intensify, a Harmful Side Effect Grows More Common

Three years ago, Christina D’Ambrosio went to her first spin class, pedaling fast on a stationary bike to the rhythms of popular music as an instructor shouted motivation.<p>But Ms. D’Ambrosio, who exercises regularly, found the hourlong class was harder than she anticipated. By the end her legs were …

Exercise

The untouchable Hope Hicks

Trump's 28-year-old communications adviser has earned the president's trust by letting him do just as he pleases when it comes to dealing with the press.<p>Hope Hicks was celebrating a family wedding at a Bermuda golf club the weekend after Donald Trump was elected president when she overheard members …

Donald Trump

Inside Instagram’s reinvention

How Kevin Systrom got over minimalism and snapped into building mode.<p>Toward the tail end of 2015, Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram, came to a realization: The photo-sharing app he had founded five years earlier was straying too far from its roots.<p>Instagram was growing, yes, and finally …

Social Media

Writers dish on scoops that slipped away

Image via Pixabay<p><b>Far as I know,</b> I never got scooped on a story. But it almost happened: I’d spent several years working on a true crime piece about a …

Journalism

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

The Brain

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …

Parenting

What It's Like To Be Trans At The Beach

The two tools that got me through my earliest experiences of being a trans person on the beach were: 1) Alcohol and 2) Laura Dern.<p>The first time, I was on vacation with my family in Myrtle Beach, SC, and I was utterly terrified. Still in the thrust of medically transitioning, I was experiencing …

LGBTQ

Seize the Hollywood Sign

The neighborhood below the landmark grew up with the city, but now LA must destroy Hollywoodland to save itself<p>There’s a woman who wants to get rid of the Hollywood Sign. I can’t blame the impulse: It looks so good attacked by tornadoes and aliens; there’s such a rush in the slow creak and the …

Los Angeles

The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

Meat

The Women Who Married Into ISIS Are Now Filled With Regret

“We were looking for paradise but all we got was hell.”<p>Posted on July 20, 2017, 18:28 GMT<p>Andrea DiCenzo for BuzzFeed News<p>Nadja Ramadan holds her daughter for a portrait in Raqqa, Syria.<p>AIN AL-ISSA, Syria — Aisha Khaddad was an English teacher, a wife and mother to two small children with another on …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Scaramucci took winding path but finally landed a top job with Trump

President Trump’s decision to bring Anthony Scaramucci into a top White House role represents a remarkable political ascension for the investment veteran, who had bounced around several Republican campaigns before striking gold as a full-throated Trump supporter.<p>Scaramucci, known as “the Mooch,” is …

Donald Trump

After Decades of War, Colombian Farmers Face a New Test: Peace

LOS RÍOS, Colombia — Every three months or so, Javier Tupaz, a father of six, heads downhill from his clapboard home to work in his cocaine laboratory.<p>Under a black tent in the jungle, he shovels coca leaves into a giant vat with gasoline, then adds cement powder — the first steps in his cocaine …

Farming

Why Are There Two Sexes?

Sex is one of the greatest mysteries in biology. Why on earth do most large complex animals have two sexes? Asexual reproduction can efficiently …

Evolution

Clean raving: how club culture went wild for wellness

With non-alcoholic raves thriving and nightclubs serving up meditation and hip-hop yoga, a new breed of promoter is bringing mindfulness to the masses<p>The stench of dead flesh and discarded bones wafts through a chattering crowd dressed in sequins, wacky wigs and neon Lycra. It’s 7am, and hundreds …

Music

How Michael Phelps Prepared to Race a Great White Shark

We’re guessing Phelps’s Shark Week race was his hardest yet.<p>What kind of opponent could intimidate a swimmer with multiple Olympic gold medals? How about a great white shark?<p>On Sunday, <b>Michael Phelps</b>—the most decorated Olympian in history—will, indeed, face off against one of nature’s most gifted …

Michael Phelps

Elite ‘Glue Guys’ 101

In 2008, after we had lost to the Rays in the ALCS, I was in the Red Sox clubhouse cleaning out my locker when Theo Epstein walked in and asked to …

Baseball

Why a humble fish shack attracts Dubai's high rollers

Dubai, UAE (CNN) — Big and blingy is not always best in Dubai.<p>While the glitz thrusts further skyward or deeper into the Arabian Gulf, one humble fish restaurant in the shadow of the luxury Burj Al Arab skyscraper hotel bucks the trend.<p>Bu Qtair peddles simple seafood and fresh fish cooked in its …

Burj Al Arab

Exercise on Vacation: Essential or Pure Evil?

For the past week or so I’ve been on a family “vacation”—I put vacation in quotes, because who really goes on vacation anymore? It’s 2017, lazybones—nobody unplugs. I spent a half-hour this morning running around my in-laws’ waterside idyll trying to locate Wi-Fi so I could file this column. When I …

Fitness

11 things you need to know before going on your first safari

Before my first trip to Kenya, I’d done a little reading, but nothing could have really prepared me for what I was about to experience. When our tiny …

Travel

The Unlikely Rise of … Shuffleboard?

Tom Petty and REO Speedwagon boomed off the grandstand seats. Players were illuminated by twinkling white Christmas lights hanging from the rafters …

United States