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Billie Jean King Plays to Win

Sep 19, 2017<p>Billie Jean King once said this:<p>Ever since that day when I was 11 years old and I wasn’t allowed in a photo because I wasn’t wearing a …

Tennis

‘It’s two different games’: Why college football is more fun than the NFL

Kevin Wright, the head football coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., opened a video on his computer screen and chuckled. It had been recommended by a friend who coaches a youth team of kids with necks barely strong enough to bear the weight of a helmet. It was an odd place to find the roots of …

College Football

Can Techie Parents Reinvent School For Everyone–Or Just Their Rich Kids?

Silicon Valley veterans are ditching fast-track careers and going all-in with their time and money as they reimagine education for their children.<p>Six-year-old Tiana had just gotten her ice cream machine working for the first time, and she was triumphant. Wrapped in hot pink decorations and duct …

Education

15 Secretive Places You Can Now See on Google Earth (And 3 You Can't)

Photo Credit: CNES/Airbus/Google<p>Slide 1 of 37<p>Blurred out and pixelated<p>The advent of easily-accessible satellite imagery in the form of Google Maps …

Google Earth

These Women Are the Last Thing Standing Between You and Nuclear War

As tensions rise between the United States and North Korea, an elite squad of Air Force officers wait for the call the world hopes never comes.<p>The capsule is the size of a shipping container. At one end is a single bunk sectioned off by a red blackout curtain. At the other is a stall with a toilet …

North Korea

Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms

Like virtually all Democrats, Tim Ryan is no fan of Donald Trump. But as he speeds through his northeastern Ohio district in a silver Chevy Suburban, …

Bernie Sanders

There and Back Again

What J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Hobbit still has to offer, 80 years after its publication<p>“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” So began the legendarium that dominated a genre, changed Western literature and the field of linguistics, created a tapestry of characters and mythology that …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment

On Wednesday, in response to a ProPublica report that Facebook enabled advertisers to target users with offensive terms like “Jew hater,” Sheryl Sandberg, the company’s chief operating officer, apologized and vowed that the company would adjust its ad-buying tools to prevent similar problems in the …

Google News

What is a 'Dotard'?

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had some choice words for US President Donald Trump Friday, accusing the American leader of "mentally deranged behavior."<p>But it was Kim's use of the term "dotard," that has set the internet alight. While not widely used today, the insult is centuries old, …

North Korea

Indie Bookstores Embrace the Side Hustle

A rebounding industry is finding success by doing what Amazon can’t. So grab a drink, make some friends, and stay awhile.<p>Donna Paz Kaufman has grown used to hearing the melodramatic doom and gloom soundtrack around bookstores. “Every decade I’ve been in this business, somebody has said bookstores …

Publishing

More Than 1,200 Museums Will Be Free to Enter This Weekend

The 13th annual Museum Day Live has your weekend all planned out.<p>Cancel your weekend plans, because the Smithsonian Institution is giving Americans the perfect excuse to be tourists in their own cities. On Saturday, September 23, more than 1,200 museums around the country will be offering free …

The Arts

There Are 100 Days Left in 2017. Here's How to Achieve Your Most Important Goal Before the Year Ends

One hundred days is the perfect time period to achieve a big goal. Here's how to make it happen.<p>There are 100 days left in in the year. How are your 2017 goals coming along?<p>For most people (me among them), there are things you wanted to accomplish that you haven't even started yet. Fortunately, 100 …

Productivity

How to Help Victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Where to send your money<p>Puerto Rico this week was rocked by Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm and the strongest to hit the area in 80 years. Maria …

Caribbean

A Heroic Woman Chartered a Plane to Rescue 300 Animals from Hurricane Maria

"I did it because it had to be done."<p>In the wake of Hurricane Irma, we've certainly seen some heartwarming animal rescue missions. But one Virginia …

Hurricane Maria

Vietnamese Egg Coffee Is the Best Thing You'll Try All Year

You might think that a macchiato made with turmeric is a wacky by-product of our Instagram-obsessed U.S. food culture, but over in Hanoi, the capital …

Coffee

The Horrifying Devices People Use To Beautify Themselves

Face slimmer or medieval torture device?<p>The internet has given rise to a slew of weird beauty products: eyelid trainers straight out of <i>A Clockwork Orange</i>. Face-slimming masks that look like torture devices. Suction lip plumpers that recall dentistry tools, rather than Kylie Jenner’s smoochers.<p>The …

Beauty

Diamonds Aren’t Forever: 5 Bygone Ballparks of New York

When shortstop Don Zimmer’s throw settled into first baseman Gil Hodges’s glove to seal a 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates 60 years ago this month, the Dodgers had played their final game in Brooklyn. With the Dodgers gone from Brooklyn, so was professional baseball at their longtime …

New York Giants

Our Absolute Best Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Ring in the new year with open hearts and good appetites<p>Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year and the first of the religion's High …

Foodies

10 Books About Coding to Inspire Girls to Lead the Next Tech Revolution

The first computer programmer was a woman: Ada Lovelace. And while women only make up about 26% of the computing workforce, as of 2016, that number …

Inspiration

Content Marketing Conversations: Citrix’s Justin Levy on Why Wikipedia Matters for Your Content Strategy

When you Google a company, and it’s a big enough brand, chances are its Wikipedia page will be one of the top search results. But how often do companies include Wikipedia as part of their content strategies? (Congratulations if you do!) And who’s aware of the challenges and pitfalls that come with …

The Oldest Restaurant in Kabul: Where Tradition Trumps Rockets

<i>Maija Liuhto | Longreads | September 2017 | 10 minutes (2875 words)</i><p>In the Old City of Kabul, there is an area known as Ka Forushi, the bird market. …

Afghanistan

The Wall – An in-depth examination of Donald Trump's border wall

Donald Trump

Is Internet Porn Making Young Men Impotent?

Thousands of men claim that porn addiction has led to erectile dysfunction – but many in the the medical community are skeptical<p>One afternoon last …

Health

Ibram Kendi, one of the nation’s leading scholars of racism, says education and love are not the answer

Founder of new anti-racism center at American University sees impact of policy, culture on black athletes<p>It’s a Wednesday night at a bookstore in a …

Racism

Iris van Herpen’s Hi-Tech Couture

Several years ago, Iris van Herpen, a Dutch fashion designer, began visiting <i>CERN</i>, the center for particle research near Geneva. Van Herpen, who is thirty-three, does not have a background in science; she attended design school in Arnhem, a small city in the Netherlands. Yet she regularly draws …

Couture

People Are Watching This Election To See If Fascism Is Making A Comeback In Italy

Seventy-two years after the death of the former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, fascist movements are aiming to return to national politics. And anger against immigrants is propelling nationalists across the country.<p>ROME — A priest and a fascist will face off this fall in an election in Rome …

Italy

At Mexican School Hit by Quake, Heartbreak and Dwindling Hope

MEXICO CITY — Gustavo López recognized the boy’s clothes first.<p>His tiny frame, pulled from the wreckage, lay over the jagged pieces of what remained of the school. It was his 7-year-old son.<p>He sat in shock for hours, quietly trying to maintain strength for his 9-year-old daughter, who had escaped …

Mexico City

This nuclear explosion simulator shows where radioactive fallout would go using today's weather

• <b>Nukemap lets you simulate nuclear explosions on an interactive map.</b>• <b><br>A science historian created the tool years ago but recently updated it.</b>• <b><br>The new version uses real-time weather conditions to estimate a blast's radioactive fallout zones.</b>• <b><br>The new version can also export data to 3D mapping software</b> …

War

10 Amazing Real-Life Bill Murray Stories That Prove The Man’s A Total Legend

Over the weekend, a man tweeted a picture of <b>Bill Murray</b> brazenly nicking a chip off his friend’s plate while they grabbed a quick snack at Martha’s …

Bill Murray

The Road Goes on Forever and the Story Never Ends

Lance Armstrong is telling a story. He is seated at a boisterous table in a barbecue joint in Aspen, Colorado, along with his five children, ages 6 to 17, his fiancée, assorted friends, and a reporter. Behind the restaurant rise the lush green slopes of 10,000-foot Buttermilk Mountain, which in …

Cycling