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How to Detach Emotionally From Work

Years ago, at an <i>Office Space</i>–type job, I had the thrilling task of organizing a digital system for our documents. It was not a particularly exciting …

Self-help

France Is Debating Whether French Is Sexist

Is the grammar of liberté, égalité, fraternité inherently chauvinistic?<p>In early September, French President Emmanuel Macron paid a visit to …

Sexual Harassment

Why Cozying Up to Trump Works

America First, here we come. “I am always going to put America first,” U.S. President Donald Trump told his counterparts at the Asia-Pacific Economic …

Donald Trump

Photos of Thatcher’s Britain reveal the flashpoints of today

During the 1980s, Chris Steele-Perkins took photos of all sections of society, including National Front supporters and drunken brawlers in a nightclub. In the tenth video of BBC Culture’s Through the Lens series, he discusses images that reveal the flashpoints of today.<p>“Photography, to me, is about …

Ignored By Big Telecom, Detroit's Marginalized Communities Are Building Their Own Internet

40 percent of Detroit residents don't have any access to internet at all.<p>Being stuck without access to the internet is often thought of as a problem only for rural America. But even in some of America’s biggest cities, a significant portion of the population can’t get online.<p>Take Detroit, where 40 …

These pictures capture Britain’s Brutalist vision of urban utopias

Lecture slides tour the inspirations and realizations of a national housing program<p>Decaying urban centers were overcrowded and infrastructure was …

The myth of the male bumbler

Male bumblers are an epidemic.<p>These men are, should you not recognize the type, wide-eyed and perennially confused. What's the difference, the male …

The Trouble With Scientists - Issue 54: The Unspoken

Sometimes it seems surprising that science functions at all. In 2005, medical science was shaken by a paper with the provocative title “Why most …

Psychology

The Cause and Consequences of the Retail Apocalypse

The Macy’s near my house is closing early next year. The mall where it’s located has seen less and less foot traffic over the years, and losing its …

Your company’s Slack is probably sexist

Slack is the bane and the lifeblood of my workplace communication.<p>Here at Quartz, the workplace messaging app is ubiquitous. Our newsroom uses Slack, which recently raised a quarter-billion dollars, to connect to our bureaus around the world and to colleagues one desk over, with news discussions, …

Feminism

The fatal flaw of neoliberalism: it's bad economics

Neoliberalism and its usual prescriptions – always more markets, always less government – are in fact a perversion of mainstream economics. By Dani Rodrik<p>As even its harshest critics concede, neoliberalism is hard to pin down. In broad terms, it denotes a preference for markets over government, …

Economics

'Promise Me': Joe Biden On Loss, Grief And Recovery

It hit him one day riding his bicycle on the hard sand at the beach during a family vacation. He had taken this ride plenty of times before.<p>But this time was different for Joe Biden.<p>"The Secret Service agents were well back, trailing me in their dune buggies," he writes. "Nobody else was around. …

How you should design your home to maximize happiness

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Explorer and the author of "The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World's Happiest People." Here, he shares his insights on how to design your own home, so you can feel more overall happiness.<p><b>Dan Buettner:</b> My name is Dan Buettner. I'm a National …

Happiness

Disney's Star Tours Ride May Be Making Some Huge Changes

This week, <i>The Last Jedi</i> planet of Crait is being added to the Star Tours ride at Disney parks in Florida and Anaheim. However, that may be just one …

A Parisian Neighbourhood's Hidden Architectural Secrets And Mysteries

Parc des Buttes Chaumont<p>The Parc des Buttes Chaumont is the shining highlight of this neighbourhood, a peaceful and relaxing expanse of nature …

Europe’s Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets

If you’re looking for the middle of nowhere, the Bjaeldskovdal bog is a good place to start. It lies six miles outside the small town of Silkeborg in …

Archaeology

Researchers suggest delusion may be at the heart of conservative hatred of Obamacare

This week’s open enrollment for Obamacare once again made me wonder: How can conservatives be so convinced of the healthcare law’s failure when the opposite is demonstrably clear? Obamacare is far from perfect, but it’s in no way a “disaster,” a “catastrophe” or “imploding.”<p>In 2010, the year the …

Health Care

The Shadow Government Working to Save Obamacare From Collapse

With the Trump administration refusing to promote open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, a cadre of former Obama officials steps in to fill the void—with an assist from the ex-president himself.<p>On the first day of open enrollment for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act for 2018, …

Health Care

Do psychopaths really make better leaders?

Psychopathic personality traits are often seen as desirable in the corporate environment, but research suggests they can do more harm than good.<p>Take a look around your office. Would you classify any of your colleagues as psychopathic?<p>While it may be a term more often associated with film industry …

Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web

02 novembre 2017 — Parimal Satyal<p>We're quietly replacing an open web that connects and empowers with one that restricts and commoditizes people. We …

Here's what it's like to take a $150,000 trip around the world on a private jet

For most travelers flying out of Miami International Airport, the experience is far from glamorous, with harrowingly long lines and — if you're lucky …

British Folk Horror Is Back, and It's Scarier Than Ever

Move over zombies—a new subgenre is here to spook us all.<p>Enough with the undead. The predictable outcomes—zombie eats human, human slays zombie, human turns on human, because we're a bunch of dumb asses who never learn—have left a worn circle. If I'm subjected to one more thrifty production of the …

4 mistakes you’re probably making that hurt your fitness progress, according to a celebrity trainer

Alexander Hassenstein / Getty<p><b>Celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins told INSIDER some of the common mistakes people make that hurt their progress.</b>• <b><br>His main</b> …

Exercise

Russian Revolution wasn’t slow to degenerate | Letters

The early years of the revolution saw suppression, slave labour and executions, says <b>John Medhurst</b><p>Though lauding the historical literacy of Russian workers in 1917, Paul Mason didn’t demonstrate much himself (Those who lived through the Russian Revolution understood history – unlike us, G2, 31 …

Trump, Assange, Bannon, Farage… bound together in an unholy alliance | Carole Cadwalladr

The WikiLeaks founder’s astonishing admission should prompt MPs finally to start asking questions<p>Last Wednesday, 11 months into Donald Trump’s new world order, in the first year of normalisation, a sudden unblurring of lines took place. A shift. A door of perception swung open.<p>Because that was the …

Donald Trump

A Guide to Bangkok's Luxury Megamalls

Milan, Paris, New York – these are cities that are known the world over for their fearless fashions, trendy people and luxury shopping experiences. …

18 of the greatest photographs from 125 years of National Geographic

Travel Photography

How Snapchat Has Kept Itself Free of Fake News

To get a sense of how rough things are for Snapchat, consider the Dancing Hot Dog. In June the disappearing-messages app began letting users overlay …

40+ Hours Around The World In Emirates First Class For 125,000 Points, And How...

Showers, Dom Perignon, Comfort And Sleep…<p>Many people crave a shower after a long flight, but few get the opportunity to take on in mid air. Emirates …