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Twenty Years Later, Everything Is The Truman Show

Jim Carrey, Peter Weir, Andrew Niccol, Laura Linney, and Sherry Lansing thought their paranoid dramedy seemed absurd—until life began to imitate art.<p>Two decades ago, <i>The Truman Show</i> seemed preposterous. “We would laugh about how unrealistic some of it seemed,” said co-star <b>Laura Linney,</b> remembering …

Comedy

How Fortnite Captured Teens’ Hearts and Minds

The craze for the third-person shooter game has elements of Beatlemania, the opioid crisis, and eating Tide Pods.<p>It was getting late in Tomato Town. The storm was closing in, and meteors pelted the ground. Gizzard Lizard had made his way there after plundering the sparsely populated barns and …

The Post-Millennial Generation Is Here

… and they're working at the Museum of Ice Cream.<p>To get a job at the Museum of Ice Cream, hopeful future employees show up at the weekly casting call, Tuesdays at noon. They head to the former Savings Union Bank in San Francisco’s financial district, where pink banners announce, in minimalist font, …

Pew Research Center

The Diet That Might Cure Depression

Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors suggested, are actually dangerous …

Holistic Medicine

The Surprising Reason that There Are So Many Thai Restaurants in America

You may have noticed that the ratio of Thai restaurants to Thai people in the US is high—and it's no coincidence.<p>During my three years in New York City, Thai food was my default takeout and delivery order. This was a matter of both convenience and taste—there was a Thai spot on practically every …

7 Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Leadership Skills Overnight

This is taking your leadership to a whole new level, again.<p>Remember those old and scratchy vinyl records that would skip and play the same thing over and over until you moved the needle? (I know I'm showing my age, play along.)<p>Well, the Gallup Organization has been playing a tune now for over three …

Leadership

Can Social Media Be Saved?

I don’t need to tell you that something is wrong with social media.<p>You’ve probably experienced it yourself. Maybe it’s the way you feel while scrolling through your Twitter feed — anxious, twitchy, a little world weary — or your unease when you see a child watching YouTube videos, knowing she’s …

The Devastating Loophole That Sticks Car Buyers With Interest Rates That Would Be Otherwise Illegal

On June 19, 2015, Bronx resident Carlos Guerrero-Roa went to an auto dealer in Brooklyn to purchase a 2005 Lexus RX that was being advertised online …

Finance

What smartphone photography is doing to our memories - Vox

Sharing photos may subtly change what — and how — we remember.<p>Though they may appear crystal clear in our minds, our memories are not a carbon copy of the events we witnessed.<p>Every time we recall a memory, we may accidentally alter it or diminish its accuracy. Even trivial memories are easily …

Psychology

Meet the man whose voice became Stephen Hawking's

Stephen Hawking's computer-generated voice is so iconic that it's trademarked — The filmmakers behind <i>The Theory of Everything</i> had to get Hawking's …

Maverick Is Back — The 'Top Gun' Sequel Starts Filming This Summer

If Tom Cruise's training is anything like it was for the original, he may need a puke bag.<p>We have waited decades for the <i>Top Gun</i> sequel, and the movie now looks like it's finally moving ahead.<p><i>Top Gun: Maverick</i> will reportedly start shooting this summer, according to <i>Omega Underground</i>, following its …

Google Maps has a 'Mario Time' feature, and it's as awesome as it sounds

Google might have outdone itself with the best Google Maps easter egg yet.<p>The latest version of the app includes a new 'Mario Time' feature that …

Google quietly announces plans to make over the internet as we know it

Google is beginning a journey to transform the mobile web as we know it — but they're trying to play it cool, guys.<p>In a blog post that was …

Here's What Abstinence-Only Sex-Ed Would Actually Look Like Under Trump

Jimmy Kimmel's pamphlet on abstinence will help you safely have an affair with a porn star.<p>President Donald Trump's administration is pushing for abstinence-only sex-ed programs<br>• Trump allegedly paid $130,000 to cover up a 2006 affair with porn star Stormy Daniels<br>• Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at the seeming …

Donald Trump

What Will Health Care Look Like Once Smart Speakers Are Everywhere?

Voice-powered technologies such as Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana, are changing the way people shop, drive cars, and manage their homes. Studies have suggested that, by 2020, 50% of all searches will be conducted by voice and smart speakers are expected to reach 55% of U.S. households …

Digital Health

People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think

A philosopher explains why addiction isn’t a moral failure.<p>The American opioid epidemic claimed 42,300 lives in 2016 alone. While the public policy challenge is daunting, the problem isn’t that we lack any effective treatment options. The data shows that we could save many lives by expanding …

Drug Addiction

9-Step Cheat Sheet to Stealing Your Competition’s Best Content Ideas

Creating quality content that people want to share is the best way to boost your brand’s growth.If people want to read, view, share and talk about …

Why the PDF Is Secretly the World's Most Important File Format

The story of the PDF, the file format that’s become one of the internet’s defining information tools. It’ll be with us after we’re long gone.<p><i>A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail.</i><p>The Portable Document Format, or PDF, …

How Two Photographers Unknowingly Shot the Same Millisecond in Time

On March 3rd, during a large East Coast winter storm, I headed to the ocean to capture some wave action. My travels eventually took me to Great …

'Looks good enough to eat': inside the home of Japan's fake food industry

With a gentle swish through hot water, and some deft tearing and shaping, Kurumi Kono turns a rectangular sheet of white and green wax into what, improbably, is quickly coming to resemble an iceberg lettuce.<p>Kono makes it look deceptively easy. “Place it in your hands and pull out the edges like …

Japan

MicroBot Push - Wireless Robotic Button Pusher for Smart Home Automation (Platinum White)

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>Press buttons and switches remotely and manually<p>Works with rocker switches, protruding push buttons, …

Using the Echo to control a power switch.

Using Alexa to Control Power<p>Compatible Devices<p>This applies to DLI WiFi products like the Ethernet Power Controller 5, the Pro Switch. and the DIN …

Busting the Myth of ‘Welfare Makes People Lazy’

Cash assistance isn’t just a moral imperative that raises living standards. It’s also a critical investment in the health and future careers of low-income kids.<p>“Welfare makes people lazy.” The notion is buried so deep within mainstream political thought that it can often be stated without evidence. …

Income Inequality

21 Actionable Google Analytics Tips That’ll Boost Your Sales

Google Analytics is a powerhouse of data.Any marketer using Google Analytics is rich in data. But knowing how to navigate its complex platform to put …

Try These 4 Moves to Get the 6-Pack of Your Dreams

You don't need fancy equipment to get the stomach you've always wanted.<p>Here's the unfortunate truth about building a rock-hard stomach: it doesn’t happen overnight. The good news? You don't need tons of fancy equipment to get the abs you've always wanted, thanks to these four moves recommended by …

Why social media surveillance isn't the answer to our gun crisis

In 2014, Tashfeen Malik's family in Pakistan started to worry about her Facebook posts.<p>It was the religious extremism that concerned them, a family …

What's killing more pedestrians: smartphones or legal weed?

There were roughly 6,000 pedestrians killed in car accidents in the U.S. in 2017. That's the same high level of pedestrian fatalities as was recorded …

The Lottery Hackers - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Jason Fagone<p>Jason is an investigative reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle. His work has appeared The New York Times, GQ, New York and Wired. His latest book, <i>The Woman Who Smashed Codes</i>, about the American codebreaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman, was published in 2017.<p>Photography - …

A New Craft Beer Hotel Will Have a Tap in Every Room—and Cold Beers in the Shower

Beer lovers can soon spend their days surrounded by their favorite drink as the world’s first craft beer hotel is underway thanks to independent …

We need new ways of treating depression

Experts are now looking to the social and environmental causes of the disorder affecting millions.<p>As the 21st century was beginning, a South African psychiatrist named Derek Summerfield happened to be in Cambodia conducting some research on the psychological effects of unexploded land mines — at a …